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School children among dozens injured in German bus crash

Nov. 15, 2018 12:12 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Two public buses filled with students on their way home from school crashed head-on Thursday in southern Germany, injuring dozens of children and adults, authorities said. Police said about a dozen people suffered serious injuries, including two school children and one of the drivers....

WWII pilot's remains coming home, set for Arlington burial

Nov. 15, 2018 11:22 AM EST

LATROBE, Pa. (AP) — The remains of an Air Force pilot from Pennsylvania whose plane crashed off the coast of Croatia during World War II are coming home. The Defense Department's POW/MIA Accounting Agency said Wednesday that the remains of Army Air Forces 1st Lt. Eugene P. Ford will be buried on Dec. 4 in...

Former Nazi guard testifies he wasn't involved in killings

Nov. 15, 2018 9:40 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A former Nazi concentration camp guard on trial on hundreds of counts of accessory to murder has testified he was aware that inmates were dying but says he didn't know they were being killed. Johann Rehbogen told the Muenster state court Thursday he knew the conditions of the Stutthof camp...

German woman charged with Islamic State membership

Nov. 15, 2018 9:03 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Federal prosecutors say they've charged a 26-year-old German woman with membership in a terrorist organization on allegations she joined the extremist Islamic State. Prosecutors said Thursday that Derya O., whose full name wasn't given in line with privacy laws, is accused of joining the...

German man on trial for poisoning co-workers' lunches

Nov. 15, 2018 6:00 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A 57-year-old man has gone on trial in Germany on attempted murder charges on allegations he poisoned co-workers' sandwiches over several years. The man, whose name hasn't been released in line with German privacy regulations, is accused of lacing colleagues' lunches with substances including...

German prosecutors seek to lift immunity of far-right leader

Nov. 14, 2018 5:27 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors said Wednesday they are seeking to lift the parliamentary immunity of a prominent far-right politician as part of a probe into potentially illegal campaign donations. Prosecutors in the southern city of Konstanz want to investigate Alice Weidel, who is co-leader of the...

The Latest: EU Parliament member hails draft Brexit deal

Nov. 14, 2018 4:24 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit negotiations (all times local): 9:20 p.m. The European Parliament's Brexit point-man Guy Verhofstadt is welcoming the draft withdrawal agreement governing Britain's departure but says he still regrets that the country is leaving. Verhofstadt tweeted Wednesday that "while...

Volkswagen to devote 3 German plants to electric car push

Nov. 14, 2018 3:05 PM EST

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German automaker Volkswagen will convert three factories in Germany to manufacture electric cars, ramping up production of zero-local emission cars ahead of tougher European emissions standards, the company said Wednesday. Wolfsburg-based Volkswagen said Wednesday that it would...

Pulisic assumes leadership role on return to American team

Nov. 14, 2018 1:28 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Back with the United States for only the second time in an injury-troubled year, Christian Pulisic has watched the Americans rebuild from afar after their failure to qualify for the World Cup. "I definitely need to be a more important piece of this team and continue to grow as a leader," the...

Turkey: German-Turkish singer sentenced on terror charge

Nov. 14, 2018 10:12 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's state-run news agency says a court has sentenced a German singer of Turkish descent to six years and three months in prison for membership of an armed terror group. Anadolu Agency says the court in Edirne, northwest Turkey, on Wednesday convicted Saide Inac — who is...