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BERLIN | Prosecutor: Bavarian stabbing suspect has long arrest record

BERLIN — Bavarian authorities say the 38-year-old German man arrested in connection with stabbing three women in Nuremberg last week has a long criminal record, including a sexual assault conviction. The three separate stabbings took place late Thursday and all the women are still in the hospital being treated for their injuries. Authorities said Sunday … Continue reading BERLIN | Prosecutor: Bavarian stabbing suspect has long arrest record

WASHINGTON | First lady calls opioids ‘worst drug crisis’ in US history

WASHINGTON  — First lady Melania Trump is calling the opioid epidemic the “worst drug crisis in American history” and says she is struck by how it has touched the lives of so many people. Mrs. Trump is speaking Wednesday about the crisis at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. She says the stigma of shame must … Continue reading WASHINGTON | First lady calls opioids ‘worst drug crisis’ in US history

MUMBAI, India | India marks 10 years since Mumbai attacks; US offers reward

MUMBAI, India— As Mumbai marked the 10th anniversary of attacks that killed 166 in India’s financial capital on Monday, the United States made a new reward offer for information on the 2008 siege. The Pakistani gunmen who waged the attack were killed or captured. But U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday that those … Continue reading MUMBAI, India | India marks 10 years since Mumbai attacks; US offers reward

PARIS | French police close probe into Interpol disappearance

PARIS — French authorities say they have closed an investigation into the disappearance and subsequent detention in China of the former president of Interpol, and found no evidence to support his wife’s claim that she got a threatening call in Chinese after he was picked up. Grace Meng, the wife of Meng Hongwei, detailed the … Continue reading PARIS | French police close probe into Interpol disappearance

JERUSALEM | Israeli leader criticized for money transfer to Gaza

JERUSALEM — Israel’s prime minister on Sunday defended his decision to allow the transfer of $15 million from Qatar to Gaza’s Hamas rulers, rejecting criticism that the move had strengthened the Islamic militant group. Benjamin Netanyahu told reporters that it was “the right step” at the moment, and that he was committed to restoring quiet … Continue reading JERUSALEM | Israeli leader criticized for money transfer to Gaza

HELSINKI | EU envoy says ‘much more work’ needed to clinch Brexit deal

HELSINKI — The European Union‘s Brexit negotiator on Thursday said that gaps remain to be bridged in talks on the U.K.’s departure from the bloc as time runs out to secure a deal and have it endorsed. Britain leaves the EU on March 29, but a deal must be sealed in the coming weeks to … Continue reading HELSINKI | EU envoy says ‘much more work’ needed to clinch Brexit deal

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Acting attorney general says he’s honored

WASHINGTON — The Latest on Jeff Sessions’ resignation as attorney general (all times local): 7:10 p.m. The new acting attorney general says he’s honored that President Donald Trump has confidence in his ability to lead the Justice Department. Matthew Whitaker said in a statement Wednesday that he is committed to “leading a fair department with … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Acting attorney general says he’s honored

LONDON | UK starts criminal probe of Labour Party anti-Semitism

LONDON — British police have launched a criminal investigation into allegations of anti-Semitic hate crimes within the opposition Labour Party. The Metropolitan Police said Friday that it is acting on a dossier of information given to Commissioner Cressida Dick. She told BBC radio there is evidence a crime may have been committed. A police spokesman … Continue reading LONDON | UK starts criminal probe of Labour Party anti-Semitism

NEW YORK | National health initiative takes aim at sugar-packed foods

NEW YORK — New York City has announced a national effort to reduce sugar in packaged foods by 20 percent. The city’s health department said Friday the endeavor is being undertaken by the National Salt and Sugar Reduction Initiative, a partnership of about 100 health departments and related groups. Public health officials say eating too … Continue reading NEW YORK | National health initiative takes aim at sugar-packed foods

OAKLAND, Calif. | Raiders rally past Browns 45-42 in OT for 1st win for Gruden

OAKLAND, Calif.— Derek Carr threw four TD passes and a game-tying 2-point conversion with 30 seconds left in regulation to set up Matt McGrane’s 29-yard field goal in overtime that gave the Oakland Raiders their first win since Jon Gruden‘s return as coach, 45-42 over the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. McGrane missed a 50-yard field … Continue reading OAKLAND, Calif. | Raiders rally past Browns 45-42 in OT for 1st win for Gruden

WASHINGTON | US again slashing number of refugees it will accept

WASHINGTON — The U.S. will slash the number of refugees it will accept for a second straight year, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said, insisting amid criticism from human rights groups that the country is still committed to providing sanctuary to people fleeing the world’s danger zones. Up to 30,000 refugees will be allowed into … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US again slashing number of refugees it will accept

CLEVELAND | Foles throws 2 picks, champion Eagles lose 5-0 to Browns

CLEVELAND — The Super Bowl MVP has lost his magic touch. Nick Foles isn’t playing like himself. Foles threw two interceptions in the first half and Philadelphia’s starting offense — missing some key players — struggled again while waiting for quarterback Carson Wentz to return and the Eagles were beaten 5-0 on Thursday night by … Continue reading CLEVELAND | Foles throws 2 picks, champion Eagles lose 5-0 to Browns

COPENHAGEN, Denmark | Swedish police say several officers fired on disabled man

COPENHAGEN, Denmark  — The Swedish prosecutor in charge of investigating whether police committed an error when fatally shooting a 20-year-old disabled man who waved a toy gun, said Friday that it has emerged that several officers opened fire. “The man held a weapon-like object and officers opened fire after judging the situation as threatening,” Martin … Continue reading COPENHAGEN, Denmark | Swedish police say several officers fired on disabled man

Missouri News: Missouri Attorney General Announces, John R. Davidson, (SVP) Sexually Violent Predator Commitment

Jefferson City, MO – Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley announced that John R. Davidson, 46, formerly of Kansas City, has been committed as a sexually violent predator.  Davidson has a twenty-year history of sexually abusing young children. In 1998, Davidson was arrested for committing a lewd act at a public pool while watching young girls … Continue reading Missouri News: Missouri Attorney General Announces, John R. Davidson, (SVP) Sexually Violent Predator Commitment