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The shutdown today: No signs of progress

Jan. 22, 2019 12:17 AM EST

What's up with the partial government shutdown on Day 32: WHAT'S NEW Lawmakers marked the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday with commemorative statements and memorial visits. But there appeared to be no movement on the shutdown front. Senate Republicans released late Monday legislation to implement President Donald...

Slain mayor lies in state at Solidarity museum in Poland

Jan. 17, 2019 4:26 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The slain mayor of Gdansk lay in state Thursday at a museum devoted to Poland's pro-democracy Solidarity movement, which started in a local shipyard and the late city leader was active in as a student. Residents lined up to file past the coffin of Mayor Pawel Adamowicz, which was...

Journalist in Ghana who exposed soccer corruption shot dead

Jan. 17, 2019 1:42 PM EST

ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — An investigative journalist in Ghana who helped expose a high-ranking official at world soccer body FIFA as corrupt was shot dead by gunmen on a motorbike as he drove home alone at night, police said Thursday. His employers said he was assassinated. Ahmed Hussein-Suale was killed late...

Germany arrests suspect in 2005 killing of Sri Lankan FM

Jan. 17, 2019 4:45 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities say they have arrested a suspected member of the Tamil Tigers alleged to have been involved in the 2005 assassination of Sri Lanka's foreign minister. Federal prosecutors said Thursday that police arrested 39-year-old Navanithan G. in southwestern Germany Wednesday and...

Mayor's killing in Poland sparks anger against hate speech

Jan. 16, 2019 5:23 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poles on Wednesday heatedly condemned the power of hate speech to trigger real-life violence after the slaying of a popular liberal mayor, with many calling for stronger actions against those who threaten others. Not only did the killer, an ex-convict, take the life of the 53-year-old...

Poles place candles and flags at half-staff for slain mayor

Jan. 15, 2019 11:13 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Flags flew at half-staff and people signed condolence books at municipal buildings across Poland and in diplomatic missions abroad on Tuesday as the nation mourned the stabbing death of the popular liberal mayor of Gdansk. Meanwhile, Interior Minister Joachim Brudzinski said police...

Poles unite in grief over assassination of Gdansk mayor

Jan. 14, 2019 4:01 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The popular liberal mayor of Poland's port city of Gdansk died Monday after being stabbed at a charity event by an ex-convict with a history of violent crime. The killing plunged the politically divided country into shock and grief and brought Poles into the streets for solemn vigils...

The Latest: Poland mayor mourned as critic of anti-Semitism

Jan. 14, 2019 3:25 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Latest on the stabbing of a Polish mayor (all times local): 9:10 p.m. The president of the World Jewish Congress says the fatal stabbing in Poland of Gdansk Mayor Pawel Adamowicz was an attack "on the very value of tolerance." In a statement issued in New York on Monday, Ronald...

Corruption trial urged for former French PM Fillon and wife

Jan. 11, 2019 2:54 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — France's financial prosecutor's office has asked that former Prime Minister Francois Fillon and his wife be sent to trial on corruption charges. Fillon, who at one point was the front-runner in France's 2017 presidential race, saw his bid unravel over allegations he paid his wife Penelope and...

'The First Conspiracy' unspools plot on Washington in 1776

Jan. 8, 2019 1:37 PM EST

"The First Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington" (Flatiron Books), by Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch George Washington faced some big problems as he tried to fortify New York City against British forces in the summer of 1776. His ragtag army was woefully short on weapons and battle experience. The...