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This Dec. 9, 2018, selfie provided by Colin O'Brady, of Portland., Ore., shows himself in Antarctica. He has become the first person to traverse Antarctica alone without any assistance. O'Brady finished the 932-mile (1,500-kilometer) journey across the continent in 54 days, lugging his supplies on a sled as he skied in bone-chilling temperatures. (Colin O'Brady via AP)
December 27, 2018 - 1:54 pm
A British adventurer was close to becoming the second person to traverse Antarctica completely unassisted just a few days after an American became the first to conquer the feat, which was previously said to be impossible. Louis Rudd's expedition blog on Thursday showed that the 49-year-old has only...
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December 27, 2018 - 8:17 am
BERLIN (AP) — German authorities say customs officials in the Hamburg area have destroyed nine tons of drugs with an estimated total street value of about 520 million euros ($592 million). The Hamburg customs office said Thursday that the drugs were destroyed last week in an undercover operation...
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December 27, 2018 - 8:08 am
NEW YORK (AP) — It was my way and the highway for a newborn New Yorker, who's now named after the expressway where she was born in her parents' minivan as they raced to a hospital. Alie Albarracin arrived around 3 a.m. Wednesday as parents Maria and Ivan Albarracin headed east on the Long Island...
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December 26, 2018 - 8:45 am
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Kosovo's government says that a proposed border swap with Serbia isn't negotiable. Following a meeting on Wednesday, Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj said he would "welcome any idea or suggestion for the Kosovo-Serbia dialogue but a land swap never will be negotiated." The...
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President Donald Trump answers questions from the media after speaking with members of the military by video conference on Christmas Day, Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018, in the Oval Office of the White House. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
December 25, 2018 - 6:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's Christmas activities (all times local): 7:35 p.m. A 7-year-old who talked to President Donald Trump still left out milk and cookies for Santa. That's after Trump told her it was "marginal" for someone her age to still believe. Then again,...
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A damaged carriage sits on a path near Pfronten, southern Germany, Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018. 20 people were injured, two of them seriously, when two horse-drawn carriages collided during a Christmas day outing. The two carriages, each with 10 passengers, were approaching a rail crossing single file when the first carriage halted. The second did not and overturned during the collision. (Benjamin Liss/dpa via AP)
December 25, 2018 - 12:07 pm
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German police say 20 people were injured, two of them seriously, when two horse-drawn carriages collided during a Christmas Day outing. The dpa news agency quoted police in southern Bavaria as saying the two carriages, each with 10 passengers, were approaching a rail...
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In this Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018 photo, Reagen Adair holds on to a RIP Medical Debt yellow envelope as she poses for a photo at her home in Murchison, Texas. The co-founders of RIP Medical Debt buy millions of dollars in past-due medical debt for pennies on the dollar. But instead of hounding people to pay, they send letters saying the debt is erased, no strings attached. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
December 24, 2018 - 8:01 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — After a lifetime collecting debts, Jerry Ashton and Craig Antico are eliminating them. The co-founders of RIP Medical Debt buy millions of dollars in past-due medical debt for pennies on the dollar. But instead of hounding people to pay, they send letters saying the debt is...
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In this Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018 photo, released on Monday, Dec. 24, 2018, by the United Arab Emirates' Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed Al Maktoum, a daughter of Dubai's ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, left, meets Mary Robinson, a former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and former president of Ireland, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The UAE released the first images of Sheikha Latifa on Monday, months after friends and supporters say she disappeared following commandos storming a boat carrying her off the coast of India after she fled the Emirates. (United Arab Emirates Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation via AP)
December 24, 2018 - 7:54 am
The United Arab Emirates has released photos of a daughter of Dubai's ruler after friends and supporters say she was forcibly returned to Dubai after fleeing months earlier. The state-run WAM news agency carried a government statement Monday saying the princess is "at home and living with her...
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December 23, 2018 - 8:42 am
BENI, Congo (AP) — A Congo army official says rebels attacked the eastern city of Beni Saturday night, killing five civilians and wounding eight others. Capt. Mak Hazukay Mongba, spokesman for the army in Beni said the attack was by the ADF militia from Uganda. He said the army will pursue the...
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FILE- This July 17, 2017, file photo shows a Netflix logo on an iPhone in Philadelphia. Netflix, Inc. reports earnings Monday, July 16, 2018. Netflix started 2018 with almost 118 million subscribers and went on to win its first feature-film Oscar. It briefly surpassed Disney as the most valuable U.S. media company and lured the likes of superstar show runners Shonda Rhimes and Ryan Murphy, not to mention Barack and Michelle Obama. For that and more, Netflix has been named The Associated Press Entertainer of the Year, voted by members of the news cooperative and AP entertainment reporters.(AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
December 21, 2018 - 2:32 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Netflix has been named Entertainer of the Year by The Associated Press. The streaming service started 2018 with almost 118 million subscribers and went on to win its first feature-film Oscar. It briefly surpassed Disney as the most valuable U.S. media company and lured the likes of...
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