• Even the eyelashes freeze: Russia sees minus 88.6 degrees F

    MOSCOW (AP) — Even thermometers can’t keep up with the plunging temperatures in Russia’s remote Yakutia region, which hit minus 67 degrees Celsius (minus 88.6 degrees Fahrenheit) in some areas Tuesday.

  • German linguists: ‘Alternative facts’ the non-word of 2017

    BERLIN (AP) — German linguists have declared the phrase “alternative facts,” popularized by White House aide Kellyanne Conway, the non-word of 2017.

  • Glowing red lava causes more to flee from Philippine volcano

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Glowing-red lava spurted in a fountain and flowed down the Philippines’ most active volcano on Tuesday in a stunning display of its fury that has sent more than 34,000 villagers fleeing to safety and prompted police to set up checkpoints to stop tourists from getting too close.

  • Lifelike robots made in Hong Kong meant to win over humans

    HONG KONG (AP) — David Hanson envisions a future in which AI-powered robots evolve to become “super-intelligent genius machines” that might help solve some of mankind’s most challenging problems.

  • Ritz Carlton, a luxury Saudi prison, takes Feb. 14 bookings

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Ritz Carlton in Saudi Arabia’s capital may be reopening its doors in time for Valentine’s Day, after serving for several months as a prison for the country’s elite caught up in what the government has described as a crackdown on corruption.

  • Pope seeks to turn tide of Chilean church bruised by scandal

    SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Pope Francis flew in to Chile’s capital Monday night for a visit expected to be met with protests over sexual abuse by priests and confronted by many Chileans deeply skeptical about the Roman Catholic Church.

  • Melania Trump’s style evokes Europe roots, not America First

    PARIS (AP) — Slovenian-born Melania Trump has been unafraid to go against her husband’s “America First” agenda and stay true to her roots, if there’s a message to be taken from her bold, foreign-flavored wardrobe in 2017.

  • Double suicide bombing in Baghdad kills at least 38 people

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Two suicide bombers blew themselves up at a busy street market in central Baghdad on Monday, in back-to-back explosions that killed at least 38 people, Iraqi health and police officials said — the deadliest attack since last month’s declaration of victory over the Islamic State group.

  • The Latest: North Korea to send orchestra to South Korea

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on efforts by the rival Koreas to cooperate on next month’s Winter Olympics in South Korea (all times local):