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Egyptian president urges Russia to resume flights to resorts

Oct. 16, 2018 11:11 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi is urging Russia to resume direct flights to Egyptian resorts. Moscow suspended such flights after a hidden bomb brought a Russian passenger plane down over Sinai in October 2015, killing all 224 people on board. The Islamic State group claimed...

Melania Trump to focus on opioids, newborns in hospital tour

Oct. 16, 2018 11:09 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — First lady Melania Trump will travel to Philadelphia to meet with families of children who were affected by exposure to opioids while in the womb. Mrs. Trump is being joined on her Wednesday visit to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital by U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex...

Commission on later school start dates to hold first meeting

Oct. 16, 2018 9:59 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu's commission to study whether schools should have a later start date is meeting for the first time Tuesday. New Hampshire Public Radio reports the commission consists of 13 members, and they are a mix of school administrators, parents, lawmakers and...

Check-in with facial recognition now possible in Shanghai

Oct. 16, 2018 9:53 AM EDT

SHANGHAI (AP) — It's now possible to check in automatically at Shanghai's Hongqiao airport using facial recognition technology, part of an ambitious rollout of facial recognition systems in China that has raised privacy concerns as Beijing pushes to become a global leader in the field. Shanghai Hongqiao...

Ancient mariners: Greek navy offers taste of life in galleys

Oct. 16, 2018 9:10 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — For a NATO-member warship, Greece's Olympias is pretty unusual. It's got a zero carbon footprint, no whale-zapping sonar and an antiquated propulsion system. The 37-meter (121-foot) wooden vessel moored off southern Athens is an experimental reconstruction of the trireme, the sleek...

Florida families still seek people missing in the hurricane

Oct. 16, 2018 8:45 AM EDT

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Joanne Garone Behnke has replayed every possible scenario in her mind a hundred times. Maybe her 79-year-old aunt sought shelter at the sturdy condo nearby that withstood Hurricane Michael's devastating winds. Maybe she was rescued and is lying in a hospital bed somewhere. The pile...

Kanye West meets Uganda's president, gifts pair of sneakers

Oct. 16, 2018 3:54 AM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Kanye West handed Uganda's president a pair of his autographed sneakers during a visit to the East African nation in which the rapper is said to be recording music in a tent. The 74-year-old President Yoweri Museveni said he and West held "fruitful discussions" on Monday about...

Rembrandt's Night Watch to get restoration in Amsterdam

Oct. 16, 2018 3:53 AM EDT

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Rembrandt van Rijn's Golden Age masterpiece The Night Watch is getting a makeover. Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum announced Tuesday that it will restore its most famous painting, starting next year in a project that will be open to the public and viewable online. Rijksmusem General Director Taco...

Kanye West meets Uganda's president, gifts pair of sneakers

Oct. 15, 2018 11:15 PM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Kanye West handed Uganda's president a pair of his autographed sneakers on Monday during a visit to the East African nation in which the rapper is said to be recording music in a tent. The 74-year-old President Yoweri Museveni said he and West held "fruitful discussions" about...

'He changed the world' - Reaction to Paul Allen's death

Oct. 15, 2018 10:29 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Reaction to the death of Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, who died Monday: Paul Allen's contributions to our company, our industry and to our community are indispensable. As co-founder of Microsoft, in his own quiet and persistent way, he created magical products, experiences and...