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Employees of the public order office block a road close to the Cologne Cathedral in Cologne, Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. A train station, an opera house and a TV station in the western Germany city of Cologne are evacuated on Tuesday as experts prepare to defuse an American 500-kilogram (1,100-pound) bomb from World War II. (Roberto Pfeil/dpa via AP)

Experts defuse World War II bomb in German city of Cologne

Jan. 21, 2020 6:24 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Explosives experts on Tuesday successfully defused an unexploded American bomb from World War II in the western German city of Cologne, authorities said. The 500-kilogram (1,100-pound) bomb was found Monday evening during construction near the Rhine River in the center of the city. A TV...

FILE - In this  Jan. 27, 2011 file photo, the Pharr International Bridge from Pharr, Texas. A Mexican man killed himself on this bridge connecting Reynosa, Mexico and Pharr, Texas, Mexican officials said Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

Mexican man kills self on border bridge

Jan. 9, 2020 12:20 PM EST

CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico (AP) — A Mexican man killed himself on a bridge connecting Reynosa, Mexico and Pharr, Texas, temporarily shutting down a portion of the bridge, Mexican officials said Thursday. U.S. Customs and Border Protection confirmed only that a man had collapsed and died on the Mexican side of...

Governor wants to add tracks, access at Penn Station

Jan. 6, 2020 6:13 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The country's busiest train station would get new tracks, expanded terminals and better access for commuters under a plan announced Monday by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Cuomo said he will propose acquiring the block south of Penn Station to add at least eight new underground tracks, which...

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...

Scranton's streets of stone survive

Dec. 21, 2019 3:06 AM EST

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — On a few city blocks, the history of getting around peeks out from the black pavement that thousands travel daily. Bricks still form the street instead of asphalt in the 2000 block of Hollister Avenue, the 1100 block of Poplar Street, the 1300 block of Olive Street and others. They...

In this photo provided by China's Xinhua News Agency,  Chinese President Xi Jinping, center, meets with representatives of the aircraft carrier unit and the manufacturer at a naval port in Sanya, south China's Hainan Province, Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019. President Xi attended the commissioning of China’s first entirely home-built aircraft carrier, underscoring the country's rise as a regional naval power at a time of tensions with the U.S. and others over trade, Taiwan and the South China Sea.(Li Gang/Xinhua News Agency via AP)

China commissions first home-built aircraft carrier

Dec. 17, 2019 10:56 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — President Xi Jinping attended the commissioning of China’s first entirely home-built aircraft carrier, underscoring the country's rise as a regional naval power at a time of tensions with the U.S. and others over trade, Taiwan and the South China Sea. The Shandong is the second...

A person is assisted after falling when Police evacuated people from Borough Market on the south side of London Bridge in London, Friday, Nov. 29, 2019. British police say several people have stabbed near to London Bridge, and a man has been detained. The news came after witnesses reported hearing gunshots in the area. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

UK police: Bridge attacker had been jailed for terror crimes

Nov. 29, 2019 10:17 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — A man imprisoned six years for terrorism offenses before his release last year stabbed several people in London on Friday, two fatally, before being tackled by members of the public and then fatally shot by officers on London Bridge. Neil Basu, London’s police counterterrorism head,...