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Texas officials have image of pickup involved in attack

Investigators in Houston said Monday that they have a surveillance video image of a pickup truck from which a driver fired several shots into a car carrying a family, killing a 7-year-old girl and wounding the child’s mother.

Hello, 2019: Revelry, reflection mark transition to new year

Fireworks, concerts, spiritual services and political addresses abounded to mark the transition to 2019 as revelers around the globe bid farewell Monday to a year filled with challenges to many of the world’s most basic institutions, including political, trade and religious ones.

2 dead, nearly 30 wounded in bomb blast at Philippine mall

Suspected Muslim militants remotely detonated a bomb near the entrance of a mall in the southern Philippines on Monday as people did last-minute shopping ahead of New Year’s Eve celebrations, killing at least two and wounding nearly 30, officials said.

National parks dealing with vandals, human waste in shutdown

Human feces, overflowing garbage, illegal off-roading and other damaging behavior in fragile areas were beginning to overwhelm some of the West’s iconic national parks on Monday, as a partial government shutdown left the areas open to visitors but with little staff on duty.

Congo cuts internet after presidential poll beset by delays

As votes were counted Monday in Congo’s long-delayed presidential election, the internet was cut across the vast Central African country in an apparent effort by the government to prevent social media speculation about the results after a day of balloting plagued by malfunctioning machines and other problems.

Venice to charge day-trippers for access to city center

A measure in Italy’s 2019 budget law will allow the local government in Venice to charge day-trippers for access to the city’s historic center as a way to help defray the considerable costs of maintaining a popular tourist destination built on water, the mayor said.

House Democrats have a plan to re-open government

House Democrats are introducing a package of bills Monday that would re-open the federal government without approving funding for President Donald Trump’s border wall with Mexico, establishing an early confrontation that will test the new power dynamic in Washington.

World stocks rise on last day of turbulent year

Stock markets mostly rose Monday on the last day of a volatile year, after U.S. President Donald Trump said he expected to resolve trade friction with China after speaking with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Elizabeth Warren makes big move toward 2020 presidential run

Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Monday took the first major step toward launching a widely anticipated campaign for the presidency, hoping her reputation as a populist fighter can help her navigate a Democratic field that could include nearly two dozen candidates.

Intern killed by lion had a passion for working with animals

An intern was helping do some routine cleaning at a North Carolina wildlife center when a lion attacked and swiftly killed her, authorities said. Visitors were rushed out while the staff and authorities tried vainly to tranquilize the animal and reach the young woman’s body.