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11 people killed in Georgia following severe weather

ATLANTA (AP) -- State emergency management officials say 11 people are dead and 23 are injured after severe weather struck central Georgia. Catherine Howden of the Georgia Emergency Management Agency said Sunday morning that the deaths occurred in Cook, Brooks and Berrien counties. She said the deaths were related to severe weather but could not specify whether tornadoes were the cause. Tornado warnings had been issued for parts of Georgia overnight.

The Latest: Trump scoffs at protesters, asks if they voted

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times EST): 8:15 a.m. President Donald Trump says he watched some of the protests from Saturday -- when more than 1 million people rallied at women's marches in Washington and around the world. But he doesn't seem to think much of the demonstrations.

Turkish president targets cleric's schools on Africa visit

JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Turkey has courted Africa for more than a decade, boosting trade, opening more than two dozen new embassies and Turkish Airlines routes and dispatching aid to conflict-torn Somalia. More recently, the Turkish government lobbied African nations to close or take over local schools linked to Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, accused by Turkey of masterminding a failed coup attempt last year.

Syrian rebels meet in Kazakhstan ahead of talks

ASTANA, Kazakhstan (AP) -- Syrian rebel delegates are meeting in Kazakhstan ahead of talks with government representatives that are scheduled to begin Monday. The talks in the Kazakh capital, Astana, are sponsored by Russia, Iran and Turkey, and represent the first such negotiations between the two sides in a year. The U.N.'s Syria envoy, Staffan de Mistura, is participating in the talks. The new U.S. administration is not.

Gut remains perfect in super-G; Vonn struggles in 9th

Defending overall World Cup champion Lara Gut extended her perfect run in super-G this season with a comfortable win Sunday while Lindsey Vonn struggled to a ninth-place finish. For her third straight super-G victory, Swiss skier Gut finished 0.67 seconds ahead of Stephanie Venier of Austria and 0.86 in front of Tina Weirather of Liechtenstein in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.

Ogier wins season-opening Monte Carlo Rally with new team

MONACO (AP) -- Sebastien Ogier made the perfect start to the defense of his world title by winning the season-opening Monte Carlo rally on Sunday, clinching the 39th race win of his career and first for his new team. The 33-year-old Frenchman, who also won Monte Carlo in commanding style last year, won what he considers his favorite race for the fourth straight year.

Trump, May to meet Friday...Pope, Dalai Lama are wait-and-see on Trump...Huge women's march

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump will meet with his first foreign leader as president on Friday. It's British Prime Minister Theresa May. Spokesman Sean Spicer says Trump has also scheduled a meeting with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto later this month to discuss trade, immigration and security. Spicer also says Trump spoke on Saturday with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Cautious welcome from congressional Republicans to Trump era

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congressional Republicans anxiously monitor President Donald Trump's Twitter feed, parse his pronouncements, and brace for potential controversy each time he gives an interview. But GOP lawmakers also say they're growing increasingly accustomed to expecting the unexpected from Trump, and they're learning to take his abrupt pivots in stride, even when what he says stirs divisions or casts doubt on key Republican goals.

Djokovic to lead Serbia against Russia in Davis Cup

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) -- Novak Djokovic will lead his native Serbia against Russia in the first round of the Davis Cup next month. Serbia state TV on Sunday quoted Djokovic as saying that he is "always happy" to play in the competition. He says "it is a special feeling when we are together playing for our country." Djokovic was beaten in the second round of the Australian Open by No. 117-ranked wild-card entry Denis Istomin.

Zverev's win over Murray caps dramatic career comeback

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- Mischa Zverev still remembers one of his earliest losses to Andy Murray, when the two were rising juniors, just 17 years old, and playing in the semifinals of the 2004 U.S. Open boys' tournament. Zverev tried playing a serve-and-volley game and lost. Murray went on to win the title.

Suspected US drone strike kills 3 alleged al-Qaida in Yemen

SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Suspected U.S. drone strikes have killed three alleged al-Qaida operatives in Yemen's southwestern Bayda province, security and tribal officials said, the first such killings reported in the country since Donald Trump assumed the U.S. presidency Friday. The two Saturday strikes killed Abu Anis al-Abi, an area field commander, and two others, they said, speaking on condition of anonymity as they were not authorized to release the information to journalists. U.S.

French voters choosing left-wing presidential nominee

PARIS (AP) -- French left-wing voters cast ballots Sunday in a nationwide presidential primary aimed at producing a candidate strong enough to confront formidable conservative and nationalist rivals in the April-May general election. That's no easy task. France's once-powerful left is struggling for political survival after President Francois Hollande's pro-business reforms split his Socialist Party.

As Trump takes office, Israel pushes ahead with settlements

JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Jerusalem municipality said Sunday it is pushing forward with 566 new housing units for Jewish settlements in east Jerusalem, swiftly moving into action as the seemingly favorable President Donald Trump takes office. The building plans were put on hold in the final months of President Barack Obama's administration and were announced shortly following Trump's inauguration. Building is planned in the neighborhoods of Ramot, Pisgat Zeev and Ramat Shlomo.

Hirscher beats Britain's Ryding to win World Cup slalom

KITZBUEHEL, Austria (AP) -- Marcel Hirscher used a stunning second run to win the slalom of the classic Hahnenkamm races on Sunday, while Dave Ryding became the first British skier in 35 years to place second in a World Cup race. Hirscher, who is the five-time overall champion, was in ninth place after the opening run and trailed leader Ryding by 1.09 seconds, but finished the race 0.

Serena Williams, Barbora Strycova renew Grand Slam rivalry

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- Serena Williams and Barbora Strycova meet for the third time on Monday, and once again it's on one of the grandest stages in tennis. Williams, seeking her Open era-record 23rd major title, has beaten the Czech player both previous times. Both were in 2012 and in straight sets at majors -- in the second round at the Australian Open, and in the first round at Wimbledon.

Latest North Carolina, South Carolina sports

HURRICANES-BLUE JACKETS Hartnell snaps tie as Blue Jackets beat Carolina 3-2 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Scott Hartnell scored his second goal of the game midway through the third period to push the Columbus Blue Jackets over the Carolina Hurricanes 3-2 on Saturday night. Hartnell scored in the first period and got the tiebreaker in the third, helping the Blue Jackets overcome a terrible second period to beat the Hurricanes for the second time this week.