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A cross is decorated with flowers in Chemnitz, eastern Germany, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, at the site where 35-year-old man was stabbed the Sunday before. (Ralf Hirschberger/dpa via AP)
September 01, 2018 - 10:34 am
CHEMNITZ, Germany (AP) — Emboldened far-right activists in Germany hope to make a Saturday protest a pivotal event in which clusters of nationalists — from lawmakers to Hitler-saluting skinheads — come together as a nationwide anti-migrant movement to challenge the political establishment. Several...
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September 01, 2018 - 10:26 am
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's Shiite rebels say they have targeted a Saudi ship off the kingdom's southern province of Jizan. The rebel-run Al-Masirah TV channel reported on Saturday that the attack on the Saudi "battleship" was in response to an earlier airstrike that killed at least five fishermen...
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Dancers perform under an inflatable caricature balloon of Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan as it flies over Parliament Square in London, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018. Organizer Yanny Bruere raised more than 58,000 pounds ($75,000) through the Crowdfunder website for the 29-foot (8.8-meter) blimp as part of a campaign to oust Khan from his post. Khan angered some people in the British capital and elsewhere last month when he allowed a balloon caricaturing Donald Trump as an angry baby to float above the city while the U.S. president was in England. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
September 01, 2018 - 9:46 am
LONDON (AP) — Protesters seeking to oust London Mayor Sadiq Khan on Saturday launched a giant balloon over Parliament Square depicting him dressed in a yellow bikini. A small group of supporters watched the inflatable take to the skies, and the crowd cheered and shouted, "higher, higher, higher" as...
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September 01, 2018 - 9:23 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Yankees have acquired Adeiny Hechavarria in a trade with the Pittsburgh Pirates, bringing in a veteran infielder to back up injured shortstop Didi Gregorius. New York is sending a player to be named or cash to Pittsburgh for the 29-year-old Hechavarria, who is batting ...
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FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2018 file photo, Lana Del Rey arrives at the 60th annual Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden in New York. Del Rey has canceled her planned performance at an Israeli music festival after pressure from Palestinian boycott activists. In a Twitter message late Friday, Aug. 31, Del Rey says she is delaying "until a time when I can schedule visits for both my Israeli and Palestinian fans." It wasn’t clear whether it was a direct response to the BDS movement’s boycott call. Still, it marked a setback for Israel, which aims to prevent politics from infiltrating the arts. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
September 01, 2018 - 8:24 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Singer Lana Del Rey has canceled her planned performance at an Israeli music festival after pressure from Palestinian boycott activists. In a Twitter message late Friday, Del Rey says she is delaying "until a time when I can schedule visits for both my Israeli and Palestinian fans...
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September 01, 2018 - 8:23 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Leading Republicans in New York state are angry that a recent debate between Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his primary challenger Cynthia Nixon largely ignored upstate issues. Republican Senate Leader John Flanagan noted that Wednesday's debate on Long Island including little...
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September 01, 2018 - 8:21 am
WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — West Point is honoring Buffalo Soldiers. The African-American Buffalo Soldiers are famous for their service in conflicts including the Spanish-American War and both world wars. The U.S. Military Academy is hosting its 57th annual Buffalo Soldier Memorial Ceremony on Sunday...
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September 01, 2018 - 8:20 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — It's open season for Canada geese in New York, and state regulators have set liberal bag limits and extended shooting hours to maximize the number of geese killed. Hunters are part of the state's efforts to curb the overpopulation of resident Canada geese — that is, birds that...
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FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2018 file photo, Lana Del Rey arrives at the 60th annual Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden in New York. Del Rey has canceled her planned performance at an Israeli music festival after pressure from Palestinian boycott activists. In a Twitter message late Friday, Aug. 31, Del Rey says she is delaying "until a time when I can schedule visits for both my Israeli and Palestinian fans." It wasn’t clear whether it was a direct response to the BDS movement’s boycott call. Still, it marked a setback for Israel, which aims to prevent politics from infiltrating the arts. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
September 01, 2018 - 8:18 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Singer Lana Del Rey has canceled her planned performance at an Israeli music festival after pressure from Palestinian boycott activists. In a Twitter message late Friday, Del Rey says she is delaying "until a time when I can schedule visits for both my Israeli and Palestinian fans...
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Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland speaks during a news conference at the Canadian Embassy after talks at the Office of the United States Trade Representative, in Washington, Friday, Aug. 31, 2018. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
September 01, 2018 - 8:17 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Talks to keep Canada in a North American trade bloc are to resume this coming week with the longtime allies divided over issues such as Canada's dairy market and U.S. efforts to shield drug companies from generic competition. President Donald Trump notified Congress on Friday that...
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