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UK Ponders What To Do With Homeless Ahead Of Royal Wedding

LONDON (AP) — A political storm is brewing ahead of Prince Harry's and Meghan Markle's May 19 wedding over whether to crack down on homeless people and beggars in the well-to-do English town of...

Boris Becker’s Son Presses Charges After Racist German Slur

BERLIN (AP) — The son of former tennis star Boris Becker has pressed charges against a German nationalist lawmaker who insulted him with a racist slur, his lawyer said Thursday. Lawyer Christian-Oliver Moser told The...

US To End Policy That Let Legal Pot Flourish

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions is rescinding the Obama-era policy that had paved the way for legalized marijuana to flourish in states across the country, two people with knowledge of the decision...

Divided Democrats Face Liberal Backlash On Immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — With a new deadline approaching, Democrats in Congress are struggling to adopt a unified strategy to protect hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation. Democrats' inaction has enraged liberal activists, who...

12 Killed, More Than 260 Injured In South Africa Train Crash

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A passenger train carrying people home after the holidays slammed into a truck in rural South Africa on Thursday, killing at least 12 people and injuring more than 260 others, the...
Cosby

Court Won’t Rehear Defamation Case Against Bill Cosby

BOSTON (AP) — A federal appeals court won't rehear a defamation lawsuit filed against Bill Cosby by a woman who said he raped her decades ago. The 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently denied...
Hailemariam Desalegn

Ethiopia to Release All Political Prisoners, Close Camp

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — In a surprise move, Ethiopia's leader on Wednesday announced plans to drop charges against political prisoners and close a notorious prison camp in what he called an effort to...
Russia Investigation

Trump Boasts of ‘Nuclear Button’ But Doesn’t Really Have one

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump boasted that he has a bigger and more powerful "nuclear button" than North Korean leader Kim Jong Un does — but the president doesn't actually have a physical...
Jack Ma

Chinese Acquisition of MoneyGram Blocked as U.S. Becomes Wary of China’s Growing Influence

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese billionaire Jack Ma has dropped his bid to buy U.S. money transfer company MoneyGram after Washington rejected the $1.2 billion deal in a fresh example of heightened American scrutiny of...
Mike Tyson

Mike Tyson Has New Business Venture: Breaks Ground on 40 Acre California Marijuana Ranch

CALIFORNIA CITY, Calif. (AP) — Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson is becoming a California marijuana entrepreneur. TheBlast.com reports that Tyson and partners on Dec. 20 broke ground on a plot for a cannabis resort in California City,...
Red Cross Fire Visits

Milwaukee Red Cross Wants Fire Victims from Mostly Black, Latino Neighborhoods to Meet Them...

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The American Red Cross of Wisconsin is asking fire victims in some parts of Milwaukee to come to them or nearby police stations because of staff shortages — a decision that...
Concealed Guns Crossing State Lines

Pardoned By Chris Christie, Woman Pushes for Change to U.S. Gun Laws

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The handgun that Shaneen Allen was carrying when she was pulled over on a New Jersey highway could have sent her to prison for years if not for a pardon...
People Times Up

Reese Witherspoon, Shonda Rhimes Among Founders of Anti-harassment Group

NEW YORK (AP) — Reese Witherspoon, Shonda Rhimes and Jennifer Aniston are among hundreds of Hollywood women who have formed an anti-harassment coalition called Time's Up. The initiative (www.timesupnow.com ) was launched Monday with an open...
Bronx Fire

16 Hurt, 4 Seriously, In Bronx Fire

NEW YORK (AP) — The Fire Department of New York says 16 people are hurt, four of them seriously, in a fire raging through a Bronx building. Officials say over 200 firefighters have responded to...
North Korea weapons

Kim Says War with U.S. Unlikely After Securing Nuclear Weapons with ‘Entire U.S. Mainland...

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said Monday that the United States should be aware that his country's nuclear forces are now a reality, not a threat. But he...
Liberia president

Liberia President-elect to Foreign Investors: ‘We’re Open for Business’

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — George Weah gave his first public address as Liberia's president-elect Saturday, telling potential investors that the nation is "open and ready for business" and calling on Liberians who live abroad...
bronx fire child

Commissioner Alleges 3-Year Old Playing with Stove Caused Deadly Bronx Apartment Fire

NEW YORK (AP) — A preschooler toying with the burners on his mother's stove accidentally sparked New York City's deadliest fire in decades, an inferno that quickly overtook an apartment building and blocked the...
Liberia Election,

Ex-soccer Star Weah Elected Liberia President By Wide Margin

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Former FIFA World Player of the Year George Weah has been elected Liberia's new president by a wide margin as the West African nation faces its first democratic transfer of...
Tucson Education Legal Battle

Judge Blocks Arizona Ethnic Studies Ban That Alleged the Courses May Promote Resentment Toward...

PHOENIX (AP) — A U.S. judge has permanently blocked an ethnic studies ban in Arizona public schools that dismantled a popular Mexican-American studies program, dealing a final blow to a law that he found...
Deadly Bronx fire

12 Dead In Fast-Moving Bronx Apartment Fire

NEW YORK (AP) — Twelve people were dead and four more were fighting for their lives late Thursday after a fire swept through a Bronx apartment building on one of the coldest nights so...
Hurricane Failed Help

Thousands of Officers In Puerto Rico Calling In Sick Over Delayed Overtime Payments

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Thousands of police officers are calling in sick every day in Puerto Rico, partly to press demands for unpaid overtime pay for hurricane recovery efforts as concerns grow...

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