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Frigid air, high winds sweep the Northeast; at least 6 dead
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Falling temperatures replaced the weekend's falling snow Monday as bitter cold and gusty winds swept across the eastern United States. The National Weather Service had forecast that temperatures would be more than 20 degrees below normal across the Northeast, with wind gusts up to 30 mph and... Read More
Inside a big top, Dior puts on circus-themed couture
PARIS (AP) — Dior drew inspiration from the top of the big top for a playful couture show held Monday in Paris, where models inside a circus-style tent walked through a human arch made of moving acrobats. The theme seemed to well serve designer Maria Grazia Chiuri, who has struggled to fly in recent seasons. The... Read More
The Latest: Man rescued from New York river island
The Latest on the winter storm hitting the East Coast (all times local): 2:55 p.m. Coast Guard crew members in New York have rescued a 21-year-old man stranded on an island in the Navensink River in 34-degree weather (1 Celsius) after his small boat broke down. The Coast Guard said crews arrived on the island... Read More
Macron ex-security aide: Diplomatic passports given back
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron's former security aide, at the heart of a damaging political scandal, told a Senate commission Monday that he turned in his two diplomatic passports after being fired last summer but they were returned to him two months later. Alexandre Benalla said the passports were... Read More
Germany bans Iran's Mahan Air amid security concerns
BERLIN (AP) — Germany has banned Iran's Mahan Air from landing in the country with immediate effect, citing security concerns and the airline's involvement in Syria, officials said Monday. Mahan Air is on a U.S. sanctions list and Washington has long urged allies to ban the airline from their territories. The... Read More
Iraq says goodbye to its beloved archaeologist al-Gailani
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq on Monday mourned the loss of Lamia al-Gailani, a beloved archaeologist who helped rebuild the Baghdad museum after it was looted following the 2003 U.S.-led invasion to oust Saddam Hussein. Al-Gailani, who died in Amman, Jordan, on Friday at the age of 80, was one of Iraq's first women to... Read More
The Latest: Bitter cold freezes US regions hit by storm
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the winter storm moving across the country (all times local): 9:15 p.m. A winter storm that covered parts of the Midwest and Northeast in snow and sleet this weekend has manifested into a bitter freeze. The National Weather Service says temperatures across the Great Lakes, Ohio Valley... Read More
Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea
BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves: ___ EDITOR'S NOTE: This is a weekly look at the... Read More
Amtrak train hits unoccupied vehicle on track in Indiana
CHESTERTON, Ind. (AP) — An Amtrak train from Chicago to Grand Rapids, Michigan, hit an unoccupied vehicle on the track in Indiana, but no passengers or crew were injured. Amtrak says in a statement that the accident happened about 7:30 p.m. central time Sunday as the train carrying 163 passengers reached... Read More
After storm, large swath of nation plunges into deep freeze
BOSTON (AP) — Bitter cold is setting in after a major winter storm blanketed a wide swath of the country in snow, sleet and rain this weekend, creating dangerously icy conditions that promise to complicate cleanup efforts and make travel challenging on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Some of the coldest temperatures... Read More
Tara VanDerveer wins 900th game at Stanford in 33 seasons
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Alanna Smith's career day meant so much for far more than just basketball. Sure, Stanford celebrated the Australian dynamo's brilliance on the court Sunday in an 85-64 victory by the sixth-ranked Cardinal against Washington State that helped Hall of Fame coach Tara VanDerveer reach her... Read More
Tornados inflict damage in Alabama town, Florida Panhandle
WETUMPKA, Ala. (AP) — Homes, businesses, government offices and churches were among the buildings badly damaged or demolished when tornadoes struck central Alabama over the weekend. The severe weather hit Saturday and another tornado was reported later that evening at an air base in the Florida Panhandle. On... Read More
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 government shutdown. The Transportation Security Administration says one of three BWI checkpoints... Read More
Plane makes emergency landing in Black Sea port in Romania
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian authorities say an airplane flying from Cyprus to the Romanian capital has made an emergency landing in the Black Sea port of Constanta because of a problem with the wing flaps. Nobody has been reported injured. Authorities said the Romanian airline Blue Air flight from Larnaca... Read More
Holocaust victims buried after remains found in UK museum
LONDON (AP) — The remains of six unidentified Holocaust victims were buried in a solemn ceremony at a Jewish cemetery near London on Sunday after spending years in storage at a British museum. The Imperial War Museum found the ashes and bone fragments during a stock-taking last year. They had been given to the... Read More
Trump offers temporary 'Dreamers' deal for border wall
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a bid to break the shutdown stalemate, President Donald Trump on Saturday offered to extend temporary protections for young people brought to the U.S. illegally as children and those fleeing disaster zones in exchange for his long-promised border wall. But while Trump cast the move as a... Read More
The Latest: Trump offers 'Dreamers' deal for border wall
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the partial government shutdown (all times local): 9:10 p.m. President Donald Trump on Saturday has offered to extend temporary protections for young people brought to the U.S. illegally as children and those fleeing disaster zones in exchange for his long-promised border wall. But... Read More
Noah's Ark park battles advocacy group over school visits
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A theme park depicting an ark as described in the Bible is battling with an advocacy group over whether public school field trips to the attraction are legal. The Courier Journal reports the Freedom From Religion Foundation sent letters last month to more than 1,000 public school districts... Read More
Official: Police kill 4 insurgents in shootout in Pakistan
MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — Counter-terrorism officers killed four insurgents, including two women, in a shootout on a highway in eastern Punjab province on Saturday, officials said. Senior officer Rai Tahir said insurgents traveling in a car opened fire when police stopped them near the city of Sahiwal. He said the... Read More
Boston Common to get $28 million in improvements
BOSTON (AP) — The oldest public park in the United States is getting a $28 million makeover. Boston Mayor Marty Walsh along with the city's Parks and Recreation Department and Friends of the Public Garden say the improvements will ensure that Boston Common can withstand heavy use by city residents and visitors,... Read More