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"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
"14.03.2017 11:00:48" apnews.com S. Korea women's school movement seen as root of Park ouster SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — When the Constitutional Court removed President Park Geun-hye from office last week, there were waves of social media messages thanking students at one S "Ewha protests were the key to the impeachment," said Lee Taek-Gwang, a professor of cultural studies at South Korea's Kyunghee University.
"14.03.2017 10:00:29" apnews.com African governments learn to block the internet, but at cost KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The mysterious Facebook blogger kept dishing up alleged government secrets. One day it was a shadowy faction looting cash from Uganda's presidential palace Since 2015 about a dozen African countries have had wide-ranging internet shutdowns, often during elections.
"14.03.2017 09:00:10" apnews.com Kashmir ex-rebels, families live stateless in their own home KREERI, India (AP) — After former fighter Syed Bashir Bukhari gave up the rebellion against Indian rule in his home territory of Kashmir, he faced trouble.
His famil "This is no life here" - the latest generation caught up in a violent conflict that has dominated Kashmiri life since 1947.
"14.03.2017 08:02:59" apnews.com In Mosul, a heavy but not crushing blow to Islamic State MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi troops have surrounded western Mosul and military leaders vow it's only a matter of time until they crush the last major stand of the Islamic State group "They know they will lose Mosul, but they want this to be a hard fight," said Maj. Saif Ali, a commander in the Iraqi special forces on the front lines.
"14.03.2017 07:00:06" apnews.com Flights scrapped, schools closed as Nor'easter lashes region NEW YORK (AP) — A powerful nor'easter is beginning to lash the mid-Atlantic and the Northeast prompting flight cancellations, school closures and warnings from city and state offi The National Weather Service issued blizzard warnings for parts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine.
"14.03.2017 06:03:50" apnews.com US applications for New Zealand citizenship jump 70 percent WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — It's one thing to talk about changing allegiance to another country when a new president is elected. It's another thing to go ahead and do it. New Zealand's Department of Internal Affairs said that in the two days after the U.S. election in November, the number of Americans who visited its website to find out about citizenship was up more than tenfold.
"14.03.2017 04:51:37" apnews.com In sensation of 'Get Out,' hints of a Trump-effect NEW YORK (AP) — There have been monster gorillas and sharp-clawed superheroes at the box office this month, but the biggest beast of them all has been Jordan Peele's $4.5 million, In some ways, "Get Out" _ where deep and violent racism is papered over by smiles and protests of liberal enlightenment _ suggests the movie theater is already a different place since before Donald Trump's presidency.
"14.03.2017 02:04:14" AP Health & Science "A lot of times people may not realize when they crossed the county line."
"14.03.2017 01:31:31" apnews.com Congress' analyst: Millions to lose coverage under GOP bill WASHINGTON (AP) — Fourteen million Americans would lose coverage next year under House Republican legislation remaking the nation's health care system, and that number would ballo By 2026, some 24 million would lose health coverage under the GOP's proposal.
"13.03.2017 22:14:38" AP Health & Science New research shows Canadians with cystic fibrosis have about a 10-year survival advantage over Americans with the same genetic disease, suggesting access to lung transplants and health insurance may play a role.
"13.03.2017 16:45:25" apnews.com Intel drops $15B on Mobileye in race for a driverless future DETROIT (AP) — Intel will buy Israel's Mobileye in a deal valued at about $15 billion, instantly propelling the computer chip and technology giant to the forefront of autonomous v "This acquisition essentially merges the intelligent eyes of the autonomous car with the intelligent brain that actually drives the car."
"13.03.2017 15:08:42" apnews.com Lefties, techies long at odds in SF, team up against Trump SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Before Donald Trump's election, Laurence Berland viewed political protest as a sort of curiosity. He was in a good place to see it: San Francisco's Mission Di For years, these two strands of liberal America have been at each other's throats.
"13.03.2017 13:58:56" Timeline Photos Women and children gather around a fire at a camp in Qardho, Somalia, for people displaced by drought in this #360Photo by Ben Curtis. Full story: http://apne.ws/2miVmfJ
"13.03.2017 13:11:48" apnews.com AP Exclusive: Under radar, Florida spent $240M on lawyers TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Gov. Rick Scott and other top Florida Republicans frequently complain about government spending, but they have quietly spent more than $237 million on pri "A quarter of a billion dollars is a gosh lot of money," said Dominic Calabro, president of Florida TaxWatch, a business-backed group that scrutinizes state spending.
"13.03.2017 12:08:53" apnews.com Merkel and Trump: Opposing styles with common interests BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel heads to Washington on Monday ahead of her first meeting with President Donald Trump. The encounter between the trained physicist and In Merkel's 12 years as chancellor she worked well with both Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, and she's also demonstrated that she won't be pushed around.
"13.03.2017 11:00:02" apnews.com Fueled by Trump opponents, Maddow's popularity rises NEW YORK (AP) — Rachel Maddow can trace the mood of her audience by looking at the ratings.
Her MSNBC show's viewership sank like a stone in the weeks following Dona MSNBC's Rachel Maddow has emerged as the favorite cable news host for presidential resistors in the opening days of the Trump administration.
"13.03.2017 09:39:09" apnews.com Republicans brace for downbeat CBO analysis of health bill WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans pushing a plan to dismantle Barack Obama's health care law are bracing for a Congressional Budget Office analysis widely expected to conclude that fe President Trump has promised "insurance for everybody." But a government analysis is expected to show that the GOP's health care bill doesn't accomplish that.
"13.03.2017 07:42:01" apnews.com Don't tell your boss: How to stream March Madness tournament NEW YORK (AP) — The 67-game March Madness basketball tournament begins Tuesday, with many games taking place during the day when you're, ahem, supposed to be working. Stuck in the office for the Big Dance? You'll be happy to hear that all the games will be available online.
"13.03.2017 06:30:11" apnews.com AP's legendary 'Napalm Girl' photographer Nick Ut to retire LOS ANGELES (AP) — It would seem all but impossible to sum up one of the most distinguished careers in photojournalism in only four words, but that's just what Nick Ut does when h "That picture changed my life."
"13.03.2017 05:21:00" apnews.com Out of prison, then back in? Unique plan aims to break cycle BOSTON (AP) — Tykeam Jackson's mellow voice and warm smile give little hint of how the 21-year-old spent his youth: in and out of juvenile detention and jails, leading a life in B An unusual nonprofit in Boston is seeking to steer hundreds of high-risk young men away from a return behind bars.
"13.03.2017 04:25:05" apnews.com Who and why, twin mysteries behind leak of CIA's cybertools WASHINGTON (AP) — It's not just who did it, but why.
WikiLeaks' release of nearly 8,000 documents that purportedly reveal secrets about the CIA's tools for breaking WikiLeaks' release of documents purportedly revealing CIA secrets has given rise to multiple theories about who stole them.
"13.03.2017 02:04:04" apnews.com Villanova gets top seed in NCAA Tournament; Syracuse out For pure drama, best wait 'til the shots start flying.
For sheer excitement, Selection Sunday belonged to Northwestern.
Though it was no surprise when that s Kansas, North Carolina and Gonzaga join the defending national champions on the No. 1 line for the NCAA Tournament.
"13.03.2017 01:34:08" apnews.com Scientists race to prevent wipeout of world's coral reefs SOUTH ARI ATOLL, Maldives (AP) — There were startling colors here just a year ago, a dazzling array of life beneath the waves. Now this Maldivian reef is dead, killed by the stres "This isn't something that's going to happen 100 years from now. We're losing them right now."
"13.03.2017 00:42:20" apnews.com Man alleges Detroit police framed him for 1992 slaying DETROIT (AP) — Thumbing through a law journal, Desmond Ricks recognized the name of a gun expert whose testimony had helped convict him of murder in 1992. The Detroit man wrote a "I was in the wrong place at the wrong time. I had nothing to do with this... They switched the bullets on me."
"12.03.2017 22:04:00" apnews.com Mexico OKs new Trump trademarks for hotels and tourism MEXICO CITY (AP) — On Feb. 19, 2016, at a campaign rally in North Charleston, South Carolina, then-candidate Donald Trump gave a stump speech in which he railed against American j "What I find striking is that these guys were thinking about doing business in Mexico while they were trashing Mexico on the campaign trail."
"12.03.2017 18:46:22" apnews.com Teaching Trump: Should teachers offer up their own politics? NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — Teaching current events in the age of Donald Trump has become fraught with peril for some educators who have interjected their personal political belief Teaching current events means some discussion of opinions in the classroom - but school policies about how or whether teachers should express their beliefs varies.
"12.03.2017 18:03:21" apnews.com Fearful immigrants are offered anti-deportation training NEW YORK (AP) — Don't open the front door if immigration officials knock. If you are taken into custody, tell them your name and nothing else. Definitely don't sign anything. "Know your rights" training sessions aim to ensure that immigrants in the US illegally don't unwittingly make their situation worse if authorities come to their door.
"12.03.2017 16:20:21" apnews.com How to avoid paying too much for your student loan Student loans can be expensive, but a few preventative steps can help avoid unnecessary costs.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau recently issued a warning to consum Finding and fixing incorrect information on your account can save hundreds of dollars on your student loan.
"12.03.2017 12:01:12" bigstory.ap.org This week in odd news: Boy throws fit meeting Queen Elizabeth II; Lawyer's pants set ablaze in arson case; Hey umpire, whattayou, drunk? Cops say yes Boy, 2, throws tantrum during encounter with Queen Elizabeth (Toby Melville/Pool Via AP) LONDON (AP) _ A 2-year-old boy in England wasn't very impressed with a chance to meet Queen Elizabeth and showed it by throwing a tantrum… Best weird AP news: Royal tantrum! Boy throws fit meeting Queen Elizabeth II; Florida defense attorney is feeling the heat after his pants caught fire as he delivered closing arguments in an arson case; Authorities are mystified as to why a 5-foot-long
"12.03.2017 10:00:22" apnews.com House committee wants evidence for Trump's wiretap claim WASHINGTON (AP) — The House intelligence committee is asking the Trump administration for evidence that the phones at Trump Tower were tapped during the campaign as its namesake h "We should be able to determine in fairly short order whether this allegation is true or false."
"12.03.2017 08:00:13" apnews.com Libya's deepening split finds battleground at oil terminals CAIRO (AP) — Hundreds if not thousands of armed men are converging on Libya's main oil shipping terminals, which the rival powers in the country's east and west are fighting to co The death toll is rising in fighting by rival factions who want to control Libya's main oil terminals.
"12.03.2017 07:14:20" apnews.com Israel soars at World Baseball Classic, and a nation shrugs JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel is the big surprise of the World Baseball Classic, upsetting three teams, generating buzz and offering a mascot like no other — "The Mensch on the Be In Israel, soccer and basketball reign. So the country's success at the World Baseball Classic isn't causing much of a stir back home.
"12.03.2017 04:59:12" apnews.com Test meant to screen teachers instead weeded out minorities NEW YORK (AP) — New York state is poised to scrap a literacy test for people trying to become teachers, in part because an outsized percentage of black and Hispanic candidates wer "Having a white workforce really doesn't match our student body anymore."
"12.03.2017 01:08:56" apnews.com Now-fired Preet Bharara boasts of 'absolute independence' NEW YORK (AP) — A Manhattan federal prosecutor who says "absolute independence" was his touchstone for over seven years as he battled public corruption announced he was fired Satu "I did not resign. Moments ago I was fired."
"11.03.2017 18:32:48" apnews.com Cardboard boxes as cribs? Safety sleep program expands TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Cardboard boxes certainly aren't new technology. But when they're linked to a practice that started in Finland decades ago to help babies sleep safely, they'r
"11.03.2017 17:01:46" apnews.com GOP acts fast on health care, aims to avoid ire Dems faced WASHINGTON (AP) — It took former President Barack Obama and his Democrats more than a year to pass the Affordable Care Act, a slow and painstaking process that allowed plenty of t "We offered it up in June. We ran on it all through the election. And now we've translated it into legislation," House Speaker Paul Ryan said.
"11.03.2017 15:01:53" apnews.com Gorsuch has ruled for police, and suspects, in crime cases WASHINGTON (AP) — Judge Neil Gorsuch wasn't convinced that a teenager who made burping sounds in a classroom should be arrested, handcuffed and taken to juvenile detention in a po "He is likely to read federal criminal laws narrowly," Adam Winkler, a law professor at UCLA School of Law said.
"11.03.2017 13:01:36" bigstory.ap.org This week in odd news: Cat clings under semi for 400 miles; Police find calves inside a car; Teen gets size-28 shoes; Student shows off juggling skills to police Driver reunited with cat that clung under semi for 400 miles Short caption. (AP Photo/Photographer) ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) _ A long-haul semitrailer driver from Minnesota says he felt like a "bad cat dad" when he had to leave… Best weird AP news: California police find 2 calves crammed inside car; Driver reunited with cat that clung under semi for 400 miles; Michigan teen gets size-28 shoes, thanks to 3-D printer; 13-foot alligator pulled from swimming zone; College student
"11.03.2017 11:00:28" apnews.com Melania Trump begins to embrace new role as first lady WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump's invitation for high-powered women to join her at the White House was about more than the lunch they would eat, or the stated purpose of honoring A recent event at the White House attended by a number of prominent women marked a "coming out" for the first lady.
"11.03.2017 09:00:14" apnews.com Trauma to lives, economy from tsunami persists 6 years on TOKYO (AP) — Six years ago, more than 18,000 people died or went missing as a tsunami triggered by a massive quake engulfed coastal areas of northeastern Japan. Tens of thousands Rebuilding of many towns devastated by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami is still ongoing as Japan marks the anniversary of the disaster.
"11.03.2017 07:00:27" apnews.com Headlines over Amal Clooney 'baby bump' earn backlash NEW YORK (AP) — Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney, who represents victims of rape and kidnappings by members of the Islamic State group, urged a United Nations meeting to step up t Some media outlets treated Amal Clooney's speech to the U.N. as an afterthought. Criticism came quickly.
"11.03.2017 04:59:11" apnews.com Driver-optional cars: Once-reluctant California opens a road LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cars with no steering wheel, no pedals and nobody at all inside could be driving themselves on California roads by the end of the year, under proposed state rul California, the longtime cultural trendsetter, is taking a big step toward driverless cars.
"11.03.2017 03:01:06" apnews.com UN says world faces largest humanitarian crisis since 1945 UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The world faces the largest humanitarian crisis since the United Nations was founded in 1945 with more than 20 million people in four countries facing starva The UN's humanitarian chief says the long-lasting effects of the crisis reach beyond deaths from famine - it could also keep children from school and reverse key economic gains.
"11.03.2017 00:28:07" apnews.com Ex-players say NFL teams' use of painkillers broke drug laws Documents unsealed in a lawsuit by 1,800 former NFL players provide a behind-the-scenes glimpse at how team and league medical personnel plied players with powerful painkillers for year Recently unsealed documents appear to show a cavalier attitude toward the storage, transport and distribution of controlled substances on the part of team employees.
"10.03.2017 20:01:50" apnews.com Church cops? Congregation eyes its own unusual police force BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Briarwood Presbyterian Church already has more than 4,000 members, two private schools and its own radio station. And if administrators have their way, the "I've never even heard of this," said an assistant professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City.
"10.03.2017 18:45:20" apnews.com Trump transition knew Flynn might register as foreign agent WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawyers for retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn told President Donald Trump's transition team that Flynn might need to register with the Justice Department as a forei The new details follow remarks by Vice President Mike Pence, who said he was unaware of Flynn's foreign agent work until this week.
"10.03.2017 17:01:47" apnews.com Archeologists in Egypt discover massive statue in Cairo slum CAIRO (AP) — Archeologists in Egypt discovered a massive statue in a Cairo slum that may be of pharaoh Ramses II, one of the country's most famous ancient rulers.
Th Egyptologist Khaled Nabil Osman said the statue was an "impressive find" and the area is likely full of other buried antiquities.
"10.03.2017 15:31:29" apnews.com 'Fat bikes' allow cyclists to conquer winter snow PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Gone are the days when cyclists had to put away their bikes for the winter. These days, hard-core riders are staying outdoors year round thanks to "fat bike Fat bikes represent the first major bicycle trend in several decades.
"10.03.2017 14:43:51" AP Health & Science First-year medical residents can work up to 24 hours straight under new extended limits to take effect this summer.
"10.03.2017 14:01:48" apnews.com Europe on Edge: Immigration fears boost Dutch far right THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — That Duindorp has no immigrant community to speak of is part of its charm for Willem van Vliet, who runs the "Willem and Toet" fish bar in the neighb "We lost our country." Such views make this corner of the Netherlands one of the epicenters for the disruptive wave of populism sweeping across Europe.
"10.03.2017 08:41:17" apnews.com Korean judge hair rollers seen as sign of hardworking women SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — When the judge who oversaw the ouster of South Korea's president went to work Friday with two pink plastic hair rollers still attached to the back of her The hair rollers, which the judge was apparently unaware of as she entered her office, topped the list of most searched keywords on South Korea's most-visited web portal at one point.
"10.03.2017 06:14:54" apnews.com Analysis: US troop increase risks tangling in Syria's war BEIRUT (AP) — Rolling around 200 Marines backed with howitzers into northern Syria, the United States is shifting from working quietly behind the scenes in Syria's conflict, turni The latest deployment widens America's footprint in a highly toxic and bloody battlefield, with U.S. credibility and prestige on the line.
"10.03.2017 06:01:46" youtube.com Raw: Protesters Clash With Police After Park Removed Supporters of ousted South Korean President Park Geun-hye clashed with police in Seoul, after an eight-judge panel removed Park from office. At least two pro... RAW VIDEO: Protesters clash with police in Seoul after South Korean President Park Geun-hye's removal from office.
"10.03.2017 03:15:58" bigstory.ap.org South Korean court decision formally ends president's rule SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — In a historic ruling Friday, South Korea's Constitutional Court formally removed impeached President Park Geun-hye from office over a corruption scandal that has plunged the country into political… The ruling by the eight-member panel opens her up to possible criminal proceedings, and makes her South Korea's first democratically elected leader to be removed from office.
"09.03.2017 23:01:22" AP Health & Science The Republican bill calls for the elimination of a $1 billion-a-year fund created for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention by the Affordable Care Act in 2010.
"09.03.2017 22:00:47" apnews.com Pope open to studying ordination of married men as priests BERLIN (AP) — Pope Francis says the church must study whether it's possible to ordain married men to minister in remote communities facing priest shortages.
In an in "We must consider if viri probati is a possibility. Then we must determine what tasks they can perform, for example, in remote communities."
"09.03.2017 21:04:05" apnews.com Deported US vets in Mexico hope for return under Trump govt TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — After manning a machine gun on a combat helicopter as a U.S. Marine during the liberation of Kuwait, Antonio Romo came back to the United States traumatized "President Donald Trump has said that he supports veterans, but ... We are Mexicans. ... I don't know."
"09.03.2017 20:34:19" AP Health & Science "I think as awareness increases, the cases will start to show up more." The new AP Health & Science Facebook page hits the ground running with a story about Zika and heart problems.
"09.03.2017 17:55:39" National People's Congress Visit Beijing's Great Hall of the People for the annual session of the National People's Congress in this #360Video. Read more here: http://apne.ws/2m6Z90d
"09.03.2017 16:01:51" apnews.com WikiLeaks: We'll work with tech firms to defeat CIA hacking PARIS (AP) — WikiLeaks will work with technology companies to help defend them against the Central Intelligence Agency's hacking tools, founder Julian Assange said Thursday, an ap "We have decided to work with them, to give them some exclusive access to some of the technical details we have, so that fixes can be pushed out," Assange said.
"09.03.2017 12:39:25" apnews.com China says it followed law in approving 38 Trump trademarks SHANGHAI (AP) — China on Thursday defended its handling of 38 trademarks it recently approved provisionally for President Donald Trump, saying it followed the law in processing th Beijing said authorities handle all trademark applications "in accordance with the law and regulation," while US Democrats in Congress were critical of Trump.
"09.03.2017 11:10:03" apnews.com A look at S. Korea looming presidential impeachment verdict SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Park Geun-hye finds out Friday whether a court will remove her from office over a corruption scandal or allow her to complete her What are the possible consequences of both potential decisions ahead of the Constitutional Court's ruling on President Park?
"09.03.2017 10:42:48" apnews.com Hawaii becomes 1st state to sue over Trump's new travel ban HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii has become the first state to file a lawsuit against President Donald Trump's revised travel ban, saying the order will harm its Muslim population, tourism "Hawaii is special in that it has always been non-discriminatory in both its history and constitution."
"09.03.2017 08:39:04" apnews.com From grave to lab, she throws science, passion at cold cases TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Dr. Erin Kimmerle stands at the head of an open, watery grave and peers down.
It's a sweltering fall day in Tampa, and here's what she knows about Dr. Erin Kimmerle, a former U.N. International Criminal Tribunal investigator, might be the only chance for justice for a woman who was buried in a pauper's grave in Florida without investigation into her death or family to identify her.
"09.03.2017 02:52:51" apnews.com AP PHOTOS: On Women's Day, many rally, skip work, wear red PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Many American women have observed International Women's Day by staying home from work, joining rallies or wearing red to show how vital they are to the economy Women join rallies, wear red and stay home from work amid Day Without a Woman protest, part of International Women's Day.
"08.03.2017 23:30:24" apnews.com Probe sought after AP report on church abuse allegations A district attorney has asked the state to investigate two assistant prosecutors after an Associated Press story that quoted former congregants of a North Carolina church as saying the The AP story cited nine former Word of Faith members who said Frank Webster and Chris Back provided legal advice, helped at strategy sessions and participated in a mock trial for four congregants charged with harassing a former member.
"08.03.2017 23:00:44" Female artists in Rio de Janeiro promote women's rights through their painting and graffiti. Read the full story here: http://apne.ws/2n04cE0
"08.03.2017 22:31:11" apnews.com Caveman menu: Woolly rhino in Belgium, mushrooms in Spain WASHINGTON (AP) — Eating like a caveman meant chowing down on woolly rhinos and sheep in Belgium, but munching on mushrooms, pine nuts and moss in Spain. It all depended on where Scientists got a sneak peek into the kitchen of three Neanderthals by scraping off the plaque stuck on their teeth and examining the DNA.
"08.03.2017 21:38:42" Timeline Photos Step into the first e-sports arena in Las Vegas for a Halo world championship qualifier in this #360Photo. Read more here: http://apne.ws/2mmtmeu
"08.03.2017 21:21:04" apnews.com Scarred survivors inspire Italy to fight domestic violence ROME (AP) — Lucia Annibali's face was rebuilt for the price of atrocious pain and 18 surgeries after an acid attack ordered by her ex-boyfriend corroded her eyelids, cheeks and fo Italy recorded 108 gender-motivated murders of women, sometimes referred to as "femicide," last year, 111 in 2015 and 117 in 2014, according to state police statistics.
"08.03.2017 20:02:07" apnews.com In her words: Casey Anthony talks to AP about Caylee's death WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Casey Anthony — the Florida woman accused, then acquitted, of killing her 2-year-old daughter — spoke with The Associated Press five times "Lying to the cops. People lie to the cops every day. Cops lie to people every day; I'm just one of the unfortunate idiots who admitted that they lied. "
"08.03.2017 19:01:53" apnews.com Caveman menu: Woolly rhino in Belgium, mushrooms in Spain WASHINGTON (AP) — Eating like a caveman meant chowing down on woolly rhinos and sheep in Belgium, but munching on mushrooms, pine nuts and moss in Spain. It all depended on where "I do wonder what rhino tastes like."
"08.03.2017 18:05:43" apnews.com Women go on strike in US to show their economic clout PHILADELPHIA (AP) — American women stayed home from work, zipped up their wallets, wore red and joined rallies across the country to demonstrate their economic clout Wednesday as "I have bills to pay, but I wanted to make my voice heard, no matter how quiet."
"08.03.2017 17:00:49" apnews.com Rubble and ash in Mosul museum retaken from Islamic State MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — The antiquities museum in the Iraqi city of Mosul is in ruins, with exhibition halls housing piles of rubble and the basement filled with ankle-deep drifts of a Associated Press reporters saw the jagged remains of what appeared to have been an ancient Assyrian bull statue and fragments from cuneiform tablets.
"08.03.2017 15:02:13" apnews.com WikiLeaks CIA files: Are they real and are they a risk? WASHINGTON (AP) — WikiLeaks has published thousands of documents that the anti-secrecy organization said were classified files revealing scores of secrets about CIA hacking tools Where do these Wikileaks documents come from? Are they legitimate? What do they contain?
"08.03.2017 13:43:14" apnews.com Pot for pets: Owners treat sick animals with cannabis SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Michael Fasman's 12-year-old dog, Hudson, limps from pain caused by arthritis and an amputated toe, but Fasman doesn't want to give her painkillers because "t "We think it's really lifted her spirits and made her a happier dog."
"08.03.2017 11:31:53" apnews.com China grants preliminary approval to 38 new Trump trademarks SHANGHAI (AP) — China has granted preliminary approval for 38 new Trump trademarks, paving the way for President Donald Trump and his family to develop a host of branded businesse Trump's lawyers in China applied for the marks in April 2016, as Trump railed against China at campaign rallies, accusing it of currency manipulation and stealing U.S. jobs.
"08.03.2017 07:33:39" apnews.com 10 years gone: No word of ex-FBI man lost in Iran on CIA job DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Ten years after a former FBI agent working on an unauthorized CIA mission disappeared in Iran, his family hopes U.S. President Donald Trump will "We believe people can survive 10 years under any circumstances. In the worst places, people survive. We know Bob (Levinson) is alive."
"07.03.2017 23:51:23" apnews.com Nike unveils hijab for Muslim athletes BEAVERTON, Ore. (AP) — Nike has unveiled a hijab for Muslim female athletes.
The Nike Pro Hijab has been in development for a year, the company said. Athletes contri "Can't believe this is finally here!!"
"07.03.2017 22:57:50" apnews.com WikiLeaks: CIA has targeted everyday gadgets for snooping NEW YORK (AP) — Maybe the CIA is spying on you through your television set after all.
Documents released by WikiLeaks allege a CIA surveillance program that targets Could your car be spying on you?
"07.03.2017 21:08:58" apnews.com 'A nightmare:' UN chief urges help for Somalia hunger crisis BAIDOA, Somalia (AP) — Visibly shocked by the suffering of malnourished Somalis and cholera victims during an emergency visit, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday u "Every single person we have seen is a personal story of tremendous suffering. There is no way to describe it."
"07.03.2017 19:31:36" apnews.com Bacon, soda & too few nuts tied to big portion of US deaths CHICAGO (AP) — Gorging on bacon, skimping on nuts? These are among food habits that new research links with deaths from heart disease, strokes and diabetes.
Overeati 'Bad' foods or nutrients that were over-eaten include salt and salty foods; processed meats including bacon, bologna and hot dogs; red meat including steaks and hamburgers; and sugary drinks.
"07.03.2017 18:31:37" apnews.com Fewer heavy Americans are trying to lose weight, study finds CHICAGO (AP) — Fewer overweight Americans have been trying to lose weight in recent years, and researchers wonder if fat acceptance could be among the reasons.
The t "As more people around us are getting heavier, we simply believe we are fine, and no need to do anything with it."
"07.03.2017 17:02:24" apnews.com WikiLeaks publishes CIA trove alleging wide scale hacking WASHINGTON (AP) — WikiLeaks on Tuesday published thousands of documents purportedly taken from the Central Intelligence Agency's Center for Cyber Intelligence, a dramatic release If the authenticity of the documents is officially confirmed, it would represent yet another catastrophic breach for the U.S. intelligence community.
"07.03.2017 16:52:10" Timeline Photos Villagers fill water containers in Kenya near the Ethiopian border during a drought, in this #360photo by Ben Curtis. Read more here: http://apne.ws/2lTowSk
"07.03.2017 16:03:03" youtube.com Trump Surprises First White House Tour Visitors President Donald Trump surprised a group of visitors Tuesday morning on the first day the White House was open for tours since he became president. (March 7)... President Trump surprises a group of visitors on a tour of the White House.
"07.03.2017 14:07:23" apnews.com George Michael died of natural causes, British coroner says LONDON (AP) — George Michael died of natural causes as the result of heart disease and a fatty liver, a British coroner said Tuesday.
Darren Salter, senior coroner f A coroner said the singer died of "dilated cardiomyopathy with myocarditis and fatty liver."
"07.03.2017 10:55:57" apnews.com AP Explains: Why anti-missile system tricky issue for Seoul SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — As South Korea begins the deployment of an advanced U.S. anti-missile system that it says will allow it to better cope with North Korean threats, the rea The plan to deploy the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense system, or THAAD, has angered not only North Korea, but also China, South Korea's largest trade partner, which considers the system a security threat.
"07.03.2017 09:00:35" apnews.com APNewsBreak: For 1st time, Casey Anthony speaks about case WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Casey Anthony knows that much of the world believes she killed her 2-year-old daughter, despite her acquittal. But nearly nine years later, she insist My sentence was doled out long before there was a verdict. Sentence first, verdict afterward. People found me guilty long before I had my day in court."
"07.03.2017 06:14:24" apnews.com Report: Syrian children suffering 'toxic stress' BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian children show symptoms of "toxic stress" and are attempting self-harm and suicide in response to prolonged exposure to war, according to a report released on "After six years of war, we are at a tipping point, after which the impact on children's formative years and childhood development may be so great that the damage could be permanent and irreversible.”
"07.03.2017 01:11:49" apnews.com House GOP releases bill replacing Obama health care overhaul WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans on Monday released their long-awaited plan for unraveling former President Barack Obama's health care law, a package that would scale back the The House proposal could result in fewer people being insured.
"07.03.2017 00:29:10" apnews.com Ben Carson compares slavery to immigration to America WASHINGTON (AP) — Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson on Monday compared slavery to immigration in the United States, a view that experts on slavery called inaccura "There were other immigrants who came here on the bottom of slave ships, worked even longer, even harder for less," New HUD secretary Ben Carson said in a speech to agency employees.
"06.03.2017 19:11:41" apnews.com What if there's no affordable insurance to buy? Leslie Kurtz needed three plates, eight screws and a big assist from her insurer after breaking every bone in her ankle while white water rafting.
Coverage she purchased t More than 1,000 counties, where about 2.8 million people are insured through the exchanges, are down to their last insurance carrier, according to the most recent data.
"06.03.2017 17:11:51" Timeline Photos Watch an artist in Dubai create a piece of 3-D art in this #360photo by AP's Jon Gambrell.
"06.03.2017 16:58:18" apnews.com Trump signs new travel ban targeting those seeking new visas WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday signed a new version of his controversial travel ban, aiming to withstand court challenges while still barring new visas for cit The revised order is narrower and does not apply to those who already have valid visas or people with U.S. green cards.
"06.03.2017 15:22:11" apnews.com Are high heel dress codes sexist? UK lawmakers hold debate LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers focused on footwear Monday, asking whether employers should be able to make women wear high heels as part of a corporate dress code. Thorp started an online petition, calling formal workplace dress codes "outdated and sexist."
"06.03.2017 12:36:15" apnews.com With economy up, crime down, why are the Dutch discontented? THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The economy is up, unemployment is down and some Dutch prisons are so empty the government has been renting out cells.
So why do polls "It's not the economy, stupid. It's about identity."
"06.03.2017 09:00:33" apnews.com Film spotlights human trafficking as Trump promises action BOSTON (AP) — A new documentary is spotlighting human trafficking across the globe, with a focus on the grassroots activists trying to end the scourge.
"Stopping Tra The film is the first by Sadhvi Siddhali Shree, a Jain monk, Iraq War veteran and child abuse survivor who intends to distribute it free of charge to universities, nonprofits and government agencies.
"06.03.2017 08:00:36" apnews.com China's congress meeting brings crackdown on critics BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities have shut down activist Ye Haiyan's blogs and forced her to move from one city to another. Left with few options, she now produces socially cons President Xi Jinping has shown little tolerance for dissent, and a sustained crackdown launched in 2015 has seen hundreds of activists and independent legal professionals detained.
"06.03.2017 06:40:08" apnews.com For Colombian drug mules, trip to China can be deadly BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — In a tiny brick apartment above a lottery shop, Martha Antivar waits for a sign of life from her husband, who is languishing in a Chinese prison an ocean a The bulk of Colombia's cocaine ends up in the United States and Europe, but a smaller amount is also trafficked to China, where living standards have risen and drug users have gotten younger.
"06.03.2017 06:18:16" apnews.com Ex-sect members tell AP: Prosecutors obstructed abuse cases SPINDALE, N.C. (AP) — At least a half-dozen times over two decades, authorities investigated reports that members of a secretive evangelical church were being beaten. And every ti AP investigation: Ex-congregants at Word of Faith Fellowship say 2 prosecutors, church members, helped thwart investigations.
"06.03.2017 05:30:10" apnews.com Bruno Mars, Justin Timberlake shine at iHeartRadio Awards The 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards started with Justin Timberlake speaking about inclusion and dedicating his award to children who feel different, and ended with a rousing performance b Timberlake won the night's first award, song of the year, for "Can't Stop This Feeling!" _ his massive No.1 hit that was nominated for an Academy Award last month.
"06.03.2017 05:13:23" apnews.com Seoul: North Korea fires 4 ballistic missiles into ocean SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Monday fired four banned ballistic missiles that flew about 1,000 kilometers (620 miles), with three of them landing in waters that Japan The ramped-up tests come as leader Kim Jong Un pushes for a nuclear and missile program that can deter what he calls U.S. and South Korean hostility toward the North.
"05.03.2017 22:27:45" apnews.com Russian lawmaker aims to make football hooliganism a sport MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian lawmaker has proposed an unorthodox solution to the country's problems with soccer hooliganism ahead of next year's World Cup — legalize it and make The lawmaker who came up with the proposal had praised last year's violence between Russian and English fans in Marseille, telling Russian fans, "Well done lads, keep it up!"
"05.03.2017 19:01:26" apnews.com Republicans in Maine, Utah want Trump to undo monuments PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Republican leaders in Maine and Utah are asking President Donald Trump to step into uncharted territory and rescind national monument designations made by h The Antiquities Act of 1906 doesn't give the president power to undo a designation, and no president has ever taken such a step.
"05.03.2017 17:31:05" apnews.com Income tax audits plummet as IRS loses agents to budget cuts WASHINGTON (AP) — As millions of Americans file their income tax returns, their chances of getting audited by the IRS have rarely been so low.
The number of people a Why you probably won't face an audit from the IRS.
"05.03.2017 16:02:40" apnews.com AP-NORC Poll: Divided Americans worry county losing identity NEW YORK (AP) — Add one more to the list of things dividing left and right in this country: We can't even agree what it means to be an American.
A new survey from Th While there's disagreement on what makes up the American identity, 7 in 10 people _ regardless of party _ say the country is losing that identity.
"05.03.2017 14:41:10" apnews.com White House: Congress must probe alleged Obama power abuse PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The White House demanded on Sunday that Congress investigate whether former President Barack Obama abused his executive powers in connection with the 2016 White House press secretary Sean Spicer said that neither the White House nor President Trump will comment further "until such oversight is conducted."
"05.03.2017 13:01:34" bigstory.ap.org This week in odd news: Woman gives up beer for Lent, wins case hauled by Clydesdales; Woman hopes to marry in dress made of Taco Bell wrappers; An employee of a Rhode Island city wasn't sleeping on the job _ it appears he was sleeping at his job Texan gave up beer for Lent, wins case hauled by Clydesdales (Raul Garcia /Valley Morning Star via AP) HARLINGEN, Texas (AP) _ A South Texas woman who says she gave up beer for Lent won a case of Budweiser delivered to her… Best weird AP news: The wedding of one woman's dreams will take place in a Taco Bell while she's wearing a dress made of burrito wrappers; An employee of a Rhode Island city wasn't sleeping on the job _ it appears he was sleeping at his job; Fast and
"05.03.2017 02:22:52" apnews.com Pence criticizes AP for publishing his wife's email address INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is criticizing The Associated Press for listing his wife's email address in a story about his frequent resistance to public records r Vice President Mike Pence says publishing his wife's address "violated her privacy and our security." AP removed it from subsequent stories once learning it was still being used.
"04.03.2017 22:42:57" apnews.com AP FACT CHECK: Trump's skewed ledger of achievements WASHINGTON (AP) — The start of a new administration is never a clean slate, even when parties flip. Day One is just another day for military operations, a budget that is still in AP's Fact Check looks at Trump's claims about his accomplishments as president - including several which actually were initiated under President Barack Obama.
"04.03.2017 19:01:23" apnews.com US police agencies with their own DNA databases stir debate LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dozens of police departments around the U.S. are amassing their own DNA databases to track criminals, a move critics say is a way around regulations governing s Police chiefs say having their own collections helps them solve cases faster because they can avoid the backlogs that plague state and federal repositories.
"04.03.2017 17:01:42" apnews.com Trump claims Obama had his phones wiretapped; no proof cited PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Saturday accused former President Barack Obama of having Trump Tower telephone lines "wire tapped" during last year's election, b "Just found out that Obama had my `wires tapped' in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!'
"04.03.2017 15:01:45" apnews.com Sessions' path to remake Justice Department may be clearer WASHINGTON (AP) — The political cloud over Attorney General Jeff Sessions' decision to step back from any investigation touching the Trump campaign may have a silver lining for a Sessions' early words foreshadow an unmistakable pivot in critical areas of civil rights, criminal justice and drug policy.
"04.03.2017 13:01:32" bigstory.ap.org This week in odd news: Georgia woman wrecks chicken truck, says she's vegan; Police say Ohio carjacking duo stymied by stick shift; Eek! Mouse delays London-to-San Francisco flight for 4 hours Old mold auctioned for $14,617 (AP Photo/Alastair GrantAP Photo/Photographer) How much is an old, dried-out piece of mold worth? Apparently more than $14,600 if it was created by the doctor who discovered penicillin. The… Best weird AP news: A little mouse brings a big delay on a flight from London to San Francisco; Old mold from penicillin discoverer auctioned for $14,617; Georgia woman wrecks chicken truck, then tells police she's vegan. @AP_Oddities on Twitter.
"04.03.2017 09:28:57" apnews.com Desperate herders lose animals, hope amid drought in Kenya BANDARERO, Kenya (AP) — Loko Kalicha Junno says she trekked for a week to save her 10 cattle from dying of thirst and hunger. But none survived. Now, at one of the last watering h "If this water gets finished I am going to die."
"04.03.2017 01:39:47" Reaction to Trump Immigration Crime Office Mixed Families who have lost loved ones to crimes committed by immigrants now have forceful advocate in the White House. Read more: http://apne.ws/2m4qhhl
"04.03.2017 00:28:37" apnews.com Silicon Valley high school makes $24 million from Snap IPO MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Bake sales and car washes?
Not for one Silicon Valley parochial high school that hit it big this week and, by doing so, highlighted anew The school's investment fund came about at the suggestion of some venture capitalist parents.
"03.03.2017 21:31:41" apnews.com Mayo, wings, butter: 'Fake milk' is the latest food fight NEW YORK (AP) — Is "fake milk" spoiling the dairy industry's image?
Dairy producers are calling for a crackdown on the almond, soy and rice "milks" they say are masq The U.S. actually spells out the required characteristics for many products -- and it's that wording that often triggers the food fights.
"03.03.2017 19:42:48" In this #360video take a ride on a Mexico City tour bus that focuses on the seamy world of corruption. Read more here: http://apne.ws/2lneCNi
"03.03.2017 17:01:47" apnews.com Man arrested over threats to Jewish institutions nationwide NEW YORK (AP) — A jilted ex-boyfriend is behind at least eight of the scores of threats made against Jewish Community Centers nationwide, plus a bomb threat to New York's Anti-Def The suspect is also a former journalist who was fired last year after he was accused of fabricating several quotes and creating fake email accounts to impersonate people.
"03.03.2017 15:53:13" apnews.com Before Lion, the story behind an unlikely family reunion KHANDWA, India (AP) — Editor's note: Four years before the movie "Lion" was released, two Associated Press reporters told the story of Saroo Brierley's complicated reunion with hi Four years before the movie "Lion" was released, two Associated Press reporters told the story of Saroo Brierley's complicated reunion with his mother, Fatima Munshi. This is that story.
"03.03.2017 11:45:07" apnews.com Railroad thefts and guns: A deadly mix in Chicago CHICAGO (AP) — When street-gang thieves slipped with ease into a Norfolk Southern rail yard on Chicago's South Side and ripped locks off one train, they likely expected to see mer Chicago's biggest rail yards are on the gang- and homicide-plagued South and West Sides where most of the city's 762 killings happened last year.
"03.03.2017 11:23:32" bigstory.ap.org Mayo, wings, butter: 'Fake milk' is the latest food fight NEW YORK (AP) — Is "fake milk" spoiling the dairy industry's image? Dairy producers are calling for a crackdown on the almond, soy and rice "milks" they say are masquerading as the real thing and cloud the meaning of milk… The U.S. actually spells out the required characteristics for many products _ and it's that wording that often triggers the food fights.
"03.03.2017 09:00:25" apnews.com Israeli and Iranian musicians unite for Tel Aviv concert TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israeli rocker Aviv Geffen broke into "The Hope Song," a signature hit he wrote after the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin that is often refer "I think it is a great opportunity to show the world that Iran and Israel can stand together on the same stage and respect each other."
"03.03.2017 08:32:18" apnews.com US steps up in Somalia as al-Shabab proves a stubborn foe MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — With frequent suicide bombings and assaults on Somalia's hotels and military targets, the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab has proved more resilient tha "U.S. special forces are already on the ground. Drone attacks have been scaled up."
"03.03.2017 08:18:05" apnews.com Rival groups race for control of Syria's Raqqa BEIRUT (AP) — A major battle to liberate the Islamic State group's stronghold of Raqqa in northern Syria is looming, with U.S. officials looking to build on momentum from victorie "Raqqa is more of an abstract goal: everyone wants it in principle, but no one is willing to commit the resources and bear the risks necessary."
"03.03.2017 06:00:05" apnews.com Indonesians shocked by Trump, but still admire US values JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesians are by turns shocked and bemused by Donald Trump's volatile presidency, but many in the world's most populous Muslim nation say his personali Trump's attempt to ban travel from seven predominantly Muslim nations is deeply unpopular with Indonesians, who see it as an anti-Muslim measure.
"03.03.2017 04:26:10" apnews.com Pence used a private email account to conduct state business WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence used a private email account to conduct public business as Indiana's governor, according to public records obtained by the Indianapolis As Trump's running mate, Pence frequently criticized rival Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server as President Barack Obama's secretary of state.
"03.03.2017 00:22:58" apnews.com Elvis Presley's Graceland opens a new $45 million complex MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Nearly four decades after Elvis sang his last tune, his legacy got a $45 million boost with the Thursday opening of a major new attraction at his Graceland e The new 200,000 square foot complex includes upgraded exhibits, restaurants and retail stores. "If you don't keep up with what's going on in the times, you get left out," Priscilla Presley said.
"02.03.2017 23:03:14" apnews.com Ebola worker dies after childbirth as husband blames stigma MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Salome Karwah survived Ebola after it killed both her parents and seven other relatives, then returned to her clinic to help countless others as she had b Salome Karwah saved lives by nursing Ebola patients after she herself survived the disease. She died after health workers refused to touch her. http://apne.ws/2myph89
"02.03.2017 22:31:14" apnews.com Sessions steps aside from Russia-contact investigation WASHINGTON (AP) — Under growing pressure from Democrats and Republicans alike, Attorney General Jeff Sessions agreed Thursday to recuse himself from an investigation into Russian Attorney General Jeff Sessions says he will recuse himself from any investigation related to Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
"02.03.2017 21:39:59" Watch revelers in Rio, New Orleans and Italy celebrate Carnival in this #360video.
"02.03.2017 17:01:53" apnews.com Risk & reward: Stopping a cancer drug to see if you're cured Imagine you had a life-threatening cancer that a wonder drug had kept in remission for years. Would you risk quitting?
Thousands of people with a blood cancer called chron Its "like playing Russian roulette" says one leukemia patient.
"02.03.2017 15:54:55" apnews.com Iranian film hails demise of US Navy in imagined Gulf battle TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — In a climactic battle at sea, an Iranian commander orders his forces to open fire on a much larger U.S. fleet, obliterating it with a barrage of rockets, some The nearly 90-minute film begins with a U.S. attack on an Iranian nuclear reactor.
"02.03.2017 15:06:27" apnews.com Trump says no reason for Sessions to leave Russia probe WASHINGTON (AP) — A growing number of Republicans joined Democratic leaders Thursday in calling for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to step aside from an investigation into Russian "I have said that, when it's appropriate, I will recuse myself," Sessions said.
"02.03.2017 12:15:06" apnews.com 'I'm always hungry:' South Sudanese face war, now famine PADEAH, South Sudan (AP) — "This is the first time I've come to get food," says Myakong Mar. "I wasn't sure if I was going to get killed along the way."
Having emerg "The government soldiers come and they kill us and steal our food."
"02.03.2017 11:45:06" apnews.com UN ramps up aid for Syrians stuck in desert near Jordan RUKBAN CAMP, Jordan-Syria Border (AP) — U.N. agencies are ramping up aid delivery to tens of thousands of war-displaced Syrians stuck in the desert on Jordan's sealed border, afte Harsh weather and anxious crowds often disrupt one of the U.N.'s most complex missions anywhere.
"02.03.2017 07:20:08" apnews.com Lawyers sue Chinese authorities for not getting rid of smog BEIJING (AP) — Lawyer Cheng Hai has an itemized list of compensation demands from Beijing authorities over the city's smog: 65 yuan ($9) for having to buy face masks, 100 yuan ($1 "We have laws to protect air quality, and major pollution can be avoided if they are fully enforced."
"02.03.2017 06:00:06" apnews.com AP Explains: Trump's new office on immigrant crime WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is spotlighting violence committed by immigrants, announcing the creation of a national office that can assist American victims of such cr Critics of Trump's approach to immigration say the proposal is misguided, in part because studies show immigrants are less likely to commit crime than native-born U.S. citizens.
"02.03.2017 05:35:39" apnews.com Lake worshipped by Incans now littered with trash LAKE TITICACA, Peru (AP) — Tucked between snow-capped mountains, Lake Titicaca was once worshipped by the Incas, who proclaimed its deep blue waters the birthplace of the sun. "If the frogs could talk they would say, `This is killing me.'"
"01.03.2017 22:03:30" apnews.com AP Exclusive: Accountants in Oscar mistake off the show LOS ANGELES (AP) — The president of the film academy says the two accountants responsible for the best-picture flub at Sunday's Academy Awards will never work the Oscars again. They won't hand over the wrong envelope again.
"01.03.2017 20:40:39" apnews.com Tiny tubes in Canadian rock may be oldest known fossils NEW YORK (AP) — Tiny tubes and filaments in some Canadian rock appear to be the oldest known fossils, giving new support to some ideas about how life began, a new study says. The discovery could provide new clues about early life on earth
"01.03.2017 19:43:49" Timeline Photos Old mold fetches a pretty penny. A collector bid more than $14,600 was for mold from this laboratory where penicillin was discovered. #360photo
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"01.03.2017 18:45:26" apnews.com Click for candy: How online retailers boost impulse buys NEW YORK (AP) — Supermarket layouts are carefully calibrated to tempt people into impulsive purchases, and now food makers are trying to adapt their strategies as people do more o It's the online equivalent of stacking candy by the cash register
"01.03.2017 17:22:53" Timeline Photos Twenty years after the Asian financial crisis, a 49-story Bangkok high-rise that was supposed to feature luxury condos still stands unfinished. AP's Todd Pitman took this #360photo from the 40th floor, where weeds sprout beside broken balcony
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"01.03.2017 15:50:27" apnews.com Uber takes the path less traveled and it's a rocky one Uber's CEO says he needs leadership help after a video has emerged of him arguing heatedly with a driver about fares.
In the latest embarrassment to beset the ride-hailing Kalanick issued a statement to Uber employees saying he must "grow up" and apologizing to the driver.
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"01.03.2017 14:55:20" apnews.com AP PHOTOS: Best of Carnival in Latin America, Caribbean This gallery is a selection of some of the best moments captured during Carnival celebrations by Associated Press photographers across Latin America and the Caribbean.
The Men in blue beards partied in the streets in Rio, as did a half-man, half-unicorn and "Mike" the boxing dog.
"01.03.2017 13:56:29" apnews.com Beyond cat videos: YouTube will offer its own pay-TV service NEW YORK (AP) — Fed up with paying for cable the traditional way? You may soon be able to subscribe to it over the internet with ... YouTube.
The Google-owned site, The latest cord-cutting option
"01.03.2017 13:40:11" apnews.com Facebook beefs up suicide prevention focused on live video NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is beefing up its suicide prevention tools, including new options for people to report if someone might harm themselves while broadcasting on Facebook Liv People at risk will be offered ways to contact friends or a help line
"01.03.2017 08:27:33" apnews.com From LOL shirt to bulletproof vest, hit suspects go to court TOKYO (AP) — Because of a grainy security camera photo that went viral online, she is now known to many as the LOL assassin.
But as Doan Thi Huong arrived at a court As one suspect arrived at a courthouse in Kuala Lumpur, to be formally charged with the murder of Kim Jong Nam, she had a very different look — tear-filled eyes and a bulletproof
"01.03.2017 07:32:30" apnews.com Ghost Tower haunts Bangkok 20 years after financial crisis BANGKOK (AP) — The 49-story Bangkok high-rise was supposed to feature luxury condos for hundreds of newly affluent Thai families, but it was abandoned unfinished when the Asian fi "The only way is up," reads graffiti scrawled in chalk on the fifth floor landing, an ironic reminder of the building's aspirational past.
"01.03.2017 06:45:52" apnews.com AP FACT CHECK: Trump takes credit he hasn't earned WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump boasted Tuesday night about corporate job expansion and military cost-savings that actually took root under his predecessor and gave a one AP looks at some of President Trump's claims in his prime-time speech to Congress.
"01.03.2017 06:35:24" apnews.com In emotional moment, Trump salutes slain SEAL's wife WASHINGTON (AP) — The widow of a U.S. Navy SEAL killed in Yemen stood in the balcony of the House chamber, tears streaming down her face as she looked upward and appeared to whisp The president then turned to the balcony where Carryn Owens sat next to Trump's daughter, Ivanka, and said "Ryan died as he lived: a warrior, and a hero — battling against terrorism and securing our nation."
"01.03.2017 03:23:53" apnews.com Trump declares it's 'time to join forces' to fix US problems WASHINGTON (AP) — Heralding a "new chapter of American greatness," President Donald Trump stood before Congress for the first time Tuesday night and issued a broad call for overha Trump's address came at a pivotal moment for a new president elected on pledges to swiftly shake up Washington and follow through on the failed promises of career politicians.
"01.03.2017 01:45:09" apnews.com Trump says he's open to 'compromise' immigration bill WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump, signaling a potential shift on a signature issue, indicated Tuesday that he's open to immigration legislation that would give legal statu "The time is right for an immigration bill as long as there is compromise on both sides."
"01.03.2017 01:29:43" apnews.com Phelps asks Congress to ensure anti-doping system is fair WASHINGTON (AP) — After staying in his lane as a swimmer and not speaking out about doping in international competition, Michael Phelps is ready to take on the issue in retirement Olympic champion says athletes have lost faith in current anti-doping tests
"01.03.2017 01:15:10" apnews.com Trump sons open newest hotel in Vancouver VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Ignoring protests, claims their newest real estate venture clashes with Canadian values and a no-show mayor who tried to change the tower's name "Vancouver is truly one of the great cities of the world. It's truly one of the most beautiful places in the world and it's so fitting for the Trump brand," Eric Trump said.
"01.03.2017 00:05:04" apnews.com Amazon cloud storage failure causes widespread disruption NEW YORK (AP) — Usually people don't notice the "cloud" — unless, that is, it turns into a massive storm. Which was the case Tuesday when Amazon's huge cloud-computing servi Amazon is the world's largest provider of internet-based computing
"28.02.2017 23:39:26" apnews.com Trump to issue broad call for action on economy, health care WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will issue a broad call for overhauling the nation's health care system and revving up the U.S. economy when he delivers his first address Trump's turbulent start has left him saddled with historically low approval ratings for a new president. His advisers say parts of tonight's prime-time speech will amount to a defense of his early actions.
"28.02.2017 22:30:14" apnews.com US approves 3 types of genetically engineered potatoes BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Three types of potatoes genetically engineered to resist the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine are safe for the environment and safe to eat, federal All three varieties "have the same taste and texture and nutritional qualities" as conventional potatoes, said Simplot spokesman Doug Cole.
"28.02.2017 21:42:17" apnews.com Phelps asks Congress to ensure anti-doping system is fair WASHINGTON (AP) — After staying in his lane as a swimmer and not speaking out about doping in international competition, Michael Phelps is ready to take on the issue in retirement "I don't believe that I've stood up at international competitions and the rest of the field has been clean."
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"28.02.2017 20:33:12" Home-built plane crashes through condo roof, killing pilot
METHUEN, Mass. (AP) _ Massachusetts police say the pilot of a home-built plane has been killed in a crash through the roof of a condominium building.
Police said there were no reported injuries
"28.02.2017 19:59:07" 2 Houston officers hurt following officer-involved shooting
Houston police say two officers have been taken to hospitals for treatment of injuries after what authorities say was an officer-involved shooting.
Few details were immediately
"28.02.2017 19:33:42" Amazon cloud storage failure causes widespread outages
Amazon's cloud-hosting service Amazon Web Services is experiencing problems in its eastern U.S. region, causing widespread problems for websites and apps.
Amazon's service site states that its
"28.02.2017 17:57:03" apnews.com The strange life, and sudden death, of a North Korean exile MACAU (AP) — The heavy-set man got out of a taxi one night last September and headed for the lobby bar of the swank Wynn Macau — a quiet place, where women are often in even Kim's outwardly easygoing lifestyle hid the fact that by then he'd known for years that his younger half-brother, now the ruler of North Korea, had ordered him hunted down.
"28.02.2017 17:29:44" Timeline Photos The world's top professional squash players - 66 men and 66 women – from 21 countries compete at the Windy City Open in Chicago through March 1. The athletes use rackets to strike a small rubber ball which travels up to 170 miles per hour onto the surface
"28.02.2017 16:45:16" apnews.com What to watch for when Trump makes 1st address to Congress WASHINGTON (AP) — A presidential address to Congress is always part policy speech, part political theater. With President Donald Trump, a former reality TV star, there's extra pot Democrats have to decide how to receive the president in their own chambers. Will they applaud the GOP president? Will the decorum of the moment be pierced with boos and heckles?
"28.02.2017 15:44:24" apnews.com Trump takes on entrenched practice of Washington leaks NEW YORK (AP) — When White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer wanted to crack down on leaks last week, he collected his aides' cell phones to check for communication with reporters From the Pentagon Papers to Edward Snowden, American history is filled with stories of government misconduct that came to light through information passed to journalists.
"28.02.2017 14:55:48" apnews.com Oscar winning 'Moonlight' shines on Miami's Liberty City MIAMI (AP) — Oscar winning film "Moonlight" presents a view of Miami that never shows up in a tourism video. Far from the sun and glamour of South Beach or the artists and hipster "The best thing about this movie is they actually went into the projects and shot it, and they let kids from around Liberty City be in it."
"28.02.2017 12:38:49" apnews.com Divided Republicans await guidance from Trump WASHINGTON (AP) — Flailing and divided, congressional Republicans are hoping for clarity from President Donald Trump on key issues like health care when he delivers his first spee "There are serious problems with what appears to be our current path to repeal and replace Obamacare."
"28.02.2017 10:51:52" "I'm a tiny person and two of the officers were holding my hand, like I'm going to run away or something, like a terrorist. It was quite embarrassing." Read the full story here: https://apnews.com/11a3a998e65b439684fdc6b79ed83809
"28.02.2017 09:11:07" apnews.com South Korean prosecutors to indict Samsung's de facto chief SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean special prosecutors said they would indict Samsung's de facto chief Tuesday on bribery, embezzlement and other charges linked to a political The planned indictment of Samsung Electronics vice chairman Lee Jae-yong is a huge blow for the largest and most successful of the big businesses that dominate the South Korean economy.
"28.02.2017 09:04:23" apnews.com N. Korean diplomats in Malaysia to get Kim's brother's body KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A high-level North Korean delegation arrived in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday seeking the body of leader Kim Jong Un's half brother, the victim of a nerve- The body of Kim Jong Nam is at the center of a heated diplomatic battle between North Korea and Malaysia.
"28.02.2017 07:17:14" apnews.com UN defends refugee vetting as Trump mulls revised entry ban AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — In an office cubicle at the U.N. refugee agency, a Syrian woman and her three daughters took turns staring into a camera for iris scans. Their biometric regis Priority among Syrian refugees in Jordan as candidates for a rare slot in the U.S. resettlement program is given to the most vulnerable.
"28.02.2017 02:31:26" apnews.com AP-NORC Poll: US teens disillusioned, divided by politics PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — In the days after President Donald Trump's election, thousands of teenagers across the nation walked out of class in protest. Others rallied to his defense. Eight in 10 teenagers feel that Americans are divided when it comes to the nation's most important values and 6 in 10 say the country is headed in the wrong direction.
"28.02.2017 01:30:12" apnews.com Oscar gaffe makes for a whodunit: is tweet the smoking gun? LOS ANGELES (AP) — Moments before he handed out the wrong envelope in one of the worst gaffes in Oscar history, PwC accountant Brian Cullinan tweeted a behind-the-scenes photo of PwC declined comment about whether Brian Cullinan's social-media use may have distracted him.
"28.02.2017 00:15:10" apnews.com Trump looks to refocus his presidency in address to Congress WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's first address to Congress gives him a welcome opportunity to refocus his young administration on the core economic issues that helped hi "We spend billions in the Middle East, but we have potholes all over the country... We're going to start spending on infrastructure big."
"27.02.2017 23:30:35" apnews.com Drugmakers pledge restraint, but prices will still soar TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Several big drugmakers are trying to quell the ongoing furor over high drug prices by revealing more information about their pricing and even pledging to keep The political and public anger over drug prices has been stirred by a few factors: Sky-high prices for new drugs, enormous increases for many existing drugs, and changes in insurance coverage that make patients pay a bigger portion of the drug bill.
"27.02.2017 22:48:51" Carnival celebration in Panama City.
"27.02.2017 21:22:41" apnews.com Oscar envelopes explained: How presenters get winning names LOS ANGELES (AP) — A look at how the Academy Awards' winners envelopes are handled before being opened live onstage:
— The consulting firm PwC, formerly Price Here's a look at how the Academy Awards' winners envelopes are handled before being opened live onstage:
"27.02.2017 18:05:06" apnews.com Fiery NC church leader could be mistaken for successful CEO SPINDALE, N.C. (AP) — She looks like a successful businesswoman, with her neatly coifed blonde hair, St. John business suit, flashy diamond rings and jewelry dangling from her wri Ex-congregants say her church subjected them to years of physical and emotional abuse.
Full investigation: http://apne.ws/2m3p6kN
"27.02.2017 17:05:54" apnews.com Trump budget will hike defense spending by $54 billion WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Donald Trump's upcoming budget will propose a whopping $54 billion increase in defense spending and impose corresponding cuts to d The increase of about 10 percent for the Pentagon would fulfill a Trump campaign promise to build up the military.
"27.02.2017 15:09:42" apnews.com Drought, hunger push Somalis to flee amid fears of famine MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Her eyes glued to the feeble movements of her malnourished baby with protruding ribs and sunken eyes, Fadumo Abdi Ibrahim struggled to hold back her tear "We were not able to get anything to eat, not even water — the entire environment is so parched."
"27.02.2017 14:07:59" apnews.com PwC's hard-won reputation under threat after Oscars mistake LONDON (AP) — For 82 years, accounting and consulting firm PwC has enjoyed a reputational boon from handling the balloting process at the Academy Awards.
Now its har "They had a pretty simple job to do and messed it up spectacularly. They will be in deep crisis talks on how to deal with it."
"27.02.2017 13:18:11" apnews.com AP-NORC Poll: US teens disillusioned, divided by politics PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — In the days after President Donald Trump's election, thousands of teenagers across the nation walked out of class in protest. Others rallied to his defense. Just a quarter of teens say they have a lot in common with people of different political views.
"27.02.2017 11:31:34" youtube.com Broken Faith Former members of the Word of Faith Fellowship are sharing their stories of suffering with the Associated Press. They say they were subjected to physical, em... VIDEO: Former members of the Word of Faith Fellowship share stories of abuse at the hands of church ministers.
"27.02.2017 10:34:09" apnews.com Oscar-winning Syrian rescue group says award is inspiration BEIRUT (AP) — The head of the Syrian search-and-rescue group featured in the harrowing Oscar-winning Netflix documentary "The White Helmets" said on Monday he hopes the award will "Whoever saves a life — it is as if he has saved mankind entirely."
"27.02.2017 07:21:06" apnews.com Here's what happened onstage during the Oscars' mistake If it were in the screenplay of a Hollywood drama — or maybe farce — directors would surely reject it. But let's set the scene anyway for the Academy Awards drama over what Warren Beatty pauses again and looks offstage, then hands the envelope to Faye Dunaway, who gives it a quick glance.
"27.02.2017 07:12:40" apnews.com Review: What happened? Oscar host Kimmel was unflappable NEW YORK (AP) — True, Jimmy Kimmel can't bring together a divided country. But for a few hours Sunday as host of the Oscars, he helped all within earshot laugh more than a little In an epic screw-up, the best picture winner, as announced by Faye Dunaway, had to be corrected to "Moonlight" from "La La Land" while the latter film's producers were well into their acceptance speeches.
"27.02.2017 06:53:54" apnews.com Iran's Farhadi, absent at Oscars, pleads for empathy in win LOS ANGELES (AP) — A political context larger than that of films themselves swept Iran's "The Salesman" into the limelight and effectively solidified its win in the best foreign l "My absence is out of respect for the people of my country and those of other six nations who have been disrespected by the inhumane law that bans entry of immigrants to the U.S."
"27.02.2017 06:11:26" apnews.com AP Exclusive: Ex-congregants reveal years of ungodly abuse SPINDALE, N.C. (AP) — From all over the world, they flocked to this tiny town in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, lured by promises of inner peace and eternal life. What AP INVESTIGATION: Ex-congregants say church leaders regularly beat adults, kids and babies – all in the name of the Lord.
"27.02.2017 05:48:49" apnews.com Take two: 'Moonlight' wins best picture at Academy Awards LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oscar winner, take two.
Barry Jenkins' "Moonlight" — not, as it turned out, "La La Land" — won best picture at the Academy Awards in a The Academy Awards seesawed between jabs at Donald Trump and passionate arguments for inclusivity. Then came a shocking ending.
"27.02.2017 03:22:28" Timeline Photos Backstage at the Oscars, this #360photo shows you what it's like being in the room where winners come to speak to the news media. The room is crammed with reporters from all over the world and photography is largely prohibited. apne.ws/2mAyucj (AP
"27.02.2017 02:07:39" Timeline Photos Ever wondered what the Oscars red carpet is really like in person? This #360photo shows the fan bleachers along the red carpet as nominees (like Ruth Negga pictured from behind in a red dress) and other attendees pick their way through the crowd and
"27.02.2017 01:19:26" apnews.com Ruth Negga, Isabelle Huppert kick off the Oscars carpet Ruth Negga, dripping in responsibly sourced rubies with a custom Valentino gown to match, accessorized with something extra Sunday on her first Oscar red carpet as a nominee — a b Hollywood's biggest fashion night includes Oscar nominee Ruth Negga, dripping in rubies, and fellow nominee Isabelle Huppert every bit the legend in shimmery blush by Armani Prive.
"27.02.2017 00:05:06" apnews.com Storm chasers honor Twister star with GPS tribute Nearly 200 storm chasers paid tribute Sunday to the late actor Bill Paxton by spelling out his initials using GPS coordinates on a map depicting the heart of Tornado Alley. "There are probably hundreds, if not thousands, of meteorologists today _ myself included _ who were impacted by the movie `Twister' and the role Bill played in that."
"26.02.2017 23:05:04" apnews.com Joseph Wapner, star of 'The People's Court,' dead at 97 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Joseph Wapner, the retired Los Angeles judge who presided over "The People's Court" with steady force during the heyday of the reality courtroom show, died Sund "The People's Court," on which Wapner decided real small-claims from 1981 to 1993, was one of the granddaddies of the syndicated reality shows of today.
"26.02.2017 22:35:07" apnews.com Samsung delays its new phone, and showcases tablets instead NEW YORK (AP) — Samsung's product showcase Sunday is notable for what's missing: a new flagship phone.
Instead, Samsung is spotlighting new Android and Windows table The absence of a new Samsung phone gives rivals a chance to shine. LG, for instance, is pushing a G6 phone that is slightly smaller than the Note 7 but matches the doomed phone's 5.7-inch screen size.
"26.02.2017 16:12:17" apnews.com New York, North Carolina: When should teen be tried as adult ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Luis Padilla remembers the terror he felt as a 16-year-old arrested on a robbery charge and locked up with adults in New York City's notorious Rikers Island ja "Voting, joining the military, buying cigarettes, these are regulated because they're minors. Why would we, in this one area, consider 16- and 17-year-olds as adults?" asks one child advocate.
"26.02.2017 14:31:31" apnews.com Sessions' tough on crime talk could lead to fuller prisons WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal prison population is on the decline, but a new attorney general who talks tough on drugs and crime and already has indicated a looming need for priva The federal prison population is declining, but Attorney General Jeff Sessions is signaling changes that could result in longer sentences and more inmates.
"26.02.2017 13:01:13" bigstory.ap.org This week in odd news: 'Worst skier alive' teeters along; Swedish politician wants sex listed as approved lunchbreak activity; Ohio police officer helps girl with homework For Venezuelan skier, Finnish slopes prove mighty challenge (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader) CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) _ For a Venezuelan skier who had only trained on wheels beneath a bright sun, the slopes of Finland proved… Best weird AP News: For a Venezuelan skier who had only trained below a bright sun on wheels, the slopes proved a mighty challenge; Swedish politician wants to list sex as an approved activity for civil servants during lunch; Do you have an appointment? A
"26.02.2017 06:30:53" apnews.com Why N. Korea may have used VX to kill leader's half brother SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Was it a poorly executed assassination or did North Korea want to showcase its stockpile of banned chemical weapons?
The use of the highly Some Western analysts argue that North Korea might have used Kim's assassination to draw attention to its chemical weapons. But most South Korean experts doubt it.
"26.02.2017 02:31:27" apnews.com Trump says he won't attend correspondents dinner this spring WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump, who has been criticizing the news media and is famously thin-skinned, says he won't be attending the White House Correspondents' Associat Trump has long had an adversarial relationship with news media and since taking office he has stepped up his criticism by accusing some prominent news outlets of publishing "fake news" and calling them "the enemy of the American People!"
"26.02.2017 00:21:41" apnews.com Warren Buffett sticks to business, avoids politics in letter OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Billionaire investor Warren Buffett reiterated his rosy long-term outlook for the U.S. economy and his distaste for high Wall Street fees in his annual letter t The letter also describes the performance of the more than 90 companies that Berkshire owns.
"25.02.2017 22:05:02" apnews.com Democrats elect Perez party chairman on second ballot ATLANTA (AP) — Democrats elected former Labor Secretary Tom Perez as their new national chairman on Saturday over a liberal Minnesota congressman after a divisive campaign that re "We are all in this together," Tom Perez said, calling on Democrats to fight "the worst president in the history of the United States."
"25.02.2017 21:35:07" youtube.com Transgender Boy Competes in Girls Tournament A 17-year-old transgender teen is being forced to compete against girls because of a policy from the Texas governing policy for athletics requiring students ... Some girls and their advocates say the testosterone Beggs has been taking while transitioning from female to male has made him too strong to wrestle fairly against girls. Read the full story here: http://apne.ws/2mikojv
"25.02.2017 21:05:20" apnews.com Muhammad Ali's son detained at airport: 'Are you Muslim?' Muhammad Ali's son, who bears the boxing great's name, was detained by immigration officials at a Florida airport and questioned about his ancestry and religion in what amounted to prof "From the way they were treated, from what was said to them, they can come up with no other rational explanation except they fell into a profiling program run by customs, which is designed to obtain information from anyone who says they're a Muslim."
"25.02.2017 17:18:26" apnews.com Celebrities launch pot brands as California legalizes drug SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Country singer Willie Nelson, the children of the late reggae icon Bob Marley and comedian Whoopi Goldberg are just a few of the growing number of celebrities "Marijuana is fast becoming cool and glamorous."
"25.02.2017 16:49:05" apnews.com In poor Black Belt region, both fears and prayers over Trump MARION, Ala. (AP) — Here, in what's left of the Old South's plantation region, the descendants of slaves who picked cotton and worked the dark soil are praying differently since D "We're asking for him to be compassionate."
"25.02.2017 16:07:57" apnews.com AP FACT CHECK: Trump and his overdrawn apocalypse WASHINGTON (AP) — In President Donald Trump's estimation, the U.S. border isn't merely porous, it's "wide open." Darkness and danger are everywhere, even Sweden. American infrastr President Trump's apocalyptic view of everything he intends to fix leaves no nuance _ but that's where reality often resides.
"25.02.2017 14:48:40" AP Reporters "shouldn't be allowed to use sources unless they use somebody's name" Trump declared, just hours after his own staff held a press briefing and refused to allow their names to be used.
"25.02.2017 13:01:23" bigstory.ap.org This week in odd news: Woman's sassy obit warns people to wait to claim her stuff; Pop-Tarts pizza and tacos; Mom mails garbage to college student; Woman cited for DUI twice in 12 hours Kellogg's unveils Pop-Tarts pizza, tacos at NYC cafe (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File) NEW YORK (AP) — Pop-Tarts might not just be for breakfast anymore. Kellogg's is giving the public a taste of some unique flavor combinations… Best weird AP news: Mom mails garbage to college student who didn't empty trash; 91-year-old Ohio woman who died this week gets the last word with a sassy, occasionally profane obituary; For the second time this month, a rust-colored alligator turns up in
"25.02.2017 11:33:13" apnews.com AP Explains: Who competes and how Carnival parades judged RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro's Carnival parade is world famous for the samba dancing, costumes that leave little to the imagination and the magnificent floats that roll do From ballrooms, to confetti wars, to samba school competitions _ the evolution of Brazil's Carnival.
"25.02.2017 06:10:57" apnews.com AP Explains: Why the Democratic Party chair race matters ATLANTA (AP) — National Democrats will elect a new chair whose task is to steady a reeling party and capitalize on the widespread opposition to Republican President Donald Trump. No major party has had such a competitive chair election in recent history. The DNC chair will play a big role in framing the party's arguments and identity.
"25.02.2017 00:43:18" apnews.com Dance scenes in movies can be tricky, but sometimes magical Oscar front-runner "La La Land" opens with a bang, or should we say a burst — of leaps and pirouettes, not to mention bicycles sashaying along the roofs of automobiles. It's not e Dancing on a stage is three-dimensional; on a screen, you lose an entire dimension. But what you can do is use the camera to convey emotion in a dancer in ways you can't onstage.
"24.02.2017 22:22:58" apnews.com DHS intel report disputes threat posed by travel ban nations WASHINGTON (AP) — Analysts at the Homeland Security Department's intelligence arm found insufficient evidence that citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries included in Presiden Trump cited terrorism concerns as the primary reason he signed the sweeping temporary travel ban in late January, which also halted the U.S. refugee program.
"24.02.2017 20:35:45" apnews.com White House bars major news outlets from gaggle News organizations including the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, CNN and Politico were blocked from joining an informal, on the record White House press briefing on Friday. The Associated Press chose not to participate in the briefing after other outlets were barred.
"24.02.2017 20:07:17" Timeline Photos Pilots in a NATO surveillance aircraft soar above Poland in this #360photo by AP's David Keyton. This comes at a time when NATO is concerned about Russian military buildup. Read more here: https://apnews.com/2ee0ac0392724505a61a9f80b82fb512
"24.02.2017 19:52:59" apnews.com Other nations shaking heads at US transgender toilet battle DUBLIN (AP) — Coming out as a transgender boy brought untold relief to Irish student Lucas Cross. After years of holding it in, he could finally start using the boys' restrooms at "What happens in the U.S. has a cultural impact here, and it's scary."
"24.02.2017 19:02:08" apnews.com AP Explains: What chemical weapons does N. Korea possess SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea may have found a new use for its large stockpile of chemical and biological weapons, which are meant to attack South Korean and U.S. troops i Here's what's known about North Korean chemical and biological weapons.
"24.02.2017 17:31:25" apnews.com Sharp vision: New glasses help the legally blind see SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jeff Regan was born with underdeveloped optic nerves and had spent most of his life in a blur. Then four years ago, he donned an unwieldy headset made by a To Suddenly, Jeff Regan could read a newspaper while eating breakfast and make out the faces of his co-workers.
"24.02.2017 16:02:06" apnews.com 'No anonymous sources,' Trump scolds _ after WH uses them WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump used his first presidential appearance before the nation's largest gathering of conservative activists on Friday to sharply escalate his criticisms Reporters "shouldn't be allowed to use sources unless they use somebody's name" Trump declared, just hours after his own staff held a press briefing and refused to allow their names to be used.
"24.02.2017 15:31:17" apnews.com Malaysia: VX nerve agent killed outcast North Korean scion KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The poison used to kill the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader at a crowded air terminal in Malaysia last week was the banned chemical we One of the female attackers began vomiting from exposure to the toxin
"24.02.2017 14:02:11" apnews.com For Venezuelan skier, Finnish slopes prove mighty challenge CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — For a Venezuelan skier who had only trained on wheels beneath a bright sun, the slopes of Finland proved a mighty challenge.
Adrian Solano Sports commentators have dubbed him the worst skier alive.
"24.02.2017 13:34:37" apnews.com US changes rules of engagement for Mosul fight in Iraq SOUTH OF MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — U.S. Army Lt. Col. James Browning juggled phone calls on an overstuffed sofa in a small village south of Mosul. His counterparts in the Iraqi army's 9t Coalition officials say the changes are helping speed up Iraqi military gains, but they mark a steady escalation of U.S. involvement in Iraq.
"24.02.2017 09:48:24" apnews.com Banned chemical weapon VX is potent killer that lingers The banned chemical weapon VX is considered by some experts to be the nastiest of the nasty nerve agents known to exist. With a consistency similar to motor oil, it lingers for long per "The other chemical agents like sarin, tabun, those kinds of things, they're way below this. They're toxic, yes, but this is the king."
"24.02.2017 07:32:14" bigstory.ap.org Australians doubt Trump's commitment to its traditional ally Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull speaks to reporters at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, on May 8, 2016. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith) Some Australians foresee trouble in their country's traditionally strong… Some Australians doubt Trump's commitment to its traditional ally; others think their PM will get along with him.
"24.02.2017 07:06:00" apnews.com Egyptians bear down under worst inflation in a decade CAIRO (AP) — Egyptians are bearing down under their worst inflation in a decade, cutting spending as much as possible as prices surge on basic food items, transport, housing, and Amid the worst inflation in a decade, Egyptians have been left with a grim search for ways to tighten their belts and make ends meet as prices surge on basic food items, transport, housing, and even some essential medicines.
"23.02.2017 19:35:46" apnews.com Former House speaker predicts 'Obamacare' won't be repealed WASHINGTON (AP) — Former House Speaker John Boehner predicted on Thursday that a full repeal and replacement of "Obamacare" is "not going to happen."
The Ohio Republ "Republicans never ever agree on health care," Boehner said.
"23.02.2017 18:19:28" apnews.com Jimmy Kimmel talks about Trump and other pre-Oscars concerns LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jimmy Kimmel says he never really wanted to host the Academy Awards.
"If anything, what I wanted is for people to publicly say that I should be th Will #Kimmel talk Trump at the #Oscars? "Absolutely."
"23.02.2017 17:03:55" apnews.com Professor has taken a selfie every day for the past 30 years BOSTON (AP) — Long before they were called selfies, Karl Baden snapped a simple black and white photo of himself. Then he repeated it every day for the next three decades. "The act itself is like brushing your teeth," he said. "I'll just take the picture and get on with the rest of my day. It's not a holy ritual or anything."
"23.02.2017 16:17:50" Timeline Photos In this #360photo by Jon Gambrell, onlookers check out Kalashnikov rifles at the International Defense Exhibition and Conference, an arms show in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Read more here: https://apnews.com/8b84917ff51a46f0b210ab574cc37b2a
"23.02.2017 16:08:48" apnews.com The Oscars are less white, but the industry hasn't changed LOS ANGELES (AP) — After two years of intense public scrutiny over the academy's all-white acting nominations, the 2017 Oscar nominees are as diverse a group as the organization h "I'm hoping it's not a trend," Viola Davis said. "I'm hoping it's not something based on a hashtag. It is something based on the natural fabric of what America is and what America now wants to see."
"23.02.2017 13:56:06" apnews.com Cool facts about 7 Earth-size planets circling single star CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Talk about an Earth-shattering discovery.
Scientists have spotted seven Earth-size planets around a nearby star, some or all of which cou Want to know more about the planets that could hold life?
"23.02.2017 10:03:48" apnews.com AP Analysis: Damage control N. Korea style: Deny and attack TOKYO (AP) — Faced with the killing of its leader's half brother in what appears to have all the trappings of a politically motivated hit, North Korea is turning up the volume on While master of the message at home, rarely, if ever, has Pyongyang managed to effectively sway world opinion.
"23.02.2017 09:00:02" apnews.com AP Analysis: Why Venezuelans have lost hope life will change CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela is so short on food that tens of thousands are going hungry or even starving. Its murder rate is among the highest in the world. Its economy is To understand why Venezuelans have given up, look at the family of slain student Bassil da Costa.
"23.02.2017 06:36:10" apnews.com UN hosts 'Geneva IV' talks: Sequel or new script for Syria? GENEVA (AP) — Yet another sequel to chronically-fruitless Syria peace talks, or an entirely new script?
After months of Syria bloodshed, stalled humanitarian aid del Hopes are not exactly high for the fourth round of U.N-mediated intra-Syrian talks as
the war rages on. Here's why.
"23.02.2017 06:08:54" apnews.com US-born panda Bao Bao lands in China after leaving DC zoo BEIJING (AP) — An American-born panda started settling into her new home Thursday in southwest China where she will eventually join a breeding program.
Bao Bao was b Bao Bao was born at the National Zoo in Washington to panda parents on loan from China – such panda cubs must be returned to China before they are 4 years old, the earliest age at which they might begin breeding.
"22.02.2017 21:05:38" Timeline Photos In this #360photo by Maya Alleruzzo, Iraqis displaced from Mosul queue at a checkpoint in Bartella, Iraq, as government-backed forces look to seize villages from Islamic State militants. Read more here: https://apnews.com/f954f962916d4086a619428db4e0d613
"22.02.2017 19:31:45" apnews.com Mass slaughter in Brazil prison exposes gang war over drugs MANAUS, Brazil (AP) — Shortly after midnight on New Year's Eve, hundreds of inmates watched from a Manaus prison yard as the sky lit up with fireworks, paid for by the gangs that Prisoners were decapitated and burned alive in the worst bloodshed in a Brazilian prison for 25 years.
"22.02.2017 18:21:36" apnews.com 7 Earth-size worlds found orbiting star; could hold life CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — For the first time ever, astronomers have discovered seven Earth-size planets orbiting a nearby star — and these new worlds could hold life. The takeaway from all this is, "we've made a crucial step toward finding if there is life out there," said one of the researchers.
"22.02.2017 17:16:42" apnews.com New trauma unit to help former Islamic State sex slaves DOHUK, Iraq (AP) — After their rape and torture by Islamic State extremists for months or years, Yazidi women face ongoing suffering from psychological trauma even if they do mana "I still can't sleep. My body is tense all the time."
"22.02.2017 15:19:16" apnews.com Pipeline protesters pray, set fires ahead of camp closing CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) — The last people remaining at a Dakota Access pipeline protest camp prayed and set fire to a handful of wooden structures on Wednesday, hours ahead of a de "People are being very mindful, trying very hard to stay in prayer, to stay positive."
"22.02.2017 13:55:40" apnews.com AP Photos: Young migrants survive on their own in Serbia BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — In an abandoned warehouse in the Serbian capital of Belgrade, Rasool, a 12-year-old from Jalalabad, Afghanistan, has spent the last six months sleeping on Dozens of minors, mostly from Afghanistan and Pakistan, live in an abandoned warehouse with hundreds of other, older migrants.
"22.02.2017 09:30:29" apnews.com Egypt activist out of prison but still only half free CAIRO (AP) — It's that time of day — just before 6 p.m. to be exact — when Ahmed Maher must leave his family and spend the night in a tiny room in the local police sta Ahmed Maher's nightly detention is a potent example of how far the government of President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi is willing to go to not just to crush dissenters but also ensure their silence.
"22.02.2017 08:30:24" apnews.com Mexicans weigh the daunting prospect of deportee camps MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexicans fear deportee and refugee camps could be popping up along their northern border under the Trump administration's plan to start deporting to Mexico all Under a sweeping rewrite of enforcement policies, migrants might be dumped over the border into a violence-plagued land where they have no ties.
"22.02.2017 08:00:06" apnews.com Police: Suspects in N. Korean death coated hands with poison KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The women suspected of fatally poisoning a scion of North Korea's ruling family were trained to coat their hands with toxic chemicals then wipe them Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar said North Korean suspects placed toxic liquid on the hands of the women, who then wiped it over the face of Kim Jong Nam.
"22.02.2017 07:00:28" apnews.com Long road ahead for justice and accountability in Syria GENEVA (AP) — A fresh round of Syrian peace talks is set to begin in Geneva on Thursday. And while the U.N-sponsored talks may represent the best opportunity in years to make prog After a litany of horrors, could the future creation of a Syrian court prevent war criminals from escaping with impunity?
"22.02.2017 06:13:31" youtube.com Video Shows Harrison Ford Wrongly Fly Over Plane Newly released video shows a plane piloted by Harrison Ford mistakenly flying low over an airliner that was taxiing at an airport in Orange County, Californi... "Was that airliner meant to be underneath me?" Harrison Ford asks in previously released sound from the air traffic control tower. Read the full story here: http://apne.ws/2kKx5Dv
"22.02.2017 02:54:03" apnews.com Life expectancy to keep rising; S. Korean women could hit 91 LONDON (AP) — While most people born in rich countries will live longer by 2030 — with women in South Korea projected to reach nearly 91 — Americans will continue to h The study estimated that the U.S., which already lags behind other developed countries, will fall even further behind by 2030.
"22.02.2017 02:01:26" apnews.com Hundreds rescued from California floodwaters in San Jose SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Rescuers chest-deep in water steered boats full of people, some with babies and pets, from a San Jose neighborhood inundated Tuesday by water from an overf "The water started to seep in the driveway, and then it started to creep up into the front door. It kept getting worse and worse."
"22.02.2017 00:06:35" apnews.com Milo Yiannopoulos apologizes for remarks, quits Breitbart NEW YORK (AP) — Polarizing right-wing writer Milo Yiannopoulos was by turns apologetic for comments he made about sexual relationships between boys and men and adamant he had been He said the flare-up over remarks "is a cynical media witch hunt from people who do not care about children. They care about destroying me and my career and, by extension, my allies."
"21.02.2017 23:06:11" apnews.com State lawmakers channel grief into fight against opioids ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — In statehouses across the country, lawmakers with loved ones who fell victim to drugs are leading the fight against the nation's deadly opioid-abuse crisis, "It's a crisis. We're losing a generation."
"21.02.2017 21:45:01" apnews.com Trump pick as security adviser is nod toward pragmatism WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's choice of an outspoken but non-political Army general as national security adviser is a nod to pragmatism, but Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster wi It's an open question how McMaster, a decorated combat veteran, will fare in a White House that has set up what some call a parallel power structure led by Stephen Bannon.
"21.02.2017 20:39:27" apnews.com Supreme Court seems split in case of boy's death near border WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court appears to be evenly divided about the right of Mexican parents to use American courts to sue a U.S. Border Patrol agent who fired across the U The circumstances of exactly what occurred are in dispute, but what is clear is that the agent was on the U.S. side of the border when he fired his gun.
"21.02.2017 18:20:29" apnews.com Former white supremacists help others leave hate groups ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — The Celtic cross tattoo on Shannon Martinez's leg gives away her past.
A victim of sexual assault at age 14 and never quite able to meet her paren Fortified by the love of an adopted family, Shannon Martinez left the skinheads behind. Today she's helping others do the same.
"21.02.2017 17:34:30" apnews.com Testosterone gel shows no benefit for older men's memories CHICAGO (AP) — Testosterone treatment did not improve older men's memory or mental function in the latest results from landmark government research that challenges the anti-aging `'I don't think anybody would interpret these results as saying, `Wow, this is a fountain of youth, this is a magical anti-aging potion.'"
"21.02.2017 16:33:54" apnews.com Trump denounces 'horrible' threats against Jewish centers WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday denounced recent threats against Jewish community centers as "horrible" and "painful." He said they are a "very sad reminder of "This tour was a meaningful reminder of why we have to fight bigotry, intolerance and hatred in all of its very ugly forms," President Trump said.
"21.02.2017 16:03:28" Salt of the earth An icy winter means big business for the American Rock Salt mine in upstate New York. Travel inside the mine in this #360video.
"21.02.2017 14:09:35" apnews.com Sticker shock for olive oil buyers after bad Italian harvest ROME (AP) — From specialty shops in Rome to supermarkets around the world, lovers of Italian olive oil are in for some sticker shock this year, with prices due to jump by as much Why the price of Italian olive oil is expected to rise.
"21.02.2017 07:00:17" apnews.com In Kuwait, 'too many foreigners' becomes a frequent refrain KUWAIT CITY (AP) — Kuwait's first new government hospital in more than three decades will soon open its doors — but only to Kuwaiti citizens.
It's the latest i "Isn't time for us to put an end to this? We must reform the current system; we must impose taxes on expatriates, not on Kuwaitis."
"21.02.2017 06:52:51" apnews.com 4 US tourists and pilot killed in Australian plane crash MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — An Australian pilot and four American tourists on a golfing vacation were killed when a light plane crashed in flames into a shopping mall on Tuesday s "Looking at the fireball, it is incredibly lucky that no one was at the back of those stores or in the car park of the stores, that no one was even hurt."
"21.02.2017 02:43:18" apnews.com Conservative group cancels speech by Yiannopoulos LOS ANGELES (AP) — Right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos has been disinvited to this year's Conservative Political Action Conference after his attempt to clarify past comments Video clips tweeted by a blog are adding to the backlash against a polarizing Breitbart News editor.
"21.02.2017 00:00:25" apnews.com Teen suicide attempts fell as same-sex marriage became legal CHICAGO (AP) — Teen suicide attempts in the U.S. declined after same-sex marriage became legal and the biggest impact was among gay, lesbian and bisexual kids, a study found. There's evidence that the legalization of gay marriage had made LGBT kids feel less stigmatized.
"20.02.2017 21:52:56" apnews.com Trump tries to move past controversies, toward legislating WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump begins his second month in office, his team is trying to move past the crush of controversies that overtook his first month and make pr One month in, the Trump administration is hoping to shift its focus to health care and overhauling the tax code.
"20.02.2017 17:21:43" apnews.com Special delivery: US-born panda cub Bao Bao bound for China WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Zoo is packing up its American-born panda cub Bao Bao for a one-way flight to China, where the 3-year-old will eventually join a panda breeding prog Pandas born in the United States return to China, generally by age 4.
"20.02.2017 14:26:02" apnews.com AP Exclusive: Drugs vanish at some VA hospitals WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal authorities are stepping up investigations at Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers due to a sharp increase in opioid theft, missing prescriptio A sharp increase in opioid theft, missing prescriptions or unathorized drug use by VA employees prompts federal criminal investigations.
"20.02.2017 09:13:09" apnews.com N. Korean envoy blasts Malaysians, calls for joint probe KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — North Korea's top envoy in Kuala Lumpur on Monday denounced Malaysia's investigation into the apparent killing of the exiled half brother of North Ko Pyongyang demanded custody of Kim's body and strongly objected to an autopsy. The Malaysians not only went ahead but also conducted a second autopsy, saying the results of the first were inconclusive.
"20.02.2017 08:45:24" apnews.com APNewsBreak: Utah's anesthesia abortion law unenforced SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Last year, Utah enacted a first-in-the-nation law requiring that fetuses receive anesthesia or painkillers before elective abortions starting at 20 weeks ges Utah doctors say they haven't changed anything about the way they perform late-term abortions, almost one year after the state passed a first-in-the-nation requirement that fetuses receive anesthesia or painkillers.
"20.02.2017 06:40:03" apnews.com Ex-cop says Duterte paid him, others to kill crime suspects MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A retired Philippine police officer said Monday that President Rodrigo Duterte, when he was a mayor, ordered and paid him and other members of a so-call Human rights lawyers who represented the retired Philippine police officer at a news conference said his allegations could be grounds for impeaching Duterte.
"20.02.2017 06:37:44" apnews.com Immigration rallies held around US to support Muslims NEW YORK (AP) — Demonstrations were held in cities around the U.S. this weekend to support Muslim Americans and to protest President Donald Trump's immigration policies. People of various faiths rallied in U.S. cities to support Muslims and protest Trump's immigration policies.
"20.02.2017 02:32:58" apnews.com Roaming telescope brings Kenyan kids views of night sky MOLO, Kenya (AP) — Thousands of schoolchildren in Kenya are getting a rare opportunity to look at the stars.
The Traveling Telescope visits some of this East African This telescope project visits some of Kenya's most remote areas.
"20.02.2017 02:10:35" apnews.com AP source: Trump's revised travel ban targets same countries WASHINGTON (AP) — A draft of President Donald Trump's revised immigration ban targets the same seven countries listed in his original executive order and exempts travelers who alr The White House is expected to issue its revised travel ban in the coming days.
"20.02.2017 02:00:12" apnews.com Draft DHS guidelines seek to aggressively detain immigrants WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security Department has drafted sweeping new guidelines aimed at aggressively detaining and deporting immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, accor How the Trump administration might address problem of immigrants who are living in the U.S. illegally.
"20.02.2017 01:03:30" Survivors reflect on life in WWII camps that held Japanese Americans 75 years ago, react to President Trump's actions. Read more: https://apnews.com/23b62078a32d4b0eade343bb095d8a95/Executive-order-that-incarcerated-Japanese-Americans-is-75
"19.02.2017 22:56:29" apnews.com Scientists hold rally in Boston to protest threat to science BOSTON (AP) — Hundreds of scientists, environmental advocates and their supporters held a rally in Boston on Sunday to protest what they see as increasing threats to science and r "We're really trying to send a message today to Mr. Trump that America runs on science."
"19.02.2017 14:27:23" apnews.com As Trump makes foreign moves, Tillerson avoids the spotlight WASHINGTON (AP) — When North Korea fired a ballistic missile into waters between South Korea and Japan, President Donald Trump moved quickly to show U.S. resolve. He appeared with The former Exxon Mobil CEO is proving to be everything his extroverted Oval Office boss is not.
"19.02.2017 14:02:49" apnews.com Daunting urban terrain as Iraqis push into western Mosul BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi forces have launched the push for Mosul's militant-held western half just over four months after the operation to retake the city from the Islamic State group Western Mosul has old neighborhoods with narrow streets that will force Iraqi forces to get out of their armored vehicles.
"19.02.2017 13:00:31" bigstory.ap.org This week in odd news: 11-foot python slithers into student's car; Jeans get governor booted from North Dakota Senate's floor; Albanian police find a ton of marijuana hidden under house Albanian police find ton of marijuana hidden under house (AP Photo/Hektor Pustina, File) TIRANA, Albania (AP) _ Albanian police say they have arrested a man who allegedly had 1.38 tons of dried cannabis hidden under his… Best weird AP news: North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum's preference for wearing jeans gets him booted from state Senate's floor; An 11-foot python slithers into South Florida student's car; Albanian police arrest man who allegedly had 1.38 tons of marijuana
"19.02.2017 03:30:07" apnews.com AP FACT CHECK: The audacity of hype WASHINGTON (AP) — In the Washington week that wasn't, President Donald Trump's new administration whirred like a "fine-tuned machine," piling on big-league accomplishments at a pa Trump was called out on his latest of many boasts about the Electoral College, which handed him one of the narrowest victories since Reagan — sixth out of eight — and not one of the biggest.
"19.02.2017 03:01:05" apnews.com Finding poison in N. Korean airport attack is hardest part KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A paranoid dictator's estranged brother. Two young female assassins. A crowded international airport. And a mysterious poison that kills within hours There's just something about murder by poison that captivates.
"19.02.2017 02:02:28" apnews.com LeBron James talking a good game, still playing a great one NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Older, wiser and more aware of the world, LeBron James is unafraid to let his views known on politics or social issues or even the business of basketball. When he thinks it's appropriate, this NBA superstar's voice is louder than ever.
"19.02.2017 01:04:22" apnews.com Trump's plan for spike in defense spending faces big hurdles WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans control Congress so President Donald Trump's pledge to boost the Pentagon budget by tens of billions of dollars should be a sure bet. I Both skeptical Democrats and fiscal conservatives are standing in the way of the president's promise to boost the military.
"19.02.2017 00:06:44" apnews.com McCorvey, who was at center of Roe v. Wade, dead at 69 DALLAS (AP) — Norma McCorvey, whose legal challenge under the pseudonym "Jane Roe" led to the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark decision that legalized abortion but who later became a She was "Jane Roe," the key figure in a lawsuit that led to the Supreme Court's 1973 ruling that established abortion rights.
"18.02.2017 23:13:47" apnews.com 10 years in jail and still no trial for murder suspect DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — Kharon Davis has spent nearly 10 years in jail. He's had four sets of attorneys, with two judges on the bench. His co-defendants' cases have wrapped up. Davis "It's like they snatched up my child, put him in a cage and threw away the key."
"18.02.2017 20:15:01" apnews.com Executive order that incarcerated Japanese Americans is 75 SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Satsuki Ina was born behind barbed wire in a prison camp during World War II, the daughter of U.S. citizens forced from their home without due process and loc "Who knows what can happen? The way this president is, he does not go by the rules. I'm hoping that he would be impeached," said Hiroshi Kashiwagi, a 94-year-old detention center survivor.
"18.02.2017 17:03:17" apnews.com A month of Trump, by the numbers A by-the-numbers look at some of Donald Trump's early activity as president:
—24: Executive orders and memoranda signed. That includes orders to withdraw the United Trump, month 1: 24 executive orders and memoranda; 3 weekend trips to Mar-a-Lago.
"18.02.2017 16:43:37" apnews.com AP Exclusive: Twin tragedies give survivor a new face ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — He'd been waiting for this day, and when his doctor handed him the mirror, Andy Sandness stared at his image and absorbed the enormity of the moment: He ha Andy Sandness now savors his anonymity. Recently, he attended a Minnesota Wild hockey game where, he says, he was "just another face in the crowd."
"18.02.2017 13:01:16" bigstory.ap.org This week in odd news: Joey the pet squirrel prevents burglary; The thimble gets the thumb: Game piece voted out of Monopoly; Cheeky tribute: Patriots fan gets Brady tattoo on backside The 'squirrelnator:' Idaho family says pet squirrel thwarted burglary (KIVI-TV via AP ) MERIDIAN, Idaho (AP) _ Police in southwest Idaho say an indoor pet, a squirrel named Joey, has thwarted a burglary attempt. The Meridian… Best weird AP news: Joey the indoor pet thwarts a burglary attempt in Idaho; The thimble gets the thumb as a game piece in Monopoly; Cheeky tribute: Patriots fan gets a tattoo of Tom Brady on his backside; College student wins best grocery bagger title.
"18.02.2017 04:15:15" AP The Trump administration's draft memo on using National Guard troops for immigration roundups. And here is the letter
"18.02.2017 02:57:54" apnews.com Report: Islamic State group's 'business model' near collapse The Islamic State group is hemorrhaging money with every piece of territory it loses, according to a new analysis that found that the group's "business model" is on the path to failure. "The business model ... was essentially a pyramid scheme which relied upon constant expansion."
"17.02.2017 23:57:06" apnews.com NASCAR beefs up concussion testing before season begins DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. was confident NASCAR took the right step Friday when it beefed up its concussion protocol by adding a consistent screening rule at al "Good to see progress being made and implemented." - Dale Earnhardt Jr.
"17.02.2017 22:21:45" apnews.com Talk to babies and let them babble back to bridge word gap WASHINGTON (AP) — Even infants can have conversations with mom or dad. Their turn just tends to involve a smile or some gibberish instead of words. That's a key lesson from progra Don't just read the book but ask about the pictures. Describe the colors when dressing a tot, and pause to give them a chance to babble back.
"17.02.2017 18:56:22" axios.com Trump National Guard Draft Memo Source document contributed to DocumentCloud by Jack Gillum (Associated Press). The Trump administration's draft memo on using National Guard troops for immigration roundups.
"17.02.2017 18:12:04" youtube.com Face Transplant Links Men Touched by Tragedy The first face transplant performed at Mayo Clinic is providing a man from Wyoming a second chance at a normal life after he was disfigured by a gunshot in a... The first face transplant performed at Mayo Clinic gives a Wyoming man a second chance at a normal life. Watch the transformation.
"17.02.2017 17:01:38" apnews.com Indonesia police chief: Woman tricked into attack on Kim JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The Indonesian woman arrested for suspected involvement in the killing of the North Korean leader's half brother in Malaysia was duped into thinking she "She was not aware that it was an assassination attempt by alleged foreign agents."
"17.02.2017 15:35:40" apnews.com Trump weighs mobilizing Nat Guard for immigration roundups The Trump administration is considering a proposal to mobilize as many as 100,000 National Guard troops to round up unauthorized immigrants, including millions living nowhere near the M The 11-page document calls for the unprecedented militarization of immigration enforcement as far north as Portland, Oregon, and as far east as New Orleans, Louisiana.
"17.02.2017 13:22:14" apnews.com AP Exclusive: Twin tragedies give survivor a new face ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — He'd been waiting for this day, and when his doctor handed him the mirror, Andy Sandness stared at his image and absorbed the enormity of the moment: He ha He sometimes lied when folks asked what had happened. "I would tell them it was a hunting accident," he says. "I felt like they didn't need to know."
"17.02.2017 10:18:44" apnews.com Remember Nixon? There's history behind Trump's press attacks WASHINGTON (AP) — Thomas Jefferson railed against newspapers as "polluted vehicles" of falsehood and error. Richard Nixon tangled with reporters in the toxic atmosphere of Waterga "There has never been a kind of holistic jihad against the news media like Trump is executing," said Rice University historian Douglas Brinkley.
"17.02.2017 09:38:21" apnews.com Samsung family succession hits snag with chief's arrest SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea was taken by surprise Friday with the arrest of the scion of the country's richest family and de-facto leader at Samsung over his alleged inv A look at how the Samsung scion's arrest will affect the electronics giant.
"17.02.2017 08:55:49" apnews.com Family, friends describe 'nice girl' embroiled in Kim case JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Family and former neighbors of the Indonesian woman suspected of involvement in the audacious killing of the North Korean leader's half brother in Malays "I was shocked to hear that she was arrested for murdering someone. I don't believe that she would commit such a crime or what the media says — that she is an intelligence agent."
"17.02.2017 02:04:30" apnews.com Trump supporters cheer his combative stance with the media CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Critics of President Donald Trump saw in his Thursday news conference a combative, thin-skinned chief executive who continues to blame the media for the c Some see the new president as a champion of Middle America who is making good on his campaign promises.
"17.02.2017 01:10:45" apnews.com Trump, in unprecedented fashion for a president, rips press WASHINGTON (AP) — The leaks are real. But the news about them is fake. The White House is a fine-tuned machine. Russia is a ruse.
For its stunning moments and memora In nearly an hour and a half at the podium, Trump bullied reporters, dismissed facts and then cracked a few caustic jokes.
"17.02.2017 00:07:46" apnews.com 'Day Without Immigrants': Protest closes restaurants in US PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The heart of Philadelphia's Italian Market was uncommonly quiet. Fine restaurants in New York, San Francisco and the nation's capital closed for the day. Groce Immigrants in some U.S. cities stay home from work and school to demonstrate how important they are to America's economy.
"16.02.2017 23:01:13" ap.org Venezuela undone TK "If a person can't find it at the pharmacy, they'll just have to die.”
"16.02.2017 22:36:30" Timeline Photos Watch Thai Buddhists in this #360Photo pray en masse during a candlelight ceremony at the Wat Dhammakaya temple outside Bangkok on Makha Bucha Day, one of the holiest days on the Buddhist calendar. Thai police raided the temple on Thursday in a failed
"16.02.2017 20:07:50" apnews.com AP FACT CHECK: Trump's messy case that he inherited a mess WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday made a messy case that he "inherited a mess" from former President Barack Obama. Economic stats and territorial losses of Isla By almost every economic measure, Barack Obama inherited a far worse situation.
"16.02.2017 18:43:36" apnews.com Trump says White House 'fine-tuned machine,' despite turmoil WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump mounted an aggressive defense of his young presidency Thursday, lambasting reports that his campaign advisers had inappropriate contact with Russian "The press has become so dishonest that if we don't talk about it, we are doing a tremendous disservice to the American people," Trump said.
"16.02.2017 18:19:37" apnews.com Trump names Acosta as new choice to become labor secretary WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday announced law school dean R. Alexander Acosta as his new labor secretary nominee, one day after his original pick abruptly wit Acosta has served on the National Labor Relations Board and as a federal prosecutor in Florida. He was named assistant attorney general for civil rights by President George W. Bush.
"16.02.2017 15:01:20" apnews.com Epic 'Planet Earth II' offers creatures'-eye view of nature LONDON (AP) — From jungles to deserts to mountains, the BBC's epic nature series "Planet Earth II" takes viewers around the world — and around many genres of television. A decade ago, the original "Planet Earth" was the first nature series filmed in high definition. The new series _ shot in razor-sharp ultra-HD _ uses even more technological wizardry.
"16.02.2017 13:10:22" apnews.com North Korea and its long history of using female spies SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean passenger plane that exploded off the coast of Southeast Asia. Army officers lured into sexual encounters. A secret agent spirited back to Honey traps, cyanide-tipped cigarettes and airline bombings...
"16.02.2017 10:39:26" apnews.com Mystery deepens, questions build in N.Korea princeling death SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — What do we really know about the sudden death of an exiled North Korean princeling? Aside from heated media speculation and an instant "it's-gotta-be-Pyo South Korea's National Intelligence Service and eager reporters across Asia have assembled a dramatic, almost cinematic profile of the last hour of Kim's life, but unanswered questions abound.
"16.02.2017 09:04:05" apnews.com North Koreans, in eye of storm, fete leader's birthday PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Unaware of reports his eldest son — and current leader Kim Jong Un's half brother — was killed just days ago in what appears to have been North Koreans across the country observed as normal the "Day of the Shining Star," Kim Jong Il's birthday, unaware of the apparent assassination of an exiled dynasty figure, his eldest son, in Malaysia.
"16.02.2017 08:00:06" apnews.com Pro-government tribal leader among dead in US raid in Yemen CAIRO (AP) — The main figure killed in last month's U.S. raid in Yemen targeting al-Qaida was a tribal leader who was allied to the country's U.S.- and Saudi-backed president and "If you want to hunt al-Qaida, you can find them in the surrounding mountains not in this small village ... The Americans' information was wrong,"
"16.02.2017 07:00:06" apnews.com A family mourns son lost to fighting IS in Iraq's Mosul BAGHDAD (AP) — Early on the morning of Dec. 12, Iraqi army Maj. Hamza Finjan led a raid on a small house in eastern Mosul that was being used as an Islamic State group base. Knowi Iraqi army Maj. Hamza Finjan's family blamed the planning of the Mosul operation for the death of their son.
"16.02.2017 06:22:15" apnews.com China carfentanil ban a 'game-changer' for opioid epidemic SHANGHAI (AP) — China is adding the deadly elephant tranquilizer carfentanil and three related synthetic opioids to its list of controlled substances effective March 1, China's Na "It's a substantial step in the fight against opioids here in the United States... We're persuaded it will have a definite impact."
"16.02.2017 05:45:04" apnews.com In Ecuador election, strongman Correa's legacy on the line QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — In a poor neighborhood on the outskirts of Ecuador's capital, the sleek glass-and-steel Docente Calderon public hospital rises above a frenzy of cinder block Love him or hate him, most Ecuadoreans credit Rafael Correa with delivering stability after a tumultuous period that saw a musical chairs of eight presidents in a decade.
"16.02.2017 05:02:03" apnews.com American Girl to sell its first-ever boy doll NEW YORK (AP) — For the first time in its more than 30-year history, American Girl will sell a boy version of its pricey dolls.
The 18-inch "Logan Everett" doll will Here's the latest move by Mattel to be more relevant to iPad-playing kids and their parents.
"16.02.2017 03:00:32" apnews.com Kids with ADHD have some smaller brain regions than normal LONDON (AP) — Children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder have several brain regions that are slightly smaller than usual, more evidence that the disorder should be con Fresh research focused on patients' brain scans could provide new hope for children suffering from ADHD.
"16.02.2017 01:52:36" apnews.com Immigrant workers, families to protest by staying home PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Organizers in cities across the U.S. are telling immigrants to miss class, miss work and not shop on Thursday as a way to show the country how important they a Wonder what the U.S. would look like without immigrants? On Thursday, activists intend to show you. https://apnews.com/701dcf1b8ee8431b93b51e89d9d685dd
"15.02.2017 19:15:17" apnews.com Hey, Mr. President: It's time to make spellcheck great again WASHINGTON (AP) — Time to make spellcheck great again.
The mangled spellings that were a staple of Donald Trump's presidential campaign are flourishing in the White Some "unpresidented" errors.
"15.02.2017 18:11:55" apnews.com Trump urges Israeli premier to 'hold off' on settlements WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday asked Israel's prime minister to "hold off" on building Jewish settlements in land the Palestinians claim for their future st Trump said he'd be open to alternatives on the idea of a two-state agreement if the two sides propose something better.
"15.02.2017 17:59:53" Timeline Photos Casualties of war: Medics treat wounded civilians in this
#360photo of a Mosul hospital. Iraqi troops are preparing to battle
Islamic State fighters who still control the west of the city. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo) Read more here:
"15.02.2017 17:01:51" apnews.com Congress blocks rule barring mentally impaired from guns WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led Senate voted Wednesday to block an Obama-era regulation that would prevent an estimated 75,000 people with mental disorders from being able to Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, spearheaded the repeal effort and said the regulation unfairly stigmatizes the disabled.
"15.02.2017 16:01:41" apnews.com Pentagon chief says NATO members must boost defense spending BRUSSELS (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has told NATO allies that they must start increasing defense spending by year-end or the Trump administration will "moderate its "No longer can the American taxpayer carry a disproportionate share of the defense of Western values," Mattis said.
"15.02.2017 14:31:48" apnews.com Did a South Korean news report doom Kim Jong Un's brother? SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Intelligence officials believe North Korean agents assassinated leader Kim Jong Un's exiled half brother, but if the whodunit seems settled, a very big q Whodunit, and why now?
"15.02.2017 13:36:45" apnews.com Officials: Trump knew Flynn misled WH weeks before ouster WASHINGTON (AP) — Just six days into his presidency, Donald Trump was informed his national security adviser had misled his vice president about contacts with Russia. Trump kept h Vice President Mike Pence, who had vouched for Michael Flynn in a televised interview, is said to have been angry and deeply frustrated.
"15.02.2017 10:58:02" apnews.com 2 state solution optional? Palestinians puzzled by US view RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian officials said Wednesday that there's no alternative to Palestinian statehood, expressing concern over the Trump administration suggestions Israel's Netanyahu is under growing pressure from right-wing Cabinet ministers to abandon the goal of a two-state solution — an idea he publicly endorsed several years ago, albeit with reservations.
"15.02.2017 10:41:52" Refugees in Greece are finding a sense of purpose in an amateur soccer league @TStavrak @dgatopoulos STORY: https://www.apnews.com/8db718be195b446a9049a2ba1c70db5b
"15.02.2017 07:21:18" apnews.com Slain North Korean played complicated role in ruling dynasty SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A failed attempt to sneak into Japan to visit Disneyland in 2001 may have doomed the leadership dreams of the half-brother of North Korean dictator Kim J Estranged for years from his relatives, the 45-year-old gambler and playboy played a key, if complex role in the dynasty that has ruled for three generations since North Korea's foundation in 1948.
"15.02.2017 06:21:46" apnews.com Rumors highlight the hidden lives of North Korean leaders PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — The killing of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's estranged half-brother could be the best cloak-and-dagger thriller North Koreans will never get to h Perhaps the best cloak-and-dagger thriller North Koreans will never get to hear – no country in the world has a cult of personality surrounding its leaders as intensive and carefully groomed.
"15.02.2017 05:35:26" apnews.com Study: Most drivers, not just young, are taking risks DETROIT (AP) — Young drivers aren't alone in behaving badly on U.S. roads, a trend that could be contributing to a spike in highway deaths.
Well over half of drivers "It was a surprise that there were relatively high rates of these behaviors among the drivers we think of as safer."
"15.02.2017 02:34:01" From Bogota with Love Watch workers in this #360Video prepare some of the 500 million roses that travel from Colombia to the U.S. and Europe every year. Read more here: http://apne.ws/2lhS27Q
Correction: This post replaces a previous video which contained a typo.
"15.02.2017 02:00:52" apnews.com 'La La Land': The curiously divisive Oscar front-runner NEW YORK (AP) — These are divisive times. Agreement is hard to come by. Passions on both sides are inflamed. And "Saturday Night Live" is providing some of the most trenchant sati No film has sparked the kind of opinion clash that Damien Chazelle's toe-tapping musical about showbiz dreamers has.
"15.02.2017 00:47:04" apnews.com Flynn, fired once by a president, now removed by another WASHINGTON (AP) — Fired by one American commander in chief for insubordination, Michael Flynn has now been removed by another.
The White House said Tuesday that Pres The Washington Post and other U.S. newspapers reported last week that Flynn made explicit references to U.S. sanctions on Russia in conversations with Putin's ambassador.
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"14.02.2017 20:55:15" Timeline Photos See the rush for Valentine's Day bouquets in this #360photo of Bangkok's famous flower market. (AP Photo/Todd Pitman)
"14.02.2017 20:02:02" apnews.com Ethicists open to one day altering heredity to fight disease WASHINGTON (AP) — Don't expect designer babies any time soon — but a major new ethics report leaves open the possibility of one day altering human heredity to fight genetic "Caution is absolutely needed, but being cautious does not mean prohibition."
"14.02.2017 19:01:53" apnews.com Senate wants to block rule on guns and mentally ill WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led Senate is moving to block an Obama-era regulation that would prevent an estimated 75,000 people with mental disorders from being able to purch "If a specific individual is likely to be violent due to the nature of their mental illness, then the government should have to prove it," Sen. Charles Grassley said.
"14.02.2017 17:48:05" apnews.com Man convicted of killing Etan Patz, boy missing since 1979 NEW YORK (AP) — A former store clerk was convicted Tuesday in one of the nation's most haunting missing-child cases, nearly 38 years after 6-year-old Etan Patz disappeared while h Etan became one of the first missing children ever pictured on milk cartons, and the anniversary of his disappearance has been designated National Missing Children's Day.
"14.02.2017 15:31:12" apnews.com S. Korea media: N. Korean leader's brother slain in Malaysia KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — South Korean media reported Tuesday that Kim Jong Nam, older brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, was assassinated at a Kuala Lumpur airport b A Malaysian official says Kim Jong Nam was attacked with a spray in the shopping concourse.
"14.02.2017 09:26:06" apnews.com Colombia keeps cocaine from spoiling Valentine's Day flowers BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Cocaine is probably the last thing most people think about when buying roses.
But every year, police and growers in Colombia must work around As much as 330,000 pounds (150 metric tons) of flowers leave Colombia on 30-plus jumbo cargo planes daily starting in late January, presenting an opportunity for the country's drug cartels.
"14.02.2017 09:07:23" apnews.com Recent Trump win on China trademark raises ethics questions SHANGHAI (AP) — President Donald Trump is poised to receive something Tuesday that he has been trying to get from China for a decade: trademark rights to his own name. After suffe Ethics lawyers from across the political spectrum say the trademarks present conflicts of interest for Trump and may violate a clause of the U.S. Constitution.
"14.02.2017 08:27:20" apnews.com Flynn, fired once by a president, now resigns to another WASHINGTON (AP) — Fired by one American commander-in-chief for insubordination, Michael Flynn has now delivered his resignation to another.
President Donald Trump ha The center of a storm is a familiar place for Flynn. His military career ended when Obama dismissed him as defense intelligence chief.
"14.02.2017 05:49:31" apnews.com Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn resigns WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's embattled national security adviser Michael Flynn resigned late Monday night, following reports that he had misled Vice President Mike P The Trump team's account of Flynn's discussions with the Russian envoy changed repeatedly over several weeks, including the number of contacts, the dates of those contacts and ultimately, the content of the conversations.
"14.02.2017 03:25:20" apnews.com Sears and Kmart remove some Trump products online NEW YORK (AP) — Sears and Kmart have evicted "a very small number" of Trump-branded items from their online stores, but won't specify how many and emphasize that hundreds of produ It's another sign of how companies are trying to tread a careful line, after President Donald Trump rebuked Nordstrom publicly on his Twitter account for deciding to stop selling his daughter Ivanka Trump's clothing and accessories line.
"14.02.2017 02:43:10" Timeline Photos Run with the bull in this #360Photo of a traditional bull-taming festival called Jallikattu, in the village of Allanganallur, India. Read more here: http://apne.ws/2lE1IKV (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
"14.02.2017 02:23:27" apnews.com Playboy magazine reverses position, brings back naked women SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Naked women are back in Playboy magazine, ending a year-old ban on the nudity that made the magazine famous.
Playboy celebrated the reversal on "Nudity was never the problem because nudity isn't a problem... Today we're taking our identity back and reclaiming who we are."
"14.02.2017 01:05:54" apnews.com News conferences raise issue of Trump seeking softballs NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump managed to avoid questions about hot-button issues facing the White House — such as the future of national security adviser Michael Fl "Personnel questions are interesting, but our readers want substance. They don't want Washington bull----. They want to know where the next war is going to be."
"13.02.2017 23:30:50" apnews.com Some Westminster show dogs are show-business dogs, too NEW YORK (AP) — They're show dogs with star power.
Sprinkled through the more than 2,800 dogs competing at this year's Westminster Kennel Club show are furry faces t Equally at home in show business and the show ring, some Westminster dogs have racked up resumes many a human actor might covet.
"13.02.2017 23:00:51" apnews.com Jerry Sandusky's son Jeffrey arrested on child sex charges One of Jerry Sandusky's sons was charged Monday with sex crimes involving two girls, more than five years after the former Penn State assistant coach was himself first arrested on child "All children have a right to be safe... We will prosecute this case as aggressively as we do all child abuse cases."
"13.02.2017 22:00:23" apnews.com Trump presidency gets social with detailed posts, photos WASHINGTON (AP) — There was President Donald Trump, in the middle of his Mar-a-Lago resort, conferring with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on decisions with national security "I wonder if Director Comey would consider this careless."
"13.02.2017 19:05:42" apnews.com Election, Women's March prompt women of color to seek office ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — As Samia Assed watched election returns come in with her children and another Muslim family, she panicked when it became clear that Donald Trump would win "Seeing how this ugliness was filtering into my children's lives was probably the thing that motivated me the most."
"13.02.2017 18:03:57" apnews.com Faking it: Jake Tapper writing debut novel NEW YORK (AP) — Jake Tapper is working on a book that you could call fake news: It's his debut novel.
The CNN anchor and chief Washington correspondent has a thrille "Being able to combine Washington intrigue with this fascinating time period and the larger-than-life characters who come with it — the Kennedys, McCarthy, Nixon, Ike — has been a thrill."
"13.02.2017 16:01:58" apnews.com Up, up and away: Passenger-carrying drone to fly in Dubai DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Up, up and away: Dubai hopes to have a passenger-carrying drone regularly buzzing through the skyline of this futuristic city-state in July. The question is whether the egg-shaped, four-legged craft will really take off as a transportation alternative in this car-clogged city.
"13.02.2017 14:56:04" apnews.com Russian drone footage show wide damage at Syria's Palmyra MOSCOW (AP) — Russia released drone footage Monday showing new destruction in Syria's historic town of Palmyra, which was recently recaptured by the Islamic State group, and warne IS militants have destroyed ancient sites across their self-styled Islamic caliphate in Syria and Iraq, perceiving them as monuments to idolatry.
"13.02.2017 13:57:06" apnews.com AP image of Turkish assassin wins World Press Photo award AMSTERDAM (AP) — Associated Press photographer Burhan Ozbilici won the 2017 World Press Photo competition Monday, with jurors and colleagues lauding his courage and composure in c "Burhan was incredibly courageous and had extraordinary composure in being able to sort of calm himself down in the middle of the affray and take the commanding pictures that he took."
"13.02.2017 12:56:26" apnews.com Adele sweeps Grammys Awards with 5 wins, while Bowie wins 4 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Even though Adele flubbed one of her live performances at the Grammys, she walked away the belle of the ball: She took home all five awards she was nominated fo Adele is the first artist in Grammy history to sweep the top three categories twice, and now has a total of 15 Grammys.
"13.02.2017 12:01:48" apnews.com North Korea says sanctions aim to hinder sports activities PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — With just one year to go before South Korea hosts the Winter Olympics, North Korea's Olympic committee lashed out Monday against sanctions over its n It's rare for a North Korean official to say that sanctions are affecting the country.
"13.02.2017 09:57:31" youtube.com Raw: Video Shows Water Gush Through Dam Spillway Nearly 200,000 people remained under evacuation orders Monday as California authorities try to fix erosion of the emergency spillway at the nation's tallest ... RAW VIDEO: Water gushes through dam spillway in California where about 200,000 people were ordered to evacuate.
"13.02.2017 08:02:07" apnews.com Trump moves spark Iraqi anger, calls against future alliance BAGHDAD (AP) — Reverberations from President Donald Trump's travel ban and other stances are threatening to undermine future U.S.-Iraqi security cooperation, rattling a key allian Iraqi anger at Washington comes at a crucial juncture in a long and often contentious relationship.U.S.-backed Iraqi forces are about to launch an assault aimed at retaking the western half of Mosul that is still under IS control.
"13.02.2017 07:10:11" apnews.com Desperate immigrants risk perilous winter trek to Canada TORONTO (AP) — After he was denied asylum in the U.S., Seidu Mohammed's fear of being deported to his native Ghana, where he believes he'd be killed or jailed, became so great tha Refugees who spoke to the AP cited Trump's order and anti-Muslim campaign rhetoric as the main reasons for going north.
"13.02.2017 06:30:27" apnews.com The new civics course in schools: How to avoid fake news WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — Teachers from elementary school through college are telling students how to distinguish between factual and fictional news — and why they should c "It hasn't been a difficult topic to teach in terms of material because there's so much going on out there, but it's difficult in terms of politics because we have such a divided country and the students are divided, too, on their beliefs."
"13.02.2017 03:00:58" apnews.com Father mourns tragic death of teen in tunnel gun case The fates of three people who said they were on a rescue mission to help save a teenager from a New York heroin den when they were stopped with a cache of weapons could be decided by a "'You've gotta get out of the game, Jenea, death is knocking at your door.'"
"13.02.2017 00:06:08" apnews.com White House declines to publicly defend embattled Flynn PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A top White House aide sidestepped repeated chances Sunday to publicly defend embattled national security adviser Michael Flynn following reports that he e "It's not for me to tell you what's in the president's mind."
"12.02.2017 21:30:23" apnews.com Grammy-winning jazz singer Al Jarreau dies at 76 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Grammy-winning jazz singer Al Jarreau, who transcended genres over a 50-year career, died at a Los Angeles hospital Sunday, just days after announcing his retir "He was really one of the most creative vocalists who ever lived."
"12.02.2017 21:23:47" apnews.com Immigrants wait in fear after raids; Trump takes credit Pastor Fred Morris looked out over his congregation Sunday as news ricocheted around the world that American authorities were rounding up immigrants in an enforcement surge that Preside "There is a dreadful sense of fear."
"12.02.2017 20:54:48" apnews.com From protests to 'pussy hats,' Trump resistance brews online NEW YORK (AP) — The revolution may not be televised — but it apparently will be tweeted. And Facebooked. And Instagrammed.
Not long after President Donald Trum Trump protests abound online.
"12.02.2017 18:01:20" apnews.com Shoppers weigh boycott calls as buying gets more political ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Stormy Patterson makes a distinction between opinion and action as she surveys each new call to boycott Company A or support Brand B.
It's "sil “Every shopping bag is a potential political statement,” said Allen Adamson, founder of Brand Simple, a brand consulting firm. “It is like carrying a sign in a rally.”