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WARSAW, Poland | The Latest: Police say mayor’s attacker acted ‘irrationally’

WARSAW, Poland — Jan 14, 2019—The Latest on the stabbing of a Polish mayor (all times local): 11:20 a.m. A Polish police spokesman says a man accused of seriously wounding Gdansk city Mayor Pawel Adamowicz acted out of “irrational” motives and is in custody waiting for questioning by prosecutors. Mariusz Ciarka said Monday the 27-year-old, … Continue reading WARSAW, Poland | The Latest: Police say mayor’s attacker acted ‘irrationally’

PARIS | Mirage fighter jet disappears over eastern France

PARIS —Jan 09, 2019—A French fighter jet carrying two pilots disappeared from radar screens Wednesday near the Swiss border in a snowstorm, prompting an extensive search across the rugged, mountainous area. The Mirage 2000D was last detected between the Doubs and Jura regions while on a low-altitude training flight, according to a French air force … Continue reading PARIS | Mirage fighter jet disappears over eastern France

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. | Chris Evert to chair US Tennis Association’s charitable arm

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. —Jan 08, 2019— Chris Evert has been chosen to chair the USTA Foundation’s board of directors, serving as a spokeswoman and ambassador for the U.S. Tennis Association’s charitable arm. The 18-time Grand Slam champion and member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame takes over as chair from James Blake. Evert, currently … Continue reading WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. | Chris Evert to chair US Tennis Association’s charitable arm

LONDON | Russian cargo ship runs aground off southwest England

LONDON — A Russian cargo ship with 18 crew members on board has run aground off the coast of Falmouth, Cornwall, in southwest England, following bad weather. A spokeswoman for Britain’s Maritime and Coastguard Agency said the 180-meter (590 foot) vessel “dragged her anchor and grounded” on the western part of the port entrance between … Continue reading LONDON | Russian cargo ship runs aground off southwest England

WARSAW, Poland | Poland says US ambassador’s letter won’t spoil good ties

WARSAW, Poland — The Polish government said Wednesday that a letter from the U.S. ambassador that took it to task over its treatment of a U.S.-owned television station and misspelled the prime minister’s last name won’t spoil “very good” bilateral ties. The letter from Ambassador Georgette Mosbacher to Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki circulated in Polish … Continue reading WARSAW, Poland | Poland says US ambassador’s letter won’t spoil good ties

MILWAUKEE | Oprah Winfrey’s mother, Vernita Lee, dies at 83

MILWAUKEE — Oprah Winfrey’s mother, Vernita Lee, has died at the age of 83. A Winfrey spokeswoman on Monday issued a statement saying Lee died at her Milwaukee home on Nov. 22. The spokeswoman says private funeral services were held. No other details were provided. Lee was a teenager when she gave birth to Winfrey … Continue reading MILWAUKEE | Oprah Winfrey’s mother, Vernita Lee, dies at 83

WASHINGTON | As number of GOP women in Congress dips, party seeks answers

WASHINGTON— For congressional Republicans, this month’s elections ushered in the year of the woman — literally. West Virginia’s Carol Miller will be the only Republican woman entering the 435-member House as a newcomer in January. She’ll join what may be the chamber’s smallest group of female GOP lawmakers since the early 1990s — as few … Continue reading WASHINGTON | As number of GOP women in Congress dips, party seeks answers