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El Gordo fever: Spain enthralled by annual Christmas lottery

El Gordo fever: Spain enthralled by annual Christmas lottery

BARCELONA, Spain — Those holding ticket number 03347 struck it rich Saturday when they won the top prize in Spain's famous Christmas lottery. The lottery, known as El Gordo, or "The Fat One," dished out 2.4 billion euros ($2.

Turkey opens probe of actors' alleged TV insults of Erdogan

ISTANBUL — Turkey's official news agency says prosecutors are investigating two prominent actors for comments on a television program.
Debby Ryan, Twenty One Pilots drummer Josh Dun are engaged

Debby Ryan, Twenty One Pilots drummer Josh Dun are engaged

NEW YORK — Actress Debby Ryan and Twenty One Pilots drummer Josh Dun are engaged. Both Ryan and Dun announced their engagement on social media Saturday. The 30-year-old Dun proposed to the 25-year-old Ryan in a treehouse in New Zealand.
'Aquaman' outswims 'Poppins,' 'Bumblebee' with $67.4M debut

'Aquaman' outswims 'Poppins,' 'Bumblebee' with $67.4M debut

NEW YORK — In a flood of new releases, "Aquaman" easily swam past "Mary Poppins Returns" and "Bumblebee" to lead the busy pre-Christmas weekend with an estimated $67.4 million over the weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday.

Ex-'Teen Mom 2' star faces charges over truck towing

WILMINGTON, N.C. — Police in North Carolina say they're planning to charge a man formerly featured on "Teen Mom 2" for towing someone else's truck out of a parking space without permission.

French prime minister defends police targeted by protesters

PARIS — France's prime minister met Monday with police officers targeted by violent yellow vest protesters, in a show of support amid growing concerns about growing brutality from both sides.
Bangladesh deploys soldiers ahead of next Sunday's elections

Bangladesh deploys soldiers ahead of next Sunday's elections

DHAKA, Bangladesh — Thousands of army soldiers are being deployed across Bangladesh to provide security and help conduct national elections next Sunday. The deployment began early Monday and the soldiers will be on duty until Jan.

Car thief in Norway gets trapped and calls police to get out

COPENHAGEN — A car thief had to call the police to ask for help after he was trapped inside the car he was trying to steal.