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Latest: Photos show suspected kidnapper's ramshackle cabin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on the case of a kidnapped Wisconsin girl whose parents were fatally shot and the man accused of committing the crimes (all times local):...
Jan. 14, 2019

Man struck and killed by pickup after escaping burning home

PAGELAND, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a man escaped from his burning home, only to be struck and killed by a pickup truck on the street outside. A coroner says...
Jan. 14, 2019

Merkel ally dismisses US threat of pipeline sanctions

BERLIN (AP) — The head of Chancellor Angela Merkel's CDU party says German companies working on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project with Russia shouldn't be intimidated by a letter...
Jan. 14, 2019

Macedonian lawmakers weigh request for new name referendum

SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonia's parliament is weighing a diaspora group's request for a new referendum on the deal to change the country's name to North Macedonia in return for...
Jan. 14, 2019

Facing massive liability, PG&E seeks bankruptcy protection

Pacific Gas and Electric said it plans to file for bankruptcy protection amid potentially massive liabilities resulting from the deadly California wildfires. The announcement Monday follows the resignation of the...
Jan. 14, 2019

The Latest: Newsom pledges safe power to customers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on utility PG&E seeking bankruptcy protection (all times local): 8:10 a.m. California Gov. Gavin Newsom says he'll work to make sure consumers have access...
Jan. 14, 2019

Zimbabwe army deploys to disperse fuel protests, 13 injured

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwean soldiers on Monday deployed in some urban areas where police clashed with protesters over fuel hikes, deepening the sense of crisis in a country whose...
Jan. 14, 2019

Uneasy twosome: Golf and politics at Saudi Arabia tournament

Golf usually isn't all that complicated for Dustin Johnson. He decides where he's going to play and tries to post the lowest score. The newest addition to his schedule involved...
Jan. 14, 2019

High court: KY death row inmate's case should get new look

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is telling Kentucky's highest court to take another look at the case of a serial murder on death row. The court Monday told the...
Jan. 14, 2019

Official: Truck bomb blast in Afghanistan kills 4, wounds 44

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — At least four people were killed when a truck bomb detonated in the capital Kabul on Monday, according to a security official. Interior Ministry spokesman Najib...
Jan. 14, 2019

Greek govt faces confidence vote after coalition collapses

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's parliament has scheduled a confidence vote for late Wednesday following the collapse of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' governing coalition over a proposed deal to end...
Jan. 14, 2019

Crash that killed man, 81, injures Kansas football player

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a crash that killed a Kansas man also injured a University of Kansas football player and two others. The Kansas Highway Patrol says redshirt...
Jan. 14, 2019

Too much brine? Study highlights growing toxic brine problem

BERLIN (AP) — The world's thirst for fresh water is causing a salty problem. According to a scientific study released Monday, desalination plants worldwide are producing 142 million cubic meters...
Jan. 14, 2019

Toddler found dead outside home in bitterly cold weather

NEWPORT, N.H. (AP) — Police in New Hampshire are investigating the death of a 2 ½-year-old girl found outside of a house in bitterly cold weather. Newport Police Chief Jim...
Jan. 14, 2019

Trump rejects suggested short-term government shutdown fix

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday rejected the suggestion that he temporarily reopen government while negotiations continue on his proposed border wall, signaling no speedy resolution to the...
Jan. 14, 2019

The Latest: Polish charity head resigns, says threats made

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Latest on the stabbing of a Polish mayor (all times local): 4:50 p.m. The head of the popular Polish charity event during which the mayor...
Jan. 14, 2019

LA teachers go on strike in 2nd-largest US school district

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tens of thousands of Los Angeles teachers went on strike Monday after contentious contract negotiations failed in the nation's second-largest school district. "Students, we are striking...
Jan. 14, 2019

USA Today publisher targeted for buyout

DENVER (AP) — The publisher of USA Today has received a $1.36 billion buyout bid from a media group with a history of taking over struggling newspapers and slashing jobs...
Jan. 14, 2019

More than 40 wounded in a truck bomb blast in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan officials say a truck bomb detonated in the capital Kabul, wounding scores. Health Ministry spokesman Wahidullah Mayar says that more than 40 wounded people were...
Jan. 14, 2019

Protesting Greek teachers clash with riot police, again

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek riot police have used tear gas to disperse state schoolteachers protesting violently in Athens, days after the country's public order minister accused officers of indiscriminately...
Jan. 14, 2019

The Latest: Tens of thousands of Los Angeles teachers strike

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a strike by Los Angeles teachers (all times local): 7:40 a.m. Tens of thousands of Los Angeles teachers are striking after contentious contract...
Jan. 14, 2019

Tens of thousands of Los Angeles teachers strike after contract talks fail in nation's second-largest school district

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tens of thousands of Los Angeles teachers strike after contract talks fail in nation's second-largest school district.
Jan. 14, 2019

Police seize cocaine worth more than $1 billion in Latvia

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Authorities in Latvia have confiscated two tons of cocaine with a street value of a billion euros ($1.15 billion), the largest seizure ever in the Baltic...
Jan. 14, 2019

Chinese exports to US sank last month as tariffs took a toll

BEIJING (AP) — China's 2018 trade surplus with the United States surged to a record $323.3 billion, but exports contracted in December as the delayed impact of President Donald Trump's...
Jan. 14, 2019

Italian fugitive brought home to serve life term for murder

ROME (AP) — A left-wing Italian militant who was convicted of murder three decades ago arrived in Rome on Monday to begin serving life in prison, after his time as...
Jan. 14, 2019

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