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Today in History

Apr. 25, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, April 25, the 115th day of 2019. There are 250 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 25, 1507, a world map produced by German cartographer Martin Waldseemueller contained the first recorded use of the term "America," in honor of Italian navigator Amerigo...

2 firms first to export LatAm medicinal marijuana to Europe

Apr. 24, 2019 9:41 PM EDT

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Two companies from Uruguay and Colombia will become the first in Latin America to export medical marijuana products to Europe under deals announced Wednesday. Fotmer Life Sciences of Uruguay and Clever Leaves of Colombia will export cannabis extract and dried marijuana flowers to...

Minnesota signs German forward Isaiah Ihnen

Apr. 24, 2019 4:46 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota has signed Isaiah Ihnen, a 6-foot-9 forward from Germany, to a national letter of intent. The Gophers on Wednesday announced the addition of Ihnen to their 2019 recruiting class, joining guard Tre' Williams and center Sam Freeman. Guards Marcus Carr and Payton Willis, both...

Germany: Dry weather raises fears of forest fires, drought

Apr. 24, 2019 12:16 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Meteorologists in Germany say rain forecast for the next few days is unlikely to provide much relief to parched fields and forests, raising fears of a repeat of last year's drought and serious wildfires. Udo Busch of the German meteorological agency DWD said if dry conditions prevail, the...

US WWII bomb detonated in Germany, causing widespread damage

Apr. 24, 2019 11:24 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The controlled detonation of an American World War II bomb in the southern German city of Regensburg has still caused widespread damage to nearby houses. Some 4,500 residents had to be evacuated from the area before experts performed the detonation. A spokeswoman for the Bavarian city, Dagmar...

German woman, parents-in-law indicted for aiding IS

Apr. 24, 2019 9:54 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors say they've indicted a 21-year-old woman on suspicion of membership in the Islamic State group and of keeping three Yazidis as slaves in Syria. Federal prosecutors said Wednesday that the German-Algerian woman, identified as Sarah O. for privacy reasons, traveled to Syria...

German business outlook darkens amid trade slowdown

Apr. 24, 2019 6:01 AM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — An index of German business optimism fell in April as Europe's largest economy struggles with a slowdown in trade and manufacturing even as it finds support from a strong labor market. The Ifo institute said Wednesday its business climate index slipped to 99.2 points from 99.7...

Amal Clooney: Prosecute Islamic State extremists for rape

Apr. 23, 2019 6:20 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney on Tuesday demanded justice for victims of an "epidemic of sexual violence" in conflicts, especially rapes and other abuses perpetrated by Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria. The rights activist told the Security Council that if the U.N.'s most...

Oil prices climb in wake of Iranian oil sanctions decision

Apr. 23, 2019 5:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Global oil prices are rising in the wake of President Donald Trump's decision to impose sanctions on nations that import Iranian oil and could eventually climb to levels that would impact American consumers. Analysts said Tuesday that by taking Iranian crude off the market, the price of...

Merkel: Ukraine vote gives leader Zelenskiy 'strong mandate'

Apr. 23, 2019 12:31 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Angela Merkel's office says the German chancellor has called Ukraine's president-elect to congratulate him, saying the vote gives him "a strong mandate." Merkel spoke Tuesday with Volodymyr Zelenskiy as election officials said the former TV comedian received 73% of the vote in Sunday's runoff...