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Former Nazi SS guard, 93, goes on trial in Hamburg

HAMBURG, Germany (AP) - From his post as a teenage SS private in a watchtower in Nazi Germany's Stutthof concentration camp, Bruno Dey could hear the screams of Jews dying in the gas chamber. And, Dey later told investigators, the carting of their … more

Survey: Doubts about 2020 Census higher with minorities

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Around 84% of Americans definitely or probably plan to answer the questions on the 2020 Census, according to a new survey released Friday. The Pew Research Center survey also found that around 16% of people surveyed express … more

Notorious Rikers jail complex to close by 2026

NEW YORK - New York City lawmakers voted Thursday to close the notorious Rikers Island jail complex, which has become synonymous with violence and neglect, and replace it with four smaller jails intended to be more modern and humane. The … more

1st all-female spacewalking team makes history

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - The world's first all-female spacewalking team made history high above Earth on Friday, working to replace a broken part of the International Space Station's power grid. As NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica … more

38 people cited for violations in Clinton email probe

WASHINGTON (AP) - The State Department has completed its internal investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's use of private email and found violations by 38 people, some of whom may face disciplinary action. The investigation, … more

Syria cease-fire off to rocky start amid reports of fighting

CEYLANPINAR, Turkey - The cease-fire in northern Syria got off to a rocky start Friday, as Kurdish leaders accused Turkey of violating the accord with continued fighting at a key border town while casting doubt on provisions in the U.S.-brokered … more

Powerful Democratic Congressman Elijah Cummings dies

BALTIMORE (AP) - Maryland Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, a sharecropper's son who rose to become a civil rights champion and the chairman of one of the U.S. House committees leading an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, died Thursday of … more

Worried about flying on a 737 Max? Your options may be few

DALLAS (AP) - At some point early next year, air travelers will need to decide if they're willing to take a flight on a Boeing 737 Max. If they're not, they'll need to find out what their travel options are. There will be no government-ordered … more

Share of Americans with no religious affiliation growing

The portion of Americans with no religious affiliation is rising significantly, in tandem with a sharp drop in the percentage that identifies as Christians, according to new data from the Pew Research Center. Based on telephone surveys conducted … more

Georgia roadside museum devoted to legendary beast

CHERRY LOG, Ga. - Along a bustling four-lane highway that winds through the north Georgia mountains, an unassuming wooden structure breaks the monotony of churches, billboards and stores selling kitschy knickknacks. Once a BYOB supper club, it's … more

Detectives laugh with serial killer to close cases

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Keep him talking, don't interrupt him and, no matter what, don't ask why he killed his victims. Those were the instructions Texas Ranger James Holland gave to the dozens of homicide detectives around the country when they … more

Climbers find skeleton on California peak; identity of remains sought

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The climbers were closing in on the top of California's second-highest peak when they came upon the grisly discovery of what looked like a bone buried in a boulder field. Closer inspection revealed a fractured human skull. … more

Juul halts sales of fruit, dessert flavors

WASHINGTON (AP) - Juul Labs stopped selling fruit and dessert flavors Thursday, acknowledging the public's "lack of trust" in the vaping industry. The voluntary step is the company's latest attempt to weather a growing political backlash blaming … more

U.S., Turkey agree on a cease-fire with Kurds

ANKARA, Turkey - The U.S. and Turkey agreed Thursday to a cease-fire in the Turks' deadly attacks on Kurdish fighters in northern Syria, requiring the Kurds to vacate the area in an arrangement that largely solidifies Turkey's position and aims in … more

Chinese snooping tech spreads to nations vulnerable to abuse

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) - When hundreds of video cameras with the power to identify and track individuals started appearing in the streets of Belgrade as part of a major surveillance project, some protesters began having second thoughts about joining … more

Egypt says archaeologists uncovered 20 ancient wooden coffins

CAIRO (AP) - Egypt's Antiquities Ministry says archaeologists have uncovered at least 20 ancient wooden coffins in the southern city of Luxor. A brief statement from the ministry Tuesday says archaeologists found the coffins in the Asasif … more

Special Forces course changes draw scrutiny

CAMP MACKALL, N.C. (AP) - Deep in the dark North Carolina woods, a small white light flickers in the heavy underbrush. It's after midnight, and a soldier is taking a risk by turning on his headlamp to find his way. The overnight land navigation … more

New study: Opioid crisis cost U.S. economy $631B over 4 years

The opioid crisis cost the U.S. economy $631 billion from 2015 through last year - and it may keep getting more expensive, according to a study released Tuesday by the Society of Actuaries. The biggest driver of the cost over the four-year period … more

Trump rule may mean 1 million kids lose automatic free lunch

NEW YORK (AP) - Nearly a million children could lose their automatic eligibility for free school lunches under a Trump administration proposal that would reduce the number of people who get food stamps. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has … more

5 takeaways from Tuesday's Democratic debate

A dozen Democratic presidential candidates participated in a spirited debate about health care, taxes, gun control and impeachment. Takeaways from the three-hour forum in Westerville, Ohio: WARREN'S RISE ATTRACTS ATTACKS Sen. Elizabeth Warren … more
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