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Cheers, tears, prayers for 2020: A new decade is ushered in

Jan. 1, 2020 12:01 AM EST

Revelers around the globe are bidding farewell to a decade that will be remembered for the rise of social media, the Arab Spring, the #MeToo movement and, of course, President Donald Trump. A look at how the world is ushering in 2020: ___ RIO DE JANEIRO About 3 million people welcomed 2020 at Brazil's iconic...

People celebrate the arrival of the train from Russia in Sevastopol, Crimea, after it crossed a bridge linking Russia and the Crimean peninsula on Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2019. Ukrainian officials opened a criminal probe Wednesday after a passenger train from Russia arrived in Crimea via a new Russian-built bridge, arguing that the train illegally carried people across the Ukrainian border. (AP Photo)

Ukraine opens probe over Russia's railway bridge to Crimea

Dec. 25, 2019 9:00 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Ukrainian officials opened a criminal probe Wednesday after a passenger train from Russia arrived in Crimea via a new Russian-built bridge, arguing that the train illegally carried people across the Ukrainian border. Earlier this week Russian President Vladimir Putin inaugurated the railway...

Kentucky-Virginia park seeks recording-breaking swing bridge

Dec. 24, 2019 2:24 AM EST

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A state park that borders Kentucky and Virginia wants to build the longest pedestrian swinging bridge in North America. The 725-foot bridge would cross the Russell Fork river and connect the Virginia and Kentucky sides of the park, news outlets report. A Virginia Coalfield Economic...

People watch a giant TV screen with Russian President Vladimir Putin, inside, riding a train across a bridge linking Russia and the Crimean peninsula in Taman, Russia, Monday, Dec. 23, 2019. Putin on Monday inaugurated a railway bridge to Crimea, the longest in Europe, which is intended to facilitate links with Crimea, which Russia annexed from Ukraine in 2014. (AP Photo)

Putin opens railway bridge to Crimea

Dec. 23, 2019 8:06 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday inaugurated a massive railway bridge to Crimea, which Russia annexed from Ukraine in 2014. Putin rode a commuter train for the opening of the 19-kilometer (11.9-mile) bridge, which is the longest in Europe. The $3.6-billion project is intended to...

In this Nov. 13, 2019 photo, Alexey Bachmanov, who works for River Services, hangs up one of the ropes that keeps the tugboat against the dock in Philadelphia. His job, and thousands of others in Philadelphia and other waterfront cities revolve around the Delaware River, everything from canoe rentals to fishing guides to cargo shipping and handling. (David Maialetti/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

Thousands of jobs revolve around the Delaware River

Dec. 21, 2019 3:05 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — On a brisk, clear November morning at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, Captain Jesse Briggs nudged a tugboat’s bow against a barge loaded with steel beams. He sipped black coffee while two deckhands hopped off the boat and onto the barge to cinch the two tight. The Penrose pushed the...

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles walk behind the Imperial State Crown as they arrive in the chamber for the State Opening of Parliament, in the House of Lords at the Palace of Westminster in London, Thursday Dec. 19, 2019. Queen Elizabeth II will formally open a new session of Britain's Parliament on Thursday, with a speech giving the first concrete details of what Prime Minister Boris Johnson plans to do with his commanding House of Commons majority. (Aaron Chown, Pool via AP)

UK's Johnson unveils legislative plan to end Brexit deadlock

Dec. 19, 2019 12:20 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson signaled an end to Britain’s era of Brexit deadlock Thursday, announcing a packed legislative program intended to take the U.K. out of the European Union on Jan. 31, overhaul everything from fishing to financial services and shore up the country’s...

FILE - This Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019, file photo shows the road closed near Bar X road and Tonto Creek after a vehicle was washed by flood waters in Tonto Basin, Ariz. Authorities in rural Arizona recovered a body Friday, Dec. 13, 2019, that they believe is a 6-year-old girl swept away two weeks ago when her family tried to cross surging creek waters. The body was found in Roosevelt Lake about 20 miles (32 kilometers) south of Tonto Basin, where Willa Rawlings initially went missing, according to a news release from Sheriff J. Adam Shepherd. The announcement from Gila County sheriff's officials came on the same day as family members held funeral services for Willa Rawlings and her brother Colby, 5. (Patrick Breen/The Arizona Republic via AP,File)

Authorities recover body of girl swept away by creek

Dec. 13, 2019 10:55 PM EST

TONTO BASIN, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities in rural Arizona on Friday recovered the body of a 6-year-old girl swept away two weeks ago when her family tried to cross surging creek waters. The body of Willa Rawlings was found in Roosevelt Lake about 20 miles (32 kilometers) south of Tonto Basin, where the girl...

Men dressed as 1812-era Russian and French soldiers re-enact a staged battle in the town of Borisov, 70 km (44 miles) east of Minsk, Belarus, Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, to mark the 207th anniversary of the Berezina battle during Napoleon's army retreat from Russia. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

Thousands in Belarus reenact Napoleonic Wars battle

Nov. 24, 2019 10:40 AM EST

BORISOV, Belarus (AP) — Thousands of people have taken part in a reenactment of the Battle of Berezina, one of the major clashes of the Napoleonic Wars. Reenactors were in full period costume for the event Sunday near the city of Borisov in Belarus. The battle took place in late November 1812 as...