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In this frame grab taken from video on Sept. 18, 2018, a view of spider webs over bushes, in Aitoliko, Greece. Spurred into overdrive by an explosion in the populations of insects they eat, thousands of little spiders in the western Greek town have shrouded coastal trees, bushes and low vegetation in thick webs. The sticky white lines extend for a few hundred meters (yards) along the shoreline of Aitoliko, built on an artificial island in a salt lagoon near Missolonghi, 250 kilometers (150 miles) west of Athens. (Giannis Giannakopoulos via AP)
September 21, 2018 - 11:22 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — It's not quite the World Wide Web — but the spiders of Aitoliko in Greece have made a good start. Spurred into overdrive by an explosion in the populations of insects they eat, thousands of little spiders in the western Greek town have shrouded coastal trees, bushes and low...
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FILE- In this Monday, April 24, 2017 file photo, Evelyn Rodriguez, whose teen-aged daughter was brutally slain by MS-13 gang members in 2016, listens during a news conference by Suffolk County officials in Hauppauge, N.Y. Rodriguez recognized by President Donald Trump at the State of the Union after MS-13 gang members allegedly killed her daughter was struck and killed Friday, Sept. 14, 2018 by a car at the girl's memorial. (AP Photo/Frank Eltman, File)
September 21, 2018 - 11:21 am
BRENTWOOD, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on the funeral for the mother of a teenager allegedly killed by MS-13 gang members (all times local): 11:30 a.m. A New York woman who crusaded against gang violence after her daughter's murder is being remembered at her funeral as "a warrior to her community."...
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FILE- In this April 25, 2018, file photo the YouTube app and YouTube Kids app are displayed on an iPhone in New York on Wednesday, April 25, 2018. Two members of Congress are calling on Google to address concerns that YouTube might violate children's privacy. The complaint alleges YouTube violates the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, which bans kid-oriented websites from collecting personal information from children under 13 without their parents' express consent. Google says in a statement that YouTube isn’t for children under 13, which is why it created a separate app for them, YouTube Kids. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane, File)
September 21, 2018 - 11:21 am
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Two members of Congress are calling on Google to address concerns that YouTube might violate children's privacy. Rep. David Cicilline, a Rhode Island Democrat, and Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, a Nebraska Republican, sent a letter this week to Google CEO Sundar Pichai asking for...
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British Prime Minister Theresa May smiles when arriving at the informal EU summit in Salzburg, Austria, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson)
September 21, 2018 - 11:17 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit, the political divorce between Britain and the rest of the European Union (all times local): 4:15 p.m. British Prime Minister Theresa May's parliamentary allies welcomed her assurances that Northern Ireland would avoid a hard border — even as they urged her to...
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In this frame grab taken from video on Sept. 18, 2018, a view of spider webs over bushes, in Aitoliko, Greece. Spurred into overdrive by an explosion in the populations of insects they eat, thousands of little spiders in the western Greek town have shrouded coastal trees, bushes and low vegetation in thick webs. The sticky white lines extend for a few hundred meters (yards) along the shoreline of Aitoliko, built on an artificial island in a salt lagoon near Missolonghi, 250 kilometers (150 miles) west of Athens. (Giannis Giannakopoulos via AP)
September 21, 2018 - 11:12 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — It's not quite the World Wide Web — but the spiders of Aitoliko in Greece have made a good start. Spurred into overdrive by an explosion in the populations of insects they eat, thousands of little spiders in the western Greek town have shrouded coastal trees, bushes and low...
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September 21, 2018 - 11:11 am
GENEVA (AP) — Saudi Arabia and allied states balked at efforts to renew work by U.N.-backed "eminent experts" investigating human rights violations in Yemen, setting up a possible diplomatic showdown with some Western countries over scrutiny of a 3-1/2-year war that has killed thousands of...
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Rescuers retrieve a body from the water near Ukara Island in Lake Victoria, Tanzania Friday, Sept. 21, 2018. The death toll rose above 100 after the passenger ferry MV Nyerere capsized on Lake Victoria, Tanzania state radio reported Friday, while a second day of rescue efforts raced the setting sun. (AP Photo)
September 21, 2018 - 11:09 am
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The official death toll rose to 127 after a badly overcrowded ferry capsized on Lake Victoria, Tanzanian authorities said Friday, as a second day of rescue efforts raced the setting sun. While bodies were pulled from the water and many people were feared still missing,...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel makes a phone call as the walks through the chancellery to welcome Czech President Milos Zeman for a meeting at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Friday, Sept. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
September 21, 2018 - 10:39 am
BERLIN (AP) — A center-left party in German Chancellor Angela Merkel's government wants to revisit a deal that saw the country's embattled domestic intelligence chief promoted to a new post. German media reported Friday that Social Democrats leader Andrea Nahles is responding to outrage among...
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September 21, 2018 - 10:38 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa is reporting some cautiously good news for rhinos after years in which poachers killed them in record numbers. The government said Friday that most provinces have experienced "dramatic declines" in the killing of rhinos. It says poachers killed 508 rhinos in the...
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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov arrives for talks with members of the Bosnian three-member presidency in Sarajevo, Bosnia, Friday, Sept. 21, 2018. Russia’s foreign minister is visiting Bosnia, an ethnically-divided Balkan country where Moscow has maintained strong influence among the country’s Serbs. (AP Photo/Amel Emric)
September 21, 2018 - 10:36 am
BANJA LUKA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Russia won't interfere in next month's elections in Bosnia, an ethnically-divided Balkan nation where Moscow maintains strong influence among the country's Serbs, Russia's foreign minister insisted Friday. Sergey Lavrov said after talks with officials in...
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