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AP Exclusive: Survivor says officials responsible for riot

Jul. 16, 2018 9:19 PM EDT

HOCKESSIN, Del. (AP) — Patricia May had a feeling of dread when she reported to work at Delaware's maximum-security prison last year. For months, May had been concerned about her safety after being assigned to C Building at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in Smyrna in late 2016. As she walked to her...

Louisiana's whooping crane comeback: 5 chicks this year

Jul. 13, 2018 1:14 AM EDT

JEFFERSON DAVIS PARISH, La. (AP) — In a southwest Louisiana crawfish pond, two endangered whooping crane chicks peck about for crawfish, insects, plants and other food. They're only 2 months old, but they dwarf the full-grown great egrets nearby. Their tall white parents bugle alarm at an ATV and people...

Kremlin says new gas pipeline to Germany will help stability

Jul. 12, 2018 7:24 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin says a new prospective natural gas pipeline to Germany will help increase regional stability and strengthen ties between Russia and the West. U.S. President Donald Trump argued Wednesday that the new natural gas pipeline venture with Moscow has left German Chancellor Angela...

Trump rattles NATO, knocking its value, assailing Germany

Jul. 11, 2018 11:09 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Under fire for his warm embrace of Russia's Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump jolted the NATO summit Wednesday by turning a spotlight on Germany's ties to Russia and openly questioning the value of the military alliance that has defined American foreign policy for decades. Trump...

The Latest: Trump questions value of NATO, slams Germany

Jul. 11, 2018 8:59 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's trip to Europe (all times local): 2:50 a.m. President Donald Trump has jolted the NATO summit in Brussels by turning a spotlight on Germany's ties to Russia and openly questioning the value of the military alliance that has defined American foreign...

Steady drum of Trump's anti-Germany remarks raises questions

Jul. 11, 2018 11:54 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The steady drum of anti-German rhetoric from the United States, one of the country's traditionally closest friends, has people wondering whether to get ready for a messy breakup. First, it was then-candidate Donald Trump's campaign trail contention that Chancellor Angela Merkel was "ruining...

President Trump asserts that Germany is 'captive to Russia' over pipeline project in testy exchange with NATO chief

Jul. 11, 2018 3:45 AM EDT
BRUSSELS (AP) — President Trump asserts that Germany is 'captive to Russia' over pipeline project in testy exchange with NATO chief.

Plane built to rescue Iran hostages goes to New York museum

Jul. 7, 2018 1:13 PM EDT

GLENVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — A rocket-boosted military transport plane built to rescue 52 American hostages in Iran is making its way piece-by-piece to an upstate New York museum. The fuselage of the Lockheed YMC-130H was hauled to the Empire State Aerosciences Museum in Glenville on Friday. It had been at...

Deputies fatally shoot Florida man who held hostages in home

Jul. 5, 2018 10:09 AM EDT

EUSTIS, Fla. (AP) — Sheriff's deputies in Florida fatally shot a man who they say was holding two hostages inside a home. The shooting happened Thursday morning in Eustis, near Orlando. News outlets are reporting that the Lake County Sheriff's Office assisted Eustis Police in response to a call about an...

Helicopter pilot beaten during French criminal's escape

Jul. 4, 2018 5:49 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The helicopter pilot who was taken hostage in the escape from prison by one of France's most notorious criminals said the convict's accomplices beat and threatened him during his kidnapping. Stephane Buy, an experienced pilot and instructor, told RTL radio on Wednesday that two men at a flying...