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Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island to reopen amid shutdown
NEW YORK (AP) — The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island will be open for visitors Monday, with New York state picking up the tab for the federal workers.Gov. Andrew Cuomo made the announcement Sunday afternoon.The two sites have...
01/21/2018 09:15 PM
Kenya: Explosive kills 4 more children grazing livestock
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Kenyan official says four more children have been killed by an explosive device that went off in a field where they grazing livestock.Mandera Governor Ali Roba is blaming devices that Britain might have planted...
01/21/2018 09:05 PM
The Latest: Kraft says Pats targets of "jealousy and envy"
The Latest on the NFL conference championships. (all times local):2:45 p.m.New England Patriots owner Bob Kraft says the team needs to guard against "jealousy and envy" from people who are trying to tear apart one of the most...
01/21/2018 09:00 PM
Yemeni deaths due to diphtheria likely to rise amid blockade
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Deaths resulting from a diphtheria outbreak in Yemen are "likely to rise" if the naval blockade imposed by a Saudi-led coalition fighting to defeat Shiite rebels in war-torn Yemen remains in place, an international...
01/21/2018 08:50 PM
Title games: Brady vs. Bortles, then the matchup of backups
The Super Bowl matchup will be set after conference title games featuring three teams that have never won the big game.The other participant is a five-time Super Bowl winner, the New England Patriots.The Patriots and Tom Brady,...
01/21/2018 08:50 PM
Donald Trump calls for new constitutional rules to end government shutdown
President Donald Trump pressured Congress to end the government shutdown that reached its second day, attacking Democrats and urging Republicans to change the rules of the Senate if the standoff isn't resolved."If stalemate continues,"...
01/21/2018 08:38 PM
Spain to seek Catalan politician's arrest on Denmark visit
MADRID (AP) — Spain's state prosecutor office says it will reissue a European arrest warrant for the arrest of the fugitive former leader of Catalonia if he leaves Belgium and enters Denmark as planned.The region's ex-president,...
01/21/2018 08:35 PM
7 die at Ethiopia's Epiphany in clashes with security forces
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — An Ethiopian police official in the restive Amhara region in the north confirmed Sunday evening that seven people were killed when worshippers celebrating the Epiphany holiday clashed with security forces.The...
01/21/2018 08:10 PM
Average US gas price jumps 4 cents to $2.58 for regular
CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average price of a gallon of regular-grade gasoline jumped 4 cents nationally over the past two weeks to $2.58.Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey said Sunday that the increase is...
01/21/2018 08:05 PM
Undercover report on Polish neo-Nazis sparks investigation
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — An undercover television report that showed members of a Polish neo-Nazi group celebrating Adolf Hitler's birthday and burning a swastika has prompted a criminal investigation.Poland's prime minister also denounced...
01/21/2018 07:55 PM
Slimane named new Celine designer as Paris menswear wraps up
PARIS (AP) — Lanvin and Paul Smith capped a masculine and utilitarian menswear season in Paris as design veteran Hedi Slimane was named the new creative chief at Celine.Here are some highlights from Sunday's final fall-winter men's...
01/21/2018 07:35 PM
Tunisian security forces kill 2 Algerian Islamic extremists
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian authorities say security forces have killed two Islamic militants in a remote western area of the country, near the border with Algeria.The Ministry of the Interior says in a statement a special unit...
01/21/2018 07:30 PM
Billionaire Canadian couple 'murdered by multiple people', private investigation finds
Private investigators believe a prominent billionaire couple found dead in their Toronto mansion last month were murdered by multiple people two days before their bodies were discovered, Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported Saturday,...
01/21/2018 07:29 PM
Trump campaign ad calls Dems 'complicit' in officers' deaths
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's re-election campaign released a provocative new ad accusing Democrats of being "complicit" in the slayings of law enforcement officers by people in the U.S. illegally.The 30-second ad was...
01/21/2018 07:25 PM
Mexico posts highest homicide rate in decades
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico has posted its highest homicide rate in decades, with a record 29,168 murders in 2017.That is higher than the homicide rate during the peak year of Mexico's drug war in 2011, when there were 27,213 murders.The...
01/21/2018 07:20 PM
Former Saint Laurent designer Hedi Slimane named at Celine
PARIS (AP) — Veteran fashion designer Hedi Slimane has been named the new creative director of the edgy Parisian brand Celine.Slimane gained critical and commercial success as Saint Laurent's designer from 2012 to 2016. He will...
01/21/2018 07:15 PM
Q&A: Samsung's Alex Hawkinson on smart-home evolution
NEW YORK (AP) — Many everyday appliances are connecting to the internet these days, allowing people to control them with apps and voice commands. More homes are embracing this, especially as people get comfortable using smart speakers...
01/21/2018 07:05 PM
Letter penned by Alexander Hamilton for sale in Sacramento
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A rare military document written by Alexander Hamilton near the end of the Revolutionary War will be up for bidding this week in Sacramento.The Sacramento Bee reports the letter, written by one of the Founding...
01/21/2018 07:05 PM
2 soldiers killed when Army helicopter crashes in California
FORT IRWIN, Calif. (AP) — The Army says two soldiers from Colorado have been killed in a helicopter crash during training operations in the Southern California desert.The San Bernardino Sun newspaper reports the AH-64 Apache crashed...
01/21/2018 06:25 PM
'Jumanji' tops box office for third straight weekend
NEW YORK (AP) — "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" outdid another weekend's worth of newcomers to top the North American box office for the third straight weekend, making the surprise hit the fifth-highest grossing film of all time...
01/21/2018 06:15 PM