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New mothers and babies often detained in Slovak hospitals

Dec. 10, 2018 4:23 AM EST

KEZMAROK, Slovakia (AP) — Monika Krcova saw no reason why she should stay in the hospital for four days after her third baby's birth — she was healthy and her family needed her at home. So she escaped. Like many Roma, she tells horror stories about giving birth in the hospital: How doctors at the...

AP Investigation: Slovak hospitals detain new moms, babies

Dec. 10, 2018 3:02 AM EST
KEZMAROK, Slovakia (AP) — AP Investigation: Slovak hospitals detain new moms, babies.

Church renovation lifts Christmas spirit in Bethlehem

Dec. 10, 2018 2:28 AM EST

BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) — A historic renovation of the Church of the Nativity is lifting spirits in the biblical town of Bethlehem ahead of Christmas, offering visitors a look at ancient mosaics and columns that have been restored to their original glory for the first time in 600 years. City officials...

Mike and Bob Bryan set to reunite for doubles in Auckland

Dec. 9, 2018 9:53 PM EST

AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — Mike and Bob Bryan are set to reunite as a doubles combination next month in New Zealand when the brothers begin their 21st season on the ATP Tour. Bob Bryan has been sidelined since injuring his hip in the lead-up to the French Open, and Mike paired with fellow American Jack...

The Latest: Pressure mounting on French leader over protests

Dec. 9, 2018 8:55 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — The latest on the unrest in France (all times local): 10:40 p.m. French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian says U.S. President Donald Trump should not comment on France's domestic affairs, notably nationwide protests that began over fuel tax hikes meant to wean the nation off fossil fuels....

Sierra snowpack well above average after California storms

Dec. 9, 2018 6:45 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Back-to-back California storms blanket the Sierra Nevada in snow, more than twice the snowpack level compared to this time last year, with winter still nearly two weeks away. At the same time last year, the Sierra snowpack was 47 percent of average, the San Francisco Chronicle reported...

Macron to break silence, address French nation amid protests

Dec. 9, 2018 5:20 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Pressure mounted on French President Emmanuel Macron to announce concrete measures to calm protests marked by violence when he addresses the nation Monday evening, and breaks a long silence widely seen as aggravating a crisis that has shaken the government and the whole country. The president...

Ponds scores 26 and St. John's goes to 9-0

Dec. 9, 2018 3:56 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Shomorie Ponds scored 18 of his 26 points in the second half and combined with Justin Simon for nine points in a game-ending run as undefeated St. John's fended off Princeton 89-74 on Sunday at the Madison Square Garden Holiday Festival. Princeton trailed by 19, 75-66, with eight minutes...

Man City's Raheem Sterling says media coverage fuels racism

Dec. 9, 2018 3:34 PM EST

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — British newspapers are helping to "fuel racism" with their portrayal of black footballers, Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling said Sunday as police investigate whether he was racially abused during a Premier League match at Chelsea. Two screenshots were posted on Sterling's...

Poland's president, Jewish leaders light Hanukkah candles

Dec. 9, 2018 3:22 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish President Andrzej Duda and Jewish community members have lit a menorah at the Presidential Palace to jointly mark Hanukkah. A part of democratic Poland's tradition is highlighting the long history and role of the Jewish nation in Poland. Hanukkah candles are lit each year at...