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Wealthy German family gives millions to Holocaust survivors

BERLIN (AP) - One of Germany's richest families, which owns Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Pret A Manger and other international brands, is giving millions to support Holocaust survivors as it seeks to atone for its use of forced laborers during the Nazi … more

FCC votes to set up 3-digit suicide hotline number

By MAE ANDERSON AP Technology Writer NEW YORK - Federal regulators are setting up a new three-digit number to reach a suicide prevention hotline in order to make it easier to seek help and reduce the stigma associated with mental … more

Chile: Plane that vanished en route to Antarctica found

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) - Searchers combing Antarctic seas have recovered parts of a military transport plane and human remains belonging to some of the 38 people aboard who vanished en route to the frozen continent, Chilean officials said … more

Jersey City's mayor says gunmen targeted kosher market leaving 6 dead

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) - The mayor of Jersey City said Wednesday it's "clear" that gunmen in a furious shooting that left six people dead targeted a Jewish market. Mayor Steven Fulop refused to call it an anti-Semitic attack but said surveillance … more

Rescuer describes horror of New Zealand's eruption

WHAKATANE, New Zealand (AP) - The eruption was so silent that Lillani Hopkins didn't hear it over the hum of the boat's engines. She didn't turn around until her dad whacked her. Then she saw it. Huge clouds of ash and steam shooting into the … more

Accidental shootings show gaps in some police training

SEATTLE - When an Iowa mother tried to take her child from her husband during an argument on a snowy sidewalk in 2015, an officer stepped in to stop the scuffle, but he accidentally fired his weapon as a dog approached. The bullet went through the … more

U.S. considers leaving smaller number of troops in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON - The Pentagon is considering several options to reduce the number of troops in Afghanistan, including one that would shift to a narrower counterterrorism mission, the top U.S. military officer told Congress on Wednesday. Gen. Mark … more

Report: Weinstein reaches tentative $25M deal with accusers

NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein and his former film studio’s board have reached a tentative $25 million settlement that would end nearly every sexual misconduct lawsuit brought against him and … more

AP exclusive: 629 Pakistani girls sold as brides to China

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) - Page after page, the names stack up: 629 girls and women from across Pakistan who were sold as brides to Chinese men and taken to China. The list, obtained by The Associated Press, was compiled by Pakistani investigators … more

Democrats, White House forge new North American trade deal

WASHINGTON - House Democrats and the White House announced a deal on a modified North American trade pact, handing President Donald Trump a major Capitol Hill win Tuesday on the same day that impeachment charges were announced against him. Both … more

In Sweden's Arctic, ice atop snow leaves reindeer starving

KIRUNA, Sweden - Thick reindeer fur boots and a fur hat covering most of his face shielded Niila Inga from freezing winds as he raced his snowmobile up to a mountain top overlooking his reindeer in the Swedish arctic. His community herds about … more

6 dead from volcano eruption, helpers describe horror

WHAKATANE, New Zealand (AP) - Survivors of a powerful volcanic eruption in New Zealand ran into the sea to escape the scalding steam and ash and emerged covered in burns, say those who first helped them. The accounts Tuesday came as some … more

Democrats unveil Trump impeachment charges

WASHINGTON - House Democrats announced two articles of impeachment Tuesday against President Donald Trump, declaring he "betrayed the nation" in his actions toward Ukraine as they pushed toward historic proceedings that are certain to help define … more

Schumer: Fed workers to get 12 weeks of paid parental leave

NEW YORK (AP) - The Senate's top Democrat said Sunday that congressional leaders have reached a "real breakthrough" deal to give 12 weeks of paid parental leave to millions of federal workers as part of the annual defense policy bill. Sen. … more

Saudi gunman tweeted against U.S. before naval base shooting

PENSACOLA, Fla. - The Saudi gunman who killed three people at the Pensacola naval base had apparently gone on Twitter shortly before the shooting to blast U.S. support of Israel and accuse America of being anti-Muslim, a U.S. official said Sunday as … more

Witness: Trump poses election 'danger'

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump's efforts to "cheat to win an election" are a threat to national security, the top Democratic investigator testified Monday as the House Judiciary Committee pushes ahead with articles of impeachment. In an … more

A locker, a chirp: How tiny clues help solve child sex cases

FAIRFAX, Va. - It was the odd-looking locker handles that caught their eye. Investigators spent hours pouring over graphic images of little boys changing in and out of their swimsuits at what looked like a YMCA. They were hunting for any clue to … more

U.S. gains a robust 266,000 jobs; unemployment falls

WASHINGTON - Hiring in the United States jumped last month to its highest level since January as U.S. employers shrugged off trade conflicts and a global slowdown and added 266,000 jobs. The unemployment rate dipped to 3.5% from 3.6% in October, … more

Uber reports more than 3,000 sexual assaults on 2018 U.S. rides

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Uber, as part of a long-anticipated safety report, revealed that more than 3,000 sexual assaults were reported during its U.S. rides in 2018. That figure includes 235 rapes across the company's 1.3 billion rides last year. … more

Official: Pensacola shooter was Saudi aviation student

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - An aviation student from Saudi Arabia opened fire in a classroom building at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola on Friday morning, a U.S. official said, an attack that left three dead in addition to the assailant. The … more
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