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This undated photo issued by the Metropolitan Police shows Shamima Begum. A pregnant British teenager who ran away from Britain to join Islamic State extremists in Syria four years ago has said she wants to come back to London, but her path home is not clear. Shamima Begum told The Times newspaper in a story published Thursday Feb. 14, 2019, that she wants to come back to London. (Metropolitan Police via AP)
February 15, 2019 - 4:22 pm
LONDON (AP) — The family of a pregnant British teenager who ran away to join the Islamic State group urged the government Friday to help bring her home. Shamima Begum's family issued a statement appealing for government assistance "as a matter of urgency." Begum, now 19, resurfaced this week at a...
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FILE In this Jan. 13, 2019 file photo, French far-right leader Marine le Pen arrives for a campaign meeting in Paris. Where once she felt isolated, French far-right leader Marine Le Pen feels she is now part of a crowd, populist parties on the rise around Europe that can make new inroads in European elections less than 100 days away _ and start to restructure the EU from within. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)
February 15, 2019 - 9:43 am
NANTERRE, France (AP) — French far-right leader Marine Le Pen feels she is now part of a movement of populist parties on the rise across Europe. With less than 100 days until elections to the European Parliament, Le Pen thinks together they can make new inroads — and start restructuring the EU from...
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February 15, 2019 - 6:46 am
GENEVA (AP) — Swiss authorities are trumpeting the fact that more than 2,000 would-be hackers from around the world have taken up an invitation to try to find holes in Switzerland's groundbreaking online voting system — and potentially earn tens of thousands of francs (dollars) if they succeed. The...
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FILE- In this Nov. 7, 2018, file photo a couple walks along Four Freedoms State Park on Roosevelt Island in the Queens borough of New York. Beyond is the Long Island City skyline. According to experts analyzing the e-commerce giant's sudden cancellation of plans to build a massive headquarters in New York City, Amazon's decision to walk away could scare off other tech companies considering moving to or expanding in the city. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
February 15, 2019 - 1:01 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon's decision to walk away from New York City could scare off other tech companies considering moving to or expanding in the city. That's according to experts analyzing the e-commerce giant's sudden cancellation of plans to build a massive headquarters in Queens. The decision on...
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First lady Melania Trump talks with Josue during her visit to the National Institutes of Health to see children at the Children's Inn in Bethesda, Md., Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, and celebrate Valentine's Day. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
February 14, 2019 - 7:36 pm
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Melania Trump showed love for her new hometown during a Valentine's Day arts-and-crafts session with pediatric patients Thursday. At a station where children wrote their "favorite things" on construction paper hearts, the first lady went with "My favorite city is Washington."...
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February 14, 2019 - 1:39 pm
WINDSOR, N.C. (AP) — Drivers were startled to see a hungry bear that got stuck in the back of garbage truck and took a ride across a stretch of eastern North Carolina. News outlets report that a motorist called Bertie County 911 on Wednesday morning about a bear hanging off of the truck on U.S...
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This undated photo issued by the Metropolitan Police shows Shamima Begum. A pregnant British teenager who ran away from Britain to join Islamic State extremists in Syria four years ago has said she wants to come back to London, but her path home is not clear. Shamima Begum told The Times newspaper in a story published Thursday Feb. 14, 2019, that she wants to come back to London. (Metropolitan Police via AP)
February 14, 2019 - 5:46 am
LONDON (AP) — A pregnant British teenager who ran away from Britain to join Islamic State extremists in Syria four years ago has said she wants to come back to London, but her path home is not clear. Shamima Begum told The Times newspaper in a story published Thursday that she is nine months...
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February 13, 2019 - 3:35 pm
MILAN (AP) — Italy's state railway has confirmed it is in talks with Delta Air Lines and EasyJet as possible industrial partners in relaunching the troubled Alitalia airline. The state railway was given a lead role in taking over Alitalia, which struggled amid competition from low-cost carriers and...
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This undated photo provided by the From Wise County Sheriff’s Office shows Paige Isabow Harkings. Deputies on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, discovered two malnourished children crammed into a locked dog cage and two more smeared with feces and urine in a barn in North Texas, in what a sheriff described as the worst case of child abuse he has ever seen. Joseph Fabila and Harkings, the mother of the four children, have been jailed without bond after the children were found at their rural home. (From Wise County Sheriff’s Office via AP)
February 13, 2019 - 2:36 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Four malnourished siblings, all aged 5 or younger, have been placed in foster care after authorities found them hungry and thirsty in a North Texas barn, two locked in a dog cage and the others smeared with excrement, authorities said Wednesday. Law enforcement found the children...
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February 13, 2019 - 6:01 am
MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian teenager has refitted his car to drive it backward, and got a shoutout from Tesla's CEO Elon Musk. But this didn't stop the police from stripping him of the car registration. The 18-year-old was stopped earlier this week driving the battered Lada backward. The teenager...
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