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Bottle of lotion led to evacuation of Florida airport

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Sheriff’s investigators say a “suspicious package” flagged during the screening process at Florida’s Daytona Beach International Airport turned out to be a bottle of lotion.
Sweden discontinues Assange rape investigation

Sweden discontinues Assange rape investigation

STOCKHOLM — Sweden on Tuesday dropped its investigation into an alleged rape by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is currently in prison in Britain.

Dad facing charges after toddler accidentally shoots mom

DERRY, Pa. — A woman was accidentally shot and wounded when she tried to take a loaded gun from her toddler son at the family’s Pennsylvania home.
Israeli military says 4 rockets fired from Syria intercepted

Israeli military says 4 rockets fired from Syria intercepted

JERUSALEM — The Israeli military said it intercepted four incoming rockets from Syria on Tuesday and explosions were heard shortly after that in Damascus, a week after another Israeli strike targeted a top Palestinian militant in the Syrian capital.
Prince Andrew faces more disgrace as business backers leave

Prince Andrew faces more disgrace as business backers leave

LONDON — Britain’s Prince Andrew is facing further disgrace as charitable backers begin to distance themselves from him amid unfavourable fallout of an interview on his friendship with sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

ITF moves Pakistan-India Davis Cup matchup to Kazakhstan

ISLAMABAD — The International Tennis Federation has moved Pakistan’s Davis Cup matchup against India to a neutral venue in Kazakhstan. The best-of-five series between the fierce political rivals will be played in Nur-Sultan on Nov. 29-30.
Taliban free US, Australian hostage for 3 Taliban figures

Taliban free US, Australian hostage for 3 Taliban figures

ISLAMABAD — The Taliban freed an American and an Australian held hostage since 2016 on Tuesday, in exchange for three top Taliban figures who were released by the Kabul government and flown out of Afghanistan the previous day.
Police surround last holdouts at Hong Kong university

Police surround last holdouts at Hong Kong university

HONG KONG — About 100 anti-government protesters remained holed up at a Hong Kong university Tuesday, their choices dwindling along with their food supplies as they braced for the endgame in a police siege of the campus that entered its third day.
US angers Palestinians with reversal on Israeli settlements

US angers Palestinians with reversal on Israeli settlements

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Monday said it no longer considers Israeli settlements in the West Bank to be a violation of international law, reversing four decades of American policy and further undermining the Palestinians’ effort to gai
Ex-PM Sharif leaves Pakistan for medical treatment in London

Ex-PM Sharif leaves Pakistan for medical treatment in London

LAHORE, Pakistan — Pakistan’s ailing former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who was convicted of corruption, left the country on Tuesday to travel to London for medical treatment.