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MOSCOW | Russia repatriates 27 children of IS members from Iraq

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia‘s Emergencies Ministry says it has repatriated 27 children who are family members of the Islamic State Group jailed in Iraq. The children, aged between 4 and 13, were flown to Moscow on Monday abroad the ministry’s plane. Russian children’s rights ombudswoman Anna Kuznetsova said about 50 Russian children who still remain … Continue reading MOSCOW | Russia repatriates 27 children of IS members from Iraq

DAVIS, Calif. | ‘Perfect cop’: Thousands mourn rookie California officer

DAVIS, Calif. —Jan 18, 2019— A young Natalie Corona would run around the house in police gear and loved watching the show “Cops.” She always knew she wanted to be a police officer, her sister said Friday. Even before Corona joined the force a few months ago, she posted a Facebook tribute to the men … Continue reading DAVIS, Calif. | ‘Perfect cop’: Thousands mourn rookie California officer

CHICAGO | The Latest: Van Dyke’s sister begs court for no prison time

CHICAGO—Jan 18, 2019—The Latest on the sentencing of the Chicago police officer who fired the shots that killed black teenager Laquan McDonald (all times local): 4:20 p.m. Jason Van Dyke’s wife says her life has been “a nightmare” and has been turned upside down since the former Chicago police officer’s murder conviction in the 2014 … Continue reading CHICAGO | The Latest: Van Dyke’s sister begs court for no prison time

Millennial Money: Use post-holiday sales to treat yourself

Jan 18, 2019—Much like Santa, you spent this holiday season delivering gifts to your family members and friends. But now that the flurry of tinsel and wrapping paper has settled, it’s time to be your own Santa. Don’t worry, no dropping through a chimney required. Just the gift-giving — and, OK, maybe the cookies, too. … Continue reading Millennial Money: Use post-holiday sales to treat yourself

LEXINGTON, Ky | Michigan family of 5 killed in wrong-way crash in Kentucky

LEXINGTON, Ky. —Jan 06, 2019— Authorities in Kentucky say five family members from Michigan headed home from vacation were among six people killed in a wrong-way accident on Interstate 75. Lexington police said in a statement that a southbound pickup truck being driven in the northbound lanes struck the family’s sport utility vehicle at 2:30 … Continue reading LEXINGTON, Ky | Michigan family of 5 killed in wrong-way crash in Kentucky

TORRANCE, Calif. | Suspects sought in California bowling alley triple homicide

TORRANCE, Calif.—Jan 06, 2019— Police searched for suspects Sunday in a shooting that killed three men and injured four during a brawl at a popular Los Angeles-area bowling alley and karaoke bar. Cell phone video aired by KNBC-TV showed groups of people throwing punches as a crowd gathered late Friday at Gable House Bowl in … Continue reading TORRANCE, Calif. | Suspects sought in California bowling alley triple homicide

NEW YORK | Department store executive Blake Nordstrom dies at 58

NEW YORK  —Jan 02, 2019— Blake Nordstrom, who led the upscale department store chain Nordstrom as co-president with his brothers Erik and Peter, has died. He was 58. The Seattle-based company did not disclose the cause of death, saying Nordstrom passed away unexpectedly early Wednesday. Last month, Nordstrom said that he had been diagnosed with … Continue reading NEW YORK | Department store executive Blake Nordstrom dies at 58

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine | Elder Bushes are gone but family Maine retreat to stay alive

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine — “Poppy” and “Bar” are gone, but the passing of George H. W. and Barbara Bush won’t mean an end to children’s laughter, splashing in the pool, barking dogs or clinking horseshoes at the family’s property on the Maine coast. The former first couple’s children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren will continue to enjoy stunning … Continue reading KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine | Elder Bushes are gone but family Maine retreat to stay alive

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Bush’s flag-draped casket heads to Capitol

WASHINGTON— The Latest on events related to late former President George H.W. Bush (all times local): 4:10 p.m. The body of former President George H.W. Bush is heading toward the U.S. Capitol following a brief ceremony at Andrews Air Force Base outside Washington, D.C. Bush’s flag-draped casket was unloaded from the presidential plane and brought … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Bush’s flag-draped casket heads to Capitol

FREEHOLD, N.J | Court hearing in New Jersey quadruple murder, arson case

FREEHOLD, N.J.— A New Jersey man charged with killing his brother and the brother’s wife and two children will make a court appearance Friday morning. Paul Caneiro (kah-NEH’-roh) faces four counts of murder, along with arson and weapons charges, in the Nov. 20 deaths of his brother Keith; Keith’s wife, Jennifer; their 11-year-old son, Jesse; … Continue reading FREEHOLD, N.J | Court hearing in New Jersey quadruple murder, arson case

NEW YORK | Best-seller Sarah Dessen has new book, new publisher

NEW YORK— Sarah Dessen, one of the country’s most popular authors for teenagers, has a new publisher. HarperCollins Publishers announced Monday that it will release Dessen’s “The Rest of the Story” on June 4. Dessen, whose many best-sellers include “Saint Anything” and “The Moon and More,” was previously published by Penguin Random House. HarperCollins is … Continue reading NEW YORK | Best-seller Sarah Dessen has new book, new publisher

PARIS | The Latest: At WWI event, Macron warns against nationalism

PARIS— The Latest on commemorations a century after the end of World War I (all times local): 12:45 p.m. Family members of soldiers who were wounded or died during World War I are among the large crowds lining a rain-soaked Champs-Elysees Avenue in Paris for the commemoration of the war’s end a century ago. Peter … Continue reading PARIS | The Latest: At WWI event, Macron warns against nationalism

NEW YORK | Shannade Clermont from ‘Bad Girls Club’ pleads guilty

NEW YORK— A former cast member of the television reality series “Bad Girls Club” has pleaded guilty in New York to wire fraud. Shannade Clermont entered the plea Thursday in Manhattan federal court. Prosecutors say the 24-year-old Clermont stole debit card information from a man who died shortly after a “prostitution date” with her. Clermont … Continue reading NEW YORK | Shannade Clermont from ‘Bad Girls Club’ pleads guilty

RIO DE JANEIRO | Brazil far-right candidate softens stances ahead of election

RIO DE JANEIRO — Jair Bolsonaro, a far-right congressman who is the front-runner going into Brazil‘s presidential runoff election Sunday, has gained notoriety for making disparaging comments about gays, blacks and women and for waxing nostalgic about the country’s 1964-1985 dictatorship. But he has moderated his stances during his campaign. Some of his most controversial … Continue reading RIO DE JANEIRO | Brazil far-right candidate softens stances ahead of election

NAIROBI, Kenya | Keino says charges against him dropped, has been released

NAIROBI, Kenya — Running great Kip Keino said Friday that charges against him in a Kenyan Olympic corruption case have been dropped and he has been released. The honorary IOC member tells The Associated Press that he still needs to appear in court on Tuesday — with speculation that he may now be a witness … Continue reading NAIROBI, Kenya | Keino says charges against him dropped, has been released

PARIS | French, Japanese leaders to discuss case of missing tourist

PARIS— French President Emmanuel Macron promised to discuss with Japan’s prime minister the case of a French tourist who disappeared in Japan in July. As Macron was greeting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday at the presidential palace in Paris, the sister of Tiphaine Veron asked the French leader about the case. Macron said … Continue reading PARIS | French, Japanese leaders to discuss case of missing tourist

PARIS | French hostage in Yemen freed after more than 4 months

PARIS— France’s president has announced the release of a French citizen held in hostage in Yemen for more than four months. President Emmanuel Macron has congratulated all those who contributed to Alain Goma‘s release. Goma will be back in France soon. Macron said Tuesday that he’s grateful to Oman’s sultan and authorities for their “decisive” … Continue reading PARIS | French hostage in Yemen freed after more than 4 months

PANAMA CITY, Fla. | Florida families still seek people missing in the hurricane

PANAMA CITY, Fla.  — Joanne Garone Behnke has replayed every possible scenario in her mind a hundred times. Maybe her 79-year-old aunt sought shelter at the sturdy condo nearby that withstood Hurricane Michael‘s devastating winds. Maybe she was rescued and is lying in a hospital bed somewhere. The pile of rubble that was once her … Continue reading PANAMA CITY, Fla. | Florida families still seek people missing in the hurricane

AMSTERDAM, N.Y | Mourners pack funeral for 8 of 20 killed in NY limo crash

AMSTERDAM, N.Y — Hundreds of mourners packed an upstate New York church Saturday for the funeral of four sisters and four other family members who died in a limousine crash last weekend that killed a total of 20 people. The Rev. O. Robert DeMartinis assured mourners at the St. Stanislaus Roman Catholic Church in Amsterdam, … Continue reading AMSTERDAM, N.Y | Mourners pack funeral for 8 of 20 killed in NY limo crash

WASHINGTON | More than 70 years later, an unknown soldier comes home

WASHINGTON — Gerard Murphy never met his uncle Richard. But the Potomac, Maryland, native grew up hearing stories of the former journalist who enlisted in the Marines during World War II and disappeared during the Jan. 15, 1944, amphibious assault on the Pacific island of Saipan. “This was a mystery in our family for basically … Continue reading WASHINGTON | More than 70 years later, an unknown soldier comes home

DES MOINES, Iowa | In Iowa debut, Booker tells Dems to turn despair into action

DES MOINES, Iowa  — New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker urged Democrats disappointed by Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to turn their despair into action as he made his national debut in Iowa as a Democratic presidential prospect. Racing from Saturday afternoon’s Senate confirmation vote in Washington, Booker breezed into the Iowa Democratic Party’s top fall fundraiser to … Continue reading DES MOINES, Iowa | In Iowa debut, Booker tells Dems to turn despair into action

LOS ANGELES | Ex-rap mogul ‘Suge’ Knight sentenced to 28 years in prison

LOS ANGELES— A judge on Thursday sentenced former rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight to 28 years in prison for running down and killing a man whose loved ones in court described him as a deeply devoted family man and peacemaker in his community. The courtroom was filled by nearly two dozen relatives of 55-year-old Terry … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Ex-rap mogul ‘Suge’ Knight sentenced to 28 years in prison

LAS VEGAS | Somber tributes, dimmed lights on Vegas shooting anniversary

LAS VEGAS  — The marquees on the glimmering Las Vegas Strip dimmed their lights for three minutes Monday night as officials slowly read the 58 names of the people killed one year earlier in the country’s deadliest mass shooting in modern history. The names of the slain were recited before a silent crowd punctuated by … Continue reading LAS VEGAS | Somber tributes, dimmed lights on Vegas shooting anniversary

LAS VEGAS | ‘Deliberate act of compassion’ a reaction to Vegas shooting

LAS VEGAS— The marquees on the glimmering Las Vegas Strip dimmed their lights for three minutes Monday night as officials slowly read the 58 names of the people killed one year earlier in the country’s deadliest mass shooting in modern history. The names of the 58 slain were recited before a silent crowd punctuated by … Continue reading LAS VEGAS | ‘Deliberate act of compassion’ a reaction to Vegas shooting

BONNEY LAKE, Wash. | Living with fear: Vegas shooting survivor, wife march on

BONNEY LAKE, Wash.  — Every time Chris Gilman leaves her home at the foot of Washington‘s Mount Rainier, she fights the gnawing urge to turn around and check that someone isn’t about to shoot her. Sometimes she wins the battle. Sometimes she loses. In the year since the 48-year-old was nearly killed in the worst … Continue reading BONNEY LAKE, Wash. | Living with fear: Vegas shooting survivor, wife march on

MIAMI | Parents face tougher rules to get immigrant children back

MIAMI  — Armando Tabora desperately wants to get his teenage daughter out of the government detention facility where she has been for more than three months. He has been stymied at every turn. The Florida landscaping worker took the bold step of going to a government office to submit fingerprints and other documents required for … Continue reading MIAMI | Parents face tougher rules to get immigrant children back

LAREDO, Texas | Relatives have vigil for 4 allegedly killed by border agent

LAREDO, Texas — Dozens of family members and friends of four slain women who investigators say were the victims of a U.S. Border Patrol supervisor gathered Tuesday evening in South Texas to remember them at a vigil. In a park near San Agustin Cathedral in downtown Laredo, they held small candles and photos of their … Continue reading LAREDO, Texas | Relatives have vigil for 4 allegedly killed by border agent

SACRAMENTO, Calif. | State says seniors were abandoned during California wildfire

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Staff at two senior care centers abandoned residents during an evacuation as wildfires swept through Northern California last October, state officials said Thursday as they moved to revoke licenses from the Santa Rosa facilities and their top administrators. Nobody in either facility died. A Department of Social Services complaint says more than … Continue reading SACRAMENTO, Calif. | State says seniors were abandoned during California wildfire

CAIRO | Thomas Cook takes its guests out of Egypt hotel after 2 died

CAIRO— Tour operator Thomas Cook is evacuating all of its customers from a hotel in Egypt’s Red Sea resort of Hurghada after two Britons died there this week under unclear circumstances. The move came after John and Susan Cooper, from Burnley in northern England, died while staying at the Steigenberger Aqua Magic Hotel. They were … Continue reading CAIRO | Thomas Cook takes its guests out of Egypt hotel after 2 died