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In this photo provided by the New York Stock Exchange, traders Edward MacCarthy, left, and Robert Charmak work on the trading floor, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. U.S. stocks are drifting near their record heights Tuesday, while Treasury yields keep marching higher amid expectations that the economy will pull out of its slump after a powerful recovery sweeps the globe later this year. (Colin Ziemer/New York Stock Exchange via AP)

Asian stocks mixed after Wall St rebounds from uncertainty

Jan. 12, 2021 11:19 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mixed Wednesday after Wall Street rebounded, shrugging off uncertainty about a possible new attempt to impeach President Donald Trump over last week's attack on the U.S. Capitol. Tokyo, Australia and South Korea advanced while Shanghai was off by 0.1%. Hong Kong...

Germany brings home 3 women, 12 kids from camps in Syria

Dec. 20, 2020 10:51 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany has organized the return of three women and 12 children from camps in northeastern Syria for humanitarian reasons, its foreign minister reported Sunday. Heiko Maas didn't further identify the women or children, who were flown back to Germany on Saturday. However, the German weekly...

In this photo provided by the New York Stock Exchange, trader Ashley Lara, left, works on the floor during the Golden Falcon IPO, Friday, Dec. 18, 2020. U.S. stock indexes are slipping from their record levels Friday as the wait drags on to see if Congress can reach a deal to send more cash to struggling workers and businesses. (Colin Ziemer/New York Stock Exchange via AP)

US stocks slide from records as wait continues for Congress

Dec. 18, 2020 4:50 PM EST

Wall Street capped a solid week of gains on a down note Friday as the wait drags on to see if Congress can reach a deal to send more cash to struggling workers and businesses. The S&P 500 fell 0.4%, a day after it and other major indexes returned to record heights. The decline snapped a three-day winning...

FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 24, 2020 file photo, police and rescue workers stand next to the scene of an incident with a car that is said to have crashed into a carnival parade in Volkmarsen, central Germany. The Prosecutor's Office in Frankfurt has brought charges against a 30-year-old German national man at the Kassel district court, on suspicion of attempted murder. (Uwe Zucchi/dpa via AP, file)

German man charged with attempted murder in Carnival attack

Dec. 18, 2020 5:04 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A German man has been charged with 91 counts of attempted murder for driving his car into a crowd celebrating Carnival earlier this year in the central town of Volkmarsen, Frankfurt prosecutors said Friday. The 30-year-old, whose name hasn't been released in line with German privacy laws,...

Spectators wearing face masks to protect against coronavirus watch the Champions League group F soccer match between Zenit St.Petersburg and Borussia Dortmund at the Saint Petersburg stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)

The Latest: Wolfsburg player William positive for virus

Dec. 15, 2020 6:19 AM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ German soccer club Wolfsburg says right back William has tested positive for the coronavirus and will miss Wednesday’s match against Bayern Munich. Wolfsburg says the 25-year-old Brazilian started feeling symptoms on...

A policeman at the scene after a bomb was found in a a residential area in the Gallus district of Frankfurt, Germany, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020. German explosives experts have successfully defused and disposed of a 500 kilogram (1,100 pound) bomb in the country’s financial capital Frankfurt, which was dropped during World War II and discovered during recent construction. Some 13,000 residents were evacuated from the city’s Gallus district Sunday and trains were stopped from running through the area as Hesse state experts went to work on the bomb. (Frank Rumpenhorst/dpa via AP)

German experts defuse WWII-era bomb found in Frankfurt

Dec. 6, 2020 11:56 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German explosives experts successfully defused and disposed of a 500-kilogram (1,100 pound) bomb Sunday in the country's financial capital Frankfurt, which was dropped during World War II and discovered during recent construction. About 13,000 residents were evacuated from the city's Gallus...

Jed Leiber shows photos of his grandfather Saemy Rosenberg's life at home Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

High court to decide whether Nazi art case stays in US court

Dec. 5, 2020 8:14 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jed Leiber was an adult before he learned that his family was once part-owner of a collection of centuries-old religious artworks now said to be worth at least $250 million. Over a steak dinner at a New York City restaurant in the 1990s he had asked his mother about his grandfather, a...

FILE - This Nov. 12, 2020 selfie photo provided by the Renown Regional Medical Center shows Dr. Jacob Keeperman, the Renown Transfer and Operations Center medical director who made the photo on the opening day of the Renown Regional Medical Center's alternative care site located in a parking garage. On Friday, Dec. 4, 2020, The Associated Press reported on stories circulating online incorrectly asserting this photo at an auxiliary care site for COVID-19 patients proves that the coronavirus pandemic is a hoax. The photo, which shows empty hospital beds, was taken the day the site was opened, and patients had yet to arrive. (Jacob Keeperman/Renown Regional Medical Center via AP)

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Dec. 4, 2020 2:32 PM EST

A look at false and misleading claims and videos circulating one month after the 2020 election and as COVID-19 cases surge. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Nevada doctor’s selfie used to claim...

A woman walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020. Asian markets are mixed after the U.S. benchmark S&P 500 set another record. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

Asian shares mixed after S&P 500 sets fresh record high

Dec. 1, 2020 10:45 PM EST

Asian shares advanced Wednesday after Wall Street kicked off December with more milestones, as a broad rally pushed the S&P 500 and Nasdaq composite to new highs. Australia reported its economy expanded 3.3% in the July-September quarter as the country recovered from pandemic lockdowns. That lifted the...

A street is blocked by the police in Trier, Germany, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020.  German police say people have been killed and several others injured in the southwestern German city of Trier when a car drove into a pedestrian zone. Trier police tweeted that the driver had been arrested and the vehicle impounded. (Harald Tittel/dpa via AP)

5 dead, many injured after German man drives car into crowd

Dec. 1, 2020 3:54 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A man zig-zagged an SUV at high speed through a pedestrian zone in the southwestern German city of Trier on Tuesday, killing five people, including a 9-month-old child, and seriously injuring more than a dozen, officials said. The driver, identified as a 51-year-old German man born in Trier,...