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100-year-old woman 'arrested,' 'booked' to cross item off bucket list

An elderly woman from the Netherlands spent some time in the big house and crossed an item off her bucket list. Annie, whose last name wasn't released, was "arrested" and "booked" into a jail in the town of Nijmegen-Zuid, ABC reported. Police helped grant her wish of getting what she called an inside experience of a jail cell. They posted photos of Annie's booking to the department's...
Money being raised to restore vandalized Jewish cemetery

Money being raised to restore vandalized Jewish cemetery

Money is being raised to repair and restore more than 100 headstones that were vandalized at a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia while police hunt for the person who toppled them. A man visiting Mount Carmel Cemetery on Sunday called police to report that three of his relatives' headstones had been knocked over and damaged. The discovery came less than a week after similar vandalism in Missouri. Aaron...
Police officer: Not clear if ransom was paid for Germans

Police officer: Not clear if ransom was paid for Germans

Nigerian police say it is not clear if a ransom was paid for the release of two German archaeologists freed by their kidnappers over the weekend. Professor Peter Breunig and Johannes Behringer of Frankfurt's Goethe University were seized at gunpoint Wednesday from Jenjela village in Kaduna state, less than 100 kilometers (60 miles) northeast of Abuja, Nigeria's capital. Two villagers who tried to...
Trump ruled the tabloid media; Washington is different story

Trump ruled the tabloid media; Washington is different story

The White House press secretary, Sean M. Spicer, has taken to slapping journalists who write unflattering stories with an epithet he sees as the epitome of low-road, New York Post-style gossip: “Page Six reporter.” Whether the New England-bred spokesman realizes it or not, the expression is perhaps less an insult than a reminder of an era when now President Donald Trump mastered the New...
These angry voters are telling Republicans: Repeal health care law

These angry voters are telling Republicans: Repeal health care law

Congressional Republicans got an earful at rowdy town halls this past week. But many of the voters who say they got those very same lawmakers elected to office are delivering their own message: Ignore the rabble-rousers and fulfill your campaign promise to repeal the Affordable Care Act. "I know they're looking at those folks and worrying that it's like the tea partiers who kicked out Democrats...
Egypt's Christians flee terror in north Sinai security void

Egypt's Christians flee terror in north Sinai security void

After Islamic militants barged into his uncle's house, shot him and his son dead, then looted the place and set it on fire, Said Sameh Adel Fawzy knew it was time to leave. The 35-year-old Christian, who owns a plumbing supply business in Egypt's troubled northern Sinai town of el-Arish, packed up a few belongings and brought his family to the Suez Canal city of Ismailia, joining hundreds of Christians...

Trump pick for Navy Secretary withdraws nomination

For the second time in recent weeks, a choice for a top Pentagon leadership job by President Donald Trump has withdrawn, as Philip Bilden on Sunday evening gave up his nomination for Secretary of the Navy, unable to get around financial ethics restrictions related to his own personal investments. “This was a personal decision driven by privacy concerns and significant challenges he faced in...
Police say more than 100 Jewish cemetery headstones damaged

Police say more than 100 Jewish cemetery headstones damaged

More than 100 headstones have been vandalized at a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia, damage discovered less than a week after similar vandalism in Missouri, authorities said. A man visiting the cemetery called police at 9:40 a.m. Sunday to report that three of his relatives' headstones had been knocked over and damaged. "The cemetery was inspected and approximately 100 additional headstones were...
Egypt's Christians flee terror in north Sinai security void

Egypt's Christians flee terror in north Sinai security void

After Islamic militants barged into his uncle's house, shot him and his son dead, then looted the place and set it on fire, Said Sameh Adel Fawzy knew it was time to leave. The 35-year-old Christian, who owns a plumbing supply business in Egypt's troubled northern Sinai town of el-Arish, packed up a few belongings and brought his family to the Suez Canal city of Ismailia, joining hundreds of Christians...
Pre-existing conditions complicate health care replacement

Pre-existing conditions complicate health care replacement

As Republicans try to unite around a replacement for the Affordable Care Act, one of the most popular parts of the law will be among the most difficult to replace: the guarantee of health coverage for people with pre-existing conditions. The challenge of providing insurance for Americans who have no other alternative has some congressional Republicans considering whether to ask the states to reboot...
Warren Buffett sticks to business, avoids politics in letter

Warren Buffett sticks to business, avoids politics in letter

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett reiterated his rosy long-term outlook for the U.S. economy and his distaste for high Wall Street fees in his annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders that always draws a big audience. The letter released Saturday also describes the performance of the more than 90 companies that Berkshire owns. But aside from that, Buffett largely emphasized points he's made...
Ellen DeGeneres gifts scholarships to an entire senior class

Ellen DeGeneres gifts scholarships to an entire senior class

The senior class at the Summit Academy in Brooklyn, New York, received an unforgettable gift from television host Ellen DeGeneres and Walmart.  All 41 members of the graduating class at the charter school received full four-year college scholarships to any state university in New York. The gift, donated by Walmart, is worth $1.6 million, DeGeneres told USA Today. Walmart already had given...

GOP proposal aims to end insurance mandate in 'Obamacare'

A draft Republican bill replacing President Barack Obama's health care law would end its Medicaid expansion, scrap fines on people not buying insurance and eliminate taxes on the medical industry and higher earners. Instead, it would create tax credits worth up to $4,000, allow bigger contributions to personal health savings accounts and impose a new levy on expensive health coverage some employees...
GPS device-maker Garmin reeling after Kansas worker killed

GPS device-maker Garmin reeling after Kansas worker killed

GPS device-maker Garmin long has revered diversity in its workforce, even when the locale of its ever-sprawling operational headquarters — a largely white Kansas City suburb — didn't reflect it. It's the place 32-year-old Srinivas Kuchibhotla came to work a few years ago. By his wife's account Friday he willingly spent long hours on an aviation systems engineering team alongside Alok Madasani...
Scammer uses credit cards to go on $100,000 shopping spree

Scammer uses credit cards to go on $100,000 shopping spree

Laura Godfrey said she got a call earlier this month from someone she thought was with the FBI.
GPS device-maker Garmin reeling after workers gunned down

GPS device-maker Garmin reeling after workers gunned down

GPS device-maker Garmin long has revered diversity in its workforce, even when the locale of its ever-sprawling operational headquarters — a largely white Kansas City suburb — didn't reflect it. It's the place 32-year-old Srinivas Kuchibhotla came to work a few years ago. By his wife's account Friday he willingly spent long hours on an aviation systems engineering team alongside Alok Madasani...

Protesters again greet McConnell appearance at home

Protesters who shadowed Mitch McConnell during his home state appearances this week are vowing to keep tracking the Senate majority leader whenever he returns to Kentucky. More than 200 protesters chanted and held signs Friday evening across the street from a Louisville conference center where McConnell and other Republicans were celebrating the GOP's sweeping fall victories. Protesters chanted "...

Draft GOP health care bill revamps Obama's health care law

A draft Republican bill replacing President Barack Obama's health care law would end its Medicaid expansion, scrap fines on people not buying insurance and eliminate taxes on the medical industry and higher earners. Instead, it would create tax credits worth up to $4,000, allow bigger contributions to personal health savings accounts and impose a new levy on expensive health coverage some employees...
Lawsuit: Rapper Young Jeezy blew off concert to party

Lawsuit: Rapper Young Jeezy blew off concert to party

A Houston music promoter said in a lawsuit that he agreed to pay Atlanta rapper Young Jeezy $1,000 a minute for an hour-long concert in Texas last December, but the musician skipped the concert for a party and kept his $30,000 deposit. Now Jay Jenkins, the 39-year-old rapper who goes by Jeezy or Young Jeezy, faces a civil lawsuit filed Feb. 8 in the U.S. District Court in Houston that accuses him...
Couple who kept 430 animals, seized in cruelty investigation, worked at animal center

Couple who kept 430 animals, seized in cruelty investigation, worked at animal center

Authorities have identified the residents of a Texas home where about 430 animals were seized Monday in an animal cruelty investigation. The Caldwell County Sheriff's Office on Thursday said Joseph Flores and Sarah Arevalo lived at the home in the 100 block of Misty Drive in Uhland. Authorities did not say what charges they face, but Sheriff Daniel Law said charges are likely. The two are...
Florida man accused of stealing $150K Maserati he took on test drive

Florida man accused of stealing $150K Maserati he took on test drive

A Florida man remains jailed after he took a $150,000 Maserati on a test drive, then allegedly stole the car, according to an arrest report. Michael Lewis McGilvary, 45, is facing a charge of grand larceny of $100,000 or more and is being held in the Palm Beach County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bail. McGilvary walked into the Ferrari-Maserati of Fort Lauderdale dealership on Tuesday...
Police: Flannel shirt on woman’s windshield was a prank

Police: Flannel shirt on woman’s windshield was a prank

A Michigan woman who believed she was the target of a human trafficker’s tactic was actually the victim of a prank, according to police. WEYI reported that two men admitted to putting the shirt on Ashley Hardacre’s car as a prank. They told police they did not know of the prank’s connection to human trafficking and apologized for scaring Hardacre.  On Feb. 16, Hardacre said...
Arrest warrant: Man used hands to kill teacher inside home

Arrest warrant: Man used hands to kill teacher inside home

until a tip led to an unexpected arrest. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation announced Thursday that a former student at Irwin County High School, where Grinstead taught history, has been charged with her murder. The suspect, 33-year-old Ryan Alexander Duke, was being held at the Irwin County jail in Ocilla, about 165 miles southeast of Atlanta. "We always believed that it would be solved,"...

Minneapolis women line up for 'she persisted' tattoos

So many women showed up at a Minneapolis tattoo parlor for a permanent reminder of female solidarity that it had to turn away some latecomers. Local women Chelsea Brink, Nora McInerny and Kate O'Reilly organized a fundraiser in which people could get a tattoo of the words "Nevertheless, she persisted," for $75, Minnesota Public Radio reported (http://bit.ly/2mboEBm ). Proceeds will go toward...
Man charged with killing Georgia teacher missing since 2005

Man charged with killing Georgia teacher missing since 2005

Tara Grinstead was last seen on Oct. 22, 2005, a day she spent helping contestants in a Miss Sweet Potato pageant and attending a cookout with friends in her farming community of Ocilla, about 165 miles southeast of Atlanta. The 30-year-old was reported missing two days later after failing to show at the high school where she taught history. Georgia Bureau of Investigation agent J.T. Ricketson announced...
Former House speaker predicts 'Obamacare' won't be repealed

Former House speaker predicts 'Obamacare' won't be repealed

Former House Speaker John Boehner predicted on Thursday that a full repeal and replacement of "Obamacare" is "not going to happen." The Ohio Republican, who was forced out by conservatives in 2015, said he started laughing when he heard President Donald Trump and Republicans promise swift action on undoing and replacing the health law. "Republicans never ever agree on health...
Man charged in 2005 disappearance, death of Georgia beauty queen

Man charged in 2005 disappearance, death of Georgia beauty queen

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation announced Thursday afternoon that a man has been arrested in connection with the 2005 disappearance and murder of Georgia teacher Tara Grinstead. Agents said someone walked into the sheriff's office earlier this week with information linking a man named Ryan Alexander Duke to Grinstead's disappearance and murder. Duke attended the high school where ...
A look back at the last 5 movies to win Best Picture at the Oscars

A look back at the last 5 movies to win Best Picture at the Oscars

With the Academy Awards airing on Sunday night, Best Picture will be a compelling contest as"La La Land" competes with "Manchester by the Sea," "Hacksaw Ridge," "Fences" and "Hidden Figures." >> Read more trending stories   Here is a look back at the last five Best Picture winners: Plot: The true story of how the ...
Plight of company towns: finding a new identity

Plight of company towns: finding a new identity

Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis planned to open this year's State of the City speech by thanking Caterpillar Inc. for its longtime commitment to the central Illinois town, declaring "We wouldn't be Peoria without Caterpillar." It's been that way for decades in Peoria and in other company towns across the United States. A major employer provided generations of locals with jobs and gave the cities...
James O'Keefe says he has tapes from inside CNN

James O'Keefe says he has tapes from inside CNN

Conservative activist James O'Keefe says he has more than 100 hours of audio recorded secretly from inside of the headquarters of CNN, which he plans to make public. O’Keefe, founder of the website Project Veritas, says he will release the recordings he says shows CNN misrepresenting polling data. The audio was recorded by someone O’Keefe identifies as “Miss X.” When asked...
Congressional town hall: Tums, death panels and ‘shut your hole’

Congressional town hall: Tums, death panels and ‘shut your hole’

Republicans home for the congressional recess have been greeted with an earful at town hall-style meetings. Many lawmakers have no such meetings scheduled — sparing them the possibility of a YouTube moment — but opening them up to criticism that they are ducking their constituents. ‘Democracy in action’ met by boos in Florida The angry placards were everywhere inside the raucous...
Federal workers grapple with the era of Trump

Federal workers grapple with the era of Trump

A Veterans Affairs employee is confused about whether he can display a bobblehead doll of President Donald Trump on his desk. A Federal Aviation Administration staffer wonders whether parking a car with a blue "Bernie" bumper sticker is allowed in the agency lot. Another federal worker is demanding that a colleague who called Trump a "70-year-old blond playboy" in the office be...
Tribes look to Trump to save their coal plant

Tribes look to Trump to save their coal plant

On Navajo Nation territory near Page, Ariz., news about plans to shutter a hulking coal plant that has been the workhorse of the struggling local economy for decades came like a punch to the gut. Now tribes and plant workers are demanding relief from the person who vowed to end these kinds of devastating announcements — Donald Trump. The plight of this community in northern Arizona will put...
End of transgender bathroom rule gets conservative praise

End of transgender bathroom rule gets conservative praise

Conservatives are praising the Trump administration's rollback of public school bathroom requirements for transgender students, saying the move corrects a legal overreach by the Obama administration that is best left for states to decide. Transgender rights advocates, meanwhile, are vowing to overcome a major setback. "We're not discouraged. And we're going to keep fighting like we have been...
Protest planned following 'Real men provide, real women appreciate it' billboard

Protest planned following 'Real men provide, real women appreciate it' billboard

The billboard in North Carolina reads "Real men provide, real women appreciate it." >> Read more trending news  Now, protesters are expected to demonstrate near that billboard on Business 40 between Greensboro and Winston-Salem. The billboard is a paid advertisement and the company that owns the sign is standing by the message calling it "freedom of speech." A Facebook...
US-born panda Bao Bao lands in China after leaving DC zoo

US-born panda Bao Bao lands in China after leaving DC zoo

An American-born panda started settling into her new home Thursday in southwest China where she will eventually join a breeding program. Bao Bao was born at the National Zoo in Washington to panda parents on loan from China. Under an agreement between China and the U.S., such panda cubs must be returned to China before they are 4 years old, the earliest age at which they might begin breeding. The...
Caretaker arrested after giving 100-year-old man lap dance

Caretaker arrested after giving 100-year-old man lap dance

A former Ohio nursing home employee is facing charges after a cellphone video captured her performing lewd acts on a 100-year-old patient, WJW reported.  In the video, which was recorded by another employee, Brittany Fultz, 26, is seen straddling the patient’s leg and mooning him, according to WJW.  "It's disturbing," Anthony Bath, a Sandusky detective, told WJW...

Adopted kids see long-lasting effects of Romanian orphanages

Romanian children adopted from overcrowded orphanages in the 1990s were more likely to suffer psychological problems as adults compared to other children taken in by British families, according to a decades-long study. Doctors say the findings suggest there is a critical window when young brains develop that may determine someone's future mental health, and that some problems might not be fixable...
Here's what's inside the gift bags given to Oscar nominees

Here's what's inside the gift bags given to Oscar nominees

Even if for those that don’t win, Hollywood stars at this year’s Academy Awards are going home with a nominee swag bag filled with various goodies, including a pelvic floor exercise tracker, sweat-absorbing armpit pads and a Hawaiian vacation. The bag is worth six figures and is only available to people nominated in the top 5 categories. Those nominated for Best Supporting Actress...
Trump administration lifts transgender bathroom guidance

Trump administration lifts transgender bathroom guidance

Transgender students on Wednesday lost federal protections that allowed them to use school bathrooms and locker rooms matching their gender identities, as the Trump administration stepped into a long-simmering national debate. The administration came down on the side of states' rights, lifting Obama-era federal guidelines that had been characterized by Republicans as an example of overreach. Without...
Thousands forced out by flood waters, Silicon Valley neighborhoods underwater

Thousands forced out by flood waters, Silicon Valley neighborhoods underwater

 Mandatory evacuation orders are in effect in central San Jose, California, as rising flood waters inundate parts of the city, forcing thousands of residents to seek higher ground. Emergency crews went door-to-door in several neighborhoods Tuesday, rescuing stranded residents and drivers, after the Coyote Creek overran its banks, swamping homes and businesses. The National Weather Service called...

Serbs warn Bosnian Muslim bid at UN court revives old wounds

A decision by Bosnia's Muslim leader to revive a wartime genocide lawsuit against Serbia at the United Nations' top court has rekindled divisions that led to the 1992-95 war, the top leaders of Serbia and Bosnian Serbs warned on Wednesday. The bid to appeal a 2007 ruling by the International Court of Justice that cleared Serbia of committing genocide in Bosnia, also dealt a major blow to postwar reconciliation...
The Latest: UN aid convoys increase; access woes continue

The Latest: UN aid convoys increase; access woes continue

The latest on the Syrian conflict (all times local): 11:25 p.m. The United Nations' humanitarian chief says more aid convoys have been getting to besieged and hard-to-reach parts of Syria in February than in recent months, but safe, unimpeded access remains a problem. Undersecretary-General Stephen O'Brien said Wednesday that two convoys have made it this month, together carrying aid for 191,000 people...

Swiss police lead raids, arrest 1 in probe of IS recruiting

At least one person has been arrested in southern Switzerland as part of a criminal probe over suspected recruiting for the Islamic State group or related organizations. The office of the Swiss attorney general said more than 100 federal police searched several houses in the Italian-speaking Ticino region, as well as of a house of prayer. The federal probe centers on two men of Swiss-Turkish and Turkish...
Police search for woman accused of using fake bill to pay for Girl Scout cookies

Police search for woman accused of using fake bill to pay for Girl Scout cookies

It's difficult for many people to resist purchasing Girl Scout cookies when eager girls sell them in front of stores and persistent coworkers encourage support for their children's troops. But one woman might have been better off going without the classic treats. >> Read more trending stories   Police in California are searching for a woman after a Girl Scouts representative in...
'Arbeit macht frei': Stolen Nazi gate is returned to Dachau

'Arbeit macht frei': Stolen Nazi gate is returned to Dachau

The wrought iron gate to the Nazis' Dachau concentration camp, which prompted an international outcry when it was stolen more than two years ago, has been returned to the German memorial site. The gate, bearing the slogan "Arbeit macht frei," ("Work sets you free"), was located in Norway's western Bergen area after authorities received an anonymous tip late last year. "We...
Border wall would cleave tribe, and its connection to ancestral land

Border wall would cleave tribe, and its connection to ancestral land

The phone calls started almost as soon as President Donald Trump signed his executive order, making official his pledge to build a wall to separate the United States from Mexico. Verlon M. Jose, vice chairman of the Tohono O’odham Nation, whose reservation extends along 62 miles of the border, heard from people he knew and those he had never heard of. All of them were outraged and offered to...
Drugs vanish at some VA hospitals

Drugs vanish at some VA hospitals

Federal authorities are stepping up investigations at Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers due to a sharp increase in opioid theft, missing prescriptions or unauthorized drug use by VA employees since 2009, according to government data obtained by The Associated Press.  Doctors, nurses or pharmacy staff at federal hospitals — the vast majority within the VA system — siphoned...
7 things to know now: Immigration policy; Harrison Ford video; Magic Johnson; Chris Brown

7 things to know now: Immigration policy; Harrison Ford video; Magic Johnson; Chris Brown

Here's a roundup of news trending across the nation and world today. 1. New policy: In the rewrite of the Trump administration immigration policies, millions of people who have entered the country illegally face deportation if they are charged with a crime. A memo from the Department of Homeland Security head John Kelly said it will be the priority of the enforcement arm of the agency to move...

Swiss firm says South Korean exec made off with millions

Swiss engineering company ABB says that an executive at its South Korean unit is suspected of leading a "sophisticated criminal scheme" to steal millions of dollars from the company. The scandal could cost it as much as $100 million. The Zurich-based company says in a statement that the treasurer of the subsidiary, who went missing on Feb. 7, "is suspected of forging documentation and...
Health law created winners and losers when buying insurance

Health law created winners and losers when buying insurance

Michael Schwarz is a self-employed business owner who buys his own health insurance. Subsidized coverage through "Obamacare" offers protection from life's unpredictable changes and freedom to pursue his vocation, he says. Brett Dorsch is also self-employed and buys his own health insurance. But he gets no financial break from the Affordable Care Act. "To me, it's just been a big lie...
GOP members of Congress face Trump foes at town halls

GOP members of Congress face Trump foes at town halls

Republican U.S. Rep. David Brat, who rode voter anger to a historic political upset nearly three years ago, was on the receiving end of constituent angst about the Trump administration as he held a town hall in Virginia. Protesters and supporters crowded a restaurant conference room in Blackstone where Brat fielded questions for about hour Tuesday. He was loudly heckled and booed when he defended...
Trump pick as security adviser is independent-minded

Trump pick as security adviser is independent-minded

President Donald Trump's choice of an outspoken but non-political Army general as national security adviser is a nod to pragmatism, but Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster will serve a commander in chief with unorthodox ideas about foreign policy and an inner circle of advisers determined to implement them. McMaster, 54, is an independent-minded soldier widely admired for his leadership skills, but he is short...
San Jose mayor admits failures in flood evacuation order

San Jose mayor admits failures in flood evacuation order

The mayor of San Jose acknowledged that the city failed to properly notify residents to evacuate during a flood emergency early Wednesday when some people said they got their first notice by seeing firefighters in boats in the neighborhood. City officials ordered more than 14,000 residents to evacuate as water from swollen Coyote Creek flooded homes and temporarily shut down a portion of a major freeway...
GOP members of Congress meet with protests at town halls

GOP members of Congress meet with protests at town halls

Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn returned to her district Tuesday in Tennessee and was greeted by tough questions on topics from health care reform to President Donald Trump's cabinet appointees. She also was met with protests. While 100 people crammed into her town hall gathering about 30 miles from Nashville, another 100 people outside chanted about immigrant rights, Planned Parenthood and other...
Trump comments put focus on Sweden's embrace of immigrants

Trump comments put focus on Sweden's embrace of immigrants

When a riot broke out in a predominantly immigrant Stockholm suburb this week, the biggest surprise for many Swedes was that a police officer found it necessary to fire his gun. For U.S. President Donald Trump and his supporters, however, the episode appeared to confirm Trump's vague observation two days earlier that the Scandinavian country was at risk of becoming a breeding ground for extremist...
Trump pick as security adviser is nod toward pragmatism

Trump pick as security adviser is nod toward pragmatism

President Donald Trump's choice of an outspoken but non-political Army general as national security adviser is a nod to pragmatism, but Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster will serve a commander in chief with unorthodox ideas about foreign policy and an inner circle of advisers determined to implement them. McMaster, 54, is an independent-minded soldier widely admired for his leadership skills, but he is short...
Rise in premiums lays bare 2 Americas on health care

Rise in premiums lays bare 2 Americas on health care

Michael Schwarz is a self-employed business owner who buys his own health insurance. Subsidized coverage through "Obamacare" offers protection from life's unpredictable changes and freedom to pursue his vocation, he says. Brett Dorsch is also self-employed and buys his own health insurance. But he gets no financial break from the Affordable Care Act. "To me, it's just been a big lie...
Millions targeted for possible deportation under Trump rules

Millions targeted for possible deportation under Trump rules

Millions of people living in the United States illegally could be targeted for deportation — including people simply arrested for traffic violations — under a sweeping rewrite of immigration enforcement policies announced Tuesday by the Trump administration. Any immigrant who is in the country illegally and is charged or convicted of any offense, or even suspected of a crime, will now...
Motorcyclist walks away from 90 mph head-on crash with SUV

Motorcyclist walks away from 90 mph head-on crash with SUV

Witnesses said a speeding motorcyclist was not wearing a helmet when he slammed into an SUV on Monday night, causing him to be thrown at least 20 feet before he got up, got into a waiting car and went to an Ohio hospital with minor injuries, police in Dayton said. "Miraculously, witnesses said he got up, walked to a car that had stopped to see if he was OK, and (then) that vehicle transported...
South Sudan promises 'unimpeded' aid access amid famine

South Sudan promises 'unimpeded' aid access amid famine

South Sudan's president said Tuesday his government will ensure "unimpeded access" for all aid organizations, a day after famine was declared for more than 100,000 people in the country suffering from years of civil war. The United Nations and others have long accused the government of blocking or restricting aid delivery in the East African nation. President Salva Kiir's remarks to the...
Kremlin stays mum on new US national security adviser

Kremlin stays mum on new US national security adviser

The Kremlin refrained from comment Tuesday on the appointment of the new U.S. national security adviser, but one lawmaker said he was likely to take a hawkish stance toward Russia. Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster was named to the job Monday by President Donald Trump to replace retired Gen. Michael Flynn. Trump fired Flynn last week after it was determined that Flynn had misled Vice President Mike Pence...
Once hidden, Jefferson’s Monticello makes room for Sally Hemings

Once hidden, Jefferson’s Monticello makes room for Sally Hemings

The room where historians believe Sally Hemings slept was just steps away from Thomas Jefferson's bedroom. But in 1941, the caretakers of Monticello turned it into a restroom. The floor tiles and bathroom stalls covered over the story of the enslaved woman, who was owned by Jefferson and had a long-term relationship with him. Their liaison was a scandal during his life and was denied for decades by...
Walmart cashier helps struggling family pay for groceries

Walmart cashier helps struggling family pay for groceries

A South Carolina Walmart cashier's heartwarming act of kindness for a struggling family of five has gone viral.
Sentencing of Israeli soldier in shooting deepens fissures

Sentencing of Israeli soldier in shooting deepens fissures

An Israeli soldier was sentenced Tuesday to 18 months in prison for killing a badly wounded Palestinian assailant as he lay on the ground, in a landmark decision that deepened fissures in Israeli society and drew Palestinian criticism for being too lenient. Leading nationalist Israeli politicians called any jail time unfair and urged an immediate pardon, while Palestinians dismissed Israel's justice...
UNICEF, French president urge protection for children of war

UNICEF, French president urge protection for children of war

Child soldiers, underage sex slaves, orphaned adolescent refugees — France's president and UNICEF are urging the international community to do more to protect the more than 200 million children of today's conflict zones. "The situation is as urgent as ever," French President Francois Hollande pleaded as he opened a conference in Paris on Tuesday with representatives from 80 countries...
Suicide bombers kill 6 outside court in northwest Pakistan

Suicide bombers kill 6 outside court in northwest Pakistan

A group of suicide bombers with grenades and assault rifles struck outside a courthouse in northwestern Pakistan on Tuesday, killing six people in an attack claimed by a Taliban splinter group. The attack was the latest in a wave of militant assaults across the troubled country that has killed over 100 people since last week. The brazen suicide bombings have been claimed by mutiple Islamic militant...
AP FACT CHECK: Trump's view at odds with events of the week

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's view at odds with events of the week

In the Washington week that wasn't, President Donald Trump's new administration whirred like a "fine-tuned machine," piling on big-league accomplishments at a pace never before seen. Immigration agents newly empowered by Trump's call to secure borders sent hordes of bad foreigners back home, validating a president who won the most lopsided Electoral College victory since Ronald Reagan. That's...
Anti-Trump protesters outnumber supporters as president departs

Anti-Trump protesters outnumber supporters as president departs

More than 100 protesters turned their backs on President Donald Trump as his presidential motorcade sped on Southern Boulevard toward Palm Beach International Airport Monday — showing President Trump their disapproval with “No 45” signs pinned to the back of their shirts. For many of the protesters, Monday’s event was the third or fourth they had participated in since Trump...
Trump departs Florida, where president has spent fourth of first month

Trump departs Florida, where president has spent fourth of first month

President Donald Trump on Monday wrapped up a Florida weekend in which he named a national security adviser, got in a stealth round of golf with No. 2-ranked Rory McIlroy and headlined a campaign-style rally with 9,000 supporters. Trump — who so far has spent one-quarter of his presidency in Florida — ended his third consecutive weekend at his Mar-a-Lago Club at 3:51 p.m. The president&rsquo...
Will Trump return to Palm Beach for Cleveland Clinic gala Saturday?

Will Trump return to Palm Beach for Cleveland Clinic gala Saturday?

As another charity gears up for a major fundraising event at President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club, some are wondering if the president himself will return for another weekend trip to his lavish Palm Beach estate. The Cleveland Clinic on Saturday will host its annual fundraising gala at Mar-a-Lago, after coming under fire last month for having the event there following Trump&rsquo...

Kremlin: Trump associates' peace plan for Ukraine 'absurd'

The Kremlin said Monday that the Russian government does not know anything about a Ukraine peace plan crafted by an opposition Ukrainian lawmaker and two of President Donald Trump's associates. Russia President Vladimir Putin's spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, shrugged off the plan that the lawmaker in Ukraine reportedly tried to peddle to the Trump administration, dismissing it as "absurd." The...
College student 'grades' apology letter from ex-girlfriend

College student 'grades' apology letter from ex-girlfriend

A woman who wrote an apology letter to her ex-boyfriend should have proofread it before sending it to him. >> Read more trending stories   Nick Lutz, the recipient of the letter, edited the letter with a red pen in the same way an English teacher would grade an essay.  Citing problems including the length of the introduction, repetition, spelling errors and the quality of her handwriting...
Evacuations ordered amid heavy Northern California rain

Evacuations ordered amid heavy Northern California rain

Evacuations were ordered in Northern California on Monday and flash-flood warnings were issued elsewhere as downpours swelled creeks and rivers to potentially dangerous levels in the already soggy region. A levee break along the San Joaquin River prompted an evacuation order for about 500 people living in mainly ranch and farmlands near Manteca, San Joaquin County authorities said. The gap was filled...

Survivors mark anniversary of nightclub fire that killed 100

Survivors of a 2003 nightclub fire that killed 100 people have marked the 14th anniversary of the blaze with small gatherings where it happened. Small gatherings of survivors and relatives of those who died were held Sunday and Monday at the site of the former Station nightclub in West Warwick. On Sunday, attendees joined hands in a circle and spent 100 seconds in silence to honor those killed. On...
Storms, tornadoes damage dozens of homes in San Antonio area

Storms, tornadoes damage dozens of homes in San Antonio area

Severe storms that pushed several tornadoes through parts of Central Texas ripped the roofs from homes and damaged dozens of other houses and apartments in San Antonio and toppled auto-carrier cars of a freight train near Austin, authorities said Monday. No major injuries were reported from the storms, which officials estimate damaged at least 150 structures, most of them homes in the San Antonio...
Supreme Court weighs case of Mexican boy slain across border

Supreme Court weighs case of Mexican boy slain across border

Sixty feet and the U.S-Mexico border separated the unarmed, 15-year-old Mexican boy and the U.S. Border Patrol agent who killed him with a gunshot to the head early on a June evening in 2010. U.S. officials chose not to prosecute Agent Jesus Mesa Jr. and the Obama administration refused a request to extradite him so that he could face criminal charges in Mexico. When the parents of Sergio Adrian Hernandez...
Amid protests, UK lawmakers debate downgrading Trump visit

Amid protests, UK lawmakers debate downgrading Trump visit

Thousands of protesters against U.S. President Donald Trump rallied outside Britain's Parliament on Monday, while lawmakers inside urged the government to rescind its offer to the president of a state visit stamped with pomp, pageantry and royal approval. In a passionate debate that's unlikely to change the British government's position, Trump was labeled a misogynist, a bigot and a "petulant...
Republicans in Congress gambled on Trump, but now they're worried

Republicans in Congress gambled on Trump, but now they're worried

The relationship between President Donald Trump and GOP leaders in Congress started as a marriage of convenience, thrown together by necessity and sustained on the promise of pushing a Republican agenda into law. Until recently, House Speaker Paul D. Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell tolerated Trump's turbulent debut because they agreed with the direction the White House was heading...
Kremlin defends its recognition of Ukraine rebel passports

Kremlin defends its recognition of Ukraine rebel passports

The Kremlin on Monday defended its decision to recognize passports issued by separatist authorities in eastern Ukraine, saying it came as a response to Ukraine's blockade of rebel regions. President Vladimir Putin's spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, also shrugged off a peace plan that a Ukrainian lawmaker reportedly tried to peddle to U.S. President Donald Trump's administration. The statements came as demonstrators...
Iraqi troops advance on western Mosul as Mattis holds talks

Iraqi troops advance on western Mosul as Mattis holds talks

Iraqi forces advanced Monday into the southern outskirts of Mosul on the second day of a push to drive Islamic State militants from the city's western half, as the visiting U.S. defense secretary met with officials to discuss the fight against the extremists. With aerial support from the U.S.-led coalition, Iraqi police and army troops launched the offensive Sunday, part of a 100-day-old campaign...
Tillerson takes low-key approach as America's top diplomat

Tillerson takes low-key approach as America's top diplomat

When North Korea fired a ballistic missile into waters between South Korea and Japan, President Donald Trump moved quickly to show U.S. resolve. He appeared within hours alongside visiting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and said the U.S. "stands behind Japan, its great ally, 100 percent." Trump happened to be hosting Abe that day in Florida. Yet his lack of any mention of a U.S. treaty...
AP FACT CHECK: Trump's view at odds with events of the week

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's view at odds with events of the week

In the Washington week that wasn't, President Donald Trump's new administration whirred like a "fine-tuned machine," piling on big-league accomplishments at a pace never before seen. Immigration agents newly empowered by Trump's call to secure borders sent hordes of bad foreigners back home, validating a president who won the most lopsided Electoral College victory since Ronald Reagan. That's...