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Van carrying gas canisters injures 18 in Shanghai crash

SHANGHAI   The driver of a minivan hauling gas canisters in Shanghai set fire to his vehicle while smoking a cigarette and plowed into pedestrians today, leaving 18 people injured in the heart of the Chinese financial hub, police said.  More...

‘Mitten Beer Girl’ retells her journey

Michigan woman visits more than 300 craft breweries in 2017

HASTINGS, Mich.   If anybody thought to do it before she did it, they didn’t do it because it’s been confirmed that she did it first.  More...

Trump: FBI, DOJ have ‘politicized’ Russia probe

WASHINGTON   President Donald Trump lashed out today at the FBI and Justice Department, calling them biased and saying they “have politicized the sacred investigative process in favor of Democrats and against Republicans.”  More...

Emails: Pruitt monitored changes to EPA webpages on climate

WASHINGTON Newly released emails show Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt personally monitored efforts last year to excise much of the information about climate change from the agency’s website, especially President Obam More...

Punxsutawney Phil sees 6 more weeks of winter

PUNXSUTAWNEY, PA.   Pennsylvania’s most famous groundhog foresees no early end to winter.  The handlers of Punxsutawney Phil said the furry rodent has called for six more weeks of winter after seeing his shadow at dawn today.  More...

New witnesses emerge in actress Natalie Wood’s 1981 drowning

LOS ANGELES   New witnesses have emerged in the 1981 drowning of actress Natalie Wood, prompting investigators to deem it a “ suspicious death” and name her former husband, 87-yearold actor Robert Wagner, a “person of interest, More...

Party animal Arizona lawmaker expelled after #MeToo movement

PHOENIX   Known for booze-fueled partying and good-ol’ boy, clownish behavior, Rep. More...

UN: 90 migrants feared drowned after boat capsizes off Libya

GENEVA   About 90 people are feared drowned after a smugglers’ boat carrying mostly Pakistani migrants capsized off Libya’s coast early today, the U. N.’s migration agency said.  More...

Man who attacked London Muslims imprisoned for more than 40 years

LONDON (AP) — A man who drove into worshippers near a London mosque, killing one man and injuring a dozen others, was sentenced today to at least 43 years in prison for what a judge called a crime driven by “malevolent hatred.”  More...

AP confirms Myanmar massacre, 5 mass graves

BALUKHALI REFUGEE CAMP, Bangladesh   The faces of the men halfburied in the mass graves had been burned away by acid or blasted by bullets. Noor Kadir finally recognized his friends only by the colors of their shorts.  More...

GOP lawmakers put medical skills to work after Virginia train crash

CROZET, Va.   Republican members of Congress with medical experience put their skills to work after a train carrying dozens of them crashed into a garbage truck in rural Virginia, killing one person in the truck and injuring others.  More...

Fight continues over Charles Manson corpse

LOS ANGELES   The corpse of Charles Manson will remain in a morgue for at least another month while would-be heirs and a friend wait for a court hearing to fight over his remains.  A Kern County Superior Court commissioner on Wednesday set More...

Police department to apologize regarding Nassar

DETROIT   A police department in the Lansing, Michigan, area missed an opportunity to pursue criminal charges in 2004 against Larry Nassar and will publicly apologize to the victim who accused the doctor of molesting her during treatment for an More...

Polish Senate backs controversial Holocaust speech law

WARSAW, Poland   Poland’s Senate has backed legislation that will regulate Holocaust speech, a move that has already strained relations with both Israel and the United States.  More...

Castro freezes Cuban private sector, throws future in doubt

HAVANA Two years after taking office, President Raul Castro widened the niche for private enterprise in Cuba’s state dominated economy. Capitalism came pouring in. More...

FBI in public fight with Trump over releasing Russia memo

WASHINGTON   In a remarkably public clash of wills with the White House, the FBI declared Wednesday it has “grave concerns” about the accuracy of a classified memo on the Russia election investigation that President Donald Trump want More...

Nashville mayor admits having affair

NASHVILLE, Tenn.   Nashville Mayor Megan Barry said she plans to continue serving in office after revealing that she had an extramarital affair with the former head of her security detail.  More...

Trump calls for optimism in spite of warnings of danger

WASHINGTON   Addressing a deeply divided nation, President Donald Trump summoned the country to a “ new American moment” of unity in his first State of the Union address, challenging Congress to make good on long- standing promises t More...

Analysts: Trump comments bad news for N. Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — President Donald Trump’s fiery comments on North Korea reflected confidence that his campaign of pressure and sanctions on the country is working, South Korean analysts said today. More...

Activists highlight the poor as rich party at Super Bowl

MINNEAPOLIS Social activists say Minneapolis is turning into a playground for the rich during Super Bowl week, and critics are using the spectacle to rally against economic injustice such as the displacement of dozens of homeless people, and the pol More...