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German linguists: 'Alternative facts' the non-word of 2017

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BERLIN (AP) -- German linguists have declared the phrase "alternative facts," popularized by White House aide Kellyanne Conway, the non-word of 2017....

2 men hit each other in consecutive accidents in Germany
BERLIN (AP) -- Police in the eastern German city of Dresden say two men suffered minor injuries after backing in to one another in two consecutive accidents....

Shiver me timbers! New signs pirates liked booty _ and books
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Dead men tell no tales, but there's new evidence that somebody aboard the pirate Blackbeard's flagship harbored books among the booty....





Wallaby hops across Sydney Harbor Bridge, captured uninjured
SYDNEY (AP) -- A wayward wallaby disrupted downtown traffic by bounding across the Sydney Harbor Bridge on Tuesday with police in pursuit....

Mom-daughter duo show 2 carjackers crime and cocoa don't mix
WOODBRIDGE, Va. (AP) -- Police in the Virginia suburbs of the nation's capital say two would-be carjackers fled from their intended victims when a splash of hot cocoa and a dash of resourcefulness entered the mix....

Massachusetts police arrest man for stealing manhole covers
WEBSTER, Mass. (AP) -- Massachusetts police say they have arrested a man who stole seven manhole covers and put traffic cones in their place....

Arizona police arrest 80-year-old man in armed bank robbery
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- Police in Arizona have arrested an 80-year-old man they say robbed a credit union at gunpoint....

Ritz Carlton, a luxury Saudi prison, takes Feb. 14 bookings

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- The Ritz Carlton in Saudi Arabia's capital may be reopening its doors in time for Valentine's Day, after serving for several months as a prison for the country's elite caught up in what the government has described as a crackdown on corruption....