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James W. Herman, United States' General Consul in Frankfurt stands in front of a vineyard in Kallstadt, Germany, Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018. Donald Trump's grandfather lived in Kallstadt before emigrating to the US. (Uwe Anspach/dpa via AP)
January 11, 2018 - 11:25 am
BERLIN (AP) — An American diplomat has visited Donald Trump's ancestral home in Germany and suggested the U.S. president might someday pay a personal visit. The U.S. consul general in Frankfurt, James W. Herman, said during a trip Thursday to Kallstadt, in Germany's southwestern wine-growing region...
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January 11, 2018 - 5:42 am
BEIJING (AP) — The Marriot hotel chain apologized Thursday to China's government for referring to Tibet and self-ruled Taiwan as countries in a customer survey that news reports said Chinese police investigated as a possible crime. Marriott International Group "respects China's sovereignty," the...
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January 11, 2018 - 4:10 am
BEIJING (AP) — The Marriot hotel chain apologized Thursday to China's government for referring to Tibet and self-ruled Taiwan as countries in a customer survey that news reports said Chinese police investigated as a possible crime. Marriott International Group "respects China's sovereignty," the...
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January 11, 2018 - 3:35 am
BEIJING (AP) — The hotel chain Marriott International has apologized to China's government after referring to Tibet and self-ruled Taiwan as countries in a customer survey. A company statement on Thursday said Marriott "respects China's sovereignty" and promised not to support separatist movements...
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Members of the Los Angeles County Fire Department Search and Rescue crew work on a car trapped under debris in Montecito, Calif., Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018. Dozens of homes were swept away or heavily damaged and several people were killed Tuesday as downpours sent mud and boulders roaring down hills stripped of vegetation by a gigantic wildfire that raged in Southern California last month. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
January 10, 2018 - 10:16 pm
MONTECITO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on deadly debris flows that hit the California community of Montecito (all times local): 4:25 p.m. Authorities now say 17 people have died in Southern California mudslides and another 17 are missing. The death toll rose Wednesday as searchers pulled two more...
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Avianca passengers rest while waiting for their flight at New York's John F. Kennedy Airport Terminal 4, Monday, Jan. 8, 2018. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said Monday it will investigate the water pipe break that added to the weather-related delays at Kennedy Airport and will "hold all responsible parties accountable." (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
January 10, 2018 - 6:47 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The investigation into a slew of problems at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport that caused days of cancellations and delays will be led by Ray LaHood, the former head of the Department of Transportation during the Obama administration, officials said Wednesday. The...
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In this Nov. 15, 2017, photo, a robot named Pepper stands in the lobby of the Mandarin Oriental in Las Vegas. Pepper is programmed to interact with guests and answer pre-programmed questions. (AP Photo/John Locher)
January 10, 2018 - 2:09 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — It takes just minutes for a room service attendant to respond to a text message asking for a soda, bringing the Diet Coke on a tray with a glass of ice and lime wedges, no need for the modern hassle of placing a phone call. Thousands of guests at some of Las Vegas' casino-hotels...
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The first passenger train is leaving the train station towards Taesch, in Zermatt, Switzerland, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018. Due to heavy snowfall and rain showers, Zermatt was only reachable by air. In the meantime the train track reopened this evening. (Dominic Steinmann/Keystone via AP)
January 10, 2018 - 12:52 pm
ZERMATT, Switzerland (AP) — A train packed with tourists left from a snowbound resort town near Switzerland's famed Matterhorn peak Wednesday, marking the resumption of railway service that had been halted for two days because of avalanche risks and had stranded around 13,000 visitors. The...
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Support staff handle baggage of tourists at the heliport of Air Zermatt for an airlift into the valley to Raron, in Zermatt, Wednesday Jan. 10, 2018. Due to heavy snowfall and rain showers, Zermatt can only be reached by air. Swiss authorities have closed roads and train service into the town of Zermatt amid a heightened risk of avalanches, stranding some 13,000 tourists in the town. (Dominic Steinmann/Keystone via AP)
January 10, 2018 - 11:43 am
ZERMATT, Switzerland (AP) — The Latest on the thousands of tourists stranded in the Swiss ski town of Zermatt, near the Matterhorn (all times local): 5:35 p.m. A train packed with tourists has begun the descent from a snowbound town near Switzerland's Matterhorn as railway service resumed following...
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January 09, 2018 - 7:24 pm
Federal officials are looking into whether any airlines will be fined over long tarmac delays that occurred over the weekend at New York's Kennedy Airport. By one estimate, there were a dozen or more international flights that landed at JFK and sat on the tarmac for at least four hours, the point...
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