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Travel blog: Incredible India

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___ Brexit deal in turmoil as May postpones Parliament vote LONDON (AP) — Facing almost certain defeat, British Prime Minister Theresa May has postponed a vote in Parliament on her Brexit deal, saying she would go back to European Union leaders to seek changes to the divorce agreement. With EU officials adamant... Read More
Meek Mill, Fat Joe attend DJ Khaled's Miami birthday bash
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Meek Mill, Busta Rhymes and Fat Joe were among the rappers who came out to celebrate DJ Khaled's birthday at an over-the-top party at the Perez Art Museum to close out Art Basel in Miami Beach. The Haute Living party celebrated birthdays for both DJ Khaled and his wife Nicole with a... Read More
How major US stock indexes fared Monday
U.S. stocks remained volatile Monday as the market recovered from sharp losses in morning trading to end with modest gains. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost as much as 507 points in early trading before ending with a gain of 34. On Monday: The S&P 500 index picked up 4.64 points, or 0.2 percent, to 2,637.72.... Read More
US blocks ex-Gambian president, family from entering
BANJUL, Gambia (AP) — The U.S. State Department says former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh and members of his immediate family are now ineligible for entry into the United States. The decision comes almost two years after Jammeh was forced into exile in Equatorial Guinea after he refused to concede defeat in a... Read More
Church renovation lifts Christmas spirit in Bethlehem
BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) — A historic renovation of the Church of the Nativity is lifting spirits in the biblical town of Bethlehem ahead of Christmas, offering visitors a look at ancient mosaics and columns that have been restored to their original glory for the first time in 600 years. City officials hope the... Read More
April the Giraffe's calf moved to another barn
HARPURSVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — A giraffe whose birth became an internet sensation has been moved into another barn away from his mother. Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, New York, tells the Press & Sun-Bulletin that Tajiri (tah-JEER'-ee) the giraffe was moved so he has space to grow this winter. Tajiri is the... Read More
Glenn Beck gives $50K to Lincoln artifacts debt
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Media personality and political commentator Glenn Beck is pitching in to keep a trove of artifacts related to Abraham Lincoln in the 16th president's hometown. Beck's charity, Mercury One, has donated $50,000 toward a $9.2 million debt owed for a collection of 1,400 artifacts purchased a... Read More
UK airport protesters convicted of aviation offenses
LONDON (AP) — British prosecutors say 15 people who attached themselves to a plane at a London-area airport last year have been convicted of aviation security offenses. The demonstrators used bolt cutters to create a hole in the perimeter fence at Stansted Airport on March 28, 2017 and then used expanding foam,... Read More
Real Madrid far behind top European clubs in women's soccer
MADRID (AP) — In a speech during Real Madrid's most recent general assembly, club president Florentino Perez spoke proudly about how esports will be part of the club's future. Perez also talked about plans for a possible Real Madrid theme park to be built in the Spanish capital. The president took his time to... Read More
Sierra snowpack well above average after California storms
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Back-to-back California storms blanket the Sierra Nevada in snow, more than twice the snowpack level compared to this time last year, with winter still nearly two weeks away. At the same time last year, the Sierra snowpack was 47 percent of average, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Friday.... Read More
Winter storm causes icy roads across swath of South
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A massive storm brought snow, sleet, and freezing rain across a wide swath of the South on Sunday — causing dangerously icy roads, immobilizing snowfalls and power losses to hundreds of thousands of people. Accidents on snow-covered interstates caused major delays, hundreds of flights were... Read More
The Latest: Police say driver killed by falling tree
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on severe winter storm hitting parts of the U.S. Southeast (all times local): 6:25 p.m. Authorities in North Carolina say a driver was killed when a tree fell on a vehicle. Police in the Charlotte suburb of Matthews said Sunday that the vehicle was traveling down a street when... Read More
Macron to break silence, address French nation amid protests
PARIS (AP) — Pressure mounted on French President Emmanuel Macron to announce concrete measures to calm protests marked by violence when he addresses the nation Monday evening, and breaks a long silence widely seen as aggravating a crisis that has shaken the government and the whole country. The president will... Read More
Swath of South faces wintry mess: Snow, sleet, freezing rain
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A massive storm brought snow, sleet, and freezing rain across a wide swath of the South on Sunday — causing dangerously icy roads, immobilizing snowfalls and power losses to hundreds of thousands of people. Accidents on snow-covered interstates caused major delays, hundreds of flights were... Read More
Plant a tree: Milan's ambitious plans to be cleaner, greener
MILAN (AP) — If Italy's fashion capital has a predominant color, it is gray — not only because of the blocks of neoclassical stone buildings for which the city is celebrated, but also due to its often-gray sky, which traps pollution. But Milan now wants to shift its color palette toward green. The city has... Read More
German railway workers' union calls strike over pay
BERLIN (AP) — A labor union representing German railway workers is calling on its members to go on strike Monday after failing to reach a deal on pay. The EVG union said Sunday that employees of Deutsche Bahn, the country's biggest rail company, will stage a four-hour walkout on the morning of Dec. 10. Labor... Read More
The Latest: Snow, sleet and freezing rain take aim at South
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the South's severe weather (all times local): 9 p.m. A snowstorm building across parts of the South is causing flight cancellations to and from Charlotte, North Carolina, out of the Midwest. WTOL-TV reports that Toledo Express Airport's website says that several American... Read More
Tunisian protesters criticize Israel, support Palestinians
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Dozens of pro-Palestinian demonstrators have staged a protest in Tunisia's capital against Israel and its policies toward the Palestinians. The protest on Saturday was held outside the Tourism Ministry. The country's named tourism minister is Jewish, which is unusual in this majority Muslim... Read More
Japan OKs divisive bill allowing more foreign workers
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese lawmakers early Saturday approved government-proposed legislation allowing hundreds of thousands of foreign laborers to live and work in a country that has long resisted accepting outsiders. The contentious legislation passed only months after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe proposed the plan... Read More
St. John's to honor late AP basketball writer Jim O'Connell
NEW YORK (AP) — St. John's will honor the late Hall of Fame basketball writer Jim O'Connell of The Associated Press with a patch on game uniforms Sunday at Madison Square Garden. O'Connell, an alumnus, was a fixture covering sports at the Garden. He died in July at 64. St. John's players will wear a red patch... Read More