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AP FACT CHECK: Trump twists visa lottery program

Feb. 25, 2018 4:15 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is expressing frustration with an immigration program that he says lets other countries nominate undesirable citizens for emigration to the U.S. That path to a life in the U.S. does not exist. Trump mischaracterizes the diversity visa lottery program regularly, most...

Hard Rock casino to flood Atlantic City with live music

Feb. 25, 2018 12:51 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's newest casino promises to flood the city with live music. The music-themed Hard Rock casino opening this summer promises to become an East Coast musical mecca, with over 200 nights of live music in its first year. The global gambling, entertainment and resort...

Studies are increasingly clear: Uber, Lyft congest cities

Feb. 25, 2018 12:50 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — One promise of ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft was fewer cars clogging city streets. But studies suggest the opposite: that ride-hailing companies are pulling riders off buses, subways, bicycles and their own feet and putting them in cars instead. And in what could be a new wrinkle,...

A 13-year-old dies after falling from a cliff in French Alps

Feb. 25, 2018 8:02 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — French authorities say a 13-year-old boy has died after falling from a cliff in the French Alps while his 10-year-old brother survived. The local gendarmerie said overnight searches by about 30 police and mountain rescue officers led to discovering the children early Sunday at the foot of a...

Switzerland: 1 dead, 3 injured after being hit by avalanche

Feb. 25, 2018 5:12 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Swiss police say a woman has died after being hit by an avalanche in the Alps near the Italian border. Police in Switzerland's Valais canton (state) said four skiers were carried away by the avalanche Saturday afternoon after leaving a mountain hut in the Arolla area. Rescuers were able to...

Charged 'Putin's chef' runs news sites along with troll army

Feb. 24, 2018 9:47 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — He's been indicted in the U.S. for meddling in the 2016 presidential election with an army of trolls and his private military company has trodden battlefields in Ukraine and Syria. Still, the Russian multimillionaire dubbed "Putin's chef" runs yet another asset that is valuable to the...

Archaeologists find ancient necropolis in Egypt

Feb. 24, 2018 9:42 AM EST

TUNA AL-GABAL, Egypt (AP) — Egypt's Antiquities Ministry announced on Saturday the discovery of an ancient necropolis near the Nile Valley city of Minya, south of Cairo, the latest discovery in an area known to house ancient catacombs from the Pharaonic Late Period and the Ptolemaic dynasty. The large...

Civil rights icon Ruby Bridges Hall: Ban assault weapons

Feb. 23, 2018 10:41 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Ruby Bridges Hall, who faced threats and harassment when she integrated a southern school as a child several decades ago, said Friday that she is distressed by mass shootings in U.S. schools. "When I think about our babies today and them not being safe in school, I think that should...

The Latest: Ban assault weapons, civil rights activist says

Feb. 23, 2018 10:37 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on civil rights activists being honored in Mississippi (all times local): 8:15 p.m. The woman who faced threats and harassment when she integrated a southern school as a child several decades ago says "the next civil rights movement" should be banning assault weapons. Ruby...

US visa boss insists mission statement isn't anti-immigrant

Feb. 23, 2018 9:27 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The head of the federal agency that grants citizenship and immigration benefits said Friday that he had a message for anyone who considers his new mission statement anti-immigrant: "A thousand times no." Francis Cissna told The Associated Press that he cut reference to the U.S. being a...