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"17.01.2017 17:44:34" apnews.com New prescription: Doctor offices that look like Apple stores SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — After a relative suffered a heart attack a few years ago, Silicon Valley entrepreneur Adrian Aoun got an unsettling look at a health-care system that he diagn Are sensors and high-tech primary care the answer, despite the cost?
"17.01.2017 15:18:07" apnews.com Trump's America: Families differ as Reagan country changes WESTMINSTER, Calif. (AP) — The week after Donald Trump was elected president, Dr. Mai-Phuong Nguyen and two dozen other Vietnamese-Americans active in liberal causes gathered in a AP is talking to Americans across the nation about their hopes and fears ahead of @Inauguration Day. Read the full 'Trump's America' series here: apne.ws/2jsF4AC
"17.01.2017 14:11:40" apnews.com Poll: Young Americans fear they will be worse off post-Trump NEW YORK (AP) — As Donald Trump approaches his inauguration, young Americans have a deeply pessimistic view about his incoming administration, with young blacks, Latinos and Asian The poll shows 60 percent of young Americans think Donald Trump will divide the nation, while 19 percent say he'll unite it.
"17.01.2017 10:31:20" apnews.com Silk, steam and slogans: Inside a North Korean factory PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — As the morning light poured through large windows, women wearing olive-colored overalls, pink aprons and headscarves stood at stations where silkworm In his New Year's address, leader Kim Jong Un called on the North Korean people to step up production to raise the nation's standard of living, which is among the lowest in Asia.
"17.01.2017 08:12:41" apnews.com AF447 searcher recalls pain of failure as MH370 hunt ends SYDNEY (AP) — Searchers' frustration over Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is difficult to overstate, from the monstrous waves that battered search crews in one of the world's most de "It was horrible. The families were disappointed in a big way, the companies involved _ Airbus, Air France _ were wondering what had happened ... wondered who are these guys who claimed they could find it and didn't?"
"17.01.2017 07:26:25" apnews.com After 3 years, MH370 search ends with no plane, few answers SYDNEY (AP) — After nearly three years, the hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 ended in futility and frustration Tuesday, as crews completed their deep-sea search of a desolate "Despite every effort using the best science available ... the search has not been able to locate the aircraft."
"17.01.2017 06:56:33" apnews.com China's Xi takes spotlight at Davos as US makes transition DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — China is taking the world's most elite annual gathering by storm.
President Xi Jinping leads a Chinese delegation of over 100 officials and Transition and instability in some key Western nations have given an opening for Xi to project Beijing's political stability while drumming up business for China.
"17.01.2017 02:00:29" apnews.com Teen slain in 'rape-murder fantasy' was friend to the lonely GLENSIDE, Pa. (AP) — The smiles radiate from photos posted online by friends: Grace Packer sporting an impish grin as a toddler, floating happily in a pool as a young teen, leanin In her short 14 years, a Pennsylvania girl endured a lifetime of pain and loss.
"17.01.2017 00:12:57" apnews.com As robots take jobs, Europeans mull free money for all PARIS (AP) — I am, therefore I'm paid.
The radical notion that governments should hand out free money to everyone — rich and poor, those who work and those who Money for nuthin'. It's a startling idea that's gaining adherents.
"16.01.2017 21:19:28" apnews.com Gene Cernan, last astronaut on the moon, dies at 82 Former astronaut Gene Cernan, the last of only a dozen men to walk on the moon who returned to Earth with a message of "peace and hope for all mankind," has died. He was 82. The former astronaut "encouraged our nation's leaders and young people to not let him remain the last man to walk on the moon," his family said.
"16.01.2017 19:23:05" apnews.com King Day highlights transition from Obama to Trump ATLANTA (AP) — As Americans celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., civil rights leaders and activists are trying to reconcile the transition from the nation's first black Martin Luther King Jr.'s daughter Bernice King is urging Americans to honor her father's legacy regardless of who occupies the Oval Office.
"16.01.2017 17:25:30" apnews.com This time, inaugural fashion is intertwined with politics NEW YORK (AP) — What'll she be wearing?
It's a question that fascinates fashion-watchers — and lots of others — every four years: Which designer will the Designers have publicly grappled with the question of whether they would dress Melania Trump.
"16.01.2017 16:10:03" youtube.com Raw: 5 Killed in Mexico Nightclub Shooting A gunman killed at least five people and wounded more than a dozen others on Monday at a nightclub in the Caribbean coastal resort of Playa del Carmen, Mexic... Police say five people died and 15 are wounded in shooting at nightclub at Mexican resort.
"16.01.2017 15:52:31" youtube.com Postcards from Trump's America As Donald Trump prepares to take the oath of office, the prospect of his presidency inspires the hopes of millions of Americans, the doubts and fears of mill... What are Americans' hopes and fears ahead of the inauguration? Coming Tuesday, you can read AP's series 'Postcards from Trump's America' here: apne.ws/2jsF4AC
"16.01.2017 15:21:14" apnews.com Police: 5 killed in shooting at nightclub at Mexican resort CANCUN, Mexico (AP) — A shooting attack at an electronic music festival resulted in the deaths of at least five people and left 15 injured Monday at a nightclub at Mexico's Caribb Four people are detained, but it is unclear if they include the shooter.
"16.01.2017 14:16:05" apnews.com Obama made Kenyan artist's name, but Trump portraits fizzle NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan artist Evans Yegon is sad to see President Barack Obama leave office. The artist has made a name for himself painting $1,000 portraits of Obama and he "Even if you are a Donald Trump supporter, you don't want to make it public," says the artist.
"16.01.2017 11:00:04" apnews.com Who are the 8 richest people? All men, mostly Americans DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The eight individuals who own as much as half of the rest of the planet are all men, and have largely made their fortunes in technology. Most are America The eight individuals who own as much as half of the rest of the planet are all men, and have largely made their fortunes in technology
"16.01.2017 10:30:08" apnews.com Inspired by Nepalese, UK architect rebuilds ancient temple CHANGU NARAYAN, Nepal (AP) — When a 7.8 magnitude earthquake rocked Nepal last year, villagers in Changu Narayan ran up the steep rocky path that cuts through their town to their "This is a place we can save, no doubt... The people here will make sure of that."
"16.01.2017 10:00:05" apnews.com Civilian casualties mount as Iraqi forces advance in Mosul IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — The mortar attack that left Um Yousef blind in one eye and killed two of her children came on the same day that Iraqi forces retook her neighborhood in eastern "You would expect in a conflict like this that the number of civilian casualties would be around 15 percent, a high of 20 percent... What we're seeing in Mosul is that nearly 50 percent of all casualties are in fact civilians."
"16.01.2017 07:00:31" apnews.com A look at how Trump might shake things up in Asia BEIJING (AP) — Donald Trump has offered views on U.S. relations with Asia that could indicate radical shifts in long-standing policy toward the region. From opposing free trade ag From opposing free trade agreements to confronting China and questioning Japan-South Korea alliances, Trump appears set to be charting a course far different from previous administrations.
"16.01.2017 06:30:09" apnews.com South Korea seeks arrest of Samsung heir as bribery suspect SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Prosecutors requested the arrest Monday of the de facto head of Samsung, South Korea's biggest company, on bribery and other charges in the influence-ped Samsung scion Lee Jae-yong faces allegations of embezzlement and of lying under oath during a parliamentary hearing in addition to offering bribes.
"16.01.2017 06:00:19" apnews.com Few Asian-Americans hold top legal jobs, new study says SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When Goodwin Liu joined the seven-member California Supreme Court in 2011, he became its fourth sitting member of Asian descent. The number is remarkable. "They have a foot in the door in virtually every sector of the legal profession... The question now is how wide that door's going to swing open for them."
"16.01.2017 05:26:09" apnews.com Kremlin counts days to Trump's inauguration, blasts Obama MOSCOW (AP) — With eager anticipation, the Kremlin is counting the days to Donald Trump's inauguration and venting its anger at Barack Obama's outgoing administration, no holds ba Donald Trump's open admiration of Putin has brought wide expectations of improved Moscow-Washington relations, but Trump has not articulated a clear Russia policy.
"16.01.2017 01:36:41" apnews.com Stark inequality: Oxfam says 8 men as rich as half the world DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The gap between the super-rich and the poorest half of the global population is starker than previously thought, with just eight men, from Bill Gates to "It is obscene for so much wealth to be held in the hands of so few when 1 in 10 people survive on less than $2 a day," says Oxfam's executive director.
"15.01.2017 23:43:52" apnews.com Former pro wrestler Jimmy 'Superfly' Snuka dies at 73 PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Former pro wrestler Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka, who earlier this month was found not competent to stand trial in the 1983 death of his girlfriend, has died at his Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka died less than two weeks after a judge dismissed charges against him in the 1983 death of his then-girlfriend.
"15.01.2017 18:12:23" apnews.com Israel says Nazi camp excavations unearth link to Anne Frank JERUSALEM (AP) — Researchers excavating the remains of one of the most notorious Nazi death camps have uncovered a pendant that appears identical to one belonging to Anne Frank, I The triangular piece found has the words "Mazal Tov" written in Hebrew on one side.
"15.01.2017 16:18:01" apnews.com Widow of slain Oregon standoff leader carries on his mission SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Leaders of an armed occupation of a federal wildlife refuge in rural Oregon were driving to a public meeting a year ago when police shot and killed one of them Jeanette Finicum has become something of a cause celebre in the year since her husband's death.
"15.01.2017 14:50:42" apnews.com Nowhere left to run away to: The final days of the circus SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Goodbye to death-defying feats — daring young men (and women) on the flying trapeze, whip-wielding lion tamers, human cannonballs. Goodbye to the scent In an era of online role playing games and YouTube celebrities, the "Greatest Show on Earth" doesn't seem so great.
"15.01.2017 13:01:06" bigstory.ap.org This week in odd news: The frozen fox; What are the odds? Mom, dad, son share a birthday; Text invites deputy to meth delivery; Man bun ID's suspect Frozen fox extracted from upper reaches of Danube in Germany (Johannes Stehle/dpa via AP) BERLIN (AP) _ A hunter in Germany has put on show a block of ice containing a fox that he says fell into the chilly Danube and drowned,… Best weird AP news: See the frozen fox extracted from upper reaches of Danube in Germany; Birthday trifecta: Mom, dad, son all share a birthday; Sexual assault question part of math homework assignment; This bun's the one: Police identify man who was
"15.01.2017 03:33:35" apnews.com APNewsBreak: Ringling Bros. circus to close after 146 years ELLENTON, Fla. (AP) — After 146 years, the curtain is coming down on "The Greatest Show on Earth." The owner of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus told The Associat The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will close forever in May.
"15.01.2017 01:49:48" apnews.com Cuba sees explosion in internet access as ties with US grow HAVANA (AP) — Two days before Christmas, Luis Gonzalez received a little Chinese modem from Cuba's state-owned telecommunications company.
The 55-year-old theater pr Checking Facebook, listening to music online - pretty ordinary tasks for most of the world, but until recently, near-impossible in Cuba.
"14.01.2017 21:31:14" apnews.com Pence goes from outsider to Trump's inside man in Congress WASHINGTON (AP) — When Mike Pence landed in Congress after the 2000 election, he was a conservative agitator who often bucked President George W. Bush's agenda. Seventeen years la "He's the trusted intermediary. He's the person that people on both sides of Pennsylvania Avenue know and trust."
"14.01.2017 20:01:26" apnews.com Airport shooting highlights nexus between mentally ill, cops FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Just weeks before a gunman opened fire at Fort Lauderdale's airport, authorities said he walked into an FBI office in Alaska, telling agents the gover "There's no simple fix to say the FBI should've just locked this guy away because he's hearing voices."
"14.01.2017 18:47:22" apnews.com Military's shift away from oil clashes with Trump's promises TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. (AP) — At a sprawling desert base, a Marine recharged his radio's batteries simply by walking, while nearby fellow troops examined a rocket artillery syst Military leaders say alternative energy makes warriors more agile and effective on today's battlefields.
"14.01.2017 17:01:04" bigstory.ap.org King's shift from dreamer to radical resonates for activists PHILADELPHIA (AP) — For Abdul Aliy-Muhammad, the Martin Luther King Jr. he learned about as a child was a man of love, peace and racial harmony, a gifted orator. It wasn't until Aliy-Muhammad became an activist that he… Younger black activists say they prefer the pointed, more forceful King to the Nobel Prize-winning pacifist who preached love over hate as he led nonviolent marches.
"14.01.2017 16:04:48" apnews.com Trump unleashes Twitter attack against civil rights legend NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump tore into civil rights legend John Lewis for questioning the legitimacy of the Republican billionaire's White House victory, intensifying a feud with Trump continues to use Twitter to attack his adversaries, just as he did throughout the campaign.
"14.01.2017 15:01:19" bigstory.ap.org 'Miracle on the Hudson' legacy: 70,000 slain birds NEW YORK (AP) — Birds took the blame for bringing down the jetliner that "Sully" Sullenberger landed on the Hudson River eight years ago this weekend. They have been paying for it with their lives ever since. An Associated… "There has to be a long-term solution that doesn't rely so extensively on killing birds and also keeps us safe in the sky."
"14.01.2017 13:01:14" bigstory.ap.org This week in odd news: Taco Bell's new fried chicken taco shell; Woman drives SUV through garage, into pool; The 'intimate shave' No way to car-pool: SUV runs through wall into swimming pool APEX, N.C. (AP) — You could say a North Carolina woman went car-pooling: Police say she accidentally drove her SUV through her garage and landed in the middle… Best weird AP news: Police say man fires gun someone took a bite from his sandwich; Taco Bell to go nationwide with latest concoction: a taco with a shell made entirely out of fried chicken; Snowed-in swimmers practice anyway; Police called over
"14.01.2017 02:47:04" apnews.com Woman stolen at birth learns true identity; 'Momma' charged WALTERBORO, S.C. (AP) — Stolen from a hospital just hours after she was born, an 18-year-old woman finally learned her true identity and was reunited Friday with her birth family, Eighteen years later, police believe they've solved the mysterious disappearance of a baby from a Florida hospital.
"13.01.2017 21:43:12" apnews.com Trump's America To glimpse the country Trump will lead as the 45th president, Associated Press journalists traveled to four corners of the U.S., each unique in its own right. Coming Tuesday: As Donald Trump prepares to take office, AP explores the very different Americas he'll lead.
"13.01.2017 21:16:14" apnews.com AP Exclusive: Lie detectors trip applicants at border agency SAN DIEGO (AP) — David Kirk was a career Marine pilot with a top-secret security clearance and a record of flying classified missions. He was in the cockpit when President George It has raised questions of whether the lie detector tests are being properly administered.
"13.01.2017 20:17:01" apnews.com Don's what? Portable toilet names covered for inauguration WASHINGTON (AP) — It's the great port-a-potty cover-up for President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration.
Workers preparing for the inauguration Jan. 20 have taped ove A Washington cover-up.
"13.01.2017 19:36:54" Mexico's Toy Museum: Looking to keep the doors open Step back into childhoods of the past with this #360 video view inside Mexico City's Antique Toy Museum. Read more here: http://apne.ws/2j8SlP2
"13.01.2017 17:31:13" apnews.com Paralyzed detective who forgave shooter eulogized as hero NEW YORK (AP) — Steven McDonald, a police officer best known for forgiving a teenage gunman who left him paralyzed in 1986, was remembered at his St. Patrick's Cathedral funeral o "We learned the right way to live from him."
"13.01.2017 16:24:39" apnews.com Feds release scathing report on Chicago police abuse CHICAGO (AP) — Institutional problems within the Chicago Police Department have led to serious civil rights violations for years, including racial bias against blacks and a tenden The Justice Department launched an investigation of the 12,000-officer force following the release of video showing a white police officer shooting a black teenager 16 times.
"13.01.2017 11:00:20" apnews.com Millennials Falling Behind Their Boomer Parents Baby Boomers: your millennial children are worse-off than you. Millennials earn 20 percent less than boomers did at the same stage of life, despite being better educated, according to a Millennials have half the net worth of boomers. Their home ownership rate is lower, while their student debt is drastically higher.
"13.01.2017 09:30:20" apnews.com Definitions of 'comfort women' reveal Japan-S. Korea divide TOKYO (AP) — "Comfort women," used by the Japanese military used for sex, were present wherever the army invaded and occupied Asia countries from the early 1930s through the end o "Comfort women" were used by hundreds of brothels supervised by the Japanese military, which set the tariffs, service hours and hygiene standards.
"13.01.2017 07:30:09" apnews.com Surge in targeted killings of al-Qaida operatives in Syria BEIRUT (AP) — The convoy of vehicles was driving on a dirt road in northwestern Syria when the aerial attack by the U.S.-led coalition struck, turning the vehicles into balls of f In the throes of a brutal civil war now in its sixth year, Syria has one of the largest and most active concentrations of al-Qaida fighters in the world.
"13.01.2017 06:00:56" apnews.com China overtakes US in screens but cinemas sit empty ZHUOLU TOWN, China (AP) — The brightly-decorated 3-D cinema in this town outside Beijing is showing the latest Chinese and Hollywood films, to row after row of empty red seats. So "We don't have many customers _ only a couple on weekdays and a few dozen during the weekends."
"12.01.2017 22:50:59" apnews.com Obama making changes to Cuban immigration policy WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is ending a longstanding immigration policy that allows any Cuban who makes it to U.S. soil to stay and become a legal resident, a senior The "wet foot, dry foot" policy had allowed any Cuban who made it to US soil to stay and become a legal resident.
"12.01.2017 22:40:54" President-elect Donald Trump has promised to add 5,000 U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents, but the agency already struggles to fill out its ranks.
"12.01.2017 20:01:20" apnews.com AP PHOTOS: Horse riding improves life for disabled Haiti boy PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Judeley Hans Debel runs as fast as his prosthetic leg can take him when he arrives at a Haitian equestrian center. A riding session with his favorite "You're the best horse, you're the best horse," the 9-year-old boy says soothingly to a tan polo pony named Tic Tac.
"12.01.2017 19:01:40" apnews.com The good, bad and unknown about marijuana's health effects NEW YORK (AP) — A new report concludes that marijuana can almost certainly ease chronic pain and might help some people sleep, but that it's also likely to raise the risk of getti The experts also called for more studies about marijuana and its chemical cousins.
"12.01.2017 18:31:12" apnews.com Biden: Intel officials told us Trump allegations might leak WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday that top intelligence leaders told him and President Barack Obama they felt obligated to inform them about uncorroborated "It surprised me in that it made it to the point where the agency, the FBI thought they had to pursue it," Biden said.
"12.01.2017 18:04:00" Timeline Photos Swimmers prepare for a dip in the Vltava river in downtown Prague, Czech Republic, in this #360Photo. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
"12.01.2017 16:40:45" pro32.ap.org Chargers announce they're moving to Los Angeles SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Chargers are moving to Los Angeles, where they will join the recently relocated Rams in giving the nation's second-l
"12.01.2017 16:31:06" apnews.com Pay gap between college grads and everyone else at a record WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans with no more than a high school diploma have fallen so far behind college graduates in their economic lives that the earnings gap between college grads The dominance of college graduates in the economy is, if anything, accelerating.
"12.01.2017 11:39:35" apnews.com Cyprus: A historic venue of big power intrigues LONDON (AP) — Cyprus, a small, divided island nation in the eastern Mediterranean Sea, has played an outsized role throughout history because of its status as a jewel coveted by m The divided Mediterranean island's strategic location between three continents — Europe, Africa and Asia — has made it a prize, economically and politically.
"12.01.2017 09:36:26" apnews.com A farewell address, a news conference and White House change WASHINGTON (AP) — The outgoing president somberly ruminated about the fragility of democracy and earnestly implored Americans to reject corrosive political dialogue. Fourteen hour "Everyone says that Obama and Trump are 180 degrees different and you can see why."
"12.01.2017 09:00:20" apnews.com 360-degree replays at Super Bowl a taste of what's next BOSTON (AP) — Have you ever wanted to know what Tom Brady sees as he stares down a pass rush, scans the field for an open receiver ... or brushes his teeth in the morning? "The difference here is you would be able to go in and see from his vantage point what the player actually saw."
"12.01.2017 07:00:15" apnews.com 'Afro-Palestinians' forge a unique identity in Israel JERUSALEM (AP) — In the shadow of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem's Old City lies the "African Quarter" — home to a little-known community of nearly 50 Arab families of Afri Descended from Muslim pilgrims from a variety of African countries, they now consider themselves proud Palestinians.
"12.01.2017 05:30:17" apnews.com Trump says BuzzFeed 'garbage' for publishing allegations PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump and his team on Wednesday attacked news organizations that spread unsubstantiated reports about a damaging dossier collected o The combative news conference, less than two weeks before Donald Trump's inauguration, was dominated by questions about Russia and the president-elect's relationship with the intelligence community.
"12.01.2017 02:20:43" apnews.com Ethics official denounces Trump's plan for business NEW YORK (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump said Wednesday he will continue to profit from his global business empire after he enters the White House this month — a precede "I don't think divestiture is too high a price to pay to be the president of the United States of America," said Office of Government Ethics Director Walter Shaub.
"11.01.2017 22:36:53" AP Business News VIDEO: Here are all those wacky questions from the Detroit auto show that nobody else dared to ask #NAIAS
"11.01.2017 21:51:35" apnews.com Black lawmakers say Sessions unfit to be attorney general WASHINGTON (AP) — Black lawmakers said Wednesday that Sen. Jeff Sessions at times has shown hostility toward civil rights, making him unfit to be attorney general, as a 1986 lette Sen. Cory Booker said the "arc of the universe does not just naturally curve toward justice, we must bend it," and that Sessions' record didn't indicate that he would.
"11.01.2017 19:43:50" apnews.com Scientists: Moon over the hill at 4.51 billion years old CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — It turns out the moon is older than many scientists suspected: a ripe 4.51 billion years old.
That's the newest estimate, thanks to rocks A research team reported that the moon formed within 60 million years of the birth of the solar system.
"11.01.2017 18:39:34" Gas Shock: Mexicans protest the rising price of gasoline Join thousands of Mexicans in this #360Video as they march in the capital to protest a 20 percent increase in gas prices. Read more about the protest here: http://apne.ws/2idlJXe Reposting to correct typo in video.
"11.01.2017 17:21:36" apnews.com Defiant Trump denies reports on Russia ties: 'a disgrace' NEW YORK (AP) — Defiant and unyielding, President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday adamantly denied reports that Russia had obtained compromising personal and financial information "It's all fake news, it's phony stuff, it didn't happen," Trump said. "It was gotten by opponents of ours."
"11.01.2017 17:06:01" youtube.com Trump: Russia Report a 'Blot' on Intel Community President-elect Donald Trump delivered his first formal press conference following the November presidential election in New York on Wednesday. (Jan. 11) Sub... In President-elect Donald Trump's first formal press conference following the November election, he called the unverified dossier on ties to Russia 'fake news.'
"11.01.2017 14:49:35" apnews.com 'Yes we did' _ Obama bids farewell in nostalgic last speech CHICAGO (AP) — President Barack Obama has bid farewell to the nation in an emotional speech that sought to comfort a country on edge over rapid economic changes, persistent securi Brushing away tears with a handkerchief, President Obama paid tribute to the sacrifices made by his wife and by his daughters.
"11.01.2017 08:26:55" apnews.com Trump news spreads faster than reporters can verify PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The spread of a report about supposed damaging information about President-elect Donald Trump collected by Russia became a public test of journalistic stan Most news organizations, including the AP, held back on the specific allegations because they had not been substantiated.
"11.01.2017 08:09:02" apnews.com Fierce battles leave hospital in Iraqi city of Mosul gutted MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — After weeks of airstrikes and artillery fire, Mosul's al-Salam hospital is little more than a burnt-out shell. Retaken from the Islamic State group by Iraqi for The hospital in eastern Mosul was the scene of one of the most significant setbacks for Iraqi troops in the nearly 3-month operation to retake Iraq's second-largest city.
"11.01.2017 07:09:35" Timeline Photos Blowing smoke: No evidence for claims of wide marijuana use in North Korea.
"11.01.2017 03:00:52" apnews.com Chef brings attention to cuisine of Melania Trump's homeland A master chef is bringing attention to the cuisine of Melania Trump's homeland.
Ana Ros (pronounced ROSH), who starred last year in an episode of the "Chef's Table" Netfli Slovenian tourism officials recently brought Ana Ros (pronounced ROSH) to New York to showcase her culinary talents at a time when tourism in the tiny country is booming.
"11.01.2017 01:30:01" apnews.com Anxiety in Istanbul after series of extremist attacks ISTANBUL (AP) — For Ethem Salli, life in what he still calls one of the greatest cities on earth has been pared back to little more than his commutes to and from work. "I am afraid just like everyone else around me. Because I don't feel the government is able to provide much security."
"11.01.2017 00:58:39" Gas Shock: Mexicans protest the rising price of gasoline Join thousands of Mexicans in this #360Video as they march in the capital to protest a 20 percent increase in gas prices. Read more about the protest here: http://apne.ws/2iZjYtO
"10.01.2017 23:03:01" apnews.com Dylann Roof sentenced to death for killing 9 church members CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — An unrepentant Dylann Roof was sentenced to death Tuesday for killing nine black church members during Bible study, the first person to face execution for A jury deliberated for about three hours before returning with the decision, capping a trial in which the 22-year-old avowed white supremacist did not fight for his life or show any remorse.
"10.01.2017 21:55:24" Timeline Photos Clemson cheerleaders and band warm up in this #360Photo before their team's victory against Alabama in the NCAA college football championship. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
"10.01.2017 19:48:18" apnews.com Things to know about Trump's Cabinet confirmation hearings Under the U.S. Constitution, the Senate has sole authority to confirm a president's nominee to serve in the Cabinet. And while President-elect Donald Trump can't officially nominate any Here's a guide to this week's hearings. For AP's full confirmation coverage, go to: http://apne.ws/2iePgOy
"10.01.2017 19:33:52" apnews.com Church gunman tells jury he still feels he 'had to do it' CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Dylann Roof threw away one last chance to plead for his life in front of the jurors who convicted him of killing nine black churchgoers, telling them Tuesd "I have the right to ask you to give me a life sentence, but I'm not sure what good it would do anyway."
"10.01.2017 19:13:45" apnews.com Investigators: 'Inside job' suspected in Kardashian robbery PARIS (AP) — Investigators focused Tuesday on the possibility that the October robbery of more than $10 million worth of jewelry from Kim Kardashian West was an inside job followi Her limo driver is among the suspects
"10.01.2017 17:11:00" apnews.com Fans mourn death of California's famous 'drive-thru' sequoia ARNOLD, Calif. (AP) — Joyce Brown was 12 when her parents first took her to visit the "drive-thru tree," a giant sequoia in California famous for a car-sized hole carved into the "In the blink of an eye, it's gone."
"10.01.2017 15:37:12" apnews.com Sessions says he'd be fair as AG, defy Trump if necessary WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Jeff Sessions cast himself as a strong protector of law and order at his confirmation hearing Tuesday, promising that as attorney general he would crack dow Sessions has solid support from the Senate's Republican majority, but faces a challenge persuading skeptical Democrats that he'll be fair and committed to civil rights.
"10.01.2017 14:42:36" apnews.com In final speech, Obama must reconcile his hopes with Trump's WASHINGTON (AP) — Now an elder statesman, Barack Obama is returning to Chicago where he launched his unlikely political career to tell Americans not to lose faith in their future, Obama directed his team to craft an address that would feel "bigger than politics" and speak to all Americans — including those who voted for Trump.
"10.01.2017 07:22:07" apnews.com Palestinians await Israeli outpost's evacuation SILWAD, West Bank (AP) — Maryam Abdel-Kareem gazed longingly onto the plot of West Bank land she inherited from her father. Once planted with tomatoes, cucumbers and okra, the win "It's as if you have this child and you hug him and love him, and you don't want to let him go. The land is like this to me, more precious than a child."
"10.01.2017 06:08:14" apnews.com AP PHOTOS: Kim's call on economy has North Korea scrambling NAMPO, North Korea (AP) — North Korean officials and factory managers are scrambling to answer a call from leader Kim Jong Un for an all-out, nationwide effort to build up the cou Along with vowing to make yet more advances with nuclear weapons and long-range ballistic missiles, including an intercontinental ballistic missile, Kim Jong Un called for the push to improve North Korea's economy.
"10.01.2017 04:07:01" apnews.com Analysis: After Rafsanjani, Iran at a political crossroads DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Former President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani will be buried in the shrine of the ayatollah who led Iran's 1979 Islamic Revolution, the same man who After death of Rafsanjani, Iran at a political crossroads. An @AP Analysis by @jongambrellAP. http://apne.ws/2icN3TK
"10.01.2017 03:31:51" apnews.com Overrated or not, Streep's speech has galvanizing effect NEW YORK (AP) — Speaking in a hoarse voice that quivered with emotion, Meryl Streep silenced a boisterous Golden Globes crowd and sparked a clamor heard around the country, all th Political speeches at an award show _ a little-loved, often ridiculed tradition _ have seldom reverberated so strongly.
"09.01.2017 23:00:09" apnews.com Wheels to Watch: Lexus LS, Kia sports car, Mercedes GLA DETROIT (AP) — From hot-selling SUVs of all sizes to the a redesign for the Toyota Camry, the top-selling car in the U.S., the 2017 North American International Auto Show has a di The 2017 North American International Auto Show has a diverse lineup of new vehicles.
"09.01.2017 21:00:40" apnews.com US had near record heat, costly weather disasters in 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — With steamy nights, sticky days and torrential downpours, last year went down as one of the warmest and wildest weather years on record in the United States. "The fact that the U.S. has seen the two warmest years within the past five years cannot be explained by chance. It bears the fingerprint of human-caused climate change."
"09.01.2017 19:00:34" Timeline Photos Experience Orthodox Christmas mass at the Christ the Savior Cathedral in Moscow in this 360 photo. Orthodox Christians celebrate Christmas on Jan. 7, in accordance with the Julian calendar. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
"09.01.2017 18:36:50" apnews.com Analysis: After Rafsanjani, Iran at a political crossroads DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Former President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani will be buried in the shrine of the ayatollah who led Iran's 1979 Islamic Revolution, the same man who He long served as a balance in the extremes of Iranian political thought, a go-between for reformers and hard-liners.
"09.01.2017 16:26:18" apnews.com It's all good: Any exercise cuts risk of death, study finds Weekend warriors, take a victory lap. People who pack their workouts into one or two sessions a week lower their risk of dying over roughly the next decade nearly as much as people who "Even if you only have time to do something once a week, this study would suggest it's still worth doing."
"09.01.2017 15:40:39" apnews.com Paris police: 17 arrested over Kardashian West jewelry heist PARIS (AP) — French police arrested 17 people Monday in connection with the October theft of more than $10 million worth of jewelry from Kim Kardashian West, finding weapons and a One of the suspects is 72. Cash and weapons were found.
"09.01.2017 13:47:08" apnews.com AP-NORC Poll: Americans high on Obama, divided on his legacy WASHINGTON (AP) — More than half of Americans view President Barack Obama favorably as he leaves office, a new poll shows, but Americans remain deeply divided over his legacy. Few "He acted very presidential, but he just couldn't get things done."
"09.01.2017 10:35:29" apnews.com Golden Globes serve up a side order of politics The old-fashioned musical triumphed, and there was joy through the land — "La La Land," that is. Though Damien Chazelle's candy-colored musical cleaned up at the Golden Globes, th From cute kids to politics, here are some key moments of this year's Golden Globes.
"09.01.2017 07:51:26" apnews.com Trump mentioned early and often at Golden Globes Donald Trump was not in attendance at the Golden Globes, but he was there in spirit — or more precisely, as the target of a slew of political barbs, not to mention an impassioned "It was the moment when the person asking to sit in the most respected seat in our country imitated a disabled reporter, someone he outranked in privilege, power and the capacity to fight back."
"09.01.2017 06:50:45" apnews.com China's poorest, trying to stay warm, add greatly to smog QIAN'AN, China (AP) — An overloaded coal truck rumbles down from the steel factory and hits a bump, sending chunks of its black cargo skittering and click-clicking along the aspha Residents of northern China's countryside go to great lengths to burn untreated coal in home stoves despite government efforts to ban the practice and introduce cleaner — but costlier — types of coal or electrical heating.
"09.01.2017 06:12:28" apnews.com Huge Catholic procession held under heavy security in Manila MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A massive crowd of mostly barefoot Filipino Roman Catholic devotees on Monday joined an annual procession of a centuries-old statue of Jesus Christ held The Philippines' police chief says authorities have not monitored any specific threat but warned that followers of a Muslim extremist leader killed in a clash with officers last week may retaliate by attacking the procession.
"09.01.2017 03:30:33" apnews.com LGBT activists brace for efforts to undermine their gains NEW YORK (AP) — After a string of major victories in recent years, LGBT activists are bracing for a different task in 2017 — trying to prevent Republicans in Congress and st "2017 is going to be our toughest year yet," said the National Center for Transgender Equality in a recent fundraising appeal.
"09.01.2017 02:30:13" apnews.com Obama health care legacy: Coverage, conflict, and questions WASHINGTON (AP) — Although his signature law is in jeopardy, President Barack Obama's work reshaping health care in America is certain to endure in the broad public support for ma "The American people have now set new standards for access to health care based on the Affordable Care Act,"
"09.01.2017 01:30:20" apnews.com A parade of pinks on the Golden Globes red carpet The pinks had it Sunday on the Golden Globes red carpet, from Ryan Michelle Bathe on the arm of hubby Sterling K. Brown to a stunning Lily Collins in princessy Zuhair Murad, hair up in "I love this color. It's fun, it's fresh, it's great."
"08.01.2017 17:38:34" apnews.com Norwegian mass murderer Breivik in human rights appeal case HELSINKI (AP) — Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik, who killed 77 people in a bombing and shooting rampage in 2011, is returning to court this week as the government a Anders Behring Breivik is held in isolation in a three-cell complex with access to video games, TV and exercise. But he says the limits on visitors and communications violate his rights.
"08.01.2017 15:37:24" apnews.com Congressional Black Caucus to be more aggressive under Trump WASHINGTON (AP) — For almost eight years, the members of the Congressional Black Caucus existed in the shadow of the first black president. They praised President Barack Obama's a With more black lawmakers in Congress than ever before, the Congressional Black Caucus gears up for a more forceful role.
"08.01.2017 13:01:12" trib.al This week in odd news: Cat that fell from moving car found alive; Man finds his front door walled in; Boys, goat saddle-up for trip to McDonald's McDonald's drive-thru had some horses, 'E-I-E-I ... whoa!' (Toby Bonner/The Powell Tribune via AP) POWELL, Wyo. (AP) _ Two Wyoming boys, a little bored over their holiday break, saddled up for a trip to McDonald's and a… Best weird AP news: Two bored Wyoming boys saddle up for a trip to McDonald's and a goat follows along; Resident finds an anaconda in the toilet; After 18 years, a pair of scissors removed from the stomach of a man. @AP_Oddities on Twitter.
"08.01.2017 12:00:37" apnews.com Trump celeb crew awaits his turn in spotlight, and their own WASHINGTON (AP) — The golden-haired model who has graced the cover of hundreds of romance novels, Fabio, was wrapping up Thanksgiving dinner at Donald Trump's South Florida club w It's an exclusive and eclectic club: celebrities who not only support Donald Trump, but are willing to do so publicly.
"08.01.2017 09:56:46" apnews.com Sleep, mom time and English rock on menu for Globe nominees LOS ANGELES (AP) — On this Golden Globes day, some nominees will be sleeping in, a few will be hanging with their moms, and one will be partying like it's 1975.
A ro How the nominees are spending the hours before the Golden Globes.
"08.01.2017 08:00:13" apnews.com Kushner, considering White House role, eyes business exit NEW YORK (AP) — Jared Kushner, President-elect Donald Trump's son-in-law and one of his closest advisers, is taking steps to distance himself from his sprawling New York real esta Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner must clear a series of hurdles before he takes any post in the government _ which he's apparently planning to do.
"08.01.2017 06:00:16" apnews.com Columnist Nat Hentoff dies at 91 NEW YORK (AP) — Nat Hentoff, an eclectic columnist, critic, novelist and agitator dedicated to music, free expression and defying the party line, died Saturday at age 91. The eclectic writer and critic Nat Hentoff has died. He enjoyed a diverse and iconoclastic career, basking in "the freedom to be infuriating on a myriad of subjects."
"08.01.2017 04:00:31" apnews.com US goes from bandleader to bystander in Syria peace efforts WASHINGTON (AP) — Stung by years of failure to stop Syria's bloodshed, the United States is now just a bystander to the civil war as President Barack Obama's tenure ends. With no indication about how the incoming Trump administration intends to proceed on Syria, U.S. diplomats are wary of engaging in any new initiatives that would require a sustained American role.
"08.01.2017 01:12:15" apnews.com Trump's pick for intelligence chief spent years lobbying WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Sen. Dan Coats, in line to be national intelligence director, has swung back and forth between government service and lobbying, the type of Washington car "It's the internecine nature of policymakers getting rich off the people they once regulated. And then to come back into the government _ it can be a tough task for any person to basically now bite the hand that fed you."
"07.01.2017 20:20:01" apnews.com Washington set to swear in 1st blind lieutenant governor OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — As Washington state prepares to swear in its first blind lieutenant governor, the Senate has undergone a makeover that incorporates Braille into that chamber "I'm really excited to show the public, particularly school children, that anything is possible." - Lt. Gov.-elect Cyrus Habib
"07.01.2017 18:31:04" apnews.com To celebrate inaugural or not? Trump critics are divided WASHINGTON (AP) — It's typically an unquestioned honor to participate in the inauguration of an American president. Who wouldn't want to be part of such a historic event? Participation in an inaugural is always a personal decision, but historians and others say the level of this year's public angst is unusual.
"07.01.2017 17:01:38" apnews.com Trump and Schumer: From potential allies to antagonists WASHINGTON (AP) — In the weeks after November's election, President-elect Donald Trump and incoming Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer sounded like potential allies. Just days into the 115th Congress, the Trump-Schumer courtship has already turned cold, and the onetime potential allies now sound more like antagonists.
"07.01.2017 15:31:10" apnews.com Turkey's tourism takes big hit after extremist attacks ISTANBUL (AP) — The once bustling Grand Bazaar in Istanbul is astonishingly quiet. The shops and restaurants in the city's trendy Istiklal Street are all but empty of foreign cust "2016 was a lost year for Turkish tourism."
"07.01.2017 13:01:37" bigstory.ap.org This week in odd news: Police say man hid cocaine under belly fat; Woman gives birth during auto shop oil change; German man's front door walled up overnight Police: Texas man caught with cocaine hidden under belly fat Short caption. (Austin Police Department via AP) AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ Authorities say a Texas man tried to destroy cocaine hidden under his belly fat while being… Best weird AP news: Texas police say man hid cocaine under belly fat; A sheriff ropes a wayward calf from the hood of his squad car; Man takes a tiger for a walk in Mexico; German man wakes up, finds front door walled in; The bookseller 'from hell.'
"07.01.2017 12:00:25" apnews.com Endgame looms in efforts to reunite Cyprus after 43 years NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The division of Cyprus is now in its 43rd year. Next week may mark the decisive moment when the small eastern Mediterranean island nation starts to be stitc A deal to reunify the divided island of Cyprus could bring some good news to a region wracked by conflict and distrust.
"07.01.2017 10:00:11" apnews.com Reynolds, Fisher laid to rest at Hollywood Hills cemetery LOS ANGELES (AP) — Carrie Fisher, who was laid to rest alongside her mother Debbie Reynolds Friday, was adored by family, friends and fans for her gallows humor and frank talk abo "This was a private family service. It was fitting and it was beautiful."
"07.01.2017 08:00:08" apnews.com Jeans that give directions? Products get, um, 'smart' at CES LAS VEGAS (AP) — Here's a morning routine for you.
After the alarm on your smartphone goes off, it's time to roll out of your "smart" bed and give your hair a good r Companies are trying to refresh everyday products like hairbrushes and backpacks with internet connectivity. But do we really need them?
"07.01.2017 05:53:38" apnews.com Will Hollywood be in the mood to party at Golden Globes? Is Hollywood in the mood to party?
On Sunday, the movie industry will gather for the Golden Globes, which are regularly one of the most freewheeling and frothiest award sh As usual, champagne will flow and punchlines will fly. But the tone of this year's Golden Globes may be different.
"07.01.2017 02:23:17" apnews.com Family: Shooting suspect 'lost his mind' after tour in Iraq The man police say opened fire with a gun from his checked baggage at a Florida airport had a history of mental health issues — some of which followed his military service in Iraq "I'm in shock. He was a serious person ... He was a normal person."
"07.01.2017 01:01:44" apnews.com US veteran arrested in airport shooting; 5 dead, 8 wounded FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — An Army veteran who landed at the Fort Lauderdale airport with a gun in his checked luggage opened fire in the baggage claim area Friday, killing five "He just kind of continued coming in, just randomly shooting at people, no rhyme or reason to it."
"07.01.2017 00:06:02" apnews.com Crimes against whites equals small percentage of hate crimes ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The horrific beating of a mentally disabled white man in Chicago by four black assailants broadcast on social media is highlighting anti-white hate crimes Experts say the FBI data on hate crimes isn't a full picture since anti-black cases are skewed lower by the lack of reporting participation by some southern law enforcement agencies.
"06.01.2017 22:49:53" apnews.com Putin ordered effort to help Trump, hurt Clinton: US report WASHINGTON (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a hidden campaign to influence America's presidential election in favor of Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton, U.S. intel "We further assess Putin and the Russian government developed a clear preference for President-elect Trump."
"06.01.2017 18:01:24" pro32.ap.org 3 rookies, Ryan, highlight revamped AP All-Pro Team The Associated Press 2016 NFL All-Pro Team is showing off the new wave of pro football stars. It's the first time since 1981 that so many first-year players made the team.
"06.01.2017 17:04:19" AP From sheets of steel to a car that can drive 107 miles without gas - follow along as we show how the electric Nissan Leaf comes to life in this #360Video.
"06.01.2017 16:57:04" Timeline Photos Elephants rescued from abuse and exploitation walk through the woods of Thailand's Boon Lott Elephant Sanctuary in this #360Photo. (AP Photo/Todd Pitman)
"06.01.2017 15:42:11" apnews.com SeaWorld: Tilikum, orca that killed trainer, has died ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Tilikum, an orca that killed a trainer at SeaWorld Orlando in 2010 and was profiled in a documentary that helped sway popular opinion against keeping killer w "Tilikum had, and will continue to have, a special place in the hearts of the SeaWorld family, as well as the millions of people all over the world that he inspired."
"06.01.2017 13:31:06" apnews.com Free from Boko Haram, Nigeria's Chibok girls are kept silent LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — She was found wandering in a forest, the first of the nearly 300 Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram to escape on her own and reach freedom. That was Sunday marks 1,000 days since the mass kidnapping, and most of the Chibok schoolgirls remain in captivity. The few who have been freed have found themselves not completely free.
"06.01.2017 11:20:31" apnews.com S. Korea president faces test of her political life in trial SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A lawyer for South Korea's disgraced president has compared her impeachment to the deaths of Jesus Christ and the ancient Greek thinker Socrates. President Park's lawyer says her impeachment is like the deaths of Christ and Socrates: here's a look at the cast of characters, the issues and how things in this momentous trial might pan out.
"06.01.2017 07:44:18" apnews.com Japan recalls envoy to South Korea over comfort-woman statue TOKYO (AP) — Japan is recalling its ambassador to South Korea in response to the placing of a comfort-woman statue in front of its consulate in the Korean city of Busan. Many Korean and other women in Asia were forced into sexual slavery in front-line brothels for the Japanese military during World War II.
"06.01.2017 07:25:36" littlstar.com Nimrud's Riches: The Islamic State's efforts to erase history The world revolves around you. Share it. Islamic State bulldozed and bombed the ancient site of Nimrud, hacking apart its treasures; watch its winged bulls come to life again in this 360 video reconstruct.
"06.01.2017 06:38:53" apnews.com British conservationist fights to save seahorses in Cambodia ACH SEH ISLAND, Cambodia (AP) — A 7-inch creature with a head resembling a horse and a monkey-like tail glides gracefully out of a dark coral crevice off the Cambodian coast. Mast The tropical seas around this jungled island depict, in microcosm, both the seahorse's threatened state and possible ways to save the iconic species from extinction.
"06.01.2017 03:47:23" apnews.com 'Obama Out': President ending reign as pop culture king WASHINGTON (AP) — From his campaign fist bump to his theatrical mic drop at the last White House correspondents' dinner, Barack Obama ruled as America's pop culture president. For better or for worse, Barack Obama's presidency intertwined with a lot of pop culture moments. See more stories and photos about President Obama's legacy here: http://apne.ws/2ikIB2E
"06.01.2017 02:24:58" apnews.com Attorney general pick Sessions has dueling images CAMDEN, Alabama (AP) — Upperclassmen on the Wilcox County High School football team sometimes harassed the freshmen of 1964. But linebacker Jeff Sessions, a senior who was barely Supporters describe attorney general nominee Jeff Sessions as someone who stands up for the little guy. Opponents are concerned about his hard-line views on immigration and record on civil rights.
"05.01.2017 21:17:39" Building an Electric Car From sheets of steel to a car that can drive 107 miles without gas - follow along as we show how the electric Nissan Leaf comes to life in this #360Video.
"05.01.2017 19:32:07" apnews.com US imposes terrorism-related sanctions against bin Laden son WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration imposed sanctions Thursday on a son of Sept. 11 mastermind Osama bin Laden, saying the younger bin Laden poses a risk to U.S. national s The State Department says the younger bin Laden _ in a 2015 audio message _ called for acts of terrorism in Western capitals.
"05.01.2017 18:31:10" apnews.com Seeking cash, Zimbabwe sells 35 elephants to China HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's wildlife agency said Thursday it has sold 35 elephants to China to ease overpopulation and raise funds for conservation, amid criticism from ani "Why is it done clandestinely and then announced two weeks later?"
"05.01.2017 17:02:06" apnews.com US official says Russia undoubtedly meddled in US election WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's top intelligence official said Thursday that Russia undoubtedly interfered in America's 2016 presidential election but stopped short of using the ex James Clapper stopped short of using the term 'an act of war.'
"05.01.2017 15:38:40" apnews.com Police: Charges coming in Chicago beating aired on Facebook CHICAGO (AP) — Four black suspects beat and taunted a white man with mental-health problems in a video broadcast live on Facebook, threatening him with a knife, cutting off his cl The video shows the victim with his mouth taped shut slumped in a corner as at least two assailants cut off his sweatshirt with a knife, and others taunt him off camera.
"05.01.2017 14:08:16" apnews.com Giving peanut-based foods to babies early prevents allergies WASHINGTON (AP) — Most babies should start eating peanut-containing foods well before their first birthday, say guidelines released Thursday that aim to protect high-risk tots and The National Institutes of Health issues new guidelines for parents to combat peanut-based allergies.
"05.01.2017 12:29:40" Syrian doctor flees Islamic State group, small French town welcomes his family. AP's Elena Becatoros follows their journey to safety. Read the full story here: http://apne.ws/2iHeELr
"05.01.2017 09:59:38" apnews.com Top US intelligence officials to testify on Russian hacking WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior U.S. intelligence officials face questions at a Senate hearing that will be dominated by the intelligence community's assessment that Russia meddled in th The session is the first in a series aimed at investigating purported Russian cyber-attacks against U.S. interests and developing defenses sturdy enough to blunt future intrusions.
"05.01.2017 08:42:07" apnews.com 'Daddy's dead?' Chilling 911 call played in church case CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — For about 20 harrowing minutes, Jennifer Pinckney huddled under a desk with her 6-year-old daughter, her hand clasped over the girl's mouth to keep her qui "I think there's been a shooting. I'm in the closet, under a desk...Please hurry."
"05.01.2017 07:35:33" apnews.com SKorean lawmaker accuses president of violating constitution SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean lawmakers on Thursday accused President Park Geun-hye of "broadly and gravely" violating the constitution as the country's Constitutional Co The chief prosecutor in the trial said Park abused her position by "broadly and gravely" violating the constitution to commit corruption and turn state affairs into a profit tool for her friend.
"05.01.2017 06:01:07" apnews.com Uprooted by war, fearing troops, Myanmar girls learn karate JE YANG, Myanmar (AP) — Every afternoon, dozens of teenage girls at the school for displaced children line up on the grounds, dressed in white uniforms with belts of various color For girls who have lost their homes, and in some cases their families to the civil war in Kachin state— a war in which soldiers have been repeatedly accused of rape — a karate class offers some small sense of power to the vulnerable.
"05.01.2017 01:31:04" apnews.com Charles Manson's cult left 7 dead and killed a dream, too LOS ANGELES (AP) — The seven grisly murders carried out by Charles Manson's disciples during the summer of 1969 did more than turn the hippie cult leader into the leering face of "The 'Summer of Love' was more a media event than anything else," says one historian. "But if hippie paradise was a myth, it was a myth that a lot of people believed in. Manson damaged it gravely."
"05.01.2017 00:33:59" apnews.com Hiding, feigning death: Surviving Turkish nightclub massacre ISTANBUL (AP) — The survivors huddled atop a giant industrial freezer in terrified silence as the Islamic State gunman entered the nightclub kitchen. Wiping his Kalashnikov free o "Then the noise stopped, but is the terrorist inside? Is he going to detonate a bomb? You start thinking: He should just blow it up so it can be over. That's the state you are in," said one survivor.
"04.01.2017 21:45:23" Timeline Photos Take a #360Photo tour of New York's newest public art exhibit – a collection of murals by Chuck Close and other artists in the city's biggest subway expansion in a half-century. (AP Photo/Trenton Daniel)
"04.01.2017 19:38:15" apnews.com Quirk may shield US coast during busy hurricane seasons WASHINGTON (AP) — A climatic quirk seems to be slightly shielding the U.S. coast during busy hurricane seasons, often weakening major storms just as they approach America's beache "It's a lucky byproduct for the United States coast."
"04.01.2017 17:31:01" apnews.com Obama racial legacy: Pride, promise, regret _ and deep rift CHICAGO (AP) — He entered the White House a living symbol, breaking a color line that stood for 220 years.
Barack Obama took office, and race immediately became a fo President Obama's racial legacy is as complicated as the president himself.
"04.01.2017 16:09:06" apnews.com Obama, Pence to Capitol as health care overhaul fight begins WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump warned congressional Republicans on Wednesday against letting Democrats dodge blame for problems with President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, President Obama's and Vice President-elect Mike Pence's strategy sessions were coming on the second day of the new, GOP-led Congress.
"04.01.2017 08:07:09" apnews.com Cruise company Carnival gets personal with concierge tech LAS VEGAS (AP) — What if your room on a cruise ship were to unlock automatically as you approach, or if the wait staff could bring your favorite cocktail before you even ask? The leisure-cruise industry is playing catch-up with travel peers like
hotels and airlines, which now let you unlock rooms with a smartwatch or fly
with a boarding pass on your phone.
"04.01.2017 03:36:31" apnews.com 1 of the last remaining Shakers dies at 89, leaving just 2 PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Sister Frances Carr, one of the last remaining members of a nearly extinct religious society called the Shakers, has died. She was 89.
Carr di The Shakers once had more than a dozen religious communities in the Americas. Now, the last two surviving members are 60 and 78.
"03.01.2017 20:54:59" apnews.com Silenced by IS, displaced Iraqis relish return to phones SEWDINAN CAMP, Iraq (AP) — Iraqis who escaped Islamic State rule during the battle for Mosul are indulging in a newfound freedom — the right to check their phones. Being caught with a cellphone in Mosul could lead to execution
"03.01.2017 20:46:14" Timeline Photos A new bell opens the first day of trading at the New York Stock Exchange in this #360Photo. The bell replaces one that has been rung at the start of every trading day since 1903. (AP Photo/Greg Keller)
"03.01.2017 19:55:46" apnews.com Megyn Kelly leaving Fox News, will host 2 shows on NBC NEW YORK (AP) — Megyn Kelly, the Fox News star who's had a contentious relationship with President-elect Donald Trump, said Tuesday that she's leaving the network for NBC News, wh "While I will greatly miss my colleagues at Fox, I am delighted to be joining the NBC News family and taking on a new challenge," Kelly said
"03.01.2017 19:45:37" apnews.com Backtracking after Trump tweet, GOP won't gut ethics office WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans abruptly reversed themselves Tuesday under pressure from President-elect Donald Trump and dropped plans to gut an independent congressional eth Said GOP Rep. Tom Cole of Oklahoma: "People didn't want this story on opening day."
"03.01.2017 18:23:10" apnews.com What's up next in the federal trial of Dylann Roof? CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Dylann Roof has again been found competent to stand trial in last year's grisly massacre at a historic black church in South Carolina that left nine parish Dylann Roof to represent himself during sentencing proceedings.
"03.01.2017 11:27:44" apnews.com Trump claim on N. Korean nukes may underestimate program SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — U.S. President-elect Donald Trump took to Twitter to vow that North Korea won't develop a nuclear weapon capable of reaching parts of the United States. Some experts believe North Korea can arm short- and mid-range missiles with atomic warheads and potentially reach the U.S. territory of Guam in the Pacific.
"03.01.2017 10:17:03" youtube.com Raw: 'Selfie Video' of Suspected Istanbul Gunman Turkish media ran a 'selfie video' of the suspected gunman who killed 39 people at an Istanbul nightclub. The suspect has not been identified. However, Secur... Raw Video: Turkish media run a "selfie video" of the suspected gunman who killed 39 people at an Istanbul nightclub.
"03.01.2017 10:01:02" apnews.com AP Exclusive: Golf club shows pitfalls of Trump presidency DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The decorative clock bearing the name of America's incoming 45th president has yet to start at the Trump International Golf Club in Dubai, but t “There has never been anything remotely like this _ not even close.”
"03.01.2017 08:43:34" apnews.com Diet Res-Illusions: Tips from the pros on how to lose weight We make 'em, we break 'em. New Year's diet resolutions fall like needles on Christmas trees as January goes on. Genes can work against us. Metabolism, too. But a food behavior researche Diet pros say the key to losing weight is to make small changes in the kitchen, at the grocery store and in restaurants.
"03.01.2017 03:27:17" apnews.com House GOP votes to gut independent ethics office WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans on Monday voted to eviscerate the Office of Congressional Ethics, the independent body created in 2008 to investigate allegations of misconduct The ethics change prompted an outcry from Democrats and government watchdog groups.
"02.01.2017 20:14:27" apnews.com Carolina's equipment man savors chance to skate in a game RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Jorge Alves usually sharpens the Carolina Hurricanes' skates. Lately, the team's equipment manager has been lacing up his own.
It's been a wild "Everybody dreams about it." -Jorge Alves, Carolina Hurricanes' equipment manager, who stood in as emergency goalie.
"02.01.2017 17:43:26" apnews.com Trailblazing Hasidic woman judge: 'It's the American dream' NEW YORK (AP) — In some ways, Rachel Freier has a background that might be expected in a new civil court judge. She is a real estate lawyer who volunteers in family court and in h Her election is "a step for the ultra-Orthodox community at large," showing it's open to women making progress on the political ladder.
"02.01.2017 11:07:38" apnews.com Armless Syrian boy thrives in US, hopes family can join him SHARON, Mass. (AP) — Ahmad Alkhalaf has had a busy year.
He attended Democratic President Barack Obama's final State of the Union address as a special guest of a con "I want my mom to come here," says 11-year-old Ahmad Alkhalaf.
"02.01.2017 08:44:54" apnews.com Lawsuit: Dude ranch owner asked chef for 'black people food' RENO, Nev. (AP) — Madeleine Pickens wanted the African-American chef she recruited from the country club she owns in Southern California to cook "black people food" — not "w Requested menu items included fried chicken, BBQ ribs and corn bread.
"02.01.2017 06:51:56" apnews.com Dick Clark Productions rejects Mariah Carey's sabotage claim NEW YORK (AP) — Dick Clark Productions is hitting back against Mariah Carey's claim it sabotaged her live performance on its "New Year's Rockin' Eve" special.
Carey' The singer's mishap during the New Year's Eve special in Times Square made international headlines.
"02.01.2017 05:04:05" apnews.com Vandalized Hollywood sign briefly reads 'HOLLYWeeD' LOS ANGELES (AP) — No, Los Angeles residents, it wasn't your hangovers playing tricks on you. The Hollywood sign really did read "HOLLYWeeD" for a few hours on New Year's Day. The prank isn't exactly original: a college student similarly altered the sign on Jan. 1, 1976.
"01.01.2017 21:21:22" apnews.com Refugee youths find safe haven in Boy Scouts of America EVERGREEN, Colo. (AP) — Boy Scouts Jean Tuyishime and Moise Tuyikunde sit around a crackling campfire under a canopy of stars in Colorado's Rocky Mountains, joking and teasing eac Along with the typical Boy Scout stuff, like learning to make s'mores, the refugee boys in the troop find a place to be themselves in a difficult world.
"01.01.2017 19:12:43" apnews.com Obama has few options to protect young immigrants WASHINGTON (AP) — Barack Obama is under pressure during his final weeks as president to do something — anything — to secure the future of hundreds of thousands of immi Hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought to U.S. as children wonder what's next for 'Dreamers'
"01.01.2017 15:58:55" apnews.com Illinois law enlists hairstylists to prevent domestic abuse CHICAGO (AP) — An Illinois law that takes effect Sunday aims to take advantage of the trusted relationship between hairstylists and their clients to prevent domestic violence. "When people come into a safe environment like a beauty salon, they tend to open up." -Chicago salon owner Karen Gordon.
"01.01.2017 13:01:32" bigstory.ap.org This week in odd news: Santa reinstated on Facebook; Police say kicks in door, gets met by man with firewood; 'G' is for guilty. Driver boasts cruising through 240 consecutive green lights (AP Graphic) NEW YORK (AP) _ A New York City Uber driver is boasting that he drove through 240 green traffic lights before hitting a red light. Noah Forman achieved… Best weird AP news: Florida woman accused of threatening husband with knife over Facebook photos; Man allegedly threatens family with gun over what to watch on TV; Police say man kicks in apartment door, gets met by man with firewood. @AP_Oddities on
"01.01.2017 11:00:14" apnews.com Trump says he doesn't trust computers as he rings in 2017 PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump says that "no computer is safe" when it comes to keeping information private, expressing new skepticism about the security of The president-elect weighs in on cybersecurity.
"01.01.2017 09:00:02" apnews.com New UN chief urges New Year's resolution: 'Put Peace First' UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Antonio Guterres took the reins of the United Nations on New Year's Day, promising to be a "bridge-builder" but facing an antagonistic incoming U.S. administ Antonio Guterres is starting his first day as the new U.N. secretary-general.
"01.01.2017 07:06:55" apnews.com Revelers say hello to 2017, goodbye to a year of conflicts As 2016 draws to a close, revelers around the world are bidding a weary adieu to a year filled with political surprises, prolonged conflicts, deadly attacks at gatherings and deaths of From one side of the globe to the other, people welcome the new year.
"01.01.2017 01:57:51" apnews.com Istanbul governor: at least 35 dead in attack on nightclub ISTANBUL (AP) — An assailant believed to have been dressed in a Santa Claus costume opened fire at a nightclub in Istanbul during New Year's celebrations Saturday, killing at leas "Unfortunately (the gunman) rained bullets in a very cruel and merciless way on innocent people who were there to celebrate New Year's and have fun," said Istanbul provincial Governor Vasip Sahin.
"31.12.2016 20:29:55" apnews.com No big New Year's celebrations for Iraq's displaced BARTELLA, Iraq (AP) — There were no big New Year's celebrations for the Iraqi men, women and children who narrowly escaped the fighting in Mosul, only to wait for hours under arme "What happens in 2017 is in the hands of God alone, but let me tell you this: My escape, thanks be to God, has given me a new life." - teacher Ahmed Abu Karam
"31.12.2016 19:27:19" apnews.com Texas judge takes specialized court for veterans on the road ANNA, Texas (AP) — In the Army, Richard Ress survived duty in some of the most dangerous parts of Afghanistan, but on a July day in 2009, he seemed ready for his life to end in th "It was the first time I was treated like I wasn't just a number in the system." - Army veteran Richard Ress
"31.12.2016 17:35:46" pro32.ap.org Family reflects on 10-year anniversary of Williams' death DENVER (AP) — The teenager glances at the picture in his room of Darrent Williams returning a kick, reading the inscription he long ago memorized. "I remember the disbelief when that happened — four hours earlier I was in the huddle with the guy, and then I'm hearing he's no longer with us." -a former teammate of Darrent Williams.
"31.12.2016 16:32:53" apnews.com AP New Year's poll: Americans ready to bid farewell to 2016 NEW YORK (AP) — Emotionally wrenching politics, foreign conflicts and shootings at home took a toll on Americans in 2016, but they are entering 2017 on an optimistic note, accordi "I'm hoping 2017 will be better," said a Massachusetts teacher. "You've got to be optimistic, and I'm going to try."
"31.12.2016 13:21:06" apnews.com Year's top news filled with division _ and no middle ground Fed up with Europe's union across borders? Reject it. Disgusted with the U.S. political establishment? Can it.
The news in 2016 was filled with battles over culture and te In 2016, moderation was torched and the status quo was rejected around the world.
"31.12.2016 11:00:31" apnews.com List: Ban 'echo chamber,' 'post-truth,' 'bigly' and 'dadbod' DETROIT (AP) — You, sir, (or ma'am): Focus, if you will, on a historic, on fleek listicle containing words nominated for bigly banishment. But don't convene a town hall meeting or Here are this year's Words Banished from the Queen's English for Misuse, Overuse and General Uselessness.
"31.12.2016 09:30:14" apnews.com Revelers bid adieu to a year of conflicts, celebrity deaths As 2016 draws to a close, revelers around the world are bidding a weary adieu to a year filled with political surprises, prolonged conflicts and deaths of legendary celebrities. Here's how people are ushering in the new year.
"31.12.2016 08:15:28" apnews.com Turning Iraq history to rubble, leaving the mess to looters NIMRUD, Iraq (AP) — The giant winged bulls that once stood sentry at the nearly 3,000-year-old palace at Nimrud have been hacked to pieces. The fantastical human-headed creatures One of the most important archaeological sites in the Middle East has met a sad fate.
"31.12.2016 06:09:27" apnews.com Ban Ki-moon buoyed by climate accord but laments conflicts UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Ban Ki-moon ends 10 years at the helm of the United Nations lamenting the "fires still burning" from Syria to South Sudan but buoyed by a global agreement to Secretary-general looks back on 10 years at the helm of the U.N.
"31.12.2016 02:26:46" apnews.com ESPN eyes better ratings for New Year's Eve college playoff New Year's Eve and the College Football Playoff were not a great mix last year.
ESPN is hoping that changes Saturday.
After ratings for the CFP semifinals pl "You're not going to beat the parties on New Year's Eve," said ESPN college football commentator Brent Musburger.
"31.12.2016 02:02:04" apnews.com Tennis, sailing or spying? US shuts 2 Russian compounds CENTREVILLE, Md. (AP) — Two luxury retreats in New York and Maryland where Russian diplomats have gone for decades to play tennis, sail and swim were shut down by the Obama admini Interviews with neighbors offer a glimpse into the two recreational retreats owned by Russia and recently shut down by the Obama administration.
"30.12.2016 21:00:00" Timeline Photos Coming tomorrow: This #360Photo shows all that remains of an entrance to the throne room after Islamic State extremists demolished Nimrud, Iraq. @AP digitally rebuilds the ancient site in #360.
"30.12.2016 20:01:25" apnews.com Year's top news filled with division _ and no middle ground Fed up with Europe's union across borders? Reject it. Disgusted with the U.S. political establishment? Can it.
The news in 2016 was filled with battles over culture and te While the headlines told many different stories, the thread connecting much of the news was a decisive torching of moderation.
"30.12.2016 18:31:07" apnews.com Did Debbie Reynolds die of broken-heart syndrome? LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dying of a broken heart is real.
When Debbie Reynolds passed away this week, her son said the stress of his sister Carrie Fisher's death the day b "A `broken heart' really is an event where the heart ceases to function normally and is prone to heart rhythm abnormalities," said Dr. Mark Creager.
"30.12.2016 17:01:23" apnews.com College in Canada? After Trump's win, more in US consider it For some college-bound students distressed by the election of Donald Trump, Canada is calling.
Colleges from Quebec to British Columbia say applications and website traffi Applications to the University of Toronto from American students have jumped 70 percent compared with this time last year.
"30.12.2016 15:32:11" Timeline Photos Visit the “Universal Journey” in this #360Photo from Singapore and bask in the glow of some of the 824,961 lights bulbs used in this Guinness World Record light show. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
"30.12.2016 11:00:17" apnews.com Benefits of Indian cash overhaul elusive as deadline passes NEW DELHI (AP) — Fifty days ago, India yanked most of its currency from circulation without warning, jolting the economy and leaving most citizens scrambling for cash. As the dead Here are a few things to know about India's massive cash overhaul.
"30.12.2016 08:30:10" apnews.com Progress and struggles reflect in top race headlines of 2016 Of the many events marking the closing year of Barack Obama's time as the nation's first black president, none had deeper resonance than his opening of the National Museum of African-Am Progress and struggles reflect in top race-related headlines of 2016 – from a presidential election marked by racial tension to the opening of a museum dedicated to black culture and history.
"30.12.2016 07:00:33" apnews.com In a Pakistan family, deal is made, a girl is given as bride JAMPUR, Pakistan (AP) — Mohammad Ramzan can neither hear nor speak, and he has a childlike mind. But he knew his wife, Saima, was too young when she was given to him as a bride. “We gave a girl in this family for a girl in their family. That is our right,” Wazir Ahmed says of his young bride.
"30.12.2016 02:14:30" apnews.com Humanoid robot Pepper is amusing, but is it practical? SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — While merrily chirping, dancing and posing for selfies, a robot named Pepper looks like another expensive toy at a San Francisco mall. But don't dismiss it as Will Pepper usher in an era of robots in our homes and businesses?
"30.12.2016 00:13:48" apnews.com Reynolds and Fisher up and down in life, together in death NEW YORK (AP) — Carrie Fisher played a supporting role at her own birth.
In her 2008 memoir, "Wishful Drinking," she described the scene. Doctors were running to see "She said, 'I want to be with Carrie.'"
"30.12.2016 00:04:42" apnews.com Serena wins at love again; says 'yes' to engagement in poem Court and spark: Serena Williams is tying the knot.
The tennis great announced her engagement to Alexis Ohanian on Thursday, posting a poem on Reddit that she accepted the "He said 4 words / And I said yes."
"29.12.2016 22:48:54" apnews.com AP Explains: How Amazon Echo listens and what it stores NEW YORK (AP) — Can Amazon's Echo speaker really be a witness to a murder?
Authorities investigating the death of an Arkansas man found floating face-up in a hot tub 'Alexa, what are you all about?'
"29.12.2016 20:58:30" apnews.com Humanoid robot Pepper is amusing, but is it practical? SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — While merrily chirping, dancing and posing for selfies, a robot named Pepper looks like another expensive toy at a San Francisco mall. But don't dismiss it as Don't dismiss it as child's play - 10,000 of these robots are already in use
"29.12.2016 20:15:18" apnews.com Obama retaliates against Russia for election hacking HONOLULU (AP) — In a sweeping response to election hacking and other meddlesome behavior, President Barack Obama on Thursday sanctioned Russian intelligence services and their top 35 Russian officials will be kicked out of the US and sanctions tightened
"29.12.2016 19:16:37" apnews.com Russia-Turkey cease-fire deal offers new hope for Syria BEIRUT (AP) — The cease-fire agreement brokered by Russia and Turkey and approved by the Syrian government and some of its most powerful rebel opponents is a potential turning poi News Guide: Who are the key players, and is this a breakthrough?
"29.12.2016 18:45:17" Behind the Trump Mask Step inside the Japanese factory doing huge business making Donald Trump masks in this #360Video.
"29.12.2016 17:35:02" apnews.com Rural residents pool cash to save last bars, gathering sites RENWICK, Iowa (AP) — Once-bustling Renwick, Iowa, lost its grocery, hardware store, school and Ford dealership years ago, but when its sole bar closed last June, it seemed to some "When your local place closes up, you're pretty much lost."
"29.12.2016 15:25:04" apnews.com Tangled in fraud probe, 100s face loss of disability checks MINNIE, Ky. (AP) — Donna Dye saw the coal truck come barreling over the horizon and her head started spinning with that familiar, desperate urge to end it all.
She t "It's like sitting in a tub of water, floating, nothing's wrong. And then somebody pulls the cork, you get sucked out and everything's gone."
"29.12.2016 13:16:02" apnews.com Debbie Reynolds and daughter Carrie Fisher linked by death LOS ANGELES (AP) — Debbie Reynolds embodied the sunshine of postwar America on the screen as she matched steps with Gene Kelly in "Singin' in the Rain."
Carrie Fishe After a year of shocking and constant celebrity deaths, the one-two punch of Fisher and Reynolds brought a staggering finale to 2016.
"29.12.2016 12:30:25" apnews.com Maimed lions show challenges of recovery in Mozambican park GORONGOSA NATIONAL PARK, Mozambique (AP) — They are amputees, lions that lost paws to wire snares or metal-jaw traps set by poachers.
The 10 or so maimed carnivores The lions are usually not even the intended target of illegal hunters who want to catch antelopes and other animals for meat in a poor region shadowed by lingering conflict between old civil war foes.
"29.12.2016 11:00:13" apnews.com Bigger stakes produced better games in '16 Don't you love it when the game lives up to the hype?
The year 2016 produced plenty of games like that — contests in which the action was the best when everything wa Here's look at some of the best games of 2016, from the Cubs versus the Indians and the Warriors versus the Cavs.
"29.12.2016 09:30:13" apnews.com Mundane items ooze love, loss at failed-relationships museum LOS ANGELES (AP) — After her husband asked for a divorce, Amber Clisura gave back her engagement ring, kicked him out of the house and tossed everything that reminded her of the r When isolated in a glass case or hanging on a white wall and accompanied by a caption, the objects become imbued with heartache or regret. Or freedom.
"29.12.2016 07:56:20" apnews.com Rain, cold cause misery for Iraq's displaced QAYARA, Iraq (AP) — The mud was three inches deep in parts of the Madrag Camp for displaced Iraqis after the heavy overnight downpour. Water seeped into the blue-and-white tents, "Rain is our chief enemy. There is no solution except for the sun to shine on us again."
"29.12.2016 05:06:09" apnews.com Reactions to the death of actress Debbie Reynolds Wednesday Reaction to the death of actress Debbie Reynolds Wednesday at 84, a day after her daughter, Carrie Fisher, died:
— "Debbie Reynolds, a legend and my movie mom. I can From “charming lady” to “the epitome of clean cut American optimism,” Hollywood describes Debbie Reynolds, who died one day after her daughter, Carrie Fisher.
"29.12.2016 02:56:09" apnews.com Actress Debbie Reynolds has died at 84, son says LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress Debbie Reynolds, the star of the 1952 classic movie "Singin' in the Rain" has died one day after the death of her daughter, actress-writer Carrie Fisher More heartbreak in Hollywood.
"29.12.2016 00:17:47" apnews.com Alexa a witness to murder? Prosecutors seek Amazon Echo data LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Authorities investigating the death of an Arkansas man whose body was found in a hot tub want to expand the probe to include a new kind of evidence: any c New kind of evidence? Amazon Echo data sought in hot tub murder case.
"28.12.2016 22:50:49" apnews.com Fish oil pills for pregnant moms may cut asthma risk in kids Children whose moms took high doses of fish oil during their last three months of pregnancy were less likely to develop chronic wheezing problems or asthma by age 5, finds a study that New study suggests fish oil may keep asthma at bay.
"28.12.2016 22:28:05" apnews.com Fans create impromptu Walk of Fame star for Carrie Fisher LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fans seeking to pay tribute to Carrie Fisher have created an impromptu star for the actress on Hollywood's Walk of Fame.
Fisher fans took over a b Carrie Fisher never had an official star on the Walk of Fame so her fans have made one.
"28.12.2016 19:11:16" apnews.com With the loss of its celebrities, Gen X ponders mortality Princess Leia was our first girl movie heroine, and we made our moms braid brunette yarn so we'd have earmuff buns for Halloween. Carol Brady of "The Brady Bunch" was the ideal mother w Carrie Fisher and Florence Henderson are gone, stolen by the cruel thief that is 2016
"28.12.2016 18:27:08" Timeline Photos Bask in the glow of Beijing's “Sky Screen,” the largest LED screen in Asia and possibly the world, in this #360Photo. (AP Photo/Han Guan Ng)
"28.12.2016 17:52:39" apnews.com Venezuela military trafficking food as country goes hungry PUERTO CABELLO, Venezuela (AP) — When hunger drew tens of thousands of Venezuelans to the streets in protest last summer, President Nicolas Maduro turned to the military to manage "The military would be watching over whole bags of money," a grocer. "They always had what I needed."
"28.12.2016 17:12:05" apnews.com Pushing back on Israel, Kerry defends Obama's UN vote WASHINGTON (AP) — Stepping into a raging diplomatic argument, Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday staunchly defended the Obama administration's decision to allow the U.N. S "If the choice is one state, Israel can either be Jewish or democratic, it cannot be both, and it won't ever really be at peace," Kerry said.
"28.12.2016 15:30:45" apnews.com Final goodbye: Roll call of some of those who died in 2016 Death claimed transcendent political figures in 2016, including Cuba's revolutionary leader and Thailand's longtime king, but also took away royals of a different sort: kings of pop mus Carrie Fisher and George Michael are not alone on 2016's long list...
"28.12.2016 09:39:15" apnews.com Kachin rebels see more Myanmar attacks, no hope for peace LAIZA, Myanmar (AP) — Ethnic Kachin rebels long at war with Myanmar troops say the government has only escalated fighting since Aung San Suu Kyi took over as leader, crushing the Many political analysts say Aung San Suu Kyi has failed to cooperate enough with ethnic leaders.
"28.12.2016 06:30:23" apnews.com Appreciation: Fisher found best material in her own troubles LOS ANGELES (AP) — Carrie Fisher, a princess onscreen and off, played both roles in her own gutsy way.
As Leia of the "Star Wars" franchise, she commanded the troops "People relate to aspects of my stories and that's nice for me because then I'm not all alone with it," Fisher told The AP in 2009.
"28.12.2016 03:04:39" apnews.com At Pearl Harbor, US and Japan seek absolution from the war PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — In a historic pilgrimage, the leaders of Japan and the United States took to the hallowed waters of Pearl Harbor on Tuesday to prove that even the bitt 'I offer my sincere and everlasting condolences to the souls of those who lost their lives here'
"27.12.2016 21:06:58" apnews.com The king of 2016: LeBron James named AP Male Athlete of Year CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James was jolted forward when the massive crowd swelled from the sidewalks and into Cleveland's streets, surrounding the convertible that he and his family How LeBron James ended Cleveland's long championship drought.
"27.12.2016 19:45:58" apnews.com Reactions to Carrie Fisher death: '#Devastated,' Hamill says Reactions to Tuesday's death of Carrie Fisher:
"no words #Devastated" --Mark Hamill, via Twitter
"Carrie Fisher was one-of-a-kind, a true character who shar Hollywood and fans worldwide are in mourning
"27.12.2016 18:32:09" apnews.com Daughter: Actress and author Carrie Fisher dies at age 60 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress Carrie Fisher, who found enduring fame as Princess Leia in the original "Star Wars," has died. She was 60.
Fisher's daughter, Billie Lourd "She was loved by the world and she will be missed profoundly."
"27.12.2016 16:56:12" apnews.com Navy Prepares to Welcome USS Gabrielle Giffords A naval program that has become a target for critics is preparing to commission a new vessel named after a well-known shooting survivor. (Dec. 27) Some conservatives have criticized the name.
"27.12.2016 16:40:38" apnews.com George Michael mourned by boyfriend, ex-boyfriend in London LONDON (AP) — As mourners kept on flocking Tuesday to George Michael's home in north London, the singer's former longtime partner and his current boyfriend both spoke of their sad "I want people to remember him the way he was. He was a beautiful person."
"27.12.2016 13:06:28" apnews.com New subway station has public art rarely seen: A gay couple NEW YORK (AP) — The sight of two men holding hands is far from uncommon, but a mural of two men doing just that is showing up in an unusual place — on the walls of a new sub New York's newest subway station is the site of some rare public art.
"27.12.2016 10:21:14" apnews.com 'It was a deception:' Ex-Somali refugees regret coming home MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — "I was betrayed," lamented Madino Dhurow of her return to Somalia from the world's largest refugee camp, Dadaab, where she lived for 12 years. She said s The world's largest refugee camp is soon closing. Is home any safer than before?
"27.12.2016 08:02:45" apnews.com Statue export ban hits at Pyongyang's soft power, hard cash PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — With somewhere around 4,000 artists and staff, the Mansudae Art Studio, a huge complex of nondescript concrete buildings on a sprawling, walled-off c The U.N. sanctions are a slap at one of North Korea's most venerable cultural institutions.
"27.12.2016 05:53:24" apnews.com Japanese prime minister lays wreaths at Hawaii cemeteries PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe laid wreaths at various cemeteries and memorials Monday ahead of a visit to the site of the 1941 bombing that plunge He'll be the first Japanese leader to visit the memorial that honors sailors and Marines killed in the attack on Pearl Harbor.
"27.12.2016 04:42:35" apnews.com Cheetah numbers decline as African habitat shrinks JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Amid population declines for many wildlife species in Africa, conservationists are sounding alarm bells for the cheetah, the fastest animal on land. The fastest animal on land should be defined as "endangered," a study says.
"27.12.2016 02:28:16" apnews.com Colombia probe finds human error, lack of fuel in air crash BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A series of human errors caused an airliner to run out of fuel and crash in Colombia last month, killing 71 people including most of a Brazilian soccer tea The pilot did not report the plane's emergency until it was too late, aviation authorities said.
"26.12.2016 19:11:37" apnews.com Simone Biles soars to AP Female Athlete of the Year Simone Biles tried to treat the 2016 Summer Olympics like just your average ordinary gymnastics meet. So what if the stage and the stakes were different?
The floor was sti How gymnast Simone Biles won AP Female Athlete of the Year.
"26.12.2016 19:08:40" apnews.com Japan ex-PM Yoshida's forgotten Pearl Harbor visit recounted TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who will visit Pearl Harbor with President Barack Obama on Tuesday, wasn't even born when Japan's former leader Shigeru Yoshida we As Japan's PM Abe tours Pearl Harbor, AP looks back at the first visit by a Japanese leader after WWII
"26.12.2016 18:12:01" apnews.com AP New Year's poll: Americans hopeful for a better 2017 NEW YORK (AP) — Emotionally wrenching politics, foreign conflicts and shootings at home took a toll on Americans in 2016, but they are entering 2017 on an optimistic note, accordi Americans aren't thrilled with 2016.
"26.12.2016 15:40:31" apnews.com AP EXPLAINS: What is Boxing Day and how did it get its name? LONDON (AP) — In Britain and other countries like Australia and Canada, the day after Christmas is a secular national holiday known as Boxing Day. Here's a brief look at some theo Hint: It has nothing to do with the sport of boxing.
"26.12.2016 14:18:53" apnews.com Fans mourn George Michael as charities praise his good works LONDON (AP) — Grieving fans mourned the death of pop star George Michael as British charities praised his behind-the-scenes generosity on behalf of numerous causes. Top charity figures step forward to thank George Michael for years of donations and good works.
"26.12.2016 11:44:36" apnews.com Once a killer, now a CEO: Ex-con works to turn youths around SOMERVILLE, Mass. (AP) — John Valverde isn't your typical CEO. He spent 16 years in prison for killing a man accused of raping his girlfriend.
While in prison, Valve "I felt called to perhaps be a face for second chances and a voice for second chances," the new leader of YouthBuild USA says.
"26.12.2016 09:26:45" apnews.com Fleeing war, South Sudanese create booming camps in Uganda BIDI BIDI CAMP, Uganda (AP) — "I don't want to go back," James Issac declared, just minutes after becoming a refugee. "I don't want to die."
For two days, the slende "There is war there, and here there is peace," Harriet Guo, a refugee from South Sudan.
"26.12.2016 07:40:40" apnews.com Ski industry skews big, so smaller resorts tout authenticity DENVER (AP) — A budget ski resort in western Colorado came up with an eye-popping offer — a $700 lift ticket, the most expensive in the nation. Only this lift ticket comes w "It's the difference between Budweiser or a craft brew," Troy Hawks, Sunlight Mountain Resort's head of marketing and sales.
"26.12.2016 05:17:07" apnews.com Cuban President Raul Castro faces deep problems in 2017 HAVANA (AP) — Alex Romero was delighted when President Barack Obama came to Havana in March bearing the promise of a bright new future.
Like so many other Cubans, th A possible recession and a hostile new U.S. administration are among Castro's chief challenges.
"26.12.2016 00:40:56" apnews.com Publicist: British singer George Michael dead at age 53 LONDON (AP) — George Michael, who rocketed to stardom with WHAM! and went on to enjoy a long and celebrated solo career lined with controversies, has died, his publicist said Sund George Michael, whose career spanned teenybopper idol to boundary-pushing solo artist, died at his home in Goring, England.
"25.12.2016 18:39:40" apnews.com Cubs' World Series title voted top AP sports story of 2016 CHICAGO (AP) — Everything changed for the Chicago Cubs on a rainy November night. A century-plus worth of heartache washed away by a wave of pure joy.
There were hug "The burden has been lifted." Cubs manager Joe Maddon.
"25.12.2016 18:14:36" Standing Rock protests Anxiety over what comes next with the Dakota Access pipeline highlights the uncertainty about native rights under Donald Trump. Visit the protest camp in this #360Video and read more here: http://apne.ws/2hWTaw2
"25.12.2016 16:01:40" apnews.com Trump adopting same behavior he criticized Clinton for WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump spent the past two years attacking rival Hillary Clinton as crooked, corrupt, and weak.
But some of those attacks seem to have already Here's a look at what Trump said during campaign _ and what he's doing now.
"25.12.2016 13:01:24" bigstory.ap.org This week in odd news: Dreamcatchers used in meth smuggling bid; Men arrested after ninja sword chase; Man wears goat horns in license photo; Chewbacca roars out 'Silent Night' Dreamcatchers used in meth smuggling bid (U.S. Customs and Border Protection via AP) COLUMBUS, N.M. (AP) — A Mexican woman tried to smuggle liquid methamphetamine into the U.S. by hiding it inside Native American-style… Best AP weird news: Police say dreamcatchers used in meth ring; Man wins OK to wear goat horns in license photo; Sandwich links man to burglaries; Men nabbed after a ninja sword chase; Russian man drives into the airport for 'love.'
"25.12.2016 04:25:05" apnews.com Trump says he will dissolve foundation amid NY investigation WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump said Saturday he will dissolve his charitable foundation amid efforts to eliminate any conflicts of interest before he ta “I don't want to allow good work to be associated with a possible conflict of interest," President-elect Trump.
"25.12.2016 03:25:42" apnews.com In Christmas message, pope laments children in war, poverty VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis urged Christians to celebrate the birth of Jesus by thinking about the plight of today's children, bemoaning how some must escape bombs or flee in During his Christmas Eve Mass, Pope Francis urged people to reflect on children who are "hiding underground to escape bombardment, on the pavements of a large city, at the bottom of a boat overladen with immigrants."
"24.12.2016 21:56:26" apnews.com Santa's on his way: Military helps kids follow fabled flight COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Tens of thousands of children from around the world plan to call the North American Aerospace Defense Command to ask where Santa is, and starting Sa Everything you want to know about how NORAD "tracks" the fabled sleigh ride.
"24.12.2016 18:08:39" apnews.com Tragedy drives man to give 'haven' to thousands of babies LEVITTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — To untold numbers of children, he's simply Uncle Tim.
Nearly 3,300 babies across the country who otherwise might have been abandoned and perha "I had to stop this insanity." -Tim Jaccard, founder of the Baby Safe Haven organization.
"24.12.2016 14:43:06" apnews.com As Obama accomplished policy goals, his party floundered WASHINGTON (AP) — In boasting about his tenure in the White House, President Barack Obama often cites numbers like these: 15 million new jobs, a 4.9 percent unemployment rate and "We built this beautiful house, but the foundation is rotten." - South Carolina Democratic Chairman Jaime Harrison.
"24.12.2016 13:42:02" apnews.com World's last wild frankincense forests are under threat ERIGAVO, Somalia (AP) — In a tradition dating to Biblical times, men rise at dawn in the rugged Cal Madow mountains of Somaliland in the Horn of Africa to scale rocky outcrops in "The death rate of the adult trees is alarming,"
said Anjanette DeCarlo, an ecologist and director of an environmental group.
"24.12.2016 13:31:07" bigstory.ap.org This week in odd news: Woman tries to hide cat on flight; Burglary suspects hop fence.... into police lot; Sandwich leads to arrest; Cop ends up tying necktie Canadian woman accused of trying to smuggle cat into New Zealand (Ministry for Primary Industries via AP) WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) _ A Canadian woman who authorities say managed to hide her 4-year-old pet cat Bella in… Best AP weird news: Canadian woman accused of trying to smuggle cat into New Zealand; Police officer stops student, ends up tying necktie; Florida officer gives out onions instead of tickets; Man sues McDonald's over 'value meal' price. AP_Oddities on
"24.12.2016 02:01:11" apnews.com AP FACT CHECK: Obama didn't ban Christmas cards to military SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A widely shared story claiming President Barack Obama ordered a ban on Christmas cards sent to the military is not true.
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"24.12.2016 00:28:53" apnews.com Carrie Fisher in stable condition after medical emergency LOS ANGELES (AP) — Carrie Fisher is in stable condition after suffering a medical emergency aboard a flight Friday.
Her brother, Todd Fisher, told The Associated Pre Todd Fisher said that his sister is receiving excellent care, but that he could not classify her condition. He had earlier told The Associated Press that she had been stabilized and was out of the emergency room.
"23.12.2016 23:06:40" apnews.com APNewsBreak: Rise in MLB average salary lowest since 2004 NEW YORK (AP) — The rise in Major League Baseball's average salary slowed this year as more players got hurt and wound up on the disabled list, leaving the increase at just under This season's final average was $3,966,020, the Major League Baseball Players Association in its annual report, up just 0.35 percent from last year's $3,952,252.
"23.12.2016 21:23:25" Timeline Photos A Christmas tree illuminates the Old Town Square at the traditional Christmas market in Prague, Czech Republic, in this #360Photo. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
"23.12.2016 19:58:39" apnews.com As first lady, Michelle Obama charted her own course WASHINGTON (AP) — When Michelle Obama considered the daunting prospect of becoming first lady, she purposely avoided turning to books by her predecessors for guidance. “What she did was she sort of listened to herself and allowed her own inner voice and strength and direction to lead her in the way that felt most authentic to her,” Oprah Winfrey told The Associated Press. http://apne.ws/2hakcfk
"23.12.2016 17:17:36" apnews.com Holiday splurging not an option for many workers scraping by ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — At the brightly lit mall, clothing stores highlight holiday sweaters and big signs tout the sales, while Duquan Allen keeps his expectations in check. "Not a lot left for Santa Claus": Hourly workers feel income gap divide more starkly during the holidays.
"23.12.2016 13:00:21" apnews.com Snatched in the night, Pakistani girl is enslaved for a debt KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — The mother rummages through a large metal trunk, searching for a picture of her young daughter taken away in the night to be the bride of a man who says t Snatched in the night from her family home, a 14-year-old Pakistani girl is forced to convert and marry a local powerhouse as payment for a family debt. In Pakistan, there are more than 2 million 'modern slaves', often chained by debts to land barons. The
"23.12.2016 12:00:44" apnews.com Retiring congressman: Trump presidency like 'a bad dream' NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel thought he would be wrapping up his 46-year career in Congress on a note of triumph, leaving office at the same time as a history-making f "I keep waking up thinking that it's a dream, bad dream."
"23.12.2016 10:00:25" apnews.com AP Exclusive: Solo talks about future, fight for equal pay Hope Solo says she hopes that someday she can return to the U.S. women's national team, but in the meantime she vows to keep fighting for equal pay for the players.
The go The goalkeeper was handed a six-month suspension and her contract with U.S. Soccer was terminated following the Rio Olympics, after she called Sweden's team "cowards."
"23.12.2016 09:00:32" apnews.com Aleppo confronts vast destruction left by 4 years of war BEIRUT (AP) — After more than four years of brutal street fighting and punishing aerial bombardments, the staggering extent of destruction in Aleppo begins to emerge: Tens of thou Areas once held by the opposition suffered severe damage after being bombarded for months by Syrian and Russian warplanes.
"23.12.2016 07:30:13" apnews.com Argentina probes sex abuse at deaf school, what Vatican knew LUJAN DE CUYO, Argentina (AP) — The children said they wailed as the two Roman Catholic priests repeatedly raped them inside the small school chapel in remote northwestern Argenti "From the pope down ... all of the Catholic Church hierarchy is the same. They all knew."
"23.12.2016 06:30:14" apnews.com Christmas in N. Korea: Lights and trees, but void of Jesus PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — If Santa Claus stops in North Korea this year, he'll find some trees and lights and might even hear a Christmas song or two. But he won't encounter e There are almost no practicing Christians in North Korea.
"22.12.2016 23:09:07" Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Bathe in the lights of the Rockefeller Christmas Tree in this #360Video. (AP Video/Julie Jacobson)
"22.12.2016 21:36:51" apnews.com Unsafe transport leads to death: Farmworkers 'disposable'? Jose Rangel Chavez and 18 other Mexican guest workers were dozing as their bus hurtled down Interstate 40 in a light rain. After nine months away from home, the 22-year-old was about to Rarely are those who profit most from this cheap labor made to pay. Instead, it is the families of people like Jose Chavez who lose.
"22.12.2016 20:50:43" apnews.com In realist foreign policy, Obama found limits WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's foreign policy legacy may be defined as much by what he didn't do as by what he did.
Over eight years, Obama ushered in a This story is part of an AP series examining President Obama's legacy. You can read more here: http://apne.ws/2hWfd64
"22.12.2016 19:27:14" apnews.com Trump: US must 'greatly strengthen' nuclear capability PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday abruptly called for the United States to "greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability" until the rest of Trump made the statement on Twitter
"22.12.2016 18:45:30" apnews.com White nationalists raise millions with tax-exempt charities BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The federal government has allowed four groups at the forefront of the white nationalist movement to register as charities and raise more than $7.8 million Leaders hope Donald Trump's victory helps them raise even more money
"22.12.2016 17:57:36" apnews.com Happy birthday to Colo: Oldest gorilla in US turns 60 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — She is a mother of three, grandmother of 16, great-grandmother of 12 and great-great-grandmother of three. She recently had surgery to remove a malignant tum This great-great-grandmother shows the advances in care for aging animals
"22.12.2016 17:27:54" apnews.com Defiance, not fear, as Berlin Christmas market reopens BERLIN (AP) — Berlin stall holder Axel Kaiser recalls hearing a "dull bang" and seeing a nearby wooden Christmas market stand smashed to pieces by a truck. In the next few minutes "There's a short pause for reflection, then the Berliner wipes his hands, and life carries on."
"22.12.2016 11:31:03" youtube.com Raw: Rebels Leave Eastern Aleppo A convoy of rebel fighters left eastern Aleppo, Syria on Thursday. Exclusive video recorded by a contractor for The Associated Press shows the rebel convoy. ... Exclusive video shows a rebel convoy leaving Aleppo's eastern enclave in Syria.
"22.12.2016 09:00:21" apnews.com In Israel, an oily Hanukkah treat outlasts a health campaign JERUSALEM (AP) — Israelis are finding a new campaign by their crusading health minister hard to swallow: in the name of proper nutrition, he has gone on the warpath against the na For most Israelis, eating the sufgania is as essential to celebrating Hanukkah as lighting the menorah and spinning the dreidel.
"22.12.2016 08:00:07" apnews.com In Turkey, things could get worse before they get better The assassination of Russia's ambassador to Turkey fits into a long tradition of political violence in a country where the fallout from the Syrian war is deepening the chaos. Turkey's toxic combination of problems includes a Kurdish insurgency at home and state purges following a failed coup attempt in July.
"22.12.2016 06:38:34" apnews.com After years fleeing IS, tragedy hits Iraqi family in Mosul IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — The 15-year-old Iraqi boy was lying in a hospital bed recovering from his wounds when his brother brought him the news: Their father, a few rooms over, had just "God curse the father of the Islamic State!"
"22.12.2016 05:36:06" apnews.com Huge but empty pyramid hotel a sphinx-like N. Korean mystery PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Pyongyang's pyramid-shaped Ryugyong Hotel, which poetically enough was built with some help from Egyptians, is one of the world's strangest landmarks "We've not heard any mention of it from our partners and I dare say if the hotel was preparing to open they'd be very excited to inform us and get us trying to attract guests."
"21.12.2016 22:43:12" Timeline Photos Take a ride on a miniature train at the New York Botanical Gardens Holiday Train Show in this #360Photo. (AP Photo/Ezra Kaplan)
"21.12.2016 21:29:10" AP Politics As President Obama's tenure draws to a close, @AP examines his legacy. You can find all of the coverage here: http://apne.ws/2hWfd64
"21.12.2016 20:00:07" youtu.be Migrant Workers -- Driven to Death Chronically unsafe transportation for migrant farmworkers, blamed on enforcement gaps and ag industry demands, causes uncounted deaths and injuries. Coming Thursday: @AP investigates unsafe migrant farmworker transport, leading to deaths.
"21.12.2016 17:20:09" apnews.com AP Poll: US election voted top news story of 2016 NEW YORK (AP) — The turbulent U.S. election, featuring Donald Trump's unexpected victory over Hillary Clinton in the presidential race, was the overwhelming pick for the top news No. 1 is a no-brainer. So which other news stories made the Top 10?
"21.12.2016 16:52:59" apnews.com AP FACT CHECK: Sarah Palin didn't criticize black Santa MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A story claiming former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin called for boycotting the Mall of America in Minnesota over its black Santa Claus is false.
The st AP's popular Fact Checks are now included in Facebook's initiative to counter false news. Here's the latest:
"21.12.2016 16:37:22" apnews.com Tunisian hunted by Germany seen earlier as a terror threat BERLIN (AP) — Germany has launched a Europe-wide manhunt for an "armed and dangerous" Tunisian with ties to Islamic extremists in connection with the Berlin Christmas market attac The man is in his early 20s and apparently has used various identities.
"21.12.2016 13:35:31" apnews.com Lin-Manuel Miranda named AP Entertainer of the year NEW YORK (AP) — Winning a Pulitzer Prize and a clutch of Tony Awards in a single one year would be enough for anyone. Not Lin-Manuel Miranda. Not in 2016.
The "Hamil Miranda joins the list of previous AP Entertainer of the Year winners who in recent years have included Adele, Taylor Swift, Jennifer Lawrence, Lady Gaga, Tina Fey and Betty White.
"21.12.2016 09:30:08" apnews.com In NYC's Russian enclaves, a big 'nyet' to hacking talk NEW YORK (AP) — Most Russian-speaking expatriates interviewed by The Associated Press this past week in New York City's heavily Russian enclaves shrug off accusations that Kremlin "This is something that only uneducated people can buy into."
"21.12.2016 08:54:11" apnews.com Inside the DEA: A chemist's quest to identify mystery drugs WASHINGTON (AP) — The proliferation of rapidly evolving synthetic opioids has become so fierce that the Drug Enforcement Administration says they now constitute an entire new clas The fentanyl-like drugs are pouring in primarily from China, U.S. officials say _ an assertion Beijing maintains has not been substantiated.
"21.12.2016 06:30:09" apnews.com Uber looks to dominate in Brazil while taxis push to ban app RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — After ceding to the competition in China earlier this year, ride-hailing company Uber is shifting focus to Brazil, Latin America's most populous nation. The U.S.-based company is operating in 37 Brazilian cities, including Rio de Janeiro, the capital of Brasilia and economic powerhouse Sao Paulo.
"21.12.2016 05:12:49" apnews.com At soaring rate, Nepalis seeking jobs abroad come home dead KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A tiny young woman crouches just outside the airport, crying softly into her thin shawl. It's cold out, but her sleeping toddler is heavy and warm in her a In total, over 5,000 workers from this small country have died working abroad since 2008_ more than the number of U.S. troops killed in the Iraq War.
"21.12.2016 03:47:43" apnews.com Judge: Seattle kids can move ahead with climate rights case SEATTLE (AP) — Eight Seattle children should have "their day in court" to argue that Washington state and others aren't protecting them from climate change, a judge ruled. The case is part of a larger effort to force governments to take action on climate change.
"20.12.2016 21:01:40" Coming Wednesday on @AP: Hundreds of Nepalis who seek work abroad die mysteriously.
"20.12.2016 19:31:11" apnews.com Emergency managers charged over Flint's lead-tainted water FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's attorney general filed more criminal charges Tuesday in the investigation of lead-tainted water in Flint, targeting two former state-appointed emerg "The investigation has continued to go up and go out. ... We are not at the end," said the lead investigator.
"20.12.2016 17:31:08" apnews.com Police uncertain they have right suspect in Berlin attack BERLIN (AP) — Germany must assume a truck plowing through a crowded Christmas market in Berlin was a "terrorist attack," Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday, while authorities e "There is still a lot that we don't know about this act with sufficient certainty," Chancellor Angela Merkel said. "But we must, as things stand, assume it was a terrorist attack."
"20.12.2016 16:31:03" apnews.com Testing stem cells in tiniest hearts to fight birth defect BALTIMORE (AP) — The 4-month-old on the operating table has a shocking birth defect, nearly half his heart too small or even missing. To save him, surgeons will have to totally re "We think the young heart is able to be more responsive," said Dr. Sunjay Kaushal.
"20.12.2016 15:31:04" apnews.com Berlin attack may make Merkel's re-election quest rougher BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel already knew that her campaign for a fourth term as Germany's leader will be her most difficult yet. The deadly truck attack on a Christmas Leaders around Europe and beyond are watching Merkel's political fortunes closely.
"20.12.2016 06:30:22" Coming Wednesday on @AP: Hundreds of Nepalis who seek work abroad die mysteriously.
"20.12.2016 05:56:39" apnews.com MH370 officials: Crash site could be north of search area SYDNEY (AP) — For two years, a handful of ships have diligently combed a remote patch of the Indian Ocean west of Australia in a $160 million bid to find Malaysia Airlines Flight The latest twist in the search for Flight 370 highlights the extraordinary difficulty officials have faced in their attempts to find the aircraft based on the faintest scraps of data.
"20.12.2016 01:08:00" Timeline Photos A protester on the balcony shouts at Tennessee electors during the Electoral College voting process in this #360Photo. Read more about the vote: http://apne.ws/2gVsZBs (AP Photo/Kristin Hall)
"20.12.2016 00:04:23" apnews.com Witness to an assassination: AP photographer captures attack ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The event was routine enough — the opening of an exhibit of photographs of Russia — so when a man on stage pulled out a gun I was stunned and tho AP photographer Burhan Ozbilici thought it was a routine assignment. Until he captured the terrifying moments that proved it to be anything but.
"19.12.2016 21:59:24" apnews.com Aleppo girl whose tweets captured world attention evacuated BEIRUT (AP) — A Syrian girl from eastern Aleppo whose tweets from the war zone captivated world attention was evacuated to safety Monday, part of an evacuation deal that saw the r "We are happy because our voice reached to all the world," says Bana Alabed's mother
"19.12.2016 20:58:10" apnews.com Truck rams German Christmas market, killing at least 9 BERLIN (AP) — A truck rammed into a crowded Christmas market in central Berlin on Monday evening, killing at least nine people as it tore through tables and wooden stands. Many ot The truck driver was arrested near the scene
"19.12.2016 19:08:51" apnews.com Why a stronger US dollar could hinder Trump's economic plans WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump's ambitious plans to revive exports, return jobs to the United States and increase oil drilling are running up against a home-grown An expensive dollar makes U.S. goods costlier overseas — and imports cheaper in the U.S. That's a recipe for more pain for American manufacturers.
"19.12.2016 17:45:17" apnews.com Gunman kills Russian ambassador to Turkey at photo exhibit ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A gunman wearing a suit and tie and shouting "Allahu Akbar" shot and killed Russia's ambassador to Turkey as he gave a speech at a photo exhibition Monday. Ankara Mayor Melih Gokcek told reporters outside the exhibition center that the "heinous" attack aimed to disrupt newly-re-established relations between Turkey and Russia.
"19.12.2016 16:53:30" apnews.com Brain changes seen in pregnancy, may help preparing for baby NEW YORK (AP) — Pregnancy affects not only a woman's body: It changes parts of her brain too, a new study says.
When researchers compared brain scans of women before One analysis linked brain changes to how strongly a woman felt emotionally attached to her infant.
"19.12.2016 14:58:52" apnews.com Hard times for Puerto Rico family of child with Zika defect SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Michelle Flandez had just given birth to her first son, but doctors in this U.S. territory whisked him away before she could see him.
Pe "No one had warned us."
"19.12.2016 11:26:41" Timeline Photos China disputes U.S. claim it's top source of synthetic drugs. Read the full story here: https://apnews.com/24cbba2af27a4befade119cfbec6fa73
"19.12.2016 10:00:13" apnews.com Electoral College meets amid effort to deny Trump presidency WASHINGTON (AP) — And you thought Election Day was in November.
Electors are set to gather in every state on Monday to formally elect Donald Trump president even as Republican electors say they have been deluged with emails, phone calls and letters urging them not to support Trump, with many of the emails part of coordinated campaigns.
"19.12.2016 08:55:40" apnews.com The dictionary folk at Merriam-Webster sum up 2016: surreal NEW YORK (AP) — Was 2016 a dream or a nightmare?
Try something in between: "surreal," which is Merriam-Webster's word of the year, unveiled Monday.
Mea "Surreal" joins Oxford's "post-truth" and Dictionary.com's "xenophobia" as the year's top word choices.
"19.12.2016 08:41:27" apnews.com Zsa Zsa Gabor: A rare, unforgettable celebrity NEW YORK (AP) — You didn't have to know exactly who she was to appreciate Zsa Zsa Gabor.
She belonged to a rare, hard-to-catalog vintage of celebrity, not only the g She was a symbol, from the 1950s on, of European style and flair, of material and romantic extravagance.
"19.12.2016 08:30:51" apnews.com Plants closed, cars stopped as China faces smog 'red alert' BEIJING (AP) — Engulfed in choking smog, some northern Chinese cities limited the number of cars on roads and temporarily shut down factories on Monday to cut down pollution durin "The smog has serious repercussions on the lungs and the respiratory system, and it also influences the health of future generations, so under a red alert, it is safer to stay at home rather than go to school."
"19.12.2016 06:22:48" apnews.com S. Korea begins trial of confidante of disgraced president SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — On the first day of her trial, the jailed confidante of disgraced South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Monday denied using her presidential ties to ex The hearing will review the charges against Choi, who prosecutors say manipulated state affairs and extorted businesses.
"19.12.2016 02:00:07" apnews.com Senator: Exploding e-cigarette recalls need to be considered NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is increasing the heat on the federal government to consider recalling e-cigarette batteries and devices that explode and catch fire, inj "Where there's smoke, there's fire and that seems to be the case _ again and again _ for many popular e-cigarettes that have injured dozens of people."
"19.12.2016 01:00:10" apnews.com Jet-setting Hungarian actress Zsa Zsa Gabor dies at age 99 Zsa Zsa Gabor, the jet-setting Hungarian actress who made a career out of multiple marriages, conspicuous wealth and jaded wisdom about the glamorous life, has died. She was 99. Gabor appeared in films ranging from "Moulin Rouge" in 1952 to "Queen of Outer Space" in 1958, but she was best known for her many love affairs and tabloid scandals.
"19.12.2016 00:00:07" apnews.com Trump Cabinet excites his voters: 'We have to trust him' As each Cabinet announcement draws fresh criticism of the wealth, connections or opinions of Donald Trump's latest appointees, many Americans who voted for him say the president-elect i Some Cabinet choices have been called into question for their lack of experience, their extraordinary wealth and their past relationships with the departments they are to lead.
"18.12.2016 22:00:04" apnews.com Massive 2013 oil spill in North Dakota still not cleaned up BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Three years and three months later, a massive oil spill in North Dakota still isn't fully cleaned up. The company responsible hasn't even set a date for comp Though crews have been working around the clock to deal with the Tesoro Corp. pipeline break, less than a third of the 840,000 gallons that spilled has been recovered _ or ever will be, North Dakota Health Department environmental scientist Bill Suess
"18.12.2016 18:12:47" apnews.com Farrakhan sees a new opening for black separatist message CHICAGO (AP) — Minister Louis Farrakhan, head of the Nation of Islam, spoke from a podium draped in the red, black and green of the Pan-African flag, a symbol of black pride. "I think people are attracted to those voices as a result of a racially polarized society." -Mikal Nash, author and professor at Essex County College in Newark.
"18.12.2016 15:46:02" apnews.com Trump action on health care could cost Planned Parenthood WASHINGTON (AP) — One of President-elect Donald Trump's first, and defining, acts next year could come on Republican legislation to cut off taxpayer money from Planned Parenthood. Trump once described himself as "very pro-choice." Now he's in the anti-abortion camp.
"18.12.2016 14:31:13" apnews.com GOP electors cite rural voice in Electoral College ATLANTA (AP) — As members of the Electoral College prepare to choose Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States, some Republican electors say they are defending rural Unusual circumstances of presidential election put spotlight on Electoral College.
"18.12.2016 13:01:09" bigstory.ap.org This week in odd news: Bird drops fish, knocks out power; Man tries to move ambulance blocking car; Police: Man robs bank with note on rehab discharge papers Scuba Santa feeds the fish Short caption. (AP Photo/Photographer) SAN FRANCISCO (AP) _ `Tis the season for Santa to take a scuba dive. As part of holiday festivities at the California Academy of Sciences, the fish are getting… Best weird stories of the week: Bird drops a fish, knocking out power in Seattle; Police say 86-year-old jewel thief has struck again; Man accused of robbing bank with note written on rehab discharge papers. @AP_Oddities on Twitter.
"18.12.2016 13:00:08" apnews.com Idlib likely to be Syria's next bloody theater after Aleppo BEIRUT (AP) — The battle for Aleppo has gripped the world, but it is hardly the only active front across war-torn Syria. One of the next targets for the forces of Syrian President The battle for Aleppo seems only a precursor to a Syrian military move against the heartland of rebel territory.
"18.12.2016 11:00:09" apnews.com Henry Heimlich, life-saving maneuver creator, dies at 96 CINCINNATI (AP) — The surgeon who created the life-saving Heimlich maneuver for choking victims died early Saturday in Cincinnati. Dr. Henry Heimlich was 96.
His son Son's tribute to physician father: "He will be missed not only by his family but by all of humanity."
"18.12.2016 09:00:19" apnews.com Election questions leave US distrustful, like other nations WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans' enduring confidence that their elections are unimpeachably fair is teetering. Welcome to what much of the world calls reality, especially Russia's nei Americans are voicing less confidence in the nation's voting processes. That's akin to the attitude in the rest of the world.
"18.12.2016 06:47:04" apnews.com A rare view from inside South Sudan's most-feared prison NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — More than 30 political detainees in South Sudan's most notorious prison face torture, starvation or death, according to a Danish man detained alongside them Political detainees face torture, starvation or death in South Sudan's infamous "Blue House."
"18.12.2016 02:30:19" apnews.com On victory lap, few signs Trump focusing on unified nation MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump on Saturday wrapped up his postelection victory tour, showing few signs of turning the page from his blustery campaign to focus on "They didn't come out to vote for Hillary. They didn't come out. And that was a big _ so thank you to the African-American community."
"18.12.2016 01:30:41" apnews.com Homeless across country fall victim to synthetic marijuana ST. LOUIS (AP) — The homeless are proving to be especially susceptible to latest version of synthetic marijuana, a man-made hallucinogen that experts say is far more dangerous and Synthetic marijuana has been around since the late 2000s, packaged under names like K2, Darkness and Mr. Happy.
"18.12.2016 00:30:07" apnews.com Grasshoppers a tasty, nutritious holiday treat in Uganda KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Children scamper in the bush, jumping here and there to catch grasshoppers before they fly away. On a good day, many will walk away with plastic bags filled The grasshoppers, when fried, turn from green to golden brown and give off an earthy aroma beloved by enthusiasts.
"17.12.2016 23:39:06" apnews.com Forced to leave, Aleppo evacuees tell of their pain BEIRUT (AP) — Death in Aleppo was personal for Modar Sheikho. He lost his sister to government bombing early in the revolt. His brother was killed last month. And as they looked f "If God saves me from this, I will go to Turkey and start a new life, away from the criminal regime and the deceiving rebels."
"17.12.2016 19:45:11" apnews.com Church massacre, other killings strain forgiveness for many When nine black churchgoers in Charleston were massacred by a white man with Confederate sympathies, the city stayed calm as the victims' families offered examples of grace and forgiven "Repeatedly, black people in America have shown the willingness to forgive, but too many refuse to meet us there" - the Rev. Mark Tyler, pastor of Mother Bethel AME Church in Philadelphia
"17.12.2016 16:16:01" apnews.com Election questions leave US distrustful, like other nations WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans' enduring confidence that their elections are unimpeachably fair is teetering. Welcome to what much of the world calls reality, especially Russia's nei Russia is no stranger to accusations of interference with other countries' elections. Nor is the United States.
"17.12.2016 13:01:16" bigstory.ap.org This week in odd news: Chilean minister's gift: an inflatable sex doll; Barber, 80, accused of sabotaging rival shop; Fake dentist pulls teeth and makes dentures. With 'Ditto' in lights, family concedes to next-door display (Christine Ferretti/Detroit News via AP) WESTLAND, Mich. (AP) _ A suburban Detroit family is conceding that it can't match the neighbors' holiday display. The… Best weird stories of the week: With 'Ditto' in lights, family concedes to next-door display; Inflatable love doll gift to minister sparks furor in Chile; Barber, 80, accused of sabotaging competing shop; Fake Florida dentist pulls 10 teeth, makes
"17.12.2016 11:00:14" apnews.com With Ivanka Trump, role of first daughter may change DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — With Ivanka Trump, the typically minor role of first daughter could get a major makeover.
After she played a key role on the campaign trail, Donald Trump says he'd love to have daughter Ivanka with him in the White House. But in what capacity?
"17.12.2016 08:30:15" apnews.com 5 ways North Korea has changed in 5 years under Kim Jong Un TOKYO (AP) — It's been five years since North Korean leader Kim Jong Un took power following the death of his father, Kim Jong Il, whose demise was observed at monuments and on ci Wish list in Pyongyang: More and better nukes, stronger economy.
"17.12.2016 06:12:42" apnews.com Drug overdose deaths rise significantly in past 5 years CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Drug overdose deaths have increased by 33 percent in the past five years across the country, with some states seeing jumps of nearly 200 percent. Toll from heroin, prescription painkillers shows no signs of easing.
"17.12.2016 03:26:38" apnews.com First lady: White House needs 'grown-up' in times of crisis WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama says the White House needs a "grown-up" and the nation will come to appreciate President Barack Obama.
In an interview with Oprah Wi Michelle Obama to Oprah: "Now we're feeling what not having hope feels like."
"17.12.2016 00:56:52" apnews.com Venezuelans scramble as most-used banknote becomes void CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela became a country mostly without cash on Friday, sparking scattered protests and looting around the country as people fumed at having their alre What does a country short on cash look like?
"17.12.2016 00:49:08" apnews.com New study casts doubt on theory Anne Frank was betrayed THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Anne Frank may not have been betrayed to Nazi occupiers, but captured by chance.
A new study published Friday by the Anne Frank House m "Clearly, the last word about that fateful summer day in 1944 has not yet been said."
"17.12.2016 00:46:28" apnews.com Obama, rapping Putin, says US could strike back on cyber WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama put Russia's Vladimir Putin on notice Friday that the U.S. could use offensive cyber muscle to retaliate for interference in the U.S. pres "Whatever they do to us, we can potentially do to them."
"16.12.2016 20:10:42" Timeline Photos Step inside a house where Islamic State militants kept their prisoners in this #360Photo. Cells barely wide enough for a adult to stretch their arms held seven captives at a time. Read more on the battle to retake #Mosul: http://apne.ws/2gK0W7U (AP
"16.12.2016 19:31:12" apnews.com Want a hippo for Christmas? The story of a girl who got one LOS ANGELES (AP) — All a cute, curly haired 10-year-old girl named Gayla Peevey wanted for Christmas in 1953 was a hippopotamus.
And amazingly enough, after "I Want "That one just really took off, and it's still going strong, stronger than ever. Sixty-three years later! Hard to believe."
"16.12.2016 18:32:16" apnews.com Obama vows retaliation for suspected Russian hacking WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is promising that the U.S. will retaliate against Russia for its suspected meddling in America's election process, an accusation the Kreml "We have been working hard to make sure that what we do is proportional, that what we do is meaningful," Obama said.
"16.12.2016 15:16:10" apnews.com Dangerous wind chills puts parts of US in the deep freeze CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Low temperatures and high winds have put the Northeastern U.S. in a deep freeze.
Dangerous wind chills of 20 to 30 below in parts of the region "You are talking about 30 degrees below normal highs. That is pretty darn cold."
"16.12.2016 10:00:05" Timeline Photos Five years after Lynette Daley's brutal death, her family is still waiting to see justice done. https://apnews.com/213d613755a44c48803cb1f5646d9e03
"16.12.2016 09:43:34" apnews.com Taiwan eyes Trump's China policy with mix of hope and fear TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — As Taiwan becomes a contentious issue between China and U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, Taiwanese are hoping it will lead to closer ties with Washington b Euphoria has been tempered by worry about what might happen to Taiwan if Trump uses it to press Beijing on trade, China's territorial expansion in the South China Sea or its ties with North Korea.
"16.12.2016 05:00:05" Timeline Photos She could not possibly have consented to the sex act that killed her, yet prosecutors refused to try two suspects. https://apnews.com/213d613755a44c48803cb1f5646d9e03
"16.12.2016 03:18:26" apnews.com Lawrence Colburn dies; helped end Vietnam's My Lai massacre Lawrence Manley Colburn, a helicopter gunner in the Vietnam War who helped end the slaughter of hundreds of unarmed Vietnamese villagers by U.S. troops at My Lai, has died. He was 67. "He stood up... to oppose and stand down against those who were committing crimes against humanity," said Trent Angers, a biographer for another soldier who helped stop the killing that day.
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"15.12.2016 22:02:01" apnews.com Review: 'Rogue One' is a dark, exhilarating blast "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story " seemed suspicious on paper, like any film saddled with the dreaded "spinoff" label. For a while all the odds looked stacked against it too — reshoo Should you rush to see the latest Star Wars story? Here's AP's review:
"15.12.2016 21:07:53" AP The Associated Press is among the Fact-Check partners
"15.12.2016 19:31:33" apnews.com Facebook finally gets serious about fighting fake news NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is taking new measures to curb the spread of fake news on its huge and influential social network, focusing on the "worst of the worst" offenders and part The Associated Press is among the Fact-Check partners
"15.12.2016 18:29:36" Timeline Photos Look inside a church torched by Islamic State militants during their two-year rule of Hamdaniya, a Christian enclave outside Mosul, Iraq, in this #360Photo. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)
"15.12.2016 18:21:05" Electoral College Will members of the Electoral College really revolt against Donald Trump? AP's Stephen Ohlemacher and Nancy Benac discuss our survey of the members.
"15.12.2016 18:05:21" apnews.com An international 'Rogue One' cast for a new 'Star Wars' era SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — "Star Wars" has always had a wide variety of faces and languages in its films, but, besides a few outliers, the diversity was mainly limited to that of the va Meet some of the new cast and characters before 'Rogue One' opens Friday
"15.12.2016 17:53:28" apnews.com First evacuation underway from last rebel part of Aleppo BEIRUT (AP) — A convoy of ambulances carrying the first group of wounded and other civilians began leaving eastern Aleppo on Thursday, marking the start of the long-awaited pullou Some of the critically-injured were aboard the ambulances and buses
"15.12.2016 17:00:07" AP's Stephen Ohlemacher and Nancy Benac chat about the Electoral College.
"15.12.2016 16:00:50" COMING SOON: AP's Stephen Ohlemacher and Nancy Benac will be live at 12:00 P.M. to discuss our survey of the Electoral College.
"15.12.2016 13:45:08" AP Politics An Associated Press survey of Electoral College members finds they are not looking to be "faithless." http://apne.ws/2hRsiKn
"15.12.2016 10:51:15" A year after the uncontrolled influx of more than a million refugees and economic migrants to debt-hobbled Greece, the land border between Turkey and Greece is again seeing rising flows of migrants. Read the full story here: http://apne.ws/2hwJmsG
"15.12.2016 10:33:19" Timeline Photos Companies that make powerful painkillers are pushing for policies boosting new versions as a solution to the addiction epidemic, even though there's little proof they reduce the number of overdoses or deaths. Read the full story here:
"15.12.2016 08:15:04" apnews.com Revolutionary Guard faces new foe in Iran's opening economy DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's Revolutionary Guard faces a new enemy: the gradual opening of the country's economy after the nuclear deal with world powers. "They are worried about competition internally... They want to make sure for any given deal, they get a part of it."
"15.12.2016 07:30:08" apnews.com Weekends at last: Taiwan workers to get 2 days off a week TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Since Taiwan industrialized in the 1960s, its workers have strived to do whatever their employers asked, including putting in free overtime, out of fear of b "To go from 48-hour weeks to this new labor law indicates that the voices of workers have been heard."
"15.12.2016 06:30:16" apnews.com For Guantanamo prisoners, questions loom as Trump era begins GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) — As journalists passed along a darkened corridor at the Guantanamo Bay lockup, a detainee displayed a hand-painted sign through the one-way g President Barack Obama pledged to close the offshore detention center upon taking office, but as time runs out on his administration that almost certainly will not happen.
"15.12.2016 05:42:35" apnews.com Smokers chased in Beijing as China considers national law BEIJING (AP) — A group of anti-smoking volunteers in blue vests marched through an office building on a recent morning in China's capital, trailed by two police officers and the b As China considers a nationwide ban on smoking in public places, the fight is well underway in Beijing, which banned smoking in restaurants and other indoor areas 18 months ago.
"15.12.2016 03:16:32" apnews.com Yahoo suffers world's biggest hack affecting 1 billion users SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo has discovered a 3-year-old security breach that enabled a hacker to compromise more than 1 billion user accounts, breaking the company's own humiliatin The information stolen from the Yahoo accounts includes names, email addresses, phone numbers, birthdates and security questions and answers.
"14.12.2016 18:45:10" apnews.com What the 'Growing Pains' cast did after the show ended NEW YORK (AP) — The death of Alan Thicke has saddened every fan of "Growing Pains," the warm family sitcom where he played Dr. Jason Seaver, a psychiatrist and ideal TV dad. Kirk Cameron, Tracey Gold, Joanna Kerns: What happened to the cast of 'Growing Pains?'
"14.12.2016 17:01:49" apnews.com Mistrial declared in murder-for-hire case tied to 'Cops' WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The jury deadlocked Wednesday in Dalia Dippolito's trial on charges she tried to hire a hit man to kill her newlywed husband, a case that became famou Dippolito gave no visible response when Circuit Judge Glenn Kelley declared a mistrial.
"14.12.2016 16:07:14" apnews.com Huff, puff and explode: E-cigarette fires, injuries on rise MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — Katrina Williams wanted a safer alternative to smoking, and e-cigarettes seemed to be the answer until the day one exploded in her pocket as she drove home fr "They are extremely dangerous and need to be revamped or revised," said attorney Marc Freund.
"14.12.2016 14:04:56" apnews.com Uber self-driving cars hit the streets of San Francisco SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Uber is bringing a small number of self-driving cars to its ride-hailing service in San Francisco — a move likely to excite the city's tech-savvy popula Uber's self-driving tests in San Francisco will begin with a handful of Volvo luxury SUVs.
"14.12.2016 13:00:56" Timeline Photos A photographer covering a protest in Kashmir showed the Indian soldier his camera. He fired anyway. Read the full story here: http://apne.ws/2hM9QCT
"14.12.2016 10:30:26" apnews.com Ancient human ancestor was one tall dude, his footprints say NEW YORK (AP) — He stood a majestic 5-foot-5, weighed around 100 pounds and maybe had a harem. That's what scientists figure from the footprints he left behind some 3.7 million ye The 13 footprints are impressions left in volcanic ash that later hardened into rock, excavated last year in northern Tanzania in Africa.
"14.12.2016 09:47:11" apnews.com 'Growing Pains' star and TV host Alan Thicke dies at age 69 Alan Thicke, a versatile performer who gained his greatest renown as the beloved dad on a long-running sitcom, has died at age 69.
Carleen Donovan, who is a publicist for "I spent Monday through Friday for seven important years with Alan Thicke as my `TV dad... I'm shocked and truly heartbroken today at the news of his death."
"14.12.2016 08:00:45" apnews.com AP Analysis: Advantage Assad _ Aleppo capture a key moment BEIRUT (AP) — The Syrian government's recapture of Aleppo after a prolonged and punishing air assault is a defining moment in the country's devastating civil war: it leaves Presid As Aleppo falls following utter destruction and human suffering, it's a major victory for Assad and his allies, while for the vanquished rebels it's a crushing blow that has left them little chance of recovering momentum.
"14.12.2016 07:45:19" Indian authorities call the shotgun shells filled with hundreds of small metal pellets a "non-lethal" weapon for crowd control, but that does not make them harmless. Read the full story here: http://apne.ws/2gJSQj3
"14.12.2016 05:35:55" apnews.com Terror mystery: How US man went from suburban bliss to jihad NEW YORK (AP) — From the outside, Samy el-Goarany seemed to have it all.
The son of a successful real estate broker, he lived in a big house with an indoor swimming "I had been close to this guy for the past 10 years, and I honestly wouldn't have suspected him of joining this deplorable group."
"14.12.2016 01:00:00" Virgin of Guadalupe Join hundreds of thousands of people as they visit Mexico City's Basilica of Guadalupe in this #360Video. (AP Video/Dario Lopez)
"14.12.2016 00:32:48" apnews.com 'I'm a goner': Transcripts show ship's final harrowing hours JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Crew members aboard a doomed cargo ship expressed increasingly dire concern — occasionally tinged with gallows humor — as a hurricane gained "Guess I'm just turnin' into a Chicken Little, but I have a feeling like something bad is gonna happen," the El Faro's third mate said, hours before the ship sank, killing all 33 aboard.
"13.12.2016 19:20:48" apnews.com Lawyers clash over use of accusers' names at Cosby hearing NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A judge admonished lawyers on both sides of Bill Cosby's sexual assault case Tuesday after a courtroom shouting match over the defense team's practice of pu The judge ultimately ruled Cosby's lawyers could identify 11 of the women by name.
"13.12.2016 18:32:53" apnews.com Gov't to require cars be able to talk to each other WASHINGTON (AP) — All new cars and light trucks would be able to talk wirelessly with each other, with traffic lights and with other roadway infrastructure under a rule the Transp The technology has the potential to prevent or mitigate the severity of up to 80 percent of collisions that don't involve alcohol or drugs.
"13.12.2016 16:36:56" apnews.com Kanye West and Donald Trump meet, talk about 'life' NEW YORK (AP) — A newly blond Kanye West visited Donald Trump on Tuesday, and Trump said later they talked about "life."
West stood silently next to the president-el Musical interlude at Trump Tower.
"13.12.2016 09:30:11" apnews.com 1st SeaWorld park without orcas opening in Abu Dhabi in 2022 ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Months after SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment ended its orca-breeding program amid pressure from animal rights activists, company officials announced Tuesda The Abu Dhabi location will have a research, animal rescue and rehabilitation center, which will open ahead of the park, officials said.
"13.12.2016 08:00:22" apnews.com Governor of Indonesia capital sobs as blasphemy trial begins JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The minority Christian governor of Indonesia's capital sobbed in court Tuesday on the first day of his blasphemy trial as he recalled the role of Muslim "As a person who grew up among Muslims, it is not possible for me to intentionally insult Islam because that is the same as disrespecting the people I appreciate and love."
"13.12.2016 07:30:13" apnews.com AP Interview: Gorbachev says US was short-sighted on Soviets MOSCOW (AP) — As the Soviet Union was breaking up 25 years ago, Mikhail Gorbachev expected the United States and its Western allies to provide vital aid. The former Soviet preside "They were rubbing their hands, saying, 'How nice! We had been trying to do something about the Soviet Union for decades, and it ate itself up!'"
"13.12.2016 07:00:29" youtube.com Iraqis Tell Of Life Under Islamic State Group For the people of Mosul, two years of occupation under the Islamic State group gradually turned into a reign of terror. (Dec. 13) Subscribe for more Breaking... For dozens of residents in Mosul, the Islamic State group has turned Iraq's second largest city into a place of literal and spiritual darkness. Read the full story here: http://apne.ws/2hoLT5d
"13.12.2016 06:30:14" apnews.com Nearly 7 years after quake, 50,000 in Haiti still in camps PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Nearly seven years ago, Adrienne St. Fume and her family fled their home as the earth shook and their city crumbled around them. They ended up in what "It's been hard but we've tried our best to make a kind of life here."
"13.12.2016 04:33:07" apnews.com Trump selects Tillerson for State, dismissing Russia ties WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump has selected Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson to lead the State Department, dismissing concerns about the businessman's close ties with Tillerson maintained close ties with Russia as head of Exxon Mobil. That concerns lawmakers grappling with intelligence assessments that suggest Russia tried to interfere with US elections.
"13.12.2016 03:20:21" apnews.com Emails show how Russian officials covered up mass doping MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's doping cover-up went far beyond the Olympics, according to a vast archive of emails released by a World Anti-Doping Agency investigator.
Besid Russia's anti-doping agency covered up drug use by blind athletes (who may not have known what they were taking) and teens as young as 15. https://apnews.com/8be9cb7fcb5b4d65b1031597bb9f9e5e
"13.12.2016 01:01:06" Timeline Photos Supporters of a law requiring the signs say it will help prevent abortions, but critics say the signs are unnecessary and pose a financial burden for businesses and state agencies. https://apnews.com/c76e852b4ec948f7be4ccf9eda02a8a1
"12.12.2016 19:32:36" apnews.com Trump targets F-35, but aircraft means jobs in 45 states WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump is vowing to corral the "out of control" cost of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. But congressional Republicans and Democrats, aware o The F-35 program is responsible for more than 146,000 U.S. jobs, according to Lockheed Martin.
"12.12.2016 18:20:20" apnews.com AP FACT CHECK: No 'landslide' election win for Trump WASHINGTON (AP) — In claiming that he scored "a massive landslide victory" in last month's presidential election, Donald Trump turned history upside down.
In fact, h Donald Trump's margin in the Electoral College ranks as the 13th closest in history
"12.12.2016 17:27:20" apnews.com Ahead for Michelle Obama? Figuring out what comes next WASHINGTON (AP) — It'll be one of the most watched mid-life career changes in recent memory. What does Michelle Obama do next?
After eight years as a high-profile ad What's next as Michelle Obama attends her final events as First Lady?
"12.12.2016 16:01:14" apnews.com CNN's Jake Tapper pushes for answers and then pushes more NEW YORK (AP) — Jake Tapper's verbal tug-of-war with Vice President-elect Mike Pence last week illustrated a persistent style the CNN anchor is making his signature, and one that "Far too many people in television provide a safe space for politicians instead of pushing back."
"12.12.2016 15:13:10" apnews.com 'La La Land' tops Globes with 7 noms, 'Moonlight' with 6 Damien Chazelle's Los Angeles musical "La La Land" sang and danced its way to a leading seven Golden Globes nominations, with Barry Jenkins' celebrated coming-of-age tale "Moonlight" cl "La La Land" earned nominations for its lead actors, Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, as well best picture, comedy or musical.
"12.12.2016 11:00:25" Timeline Photos He lost track of his fiancee when smugglers forced him into a boat. When he reached Italy, police arrested him. Read the full story: https://apnews.com/89bcdaa9bf3b467b87385cdc8be0a09d
"12.12.2016 08:06:20" apnews.com Mosul doctors struggle to save civilians on Iraq front line MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — A crowd of men rushed through the narrow hallway of Mosul's al-Zahra clinic carrying a slight 10-year-old boy. Yousef Oday's face was covered in blood. With little electricity and no running water, Mosul doctors struggle to save civilians on Iraq's main front line.
"12.12.2016 07:28:22" apnews.com Myanmar town wants the secret out: George Orwell slept here KATHA, Myanmar (AP) — In the 1990s, Nyo Ko Naing noticed that the handful of foreign tourists who made it to his remote hometown were carrying their own maps and looked like they "Burmese Days": "It is not easy to get attention from the world. So it's like Katha (the Myanmar town where Orwell lived) won the lottery."
"12.12.2016 06:34:41" apnews.com Chinese newspaper calls Trump naive after Taiwan comments BEIJING (AP) — An official Chinese newspaper called Donald Trump "as ignorant as a child" on Monday after the president-elect again suggested that he was reconsidering how America Hours after Trump's interview aired, a Communist Party-controlled newspaper published a Chinese-language editorial headlined: "Trump, please listen clearly: 'One China' cannot be traded."
"12.12.2016 05:33:37" apnews.com Manslaughter conviction in death of ex-NFL star Will Smith NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The man who fatally shot retired New Orleans Saints defensive leader Will Smith was convicted of manslaughter on Sunday night, ending a week-long trial in which Cardell Hayes, who shot retired New Orleans Saints star Will Smith, faces a possible sentence of up to 40 years in prison at his sentencing on Feb. 17.
"12.12.2016 02:33:04" apnews.com Police expect Trump to lift limits on surplus military gear HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — If president-elect Donald Trump keeps his promise, surplus military grenade launchers, bayonets, tracked armored vehicles and high-powered firearms and ammu President Barack Obama issued an executive order restricting state and local police departments access to surplus military equipment in 2015 amid an outcry over police use of armored vehicles and other war-fighting gear to confront protesters in Ferguson,
"12.12.2016 01:03:01" apnews.com Democrat to try solving Chicago gun violence with sentencing SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The refrain is heard almost as often as the fatal gunshots: The way to reduce Chicago's gun violence is tougher prison sentences for repeat gun offenders, "Increasing prison terms while failing to address the causes of gun violence will serve only to, once again, demonize and incarcerate another generation of mostly young African-American and Latino men."
"11.12.2016 23:33:03" apnews.com Mohawks become first tribe to take down a federal dam HOGANSBURG, N.Y. (AP) — A century after the first commercial dam was built on the St. Regis River, blocking the spawning runs of salmon and sturgeon, the stream once central to th "We look at this not only as reclaiming the resources and our land, but also taking back this scar on our landscape that's a constant reminder of those days of exploitation."
"11.12.2016 21:33:03" apnews.com For all his threats, Trump is seen by businesses as key ally WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump has lost no chance to bash or threaten individual companies that cross him.
Yet much of corporate America appears to v "When he uses the phone, he does it to tell manufacturers that he supports them and wants them to create jobs in the United States... That is a far cry from what we hear in the current administration."
"11.12.2016 20:33:06" apnews.com Ivory Coast is latest to crack down on alcohol sachets ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Each morning at dawn, taxi driver Rene Kouame stops by his neighborhood bar in Abidjan for a potent pick-me-up: two plastic sachets of "Che Guevara," a Colorful, portable, and potent, alcohol sold in plastic sachets is popular in Ivory Coast. But officials want to change that. https://apnews.com/20e0bc53c58c44408edcc6eb4c63ef65
"11.12.2016 19:49:49" Timeline Photos Step onto the red carpet at the premiere of “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” at the Pantages Theater in Los Angeles in this #360Photo. Read more: http://apne.ws/2gt9LaX (AP Photo/Ryan Pearson)
"11.12.2016 15:46:01" apnews.com Fearing Trump crackdown, "dreamers" advised to end travel NEW YORK (AP) — Immigrants who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children, but were protected from deportation by President Barack Obama, are being warned by some advocates to Some advocates, lawyers and universities worry Trump could rescind a program that allows young immigrants to work and to travel outside the United States.
"11.12.2016 13:01:14" bigstory.ap.org This week in odd news: Woman sentenced to spend Christmas Eve and Christmas Day in jail; 'Seeing eye camel' guides blind horse; Christmas Tree farmer finds long-lost wedding ring. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File) NEW YORK (AP) _ A British man flew his girlfriend all the way across the pond to New York City so he could propose to her at the firehouse used in the "Ghostbusters" franchise. Wearing a hard… Best weird stories of the week: Austria's word of the year.... Bundespraesidentenstichwahlwiederholungsverschiebung; 'Seeing eye camel' guides blind horse; Women sue groom, claim drone hit them at a wedding; Woman gets lost for nearly 12 hours during a
"11.12.2016 11:00:17" apnews.com Early audience reactions from 'Rogue One' premiere LOS ANGELES (AP) — The force is strong with "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" according to early reactions from the film's premiere Saturday night in Los Angeles.
Offic The force appears to be strong with the latest "Star Wars" movie.
"11.12.2016 09:11:18" apnews.com Trump's pick for State is an accomplished executive WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump has found an accomplished American executive in Rex Tillerson, but one whose longstanding support for free trade, international law Who is Rex Tillerson? And why does the president-elect want him to be secretary of state?
"11.12.2016 07:15:04" apnews.com Army beats Navy 21-17 to end 14-year losing streak in series BALTIMORE (AP) — The Army football team and its fans around the world can finally rejoice.
No longer will they have to listen to barbs from Navy or lament another mi Army finally ends years of frustration against its top rival.
"11.12.2016 00:31:03" apnews.com 10 prominent early astronauts carrying on US space history WASHINGTON (AP) — Early U.S. space history is fading with the death of John Glenn, the last of the Mercury 7 astronauts, and the 2012 passing of Neil Armstrong, the first man to w More than half of the first 30 astronauts NASA hired have died; 17 Apollo astronauts are still with us, including seven of the dozen men who walked on the moon.
"10.12.2016 23:01:10" apnews.com Warehouse fire survivor: People 'dying right in front of me' OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — To set foot in the Ghost Ship on a party night was to pass through the doors of an old warehouse and enter an exotic world glowing with rainbow lanterns, gu Survivors of a fire that killed 36 people at an Oakland, California, dance party last week say they're lucky to be alive.
"10.12.2016 21:31:05" apnews.com Workers at endangered Indiana plant feel forgotten by Trump HUNTINGTON, Ind. (AP) — A full parking lot and 50-hour workweeks belie the anxiety at the United Technologies-owned factory outside a small northeastern Indiana city, where Mike H "The whole time during the campaign he talked Indianapolis, Indianapolis, Indianapolis, never heard one word about Huntington."
"10.12.2016 19:01:09" apnews.com Trump team challenges intel on Russian election influence WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's presidential transition team on Saturday challenged the veracity of U.S. intelligence assessments concluding that Russia was trying to tip the Nov Trump's transition team questioned both the quality of the intelligence community's information and its motivations.
"10.12.2016 18:01:30" apnews.com Governor Joe Piscopo? Comedian eyes run in New Jersey NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Joe Piscopo's Frank Sinatra impression, made famous from his days on "Saturday Night Live," has gotten an update.
It's no longer "New York "I love the people. I love the state. I know what has to be done."
"10.12.2016 16:31:05" apnews.com White supremacists? Not exactly, KKK and other groups claim PELHAM, N.C. (AP) — White supremacy is a label that's too hot to handle even for groups like the Ku Klux Klan. Standing on a muddy dirt road in the dead of night nea "We're not white supremacists. We believe in our race."
"10.12.2016 13:01:26" bigstory.ap.org This week in odd news: Cat rats out suspect; Rock-loving orangutan causes big damage at zoo; 'Mannequin challenge' leads to arrests; Couple win $1M on mistaken lottery ticket. Christmas tree farmer returns wedding band lost 15 years ago (Andre Malok /NJ Advance Media via AP) WHITE TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) _ A Christmas tree farmer has found and returned a wedding ring that slipped off a New Jersey… Best weird stories of the week: Woman sentenced to spend Christmas Eve, Christmas Day in jail; 'Seeing eye camel' acts as guide for a blind horse; Christmas treet farmer finds long-lost wedding ring; Black cat helps cops track fugitive. @AP_Oddities on
"10.12.2016 12:34:19" apnews.com Russia's lab wizard created drug cocktails but caught cheats MOSCOW (AP) — Even as he worked to cover up doping by Russian athletes, Grigory Rodchenkov was developing technology which would help to catch them years later.
The Rodchenkov's role in helping catch drug cheats isn't widely known outside a small circle of the world's leading anti-doping scientists.
"10.12.2016 09:09:48" bigstory.ap.org Inside Kirk Douglas's intimate 100th birthday celebration BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Kirk Douglas knows how to make an entrance. With boxing gloves in every centerpiece and the theme from "Rocky" blaring over the speakers, Douglas, one of the golden age of Hollywood's last living legends, walked confidently Hollywood legend Kirk Douglas turns 100 - and enters his birthday party with a flourish.
"10.12.2016 03:04:46" apnews.com Sources: Google to give Cubans faster access to content HAVANA (AP) — Google and the Cuban government have struck a deal giving Cubans faster access to the internet giant's content, two people familiar with the agreement said Friday. Google and the Cuban government strike a deal giving Cubans faster access to the internet giant's content.
"10.12.2016 02:12:07" apnews.com Trump's ties to 'Apprentice' raises conflict issues for NBC NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump's continued stake in television's "Celebrity Apprentice" adds to questions about potential conflicts between his personal and public responsibilities, NBC News will be covering a president with ties to the broadcaster's entertainment division.
"10.12.2016 00:51:39" apnews.com Trump deepens Goldman ties as he builds out economic team WASHINGTON (AP) — In the heat of the presidential campaign, Donald Trump accused primary rival Ted Cruz of being controlled by Goldman Sachs because his wife, Heidi, previously wo Trump is putting Goldman executives at the helm of his administration's economic team.
"10.12.2016 00:14:09" apnews.com Conspiracy theorists: 'Pizzagate' shooting just a false flag WASHINGTON (AP) — For conspiracy theorists, the bizarre rumors of "pizzagate" didn't end when a man brought a gun to a Washington restaurant this week in a misguided attempt to re Once a conspiracy theory gains traction, confronting true believers with facts is pointless.
"09.12.2016 22:09:46" apnews.com Donald Trump remains producer on 'New Celebrity Apprentice' LOS ANGELES (AP) — Donald Trump is gone from the boardroom of NBC's reboot of "Celebrity Apprentice" but he's kept a business connection to the reality show.
Preside NBC News will be covering a president with ties to the broadcaster's entertainment division.
"09.12.2016 18:36:05" apnews.com It's Trump's war soon: Afghan progress far from clear KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan has fallen so far from Americans' consciousness that some may have forgotten it's called the forgotten war.
It also is America' A look at the war President-elect Donald Trump inherits from President Obama, what U.S. troops are doing and why the outlook is so clouded.
"09.12.2016 17:34:07" apnews.com Could familial DNA crack case of slain New York City jogger? NEW YORK (AP) — With a DNA profile but no suspect to match in the strangling of a woman who went for a run and met a killer, authorities are looking to an emerging approach: using Authorities see the technique as a powerful, precise investigative tool, but critics view it as a DNA dragnet that can single out otherwise law-abiding people for scrutiny.
"09.12.2016 16:49:32" apnews.com South Korean president impeachment tarnishes family legacy SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Park Geun-hye could always rely on one unwavering gift throughout a political career that saw a triumphant return as South Korea's first female president The speed of Park's collapse has been as remarkable as it has been comprehensive.
"09.12.2016 15:07:00" Timeline Photos Step into the market in the old city of Sanaa, Yemen, one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, in this #360Photo. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)
"09.12.2016 11:02:09" In Germany, a small but effective network of former far-right extremists is helping neo-Nazis who want to leave the scene. https://apnews.com/4697045016914df2961577a82950a529
"09.12.2016 08:54:51" apnews.com S. Korea's president loses power, keeps title, house, salary SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Park Geun-hye's impeachment Friday means she has been stripped of power — but not the perks.
Even as her prime Even as her prime minister governs in her stead, Park gets to keep living at the presidential Blue House, using her official car and plane, collecting the same monthly salary and receiving round-the-clock security.
"09.12.2016 08:22:30" apnews.com Iraq prepares for new fight against post-Mosul IS BAGHDAD (AP) — With the Islamic State group's "caliphate" seemingly nearing its downfall in Iraq, the country's security agencies are preparing for a different fight against the m "We'll need to continue to counter foreign fighters trying to escape and (the Islamic State group's) attempts to relocate or reinvent itself."
"08.12.2016 21:51:34" youtube.com Astronaut Returns - 1962 | Movietone Moment | 19 Feb 16 Tomorrow marks the day John Glenn, the first American to orbit the earth, landed safely in the Atlantic Ocean after a four hour and 56 minute journey in spac... This archival footage covers the late John Glenn's historic journey as the first American to orbit the Earth, and his splashdown in the Atlantic Ocean.
"08.12.2016 20:54:38" apnews.com Former astronaut, US Sen. John Glenn of Ohio has died at 95 WASHINGTON (AP) — John Glenn, whose 1962 flight as the first U.S. astronaut to orbit the Earth made him an all-American hero and propelled him to a long career in the U.S. Senate, Before becoming the first American to orbit the Earth, John Glenn was a fighter pilot and record-breaking test pilot.
"08.12.2016 20:10:29" audioboom.com A chat with Beatles expert Mark Lewisohn No matter how much you think you know about the Beatles, Mark Lewisohn probably knows more. He assisted on the band's multimedia retrospective “Anthology” that came out in the 1990s and has written acclaimed books on their studio and concert work. "For as long as there are humans on this planet ... we will be listening to The Beatles and appreciating them and wanting to know who they were and how they did it." #APBookChat
"08.12.2016 18:31:08" apnews.com Surgeon General calls youth vaping a public health threat WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. surgeon general is calling e-cigarettes an emerging public health threat to the nation's youth.
In a report being released Thursday, Surge "Your kids are not an experiment."
"08.12.2016 16:05:30" Pirates in Venezuela Visit Sucre, Venezuela, in this #360Video, where gangs of out-of-work fishermen prey upon those who venture out into the ocean. Read more: http://apne.ws/2gocGQC (AP Video/Rodrigo Abd)
"08.12.2016 15:01:42" bigstory.ap.org US life expectancy falls, as many kinds of death increase NEW YORK (AP) — A decades-long trend of rising life expectancy in the U.S. could be ending: It declined last year and it is no better than it was four years ago. In most of the years since World War II, life expectancy… Life expectancy in the U.S. slipped last year, an exceedingly rare event in a year that did not include a major disease outbreak.
"08.12.2016 12:21:56" apnews.com Indonesia quake stirs grim memories for tsunami survivors MEUREUDU, Indonesia (AP) — Now, thousands of people in Indonesia's Aceh province have two horrifying stories to tell.
Living through the Dec. 26, 2004, earthquake an "We ran out and found the roads full of panicked people, many shouting, `Water is coming! Water is coming!"
"08.12.2016 12:00:36" apnews.com Obama and Trump hurled insults, now trade pleasantries WASHINGTON (AP) — Did anyone see it coming, the apparent new rapport between President Barack Obama and President-elect Donald Trump?
Just a few months ago they were "I've now gotten to know President Obama. I really like him."
"08.12.2016 11:00:52" youtube.com Venezuela Undone -- "Sucre Pirates" Associated Press photographer Rodrigo Abd speaks about an overlooked sector amid the Venezuelan crisis: Fishermen attacked by pirates. Associated Press photographer Rodrigo Abd talks about the pirate attacks threatening Venezuela fishermen. Read the full story here: http://apne.ws/2gdEJDQ
"08.12.2016 10:00:11" apnews.com Surgeon General calls youth vaping a public health threat WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. surgeon general is calling e-cigarettes an emerging public health threat to the nation's youth.
In a report being released Thursday, Surge "My concern is e-cigarettes have the potential to create a whole new generation of kids who are addicted to nicotine."
"08.12.2016 08:00:35" apnews.com Assad supporters see domino effect in Aleppo government win ALEPPO, Syria (AP) — Aleppo shakes with explosions and gunfire day and night in both the government- and rebel-held sides of the divided Syrian city. But for supporters of Preside A rebel defeat in Aleppo would reverberate across the war-torn country, where opposition forces continue to hold out in smaller, scattered areas.
"08.12.2016 05:30:36" apnews.com Pirates preying on Venezuelan fishermen as industry unravels PUNTA DE ARAYA, Venezuela (AP) — The pirates had killed Flaco Marval's brother and two cousins, and word was they were coming for the rest of the family.
So the skin "We just have to kill these thugs, and then we can go back to fishing like we always did."
"08.12.2016 04:11:56" apnews.com Giraffes, rarer than elephants, put on extinction watch list WASHINGTON (AP) — The giraffe, the tallest land animal, is now at risk of extinction, biologists say.
Because the giraffe population has shrunk nearly 40 percent in "There's a strong tendency to think that familiar species (such as giraffes, chimps, etc.) must be OK because they are familiar and we see them in zoos," said one biologist. "This is dangerous."
"07.12.2016 22:54:31" apnews.com Ships, jets, giant crowd mark Pearl Harbor anniversary event PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — Thousands observed a moment of silence and watched jets streak across the clear blue sky at a ceremony Wednesday at Pearl Harbor marking the 75th anniv The anniversary is tribute to "what freedom does when it is faced with fascism," said Paul Hilliard of the National World War II Museum.
"07.12.2016 19:31:04" apnews.com Trumps taps retired Marine general John Kelly for DHS WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump has chosen retired Marine Gen. John Kelly, whose last command included oversight of the Guantanamo Bay detention center, to run the In Kelly, Donald Trump would have another four-star military officer for his administration.
"07.12.2016 18:14:39" On Dec. 7, 1941, they were in the fifth grade in Hawaii. On that
Sunday morning, they suddenly found themselves in a war zone when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. For the bombing's 75th anniversary, they reflected on their memories of the attack and
"07.12.2016 16:32:30" Timeline Photos In this #360Photo, protesters hold candles during a rally calling for South Korean President Park Geun-hye to step down. Read more on the rise and fall of South Korea's president: http://apne.ws/2gCBG4w (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
"07.12.2016 13:41:48" apnews.com AP WAS THERE: 75 years ago, the AP reported on Pearl Harbor HONOLULU (AP) — EDITOR'S NOTE — On Dec. 7, 1941, as Japanese bombs rained down on Pearl Harbor, The Associated Press' chief of bureau in Honolulu, Eugene Burns, was unable t Read the original news flashes and bulletins as the Japanese attacked.
Note: These dispatches contain terms in use at the time that are now considered offensive.
"07.12.2016 09:53:39" apnews.com Frantic rescue underway in Indonesia as quake kills scores MEUREUDU, Indonesia (AP) — A strong undersea earthquake rocked Indonesia's Aceh province early on Wednesday, killing nearly 100 people and sparking a frantic rescue effort in the "It was very bad, the tremors felt even stronger than 2004 earthquake."
"07.12.2016 07:30:02" apnews.com A look at the rise and fall of South Korea's president SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Park Geun-hye, who faces impeachment this week, rose to power with the support of conservatives enamored of the economic growth us Even before the corruption scandal, Park's four years in office have been marred by a festering standoff with North Korea, a deadly ferry disaster and claims that she tried to curb free speech and labor rights.
"07.12.2016 06:57:03" apnews.com An Afghan woman goes from refugee to military pilot KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — From a childhood as a refugee, Capt. Safia Ferozi is now flying a transport plane for Afghanistan's air force as the country's second female pilot, a sig Having fled civil war to Pakistan, Ferozi's family returned to post-Taliban Afghanistan - and then she saw a TV commercial urging women to join the military.
"07.12.2016 06:15:13" apnews.com Time to reconcile: 2 cities overcome Pearl Harbor legacy TOKYO (AP) — Seventy-five years after a Japanese admiral led the attack on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor, the mayor of his hometown is joining his Honolulu counterpart to ma "To many Americans, Pearl Harbor was a sacred place for the survivors and their animosity, and a place to glorify the war dead."
"07.12.2016 05:48:24" apnews.com Gambia leader's upset heartens families of the disappeared KANIFING, Gambia (AP) — Fatoumata Sawaneh tried to hold back tears while talking about her father, one of hundreds of people who disappeared during the 22-year reign of President "There are many cases, many family members who still don't know where their loved ones are."
"07.12.2016 03:26:04" apnews.com Did authorities miss opportunities to prevent tragic fire? OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — City and state officials fielded years of complaints about dangerous conditions, drugs, neglected children, trash, thefts and squabbles at the illegally con "This was an accident waiting to happen. That could have been prevented," said neighbor Phyllis Waukazoo.
"06.12.2016 20:33:40" apnews.com Virtual sleigh rides, light shows: Mall Santas get makeover NEW YORK (AP) — Hop on a virtual sleigh ride to the North Pole. Stand on the "Naughty or Nice O'Meter." Snap a selfie and see your face on a dancing elf. The Santa experience has "Ho Ho Ho" goes high-tech
"06.12.2016 19:21:54" apnews.com Man arrested in ex-NFL player's death; sheriff defends probe HARVEY, La. (AP) — The Louisiana man who fatally shot ex-NFL player Joe McKnight during a road rage dispute was jailed on a manslaughter charge as a sheriff angrily defended the i "We have sometimes unrealistic expectations of how these things work ... you don't just run out and start slapping cuffs on people."
"06.12.2016 17:31:06" apnews.com Grammy noms: 9 for Beyonce, 8 each for Drake, Rihanna, Kanye NEW YORK (AP) — The Grammy Awards are sipping all of Beyonce's lemonade.
The pop star leads the 2017 Grammys with nine nominations, including bids for album of the y Beyonce's "Formation" and Adele's "Hello" are up against Rihanna and Drake's "Work," twenty one pilots' "Stressed Out" and Lukas Graham's "7 Years" for record of the year.
"06.12.2016 16:31:10" apnews.com Fake news rings alarm bells from restaurant to White House WASHINGTON (AP) — The bizarre rumors began with a leaked email referring to Hillary Clinton and sinister interpretations of pizza parties. It morphed into fake online news stories The shooting alarmed those from neighboring businesses all the way to the White House about the real life dangers of fake news on the internet. http://apne.ws/2gMLZ8U
"06.12.2016 15:41:31" apnews.com Trump says cancel new Air Force One: Costs 'out of control' NEW YORK (AP) — The government should cancel its multibillion-dollar order for new Air Force One presidential planes, Donald Trump declared Tuesday, serving notice he's ready to j "I think Boeing is doing a little bit of a number. We want Boeing to make a lot of money, but not that much money," Trump said.
"06.12.2016 10:00:11" apnews.com World leaders face risks in reconciling with past enemies Reconciliation can be tricky. It took 70 years for an American president to visit the site of the U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima, and nearly 75 for a Japanese leader to announce he wo From Hiroshima to Srebrenica, visits by world leaders to important sites of former enemies have been sometimes rewarding, sometimes tricky.
"06.12.2016 08:00:20" youtube.com Islamic State - Christian Hostages The Islamic State Group took more than 200 Assyrian Christians hostage in Syria for millions in ransom, touching off the global diaspora's race to save a van... In early 2015, Islamic State group militants rampaged through Assyrian Christian villages of northern Syria, taking more than 200 poeple hostage. What followed was a fundraising campaign in which Assyrians worldwide donated millions of dollars to save
"06.12.2016 07:30:07" apnews.com Cuba starts return to normal as mourning for Castro ends HAVANA (AP) — Music is playing in the streets again. Tourists are sipping mojitos at sidewalk cafes. Flags are flapping at full staff. After nine days of national mourning for Fid "Today it's like someone turned the noise on everywhere. It's like the pulse of the city is back. People smile more."
"06.12.2016 06:08:36" apnews.com Indians look for solutions only when toxic pollution soars NEW DELHI (AP) — The truth of New Delhi's toxic air finally hit home for Rakhi Singh when her 3-year-old son began to cough constantly early this year. She bought air purifiers fo "Having a kid made the reality of the city's pollution hit me harder."
"06.12.2016 05:38:03" apnews.com Can't buy love? Drug price hikes put sex beyond reach TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Imagine not being able to afford one of life's great pleasures — sex.
That's true for many older couples, doctors say. Soaring prices for "Once you get to a certain price point, sex becomes a financial decision."
"06.12.2016 04:39:22" apnews.com Now in Bangladesh, Rohingya describe rape, murder in Myanmar COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (AP) — The Myanmar soldiers came in the morning, the young mother says. They set fire to the concrete-and-thatch homes, forcing the villagers to cluster to Muslims in an overwhelmingly Buddhist nation, the Rohingya have long faced persecution in Myanmar, where most are denied citizenship.
"05.12.2016 22:09:58" apnews.com Judge: Prosecutors can use Cosby's deposition at trial PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Damaging testimony that Bill Cosby gave in an accuser's lawsuit, including admissions that he gave young women drugs and alcohol before sex, can be used at his In the deposition, Cosby admits giving young women drugs and alcohol before sex
"05.12.2016 21:24:06" apnews.com Mistrial declared in black motorist's shooting CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina judge declared a mistrial Monday after a jury deadlocked in the murder trial of a former white police officer charged in the shooting deat Cellphone video showing Walter Scott being shot in the back shocked the country
"05.12.2016 20:06:03" apnews.com Former tenant: Run-down Oakland warehouse was a 'death trap' OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Shelley Mack says she didn't know the converted Oakland warehouse known as the "Ghost Ship" was an illegal residence until after she moved in, when she was "I didn't think it was going to last this long before it went up or someone shut it down," says a former "Ghost Ship" resident
"05.12.2016 19:41:16" apnews.com AP PHOTOS: Associated Press editors pick best of 2016 A presidential election like no other before it in U.S. history provided several of the images selected by Associated Press photo editors as the best of 2016.
AP photograp 100 images that sum up a turbulent year
"05.12.2016 16:55:12" apnews.com Can't buy love? Drug price hikes put sex beyond reach TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Imagine not being able to afford one of life's great pleasures — sex.
That's true for many older couples, doctors say. Soaring prices for "Sex becomes a financial decision," says one specialist. "It takes a lot of the joy out of this."
"05.12.2016 16:20:12" apnews.com North Dakota pipeline protesters vow to stay despite victory CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) — Protesters celebrated a major victory in their push to reroute the Dakota Access oil pipeline away from a tribal water source but pledged to remain camped Protesters are uncertain what action a pro-pipeline Trump administration may take
"05.12.2016 15:50:59" apnews.com Trump taps former campaign rival Carson as housing secretary WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump, moving to complete formation of his Cabinet and decide other key posts, chose former campaign rival Ben Carson on Monday to be secr Carson had said he wasn't certain he would fit into a Cabinet-style role
"05.12.2016 15:27:39" apnews.com Death toll climbs to 36 in Oakland warehouse fire OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The death toll in the Oakland warehouse fire climbed to 36 Monday with more bodies still feared buried in the blackened ruins, and families anxiously awaite Firefighters expect to find further casualties
"05.12.2016 12:51:11" apnews.com Children who lived through Pearl Harbor attack remember HONOLULU (AP) — In some ways, it could be any class photo from the 1940s. The sepia-toned image shows 30 fifth-graders — 26 girls and four boys — at Thomas Jefferson E They suddenly found themselves living in a war zone, as an ever-present worry about a Japanese invasion permeated life in their island home.
"05.12.2016 11:29:02" bigstory.ap.org A look at the music accompanying massive S. Korean rallies SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Any good South Korean protest needs a soundtrack, and the music that accompanies the massive rallies on the verge of bringing down President Park Geun-hye includes the mournful, the tongue-and-cheek… Here's a look at the music accompanying massive South Korean rallies against President Park Geun-hye.
"05.12.2016 11:22:31" apnews.com Trump's Taiwan call, tweets point to flashpoints with China BEIJING (AP) — Donald Trump's unprecedented phone conversation with Taiwan's president and tweets criticizing China point to the possibility of major friction between the world's Trump's talk with Taiwan's leader Tsai Ing-wen diverged sharply from U.S. practice since Washington switched diplomatic relations from Taipei to Beijing in 1979. Here are six areas that could develop into flashpoints.
"05.12.2016 09:53:21" apnews.com Police: Fake news story led gunman to popular DC pizzeria WASHINGTON (AP) — Police say a man who said he was investigating a conspiracy theory about Hillary Clinton running a child sex ring out of a pizza place fired an assault rifle ins The Comet Ping Pong restaurant gained notoriety during the presidential campaign after fake news stories stated Hillary Clinton and her campaign chief ran a child sex ring out of the D.C. restaurant, news organizations have reported.
"05.12.2016 09:01:10" apnews.com 'We have lost everything': Syrians return to ravaged Aleppo ALEPPO, Syria (AP) — Amina Hamawy burst into tears and then fainted when she returned to eastern Aleppo to find that looters had ransacked her home. "Where am I? What happened?" s A family's tale of survival after fleeing besieged eastern Aleppo, returning to find looted homes and city blocks in ruins after the government advance.
"05.12.2016 00:50:03" apnews.com Rare weasel returns to historic range in Washington state MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK, Wash. (AP) — The elusive weasel-like mammal poked its head out of the wooden crate, glanced around and quickly darted into the thick forest of Mount R "We're correcting something that we mismanaged a long time ago before we knew enough to manage wildlife populations."
"04.12.2016 23:50:34" apnews.com Gun-rights backers vow to 'go on offense' during Trump years IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Firearms enthusiasts who embraced Donald Trump's campaign and his full-throated support of the Second Amendment are expecting a sweeping expansion of gun ri "The individual right to carry a firearm in defense of our lives and our families does not and should not end at any state line."
"04.12.2016 22:24:30" youtube.com Fidel Castro: AP Reporters Remember Journalists from The Associated Press describe what it was like to cover Fidel Castro in Cuba. AP journalists describe what it was like to cover former Cuban leader and revolutionary icon Fidel Castro.
"04.12.2016 19:08:07" A Disaster Unfolds: Wildfires in Gatlinburg Mark Howard was lying in a hospital bed when the fire in #Gatlinburg, TN, destroyed his home. Join him at the site of his former home in this #360video.
"04.12.2016 15:48:16" apnews.com No more room for the dead as Syria's Aleppo is crushed BEIRUT (AP) — The old Aleppo cemetery filled up a year ago. The new one filled up last week. Now the dead are left in the besieged enclave's streets, buried in backyards and overw "Even if I were to consider mass burials, I don't have the machines to do the digging." says the head of the area's local forensic authority.
"04.12.2016 13:01:35" bigstory.ap.org This week in odd news: Big turtle rescued from drain pipe; Otter joins couple in kayak; Thief steals bucket of gold flakes; Injured baby deer now a pet 'Bird' the macaw appears with owner in mug shot (Multnomah County Sheriff's Office via AP) HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) _ A 4-year-old macaw named "Bird" is an instant celebrity after appearing in a posed booking mug shot in Oregon… Best weird stories of the week: Macaw poses in man's mug shot after unlucky court appearance; LeBron James makes good on bet, shows up in Cubs uniform; Friendly otter joins celebration, jumps into a kayak. @AP_Oddities on Twitter.
"04.12.2016 08:36:00" apnews.com No more room for the dead as Syria's Aleppo is crushed BEIRUT (AP) — The old Aleppo cemetery filled up a year ago. The new one filled up last week. Now the dead are left in the besieged enclave's streets, buried in backyards and overw Dignity in death has been lost as the rebel-held enclave collapses after holding out for four years.
"04.12.2016 02:15:06" apnews.com Emergency officials: We won't let pipeline protesters freeze FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The head of North Dakota's emergency management services says the state is prepared to respond to Dakota Access pipeline protesters who may need help during a w "The bottom line here is, if we are in a situation of life and limb, we are going to be humane in anything and everything we do."
"04.12.2016 00:14:54" apnews.com Campus attack could be latest terror case in heartland state CINCINNATI (AP) — Authorities are investigating terrorism as a possible motive in the car-and-knife attack on the Ohio State University campus, the latest in a series of cases inv "The fact is, anybody can be a terrorist."
"03.12.2016 22:16:03" apnews.com Fire tears through Oakland dance party, killing at least 9 OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Fire tore through an Oakland warehouse converted into artist studios during a late night dance party, killing at least nine people, and officials said Satur "I literally felt my skin peeling and my lungs being suffocated by smoke. I couldn't get the fire extinguisher to work."
"03.12.2016 21:16:30" apnews.com For now, Trump bears signs of a dealmaker, not a policymaker WASHINGTON (AP) — He phones. He kibitzes. He cajoles. He threatens. He rewards.
It's a freewheeling style that President-elect Donald Trump used to stop Carrier from "It's a great tactical success... But is it a strategic template? Of course not."
"03.12.2016 20:01:25" apnews.com Bergdahl seeks pardon from Obama to avert desertion trial WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the former prisoner of war who's accused of endangering comrades by walking off his post in Afghanistan, is asking President Barack If granted by President Obama, a pardon would allow Bergdahl to avert a court-martial trial scheduled for April.
"03.12.2016 18:31:02" apnews.com Supreme Court hears cases about use of race in redistricting WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is returning to the familiar intersection of race and politics, in a pair of cases examining redistricting in North Carolina and Virginia. The court will hearing arguments Monday in two cases that deal with the same basic issue of whether race played too large a role in the drawing of electoral districts.
"03.12.2016 17:31:04" apnews.com Guns at zoos? Texas says no while struggling to tame rules AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — More than a year after Texas Gov. Greg Abbott made firearms, including openly holstered weapons, legal in more places in the state, disputes remain over where "It's frustrating. I imagine there will be more confusion going forward."
"03.12.2016 15:01:20" apnews.com Within hours, wildfires set Tennessee mountain city aflame GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — Tracey Mayberry told her boss to fire her.
It was 2 o'clock Monday afternoon in Gatlinburg, and the sky was dark with smoke. Mayberry's shif The flames came with little warning.
"03.12.2016 13:01:34" bigstory.ap.org This week in odd news: Big turtle rescued from drain pipe; Otter joins couple in kayak; Thief steals bucket of gold flakes; Injured baby deer now a pet 53-pound snapping turtle saved from pipe (Houston SPCA's Wildlife Center of Texas via AP) HOUSTON (AP) _ A 53-pound snapping turtle is recovering at a Houston wildlife rehabilitation center after fire-rescue crews saved… Best weird stories of the week: 53-pound snapping turtle saved from pipe; Friendly otter jumps onto kayak, joins celebration; Police say a thief stole 86 lb. bucket of gold flakes worth $1.6M. @AP_Oddities on Twitter.
"03.12.2016 02:37:21" apnews.com Chef credited with inventing General Tso's Chicken has died NEW YORK (AP) — The chef credited with inventing General Tso's Chicken, a world-famous Chinese dish smothered in a sweet sauce that was never a staple in China, has died in Taiwan General Tso's Chicken was a staple on Chinese-American cuisine. In China? Less so.
"03.12.2016 02:22:28" apnews.com Buzz Aldrin gets visit from NASA after polar evacuation CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — Buzz Aldrin had an unexpected bedside visit from NASA Deputy Administrator Dava Newman on Saturday as he continued to recover in a New Zealand hos "I had a surprise visitor this morning."
"03.12.2016 00:56:30" apnews.com Chains and branded skin: California kidnap case baffles cops SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Three weeks after Sherri Papini disappeared, the question of whether she was dead or alive was answered when the young mother and wife was spotted waving fran California woman shows up on freeway after missing for three weeks; mystery of her disappearance grows stranger.
"03.12.2016 00:16:15" apnews.com Panel urges better cybersecurity to President-elect Trump WASHINGTON (AP) — A presidential commission on Friday made 16 urgent recommendations to improve the nation's cybersecurity, including creating a nutritional-type label to help con "The commission recognized that what we've been doing over the last 15 to 20 years simply isn't working."
"02.12.2016 21:36:56" Timeline Photos 'Tis the season of glitter: Explore Saks Fifth Avenue's "Land of 1,000 Delights" holiday display in this #360Photo. Read more on holiday shopping here: http://apne.ws/2gPzlqi