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75 years on, Battle of the Bulge memories bond people

Dec. 15, 2019 3:00 PM EST

THIMISTER-CLERMONT, Belgium (AP) — As a schoolboy three quarters of a century ago, Marcel Schmetz would regularly see open trucks rumble past to a makeshift American cemetery — filled with bodies, some headless, some limbless, blood seeping from the vehicles onto the roads that the U.S. soldiers had...

Kripps wins 4-man bobsled again in Lake Placid

Dec. 15, 2019 12:48 PM EST

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — Canada’s Justin Kripps won a World Cup four-man bobsled race on Sunday for the second straight day. Kripps and his team of Ryan Sommer, Ben Coakwell and Cameron Stones finished two runs in 1 minute, 49.45 seconds. It was Kripps’ third consecutive win and fourth...

Greta Thunberg, German railway company in tweetstorm

Dec. 15, 2019 10:13 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Climate activist Greta Thunberg and Germany's national railway company created a tweetstorm Sunday after she posted a photo of herself sitting on the floor of a train surrounded by lots of bags. The image has drawn plenty of comment online about the performance of German railways. Thunberg...

Cries of abuse in Catholic Church start to be heard in Japan

Dec. 14, 2019 2:56 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — During Pope Francis’ recent visit to Japan, Harumi Suzuki stood where his motorcade passed by holding a sign that read: “I am a survivor.” Katsumi Takenaka stood at another spot, on another day, holding up his banner that read, “Catholic child sexual abuse in...

Russia sweeps golds in World Cup skeleton at Lake Placid

Dec. 13, 2019 7:07 PM EST

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — Russia swept the gold medals at a World Cup skeleton race at Mount Van Hoevenberg on Friday, with Elena Nikitina’s winning margin in the women’s race the largest on tour in nearly three years. Nikitina finished two runs in 1 minute, 49.93 seconds. Germany’s...

Climate talks head into overtime with key issues unresolved

Dec. 13, 2019 2:29 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — Officials from almost 200 countries hunkered down for another night of talks late Friday as a U.N. climate meeting in Madrid went into overtime without agreement on key issues. Chile, which is chairing the talks, said negotiators would continue working on two fronts trying to get deals on aid...

The Latest: Macron: UK and EU will remain tied after Brexit

Dec. 13, 2019 12:14 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's Brexit election (all times local): 5 p.m. French President Emmanuel Macron says Britain and Europe will remain inextricably tied even after Brexit, which is now set to take place on Jan. 31 after Boris Johnson's Conservative Party won a convincing majority in...

UK vote eases corrosive uncertainty hurting businesses

Dec. 13, 2019 11:42 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — British businesses that have been hobbled for three years by fear and confusion over Brexit are getting a break. The U.K. election result means Britain's departure from the European Union will almost certainly happen — after multiple delays — on Jan. 31, as scheduled. It remains...

'Nuts!' US troops thwarted Hitler's last gamble 75 years ago

Dec. 13, 2019 10:45 AM EST

BASTOGNE, Belgium (AP) — Pvt. Arthur Jacobson was seeking cover in the snow behind a tank moving slowly through the wooded hills of Belgium's Ardennes, German bullets whizzing by. That was when he lost his best friend and Bazooka team partner to sniper fire. “They couldn't hit him, he shouted,"...

EU relief as UK polls signal Brexit may soon be done

Dec. 13, 2019 10:07 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders on Friday congratulated British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on his sweeping election victory amid optimism that his clear majority should finally allow him to push the long-stalled Brexit divorce deal through a reluctant parliament and end years of political...