{FD} Feds: Oklahoma man kept stepdaughter captive for 19 years

A federal grand jury in Oklahoma has indicted a 63-year-old man accused of kidnapping his stepdaughter and holding her captive for 19 years in Mexico and elsewhere.

{FD} AAA predicts record travel over Christmas and New Year’s

Comforted by a strong economy, more Americans than ever are expected to travel over the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.

{FD} Tanzania urges UN to probe killings of peacekeepers in Congo

Tanzania’s government is urging the United Nations to conduct an independent investigation into the killings of 15 Tanzanian peacekeepers last week in eastern Congo.

{FD} Las Vegas’ struggles of the past decade are all too visible

Even as a handful of major U.S. cities around the country have flourished in the 10 years since the Great Recession officially began in December 2007, other large cities have eked out only modest recoveries.

{FD} The Latest: Suicide bomber kills 17 at Somali police academy

The Latest on Somalia suicide bombing at police academy (all times local): 11:25 a.m.

{FD} Group protests human rights activist’s detention in Burundi

Human Rights Watch is urging Burundian authorities to either free or charge an activist who has been detained since Nov. 21.

{FD} Rwanda-backed report alleges France’s role in 1994 genocide

A new report commissioned by Rwanda’s government accuses France of supplying weapons to the perpetrators of the East African nation’s 1994 genocide in which over 800,000 people were killed.

{FD} Some successful, and failed, attacks in NYC since 9/11

Terrorists have struck, or tried to strike, New York City several times since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

{FD} Police: At least 13 dead in multi-vehicle accident in Kenya

Kenyan police say at least 13 people have been killed in a multi-vehicle accident on a highway outside the capital, Nairobi.

{FD} Kenya’s president urges unity after divisive election season

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta is urging unity after a divisive election that was boycotted by his main opponent.

{FD} Burundi’s president launches campaign to extend his rule

Burundi’s president has launched a campaign to support constitutional amendments that could extend his rule.

{FD} A look at Egypt-Russia relations as Putin visits Cairo

Relations between Russia and Egypt have rapidly grown over the past three years, with Presidents Vladimir Putin and Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi forging a multi-faceted relationship that features economic, military and political cooperation.

{FD} Menorah lightings planned around the world for Hanukkah

Public menorah lightings for the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah are planned around the world in locations ranging from ski towns and Caribbean islands to famous landmarks and sports arenas.

{FD} As bitcoin soars, warnings of a bubble proliferate

Is bitcoin in a bubble?

{FD} Kenya opposition group says protest mock inaugural postponed

Kenya’s opposition leader says his group is postponing a mock ceremony to inaugurate him as president until a later date.

{FD} Corsicans vote to elect new regional assembly

Voters in the French Mediterranean island of Corsica are voting to elect a new regional assembly — with victory expected for Corsican nationalists.

{FD} Kenya president says no talks with defiant opposition leader

Kenya’s president is ruling out dialogue with the opposition leader who boycotted the recent election and plans a mock “inauguration” next week.

{FD} A look at high-profile police-related deaths of US blacks

A white former police officer in South Carolina will spend two decades in prison for shooting an unarmed black motorist to death in 2015.

{FD} Dozens of Ugandan troops to be withdrawn from Somalia duty

Uganda’s military says it has begun withdrawing dozens of its troops from peacekeeping duty in Somalia.

{FD} Uganda’s leader supports removing presidential age limit

Uganda’s president is signaling support for legislation that seeks to extend his long rule by removing a presidential age limit from the constitution.