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French soldiers stand in an honour guard on Thursday Jan.7, 2021 as the hearse convoy of late French forces soldiers rides on the Alexandre III bridge in central Paris. A ceremony was held to pay homage to two soldiers killed in Mali by an improvised explosive device that hit their armored vehicle on Saturday. Three other French soldiers died just five days earlier in similar circumstances . (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

French minister insists troops didn't bomb Mali wedding fete

Jan. 10, 2021 11:05 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — France's defense minister on Sunday denied reports that its fighter jets struck civilians at a wedding party in central Mali a week ago, saying that only jihadis were targeted and hit and that she verified the information herself after claims that at least 20 civilians were killed. Some...

Victor Flores, 66, a third-generation owner of a gift shop, sweeps the steps of his store on Olvera Street in downtown Los Angeles, Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020. Millions of business owners are about to get additional help as they weather the coronavirus outbreak. The Small Business Administration and the Treasury Department are reviving the Paycheck Protection Program five months after its first two rounds of funding ended. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, file)

More coronavirus relief on the way for small businesses

Jan. 8, 2021 10:34 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — For Nancy Sinoway, a second coronavirus relief loan would increase the chances that her dressmaking business will survive. “I could use it for marketing, for new samples. I could use it as a lifeline,” says Sinoway, who designs and makes dresses for occasions like weddings and...

French soldiers stand in an honour guard on Thursday Jan.7, 2021 as the hearse convoy of late French forces soldiers rides on the Alexandre III bridge in central Paris. A ceremony was held to pay homage to two soldiers killed in Mali by an improvised explosive device that hit their armored vehicle on Saturday. Three other French soldiers died just five days earlier in similar circumstances . (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

France seeks strategy change to reduce troops in West Africa

Jan. 7, 2021 1:41 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — As it pays tribute Thursday to French soldiers killed in Mali and faces questions over a deadly airstrike, France is considering changing its military strategy against Islamic extremists in Africa’s Sahel region — and a possible partial troop pullout. President Emmanuel Macron is...

Witnesses say 20 are killed in an airstrike in central Mali

Jan. 5, 2021 2:48 PM EST

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — At least 20 people have been killed in an airstrike on a village in central Mali where Islamic extremists had confronted a wedding party, witnesses said Tuesday. The French military said “several dozens” of extremists were killed in a Sunday afternoon airstrike led by...

Israeli couple Noemie Azerad, right, and her husband Simon David Benhamou grasp each others hands on the shoulders of skullcap-wearing groomsmen during their wedding party at a hotel in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020.  For the past month, Israelis long accustomed to traveling incognito, if at all, to Arab countries, have made themselves at home in the UAE’s commercial hub.(AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

In new playground Dubai, Israelis find parties, Jewish rites

Dec. 31, 2020 2:07 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — It was a scene that just a few months ago would have been unthinkable. As Emiratis in flowing white robes and headdresses looked on, the Israeli bride and groom were hoisted on the shoulders of skullcap-wearing groomsmen and carried toward the dance floor, where dozens...

Bride Chen Yaxuan walks by staff wearing masks during a wedding banquet in Beijing on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020. Lovebirds in China are embracing a sense of normalcy as the COVID pandemic appears to be under control in the country where it was first detected. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

AP PHOTOS: Tying the knot without a face mask in China

Dec. 30, 2020 8:07 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Lovebirds in China are embracing a sense of normalcy as the COVID pandemic appears to be under control in the country where it was first detected. Chen Yaxuan and Dou Di exchanged vows in front of more than 500 guests in an unmasked wedding on Dec. 12 — a day called “double...

Emily and Taylor Pascale exchange their wedding vows outside the home of Taylor's parents, Friday, Dec. 4, 2020, in Grand Lake, La., which was heavily damaged from Hurricanes Laura and Delta. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Hurricanes, virus can't stop Louisiana couple's wedding

Dec. 29, 2020 12:23 PM EST

GRAND LAKE La. (AP) — Most couples might have wondered whether the forces of nature were against them after moving their wedding three times because of the pandemic and two hurricanes that hit almost the exact same spot within weeks of one another. But Emily Kitfield and Taylor Pascale were even more...

Millennial Money: How to discuss family finances in a crisis

Dec. 22, 2020 7:10 AM EST

With 10.7 million Americans out of work as of November 2020 (and 3.9 million of those workers unemployed for 27 weeks or more), many have been forced into having tough money conversations as a result of the pandemic. Whenever your life changes significantly, it’s a good time to check back in on your...

FILE—A sign for the Big Moose Inn is seen Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, near Millinocket, Maine. The inn was the setting for an Aug. 7 wedding reception that has since been linked to numerous cases of the coronavirus, and several deaths. Plans for a lawsuit against the Maine venue that hosted what became a

Businesses, lacking legal immunity, fear COVID-19 lawsuits

Dec. 20, 2020 8:24 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Plans for a lawsuit against a Maine venue that hosted what became a “superspreader” wedding reception underscore the liability risks to small businesses amid the coronavirus pandemic and an uphill push by Republicans in Congress to give such outfits legal immunity....

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Reputed mobster admits assaulting 'Real Housewives' hubby

Dec. 17, 2020 7:53 AM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A reputed mobster admitted assaulting the then-boyfriend and now husband of a former “Real Housewives of New Jersey” cast member in exchange for a deeply discounted lavish wedding reception. John Perna, 43, of Cedar Grove, New Jersey, pleaded guilty Wednesday to a federal...