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Tornado inflicts heavy damage in Alabama town

WETUMPKA, Ala. (AP) — Homes, businesses, government offices and churches were among the buildings badly damaged or demolished when tornadoes struck central Alabama. The National Weather Service says its initial...
Jan. 20, 2019

Citing staff, security checkpoint closed at Maryland airport

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport says it expects "minimal, if any" problems for passengers since a security checkpoint closed because of staffing issues due to the federal...
Jan. 20, 2019

Zimbabwe president to return home after deadly turmoil

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's president he will return home and skip the World Economic Forum after a week of turmoil in which activists have said at least a dozen...
Jan. 20, 2019

Hungarian-American film producer Andy Vajna dies at 74

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Andy Vajna, a Hungarian-American film producer who worked on several "Rambo" films with Sylvester Stallone as well as Madonna's "Evita," has died. He was 74. Vajna,...
Jan. 20, 2019

Zimbabwe's president says he will return home, skip World Economic Forum after week of deadly turmoil

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's president says he will return home, skip World Economic Forum after week of deadly turmoil.
Jan. 20, 2019

Giuliani: 'So what' if Trump and Cohen discussed testimony

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani is leaving open the possibility that Trump and former personal attorney Michael Cohen might have discussed Cohen's congressional testimony. But, he...
Jan. 20, 2019

Elizabeth Warren planning 1st trip to South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is making her first trip to early voting South Carolina since launching her exploratory bid for a possible 2020 presidential run. Warren's...
Jan. 20, 2019

Landmark Air Force chapel suffering from leaks, corrosion

DENVER (AP) — The landmark Cadet Chapel at the U.S. Air Force Academy is suffering from leaks and corrosion, so the school has drawn up an ambitious restoration project. But...
Jan. 20, 2019

Americans take stock of shutdown's everyday effects

The federal government shutdown is rippling into everyday life even for people who don't usually think their lives are closely tied to Washington. The government's doings, or not-doings, can be...
Jan. 20, 2019

Kenzo explores designer's roots at Paris Fashion Week

PARIS (AP) — Psychedelic Peruvian paintings covered panel upon panel of Kenzo's fall menswear show that celebrated of one of the designer's fascinating Chinese-Peruvian heritage. Here are some highlights of...
Jan. 20, 2019

The Latest: Kenyan president congratulates Congo poll winner

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — The Latest on Congo's election results (all times local): 5:45 p.m. Kenya's president is adding his congratulations to Congo's president-elect, Felix Tshisekedi, as a growing number...
Jan. 20, 2019

Chile says 2 dead, thousands without power after quake

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chilean officials say a magnitude-6.7 earthquake has killed at least two people and left thousands without electricity in the country's north. The U.S. Geological Survey says...
Jan. 20, 2019

Smaller class sizes not proven but teachers strike for them

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Most educators and parents see class size as an indicator of a quality education and have made it a priority in teacher strikes across the United...
Jan. 20, 2019

'Time to say goodbye': Vonn in too much pain to continue

CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (AP) — What was evident all weekend for Lindsey Vonn became clear to everyone else on Sunday. The American skier's surgically repaired knees simply don't let her...
Jan. 20, 2019

Deputies shoot man suspected of killing 4 family members

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Authorities in Oregon say a man killed four members of his family and was shot dead by sheriff's deputies. The Oregonian reports two family members survived...
Jan. 20, 2019

The Latest: TSA says many of its workers calling out of work

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the partial government shutdown (all times local): 11:35 a.m. The impacts of the record-breaking partial government shutdown are continuing to escalate. The Transportation Security...
Jan. 20, 2019

Polish PM calls for respect in public life after mayor slain

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's conservative Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has called on politicians and public figures to make the public debate more respectful after the slaying of Gdansk city...
Jan. 20, 2019

The Latest: Winter storm causes major problems at airports

The Latest on the winter storm moving across the country (all times local): 11:35 a.m. The winter storm is wreaking havoc on air travel as it moves across the U.S...
Jan. 20, 2019

M. Night Shyamalan's 'Glass' is No. 1 with $40.6M debut

NEW YORK (AP) — M. Night Shyamalan's "Glass" didn't live up to expectations but it still easily dominated the Martin Luther King Jr. weekend at the box office, debuting with...
Jan. 20, 2019

Macedonia extends school break because of air pollution

SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonia's government has ordered the winter break for students to be extended to Jan. 23 because of extremely high levels of toxic particles in the air...
Jan. 20, 2019

Egypt says security forces killed 14 militants in Sinai

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian security forces say they've killed 14 militants and seized a ton of explosives in an operation in the restive northern part of the Sinai Peninsula. They...
Jan. 20, 2019

Virginia investor tries to curb Dominion's influence

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Virginia investor Michael Bills is spending millions of dollars to try to weaken the political influence of Dominion Energy. Bills said the state's largest electric utility...
Jan. 20, 2019

Sudan police clash with demonstrators in fresh protests

CAIRO (AP) — Sudanese police clashed with demonstrators in and around the capital Khartoum on Sunday, after they deployed in large numbers in anticipation of fresh protests calling on longtime...
Jan. 20, 2019

May plans next move in Brexit fight as chances rise of delay

LONDON (AP) — As Prime Minister Theresa May prepared her next move in Britain's deadlocked Brexit battle, a senior opposition politician said Sunday that it's unlikely the U.K. will leave...
Jan. 20, 2019

Unclaimed veterans buried with dignity, thanks to strangers

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Funeral homes, medical examiners, state and federal veterans' affairs departments and local veterans' groups have combined forces to honor members of the military whose bodies weren't...
Jan. 20, 2019

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