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Gabriel Natale Hjorth and Finnegan Lee Elder attend the opening of the trial for the killing of Italian policeman Mario Cerciello Rega in Rome , TO SEND , Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)

Trial begins for jailed American pals in policeman's slaying

Feb. 26, 2020 5:46 AM EST

ROME (AP) — After months in a Rome jail, a pair of boyhood pals from California went on trial Wednesday, accused of murdering an Italian policeman during a summer vacation in Italy. The Carabinieri paramilitary officer, Deputy Brigadier Mario Cerciello Rega, was unarmed and on plainclothes assignment...

Park Service to study designation for Dodona Manor

Feb. 26, 2020 3:46 AM EST

LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — The National Park Service says it will study whether to grant affiliate status to the northern Virginia home of former Secretary of State George C. Marshall. U.S. Rep. Jennifer Wexton, D-Va., Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., and Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., announced Tuesday that the Park Service...

Large land parcel added to Cumberland Trail State Park

Feb. 26, 2020 3:31 AM EST

CROSSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee officials say more than 6,000 acres (2,428 hectares) of land have been added to the Justin P. Wilson Cumberland Trail State Park to support wildlife habitat, native ecology and public recreation. Known as the Lone Star property, the land in east Tennessee was purchased in...

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Review: An unlikely friendship is at the heart of 'Burden'

Feb. 25, 2020 8:02 PM EST

It was only a matter of time before Hollywood came calling to adapt the real-life events surrounding a museum in South Carolina that celebrated the Ku Klux Klan. The museum opened in the mid-1990s, prompting protests. One of the Klansmen eventually had a change of heart and hands the deed to the museum to the...

People wear sanitary masks in a market in downtown Milan, Italy, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. Civil protection officials on Tuesday reported a large jump of cases in Italy, from 222 to 283. Seven people have died, all of them elderly people suffering other pathologies. (Claudio Furlan/Lapresse via AP)

Italy sees virus cases rise 45% in a day; deaths up to 11

Feb. 25, 2020 6:13 PM EST

ROME (AP) — Italy reported a 45% one-day increase in people infected with the coronavirus as other countries in Europe recorded their first cases Tuesday, producing evidence that travelers are carrying the virus from the European outbreak's current epicenter. Italian officials reported 11 deaths and 322...

Performers from the Sao Clemente samba school parade on a float during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

Brazilian politicians avoid Carnival as they become targets

Feb. 25, 2020 5:06 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — At Rio’s annual Carnival celebration Monday night, comedian and composer Marcelo Adnet stood atop a float for the Sao Clemente samba school dressed in a sequin suit imitating Brazil’s far-right president. He mimicked Jair Bolsonaro’s signature finger-gun gesture...

Glacier National Park taking comments on communications plan

Feb. 25, 2020 4:23 PM EST

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — New cell towers and communications gear will be built and installed in Glacier National Park in Montana, park officials said. The National Park Service plan would designate locations for cellular infrastructure, increase the height of radio towers from 40 to 80 feet (12 to 24 meters)...

Investigators' markings are seen near the car that drove into a crowd of people during a carnival procession in Volkmarsen, Germany, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. A man intentionally drove a car into a crowd of people at a Carnival parade in a small town in central Germany, injuring dozens of people including children, officials said Monday. Prosecutors said the driver, a 29-year-old local man, was arrested at the scene of the incident in Volkmarsen, about 280 kilometers (175 miles) southwest of Berlin. (Swen Pfortner/dpa via AP)

Officials: German man drove into Carnival crowd 'to kill'

Feb. 25, 2020 4:04 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A German man who drove his car into a crowd celebrating Carnival, injuring dozens of people including many children, is being investigated on suspicion of attempted murder, prosecutors said Tuesday. The 29-year-old man, who suffered serious head injuries in the crash, lived in the central...

Almost $4M in work planned at Devils Tower National Monument

Feb. 25, 2020 2:45 PM EST

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — The National Park Service is about to begin facility and trail work totaling almost $4 million in Devils Tower National Monument in northeastern Wyoming. The work will include making an overlook trail more accessible to people who are in wheelchairs or have other physical limitations....

FILE - In this Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020 file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady walks to the sideline after throwing an interception late in the second half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Tennessee Titans in Foxborough, Mass. Nearly every one of the NFL's eight divisions has a team or teams with a quarterback quandary. With the exception of the NFC West it's easy to argue that there's a major hole behind center somewhere. Yep, after two decades of unmatched success, Tom Brady is without a contract. (AP Photo/Bill Sikes, File)

Determining All-Decade team for 2010s no easy chore

Feb. 25, 2020 1:55 PM EST

The Pro Football Hall of Fame is embarking on a difficult assignment: determining the All-Decade team of the 2010s. Yes, there are some slam dunks on both sides of the ball and on special teams. There also are some real tough decisions to be made. All-Decade teams are of value in assessing credentials for...