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In this Monday, Nov. 29, 2010, file photo, a consumer looks at Cyber Monday sales on her computer at her home in Palo Alto, Calif. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

Cyber Monday scammers shut down in massive online sting

- The Washington Times

Would-be Cyber Monday sales were busted up by the tens of thousands as the result of a multinational law enforcement effort that allowed authorities to quash 37,479 websites suspected of illegally selling counterfeit goods ahead of one of the holiday season’s biggest shopping days, officials said this week.

U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Joseph Scott Pemberton, left, arrives for the verdict of his court case for the killing of Filipino transgender Jennifer Laude, at Olongapo city, Zambales province, northwest of Manila, Philippines on Tuesday Dec. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

Joseph Pemberton, U.S. Marine, found guilty of killing transgender Filipino

- Associated Press

A Philippine court on Tuesday convicted a U.S. Marine of killing a Filipino last year after he discovered she was a transgender woman in a hotel in the Philippines while he was on a break after participating in joint military exercises in the country.

Saudi pilots involved in U.S.-led coalition airstrikes on Islamic State targets sit in the cockpit of a fighter jet in Saudi Arabia on Sept. 24. (Associated Press)

Obama anti-ISIS coalition crumbles as Arab allies focus elsewhere

- The Washington Times

The major Arab powers once deemed essential to the fight against the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq have largely pulled back from the U.S.-led military campaign, undercutting the Obama administration’s claims about the depth and reach of the coalition it has built with allies in the region.

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Pink named UNICEF ambassador in fight to end child hunger

- Associated Press

Trailblazing pop star Pink saw firsthand severely malnourished children during a recent visit to Haiti as a part of a UNICEF program to provide therapeutic food packets to children in need.

US aid worker made little effort to hide work in Cuba

- Associated Press

The American aid worker who spent five years in prison in Cuba said he had no trouble bringing sophisticated communications gear into the country and made little attempt to disguise his work to set up Internet connections.

In this Nov. 16, 2015 photo, Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson speaks at a news conference in Henderson, Nev. Carson is making a post-Thanksgiving trip to visit Syrian refugees in Jordan this weekend. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Ben Carson after camp tour: Absorb Syrian refugees in Mideast

- Associated Press

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said Saturday, after visiting a camp for Syrian refugees, that the displaced should be absorbed by Middle Eastern countries, with the international community sending aid and "encouragement" to the host nations.

Editorials from around New England

- Associated Press

Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New England newspapers:

Lawsuit alleges couple was warned of pending state visits

Associated Press

A federal lawsuit alleges a Delaware County couple who kept foster children and adopted others was alerted by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services of pending visits for checks on the children's welfare.

Hundreds gather in Cuba in frustration at Ecuador visa rule

Associated Press

Hundreds of angry Cubans gathered in front of Ecuador's embassy in Havana on Friday in an unusual public display of discontent. They said they were frustrated by Ecuador's new rule that Cubans need a visa to visit - a move that complicates both legitimate travel and efforts to reach the United States.