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Hans-Georg Maassen, left, head of the German Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution, and German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer, right, arrive for a hearing at the home affairs committee of the German federal parliament, Bundestag, in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
September 13, 2018 - 5:02 am
BERLIN (AP) — The future of Germany's domestic intelligence chief is creating fresh strains in Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition government following his much-criticized comments about recent far-right protests in the eastern city of Chemnitz. Interior Minister Horst Seehofer told parliament...
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FILE - This March 2, 2018 file photo shows a statue that depicts a Native American at the feet of a Spanish cowboy and Catholic missionary in San Francisco. A San Francisco board has decided to remove the 19th-century statue that activists say is racist and demeaning to indigenous people. The San Francisco Board of Appeals voted Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, on the “Early Days” statue. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
September 13, 2018 - 2:28 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A San Francisco board decided Wednesday to remove a 19th century statue that activists say is racist and demeaning to indigenous people. The decision by the San Francisco Board of Appeals involves the "Early Days" statue, which depicts a Native American at the feet of a Spanish...
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September 13, 2018 - 2:02 am
BEIJING (AP) — The death toll has risen to 11 with another 44 people hospitalized after a man allegedly drove an SUV deliberately into a crowd in central China before jumping out and attacking victims with a dagger and shovel, local authorities said Thursday. The Hengyang city government said the...
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A lady walks under a pier while the surf rises Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, in Kill Devil Hills, N.C., as Hurricane Florence approaches the east coast. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
September 12, 2018 - 8:43 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Florence (all times local): 8:40 p.m. Vice President Mike Pence has canceled his planned trip to Georgia on Thursday because of the updated track of Hurricane Florence. The vice president's office says Pence will remain in Washington to monitor the...
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September 12, 2018 - 1:35 pm
LVIV, Ukraine (AP) — In a Sept. 2 story that referenced the 1941 attack by Nazi Germany on the Soviet Union, The Associated Press called the two former allies. In 1939, despite sharp ideological differences, the two powers entered into a non-aggression pact that paved the way for them to carve up...
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September 12, 2018 - 7:15 am
RABBIT HASH, Ky. (AP) — The town of Rabbit Hash, Kentucky, is known for a string of highly esteemed mayors, one of whom died this week. She was 12, and a dog. The Enquirer reports Rabbit Hash's first female mayor, Lucy Lou, died Sept. 10. The colorful political figure was a fixture in the media,...
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Nick Hobbs, of Marine Warehouse Center, removes a customer's boat from the water in advance of Hurricane Florence in Wrightsville Beach, N.C., Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. Florence exploded into a potentially catastrophic hurricane Monday as it closed in on North and South Carolina, carrying winds up to 140 mph (220 kph) and water that could wreak havoc over a wide stretch of the eastern United States later this week. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
September 11, 2018 - 7:39 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Florence (all times local): 7:30 p.m. The National Weather Service says more than 5.4 million people live in areas now under hurricane warnings or watches on the U.S. East Coast. Another 4 million people are under a tropical storm watch. Assorted bad...
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FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 7, 2018 file photo, mourners chant anti government slogans while carrying the coffin of Abdul Salam Fathi, a protester whose family said he was killed in a protest, during his funeral in Basra, Iraq. With brackish water pouring from the taps, failing city services and soaring unemployment, the southern Iraqi city of Basra has seen weeks of violent protests in the streets of the country's oil-exporting capital. (AP Photo/Nabil al-Jurani, File)
September 10, 2018 - 12:50 pm
BASRA, Iraq (AP) — The brackish water pouring from the taps of homes in Basra has caused stomach ailments and skin rashes for thousands in the southern Iraqi city once famous for its network of freshwater canals that gave it the nickname the "Venice of the East." The contaminated water, along with...
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FILE - In this Dec.17, 2011 file photo, a passenger waits for his flight during a strike at Lyon-Saint Exupery airport, central France. Authorities say police have arrested a man who rammed his car through two glass doors at Lyon's international airport and sped onto the runway. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani, File)
September 10, 2018 - 11:10 am
PARIS (AP) — Pursued by police vehicles, a man smashed a stolen car Monday into security barriers at two airports in Lyon, southeast France, and then crashed through two glass doors of a terminal and sped onto the runway, before being arrested. The dramatic car chase was captured on amateur video...
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Russian police officers push a teenager during a rally protesting retirement age hikes in St. Petersburg, Russia, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018. A government plan to increase the age for collecting state pensions brought protests across Russia's 11 time zones on Sunday even though the opposition leader who called them was in jail. Nearly 300 people were reported arrested.(AP Photo/Valentin Egorshin)
September 10, 2018 - 5:51 am
MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian rights group says more than 1,000 people were detained at anti-government protests across the country on Sunday. The OVD-Info group, which tracks police detentions and posts the names of the detainees on its website, said Monday that 1,018 people were detained, nearly half...
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