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Archbishop calls for unity at slain Polish mayor's funeral

Jan. 19, 2019 2:57 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Catholic archbishop and other speakers at the funeral Saturday of slain Gdansk Mayor Pawel Adamowicz urged an end to the political and social divisions in Poland, targeting some of their comments at the country's ruling right-wing party. Top Polish and European officials and...

Tens of thousands honor stabbed Polish mayor on burial eve

Jan. 18, 2019 1:52 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Church bells tolled as tens of thousands in Poland's northern city of Gdansk walked in a procession Friday bringing the coffin of the city's slain mayor to a basilica on the eve of his burial. Mayor Piotr Adamowicz, 53, died Monday after being stabbed Sunday night at a charity event...

Opioid crisis brings unwanted attention to wealthy family

Jan. 17, 2019 5:50 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Sackler name is emblazoned on the walls at some of the world's great museums and universities, including the Smithsonian, the Guggenheim and Harvard. But now the family's ties to OxyContin and the painkiller's role in the deadly opioid crisis are bringing the Sacklers a new and unwanted...

Microsoft pledges $500M to tackle Seattle housing crisis

Jan. 17, 2019 3:42 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Microsoft says it will devote $500 million to address a problem its own success helped create: the severe need for affordable housing in the Seattle area. As the tech industry Microsoft brought to the region has boomed with the expansion of Amazon and other companies, the cost of housing has...

Falcons G Garland, former Lions QB Hipple award finalists

Jan. 17, 2019 1:09 PM EST

Atlanta Falcons guard Ben Garland and former Detroit Lions quarterback Eric Hipple are the finalists for the NFL's Salute To Service Award. The recipient of the award, presented by USAA, will be revealed on Feb. 2 during the NFL Honors show when The Associated Press announces its annual league awards, including...

Businessman and philanthropist Raymond Perelman dies at 101

Jan. 15, 2019 5:25 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Raymond Perelman, a businessman who built a fortune buying and selling factories and became one of the Philadelphia region's greatest philanthropists, has died. He was 101. He died Monday night, his son Ronald Perelman said in a statement. In 2011, Perelman donated $225 million to the...

Orange land a plum: $150,000 donation follows Syracuse upset

Jan. 15, 2019 1:14 PM EST

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A central New York businessman says he's following through with a pledge to donate $150,000 to area Boys & Girls Clubs in the aftermath of Syracuse's upset of No. 1 Duke. Adam Weitsman, a well-known Orange fan and owner of recycling and shredding business, posted on Facebook...

Poles unite in grief over assassination of Gdansk mayor

Jan. 14, 2019 4:01 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The popular liberal mayor of Poland's port city of Gdansk died Monday after being stabbed at a charity event by an ex-convict with a history of violent crime. The killing plunged the politically divided country into shock and grief and brought Poles into the streets for solemn vigils...

Doctors fight to save Polish mayor stabbed in heart on stage

Jan. 13, 2019 9:08 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A convicted criminal with a knife rushed on to the stage during the finale of a charity event Sunday night and stabbed a Polish mayor in the heart and abdomen before shouting that he did it for political revenge, in an attack that left doctors fighting to save the politician's life....

The Latest: Polish mayor in serious condition after stabbing

Jan. 13, 2019 8:48 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The latest on the stabbing of the mayor of Gdansk, Poland (all times local): 2:45 a.m. A doctor in Poland says Gdansk Mayor Pawel Adamowicz has undergone five hours of surgery after being stabbed onstage during the finale of a charity fundraiser. Dr. Tomasz Stefaniak at the Medical...