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Danish police: No crime behind death of 2 elderly Germans

Sep. 13, 2019 9:44 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Two elderly German citizens who were found dead in a holiday rental cabin in southern Denmark didn't die because of a criminal act, police said Friday. The deaths were routinely labeled as "suspicious" because preliminary investigations had not been able to establish how they had...

Doctors determine suspect in string of attacks not insane

Sep. 12, 2019 1:42 PM EDT

CLINTON, La. (AP) — Court appointed doctors have determined a Louisiana man accused in a string of attacks wasn't insane at the time of the shootings. News outlets report38-year-old Ryan Sharpe is scheduled to go to trial in East Baton Rouge Parish on March 2 in the death of 66-year-old Carroll Breeden Sr....

Draft Pelosi plan would overhaul how Medicare pays for drugs

Sep. 10, 2019 8:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A draft plan from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi leaked Tuesday would overhaul how Medicare pays for prescription drugs, by negotiating prices for costly medications, curbing annual price hikes, and limiting what seniors pay out of their own pockets. With President Donald Trump highly...

Mexico proposes generous social budget; bets big on oil

Sep. 9, 2019 12:58 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador's proposed budget for next year would continue his commitment to social spending for the elderly and youth and funnel more resources to the state-owned oil company Pemex. But some analysts see the 6.1 trillion peso ($312 billion)...

Poles who saved Jews during Holocaust honored in Warsaw

Sep. 8, 2019 2:29 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A U.S.-based Jewish foundation honored Polish gentiles who rescued Jews during the Holocaust, a number that grows smaller each year, with U.S. and Israeli diplomats also paying their respects at the event Sunday in Warsaw to the elderly Poles who put their lives in danger to save...

Berlin: Driver's health studied in sidewalk swerve, 4 deaths

Sep. 7, 2019 8:24 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Berlin police are investigating whether a health issue caused a driver to lose control of his Porsche SUV and veer onto a sidewalk, killing four people. Police in the German capital say a 3-year-old boy, a 64-year-old woman and two men in their late 20s died in the Friday evening accident....

The Latest: Winds buffet New England as Dorian speeds north

Sep. 7, 2019 2:28 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Dorian (all times local): 2:25 a.m. Hurricane Dorian is producing tropical storm-force winds in southeastern Massachusetts as it speeds toward eastern Canada. The Category 1 storm was around 170 miles (275 kilometers) southeast of Nantucket, Massachusetts,...

'Only animals can live here': Storm victims await evacuation

Sep. 7, 2019 12:08 AM EDT

ABACO, Bahamas (AP) — Carrying their meager possessions in duffel bags and shopping carts, hundreds of desperate storm victims gathered at the port in Grand Abaco on Friday in hopes of getting off the hurricane-devastated island, amid signs of rising frustration over the pace of the disaster-relief effort....

Hurricane death toll in Bahamas at 30 as aid begins to land

Sep. 5, 2019 10:22 PM EDT

ABACO, Bahamas (AP) — Carrying possessions in plastic bags, some weary Bahamians whose homes were smashed by Hurricane Dorian waited Thursday for a flight out of the disaster zone as an international humanitarian effort to help the Caribbean country gained momentum. The death toll rose to 30. A few hundred...

The Latest: Florida coast sees tropical storm conditions

Sep. 4, 2019 5:17 AM EDT

FREEPORT, Bahamas (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Dorian (all times local): 5:00 a.m. Tropical storm conditions continue along portions of the northeastern coast of Florida as Dorian continues to make its slow trek toward the U.S. The National Hurricane Center says the deadly storm was centered at 5 a.m....