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Removal of Notre Dame's melted scaffold to begin 'in weeks'

Oct. 15, 2019 5:44 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France's culture minister says the melted, twisted scaffolding atop Notre Dame Cathedral will be removed "in the coming weeks" to allow restoration work to begin. It's been six months since an April 15 fire gutted the medieval structure, which was under renovation at the time and crisscrossed...

Lions latest victims of NFL's flag football problem

Oct. 15, 2019 2:54 AM EDT

Another frustrating weekend of flag-filled football culminated with the Packers' 23-22 last-second win over the Lions on Monday night thanks to two phantom hands-to-the-face calls on Detroit defensive end Trey Flowers. The first one came with about 10 minutes left in the fourth quarter and Detroit comfortably...

Hydraulic issue leads Southwest to evacuate plane in Chicago

Oct. 15, 2019 2:27 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Southwest Airlines has evacuated a flight over a hydraulic issue that cropped up after landing at Chicago's Midway International Airport. Southwest tells reporters that the Monday flight from Austin, Texas, had an issue with a redundant system that powers the main landing gear. Online flight...

Venezuelans seek strength, healing from mythical goddess

Oct. 14, 2019 8:15 PM EDT

CHIVACOA, Venezuela (AP) — Every year, thousands trek to a mountainside in Venezuela for rituals played out with fire, blood and smoke to pay tribute to the indigenous goddess Maria Lionza, who is revered across the crisis-stricken South American nation. Devotees come to the weeklong observance at Sorte...

Protests erupt as Spain convicts leading Catalan separatists

Oct. 14, 2019 6:14 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Riot police engaged in a running battle with angry protesters outside Barcelona's airport Monday after Spain's Supreme Court convicted 12 separatist leaders of illegally promoting the wealthy Catalonia region's independence and sentenced nine of them to prison. Officers fired foam...

Trump says he'll look into case after Fox appearance

Oct. 14, 2019 10:52 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he'll "be looking into" the case of a U.S. financial adviser charged with killing a hotel worker while on a family vacation in Anguilla after the man's wife appeared on the "Fox & Friends" morning show and urged Trump to intervene. Trump tweeted shortly...

Review: 'Curious Toys' has deliciously creepy setting

Oct. 14, 2019 10:06 AM EDT

"Curious Toys," Little, Brown and Co., by Elizabeth Hand An amusement park with its odd corners, dark mysterious rides, nefarious-looking characters and garish lighting makes for a deliciously creepy setting for "Curious Toys," Elizabeth Hand's atmospheric historical novel set in 1915 Chicago. Despite all that,...

Dutch court convicts asylum-seeker in station terror attack

Oct. 14, 2019 9:01 AM EDT

AMSTERDAM (AP) — A Dutch court on Monday convicted an Afghan asylum-seeker and sentenced him to nearly 27 years imprisonment for stabbing two American tourists in a terror attack at Amsterdam's main railway station. The 20-year-old man, identified by Dutch authorities as Jawed S, was shot by police shortly...

Union calls on Lufthansa cabin crew to strike on Sunday

Oct. 14, 2019 8:07 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A union is calling on cabin crew at German airline Lufthansa to walk off the job for five hours next weekend in a long-running dispute over pay and the union's status. The UFO union said it is urging cabin crew and pursers at Frankfurt and Munich airports, Germany's busiest, to walk out...

EU OKs $419M German loan for Thomas Cook airline Condor

Oct. 14, 2019 6:45 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The German government says the European Union has approved its decision to grant airline Condor, a subsidiary of collapsed tour operator Thomas Cook, a 380 million-euro ($419 million) bridging loan to keep it in the air. The Economy Ministry said the EU's executive Commission gave its...