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Families of US troops slain in Jordan seek action

WASHINGTON (AP) — The families of three Special Forces troops slain by a Jordanian soldier at a military base in Jordan in 2016 are calling on Congress to suspend aid to the key U.S. Mideast partner u...

US considers withholding aid to Jordan to force extradition

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is considering withholding aid to one of its closest Arab partners, Jordan, in a bid to secure the extradition of a woman convicted in Israel of a 2001 bombi...

Girl, 11, says cookie offer insult after racist encounter

An 11-year-old African American girl from South Carolina said she didn't think a white woman who accused her of stealing mail was being racist until the woman's husband told the girl that if she were ...

No pay cuts, layoffs but Mideast firm rethinks food security

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — One of the biggest private employers in the Middle East has no plans to cut salaries or lay off any of its 44,000 workers, but the pandemic is changing its thinking ...

Disney Junior's 'Mira, Royal Detective' is India-inspired

NEW YORK (AP) — The newest cartoon on Disney Junior has all the hallmarks one would expect from a children's show — a smart, resourceful lead character, entertaining sidekicks, and a bright, colorful ...

As virus seizes markets, it's no longer business as usual

Global markets and businesses big and small opened the week to a landscape seemingly altered by the coronavirus pandemic. A host of retail chains have shut their doors or diminished hours of business....

Success of 'To All the Boys' puts stars on Hollywood's radar

NEW YORK (AP) — The 2018 release of the Netflix teen rom-com "To All the Boys I've Loved Before," changed the lives of its stars, Lana Condor and Noah Centineo, by putting them on Hollywood’s radar. ...

No cash? Salvation Army now accepting mobile donations

CHICAGO (AP) — Carolyn Harper made her pitch for donations to the Salvation Army with a smile on her face and a bell in her hand, trying to convince shoppers along Chicago’s busy Michigan Avenue that ...

He said, she said: Will female acts win big at CMA Awards?

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The lack of women on country radio is as tired as a bad country song cliche, but the Country Music Association Awards is trying to set the stage for them to reign, both as the ...

2 middle school girls charged with racist attack on bus

GOUVERNEUR, N.Y. (AP) — Two middle-school students face charges after the mother of a 10-year-old girl reported her daughter was beaten and subjected to racist taunts on a school bus in northern New Y...

'Guinness World Records' globetrotter recommends travel to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – An American girl who embarked on an adventure to travel around the world in two years says she was amazed by Taiwan, describing it as “small but deserving a visit.&r...

Vardy helps Leicester to 4-1 victory over Huddersfield

HUDDERSFIELD, England (AP) — Jamie Vardy scored twice as Leicester beat Huddersfield 4-1 on Saturday to make it four successive wins in the Premier League. Youri Tielemans and James ...

'Healthy Holly', once lucrative, now bane of Baltimore mayor

BALTIMORE (AP) — "Healthy Holly" is a polite African American girl with devoted parents and a little brother. She loves exercise. She craves fresh fruit and vegetables. And she's now the bane of Balti...

Don't stop the music: Campaign songs tell candidates' story

When Elizabeth Warren took the stage to launch her presidential run to the strains of Dolly Parton's "9 to 5," the song seemed to sum up the spirit of a candidacy built on giving workers a fairer shak...

Mattel, Hasbro results show diverging post-Toys R Us paths

NEW YORK (AP) — Quarterly reports from Mattel and Hasbro show that while the demise of Toys R Us has shaken up the industry, the two dominant toymakers' paths are diverging less than a year later. ...