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December 14, 2018 - 6:02 am
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Kelly Clarkson is sending some love to the mom who was captured lip-syncing on a fan cam while her son dove for cover in his hoodie. The video of Mandy Remmell's performance of Clarkson's "Since U Been Gone" at Tuesday's University of Maryland basketball game, and her 10-...
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FILE - In this Thursday, March 8, 2018 file photo Volkswagen cars are pictured during a final quality control at the Volkswagen plant in Wolfsburg, Germany. Automaker Volkswagen says it is on track for a new annual sales record despite troubles getting vehicles certified for new European emissions tests. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, file)
December 14, 2018 - 6:01 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Volkswagen, which last year vied for the title of world's largest carmaker, says it is on track to beat that performance with a new annual sales record — despite trouble getting vehicles certified for new European emissions tests. Sales head Christian Dahlheim said Friday...
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Rescuers work at the site of a coal mine that collapsed in Ksan, in the northeastern Indian state of Meghalaya, Friday, Dec. 14, 2018. Thirteen young miners were missing and feared dead following the collapse of a shaft and flooding of a coal mine they were digging illegally in India's remote northeast, police said Friday. (AP Photo/Sannio Siangshai)
December 14, 2018 - 5:41 am
GAUHATI, India (AP) — Thirteen young miners were missing and feared dead following the collapse of a shaft and flooding of a coal mine they were digging illegally in India's remote northeast, police said Friday. Rescuers were attempting to pump water out of the mine, which flooded Wednesday, police...
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FILE - In this July 27, 2017 file photo, a U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces fighter runs in front of a damaged building as he crosses a street on the front line, in Raqqa, Syria. Syrian activists said Friday, Dec. 14, 2018 that U.S.-backed, Kurdish-led fighters have captured the last town held by the Islamic State group, in the militants' single remaining enclave in eastern Syria. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla, File)
December 14, 2018 - 5:31 am
BEIRUT (AP) — U.S.-backed, Kurdish-led fighters captured the last town held by the Islamic State group on Friday, after days of intense battles in the militants' single remaining enclave in eastern Syria, activists said. The fall of Hajin is a blow to the extremists. The town was their main...
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FILE - In this file photo from Nov. 4, 2018, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Kirill, left, walk to lay flowers at the monument of Minin and Pozharsky at Red Square in Moscow, during National Unity Day. The Russian Church said on Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, that Patriarch Kirill has sent a letter to the U.N. secretary-general, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron, Pope Francis, the Archbishop of Canterbury and other spiritual leaders, urging them to help protect the clerics, believers and their faith in Ukraine. (Alexander Nemenov/Pool Photo via AP, File)
December 14, 2018 - 4:55 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian Orthodox Church on Friday called on the United Nations, the leaders of Germany and France, the pope and other spiritual leaders to protect believers in Ukraine in the face of pressure on Moscow-appointed clerics. Ukraine's Orthodox clerics will gather for a meeting...
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A mark of the forensic team of the police sits on a street in the St. Johannis district in Nuremberg, southern Germany, Friday, Dec. 14, 2018 where three women had been stabbed and wounded the evening before. (Daniel Karmann/dpa via AP)
December 14, 2018 - 4:46 am
BERLIN (AP) — Three women have been stabbed and wounded in the German city of Nuremberg, police said Friday as they investigated whether the incidents were connected. There was no immediate word on what weapon was used in Thursday evening's attacks. Police said there was no indication of any link...
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In this Oct. 21, 2018, photo, Sister Laurentina, left, stands next to the tombstone of Adelina Sau in Abi village in West Timor, Indonesia. Adelina died while working as a maid for a Malaysian family. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)
December 14, 2018 - 4:21 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian official vowed on Friday to do more to combat human trafficking after an investigation by The Associated Press revealed that scores of trafficked girls have quietly disappeared from one of the nation's poorest regions. Josef Nae Soi, the vice governor of East...
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A woman is reflected on the electronic board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Friday, Dec. 14, 2018. Asian markets tumbled on Friday after China reported weaker-than-expected economic data, stirring up worries about the state of the world's second largest economy. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
December 14, 2018 - 3:36 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — European and Asian indexes wobbled on Friday after British Prime Minister Theresa May failed to get assurances for a Brexit divorce deal at an EU summit in Brussels. China reported weaker-than-expected economic data, stirring up worries about the state of the world's second largest...
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European Union leaders attend a round table meeting at an EU summit in Brussels, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. EU leaders gathered Thursday for a two-day summit which will center on the Brexit negotiations. (Piroschka van de Wouw, Pool Photo via AP)
December 14, 2018 - 3:13 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Unlike the political chaos that has roiled Britain over Brexit, there has been no such squabbling among the 27 other European Union nations during the impending divorce. The two years of negotiations has shown a unity in the EU that many observers thought was not possible. Even...
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December 14, 2018 - 2:10 am
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopian military officials say they are moving troops away from the border with Eritrea, months after the former rivals made a surprising peace. Gen. Asrat Denero, head of the army's Western Command, says the "threat level from the Eritrean side has declined sharply...
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