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"24.04.2017 17:12:45" apnews.com Astronaut breaks US space record, gets call from Trump CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Astronaut Peggy Whitson broke the U.S. record Monday for most time in space and talked up Mars during a congratulatory call from President Donald Trump Whitson already was the world's most experienced spacewoman and female spacewalker and, at 57, the oldest woman in space.
"24.04.2017 15:50:41" apnews.com At least global warming may get Americans off the couch more WASHINGTON (AP) — Global warming's milder winters will likely nudge Americans off the couch more in the future, a rare, small benefit of climate change, a new study finds. "It's a small little tiny silver lining amid a series of very bad, very unfortunate events that are likely to occur."
"24.04.2017 14:53:51" apnews.com Farmers fear losing immigrant workers under Trump crackdown SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The head of Bethel Heights Vineyard looked out over the 100 acres of vines her crew of 20 Mexicans had just finished pruning, worried about what will happen if "Who's going to come out here and do this work when they deport them all?"
"24.04.2017 12:54:59" apnews.com New Orleans takes down 1st of 4 Confederate statues NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Workers in New Orleans removed the first of four prominent Confederate monuments Monday morning, becoming the latest Southern institution to sever itself from s "There's a better way to use the property these monuments are on and a way that better reflects who we are," New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu said.
"24.04.2017 11:51:42" apnews.com Mainstream politics shut out as Le Pen, Macron win in France PARIS (AP) — French voters shut out the political mainstream from the presidency for the first time in modern history, and on Monday found themselves being courted for the runoff Voters rejected the two mainstream parties that have alternated power for decades.
"24.04.2017 08:01:12" apnews.com AP journalist covering Kashmir protest helps injured teen SRINAGAR, India (AP) — He was documenting a protest by dozens of Kashmiri students confronting armed Indian government forces wearing riot gear. But when an 18-year-old was hit in “It was an instant decision, and I didn't think twice.”
"24.04.2017 05:12:13" apnews.com AP Exclusive: The sad saga of North Korea's ATMs PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — No modern airport terminal is complete without an ATM, and Pyongyang's now has two. But they don't work — because of new Chinese sanctions, acc How much North Korea's ATMs have actually been used is a matter of debate.
"24.04.2017 04:50:50" apnews.com Guatemalan land activist wins prestigious Goldman prize GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Rodrigo Tot, a 60-year-old farmer and activist, was awarded the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize on Monday for work in his Guatemala homeland, an hono "I think this (award) could be a stimulus for the work we do. We are fighting hard for our land and our natural resources."
"24.04.2017 01:49:47" apnews.com Trump at 100 days: 'It's a different kind of presidency' WASHINGTON (AP) — For nearly 100 days, President Donald Trump has rattled Washington and been chastened by its institutions.
He's startled world leaders with his unp "Here, everything, pretty much everything you do in government involves heart, whereas in business most things don't involve heart."
"23.04.2017 18:15:21" apnews.com Scams push foreclosure fraud to limit, taking victims' homes NEW YORK (AP) — The phone call came as Raymond Murray neared the bottom of his luck. His wife had died, his career had been ended by injuries, and struggling to get by on his disa So-called "deed theft" is rising around the US, and it's often the elderly or otherwise vulnerable who are targeted.
"23.04.2017 13:34:59" apnews.com Plight of Palestinian refugees now spans 5 generations JERASH REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan (AP) — As a boy, Palestinian Abdullah Abu Massoud fled the war over the creation of Israel in 1948 and sought refuge in the nearby Gaza Strip. The children, grandchildren and other descendants of Palestinians uprooted by Israeli-Arab conflict face a precarious existence, while longing for a homeland they often have never seen.
"23.04.2017 12:02:03" apnews.com Best weird AP news: Man ticketed for warming up car loses case; Man in bunny suit who blew air horn at police pleads guilty; Buyer wanted: Tiny Oregon town for sale Buyer wanted: Tiny Oregon town for sale
(AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus)TILLER, Ore. (AP) _ A dot on a map in rural southwestern Oregon is generating a big-city buzz.Almost the entire town of Tiller is up f Best weird AP news: Tiny Oregon town for sale; Bartender appeals fine for public belching _ and wins; Starbucks barista has meltdown over Unicorn Frappuccino. @AP_Oddities on Twitter.
"23.04.2017 06:03:07" apnews.com Erin Moran, Joanie Cunningham in Happy Days, dies at 56 NEW YORK (AP) — Erin Moran, the former child star who played Joanie Cunningham in the sitcoms "Happy Days" and "Joanie Loves Chachi," died Saturday at age 56.
A stat "I'll always choose to remember you on our show making scenes better, getting laughs and lighting up TV screens."
"22.04.2017 23:30:06" apnews.com AP FACT CHECK: When Trump takes credit and assigns blame WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the most consistent features of President Donald Trump's public statements is his drive to take credit and assign blame. It's a tendency that consistently A look at the veracity of claims by political figures.
"22.04.2017 22:26:46" apnews.com American tries to learn from United's mistakes in incident NEW YORK (AP) — Another day, another cellphone video of a conflict on an airplane.
American Airlines said it grounded a flight attendant who got into a verbal confro "No airline wants to be seen as being anti-consumer or anti-passenger."
"22.04.2017 19:31:13" apnews.com Oklahoman author, Texas dispute ownership of 'lunar Bibles' TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Ten microfilm Bibles once launched hundreds of thousands of miles into space sit landlocked today inside an Oklahoma courthouse while a legal battle rages in t Each isn't much larger than a postage stamp and contains all 1,245 pages of the King James Bible.
"22.04.2017 18:01:46" apnews.com Trump sons take helm of company, eye domestic expansion NEW YORK (AP) — Apprentices no more, Eric and Donald Trump Jr. are now at the helm of the Trump Organization and adjusting to the reality presented by their father's presidency. T Both Eric Trump and Donald Trump Jr. say they miss their father's presence.
"22.04.2017 16:02:28" apnews.com Premature hippo a happy hit for Ohio zoo after gorilla death CINCINNATI (AP) — A prematurely born hippo in Ohio has been providing regular doses of happiness for animal lovers, in a show of public affection that's also given an emotional li "She has brought everyone together," said Jenna Wingate, one of Fiona's caregivers. "It brings us to tears sometimes."
"22.04.2017 15:16:09" AP Health & Science Have questions about @AP's Overcoming Opioids series? Ask Carla K. Johnson and Alicia Chang during @redditIAmA on Wednesday at 1 p.m. EDT.
"22.04.2017 15:15:16" AP Health & Science "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" airs on HBO tonight. Who was Lacks? What are "HeLa" cells? How did she contribute to science?
"22.04.2017 14:01:51" apnews.com Possible shutdown, health care quagmire awaiting Congress WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers returning to Washington this coming week will find a familiar quagmire on health care legislation and a budget deadline dramatized by the prospect of a Congress faces a midnight Friday deadline to avert a government shutdown.
"22.04.2017 12:01:03" apnews.com Best weird AP news: Sex disrupts Florida tennis match; Florida judge teaches yoga on courthouse lawn; Austrian town's hermit and the 'unicorn Frappuccino' Starbucks calls shifting-color drink a "Unicorn Frappuccino"
(Starbucks via AP)NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks is calling a limited-time beverage that changes colors and flavors with a stir of the straw a " Best weird AP news: Sex disrupts tennis match; Police chief writes himself a speeding ticket; Austrian town's new hermit and the 'unicorn frappuccino.' @AP_Oddities on Twitter.
"21.04.2017 23:00:25" apnews.com Trump Jr.'s prairie dog hunt in Montana prompts backlash HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Donald Trump Jr. will be targeting more than just Montana's Republican voters on Friday and Saturday when he helps Greg Gianforte campaign for an open U.S. Ho "As good Montanans, we want to show good hospitality to people... What can be more fun than to spend an afternoon shooting the little rodents?"
"21.04.2017 22:37:58" Step inside Hong Kong's cramped “coffin homes” – some as small as three feet by six feet – in this #360Video.
"21.04.2017 22:15:07" apnews.com Paris' Champs-Elysees: A wide boulevard with a long history PARIS (AP) — The shooting of police officers on Paris' majestic Champs-Elysees rattled France just days before the end of a suspenseful election season, but it barely registers in "It's the most beautiful avenue in France."
"21.04.2017 21:32:33" apnews.com Trump tells young immigrants in US illegally to 'rest easy' WASHINGTON (AP) — Young immigrants brought to the U.S. as children and now here illegally can "rest easy," President Donald Trump said Friday, telling the "dreamers" they will not "I want the border wall. My base definitely wants the border wall."
"21.04.2017 20:27:39" Photos from AP's post Check out electric sports cars, virtual reality flight experiences and a $9.7 million titanium car at Auto Shanghai 2017 in these #360Photos. Read more here: http://apne.ws/2oZMkXQ (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
"21.04.2017 18:07:03" apnews.com Undergrads build prosthetic arm for 10-year-old violinist FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — The pressure was on for Abdul Gouda and his classmates at George Mason University: not only did their graduation depend on the success of their project, but so "I felt right away that I'd be able to play," she said. "I've always had perseverance."
"21.04.2017 17:48:06" AP Health & Science "Imagine the pictures we're going to get back of Saturn's rings."
"21.04.2017 17:02:53" apnews.com Suspect in Fresno killings shouts out in first court hearing FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — The suspect in this week's racially motivated shooting rampage in Fresno entered a courtroom early Friday shouting that natural disasters striking America wi Kori Ali Muhammad, 39, shouted twice during a minute-long hearing: "Let black people go in reparations."
"21.04.2017 14:00:04" apnews.com Prosecutors: Dortmund bus attack suspect acted out of greed BERLIN (AP) — A 28-year-old German-Russian citizen took out a five-figure loan to bet that Borussia Dortmund shares would drop, then bombed the soccer team's bus in an attack he t W. had taken out a loan of "several tens of thousands of euros" days before the attack and bought a large number of so-called put options, betting on a drop in Dortmund's share price.
"21.04.2017 09:43:43" apnews.com AP Explains: How a single Trump sentence enraged South Korea SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump's apparently offhand comment after meeting with Chinese leader Xi Jinping — that "Korea actually used to be a part of C Here's why Trump's “Korea actually used to be a part of China” comment caused fury in South Korea.
"21.04.2017 07:43:52" apnews.com Hunger strike puts jailed Palestinian leader in spotlight RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — From deep within an Israeli prison, Palestinian uprising leader Marwan Barghouti has once again thrust himself to the forefront of the Israeli-Palestini By organizing a mass hunger strike by hundreds of Palestinian prisoners, Barghouti has solidified his standing as a likely successor to President Abbas.
"21.04.2017 06:28:17" apnews.com Babies of the IS caliphate languish in limbo, prison TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Hundreds of children fathered by the Islamic State's foreign fighters or brought to the self-proclaimed caliphate by their parents are now imprisoned or in l "What is this young child's sin that he is in jail with criminals?"
"21.04.2017 05:42:26" apnews.com After sex video, S. Korea accused of targeting gay soldiers SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A watchdog group says South Korea's army is hunting down and prosecuting gay servicemen after a video of two male soldiers having sex was posted on the i Military investigators have threatened soldiers to out their gay peers, confiscated cellphones to check communication records, and even used dating apps to dupe soldiers into revealing their sexual identity.
"20.04.2017 22:32:05" apnews.com IS group claims Champs-Elysees attack on police officers PARIS (AP) — An attacker with an automatic weapon opened fire on police on Paris' iconic Champs-Elysees Thursday night, killing one officer and seriously wounding two others befor A gunman's assault on a police van on Paris' main shopping boulevard killed one officer and seriously wounded two others.
"20.04.2017 22:07:00" Timeline Photos Mosul muscle: US artillery experts supporting Iraq's battle against IS in Mosul lift weights at their desert base in this #360 photo (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)
"20.04.2017 16:21:38" apnews.com Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Flying car to go on sale MONACO (AP) — It may not be quite like the Jetsons, but for over a million dollars you too can soon fly around in a car.
A Slovakian company called AeroMobil unveile The flying car is not for everyone: besides the big price tag _ between 1.2 million and 1.5 million euros ($1.3 million-$1.6 million) _ you'd need a pilot's license to use it in the air.
"20.04.2017 12:32:16" AP Business News Iqram Magdon-Ismail co-founded the mobile-payment app Venmo with his University of Pennsylvania roommate. He talks about his motivation, his immigrant experience and why starting a company is like making music. #APBreakthroughs produced with Verite News
"20.04.2017 10:03:48" apnews.com AP Explains: The origins of 4/20, marijuana's high holiday SEATTLE (AP) — Thursday marks marijuana culture's high holiday, 4/20, when college students gather — at 4:20 p.m. — in clouds of smoke on campus quads and when pot sho Where did 4/20 come from - a Dylan song or "the Waldos?”
"20.04.2017 09:40:20" apnews.com Coca-Cola in North Korea? It's (usually not) the Real Thing PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Coca-Cola is possibly the world's most recognizable brand, an almost inescapable symbol of the global appeal of American-style consumer culture. Ther Would you like to buy the world a Coke? You can't in North Korea. But we taste-tested a few local facsimiles.
"20.04.2017 08:50:13" apnews.com Young Syrian, fighting for home, joined Islamic State group GAZIANTEP, Turkey (AP) — He was barely 20 when Islamic State group militants stormed his home city of Deir el-Zour in oil-rich eastern Syria. Mohammed had already been fighting go A generation of Syrians came of age in the midst of civil war and, even as teenagers, had to decide who and what to fight for.
"20.04.2017 05:40:11" apnews.com VP Pence praises Indonesia's democratic, tolerant values JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence praised Indonesia's democracy and moderate form of Islam after meeting Thursday with the president of the world's most populous Indonesia is the latest stop on Pence's Asia tour that is reinforcing traditional U.S. alliances at a time when Trump's presidency has raised questions about the strength of the U.S. commitment to the region.
"20.04.2017 05:05:36" apnews.com Venezuela's opposition seeks to keep pressure on Maduro CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's opposition is looking to keep up pressure on President Nicolas Maduro by taking to the streets again Thursday hours after at least two people Across the country clashes have been intense on the streets.
"20.04.2017 00:25:50" apnews.com Love game for Serena: Spox says Williams is pregnant It's another love game for Serena Williams: She is pregnant — and, based on the timeline she offered, she already was when she won the Australian Open.
A spokeswoman Ending a flurry of speculation, a spokeswoman for Serena Williams confirms she's pregnant and expects to deliver in the fall.
"19.04.2017 18:48:53" apnews.com O'Reilly out at Fox News Channel NEW YORK (AP) — Bill O'Reilly has lost his job at Fox News Channel following reports that five women had been paid millions of dollars to keep quiet about harassment allegations. For two decades O'Reilly has ruled the "no spin zone" with cable news' most popular show, and his ratings had never been higher.
"19.04.2017 18:30:41" AP Health & Science "We found a planet that we can actually study that might be actually Earth-like."
"19.04.2017 18:02:09" apnews.com How dangerous air bags can find their way into used cars LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada crash that nearly killed a young woman has exposed a hole in the government's efforts to get dangerous Takata air bag inflators off the road: There's not It's perfectly legal for air bag assemblies or other parts subject to recall to be pulled out of wrecked cars and sold by junkyards to repair shops that may not even know the danger.
"19.04.2017 16:01:52" apnews.com AP Exclusive: Dam managers made missteps in handling crisis OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Late in the afternoon of Feb. 12, Sheriff Kory Honea was at the emergency operations center for the tallest dam in America when he overheard someone say so Officials made a series of missteps before and during a crisis at America's tallest dam, the AP has found.
"19.04.2017 14:53:38" apnews.com How a community changed by refugees came to embrace Trump LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Richard Rodrigue stood in the back of a banquet hall, watching his blond-haired, blue-eyed daughter mingle among her high school classmates. These teenagers Refugees helped revive a once-Democratic county in Maine. Now simmering resentment has driven it to embrace President Donald Trump and his message of 'America First.'
"19.04.2017 12:31:03" AP Business News Katia Beauchamp founded the beauty product subscription service BIRCHBOX. It wasn't easy pitching the idea to rooms full of men. #APBreakthroughs produced with Verite News
"19.04.2017 11:26:13" apnews.com Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez dead after hanging self in cell BOSTON (AP) — Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez hanged himself in his prison cell early Wednesday while serving a life sentence for murder, authorities said. Hernandez Hernandez, 27, was found by guards in his cell at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center just after 3 a.m.
"19.04.2017 08:30:12" apnews.com AP investigation shows Peru backsliding on illegal logging HOUSTON (AP) — Never before had so much lumber been denied entry at a U.S. port on evidence that it was harvested illegally.
Houston customs agents, acting on intell "They were expecting to get prosecutions, but they got nothing."
"19.04.2017 06:00:54" apnews.com McDonald's order trips up Facebook slaying suspect Facebook slaying suspect Steve Stephens was undone by a 20-piece Chicken McNuggets and an order of fries.
The man who police say shot a Cleveland retiree at random and pos "The next thing I know, they're approaching the car...They had their guns out but when he shook his head, they lowered their guns."
"19.04.2017 05:02:26" apnews.com Argentine lemon ban Trump protectionism or sanitary measure? TIMBO VIEJO, Argentina (AP) — President Donald Trump appears to have soured on Argentine lemons — at least on his predecessor's decision to end a 16-year ban on imports of t "The Argentines have a problem as far as we are concerned with citrus black spot... The main reason we're against it is a pest and disease issue."
"18.04.2017 22:55:20" apnews.com Newtown schools ask Trump to reject conspiracy theorists HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Members of the Newtown Board of Education hoped a newly elected President Donald Trump would speak out against a famous conspiracy theorist and others who q It's been two months since the Newtown, Conn., school board asked Trump to speak out against those who say the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary was a hoax. The White House has not yet responded.
"18.04.2017 19:47:46" apnews.com United CEO says no one will be fired for dragging incident The CEO of United Airlines says no one will be fired over the dragging of a man off a plane — including himself.
CEO Oscar Munoz said Tuesday that he takes full resp United says it's too soon to tell if ticket sales are down
"18.04.2017 16:07:28" apnews.com Suspect in Facebook video killing shoots himself to death CLEVELAND (AP) — The man who randomly killed a Cleveland retiree and posted video of the crime on Facebook shot himself to death on Tuesday in Pennsylvania, police said. The suspect killed himself after a brief police pursuit
"18.04.2017 16:02:27" apnews.com AP Explains: What's next and what's at stake in UK election LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May has called a general election for June 8. Here's a brief look at what happens now, and what's at stake.
WHY NOW? A risky move? British Prime Minister Theresa May has called for general election for June 8. Here's what's at stake.
"18.04.2017 15:37:15" AP Health & Science Orbital ATK asked John Glenn's widow, Annie, for permission to use his name for the spacecraft following his death in December.
"18.04.2017 14:31:29" apnews.com Bernie Sanders kicks off cross-country tour, wants change PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Independent U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders gained roars of approval from a friendly crowd on Monday as he called for a radical transformation of the Democratic Pa Some attendees said it's time to unite and reform the Democratic Party, while others said they're skeptical of the political establishment and big money in politics.
"18.04.2017 14:30:48" AP Business News Steve Hindy used to be a war correspondent who liked brewing his own beer. See how that led him, in 1988, to start The Brooklyn Brewery #APBreakthroughs produced with Verite News
"18.04.2017 13:01:09" Timeline Photos The same day Ivanka Trump and her husband dined on strip steak and Dover sole with the president of China, her company won provisional approval from the Chinese government for three new trademarks, giving it monopoly rights to sell Trump-branded jewelry,
"18.04.2017 12:38:41" apnews.com At 117, Jamaican woman likely just became world's oldest DUANVALE, Jamaica (AP) — Violet Brown spent much of her life cutting sugarcane in the fields around her home in western Jamaica. She attended church regularly, avoids pork and chi At age 117, Violet Brown spends most of the day resting in the home she shares with her 97-year-old son.
"18.04.2017 10:15:57" youtube.com Gaga talks mental health with Prince William Lady Gaga and Prince William share FaceTime, talking about Gaga's mental health struggles and the Prince's charity, Heads Together. (April 17) Subscribe for ... Lady Gaga and Prince William share FaceTime, talking about Gaga's mental health struggles and the Prince's charity, Heads Together.
"18.04.2017 09:09:22" apnews.com Pence says US stands by ally Japan on North Korea problem TOKYO (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence assured Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday that the United States stands "100 percent" behind its anchor ally in Asia in wor "We are with you 100 percent."
"18.04.2017 08:47:53" apnews.com Bookstore on wheels turns heads in Baghdad BAGHDAD (AP) — The Iraqis guarding Baghdad's many checkpoints, on the lookout for car bombs and convoys, don't know what to make of Ali al-Moussawi when he pulls up in a truck dis "I adore reading... I have long wanted to meet people like me, so I was thinking of creating something where all readers could gather at any time, regardless of where they are."
"18.04.2017 07:20:28" apnews.com Ivanka's biz prospers as politics mixes with business SHANGHAI (AP) — Ivanka Trump's brand is flourishing as the first daughter crafts a new career from her West Wing office. Sales hit record levels. Imports and distribution are up. Some argue that under criminal conflict of interest laws, Ivanka's expanding business threatens to encroach on the ability of both Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, to deliver credible counsel to the president on core issues like trade and
"18.04.2017 04:46:04" apnews.com In South Florida, green iguanas spread into suburban scourge SUNNY ISLES BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Perched in trees and scampering down sidewalks, green iguanas have become so common across South Florida that many see them not as exotic invaders, "Maybe 10 years ago, you might see one or two on the seawall. Now there's 20 at a time coming out. There's just too much."
"18.04.2017 04:18:53" apnews.com Kids prefer the TV for their viewing, but love other devices NEW YORK (AP) — Grace Ellis has never known a time when you needed a TV to watch TV.
The North Attleboro, Massachusetts, fifth-grader watches shows like "Liv and Mad "Linear TV is still the lion's share of where kids' time is spent... But it's important for us to be in all the OTHER places where they are, as well."
"17.04.2017 21:17:27" apnews.com Arkansas court halts 2 executions set for Monday night VARNER, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Supreme Court halted the executions of two men originally scheduled to be put to death Monday night, putting another legal roadblock in place in t The legal battle over eight planned executions continues
"17.04.2017 20:15:43" apnews.com Trump warns North Korea: 'Gotta behave' PANMUNJOM, South Korea (AP) — A day after a failed North Korean missile test, U.S. President Donald Trump had a message Monday for the North's ruler: 'Gotta behave." At the same t Pyongyang says the US is turning the Korean peninsula into the "world's biggest hotspot."
"17.04.2017 19:59:57" apnews.com Gorsuch dives into the fray at first Supreme Court arguments WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Neil Gorsuch dived into the public side of his new job Monday, piping up early and often as he took his seat on the Supreme Court bench for the first tim "Wouldn't it be a lot easier if we just followed the plain text of the statute?" Justice Gorsuch asked, echoing his own confirmation testimony.
"17.04.2017 16:59:41" AP Health & Science Heidi Wyandt, a former drug rehab technician, is helping test a potential opioid alternative for chronic back pain related to a work injury.
"17.04.2017 16:02:50" apnews.com Affidavit: Doctor prescribed meds for Prince in another name MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A doctor who saw Prince in the days before he died had prescribed oxycodone under the name of Prince's friend to protect the musician's privacy, according to an The new documents shed light on Prince's struggle with addiction
"17.04.2017 15:38:31" apnews.com Filmmaker learns why she endured airport stops for years WASHINGTON (AP) — Laura Poitras' travel nightmare began more than a decade ago when the award-winning filmmaker started getting detained at airports every time she tried to set fo The Oscar winner says she was wrongly suspected of filming an ambush in Iraq
"17.04.2017 14:42:31" AP Business News While at Stanford Graduate School of Business, Andy Dunn had an idea to put "pants on the internet." Some people thought it sounded dumb. But Bonobos became a pioneer in e-commerce. #APBreakthroughs produced with Verite News
"17.04.2017 14:13:51" apnews.com Manhunt expanded for suspect in Facebook video killing CLEVELAND (AP) — Authorities in several states were on the lookout Monday for a man police say shot a Cleveland retiree collecting aluminum cans and then posted video of the appar Robert Godwin Snr, 74, was shot at random while collecting cans
"17.04.2017 14:07:45" apnews.com Kids prefer the TV for their viewing, but love other devices NEW YORK (AP) — Grace Ellis has never known a time when you needed a TV to watch TV.
The North Attleboro, Massachusetts, fifth-grader watches shows like "Liv and Mad Traditional TV sets are still number one, but streaming is catching up fast
"17.04.2017 13:06:15" apnews.com Pence warns NKorea 'era of strategic patience is over' PANMUNJOM, South Korea (AP) — In a trip full of Cold War symbolism, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence traveled to the tense zone dividing North and South Korea and warned Pyongyang t "We want to see North Korea abandon its reckless path of the development of nuclear weapons."
"17.04.2017 11:39:48" apnews.com Prince Harry shares emotional struggles after Diana's death LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry has broken with royal tradition of maintaining silence about mental health issues by speaking candidly about his severe emotional problems following the "All of a sudden, all of this grief that I have never processed started to come to the forefront."
"17.04.2017 05:32:08" apnews.com Overcoming Opioids: The quest for less addictive drugs Tummy tucks really hurt. Doctors carve from hip to hip, slicing off skin, tightening muscles, tugging at innards. Patients often need strong painkillers for days or even weeks, but Mary Evidence is growing that opioid painkillers aren't as good a choice for treating chronic pain as once thought. Now researchers are searching for less addictive alternatives.
"17.04.2017 02:07:40" apnews.com Seafood joins fair trade revolution, a scallop at a time PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Fair trade coffee, bananas and ... scallops? Yes, very soon.
Fair trade certification status, which is conferred by independent groups to deno Interest in the seafood supply chain has grown since an AP probe into slave labor conditions in Thailand's shrimp fishery.
"17.04.2017 00:24:38" apnews.com NYC Easter: Costume spectacle meets elegant tradition NEW YORK (AP) — Fifth Avenue came alive on Easter Sunday with outlandish costumes mingling with elegant bonnets fit for St. Patrick's Cathedral and nearby churches. In recent years, headpieces have featured everything from bunny ears and butterflies to egg-dotted lawns.
"16.04.2017 21:25:29" apnews.com A Saudi woman's plea for help exposes risks runaways face DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A young Saudi woman's plea for help after she was stopped in an airport in the Philippines en route to Australia where she planned to seek asylu "If my family come, they will kill me. If I go back to Saudi Arabia, I will be dead," she says in a video.
"16.04.2017 19:52:32" apnews.com Turkey's Erdogan claims referendum win; critics call fraud ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared victory in Sunday's referendum that will grant sweeping powers to the presidency, hailing the result as a "historic The changes will grant the Turkish president sweeping new powers
"16.04.2017 19:25:07" apnews.com Border wall could leave some Americans on 'Mexican side' BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — The last time U.S. officials built a barrier along the border with Mexico, they left an opening at the small road leading south to Pamela Taylor's home o Fears President Trump's wall could cut off some US residents
"16.04.2017 17:18:51" apnews.com Trump: China, US working on 'North Korea problem' SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — President Donald Trump asserted on Sunday that China was working with the United States on "the North Korea problem," and his vice president told America President Trump's remarks followed Pyongyang's failed missile test
"16.04.2017 15:39:49" apnews.com Last Doolittle Raider, 101, recalls attack 75 years later CINCINNATI (AP) — At age 101, retired Lt. Col. Dick Cole says his memories are vivid of the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders mission that helped change the course of World War II. The surprise bombing raid shocked Japan and boosted US morale
"16.04.2017 15:22:51" apnews.com Trump: 'Who paid for' rallies seeking release of tax returns CHICAGO (AP) — President Donald Trump says "someone should look into who paid" for the rallies around the country Saturday that urged him to release his tax returns. President Trump pushes back on tax return protests
"16.04.2017 14:32:17" apnews.com After North Korea's big parade, what's next? PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea's big day, the anniversary of the birth of its founding leader, Kim Il Sung, came and went with no underground nuclear test by the North, President Trump's North Korea problem isn't likely to go away anytime soon
"16.04.2017 13:38:18" apnews.com Deals ensure cash keeps flowing to unsettled Prince estate MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A year after Prince died of an accidental drug overdose, his Paisley Park studio complex and home is now a museum and concert venue. Fans can now stream most of A judge has yet to rule who will inherit Prince's estate
"16.04.2017 12:02:48" apnews.com Best weird AP news: Students unveil a 1,500-pound Rubik's Cube; 12 gold bars stolen from parked car; Nude model, photographer arrested at shopping center University of Michigan unveils 1,500-pound Rubik's Cube
(AP Photo/Mike Householder)ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) _ University of Michigan mechanical engineering students have made one of the most popular puzz Best weird AP news: Students unveil a giant Rubik's Cube; Horse battles a gator; Man in 'Hold My Beer' shirt arrested for DUI; Church group asked to stop leaving 'inspirational rocks.' @AP_Oddities on Twitter.
"16.04.2017 08:31:11" apnews.com A Saudi woman's plea for help exposes risks runaways face DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A young Saudi woman's plea for help after she was stopped in an airport in the Philippines en route to Australia where she planned to seek asylu "If my family come, they will kill me. If I go back to Saudi Arabia, I will be dead. Please help me." _ Saudi runaway Dina Ali Lasloom in a video plea for help.
"16.04.2017 07:57:55" apnews.com Pence lands in South Korea after North's failed launch SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence arrived in South Korea on Sunday to begin a 10-day trip to Asia that comes amid turmoil on the Korean Peninsula over North "North Korea is a problem. The problem will be taken care of." _ Donald Trump ahead of Vice President Mike Pence's visit to the region.
"16.04.2017 05:21:49" apnews.com Polls open in Turkey's historic referendum on reforms ISTANBUL (AP) — Voters in Turkey were deciding Sunday on the future of their country, with polling stations opening for a historic referendum on whether to approve reforms that wo Erdogan says a "yes" vote would ensure a stronger Turkish government, while opponents fear autocratic one-man rule.
"16.04.2017 01:30:20" apnews.com Study: Bird population in Vermont forests drop 14.2 percent MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The bird population in Vermont's forests has declined 14.2 percent over 25 years, largely due to several factors, including invasive species, climate change "We have a lot of forest habitat, but this is a really important time to get an understanding of what's going on with these birds."
"16.04.2017 01:00:20" apnews.com World power whiplash: Trump reverses views on Russia, China WASHINGTON (AP) — Once soft on Russia and hard on China, President Donald Trump rapidly reversed course in the last weeks, concluding there's more business to be done with Beijing "We're not getting along with Russia at all... We may be at an all-time low."
"16.04.2017 00:30:27" apnews.com Military seeks civilians with high-tech skills to counter IS WASHINGTON (AP) — A decade ago, he was a young Army soldier training Iraqi troops when he noticed their primitive filing system: handwritten notes threaded with different colors o "You're part of a larger team putting your skills to use, not just optimizing clicks for a digital ad, but optimizing the ability to counter ISIS or contribute to the security of our nation."
"15.04.2017 23:00:49" apnews.com Tax Day demonstrators demand that Trump release tax returns CHICAGO (AP) — Thousands of chanting, sign-carrying protesters took to the streets in cities across the nation Saturday, demanding that President Donald Trump release his tax retu "If he thinks he can get away with playing king, he's got another thought coming," Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters said.
"15.04.2017 22:13:54" apnews.com Italy's Emma Morano, the world's oldest person, dies at 117 ROME (AP) — Emma Morano, at 117 the world's oldest person who is also believed to have been the last surviving person born in the 1800s, died Saturday at her home in northern Ital Morano, born on Nov. 29, 1899, had been living in a tidy, one-room apartment, where she was kept company by her caregiver and two elderly nieces.
"15.04.2017 19:06:54" apnews.com Tax Day demonstrators demand that Trump release tax returns CHICAGO (AP) — Protesters took to the streets in dozens of cities nationwide Saturday to call on President Donald Trump to release his tax returns, saying Americans deserve to kno Organizers say protesters are rallying in about 150 cities around the US to demand the release of President Trump's tax returns.
"15.04.2017 12:01:20" apnews.com Best weird AP news: Manure happens; Boy drives dad's van to McDonald's; Meet Putter, the ice-cream loving squirrel; The 2-cent check Manure happens: German dad, daughter doused with dung
(Police Dachau via AP)BERLIN (AP) — One can only imagine the expletives uttered by a Bavarian driver and his teenage daughter after a farmer accid Best weird AP news: Manure happens; Boy drives dad's van to McDonald's; The 2-cent check; Meet Putter, the ice cream-loving squirrel; Couple find scorpion in spinach. @AP_Oddities on Twitter.
"15.04.2017 12:00:12" apnews.com Army taps reservists with cyber skills to fight IS militants WASHINGTON (AP) — A decade ago, he was a young Army soldier training Iraqi troops when he noticed their primitive filing system: handwritten notes threaded with different colors o The Pentagon is assembling a force of cyberexperts to counter threats posed by the Islamic State group.
"15.04.2017 10:00:21" apnews.com At Easter, Trump has yet to find a church home in DC WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington churches have long welcomed presidents to their pews. Bill Clinton frequented a Methodist church, Jimmy Carter taught Baptist Sunday school and Barack Where might President Trump attend Easter services? Last year, he went to the Episcopalian church near Mar-a-Lago where he and Melania Trump were married.
"15.04.2017 08:00:05" apnews.com Syrian army moves to tame rebellious Damascus districts BEIRUT (AP) — Backed by Russian air power and allied militiamen on the ground, Syrian troops have recaptured entire cities from rebels and Islamic State group extremists in the pa Assad's military has launched one of its strongest offensives in years aimed at retaking rebel-held neighborhoods in the nation's capital _ a long-festering thorn in the government's side.
"15.04.2017 06:00:19" apnews.com The iPhone of cars? Apple enters self-driving car race SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is joining the fiercely competitive race to design self-driving cars, raising the possibility that a company that has already re-shaped culture with its Like others, Apple believes self-driving cars could ease congestion, prevent millions of crashes and save thousands of lives annually.
"15.04.2017 03:51:37" apnews.com Train stuck in tunnel 3 hours, then stun gun sparks stampede NEW YORK (AP) — A train with about 1,200 passengers became stuck in a tunnel between New York and New Jersey for nearly three hours on Friday, and the chaotic scene escalated to p It's every commuter's worst nightmare: A broken-down train.
"15.04.2017 00:30:34" apnews.com Executing multiple inmates the same day was common, now rare HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — The last time that a state put more than one inmate to death on the same day was more than 16 years ago when Texas executed two condemned killers in back- "I'm not trying to make light of it, but if you can do it right once, why can't you do it twice the same day?"
"14.04.2017 23:30:45" apnews.com Cutting Trump slack: Voters forgive reversals _ to a point WASHINGTON (AP) — What's wrong with being flexible? All presidents change their minds. He's only human.
President Donald Trump's voters can be a forgiving lot — "It's definitely worth keeping an eye on and making sure he doesn't stray too far from where he campaigned... I'm not concerned yet."
"14.04.2017 23:00:32" apnews.com Delta OKs offers of up to $9,950 to flyers who give up seats Delta is letting employees offer customers nearly $10,000 in compensation to give up seats on overbooked flights, hoping to avoid an uproar like the one that erupted at United after a p "If you offer enough money, even the guy going to a funeral will sell his seat."
"14.04.2017 19:24:10" apnews.com Kremlin: No 'reliable information' on Chechen gay killings MOSCOW (AP) — In the face of growing international concern about reported detentions and killings of gay men in Chechnya, Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman says the Kre Journalists who exposed the killings have been threatened with "reprisals."
"14.04.2017 18:21:37" apnews.com Sliding home: Jackie Robinson gets statue at Dodger Stadium LOS ANGELES (AP) — He was the first black man to play in the major leagues, ending six decades of racial segregation, and a first-ballot Hall of Famer.
Fittingly, Ja The 77-inch tall bronze statue depicts Robinson as a rookie in 1947 sliding into home plate.
"14.04.2017 16:02:36" apnews.com A survivor, now a dad: Virginia Tech tragedy, 10 years later BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Kevin Sterne has spent 10 years trying not to let himself be defined by the mass shooting that nearly killed him at Virginia Tech. But now that he's a new f "This isn't something that happens and then it's gone and everybody is fine ... It stays with you."
"14.04.2017 15:58:30" apnews.com Afghanistan: Massive US bomb kills 36 Islamic State fighters KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A strike by the largest non-nuclear weapon ever used in combat by the U.S. military killed 36 Islamic State group militants and left no civilian casualti The massive blast terrified villagers 20 miles away
"14.04.2017 14:02:11" youtube.com Raw: US Military Video of Afghanistan Airstrike The US military on Friday released cockpit video of its MOAB (Massive Ordnance Air Blast) airstrike on an Islamic State group complex in Afghanistan. (April ... Cockpit video shows the U.S. airstrike on a tunnel complex in eastern Afghanistan
"14.04.2017 09:48:39" apnews.com Arkansas death penalty foes hope for big Good Friday rally LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — While outrage on social media is growing over Arkansas' unprecedented plan to put seven inmates to death before the end of the month, the protests have be "Arkansas is known across the world for the Little Rock Nine ... Now it's the Little Rock eight in 10."
"14.04.2017 05:23:39" apnews.com N. Korean official blames Trump for region's 'vicious cycle' PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea's vice foreign minister on Friday blamed President Donald Trump for building up a "vicious cycle" of tensions on the Korean Peninsula, sa "If the U.S. comes with reckless military maneuvers then we will confront it with the DPRK's pre-emptive strike."
"14.04.2017 01:51:31" apnews.com Who could Fox News tap if Bill O'Reilly doesn't return? NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel expects Bill O'Reilly back from his vacation on April 24, ready to resume his position as cable television news' most popular host. Replacing the host who came to define the network would be no easy task.
"14.04.2017 00:59:30" apnews.com 2 firms seek to prevent drugs' use in Arkansas executions LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Two pharmaceutical companies asked a federal judge Thursday to prevent Arkansas from using their drugs to execute seven inmates by the end of the month, s "The use of the medicines in lethal injections runs counter to the manufacturers' mission to save and enhance patients' lives."
"13.04.2017 23:41:47" apnews.com Ben Beach eyeing record 50th straight Boston Marathon finish BOSTON (AP) — Ben Beach was a scrawny 18-year-old who had never run more than 5 miles before he started training for his first Boston Marathon in 1968.
A half-centur "As long as I'm physically able I'd go back the next year because again it's in my blood," says the 67-year-old Maryland resident.
"13.04.2017 21:12:49" apnews.com Ocean world near Saturn top contender for life beyond Earth CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A tiny, ice-encrusted ocean world orbiting Saturn is now a hotter-than-ever candidate for potential life.
NASA's Cassini spacecraft has d "We now know that Enceladus has almost all of the ingredients that you would need to support life as we know it on Earth."
"13.04.2017 20:08:34" apnews.com Harrison Ford visit, Fisher tribute launch Star Wars event How do you celebrate 40 years of "Star Wars" in 90 minutes?
With a surprise Harrison Ford appearance, a touching Carrie Fisher tribute, a John Williams performance and a f Carrie Fisher's daughter Billie Lourd appeared on stage decked in Princess Leia white to remember her mother.
"13.04.2017 19:56:15" apnews.com Russia asked to end alleged killings of gays in Chechnya MOSCOW (AP) — International organizations on Thursday urged the Russian government to investigate the reported abuse and killings of gay men in Russia's southern republic of Chech Over 100 gay men are reported arrested and at least three killed
"13.04.2017 19:44:52" apnews.com Schools caught in crossfire in violent Rio de Janeiro slums RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — At least 10 times in the last two months, crackling gunfire just outside the Uere special needs school has sent students and teachers diving to the floor as Shootouts between gangs and police are so common students practice taking cover
"13.04.2017 17:05:43" apnews.com US hit IS with largest non-nuclear bomb ever used WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. forces in Afghanistan on Thursday struck an Islamic State tunnel complex in eastern Afghanistan with "the mother of all bombs," the largest non-nuclear weap U.S. forces use the 'Mother Of All Bombs' on a cave complex believed to be used by the Islamic State group in Afghanistan.
"13.04.2017 16:02:33" apnews.com Lawyer says man dragged off plane has concussion, lost teeth CHICAGO (AP) — A passenger dragged from a United Express flight suffered a "significant" concussion and broken nose, and he lost two front teeth, one of his lawyers said Thursday. Dr. David Dao has been discharged from a hospital but he will require reconstructive surgery, said attorney Thomas Demetrio.
"13.04.2017 15:31:00" apnews.com 'Survivor' contestant outs fellow competitor as transgender "Survivor" contestant Zeke Smith was outed as transgender by fellow competitor Jeff Varner on Wednesday night's episode of the CBS reality competition. The move has prompted online crit Zeke Smith said that he didn't mention that he was transgender because he didn't want to be known as "the trans `Survivor' player. I wanted to be Zeke the `Survivor' player."
"13.04.2017 12:22:43" apnews.com Phones and social media turn consumers into whistleblowers NEW YORK (AP) — Look out, Corporate America. Customers armed with smartphones and video cameras are watching when you screw up.
The viral video of a ticketed passeng United is on a growing list of companies caught on camera
"13.04.2017 10:41:27" apnews.com El Faro's tragic ending 'burned' in investigator's mind JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — It was just a fleeting moment, hardly noticeable amid the tumult: As the crew of the freighter El Faro fought their futile battle with a hurricane , the For months, federal investigators listened to the final hours of conversations from a freighter as it sank near the Bahamas. Read the full story of the El Faro's final hours here: https://apnews.com/9d5904f83f6a4cf784828107fa7d038d
"13.04.2017 08:00:28" apnews.com Scientists seek holy grail of climate change in Oman's hills WADI ABDAH, Oman (AP) — Deep in the jagged red mountains of Oman, geologists are drilling in search of the holy grail of reversing climate change: an efficient and cheap way to re Could these rocks hold the key to reversing climate change?
"13.04.2017 07:38:15" apnews.com Trump reverses himself on NATO, China, Russia and more WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump hasn't been in the White House for 100 days, yet he's already reversed himself on many of his key campaign promises.
In seve Here are some of the areas where a president who prides himself on his flexibility has been willing to dispense with past positions.
"13.04.2017 06:21:14" youtube.com Settling Jerusalem The Har Homa development looks like any other neighborhood of Jerusalem, a bustling area of apartment buildings, schools, restaurants and businesses. But to ... If Israeli planners have their way, Har Homa will become one of Jerusalem's largest Jewish neighborhoods, expanding a presence that many believe has already dealt a devastating blow to the Palestinian dream of independence. Read the story here:
"13.04.2017 05:20:44" apnews.com Million-dollar teachers: Selling Lessons Online Teachers selling lesson plans to other teachers online has become a booming business. At least one site, Teachers Pay Teachers, says it's helped make millionaires out of some of its con Teachers selling lessons to other teachers online has become a booming business, but some worry that it will stifle the longstanding practice of educators freely sharing their ideas.
"13.04.2017 03:06:59" AP Health & Science Heart attack patients trying to get to a hospital on the day of a marathon are less likely to survive, new study finds.
"12.04.2017 23:57:12" apnews.com Comedian Charlie Murphy, brother of Eddie, dies at 57 NEW YORK (AP) — Charlie Murphy, the older brother of Eddie Murphy and a comic performer in his own right who turned encounters with Rick James and Prince into standout sketches on Charlie Murphy, who died Wednesday, is perhaps best remembered for the skits on "Chapelle's Show" inspired by his encounters with Prince and Rick James.
"12.04.2017 21:09:15" Timeline Photos In this #360Photo a team of snow surveyors takes a much-needed break in this old cabin after trekking through California's backcountry. Read more here: http://apne.ws/2p7w0qK
"12.04.2017 20:59:51" apnews.com El Faro Widow Uses Grief to Push For Safer Ships A year and a half has passed since Rochelle Hamm's husband Frank, and 32 others died on Oct. 1, 2015 when the cargo freighter El Faro sank during a hurricane. In Frank's memory, Hamm is Rochelle Hamm wants a system that would prevent ships from leaving port during dangerous storms like the one that claimed the El Faro and its crew of 33. Read the full story of El Faro's final hours here: http://apne.ws/2oApcB3
"12.04.2017 18:56:13" AP Health & Science New study suggests local bans on trans fats in restaurant foods led to fewer heart attacks and strokes in several New York counties.
"12.04.2017 17:53:14" youtube.com Gauging Calif. Snow is a Job and an Adventure The practice of skiing or hiking into the backcountry to gauge snow is a job and an adventure. Snow surveyors endure high winds and rough terrain to find nea... Join California's snow surveyors as they measure this year's snowpack. Read the full story here: http://apne.ws/2o6Ddmg
"12.04.2017 15:56:10" apnews.com Seeking to salvage ties, US and Russia agree on Syria probe MOSCOW (AP) — Striving to salvage ties amid a fierce dispute over Syria, the United States and Russia on Wednesday agreed to work together on an international investigation of a S Though President Donald Trump has spoken with Putin by phone, the meeting was believed to be the first between Putin and a top member of Trump's administration since Trump took office.
"12.04.2017 14:36:28" apnews.com 'I'M A GONER': El Faro's last hours as ship sails into storm JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Danielle Randolph squinted through rain-splattered windows as the sea freighter lunged upward sharply, then fell into the trough of a 30-foot-tall wave. It was 1:15 a.m. on Oct. 1, 2015, and the Atlantic was boiling over. El Faro, sailing near San Salvador Island in the Bahamas, was being knocked about by the strongest October storm to hit these waters since 1866.
"12.04.2017 13:32:17" apnews.com United pledges to review policies on removal of passengers CHICAGO (AP) — After people were horrified by video of a passenger getting dragged off a full United Express flight by airport police, the head of United's parent company said the "That is not who our family at United (Airlines) is," he said. "This will never happen again on a United flight. That's my promise."
"12.04.2017 12:35:36" Photos from AP's post The cost of war: Homes lie in ruins in these #360Photos as the battle against the Islamic State continues in Mosul, Iraq. Read more here: http://apne.ws/2o4WHHH (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo, Mstyslav Chernov)
"12.04.2017 10:57:42" apnews.com AP Exclusive: Manafort firm received Ukraine ledger payout WASHINGTON (AP) — Last August, a handwritten ledger surfaced in Ukraine with dollar amounts and dates next to the name of Paul Manafort, who was then Donald Trump's campaign chair Financial records newly obtained by The Associated Press confirm that at least $1.2 million in payments listed in the ledger next to Paul Manafort's name were actually received by his consulting firm in the United States.
"12.04.2017 09:41:13" apnews.com UN peacekeepers' child sex ring left victims, but no arrests PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — In the ruins of a tropical hideaway where jetsetters once sipped rum under the Caribbean sun, the abandoned children tried to make a life for themselv An AP investigation of U.N. missions during the past 12 years found nearly 2,000 allegations of sexual abuse and exploitation by peacekeepers and other personnel around the world.
"12.04.2017 08:37:48" apnews.com Egypt's leader juggles insurgency, economy CAIRO (AP) — The deadly bombings of two churches have left Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi grappling with the question of how to defeat a tenacious Islamic State insurgen El-Sissi battles burgeoning insurgency and flailing economy while fending off criticism of human rights violations and growing authoritarianism _ all with an eye to presidential elections due in 14 months.
"12.04.2017 08:00:26" apnews.com Xi stresses China's North Korea concerns in talk with Trump BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping told President Donald Trump in a phone call Wednesday that Beijing is willing to work with Washington on ending North Korea's nuclear w "China insists on realizing the denuclearization of the peninsula ... and is willing to maintain communication and coordination with the American side over the issue on the peninsula."
"12.04.2017 07:30:11" apnews.com Street turned to rubble shows cost of fight for Iraq's Mosul MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — Two houses are all that remain standing on the street with no name in western Mosul, just blocks from the front lines of the battle to retake Iraq's second-larg "We said we have a disabled woman, she can't walk. They said if you don't go, we will kill you."
"12.04.2017 06:00:08" apnews.com Toyota shows robotic leg brace to help paralyzed people walk TOKYO (AP) — Toyota is introducing a wearable robotic leg brace designed to help partially paralyzed people walk.
The Welwalk WW-1000 system is made up of a motorize "Our vision is about trying to deliver mobility for everybody."
"11.04.2017 22:00:14" Hummingbird Haven One for the birds? Venture into a rare hummingbird sanctuary in this #360video.
"11.04.2017 21:47:45" AP Business News AP's travel editor Beth Harpaz talks with Pauline Frommer about what recourse travelers have if an airlines wants to bump them off a plane.
"11.04.2017 20:56:47" apnews.com United faces public-relations fiasco over dragged passenger United is getting pummeled on late-night TV. Online, jokers are proposing new corporate slogans such as "We'll drag you all over the world" and "We have red eye and black eye flights av The viral video of a United Airlines passenger being dragged from a plane launched a million memes, but will the damage to the company be long- or short-term?
"11.04.2017 19:24:59" apnews.com Spicer says even Hitler didn't use chemical weapons WASHINGTON (AP) — White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Tuesday that Adolf Hitler "didn't even sink to using chemical weapons" — a comment at odds with Hitler's exter Spicer was attempting to discuss the horror of the chemical weapons attack last week in Syria that the administration is blaming on President Bashar Assad.
"11.04.2017 18:42:29" apnews.com Kentucky doctor who was dragged off jet had checkered past CHICAGO (AP) — The man dragged from a full United Express flight by airport police in Chicago is a Kentucky physician who was convicted more than a decade ago of felony charges in Criticism of United continues.
"11.04.2017 17:21:15" apnews.com Second 'Great Spot' found at Jupiter, cold and high up CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Another "Great Spot" has been found at Jupiter, this one cold and high up.
Scientists reported Tuesday that the dark expanse is 15,000 mi Scientists reported that the dark expanse is 15,000 miles across and 7,500 miles wide.
"11.04.2017 15:50:20" Timeline Photos New blossoms, new beginnings. Cherry blossoms lure admirers in Japan in this #360Photo. More photos here: http://apne.ws/2o09A5U (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
"11.04.2017 11:10:04" apnews.com Prostate cancer tests are now OK with panel, with caveats CHICAGO (AP) — An influential U.S. government health panel is dropping its opposition to routine prostate cancer screening in favor of letting men decide for themselves after talk "This isn't a one-size-fits-all" recommendation.
"11.04.2017 05:30:06" apnews.com Pyongyang luxury hotel gets more modern, less Soviet, style PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea's most famous luxury hotel has reopened after renovations that modernized its 1980s, vaguely Soviet, style.
The Koryo is on The Koryo was built in 1985 under the instructions of North Korea's "eternal president," the late national founder Kim Il Sung, who wanted it to be a symbol of the country's strength and modernity.
"11.04.2017 05:10:00" apnews.com 'Worst nightmare': Parents wait in agony after shooting SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — For Elizabeth Barajas it had been an hours-long nightmare waiting to learn the fate of the daughter she had dropped off at school a couple of hours b "She just said she was scared. As soon as she saw the guy with the gun, she went under the table. She keeps telling me 'My teacher got shot, my friend got shot.'"
"11.04.2017 02:25:41" AP Health & Science "There is no recommendation from the CDC or the (American Academy of Pediatrics) that mothers delay breast-feeding to enhance vaccine efficacy."
"10.04.2017 20:16:16" apnews.com Video of passenger getting dragged off flight sparks uproar CHICAGO (AP) — Video of police officers dragging a passenger from an overbooked United Airlines flight sparked an uproar Monday on social media, and a spokesman for the airline in "There's a lot of ways United could have handled it, and that was not one of the good ways."
"10.04.2017 18:50:18" apnews.com Iran's long-exiled prince wants a revolution in age of Trump DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's exiled crown prince wants a revolution.
Reza Pahlavi, the son of the last shah to rule before the 1979 Islamic Revolution, "The family name still retains a lot of magic, more than ever today among Iranians."
"10.04.2017 17:44:24" apnews.com AP Explains: Who are Egypt's Coptic Christians? CAIRO (AP) — They trace their founding to the voyage to Alexandria of St. Mark, the apostle of Jesus and New Testament author. Just a decade or two after the original Easter, whic A look at Egypt's Coptic Christians. #APExplains
"10.04.2017 17:31:33" AP Politics New Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch restores the court's conservative majority. He's an "originalist," like the late Justice Antonin Scalia, whose seat he fills, meaning he interprets the Constitution according to the views of those who drafted it.
"10.04.2017 13:29:40" apnews.com GOP owns health care dilemma now, and voter skepticism WASHINGTON (AP) — Something new is happening in a health care debate dominated for seven years by the twists and turns of Barack Obama's signature law. The focus has shifted to id About 6 in 10 people disapprove of how the president has handled the issue.
"10.04.2017 10:00:35" apnews.com Political talk helping 'The View' to comeback NEW YORK (AP) — The unquenchable thirst for chatter about President Donald Trump has changed the dynamics of a fierce daytime television competition much as it has in late-night T "It's a testament to the enduring appeal of what Barbara Walters created 20 years ago _ a show where women can have a real vigorous debate about the issues of the day and can discuss the things that matter."
"10.04.2017 09:30:09" apnews.com The awful, odd downfall of the school librarian of the year NEW YORK (AP) — The path that took Deven Black to his gritty death in a rundown homeless shelter was as baffling as it was tragic.
This was a suburban dad, a nationa "I'm just so angry that this happened to him... And I really wish that we could have figured out how to protect him."
"10.04.2017 09:00:25" apnews.com Iraqis haunted by war overwhelm mental health facilities KHAZER, Iraq (AP) — Six-year-old Mustafa suffers nightmares, cries at the sound of airplanes and occasionally wets himself, symptoms that worsened last year when an explosion in M "As a result of living under IS rule for two years, not only the war, but the killings, beheadings, cutting off of hands in front of people, everyone will have some kind of psychological symptoms."
"10.04.2017 07:30:55" apnews.com Mission nearly impossible this spring: Finding a home to buy Anyone eager to buy a home this spring probably has reasons to feel good. The job market is solid. Average pay is rising. And mortgage rates, even after edging up of late, are still nea Shopping for a home this spring? You'll likely face fierce competition and pressure to cede to sellers' demand for favorable deal terms.
"10.04.2017 05:30:29" apnews.com AP PHOTOS: In Tijuana, faces of the US-Mexico border TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Over two weeks, AP journalists Rodrigo Abd and Christopher Sherman logged 3,000 miles in a rented Jeep traveling from the Gulf of Mexico to the Pacific Ocea Over two weeks, AP journalists Rodrigo Abd and Christopher Sherman logged 3,000 miles in a rented Jeep traveling from the Gulf of Mexico to the Pacific Ocean, crisscrossing the world's 10th-longest border 22 times and blogging about the experience.
"10.04.2017 05:00:06" apnews.com Startups in Japan seeing ample cash but lack of innovators TOKYO (AP) — Japan Inc. where companies with roots going back decades, if not centuries, have long dominated, is finally warming up to startups.
Major banks and vent "There is potential for startups in all the old-fashioned sectors... Creating a totally new sector is one way. But there are many old areas that need fixing."
"10.04.2017 04:14:09" apnews.com Unfettered online hate speech fuels Islamophobia in China HEFEI, China (AP) — The flood of angry anti-Muslim rhetoric on social media was the first sign of how fiercely the suburban middle-class homeowners in this central China city oppo "It's let the genie out of the bottle," said James Leibold, a professor at La Trobe University in Australia who has tracked the growth of anti-Muslim hate speech on China's internet.
"09.04.2017 21:01:11" apnews.com Female athletes get a trio of wins in equality fight In a matter of days, female athletes around the globe scored a trio of wins in their fight for equality after decades of work.
The U.S. women's national soccer team struck Female athletes are not just battling for higher pay - sometimes they're also fighting for basic amenities, like access to changing rooms.
"09.04.2017 16:55:57" apnews.com Fans say farewell to rock 'n' roll legend Chuck Berry ST. LOUIS (AP) — Fans lined up before dawn on Sunday to pay their final respects to music legend Chuck Berry, roughly three weeks after his death at age 90 near his hometown of St "Anybody who's picked up a guitar has been influenced by him."
"09.04.2017 15:23:05" apnews.com Suicide bombers kill 44 at Palm Sunday services in Egypt TANTA, Egypt (AP) — Suicide bombers struck hours apart at two Coptic churches in northern Egypt, killing 44 people and turning Palm Sunday services into scenes of horror and outra The attacks came at the start of Holy Week and ahead of a visit by Pope Francis
"09.04.2017 12:01:12" apnews.com Best weird AP news: Man in Drunk Lives Matter shirt arrested for DUI; Wild turkey gives thanks; Cat interrupts mayor. Man in Drunk Lives Matter shirt charged with drunken driving
(Newville Police Department via AP)NEWVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Police in Pennsylvania say they arrested a man wearing a Drunk Lives Matter shirt f Best weird AP news: Man fined for snake without leash; Airline changes tune over cello; Students warned over dead gator; Man bites deputy, says he tastes good. @AP_Oddities on Twitter.
"09.04.2017 07:53:40" apnews.com AP PHOTOS: Foreigners crowd Pyongyang streets for marathon PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — A horde of foreign fun-runners took to the streets of Pyongyang on Sunday for an annual marathon that has become one of the North Korean capital's mo "I don't know if you would say it was on my bucket list, but it was certainly something out of the ordinary."
"09.04.2017 01:33:24" apnews.com Republicans hope Trump amenable to food stamp restrictions AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine resident Zak McCutcheon says he likes soda but acknowledges he'd drink less of it if his governor convinced Republican President Donald Trump to put re "If I was more restricted to what I could buy, I would become more of a veggie eater."
"09.04.2017 00:31:38" apnews.com AP Fact Check: Trump and lawmakers on Syria, jobs, court WASHINGTON (AP) — Before the U.S. attack on a Syrian air base, President Donald Trump accused his predecessor of doing nothing when Syria's government used chemical weapons agains The president is still misstating the facts behind the unemployment rate in the United States.
"08.04.2017 23:09:04" apnews.com Bereaved Syrian father: US missile strike not enough ISTANBUL (AP) — Abdel Hameed al-Yousef woke to the sound of an early morning bombardment in the northern Syrian town of Khan Sheikhoun and told his wife Dalal to take their twins "What I want is for this waterfall of blood to end."
"08.04.2017 20:03:43" apnews.com Q&A: Who has chemical weapons in Syria? BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad was required to declare and dispose of all his chemical weapons under U.N. supervision in 2014, but his forces have been accused of usi No one knows for certain what the Syrian government might still have hidden away.
"08.04.2017 20:01:11" apnews.com Housing options help autistic adults find independence DALLAS (AP) — Masha Gregory was nervous to move out of her parents' home and into her own place, where the 26-year-old Pennsylvania woman worried about making friends and being aw "They want to live independently and they want to work. They want to be involved."
"08.04.2017 19:49:42" apnews.com No-cell zone: Masters clings to ban on mobile phones AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — When you walk through the gates of Augusta National, it really is a throwback to a different era.
Welcome to one of the few remaining places on t Welcome to one of the few remaining places on the planet where cellphones are strictly prohibited.
"08.04.2017 18:30:00" Timeline Photos In this #360Photo, people lay flowers at a memorial for victims of a deadly truck attack in Stockholm. Read more here: http://apne.ws/2oatJb3 (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
"08.04.2017 17:01:23" apnews.com APNewsBreak: FBI reviews handling of terrorism-related tips WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI has been reviewing the handling of thousands of terrorism-related tips and leads from the past three years to make sure they were properly investigated a A senior federal law enforcement official described the review as an effort to "err on the side of caution."
"08.04.2017 16:01:58" apnews.com After chemical attack, Trump turns from resigned to resolved PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump first saw the photos Tuesday morning.
The images were ghastly. Men and women gasping for breath. Small children foamin As President Trump spent Tuesday in meetings, the images from Syria weighed on him, his aides said. He was disturbed by images of "babies," some the ages of his grandchildren.
"08.04.2017 14:02:08" apnews.com Joining high court, the real Neil Gorsuch set to stand up WASHINGTON (AP) — Somewhere between the Republican caricature of the next justice of the Supreme Court as a folksy family guy and the Democrats' demonization of him as a cold-hear The portrait that emerges is more nuanced than the extremes drawn by his supporters and critics.
"08.04.2017 12:01:35" apnews.com Best weird AP news: Man in Drunk Lives Matter shirt arrested for DUI; Wild turkey gives thanks; Cat interrupts mayor. Man in Drunk Lives Matter shirt charged with drunken driving
(Newville Police Department via AP)NEWVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Police in Pennsylvania say they arrested a man wearing a Drunk Lives Matter shirt f Best weird AP news: Man in Drunk Lives Matter shirt nabbed for DUI; Wild turkey gives thanks; Geese with a lease; Quadruplet brothers accepted at Ivy League universities. @AP_Oddities on Twitter.
"08.04.2017 06:41:01" apnews.com Rock Hall 2017 class includes Pearl Jam, Tupac and Journey NEW YORK (AP) — Seattle rockers Pearl Jam, the late rapper Tupac Shakur and 1970s hitmaking band Journey were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Friday night. Snoop Dogg honors Tupac Shakur with a touching and playful speech.
"08.04.2017 01:17:21" AP Health & Science Look up! Jupiter appears super bright tonight.
"07.04.2017 22:16:41" Timeline Photos In this #360Photo, take a look inside Rome's Pantheon, an ancient Roman monument whose interior is lit by natural light that streams from the oculus above. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino) (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
"07.04.2017 21:15:51" apnews.com 'Pinkwashing' populism: Gay voters embrace French far-right PARIS (AP) — A political party that would abolish same-sex marriage — one whose founder wanted AIDS patients rounded up and branded homosexuality "a biological and social an The National Front once openly derided the LGBT community. But now, under Marine Le Pen, they're attracting their votes. AP's Thomas Adamson explains why.
"07.04.2017 17:18:54" apnews.com US probing: Did Russia take part in chem weapons attack? PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The United States is looking into whether Russia participated in the Syrian chemical weapons attack that provoked President Donald Trump's airstrikes again Senior U.S. military officials say a drone belonging to either Russia or Syria was seen hovering over the site of the chemical weapons attack.
"07.04.2017 16:16:02" apnews.com Gorsuch confirmed; Senate approves Trump nominee, 54-45 WASHINGTON (AP) —
The Senate has confirmed Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, bringing a contentious 14-month partisan battle to a close after the death of Justice Gorsuch won support from 51 of the chambers' Republicans as well as three moderate Democrats.
"07.04.2017 14:26:52" apnews.com Swedish PM says Stockholm truck crash was an attack STOCKHOLM (AP) — A truck crashed into an upscale department store in central Stockholm on Friday, killing at least two people, according to Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven, w "We stood inside a shoe store and heard something ... and then people started to scream."
"07.04.2017 10:00:17" apnews.com AP Explains: US, Russia line protected pilots over Syria DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A communication link between U.S. and Russian military officials has protected pilots flying missions over the crowded skies of war-ravaged Syri The following is an explanation of the so-called "deconfliction line" and the possible consequences of cutting it.
"07.04.2017 09:30:22" apnews.com Artwork Nazis stole in WWII returning to Jewish owner's heir JERUSALEM (AP) — Against an empty white wall in a nondescript Jerusalem law office hangs an impressionist work of art that encapsulates 80 years of tragedy, conflict, mystery and "This was not a legal case that I wanted to win because it would not be a victory for either of the sides or for the interests of the Jewish people."
"07.04.2017 09:00:08" apnews.com Analysis: Trump's Syria strike came with a message and risks PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The cruise missiles that crashed down before dawn on a Syrian air base sent a clear message to President Bashar Assad: The use of chemical weapons will be AP Analysis: U.S. President Donald Trump sends a message to Bashar Assad, but the Syrian president's grip on power is as firm as ever.
"07.04.2017 05:30:15" apnews.com Syria decries 'aggression' as US launches cruise missiles BEIRUT (AP) — Syria decried a U.S. missile attack early Friday morning on a government-controlled air base where U.S. officials say the Syrian military launched a deadly chemical A Syrian opposition group, the Syrian Coalition, welcomed the U.S. attack, saying it puts an end to an age of "impunity" and should be just the beginning.
"07.04.2017 03:35:23" #talesfromtheborder Day 15: AP's Rodrigo Abd finds just the right place to make his box camera portraits. http://apne.ws/2oGMCpu See more Tales from the Border at our blog here: http://apne.ws/2nQKKX1
"07.04.2017 01:35:50" apnews.com US blasts Syria base with cruise missiles WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States fired a barrage of cruise missiles into Syria Thursday night in retaliation for this week's gruesome chemical weapons attack against civilians, About 60 Tomahawk missiles were fired from US warships in the Mediterranean Sea in retaliation for the recent chemical weapons attack in Syria.
"06.04.2017 21:36:34" apnews.com US hints at military action to retaliate against Assad PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Trump administration hinted at military action against Syria Thursday as the president and top officials considered how to retaliate against President The White House and military leaders are discussing ways to respond to the deadly chemical attack in Syria, likely including a missile strike. https://apnews.com/de1b6e80a0cf4d84bca38835e9bb3310
"06.04.2017 21:08:38" apnews.com AP Explains: What is the Senate's 'nuclear option'? WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is poised to "go nuclear."
Republicans and Democrats are on a collision course over Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump's nominee to th Just what is the Senate's "nuclear option" and why is it considered so extreme? #APExplains.
"06.04.2017 21:03:20" apnews.com Dog attacks on mail carriers hit 6,755 as online sales boom WASHINGTON (AP) — Booming online retail sales are good news for the U.S. Postal Service, but its carriers are incurring a cost: more dog bites.
Dog attacks on postal Package boom puts bite on postal workers
"06.04.2017 20:07:31" Timeline Photos Robots are readied to play soccer in this #360photo at the 12th RoboCup Open, taking place in Tehran. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
"06.04.2017 18:43:27" apnews.com Don Rickles, king of insult comedy, dies at 90 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Comedian Don Rickles has died at age 90.
Paul Shefrin, his longtime publicist and friend, said Rickles died Thursday of kidney failure at his Los No one was exempt from Rickles' insults, not even fellow celebrities like Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Johnny Carson.
"06.04.2017 18:33:23" apnews.com Dustin Johnson withdraws from Masters with back injury AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Dustin Johnson has withdrawn from the Masters after injuring his lower back in a fall at the home he was renting for the week.
The world's No. 1-
"06.04.2017 18:02:31" apnews.com Cuban biologist raises 2 chimpanzees in her Havana apartment HAVANA (AP) — Over the last year Ada and Aduma have broken Marta Llanes' television and computer key board, chewed her telephone to pieces and ruined much of her furniture. "If they say `hu,' I say `hu.' If they want me to drop to the floor, I drop to the floor."
"06.04.2017 16:35:12" apnews.com Senate GOP 'goes nuclear,' clearing way for Trump court pick WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans invoked the "nuclear option" in the Senate Thursday, unilaterally rewriting the chamber's rules to allow President Donald Trump's nominee to ascend t The vote was 55-45, short of the 60 needed to advance Gorsuch over procedural hurdles to a final vote.
"06.04.2017 14:54:46" AP Health & Science "We are not very nutritious, on a calorie level," compared to large game animals.
"06.04.2017 14:19:31" apnews.com House intel committee chair steps away from Russia probe WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House intelligence committee announced Thursday he is temporarily stepping aside from the panel's probe into Russian meddling in last year's "It is clear that this process would be a distraction for the House Intelligence Committee's investigation into Russian interference in our election," House Speaker Paul Ryan said.
"06.04.2017 12:04:31" apnews.com Can hack but not shoot? FBI may ease entry for cyber agents WASHINGTON (AP) — Aspiring federal agents who can hack a computer with ease but can't shoot their way out of a paper bag could soon find the FBI to be more welcoming. Coders might skip the commando course.
"06.04.2017 09:30:14" apnews.com Over There: WWI innovations still with us a century later Machine guns. Tanks. Chemical weapons. Warplanes. Submarines. Trench coats. Wristwatches.
Thursday marks the 100th anniversary of the U.S. entry into World War I, and some The world's first mechanized war introduced enhanced weaponry and equipment. Here's a look at some of the things that were new to the doughboys that we take for granted today:
"06.04.2017 08:30:17" apnews.com AP Analysis: Syria gas attack is enormous political gamble BEIRUT (AP) — President Bashar Assad took an enormous gamble if his forces were behind the chemical weapons attack that killed dozens in northern Syria: committing an overt war cr The Syrian government has strongly denied involvement, accusing the opposition of trying to frame it to make up for military losses on the ground.
"06.04.2017 07:30:10" apnews.com Afghanistan dangles lithium wealth to win Trump support KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Afghan government is trying to grab the attention of President Donald Trump and gain greater U.S. support by dangling its massive and untouched wealt "Afghanistan can be an appropriate place for U.S. industry, and specifically the mining sector, to look at opportunities for investment."
"06.04.2017 07:02:02" apnews.com Mounting confidence nerve gas was used in Syria attack BEIRUT (AP) — Diplomats at the U.N. Security council sparred Wednesday over whether to hold President Bashar Assad's government responsible for a chemical weapons attack that kill Victims of the attack showed signs of nerve gas exposure, the World Health Organization and Doctors Without Borders said.
"06.04.2017 05:30:16" apnews.com Grieving Haitians go into lifetime of debt to fund funerals PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Aspasie Tanis lives hand-to-mouth on the edge of eviction in the best of times, scraping out a living selling packets of spaghetti and cookies outside "I'll never be at peace if he isn't buried properly."
"06.04.2017 02:39:43" AP Health & Science The FDA approved more drugs than the European Medicines Agency — 170 versus 144 — with a median review time of 306 days versus 383 days in Europe, according to a new study.
"06.04.2017 02:39:09" AP Health & Science New research suggests losing and regaining weight repeatedly may be dangerous for overweight heart patients.
"05.04.2017 22:40:50" Tales from the Border, Day 14 Tales from the Border, Day 14: Fellow border travelers meet, in the middle of nowhere. Read this story and more here: http://apne.ws/2oDv7pM
"05.04.2017 18:31:42" apnews.com A father bids farewell to twin toddlers after Syria attack BEIRUT (AP) — The father cradled his 9-month-old twins, Aya and Ahmed, each in an arm. He stroked their hair and choked back tears, mumbling, "Say goodbye, baby, say goodbye" to t "I couldn't save anyone, they're all dead now."
"05.04.2017 17:36:36" apnews.com Pepsi says it's pulling widely mocked ad NEW YORK (AP) — Pepsi is pulling an ad that has been widely criticized for appearing to trivialize protests for social justice causes.
"Pepsi was trying to project a "Clearly we missed the mark, and we apologize."
"05.04.2017 16:31:19" apnews.com Mom dies, daughter survives in St. Petersburg subway blast ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Doll maker Irina Medyantseva was taking the subway in St. Petersburg Monday afternoon to see off her daughter, who was about to hop on a train to ano Relatives say a 50-year-old mother threw herself on her daughter to shield her from the blast.
"05.04.2017 15:15:41" apnews.com Democrat ends all-night speech as Supreme Court clash nears WASHINGTON (AP) — A Democratic senator yielded the Senate floor Wednesday morning after talking through the night to highlight his party's opposition to President Donald Trump's S The Senate is now pointed to a showdown on Thursday.
"05.04.2017 11:55:02" apnews.com Border wall bids include tourist attraction, solar panels SAN DIEGO (AP) — Tuesday was the deadline for companies to propose designs for President Donald Trump's border wall with Mexico. U.S. Customs and Border Protection will ask severa A tourist attraction, solar panels and nuclear waste: Some of the proposals for the border wall.
"05.04.2017 10:30:27" apnews.com AP Explains: Motives for North Korea's latest missile test SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea rarely misses an opportunity to conduct a banned missile test to coincide with a high-profile world event that's expected to discuss the impo What you should know about North Korea's latest missile test.
"05.04.2017 10:00:15" apnews.com In S. Korea, ex-vagrants want land promised for forced labor SEOSAN, South Korea (AP) — Chung Young-chul takes a drag on his cigarette and watches as wild ducks fly across rice fields and land on a reservoir in this remote farming village. "We have no money to hire lawyers... We are the only ones abandoned by South Korea's legal system."
"05.04.2017 07:00:27" apnews.com Years of warnings preceded deadly flood in southern Colombia MOCOA, Colombia (AP) — People were caught off guard when a devastating flash flood surged through a small city in southern Colombia, but not everyone was surprised. "Unfortunately, in Colombia we don't have a good assessment of risk, or good land use policies to prohibit people from settling in areas like these.
"05.04.2017 06:00:09" apnews.com Brazil's shy 'Car Wash' judge is loved and loathed celebrity CURITIBA, Brazil (AP) — A shy federal judge based in a provincial capital has become an unlikely celebrity in Brazil, where he is shaking up the nation's power structure while ove Many Brazilians see the 44-year-old judge as a hero who is cleaning up a nation plagued by corruption, while critics accuse him of unfairly targeting figures from the leftist Workers Party government.
"05.04.2017 05:30:17" apnews.com N. Korea fires ballistic missile ahead of Trump-Xi meeting SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea fired a newly developed powerful ballistic missile into its eastern waters Wednesday, U.S. and South Korean officials said, amid worries the The initial U.S. and South Korean assessments indicated it was a KN-15 medium-range missile, whose first publicly known test in February was considered by many foreign experts as a potentially worrying development.
"04.04.2017 23:45:40" apnews.com Day 13: Ranching in a smugglers' corridor President Donald Trump's promise to put a wall along the entire U.S.-Mexico border will depend largely on decisions made in Washington. But there are lots of people in Arizona who are doing all they c Once upon a time most people crossing Jim Chilton's ranch were migrants. Today he says much of the traffic is smugglers.
"04.04.2017 22:37:24" apnews.com Fox thrives despite scandals involving O'Reilly and Ailes NEW YORK (AP) — The founder of Fox News Channel was forced out in a sexual harassment scandal last summer. The network's No. 1 star, Bill O'Reilly, has been accused of crude and v The fans that make Fox News so successful may be willing to ignore the sexual harassment claims against Bill O'Reilly and Roger Ailes, believing they are either false or payback for their success.
"04.04.2017 21:21:30" apnews.com Poll: Most young people say gov't should pay for health care WASHINGTON (AP) — Most young Americans want any health care overhaul under President Donald Trump to look a lot like the Affordable Care Act signed into law by his predecessor, Pr The majority of those polled said the government should ensure Americans have health insurance. The results suggest that merely having "access" to coverage isn't enough.
"04.04.2017 17:47:38" apnews.com LA Olympics campaign gets lots of likes _ from Pakistan PARIS (AP) — More than a million Facebook users like the idea of hosting the 2024 Olympic Games in Los Angeles. Many of them, oddly enough, from Pakistan.
A report p An unlikely swell of support?
"04.04.2017 17:14:31" apnews.com Inventor of World Wide Web wins computing's 'Nobel Prize' SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Most people who search on Google, share on Facebook and shop on Amazon have never heard of Sir Tim Berners-Lee. But they might not be doing any of those thing Tim Berners-Lee warns "net neutrality" is now at risk
"04.04.2017 16:46:11" apnews.com Watchdog report: 'Breakdown of democracy' in Poland, Hungary WARSAW, Poland (AP) — U.S.-based pro-democracy group Freedom House said Tuesday that a "spectacular breakdown of democracy" has been taking place in Poland and Hungary, two countr "The spectacular breakdown of democracy in these countries should serve as a warning about the fragility of the institutions that are necessary for liberal democracy."
"04.04.2017 15:13:54" apnews.com Trump-Xi meeting watched for clues of future relationship BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping probably won't give President Donald Trump a round of golf during their first face-to-face meeting this week, but he may find it worthw Some analysts believe Xi might be willing to hand Trump a symbolic victory on trade to put a positive spin on the meeting.
"04.04.2017 13:05:45" apnews.com Immigrant tuition break gaining support in Tennessee NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A push to offer in-state college tuition rates to students whose parents brought them into the country illegally is picking up unlikely momentum from some The bill's supporters say the students are innocent victims of decades of political deadlock on immigration at the national level.
"04.04.2017 11:54:39" apnews.com Syrian group raises death toll in suspected gas attack to 58 BEIRUT (AP) — A suspected chemical attack in a town in Syria's northern Idlib province killed dozens of people on Tuesday, Syrian opposition activists said, describing the attack Hussein Kayal, a photographer for the Idlib Media Center, found entire families inside their homes, lying on the floor, eyes wide open and unable to move.
"04.04.2017 07:12:32" apnews.com St. Petersburg subway bomber identified as Kyrgyz man ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — The intelligence agency in the former Soviet republic of Kyrgyzstan on Tuesday identified a suspect behind Monday's deadly bombing on the St. Petersb In the past two decades, Russian trains and planes have been frequent targets of attack, usually blamed on Islamic militants.
"04.04.2017 06:36:52" apnews.com Border wall contractors prepare for a hostile environment SAN DIEGO (AP) — One potential bidder on President Donald Trump's border wall with Mexico wanted to know if authorities would rush to help if workers came under "hostile attack." With bids due on the first design contracts, interested companies are preparing for the worst if they get the potentially lucrative job.
"04.04.2017 00:02:19" Tales from the border Day 12: A fence meant to divide serves as a meeting place. Drone footage by AP's Brian Skoloff.
"03.04.2017 22:33:48" AP Health & Science See how five of the world's glaciers have melted through the years in GIFs.
"03.04.2017 21:53:57" apnews.com Centennial of US entrance into WWI lures visitors to museum KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Crossing a glass walkway that spans a field of 9,000 poppies, visitors to the official U.S. memorial to World War I are transported to a time when tanks an The museum's collection of documents and artifacts has a global breadth, covering the period both before and after the U.S. entered the war.
"03.04.2017 21:33:15" apnews.com Cyborgs at work: employees getting implanted with microchips STOCKHOLM (AP) — The syringe slides in between the thumb and index finger. Then, with a click, a microchip is injected in the employee's hand. Another "cyborg" is created. "The biggest benefit I think is convenience... It basically replaces a lot of things you have, other communication devices, whether it be credit cards or keys."
"03.04.2017 21:00:22" apnews.com AP EXPLAINS: What is the Senate's 'nuclear option'? WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is poised to "go nuclear."
Republicans and Democrats are on a collision course over Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump's nominee to th The Senate's 'nuclear option' might be triggered by opposition in the Senate to Neil Gorsuch's confirmation for the Supreme Court.
"03.04.2017 19:46:01" Timeline Photos See how ingenious Cuban winemakers use condoms to replace expensive pressure valves as they ferment this year's harvest at Havana's "El Canal" winery. #360Photo. Read more here: http://apne.ws/2nSOXvU
"03.04.2017 19:08:36" apnews.com AP EXPLAINS: What is the Senate's 'nuclear option'? WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is poised to "go nuclear."
Republicans and Democrats are on a collision course over Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump's nominee to th Some believe it could begin to unravel Senate traditions at a hyper-partisan moment in politics.
"03.04.2017 17:25:51" AP Politics Happy #OpeningDay from @ap_politics. Anyone sneaking out of the office to watch America's pastime?
"03.04.2017 15:39:14" apnews.com We the pupils: More states teach founding US documents NORTH SMITHFIELD, R.I. (AP) — Should U.S. high school students know at least as much about the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Federalist papers as immigrant "Rights might be inherent, but ideas need to be taught."
"03.04.2017 15:14:18" apnews.com First vote on Gorsuch nears with starkly opposing views WASHINGTON (AP) — A starkly divided Senate panel on Monday weighed President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, with Republicans casting Neil Gorsuch as a fiercely independent A Senate panel is opening a weeklong partisan showdown over President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee. http://apne.ws/2nwAbHs
"03.04.2017 15:11:12" apnews.com Trump says US prepared to deal with North Korea on its own POTOMAC FALLS, Va. (AP) — President Donald Trump says that the United States is prepared to act alone if China does not take a tougher stand against North Korea's nuclear program. NKorea's nuclear program on agenda for Chinese president's visit to Florida White House this week. http://apne.ws/2oQPrjP
"03.04.2017 15:07:47" apnews.com US ambassador to UN says no question of Russian interference WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations says there's no question Russia was involved in the U.S. presidential election and insists President Donald Trump would UN ambassador insists Trump would support strong action against Russia once election meddling probes completed. http://apne.ws/2nARQ1R
"03.04.2017 13:50:33" apnews.com Cyborgs at work: employees getting implanted with microchips STOCKHOLM (AP) — The syringe slides in between the thumb and index finger. Then, with a click, a microchip is injected in the employee's hand. Another "cyborg" is created. The microchips - the size of grains of rice - function as swipe cards: to open doors, operate printers, or buy smoothies with a wave of the hand.
"03.04.2017 12:45:32" apnews.com Using technology, China ramps up its 'toilet revolution' BEIJING (AP) — Fed up with the theft of toilet paper from public bathrooms, tourist authorities in China's capital have begun using facial recognition technology to limit how much "People take away the paper mostly because they are worried they can't find any when they want to use it the next time."
"03.04.2017 11:25:12" apnews.com Trump's son-in-law slated to make a visit to Iraq Monday NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, is due to spend Monday in Iraq with the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, a senior admi His visit marks an early foray for the Trump administration into the situation in Iraq.
"03.04.2017 08:36:24" apnews.com APNewsBreak: Losses from mine spill may be less than feared DENVER (AP) — Economic damage from a Colorado mine waste spill caused by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency may be far less than originally feared after attorneys drasticall Farmers, business owners and residents initially said they suffered $1.2 billion in lost income, property damage and personal injuries from the 2015 spill at the Gold King Mine. The total now appears to be about $420 million.
"02.04.2017 22:42:19" Tales from the border Day 11: VIDEO: Border patrol agent knows his AP history.
"02.04.2017 21:48:19" Timeline Photos Supporters of the European Union gather in the historic Gendarmen Mart square in central Berlin as part of a Pulse of Europe rally in this #36Photo. See more photos here: http://apne.ws/2oqNC0k (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
"02.04.2017 19:58:21" AP Health & Science New study suggests a cap-like device that makes electric fields to fight cancer improved survival for people with deadly brain tumors. But many doctors are skeptical of the therapy.
"02.04.2017 12:19:41" Republicans' achievements this term? Repealing various rules, such as hunting grizzlies from the air in Alaska. http://apne.ws/2opz01K
"02.04.2017 12:02:05" apnews.com This week in odd news: Man wins settlement over butter substitute; Heifers escape slaughterhouse; Cat ends up in Canada Cattle high-tail it out of St. Louis slaughterhouseST. LOUIS (AP) _ Half a dozen cattle apparently had a beef with a St. Louis slaughterhouse and high-tailed it out of there, spawning an hours-long po Best weird AP news: Cattle high-tail it out of a slaughterhouse; Missing California cat ends up in Canada; Principal apologizes for do's and don'ts prom dress poster. @AP_Oddities on Twitter.
"02.04.2017 11:39:20" apnews.com Political fights over Supreme Court seats nothing new WASHINGTON (AP) — Wondering when Supreme Court nominations became so politically contentious? Only about 222 years ago — when the Senate voted down George Washington's choic Those partisan fights over Supreme Court justices? They've only been going on for 222 years. http://apne.ws/2opzOTE
"02.04.2017 07:06:11" apnews.com Gonzaga, North Carolina a hefty NCAA title matchup GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Two No. 1 seeds, one in its first Final Four, the other a perennial contender, will meet for the NCAA national championship.
It could be quite When Gonzaga meets North Carolina Monday night, it's a matchup of marauding big men in the middle and deep rosters.
"02.04.2017 02:08:18" Tales from the border Day 10: American kids living in Mexico make up about 60 percent of Columbus Elementary's student body. Read the full story here. http://apne.ws/2oo3LUb
"01.04.2017 23:01:19" apnews.com Creator of rainbow flag, symbol of gay rights, dies at 65 NEW YORK (AP) — The creator of the rainbow flag that has become a widely recognized symbol of gay rights has died at age 65.
Gilbert Baker's death was reported Frida According to Baker's website, he taught himself to sew and began making banners for gay and anti-war marches, creating the rainbow flag in 1978.
"01.04.2017 22:31:05" apnews.com Premium video on demand is a future few filmmakers want LAS VEGAS (AP) — Would you pay $40 to watch a movie in the comfort of your own home 10 days after its big-screen release? How about $30 after 45 days?
These are just "The shortening of the theatrical window would be horrible for the entire industry."
"01.04.2017 18:01:46" apnews.com Colombia: 112 dead after rivers overflow, toppling homes BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — An avalanche of water from three overflowing rivers swept through a small city in Colombia while people slept, destroying homes and killing at least 112 un "We don't know how many there are going to be," Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos said. "We're still looking."
"01.04.2017 17:31:13" apnews.com Russian Foreign Ministry poked fun at hacker scandal MOSCOW (AP) — Need some election interference? The Russian Foreign Ministry is ready to help — or so it says on April Fools' Day.
On Saturday, the ministry pos "To arrange a call from a Russian diplomat to your political opponent, press 1," the recording begins. Press 2 "to use the services of Russian hackers," and 3 "to request election interference."
"01.04.2017 16:02:34" apnews.com Trump's rollback of coal rules electrifies Wyoming workers GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — This hardscrabble Wyoming city of about 30,000 people proclaims itself the "Energy Capital of the Nation" on the mayor's blue blazer and even the parking tic "Last year was a horrible year for us. This year already is better. We've been better all year long."
"01.04.2017 14:56:47" apnews.com AP-NORC Poll: Majority of Americans favor Russia probe NEW YORK (AP) — A slim majority of Americans favor an independent investigation into the Trump campaign's ties with the Russian government, according to a new poll by The Associat AP Poll: Americans favor an independent investigation into Trump's ties with Russia. http://apne.ws/2nLlzrc
"01.04.2017 14:02:30" apnews.com Supreme Court showdown looms with far-reaching consequences WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is headed for a tense showdown over President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee that could have far-reaching consequences for Congress, the high co "Once you go down this path it's awful easy just to keep going, and that is not a good thing," said Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., a senior lawmaker.
"01.04.2017 12:01:36" apnews.com This week in odd news: Woman spots 'dinosaur-like' giant gator; Owl stuck between truck cab, trailer on the mend; When turkeys attack. Woman spots 'dinosaur-like' giant alligatorKIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Carrie Moores says she'd only seen alligators at the zoo before relocating last year from Connecticut to South Carolina. That chan Best weird AP news: The 'dinosaur-like' alligator; 'Hoos' lucky to be alive and when Turkeys attack. @AP_Oddities on Twitter.
"01.04.2017 09:54:28" apnews.com South Sudan's civil war creates a new lost generation BIDI BIDI, Uganda (AP) — Six-year-old Santo proudly wears a Harvard T-shirt as if he has just been accepted into the elite institution, but its warped lettering, layers of dirt an "Schools are left in ruins, some occupied by warring forces, death of innocent people is rampant."
"01.04.2017 07:30:02" apnews.com Once-booming gun industry now recalibrating under Trump WEBSTER, Texas (AP) — President Donald Trump promised to revive manufacturing in the United States, but there's one once-burgeoning sector poised to shrink under his watch: the gu "The trends really almost since Election Day or election night have been that gun sales have slacked off."
"01.04.2017 02:01:28" apnews.com Kashmiris incensed as Indian troops make children do situps SRINAGAR, India (AP) — The 11-year-old boy set out for a stroll with a friend in the main city of the disputed region of Kashmir. It was a sunny spring day, and quiet, during a ge "They asked us to hold our earlobes and do situps for 10 times. As we were doing so, they laughed at us."
"01.04.2017 00:44:38" Tales from the border Day 9: A fence in the desert. Read the full story here: http://apne.ws/2mX50tF
"31.03.2017 23:07:53" VIDEO: An explosion of wildflowers in California's desert sands is drawing record crowds to see the rare abundance of color called a "super bloom." Read the full story here: http://apne.ws/2nomR87
"31.03.2017 22:02:07" apnews.com Family recognized stolen Rockwell painting by pool-cue hole PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A family who lost a Norman Rockwell painting in a burglary at their home over 40 years ago got it back Friday and knew for sure it was theirs because of a scra The 1919 painting, valued at $1 million and known as "Taking a Break" and "Lazybones," was returned to members of the Grant family by FBI art-crimes agents in Philadelphia.
"31.03.2017 21:15:16" apnews.com Trump paying $25M after judge approves Trump University deal SAN DIEGO (AP) — A judge on Friday approved an agreement for President Donald Trump to pay $25 million to settle lawsuits over his now-defunct Trump University, ending nearly seve Trump had vowed never to settle but said after the election that he didn't have time for a trial, even though he believed he would have prevailed.
"31.03.2017 20:45:14" apnews.com THE CAMDEN EFFECT: A close look at 25 years of new ballparks The past 25 years have been a boom period for new baseball venues. Starting with Oriole Park at Camden Yards in 1992, major league teams have opened 21 new ballparks, with another joini Here's a timeline of every new ballpark that has opened since 1992. In cases where the name of a park has changed, the current name is used.
"31.03.2017 20:15:16" apnews.com Venezuela's top prosecutor rebukes Supreme Court power grab CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Security forces violently repressed protests that broke out in Venezuela's capital on Friday after the Supreme Court gutted the opposition-controlled Con Governments across Latin America condemned the power grab, which the head of the Organization of American States likened to a "self-inflicted coup" by socialist President Nicolas Maduro.
"31.03.2017 20:04:22" interactives.ap.org Final Four 2017 Video explainer breaks down keys to success for each team A bit of insight on what to expect during the NCAA Final Four matchups.
"31.03.2017 18:15:14" apnews.com Hill panels says it's too soon to discuss immunity for Flynn WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional investigators on Friday rebuffed former national security adviser Michael Flynn's offer of cooperation in exchange for immunity, saying it's too ea President Trump tweeted that Flynn "should ask for immunity in that this is a witch hunt (excuse for big election loss), by media & Dems, of historic proportion!"
"31.03.2017 17:27:17" apnews.com Empty jails hope to cash in on illegal immigration crackdown DALLAS (AP) — Several Texas counties that are struggling with debt because their jails have few or no prisoners hope to refill those cellblocks with a different kind of inmate: im "Immigration and customs enforcement are looking to lease beds everywhere."
"31.03.2017 17:02:14" apnews.com Civilian casualties in Iraq, Syria undercut US victories BAGHDAD (AP) — Islamic State group and al-Qaida-linked militants are quickly moving to drum up outrage over a sharp spike in civilian casualties said to have been caused by U.S. a Among those who lost loved ones, resentment appears to be building toward the U.S.-led coalition and the ground forces it supports.
"31.03.2017 16:19:59" Timeline Photos See the wildflower 'Super Bloom' carpeting California's Anza-Borrego Desert State Park after heavy winter rains. Read more here: http://apne.ws/2oGRzu7
"31.03.2017 15:31:03" apnews.com Wildflowers, dormant for years, bloom across California BORREGO SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — Rain-fed wildflowers have been sprouting from California's desert sands after lying dormant for years — producing a spectacular display that h An estimated 150,000 people in the past month have converged on this town of about 3,500 for the so-called super bloom.
"31.03.2017 14:15:27" apnews.com A band apart: Special-needs musicians aim for world stage OLD BETHPAGE, N.Y. (AP) — They've performed at Disney World in Florida and marched in New York's City's Columbus Day Parade. Now the FREE Players Drum Corps is setting its sights "I feel very honored and proud because I finally can open up and tell people, that I'm me, I'm unique. "
"31.03.2017 05:04:36" apnews.com Park just latest South Korean president to fall from grace SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean presidencies have a history of ending badly — the latest is that of Park Geun-hye, arrested Friday in a corruption case that could sen In a line of South Korean presidencies coming to a bad end, corruption, coups, an assassination and a suicide have all featured.
"30.03.2017 23:52:02" apnews.com Photo Gallery Tales from the Border, Day 8: This photo gallery by AP journalist Rodrigo Abd gives a glimpse into life in Anapra, a hardscrabble Mexican neighborhood in the shadow of the existing border fence. http://apne.ws/2mU4f4n
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"30.03.2017 23:02:51" apnews.com SpaceX launches its first recycled rocket in historic leap CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX launched its first recycled rocket Thursday, the biggest leap yet in its bid to drive down costs and speed up flights.
The Falcon For the first time, SpaceX has reused a rocket booster - and it wants to recycle more parts in future flights.
"30.03.2017 21:40:33" Visit 24 year-old panda, Qiao Yuan, at a panda base in China in this #360Video. Read more here: http://apne.ws/2ogso5L
"30.03.2017 19:04:00" apnews.com AP-NORC Poll: Most disapprove of Trump, except on economy WASHINGTON (AP) — Two months into Donald Trump's presidency, Americans mostly disapprove of his overall performance. But they're more upbeat about at least one critical area: his "He's driving the car off the cliff in every other kind of policy and executive action he's trying to push through, but (not) the economy."
"30.03.2017 18:26:04" apnews.com Pedestrian deaths spiked in 2016, distraction cited WASHINGTON (AP) — Pedestrian deaths are climbing faster than motorist fatalities, reaching nearly 6,000 deaths last year — the highest total in more than two decades, accord Researchers say they think the biggest factor may be more drivers and walkers distracted by cellphones and other electronic devices.
"30.03.2017 17:32:29" AP Health & Science Piece of cloth shielding that floated away during a spacewalk joins list of objects lost in space including bolts, gloves and an entire tool kit.
"30.03.2017 16:12:16" apnews.com Mosul shows difficulty of removing militants from urban area BAGHDAD (AP) — As the fight for the Iraqi city of Mosul drags on, many might ask: Why has it taken the combined militaries of the United States and Iraq backed by an international Inevitably, the more force brought to bear to crush the fighters, the greater the danger civilians will be killed.
"30.03.2017 15:04:05" apnews.com With all the 100 mph pitchers, how long will the arms last? OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Even Jose Canseco is uncertain he could take the heat.
With all those 100 mph fastballs flying through the strike zone these days from Aroldis "We're teaching kids how to throw hard, we're not teaching kids how to pitch."
"30.03.2017 14:08:09" apnews.com Something completely different at McDonald's: Fresh beef NEW YORK (AP) — Coming soon to McDonald's: Fresh beef.
The fast food giant said Thursday that it will swap frozen beef patties for fresh ones in its Quarter Pounder The world's largest hamburger chain for some time has been attempting to improve its image as more people shun processed foods.
"30.03.2017 13:09:34" apnews.com World's oldest spacewoman sets spacewalking record CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The world's oldest and most experienced spacewoman, Peggy Whitson, broke another record Thursday as she floated out of the International Space Station The 57-year-old Whitson has spent more than 500 days off the planet, more than any other woman.
"30.03.2017 12:28:21" apnews.com NC lawmakers, gov reach deal to end 'bathroom bill' standoff RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Republican lawmakers and Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper said late Wednesday that they have agreed on legislation to resolve a standoff over the sta The new proposal would repeal HB2 but would leave state legislators in charge of policy on public multi-stall restrooms.
"30.03.2017 06:43:45" #TalesFromTheBorder: AP photographer Rodrigo Abd shoots in a Texas dust storm during a two-week reporting trip on the U.S.-Mexico border. Check out AP's latest travelogue post here: http://apne.ws/2nO77it
"30.03.2017 05:35:57" apnews.com In lab simulating harsh Mars climate, a nascent potato grows LIMA, Peru (AP) — In a lab in the Peruvian capital of Lima, a simulator mimicking the harsh conditions found on Mars now contains a hint of life: a nascent potato plant. The experiment began in 2016 — a year after the Hollywood film "The Martian" showed a stranded astronaut surviving by figuring out how to grow potatoes on the red planet.
"30.03.2017 05:33:56" apnews.com S Korea's Park questioned at court hearing on arrest request SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's disgraced ex-President Park Geun-hye was being questioned Thursday by a court that will decide if she should be arrested over corruption al If the court approves the arrest warrant requested by prosecutors, Park will be immediately sent to a detention facility as prosecutors can detain her for up to 20 days before laying formal charges.
"29.03.2017 21:32:16" Tales from the Border Day 7 Tales from the Border, Day 7: Riverside cliffs in Big Bend National Park form a natural border wall between the US and Mexico. How do people there feel about a manmade barrier? Check out AP's latest travelogue post here: http://apne.ws/2ozvkpZ
"29.03.2017 20:40:46" apnews.com Rep. Maxine Waters' no-holds-barred remarks find fans WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Maxine Waters doesn't expect to pose for a photo with President Donald Trump anytime soon.
In fact, the California congresswoman plans to boyc "This is not sour grapes. This is not politics as usual," Rep. Maxine Waters said. "You can't make this up. This is who I am."
"29.03.2017 20:10:20" apnews.com Odd-looking Ronaldo bust steals the show at airport ceremony FUNCHAL, Portugal (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo has an airport named after him, but it was his odd-looking statue that attracted attention in Wednesday's ceremony honoring the Portugal The statue is getting attention for being - well, perhaps not the most faithful representation of the soccer star's actual face.
"29.03.2017 18:45:18" apnews.com Poll: Americans dislike GOP's, Trump's plan on health care WASHINGTON (AP) — Note to President Donald Trump and House Republicans: People really don't like your approach to overhauling America's health care. If you're hoping to revive the Sixty-two percent of Americans turned thumbs down on Trump's handling of health care during the initial weeks of his presidency.
"29.03.2017 16:21:50" AP Health & Science The FDA has approved the first drug to treat primary progressive multiple sclerosis.
"29.03.2017 15:31:59" apnews.com 'Unreal when it targets you': Faceless trolls attack online One morning near the end of her long-shot congressional campaign, 25-year-old Erin Schrode rolled over in bed, reflexively checked her cellphone — and burst into tears. Her tormentors are faceless. They hide behind screen names, in the shadows.
"29.03.2017 14:31:18" AP Health & Science "I couldn't believe I could do it just by thinking about it."
"29.03.2017 12:45:07" apnews.com It's over: Britain files for divorce from the European Union LONDON (AP) — The United Kingdom filed for divorce from the European Union on Wednesday, overturning four decades of integration with its neighbors, demolishing the notion that EU "Today the government acts on the democratic will of the British people," Prime Minister Theresa May said.
"29.03.2017 12:20:18" apnews.com Raqqa residents trapped by militants ahead of assault BEIRUT (AP) — As U.S.-backed forces bear down on the de facto capital of the Islamic State group, the militants have taken their strategy of hiding behind civilians further than e Raqqua's 300,000 residents are trapped by IS as human shields or terrified of airstrikes.
"29.03.2017 09:52:08" apnews.com South Korean ferry saga a tale of government blunders SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — From a botched rescue job to severely wrong death counts, South Korea's government has been blamed for a series of egregious errors in its handling of th Here's a look at the glaring mistakes the South Korean government has made before and after the ferry's sinking, which provoked outrage so strong that it contributed to the recent ouster of Park as president.
"29.03.2017 08:02:01" apnews.com Fears for Indonesian park's rare species as Trump town rises GUNUNG GEDE PANGRANGO, Indonesia (AP) — Shrouded in mist and cloud, the twin volcanoes of the lushly forested Gunung Gede Pangrango national park are the brooding guardians of nat A sprawling "Trump Community" that will rise next to a pristine national park in West Java has alarmed conservationists.
"29.03.2017 07:02:30" apnews.com Raqqa residents trapped by militants ahead of assault BEIRUT (AP) — As U.S.-backed forces bear down on the de facto capital of the Islamic State group, the militants have taken their strategy of hiding behind civilians further than e As an attritional battle looms for the IS de facto capital of Raqqa in Syria, packed with some 300,000 trapped and terrified civilians, the AP talked to more than a dozen people with knowledge of the city, including residents who were still there or who
"29.03.2017 06:31:14" apnews.com UK set to file for EU divorce, triggering 2 years to Brexit LONDON (AP) — Britain is set to formally file for divorce from the European Union, ending a 44-year relationship following the decision made by U.K. voters in a referendum nine mo Britain and the EU have two years to unpick a tapestry of rules, regulations and agreements stitched over more than four decades since Britain joined what was then the European Economic Community in 1973.
"29.03.2017 05:39:16" apnews.com Nuke Testing 101: How, and why, North Korea tests its bombs TOKYO (AP) — Let's say you're North Korea and you have this nuclear device you really want to test. And let's say you'd rather some of the more sensitive details remain private. As soon as you detonate your atomic device, seismographs all over the world are going to pick it up.
"29.03.2017 05:18:48" apnews.com Salvador gang arranged 'black widow' killing for insurance SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — El Salvador's brutal street gangs have been involved in every kind of criminal activity imaginable: drugs, extortion, prostitution, murder, kidnap The gang's hook for her prospective husband was also novel: They advertised the woman as a U.S. citizen who could get her husband a coveted entry visa to the United States.
"28.03.2017 23:20:27" Tales from the Border, Day 6 Tales from the Border, Day 6: 1,000 miles. 40 hours of driving. 11 border crossings. 1 night in a teepee under the stars - and still only halfway there. AP video bloggers reflect on marathon journey along the US Mexico border. Check out our latest on the
"28.03.2017 21:10:28" apnews.com In Trump's White House drama, Priebus is favorite target WASHINGTON (AP) — In the behind-the-scenes drama of who's up and who's down in Donald Trump's White House, chief of staff Reince Priebus is playing a starring role. Priebus' standing in the White House has broad implications for Trump's agenda.
"28.03.2017 19:02:50" apnews.com A look at how Trump's moves on coal will affect the industry BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — President Donald Trump's move to roll back Obama-era regulations aimed at curbing climate change comes as the coal industry is reeling from bankruptcies, po Why President Trump's moves on coal are unlikely to turn around the industry.
"28.03.2017 18:33:08" AP Health & Science Dupixent will have an initial list price of $37,000 per year, according to Sanofi SA and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals.
"28.03.2017 17:32:23" apnews.com Selling water: Coke, Pepsi look to make water rain money NEW YORK (AP) — Bottled water is starting to seem more like soda, and sometimes taste like it, too.
As bottled water surges in popularity, Coke, Pepsi and other comp Paying top dollar for what comes out of the tap.
"28.03.2017 16:45:04" apnews.com Ryan says House to revisit health care, offers no details WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaker Paul Ryan said Tuesday he's going to give battered House Republicans another crack at a health care overhaul. But he offered no timeline, and leaders hav "We are all going to work together and listen together until we get this right," Ryan said.
"28.03.2017 15:15:21" apnews.com Nunes refuses to step away from House Russia probe WASHINGTON (AP) — House intelligence chairman Devin Nunes rebuffed calls to step aside from the Russia investigation Tuesday as demands grew for him to recuse himself as head of t "Why would I?" Nunes said.
"28.03.2017 14:25:10" Supreme Court sides with a Texas inmate who said his life should be spared because he is intellectually disabled. http://apne.ws/2nHRbOQ
"28.03.2017 09:33:06" apnews.com Worst humanitarian crisis hits as Trump slashes foreign aid NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The world's largest humanitarian crisis in 70 years has been declared in three African countries on the brink of famine, just as President Donald Trump's pro The conflict-fueled hunger crises in Nigeria, Somalia and South Sudan have culminated in a trio of potential famines hitting almost simultaneously.
"28.03.2017 08:32:01" apnews.com Sour note: Brexit forces orchestra move from UK to Belgium LONDON (AP) — It's a resonant moment of European cultural harmony: a Swedish soprano and a pan-European orchestra rehearsing a Bach cantata in a medieval English church. "When the Brexit vote happened last year it was more a question of when, rather than if... Because it clearly made no sense to run a European Union entity from outside of the EU."
"28.03.2017 07:31:05" apnews.com Trump has casino trademark in Jordan but gambling is illegal DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The president of the United States holds a trademark in Jordan for a Donald Trump casino, despite the fact that gambling is illegal in the kingd "Needless to say, gambling is illegal in Jordan, so if a company applies for this, it will be disapproved," government spokesman Mohammed Momani wrote in an email.
"28.03.2017 06:00:03" apnews.com Powerful cyclone slams into Australia's tropical northeast TOWNSVILLE, Australia (AP) — A powerful cyclone slammed into Australia's tropical northeast coast on Tuesday, tearing down fences, snapping trees and knocking out power to thousan "I suspect before the day is out, we will see a lot of structural damage in the cyclone's path."
"28.03.2017 05:37:55" apnews.com South Korea holds memorial for 9 missing ferry victims SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea on Tuesday held a memorial ceremony for the nine passengers still missing from the 2014 ferry disaster that killed 304 passengers near the sh "Please don't forget there are people inside the dirty, rusty and smelly wreckage ... Please do the best and let us bring them back home."
"28.03.2017 04:22:09" VIDEO: Killer whales in southern Argentina attack and kill sea lions.
"28.03.2017 01:03:08" Red Bull heir leads jet-set life despite charges Accused of a 2012 hit-and-run that killed a Thai police officer, an heir to the Red Bull empire continues to live a jet-set life. https://apnews.com/7737b2dc823145b0a835ed66bdaeea7b
"27.03.2017 20:51:45" Tales from the Border Blog - Day 5 Without the policy that once gave many Cubans the right to stay legally in the U.S., they now find themselves in the same boat as other immigrants clamoring to cross the Mexico-US border. Check out our latest Tales from the Border blog here:
"27.03.2017 18:53:21" apnews.com For some, Passover Seder will address global refugee crisis Abdul Jalal Hashimi grew up in Kabul and fled with his family to the United States after working more than six years against the Taliban alongside American military forces. "Passover really feels like the time on the calendar that just makes the most sense to put people's attention on the global refugee crisis. There is clearly so much resonance with Jewish history," said Rabbi Rachel Grant Meyer of HIAS, a Jewish
"27.03.2017 18:16:47" Timeline Photos Join demonstrators along the Tiber River in Rome as they protest European immigration policies on the 60th anniversary of the EU in this #360Photo. Read more here: http://apne.ws/2or0wry
"27.03.2017 17:13:03" apnews.com Q&A: Who'd gain from a Trump border wall? Hint: Not Mexico LOS ANGELES (AP) — As a billionaire developer, Donald Trump built casinos, luxe condo towers and lush golf courses. Now, as president, Trump aims to develop perhaps his most ambit Experts say the project, if built, could deliver a windfall for some large construction companies and their suppliers.
"27.03.2017 15:03:28" apnews.com NYC Mayor: 'Fearless Girl' statue can stay through Feb. 2018 NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio says the wildly popular statue of a young girl staring down Wall Street's famous "Charging Bull" will be allowed to remain through February 20 The artwork has inspired many people and "fueled powerful conversations about women in leadership," de Blasio says.
"27.03.2017 14:01:11" apnews.com TIPPING OFF: Final Four welcomes trio of 1st-time coaches RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Frank Martin never got caught up in wins and losses, the highs and the lows, as he worked to build South Carolina into a contender for conference championship "Anyone that's in sports dreams of moments like this."
"27.03.2017 12:55:05" apnews.com Some balk as Seattle seeks to spend more money on homeless SEATTLE (AP) — Sixteen months after he declared a state of emergency on homelessness, Seattle's mayor is asking voters in this liberal, affluent city for $55 million a year in new In making his case, Mayor Ed Murray says the problem has grown exponentially and federal and state help is unlikely.
"27.03.2017 12:15:11" apnews.com AP Exclusive: 'Bathroom bill' to cost North Carolina $3.76B RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Despite Republican assurances that North Carolina's "bathroom bill" isn't hurting the economy, the law limiting LGBT protections will cost the state more than The AP analysis represents the largest reckoning yet of how much the law could cost the state.
"27.03.2017 11:50:57" Video: 80-year-old musician offers a slice of life during a 2,000 mile road trip along the U.S.-Mexico border by writer-photographer team Christopher Sherman and Rodrigo Abd. Tales from the Border: http://apne.ws/2mhUm0k
"27.03.2017 06:04:01" apnews.com Despite some tensions, evangelical churches booming in Cuba HAVANA (AP) — Fidel Castro's government sent the Rev. Juan Francisco Naranjo to two years of work camp in the 1960s for preaching the Gospel in a Cuba where atheism was law and th Pastors and worshippers say Cuba is in the middle of a boom in evangelical worship, with tens of thousands of Cubans worshipping unmolested across the island each week.
"27.03.2017 05:05:15" apnews.com S. Korea prosecutors push to arrest ex-leader over scandal SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean prosecutors said Monday that they want a court to issue a warrant to arrest former President Park Geun-hye on corruption allegations. The arrest is the next step before Park can be formally charged with crimes such as extortion, bribery and abuse of power.
"27.03.2017 00:57:20" apnews.com Ripples from US nuclear plant closings overwhelm small towns OAK HARBOR, Ohio (AP) — Living in the shadows of the Davis-Besse nuclear power plant's cooling tower, which soars above Lake Erie in Ohio like an oversized lighthouse, brings with The aging of America's nuclear plants is raising alarms in the out-of-the-way towns where almost all the plants are located. The towns rely heavily on the tax revenues and jobs the plants provide.
"26.03.2017 20:03:48" Timeline Photos In this #360Photo, tourists pose for photos with the popular “Fearless Girl” sculpture that stands defiantly in the path of the bronze bull that has stood for decades in New York City's financial district. Read more here: http://apne.ws/2nl1pCE
"26.03.2017 19:31:47" Tales from the Border Blog Day 4: Security update in Reynosa, Mexico, through the eyes of a Mexican mother who was so afraid to step outside her home, for fear of stray bullets, that she even stopped going to church to pray for things to get better. Check
"26.03.2017 18:02:22" apnews.com Medical pot bill in S. Carolina bolstered by conservatives COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Rep. Eric Bedingfield once shunned all marijuana use, but when his eldest son's six-year struggle with opioid addiction ended with his overdos "My mindset has changed from somebody who looked down on it as a negative substance to saying, `This has benefits.'"
"26.03.2017 17:16:34" apnews.com Trump's border-wall proposal faces many obstacles WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has now laid out exactly what he wants in the "big, beautiful wall" that he's promised to build on the U.S.-Mexico border. But his effort A look at some of the hurdles Trump's "big, beautiful" border wall faces. http://apne.ws/2nX44FH
"26.03.2017 16:50:21" EPA chief says Trump to sign order on Tuesday rolling back greenhouse gas restrictions on coal-fired power plants. http://apne.ws/2npGL5O
"26.03.2017 16:01:50" apnews.com Will NYC invite the 'Fearless Girl' to stay on Wall Street? NEW YORK (AP) — Should the "Fearless Girl" stand up to Wall Street's charging bull forever?
That's the question New York City officials are facing after a statue of Some fans of the bronze girl already see the bull much differently.
"26.03.2017 14:01:54" apnews.com GOP struggles to govern despite a monopoly in Washington The Republican Party of "no" for Democrat Barack Obama's eight years is having a hard time getting to "yes" in the early Donald Trump era.
The unmitigated failure of the G "I think we have to do some soul-searching internally to determine whether or not we are even capable as a governing body."
"26.03.2017 12:01:25" apnews.com This week in odd news: Man dressed as Joker arrested; Florida man eats pancakes in street; Fiery haircuts Man carrying a sword, dressed as Joker arrested in VirginiaWINCHESTER, Va. (AP) _ Police in Virginia have arrested a man who was dressed as comic book villain the Joker and reportedly carrying a sword Best weird AP news: Police in Virginia arrest man who was dressed as comic book villain the Joker; Authorities charge a Florida man sitting in the street eating pancakes; Police say man clad in a leopard-print robe, mask, orange Croc's and armed with a
"26.03.2017 08:04:16" apnews.com New anxieties as Trump says Obamacare will 'explode' ATLANTA (AP) — Americans who have benefited from the Affordable Care Act are feeling some relief at the failure of Republican efforts to repeal it, but they face new anxieties wit 'They're setting it up to fail, which is irresponsible and unforgiveable.'
"26.03.2017 03:00:01" apnews.com Poker tables keep decreasing on Nevada casino floors LAS VEGAS (AP) — When the Monte Carlo casino closes its eight-table poker room in about a month as part of a $450 million overhaul, the Las Vegas Strip will be down nearly a quart The once-hot game of poker has cooled considerably in the past decade.
"26.03.2017 01:00:38" apnews.com Reynolds and Fisher honored with humor, music and dance LOS ANGELES (AP) — Laughter, music and the tapping of dancing shoes reverberated throughout a public memorial to Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher, which loved ones say is just ho Hundreds of fans - some wearing "Star Wars" attire - attended a public ceremony to say goodbye to Debbie Reynolds and her daughter, Carrie Fisher.
"25.03.2017 23:00:43" apnews.com Vehicle attacks: Easy success for IS, a challenge for police BASEL, Switzerland (AP) — In the battlefields of Syria and Iraq, the Islamic State group became infamous for its spectacular variations on explosive vehicles. For attacks in the W It's a troubling fact. Vehicle attacks are nearly impossible to predict and easy to pull off.
"25.03.2017 22:03:00" Visit Colombia's FARC camps in this #360Video, where a baby boom is flourishing in the wake of an agreement that ends Latin America's longest conflict and, with it, strict control over fighters' reproductive rights. Read more here: http://apne.ws/2nVoFqE
"25.03.2017 21:00:08" apnews.com Analysis: The outsider dealmaker faltering in White House WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump campaigned as an outsider — celebrating his lack of political experience by selling himself as a dealmaker willing to buck Republican orthodox "Trump is a salesperson and he oversold what he can get done."
"25.03.2017 16:03:22" apnews.com Latest Rikers brutality case fuels debate over jail's future NEW YORK (AP) — The latest in a string of brutality case against Rikers Island guards has added fuel to a growing debate on whether New York City's notoriously violent jail comple "If you are a New Yorker who cares about the soul of the criminal justice system, you know that Rikers is the belly of the beast."
"25.03.2017 14:02:30" apnews.com Many governors welcome demise of GOP health care bill CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — Governors of both parties had warned Congress for weeks that the Republican health care bill threatened to saddle their states with big costs and potentia "This version does not reflect the needs of states and does not contain many critical aspects of health care reform that our administration has communicated to the federal government."
"25.03.2017 12:01:42" apnews.com This week in odd news: Dog pulled from fire revived; Snake on a plane; Woman hides drugs in inmate's Bible Dog pulled from California fire revived after 20 minutesSANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) _ California firefighters who spent 20 minutes performing mouth-to-snout resuscitation on a dog they rescued from a bu Best weird AP news: Firefighters save dog from fire by performing mouth-to-snout resuscitation; Woman accused of hiding drugs in inmate's Bible; Police say a man clad in a leopard-print robe, black mask, orange Croc's, orange gloves and armed only with a
"25.03.2017 08:23:39" apnews.com Health care defeat is a brutal loss for Speaker Paul Ryan WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan guaranteed a win on the Republican plan to dismantle Barack Obama's health care law. Instead, he suffered a brutal defeat, cancelling a v 'we're going to be living with Obamacare for the foreseeable future.'
"25.03.2017 00:56:03" Tales from the Border Tales from the Border Blog Day 2: Migrants tell us why they're trying to cross the US-Mexico border and what is - or isn't - holding them back. Check out our blog entry here: http://apne.ws/2n3fcN0
"24.03.2017 23:15:15" apnews.com Double-amputee Marine vet joins New York police department BRENTWOOD, N.Y. (AP) — The wounded warrior is now a cop — and he'll be walking the beat on titanium legs.
Matias Ferreira, a former U.S. Marine Corps lance cor Matias Ferreira passed all the requirements like any other police recruit, including running a mile and a half in around 11 minutes - for him, on prosthetic legs.
"24.03.2017 23:00:24" Timeline Photos Step into United Airlines' new business class, called Polaris, in this #360Photo. The new service has direct aisle access, so passengers don't have to climb over sleeping neighbors. Rivals already feature such configurations, but United has only three
"24.03.2017 21:55:50" apnews.com Winners and losers in House Republican health plan WASHINGTON (AP) — The old and the poor made out great when House Republicans failed Friday to dismantle Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act. The rich and the almost rich didn't do Who are the winners and losers with the Republicans' failure to pass a law repealing Obamacare? http://apne.ws/2n2Ivzf
"24.03.2017 21:47:56" apnews.com Trump OKs Keystone pipeline, calling it 'great day' for jobs WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump greenlighted the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline on Friday, declaring it a "great day for American jobs" and siding with energy advocate In other news . . . Trump OK'd the Keystone XL pipeline, siding with energy advocates over environmental groups. http://apne.ws/2nlAPec
"24.03.2017 21:42:31" apnews.com Ryan falls short in first test of Trump presidency WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan guaranteed a win on the Republican plan to dismantle Barack Obama's health care law. Instead, he suffered a brutal defeat, cancelling a v Despite Speaker Ryan's guarantee to dismantle Obama's health care law, he couldn't muster the votes. http://apne.ws/2o0swTf
"24.03.2017 20:29:54" Trump, GOP leaders pull health care bill after it becomes clear the measure would fail. http://apne.ws/2nQSfRf
"24.03.2017 20:21:53" BREAKING: Speaker Paul Ryan on failure of health care bill: 'We came really close today, but we came up short'
"24.03.2017 16:59:44" apnews.com How the House GOP health care bill compares to Obama-era law WASHINGTON (AP) — The House health care bill repeals major parts of former President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act, or ACA, as Republicans push to scale back the federal gove A side-by-side look at how the Affordable Care Act compares to the Republican bill under consideration in the House. http://apne.ws/2nMwDVO
"24.03.2017 16:27:14" Trump administration slaps sanctions on companies, people from 10 countries, including China, North Korea and UAE. http://apne.ws/2nZii5E
"24.03.2017 16:02:10" apnews.com Rachel Dolezal struggles after racial identity scandal SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A woman who was once a black civil rights leader in Washington state, then lost her job after her parents exposed her as white struggles to make a living the "OK, I was born to white parents, but maybe I had an authentic black identity," Rachel Dolezal said.
"24.03.2017 14:31:29" apnews.com Report examines grim Bangladesh leather trade, links to West DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Hazardous, heavily polluting tanneries, with workers as young as 14, supplied leather to companies that make shoes and handbags for a host of Western bran The air is noxious with an eye-stinging rotten-egg odor, and children play on small hills of rotting hide trimmings.
"24.03.2017 13:44:42" AP Health & Science Two spacewalking astronauts prep the International Space Station for a new parking spot.
"24.03.2017 07:33:05" apnews.com AP Explains: Hong Kong's unusual system to pick its leader HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong is poised to choose a new leader on Sunday when members of a committee dominated by elites favored by Beijing cast their ballots in the first such vote The electoral system in Hong Kong to choose a leader has been dubbed a "small-circle" or "fake" election by critics because of its strict limits on popular participation.
"24.03.2017 07:03:04" apnews.com Lawsuits blaming Saudi Arabia for 9/11 get new life NEW YORK (AP) — For years, family members of those killed on Sept. 11 and insurance companies tried unsuccessfully through the courts to hold Saudi Arabia or businesses and organi Previous efforts to hold Saudi Arabia, its officials, and banks and charitable organizations responsible for the attacks have failed in the courts.
"24.03.2017 04:48:53" apnews.com Netflix/Marvel's 'Iron Fist' epic fail, say viewers, critics NEW YORK (AP) — If your web connection seems sluggish while you're watching "Iron Fist," don't blame your internet provider. The problem is the listless pace of this new Netflix s "Not one element of this plodding piece works," railed Variety, adding that the story line "is about as exciting as a slice of Velveeta cheese left out in the sun too long."
"24.03.2017 00:53:43" apnews.com Analysis: Trump the dealmaker struggles to seal the deal WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump often points to his best-selling book, "The Art of the Deal," as proof of his persuasive powers. But his deal-making abilities are being p AP Analysis: President Donald Trump's deal-making skills are put to the ultimate test with GOP's health care bill. http://apne.ws/2nJlrtd
"24.03.2017 00:42:40" apnews.com White House, in gamble, demands make-or-break health vote WASHINGTON (AP) — Abandoning negotiations, President Donald Trump on Thursday demanded a make-or-break vote on health care legislation in the House, threatening to leave "Obamacar Trump demands up-or-down vote on Republicans' health care plan. http://apne.ws/2mWicKn
"24.03.2017 00:41:16" apnews.com White House, in gamble, demands make-or-break health vote WASHINGTON (AP) — Abandoning negotiations, President Donald Trump on Thursday demanded a make-or-break vote on health care legislation in the House, threatening to leave "Obamacar Trump demands up-or-down vote on Republicans' health care plan. http://apne.ws/2nOak2v
"23.03.2017 21:24:10" Timeline Photos Step into Pakistani artist Rasheed Araeen's “House of Red Bamboo” in this #360Photo from Art Basel Hong Kong, Asia's biggest art festival. (AP Photo/Kelvin Chan)
"23.03.2017 21:05:33" Timeline Photos #APFactCheck: With all the government information at his command, President Donald Trump uses other sources. http://apne.ws/2mZxAq2
"23.03.2017 20:57:42" Tales from the Border Border Blog Day 1: The Mexico-Texas frontier is the furthest thing possible from a straight line, creating a no mans' land between the fence and the actual border. AP writer-photographer team Christopher Sherman and Rodrigo Abd start their 2,000 mile road
"23.03.2017 18:15:07" apnews.com Prospects dim for vote on GOP health bill in House WASHINGTON (AP) — Prospects for the Republicans' showcase health care bill looked grimmer by the minute Thursday as President Donald Trump failed to get a deal with a bloc of balk "No deal," House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows, R-N.C., said.
"23.03.2017 17:31:26" apnews.com Utah governor says he will approve strictest DUI limit in US SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah's governor announced Thursday that he will sign legislation giving the predominantly Mormon state the strictest DUI threshold in the country, a change t "People are going to try to say this is a religious issue. And that is just absolutely false. This is a public safety issue."
"23.03.2017 15:31:41" apnews.com Top Senate Democrat to oppose Trump pick for Supreme Court WASHINGTON (AP) — The top Democrat in the Senate said Thursday he will oppose the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to serve on the Supreme Court and encouraged other Democrats to "I have concluded that I cannot support Neil Gorsuch's nomination," New York Sen. Chuck Schumer said on the Senate floor.
"23.03.2017 14:02:10" apnews.com Israel police arrest suspect in threats on US Jewish targets JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police on Thursday arrested a 19-year-old Israeli Jewish man as the primary suspect in a string of bomb threats targeting Jewish community centers and oth Israeli police described the man as the primary suspect in the wave of threats.
"23.03.2017 11:07:37" apnews.com New Trump hotels face political fights, ethics questions NEW YORK (AP) — You might have expected the Trump Organization to tap the brakes on expansion plans given all the criticism over potential conflicts of interest while its owner si The chain, called Scion, will feature the first Trump-run hotels not to bear the family's gilded name.
"23.03.2017 10:47:02" apnews.com AP Exclusive: US probes banking of ex-Trump campaign chief WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Treasury Department agents have recently obtained information about offshore financial transactions involving President Donald Trump's former campaign chair AP Exclusive: US probes Paul Manafort's banking transactions in Cyprus http://apne.ws/2mXx8st
"23.03.2017 07:00:08" apnews.com Promised Land: Venezuela Jewish converts fight way to Israel JERUSALEM (AP) — It's not quite Moses' 40 years in the desert, but for a group of nine struggling Venezuelan converts to Judaism their torturous journey to a better life in the pr The group immigrated under the Law of Return, which gives Jews the world over the right to settle in Israel.
"23.03.2017 06:05:37" apnews.com South Korean ferry that sank 3 years ago lifted from sea SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A 6,800-ton South Korean ferry emerged from the water on Thursday, nearly three years after it capsized and sank into violent seas off the country's sout "We just want one thing _ for the ship to be pulled up so that we can take our children home," said Lee Geum-hee, the mother a missing student.
"23.03.2017 06:00:13" apnews.com Argentina welcomes Syria migrants after Trump slams door SAN LUIS, Argentina (AP) — George S. walks on the dark tarmac holding his sleepy 7-year-old son Fadi in his arms.
"From the bottom of our hearts, welcome to San Luis The province is paying for migrants' flights from Syria and providing housing, jobs, health services, psychological assistance and Spanish lessons so they can make a new start.
"23.03.2017 04:48:50" AP Health & Science "It's evidence that the climate at the top of the world continues to change faster than anywhere else on Earth."
"23.03.2017 03:35:13" apnews.com AP PHOTOS: Indonesian farmers cement feet to protest factory JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — About 50 farmers and activists opposed to a cement factory in Indonesia's Central Java province have encased their feet in concrete during a dayslong pro Farmers in the village of Kendeng have battled against plans for the factory for years, saying it could taint their water.
"22.03.2017 21:18:12" Timeline Photos White House brushes aside @AP report Trump campaign chief Manafort worked to advance Putin interests 10 yrs ago. http://apne.ws/2neoNDi
"22.03.2017 18:32:07" apnews.com GOP lawmaker: Trump communications may have been 'monitored' WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House intelligence committee said Wednesday that the communications of Trump transition officials — possibly including President Donald Rep. Devin Nunes said the information on the Trump team was collected in November, December and January.
"22.03.2017 18:29:51" Timeline Photos #APFactCheck: On immigration and the Keystone XL pipeline, Trump is claiming unachieved achievements. http://apne.ws/2mVmyC8
"22.03.2017 16:20:14" apnews.com Officer stabbed at UK Parliament; report of car rampage LONDON (AP) — Britain's Parliament was locked down Wednesday after an attacker stabbed an officer and was then shot by police, and witnesses said a vehicle struck several people o "When I got inside I was wondering what the hell was going on and I saw dozens of panicked people running down the street."
"22.03.2017 14:02:18" apnews.com Sears has substantial doubt about its future NEW YORK (AP) — Sears, once the monolith of American retail, says that there is "substantial doubt" that it will be able to keep its doors open.
Company shares, whic "Our historical operating results indicate substantial doubt exists related to the company's ability to continue as a going concern," Sears said.
"22.03.2017 10:26:12" Photos from AP's post The Associated Press has found that President Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort worked for a Russian billionaire to advance Putin's interests http://apne.ws/2nQXxct
"22.03.2017 09:30:06" apnews.com 1 year on, many scars have healed, yet Brussels still hurts BRUSSELS (AP) — Brussels International Airport, where 16 people died in two bomb attacks on March 22, 2016, looks shiny new. The Maelbeek subway station, where another 16 died fro "Killing innocent people was really dramatic for everyone, but we have also seen very positive signs of the human beings, the solidarity, people helping each other out."
"22.03.2017 09:00:02" apnews.com US, South Korea say North Korea's latest missile test fails SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea's latest missile launch ended in failure on Wednesday as the United States sent a supersonic bomber streaking over ally South Korea in a show The reported launch failure comes as the North angrily reacts to ongoing annual U.S.-South Korean military drills that it views as an invasion rehearsal.
"22.03.2017 08:30:25" apnews.com More Palestinians in Jerusalem seek Israeli citizenship JERUSALEM (AP) — More Palestinians in east Jerusalem are applying for Israeli citizenship in hopes of swapping their vulnerable status as mere city residents for the rights and ea Despite the lure of rights and ease of travel, asking for an Israeli passport still carries the stigma of implied acceptance of Israeli control.
"22.03.2017 07:21:47" apnews.com 'Gong Show' creator Chuck Barris dies at 87 NEW YORK (AP) — Chuck Barris, whose game show empire included "The Dating Game," ''The Newlywed Game" and that infamous factory of cheese, "The Gong Show," died at 87. In addition to being a game show creator, producer and host, Barris also was a best-selling author and had success in the music world.
"22.03.2017 06:34:03" apnews.com AP Explains: What's behind conflict at sprawling Thai temple BANGKOK (AP) — It's more than eight times bigger than Vatican City and twice the size of Cambodia's ancient Angkor Wat, making it quite possibly the world's biggest religious comp It's a complicated case involving money and politics, and observers say its outcome could shape the future of Thailand.
"22.03.2017 05:04:04" apnews.com Report: Climate outlook improves as fewer coal plants built BEIJING (AP) — Led by cutbacks in China and India, construction of new coal-fired power plants is falling worldwide, improving chances climate goals can be met despite earlier pes The reports mark a shift in sentiment from six months ago, when environmentalists warned governments were doing too little to carry out the Paris climate accord.
"22.03.2017 04:53:45" apnews.com Rape, abuse, death of girls at Guatemala home burned by fire GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — When firefighters entered the home for troubled youth, they discovered more than two dozen girls on the floor of a locked room, most of them dead. "That is something you cannot forget... I know I will have the smell of grilled meat and hair in my nose and throat for life."
"22.03.2017 03:18:12" apnews.com Man who stopped fight gets millions of views, tons of praise ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A video showing a man stopping a fight between two teenagers in New Jersey and refusing to leave until the boys shake hands has drawn millions of views The video drew a retweet from Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James, who saluted the man "who stepped in and spoke real to our young generation."
"22.03.2017 02:37:13" Big Sur residents and local businesses are facing big troubles with the loss of the crucial bridge. Read more: http://apne.ws/2mSN3Io
"21.03.2017 21:43:06" apnews.com AP FACT CHECK: Trump's claim of fleeing doctors rings false WASHINGTON (AP) — Making the case for a Republican repeal and replacement of his predecessor's health care law, President Donald Trump reached for a dire-sounding argument that's Trump was wrong when he said doctors "are leaving the medical profession because of Obamacare."
"21.03.2017 20:59:11" apnews.com APNewsBreak: Virginia governor pardons 'Norfolk 4' sailors RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's governor pardoned four former sailors who became known as the "Norfolk Four," ending a decades-long fight to clear the men of rape and murder convi The four men lost years of their lives in prison serving time for a 1997 rape and murder they did not commit.
"21.03.2017 18:22:39" apnews.com AP Interview: McConnell warns Republicans on health bill WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell warned fellow Republicans Tuesday of political consequences if they oppose health care legislation coming up for a vote in "I would hate to be a Republican whose vote prevented us from keeping the commitment we've made to the American people for almost 10 years now."
"21.03.2017 15:50:23" apnews.com Supreme Court nominee stresses 'open mind' on rulings WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch batted away Democrats' efforts Tuesday to get him to reveal his views on abortion, guns and other controversial issues, insist "My personal views, I tell you, Mr. Chairman, are over here. I leave those at home."
"21.03.2017 15:21:56" apnews.com Heartbreak and paperwork weigh on Brussels attack victims BRUSSELS (AP) — In the year since suicide bombings ripped through the Brussels airport and subway, those affected have found themselves fighting to be recognized as victims, battl "We feel like we have to get down on our knees, those of us who still have them, to say 'Help us.'"
"21.03.2017 13:16:05" apnews.com US bars electronic carry-ons from Mideast, N. Africa flights WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government, citing unspecified threats, is barring passengers on nonstop, U.S.-bound flights from eight mostly Middle Eastern and North African countrie The nature of the security measure suggested that it was driven by intelligence of a possible attack, said Brian Jenkins, an aviation-security expert at the Rand Corp.
"21.03.2017 11:46:16" apnews.com Blight battle finds focus at Aretha Franklin's birthplace MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The crumbling house where Aretha Franklin was born looks no different from many others on Lucy Avenue in Memphis' Soulsville neighborhood: empty and shuttere Memphis is becoming a leader in the fight against the blight epidemic afflicting America's cities.
"21.03.2017 10:00:23" apnews.com Chicago-based group brings smiles to deaf Syrian children BAR ELIAS, Lebanon (AP) — Six-year-old Aya al-Souqi, a Syrian refugee, held the camera phone up to her gaze and listened to hear her mother.
"I hear you!" she exclai "I hear you!" It was only the second time the little girl had spoken to her mother in Germany since getting fitted with a hearing aid to treat an invisible wound of the Syrian war.
"21.03.2017 09:05:06" apnews.com Thailand's coin-eating turtle dies of blood poisoning BANGKOK (AP) — A 25-year-old sea turtle in Thailand who swallowed nearly a thousand coins tossed by tourists seeking good luck died Tuesday, two weeks after having surgery to remo The cause of death was blood poisoning from the loose change.
"21.03.2017 08:32:45" apnews.com S. Korea's Park says 'sorry' as she undergoes questioning SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's just-ousted president said Tuesday she was "sorry" to the people as she underwent questioning by prosecutors over a corruption scandal that “I am sorry to the people. I will sincerely undergo an investigation.”
"21.03.2017 07:08:49" apnews.com Martin McGuinness, Irish rebel turned politician, dies at 66 LONDON (AP) — Martin McGuinness, the Irish Republican Army warlord who led his underground, paramilitary movement toward reconciliation with Britain, and was Northern Ireland's de Unlike his close Belfast associate, Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams, Martin McGuinness never hid the fact that he had been a commander of the IRA.
"21.03.2017 01:25:48" apnews.com Analysis: Reality catching up with Trump on Russia WASHINGTON (AP) — Reality is catching up with President Donald Trump.
Hours after Trump dismissed reports that his campaign associates were being scrutinized for col Hours after Trump dismissed reports that his campaign associates were being scrutinized for colluding with Russia as "fake news," FBI Director James Comey confirmed the investigation is real.
"21.03.2017 00:33:04" apnews.com First daughter Ivanka Trump gets West Wing office WASHINGTON (AP) — Cementing her role as a powerful White House influence, Ivanka Trump is working out of a West Wing office and will get access to classified information, though s Ivanka Trump's role has already come under scrutiny because there is little precedent for a member of the first family with this kind of influence.
"20.03.2017 23:00:58" apnews.com Who's happy, who's not: Norway tops list, US falls OSLO, Norway (AP) — If you want to pursue happiness, grab a winter coat.
A new report shows Norway is the happiest country on Earth, Americans are getting sadder, an "The schools, health care, police, all the bureaucracy treat people with respect and that trickles down and makes us happy, makes us trust each other, makes us feel a part of the whole community. So it's very boring: bureaucrats are the secret to our
"20.03.2017 22:25:05" apnews.com AP FACT CHECK: Trump twists FBI chief's words on Russia WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump produced a running commentary Monday on FBI Director James Comey's testimony to Congress. Thanks to the length of the hearing and the imme President Donald Trump essentially live-tweeted commentary on FBI Director James Comey's testimony to Congress about Russian attempts to influence the 2016 campaign.
"20.03.2017 21:46:40" Timeline Photos In this #360Photo Syrian boys perform martial arts during a commemoration of the sixth anniversary of the Syrian revolution in Gaziantep, Turkey, home to the largest refugee population in the world, including 2.7 million Syrians on the front line of the
"20.03.2017 21:14:04" apnews.com YouTube investigating restrictions on gay-themed content NEW YORK (AP) — The YouTube video shows two women, dressed in suits and ties. They smile; they sniffle back tears; they gaze into each other's eyes. They are reading their wedding After several days of complaints, Google is hinting that it might have made a mistake in how it deems some gay-themed videos unsuitable for minors.
"20.03.2017 19:39:08" Video of a suspected Islamic extremist at Paris' Orly airport shows a soldier caught by surprise when an attacker drops a shopping bag and grabs her from behind. Read the full story here: http://apne.ws/2nLe01w
"20.03.2017 16:57:38" apnews.com FBI probing possible links between Russia, Trump associates WASHINGTON (AP) — FBI Director James Comey confirmed Monday that the bureau is investigating possible links and coordination between Russia and associates of President Donald Trum The extraordinary revelation is the first public confirmation of an investigation that began last summer.
"20.03.2017 16:03:08" apnews.com From bedroom to boardroom, Supreme Court is in your business WASHINGTON (AP) — Quick, name a Supreme Court justice. OK, name three. One of the current justices, Stephen Breyer, once noted wryly that their names are less well-known than thos Think what happens at the Supreme Court has nothing to do with you? Think again. http://apne.ws/2mIl518
"20.03.2017 15:44:34" apnews.com Brexit explained: What's next on the UK's road out of the EU LONDON (AP) — The British government announced Monday that it will formally begin its exit from the European Union on March 29. Prime Minister Theresa May will invoke Article 50 o Here's a look at the main issues and what happens next.
"20.03.2017 15:18:34" apnews.com Billionaire philanthropist David Rockefeller dies at age 101 NEW YORK (AP) — David Rockefeller, the billionaire businessman and philanthropist who was the last in his generation of one of the country's most famously philanthropic families, Rockefeller preached capitalism at home and favored assisting economies abroad on grounds that bringing prosperity to the Third World would create customers for American products.
"20.03.2017 14:48:57" apnews.com Sharers rather than authors more important on social media NEW YORK (AP) — The person who shares a news story on social media is more important than the story's actual source in determining whether readers believe it, a study by the Media Fifty percent of participants said the health story got the facts right when it was shared by the person they trusted, while only 35 percent said the same thing when they didn't trust the sharer, the study found.
"20.03.2017 12:05:04" apnews.com Battered by scandal, Marines issue new social media policy WASHINGTON (AP) — Battered by a nude photo-sharing scandal, the Marine Corps has issued a longer and more detailed social media policy that lays out the professional and legal ram The adjustments are designed to give leaders more leeway in prosecuting or punishing offenders.
"20.03.2017 10:15:03" apnews.com A Muppet with autism to be welcomed soon on 'Sesame Street' NEW YORK (AP) — Folks on Sesame Street have a way of making everyone feel accepted.
That certainly goes for Julia, a Muppet youngster with blazing red hair, bright g Rather than being treated like an outsider, which too often is the plight of kids on the spectrum, Julia, a Muppet with autism, is one of the gang.
"20.03.2017 09:09:16" apnews.com Palestinian women try to bring baseball to Gaza KHAN YOUNIS, Gaza Strip (AP) — The young Palestinian women don baseball caps on top of their Islamic headscarves and field tennis balls with fabric gloves, giving a decidedly loca Bringing America's national pastime to women in Gaza.
"20.03.2017 08:00:20" apnews.com From bedroom to boardroom, Supreme Court is in your business WASHINGTON (AP) — Quick, name a Supreme Court justice. OK, name three. One of the current justices, Stephen Breyer, once noted wryly that their names are less well-known than thos The U.S. Supreme Court's rulings are woven into daily American life in ways large and small.
"20.03.2017 06:48:32" apnews.com Who's happy, who's not: Norway tops list, US falls WASHINGTON (AP) — If you want to go to your happy place, you need more than cash. A winter coat helps — and a sense of community.
A new report shows Norway is “What works in the Nordic countries is a sense of community and understanding in the common good."
"20.03.2017 06:37:38" apnews.com Counting Americans: A new Mideast box on census is sensitive DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Zahraa Ballout isn't "white," and she certainly isn't "some other race." If the government gives her the choice of checking a new "Middle East/North Africa" Americans from the Middle East and North Africa may soon be able to check their own census box. But some worry it could lead to discrimination.
"20.03.2017 02:11:13" apnews.com Canadian wins $1M global teacher prize for work with Inuit DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Canadian school teacher who encourages hope and acts of kindness in an isolated corner of Quebec won a $1 million prize Sunday in what has bec The prize was established three years ago to recognize one exceptional teacher a year who has made an outstanding contribution to the profession, employs innovative classroom practices and encourages others to join the teaching profession.
"19.03.2017 20:00:32" apnews.com In an Israeli warehouse, clues about Jesus' life and death BEIT SHEMESH, Israel (AP) — In a cavernous warehouse where Israel stores its archaeological treasures, an ancient burial box is inscribed with the name of Jesus.
Not "Today we can reconstruct very accurately many, many aspects of the daily life of the time of Christ."
"19.03.2017 14:51:41" BREAKING: Author-columnist Jimmy Breslin, legendary street-smart chronicler of wise guys and underdogs, dies. He was 87.
"19.03.2017 14:36:00" apnews.com For many older Americans, costs rise under GOP health plan NEW RINGGOLD, Pa. (AP) — Among the groups hardest hit by the Republican plan to replace the Affordable Care Act is one that swung for Donald Trump during last year's presidential Older Americans, particularly in areas that voted for Donald Trump, could see their health insurance costs increase to the point where they are no longer affordable.
"19.03.2017 12:01:26" bigstory.ap.org This week in odd news: Teen finds 7.44 carat diamond; Woman almost crashes car after snake slithers from vent; 'Lack of comma sense' ignites debate in suit; Quacks on the tracks Sierra Leone pastor discovers 706-carat diamond (SLBC via AP) FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) _ A pastor in Sierra Leone has discovered the largest uncut diamond found in more than four decades in this West African country and… Best weird AP news: Florida woman almost crashes her car after snake slithers out vent; Quacks on the tracks: NYC police rescue duck from subway line; A bad break: Robber breaks his leg in a jump off a balcony, then calls authorities to help him; Detroit
"19.03.2017 10:00:12" apnews.com EU citizens in UK anxiously seek security before Brexit LONDON (AP) — Sam Schwarzkopf, a German neuroscientist at University College London, was startled to receive a letter from the British government telling him that his application Hundreds of thousands of Europeans in the U.K. are battling British bureaucracy to confirm their legal status.
"19.03.2017 08:00:06" apnews.com Slain NYC medic's son: 'I know she didn't die in vain' NEW YORK (AP) — The eldest son of a fire department medic fatally run over by a stolen ambulance urged her colleagues and loved ones Saturday to be humbled rather than sad in her A foundation has come forward to support the five sons of a New York City EMT killed after responding to a routine medical call.
"19.03.2017 06:00:11" apnews.com INSTANT ANALYSIS: How Nova's early loss alters the bracket SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Villanova's unexpected loss to Wisconsin in the second round of the NCAA Tournament could send shockwaves across the March Madness field.
W Defending champ Villanova's surprising exit from the NCAA Tournament creates all kinds of opportunities for other teams.
"19.03.2017 04:22:25" apnews.com Chuck Berry's music helped define the modern teenager Rock n' roll was more than a new kind of music, but a new story to tell, one for kids with transistor radios in their hands and money in their pockets, beginning to raise questions thei Chuck Berry's core repertoire was some three dozen songs - but his influence was incalculable.
"19.03.2017 01:30:16" apnews.com Trump budget clouds Public Broadcasting Act's 50th year LOS ANGELES (AP) — The federal act that created public broadcasting is marking its 50th year, but if President Donald Trump has his way it could be a hollow celebration. Trump's 2018 budget proposal makes him the second president to try to kill funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and the first to target the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities as well.
"18.03.2017 23:18:40" apnews.com Young Americans: Most see Trump as illegitimate president WASHINGTON (AP) — Jermaine Anderson keeps going back to the same memory of Donald Trump, then a candidate for president of the United States, referring to some Mexican immigrants Overall, just 22 percent of young adults approve of the job he is doing as president, while 62 percent disapprove.
"18.03.2017 19:01:42" apnews.com Trump wants to build 30-foot-high wall at Mexican border WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration wants to build a 30-foot-high border wall that looks good from the north side and is difficult to climb or cut through, according to a p The government will award a contract based on 30-foot-wide sample walls that are to be built in San Diego
"18.03.2017 17:31:04" apnews.com Disarmingly warm Gorsuch loves 'cold neutrality' of law WASHINGTON (AP) — It's poker night in a row house on Cranham Street, Oxford, England, and Neil Gorsuch, studying for yet another degree, is feeling down. His housemates decide tha Who is Neil Gorsuch?
"18.03.2017 16:02:33" apnews.com Republicans at odds over how to overhaul Medicaid WASHINGTON (AP) — The House GOP health care bill has competition from other Republicans, a group of governors who've made their own proposal about how to overhaul Medicaid for low The future of Medicaid could become a pivotal issue as the health care debate moves to the Senate.
"18.03.2017 14:01:30" apnews.com How a school bomb-scare case sparked a media vs. FBI fight WASHINGTON (AP) — The young hacker was told in no uncertain terms: You are safe with me.
"I am not trying to find out your true identity," AP journalist Norm Weather The AP has drawn on hundreds of pages of records and interviews to tell the story of how a computer-savvy sophomore's end-of-year prank escalated into a confrontation between the Justice Department and the media.
"18.03.2017 12:01:19" bigstory.ap.org This week in odd news: Gold trove stashed inside a piano, Pastor finds a 706-carat diamond; Zoo's Dr. Ruth encourages amorous amphibians; Women brawl over shoveled parking spot UK authorities seek owner of gold trove stashed inside piano (Portable Antiquities Scheme/Trustees of the British Museum/Peter Reavill via AP) LONDON (AP) _ British officials are trying to trace the owner of a trove of gold… Best weird AP news: Officials seek the owner of a trove of gold coins found inside a piano; Pastor discovers 706-carat diamond in village; Teen finds a 7.44 carat diamond in Arkansas; Zoo wants Dr. Ruth (not THAT Dr. Ruth) to encourage amorous amphibians.
"18.03.2017 10:55:04" apnews.com King's Iowa district shrugs off racially charged comments CARROLL, Iowa (AP) — Outside his rural congressional district stretching over 39 Iowa counties, conservative U.S. Rep. Steve King's stream of inflammatory comments generate outrag "That's just Steve being Steve. He doesn't pull any punches."
"18.03.2017 09:00:19" apnews.com Blasphemy charges create climate of fear for Pakistani media ISLAMABAD (AP) — Ahmad Waqas Goraya couldn't see anything through the black hood, but he could hear the screams.
A Pakistani blogger with a penchant for criticizing Analysts and social media monitors say Pakistan is using a blasphemy law to silence critics.
"18.03.2017 07:00:08" apnews.com Hillary Clinton says she's 'ready to come out of the woods' SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — Hillary Clinton said Friday she's "ready to come out of the woods" and help Americans find common ground.
Clinton's gradual return to the public Clinton's gradual return to the public spotlight following her presidential election loss is continuing.
"18.03.2017 05:00:07" apnews.com Telecom policy tilts in favor of industry under Trump's FCC NEW YORK (AP) — Trumpism is slowly taking hold on your phone and computer, as newly installed federal regulators begin chipping away at hard-fought protections on privacy and comp The Trump administration is firing the first shots in what could turn into a full-fledged war over the Obama-era "net neutrality" rules.
"18.03.2017 00:30:22" apnews.com Israeli tech firms revving up engines for self-driving cars JERUSALEM (AP) — As the world moves toward an era of self-driving cars, Israel is positioning itself to be the Detroit of the future.
The country has emerged as a gl "In the last 12 months, the global interest is rising more and more... Everyone is looking for the next Mobileye."
"17.03.2017 23:30:25" apnews.com Soda tax stakes escalate in pivotal Philadelphia fight PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Less than three months into Philadelphia's new tax on sweetened drinks, the stakes have escalated: Beverage makers say the measure is hurting sales so much the While officials touted it as a way to raise money for pre-K education _ not as a health measure as in other cities _ some advocates also hail it as a way to fight sugary drink consumption and obesity.
"17.03.2017 22:30:26" apnews.com In new recruitment ads Marines shown as good citizens SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Marine Corps no longer needs just a "Few Good Men" as it looks to diversify. The elite force — embroiled in a scandal of online nude photo sharing ̵ "It focuses on what we believe is the irreducible essence of a Marine _ which is the fighting spirit," said Lt. Col. John Caldwell.
"17.03.2017 21:54:40" apnews.com Running for president? Some states want tax returns public HONOLULU (AP) — Lawmakers in nearly half the states want to add a requirement for presidential candidates: Show us your tax returns.
The issue has dogged President D Bills introduced in two dozen states seek to pressure presidential candidates into releasing copies of their tax returns, an issue that has dogged President Donald Trump.
"17.03.2017 17:06:08" apnews.com Trump welcomes Merkel to White House for high stakes visit WASHINGTON (AP) — It was all smiles as President Donald Trump welcomed German Chancellor Angela Merkel to the White House on Friday, their first personal encounter since he freque Their agenda included discussions on strengthening NATO, fighting the Islamic State group and resolving Ukraine's conflict.
"17.03.2017 17:02:05" AP Health & Science "The average middle-aged Tsimane has arteries that are about 28 years younger than those of Westerners."
"17.03.2017 16:19:15" Holi Festival Revelers throw colorful powders and dyed water at one another in this #360video as they celebrate Holi, a Hindu festival that marks the end of winter. See photos here: http://apne.ws/2mXrtVD
"17.03.2017 13:31:47" apnews.com Cholesterol drug cuts heart risks, spurs new debate on cost A long-acting cholesterol medicine cut the risk of having a heart attack or some other serious problems by 15 to 20 percent in a big study that's likely to spur fresh debate about what "It's an expensive, expensive drug," a 74-year-old Florida woman said. "You have to make some real decisions about whether to stay on it."
"17.03.2017 08:58:49" apnews.com AP Analysis: In Asia, Tillerson ponders US-N. Korea reboot TOKYO (AP) — Back in 1976, all it took to bring the Korean Peninsula back to the brink of a war was a brawl over an attempt to trim a poplar tree. That escalated quickly into the The DMZ that divides the Koreas is one of the most volatile strips of Cold War-style weirdness left on the planet. And it was weirder than usual today – with Tillerson standing on one side of the demarcation line and North Korean soldiers standing just a
"17.03.2017 08:16:25" apnews.com Long before new hacks, US worried by Russian spying efforts WASHINGTON (AP) — Years before Russian intelligence agencies stood accused of interfering in the U.S. presidential election and of orchestrating a massive Yahoo data breach, there Though allegations of meddling in the political process represent a stunning new flare-up in relations between the two countries, U.S. intelligence agencies for years have been concerned by Russian efforts to infiltrate American society and government.
"17.03.2017 02:58:22" U.S. Army soldiers get down and dirty as they learn to fight and survive in the jungle at a new training school in the Hawaii rainforest. Read our story here: http://apne.ws/2n4VymH
"17.03.2017 02:10:00" Nadia Hanan Madalo, a refugee from Iraq, waited years to be reunited with the rest of her family, who had resettled in California. Read her story here: http://apne.ws/2nLfgB9
"16.03.2017 23:01:45" apnews.com USA gymnastics president resigns amid abuse scandal Steve Penny resigned as president of USA Gymnastics on Thursday following intensified pressure on the organization for its handling of sex abuse cases.
The resignation cam Steve Penny's departure comes after revelations that a doctor who worked with USA Gymnastics had molested athletes for years.
"16.03.2017 20:10:34" apnews.com AP FACT CHECK: Irish slavery a St. Patrick's Day myth DUBLIN (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of Irish people were not transported to the Americas as slaves, despite nearly decade-old claims circulating anew online in the run-up to St. P The claim that hundreds of thousands of Irish people were enslaved in the Americas is based on a thoroughly debunked article.
"16.03.2017 18:02:11" apnews.com NY court asked to determine if chimp is legally a person NEW YORK (AP) — Should a chimpanzee be treated as a person with legal rights? That's what attorney Steven Wise will try to convince a state appeals court in Manhatta Attorney Steven Wise has been trying for years, unsuccessfully, to get courts to grant "habeas corpus" for the chimps.
"16.03.2017 16:33:41" apnews.com In sect that shuns medicine, case against pastor is novel READING, Pa. (AP) — A pastor in a fundamentalist Christian sect that rejects doctors and drugs has been charged in the death of a child — his own granddaughter — from Church members reject modern medicine as a bedrock tenet of their faith, even as some have faced manslaughter charges in child deaths dating back 35 years.
"16.03.2017 07:31:26" apnews.com Refugee family lands in US amid fight over travel ban SAN DIEGO (AP) — Just a week ago, Nadia Hanan Madalo and her family had received news that refugees like them have been waiting to hear: They had seats on a flight bound for the U Given the turmoil surrounding Trump's first executive order, the Iraqi family didn't want to take a chance and managed to get their flight a day earlier.
"16.03.2017 06:31:57" apnews.com Myanmar refugees may be hurt most by Trump resettlement cuts KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Tin, her husband and five children have cleared years of refugee hurdles to come to the U.S.: blood tests, interviews, DNA and fingerprints, backgrou "They sent their missionaries to our country and taught us to be Christians. And now we had to escape. All we want is to be safe."
"16.03.2017 04:16:34" apnews.com Canadian prime minister, Ivanka Trump catch Broadway musical NEW YORK (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau — along with first daughter Ivanka Trump as a guest — welcomed a new musical that celebrates Canadian compassion The musical received a standing ovation, including from Ivanka Trump, who sat beside Trudeau and U.N. ambassador Nikki Haley.
"16.03.2017 02:08:37" AP Health & Science "These women had fairly functional vision prior to the procedure ... and were blinded by the next day."
"15.03.2017 23:29:06" AP Health & Science Some warm-blooded animals got smaller when carbon dioxide levels soared and temperatures spiked in the past, a new study says.
"15.03.2017 22:23:34" apnews.com Trump tax bill would have been slashed by his plans WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump campaigned for the presidency by pledging no tax cuts for the wealthy, but newly leaked pages from his 2005 taxes demonstrate how the wealthiest Ame The most wealthy Americans would benefit highly from President Donald Trump's tax proposals.
"15.03.2017 20:49:39" apnews.com Trump's allies melting away on wiretapping claims WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's explosive allegation that Barack Obama wiretapped his New York skyscraper during the presidential campaign has left him increasingly iso Trump's allies on his wiretapping claims are melting away by @jpaceDC http://apne.ws/2nFTiiW
"15.03.2017 17:32:06" apnews.com APNewsBreak: Sex assault reports up at Navy, Army academies WASHINGTON (AP) — Reports of sexual assaults increased at two of the three military academies last year and an anonymous survey suggests sexual misconduct rose across the board at The new data underscore the challenge in stemming bad behavior by young people at the military college campuses.
"15.03.2017 16:10:23" apnews.com Russian FSB officers, hackers charged in Yahoo breach WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States has announced charges against two Russian security services officers and two hackers, accusing them of a mega data breach at Yahoo that affecte The charges arise from a compromise of Yahoo user accounts that began at least as early as 2014.
"15.03.2017 13:27:37" Timeline Photos A wave colored with dark green algae washes on the beach of Bandar al-Jissah in Oman. It's part of an algae bloom that's more than twice the size of Texas, stretching at times from India to Oman. Scientists say it's one of many algae blooms worldwide that
"15.03.2017 12:00:45" apnews.com Growing algae bloom in Arabian Sea tied to climate change BANDAR AL-ROWDAH, Oman (AP) — The Gulf of Oman turns green twice a year, when an algae bloom the size of Mexico spreads across the Arabian Sea all the way to India. A stinking green mass of algae as big as Mexico has scientists worried that a whole marine ecosystem off the Arabian Peninsula could be at risk.
"15.03.2017 09:07:01" apnews.com Somalis consider piracy again, blaming illegal fishing trade EYL, Somalia (AP) — Struggling to push his small fishing boat out to sea, Hassan Yasin grumbles over what he and other coastal Somalis call a threat to their way of life: harassme "The illegal fishing is a very serious problem. Fishing has declined, equipment was confiscated and they destroyed our livelihoods and properties."
"15.03.2017 07:50:43" apnews.com South Koreans angered after ousted leader leaves dogs behind SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — It was hard to imagine that ousted President Park Geun-hye could get any more unpopular in South Korea — until she moved out of the presidential pa "It seems that Park Geun-hye is a person who entirely lacks empathy, whether it's for humans or for animals."
"15.03.2017 06:32:37" apnews.com North Korea threat looms over US envoy Tillerson's Asia trip TOKYO (AP) — On his first trip to Asia as top U.S. diplomat, Rex Tillerson wants to forge cooperation with Japan, South Korea and China against the nuclear threat from North Korea Pyongyang conducted two nuclear tests and 24 ballistic missile tests last year, deepening concern in Washington that it could soon develop a nuclear-tipped missile capable of reaching the U.S. mainland.
"15.03.2017 05:42:57" apnews.com In Colombia, chaotic capital gets lesson in 'coexistence' BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombians are getting a lesson in manners in the form of a strict 120-page civil code, and nowhere is it causing more angst than in the country's frenetic "The code is a confirmation of the failure of family and school in the correct education of Colombians."
"15.03.2017 02:18:17" apnews.com White House releases 2005 Trump tax info ahead of TV report WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House said Tuesday that President Donald Trump made more than $150 million in income in 2005 and paid $38 million in income taxes that year. The White House's release was an attempt to push back as MSNBC host Rachel Maddow announced she'd obtained part of President Trump's 2005 tax return.
"15.03.2017 01:04:47" apnews.com It's a congressional road trip _ and stab at bipartisanship WASHINGTON (AP) — It's a congressional road trip — and a stab at bipartisanship.
Two Texas congressmen — a Democrat and a Republican — are livestre Two Texas congressmen, a Republican and a Democrat, are livestreaming their 1,600 mile drive to Washington, D.C. - and taking questions.
"14.03.2017 17:13:44" AP Health & Science Loud noise from rock concerts, bars and power tools may damage our ears in a way that does not show up in standard hearing tests, scientists say.
"14.03.2017 17:05:27" AP Health & Science How well can you understand conversation in a noisy background like a loud restaurant or rock concert? Try this hearing exercise to find out: http://apne.ws/2n6tsIg
"14.03.2017 17:02:16" apnews.com City sues drugmaker for letting OxyContin flood black market EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — As deaths from painkillers and heroin abuse spiked and street crimes increased, the mayor of Everett took major steps to tackle the opioid epidemic devastati "Our community has been significantly damaged, and we need to be made whole," said Mayor Ray Stephanson.
"14.03.2017 16:03:56" apnews.com Storm clobbers the Northeast after weeks of mild weather NEW YORK (AP) — A sloppy late-season storm lashed the Northeast with sleet and more than a foot of snow in some places Tuesday, paralyzing much of the Washington-to-Boston corrido The powerful nor'easter grounded more than 6,000 flights, knocked out power to over 180,000 customers from Virginia northward and closed schools in cities big and small.
"14.03.2017 15:02:39" Timeline Photos Perched in Cairo's Moqattam hills, the inhabitants of Manshiyat Nasser, mostly Coptic Christians, have served as a workaround for the capital's lack of formal trash collection for the past 70 years. They collect the garbage of Cairo's residents in a