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    The Latest: Ice a concern as winter storm treks east


    The Latest on the winter storm moving across the country (all times local):10:25 a.m.The major worry is ice, not snow, in parts of New England.Sleet and freezing rain is falling in much of the region and forecasters are...

    The Latest on the winter storm moving across the country (all times local):10:25 a.m.The major worry is ice, not snow, in parts of New England.Sleet and freezing rain is falling in much of the region and forecasters are warning...

    AP Explains: 2019 a busy year for African internet shutdowns


    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — 2019 is already a busy year for internet shutdowns in Africa, with governments ordering cutoffs as soon as a crisis appears."It is not even the second month of the new year and we have had significant...

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — 2019 is already a busy year for internet shutdowns in Africa, with governments ordering cutoffs as soon as a crisis appears."It is not even the second month of the new year and we have had significant internet...

    Paying for funerals impossible for many poor families


    DETROIT (AP) — Some relatives of people whose cremated remains were found among nearly 300 others in a Detroit funeral home say they would have loved to bury them in marked graves but couldn't afford traditional funeral...

    DETROIT (AP) — Some relatives of people whose cremated remains were found among nearly 300 others in a Detroit funeral home say they would have loved to bury them in marked graves but couldn't afford traditional funeral services.They're...

    Founder of Dead Poets Society is published, posthumously


    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The late founder of the Dead Poets Society of America can be inducted to the society of fallen bards now that he's now a published poet.Walter Skold visited the gravesites of more than 600 poets, and one...

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The late founder of the Dead Poets Society of America can be inducted to the society of fallen bards now that he's now a published poet.Walter Skold visited the gravesites of more than 600 poets, and one of...

    After 2016 ruling, battles over juvenile lifer cases persist


    Locked up for life at 15, Norman Brown remains defined by the crime that put him behind bars.Twenty-seven years ago, Brown joined a neighbor more than twice his age to rob a jewelry shop in Chesterfield, Missouri, and the man...

    Locked up for life at 15, Norman Brown remains defined by the crime that put him behind bars.Twenty-seven years ago, Brown joined a neighbor more than twice his age to rob a jewelry shop in Chesterfield, Missouri, and the man shot...

    Colombians flood streets to protest terror after car bomb


    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Thousands of Colombians dressed in white are flooding into the streets to repudiate terrorism after a car bombing at a Bogota police academy killed 21 people and left dozens more wounded.President Ivan...

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Thousands of Colombians dressed in white are flooding into the streets to repudiate terrorism after a car bombing at a Bogota police academy killed 21 people and left dozens more wounded.President Ivan Duque...

    Thousands protest against abortion in Paris


    PARIS (AP) — Several thousand protesters have marched in Paris against abortion and medically assisted reproduction.The protesters, who claim to have received the support of Pope Francis and several French bishops, gathered in...

    PARIS (AP) — Several thousand protesters have marched in Paris against abortion and medically assisted reproduction.The protesters, who claim to have received the support of Pope Francis and several French bishops, gathered in the...

    'I've been robbed by the state:' Zimbabwe, in chaos, mourns


    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Before the family of Kelvin Tinashe Choto knew he had been killed, social media in Zimbabwe was circulating a photo of his battered body lying on the reception counter of a local police station. Angry...

    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Before the family of Kelvin Tinashe Choto knew he had been killed, social media in Zimbabwe was circulating a photo of his battered body lying on the reception counter of a local police station. Angry protesters...

    The Latest: Death toll reaches 79 in Mexico fuel duct blast


    TLAHUELILPAN, Mexico (AP) — The Latest on the deadly fire at a Mexican fuel pipeline (all times local):8:20 a.m.Mexican Health Minister Jorge Alcocer says the death toll from an explosion at an illegal pipeline tap has risen...

    TLAHUELILPAN, Mexico (AP) — The Latest on the deadly fire at a Mexican fuel pipeline (all times local):8:20 a.m.Mexican Health Minister Jorge Alcocer says the death toll from an explosion at an illegal pipeline tap has risen to...

    Boat with migrants rescued off Libya looks for port to dock


    ROME (AP) — A private rescue boat with dozens of migrants aboard sought permission for a second day to enter a safe port Sunday, but said so far its queries to several nations haven't succeeded. Another vessel crowded with...

    ROME (AP) — A private rescue boat with dozens of migrants aboard sought permission for a second day to enter a safe port Sunday, but said so far its queries to several nations haven't succeeded. Another vessel crowded with migrants...

    Rival militias negotiate truce in Libya's Tripoli


    BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Libyan security officials say a temporary cease-fire has taken hold in the capital of Tripoli, after deadly fighting between rival militias that dominate the city flared up last week.They say...

    BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Libyan security officials say a temporary cease-fire has taken hold in the capital of Tripoli, after deadly fighting between rival militias that dominate the city flared up last week.They say negotiations...

    Major winter storm wreaks havoc on travel


    BOSTON (AP) — A major winter storm that has brought some of the coldest temperatures of the season covered a large swath of the U.S. in snow as it wreaked havoc on air travel and caused slick road conditions throughout New...

    BOSTON (AP) — A major winter storm that has brought some of the coldest temperatures of the season covered a large swath of the U.S. in snow as it wreaked havoc on air travel and caused slick road conditions throughout New England...

    The Latest: VP Pence calls Pelosi rejection 'disappointing'


    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the partial government shutdown (all times local):10:15 a.m.Vice President Mike Pence says it was "disappointing" that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi rejected President Donald Trump's Saturday...

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the partial government shutdown (all times local):10:15 a.m.Vice President Mike Pence says it was "disappointing" that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi rejected President Donald Trump's Saturday proposal...

    GOP senators try to figure how out closely to run with Trump


    DENVER (AP) — Republican Sen. Cory Gardner helped mastermind the GOP's midterm strategy of pushing Senate candidates closer to President Donald Trump. But heading into his own 2020 re-election bid in Colorado, he's allowing more...

    DENVER (AP) — Republican Sen. Cory Gardner helped mastermind the GOP's midterm strategy of pushing Senate candidates closer to President Donald Trump. But heading into his own 2020 re-election bid in Colorado, he's allowing more distance...

    With Trump out, Davos chief eyes fixing world architecture


    DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The founder of the World Economic Forum says U.S. President Donald Trump would have been an "interesting discussion partner" at its annual Davos event starting this week, but acknowledges that the...

    DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The founder of the World Economic Forum says U.S. President Donald Trump would have been an "interesting discussion partner" at its annual Davos event starting this week, but acknowledges that the partial...

    Holocaust victims buried after remains found in UK museum


    LONDON (AP) — The remains of six unidentified Holocaust victims have been buried at a Jewish cemetery after spending years in storage at a British museum.The Imperial War Museum found the ashes and bone fragments during a...

    LONDON (AP) — The remains of six unidentified Holocaust victims have been buried at a Jewish cemetery after spending years in storage at a British museum.The Imperial War Museum found the ashes and bone fragments during a stock-taking...

    Turkish employee of US Consulate indicted for espionage


    ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish prosecutors are seeking a life sentence for a local employee of the United States consulate in Istanbul accused of attempting to overthrow the government and espionage.A 78-page indictment seen by The...

    ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish prosecutors are seeking a life sentence for a local employee of the United States consulate in Istanbul accused of attempting to overthrow the government and espionage.A 78-page indictment seen by The Associated...

    Federer, 37, shocked by Tsitsipas, 20, at Australian Open


    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Even as his uninterrupted dominance of yore dissipated, even as he took the occasional break, Roger Federer always mattered more often than not in the closing days of Grand Slam tournaments.Until...

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Even as his uninterrupted dominance of yore dissipated, even as he took the occasional break, Roger Federer always mattered more often than not in the closing days of Grand Slam tournaments.Until lately,...

    Hard terrain slows rescue of Spanish boy trapped in borehole


    MADRID (AP) — Rescuers in southern Spain said Sunday that the frantic effort to reach a two-year-old boy who fell into a narrow, deep borehole seven days ago has again been slowed by difficult terrain.Provincial authorities...

    MADRID (AP) — Rescuers in southern Spain said Sunday that the frantic effort to reach a two-year-old boy who fell into a narrow, deep borehole seven days ago has again been slowed by difficult terrain.Provincial authorities said...

    Al-Qaida-linked jihadists attack UN base in North Mali


    BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Al-Qaida-linked jihadists attacked a United Nations peacekeeping base in Aguelhoc in northern Mali's Kidal region, killing at least eight peackeepers, the U.N. mission in Mali said Sunday."The current toll...

    BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Al-Qaida-linked jihadists attacked a United Nations peacekeeping base in Aguelhoc in northern Mali's Kidal region, killing at least eight peackeepers, the U.N. mission in Mali said Sunday."The current toll is...