Czech president leads voting, but will face runoff election

Czech President and presidential candidate Milos Zeman attends a press conference after the first round of presidential voting in Prague on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018. Milos Zeman will face a runoff election in two weeks against former head of the country's Academy of Sciences Jiri Drahos. (Michal Kamaryt/CTK via AP)

PRAGUE (AP) — Czech President Milos Zeman failed to win re-election during the first round of a presidential election Saturday and will face a runoff in two weeks against the former head of the country’s Academy of Sciences.

Trump gets ‘excellent health” report from WH doctor

President Donald Trump shakes hands with White House physician Dr. Ronny Jackson as he boards Marine One as he leaves Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, after his first medical check-up as president. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s White House physician declared him in “excellent health” after the president received his first medical checkup at Walter Reed military hospital on Friday, undergoing a physical examination amid suggestions in a recent book and by his detractors that he’s mentally unfit.

IS group offshoot claims 2017 Niger attack on U.S. soldiers

FILE - These images provided by the U.S. Army show, from left, Staff Sgt. Bryan C. Black, 35, of Puyallup, Wash.; Staff Sgt. Jeremiah W. Johnson, 39, of Springboro, Ohio; Sgt. La David Johnson of Miami Gardens, Fla.; and Staff Sgt. Dustin M. Wright, 29, of Lyons, Ga. All four were killed in Niger, when a joint patrol of American and Niger forces was ambushed on Oct. 4, 2017, by militants believed linked to the Islamic State group. The Mauritanian Nouakchott News Agency reported Friday, Jan. 12, 2018 that Abu al-Walid al-Sahrawi with the self-professed IS affiliate claimed responsibility for the Oct. 4 ambush about 120 miles (200 kilometers) north of Niger's capital, Niamey. (U.S. Army via AP)

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — An Islamic State group offshoot is claiming it carried out the October attack in Niger that killed four U.S. soldiers and four Nigerien troops and sparked questions about U.S. military involvement in West Africa’s vast Sahel region.

Trump defends vulgar immigrant comments, partly denies them

President Donald Trump gestures as he boards Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, to travel to Palm Beach International Airport in West Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump offered a partial denial in public but privately defended his extraordinary remarks disparaging Haitians and African countries.

Frustrations, tragedy mount for California mudslide town

This photo provided by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department shows firefighters making secondary searches on homes damaged and destroyed by deadly rain and mudflow in Montecito, Calif., Friday, Jan. 12, 2018. Dozens of homes were swept away or heavily damaged and several people were killed Tuesday, Jan. 9, as downpours sent mud and boulders roaring down hills stripped of vegetation by a the gigantic Thomas wildfire that raged in Southern California last month. (Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP)

MONTECITO, Calif. (AP) — Frustrations and dark discoveries mounted for a California town ravaged by a deadly and destructive mudslide.

Trump’s nuclear strategy seeks new weapons to counter Russia

FILE - In this July 20, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump stops to answer a reporter's question after greeting military personnel during a visit to the Pentagon. Watching is Vice President Mike Pence. With Russia in mind, the Trump administration is aiming to develop new nuclear firepower that it says will make it easier to deter threats to European allies. The plan, not yet approved by President Donald Trump, is intended to make nuclear conflict less likely, but critics argue it would do the opposite. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

WASHINGTON (AP) — With Russia in mind, the Trump administration is aiming to develop new nuclear firepower that it says will make it easier to deter threats to European allies.

Records: FBI knew Las Vegas gunman had big gun stashes

FILE - This Oct. 2, 2017 file photo shows police tape blocking off the home of Stephen Craig Paddock in Mesquite, Nev. A federal judge is being asked to unseal documents telling what federal agents learned before searching properties belonging to the gunman responsible for the Oct. 1, 2017 massacre on the Las Vegas Strip. Prosecutors aren't opposing a Friday, Jan. 12, 2018 request from media organizations for U.S. District Judge Jennifer Dorsey to release redacted affidavits underlying warrants for locations including Stephen Paddock's home in Mesquite. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — FBI agents knew the gunman behind the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history left behind big caches of guns, ammunition and explosives when they sought warrants to search his properties and online accounts, according to court documents released Friday.

Report: Trump lawyer brokered $130,000 payment to porn star

FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen appears in front of members of the media after a closed door meeting with the Senate Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill, in Washington. Trump's personal lawyer, Cohen, brokered a $130,000 payment to a porn actress to prevent her from publicly discussing an alleged sexual encounter with Trump, according to a report Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, in The Wall Street Journal. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer brokered a $130,000 payment to a porn actress to prevent her from publicly discussing an alleged sexual encounter with Trump, according to a report Friday in The Wall Street Journal.

On earthquake anniversary, Haitians trying to rebuild

In this Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018 photo, a bullhorn preacher evangelizes to the passing residents of the Caradeux refugee camp set up nearly eight years ago for people displaced by the 2010 earthquake, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Just before 5 p.m. on Jan. 12, 2010 a magnitude 7.0 earthquake upended life in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, killing more than 300,000 people by some estimates and destroying hundreds of thousands of homes. For many of those left homeless, life hasn’t yet returned to normal. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Eight years ago, a magnitude 7.0 earthquake upended life in Haiti, killing more than 300,000 people by some estimates and destroying hundreds of thousands of homes. For many of those left homeless, life hasn’t yet returned to normal.

Sex abuse, political turmoil overshadow pope in Chile, Peru

FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2017 photo, demonstrators sustain afloat the Mapuche nation's flag during a protest against the arrests of several Mapuches, in Santiago, Chile. Pope Francis will meet with indigenous groups during his Chile, Peru visit beginning Jan. 15, 2018. The Chilean stop is more delicate as the visit comes as some radical Mapuche groups have been staging violent protests, occupying and burning farms, churches and lumber trucks to demand the return of their land. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo, File)

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis’ trip to Chile and Peru, originally aimed at highlighting the plight of indigenous peoples and the delicate Amazon ecosystem, is being overshadowed by the Catholic Church’s dismal record confronting priestly sex abuse in Chile and political turmoil in Peru.

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