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US deports 95-year-old ex-Nazi guard to Germany

Aug. 21, 2018 3:17 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A 95-year-old former Nazi concentration camp guard who lived quietly in New York City for decades was carried out of his home on a stretcher by federal agents and flown to Germany early Tuesday in what could prove to be the last U.S. deportation of a World War II-era war-crimes suspect. Jakiw...

With Amazon courting Atlanta, mayor touts "Gulch" project

Aug. 21, 2018 1:49 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — With Amazon.com expected to soon name its site for a second headquarters, Atlanta's mayor said a colossal development planned for downtown represents a once-in-a-lifetime shot to transform the city. Amazon launched a high-stakes municipal beauty pageant in January by narrowing its list of...

The Latest: German official: Holocaust justice 'obligation'

Aug. 21, 2018 1:28 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on the deportation of former Nazi death camp guard Jakiv Palij from the U.S. to Germany (all times local): 12:45 p.m. Germany's Foreign Minister says that the country has a "moral obligation" to seek justice for victims of the Holocaust, after 95-year-old former Nazi concentration...

A look at Confederate monuments removed across the US

Aug. 21, 2018 1:10 PM EDT

Protesters at North Carolina's flagship university toppled a Confederate statue in the heart of campus that has long been a subject of controversy and that officials said couldn't be removed because of state law. Videos from Monday night showed a crowd at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill yanking...

Sleeping Chicago police officers facing disciplinary action

Aug. 21, 2018 12:51 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police say disciplinary action is being taken against two officers after photographs of them sleeping inside a police vehicle spread on social media. The department denied claims by a mayoral candidate that the officers were exhausted from working overtime shifts ordered by city...

Vietnam puts 12 people on trial for alleged subversion

Aug. 21, 2018 11:54 AM EDT

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A court in Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh City on Tuesday began the trial of 12 people, including two American citizens, on subversion charges as government authorities step up a crackdown on dissent. The official Vietnam News Agency said the defendants are accused of attempting to overthrow...

Angry crowd asks St. Louis suburb to drop protest charges

Aug. 21, 2018 11:35 AM EDT

RICHMOND HEIGHTS, Mo. (AP) — Several people arrested at mall protests in suburban St. Louis nearly a year ago are expressing frustration that municipal prosecutors have decided to charge them. Dozens of people packed a meeting Monday of the Richmond Heights City Council. Some demanded that the city dismiss...

Trump accuses de Blasio of slogan theft

Aug. 21, 2018 11:35 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is accusing New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio of ripping off his rhetoric. Trump tweeted Tuesday that de Blasio "just stole my campaign slogan: PROMISES MADE PROMISES KEPT! That's not at all nice. No imagination!" The mayor responded by Twitter: "The difference is...

Salvadoran town deeply rooted in DC unfazed by US politics

Aug. 21, 2018 1:42 AM EDT

INTIPUCA, El Salvador (AP) — In a quiet, cobblestoned town near the Pacific coast of El Salvador, residents are unfazed by the Trump administration seeking to lock up families indefinitely and ending temporary protected status for people from their country. They're still going north. "The people in this...

Federal officials pledge readiness for pipeline spills

Aug. 20, 2018 8:35 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Federal officials said Monday they were prepared to act quickly if oil pipelines in a sensitive Michigan waterway leak, drawing a skeptical response from a U.S. senator who said the handling of a suspected anchor strike last spring exposed flaws in the system. Sen. Gary Peters,...