Berlin celebrates postwar visitor program for expelled Jews

BERLIN (AP) — Berlin was the last place Helga Melmed had expected to see again. She was 14 when the Nazis forced her and her family onto a train from their home in the German capital...

Scarred by Libya abuse, migrants hope for new life in Europe

ABOARD THE OCEAN VIKING (AP) — It was Mouctar Diallo's fifth attempt to reach Europe by sea. His previous four tries had been foiled by gangs on speedboats who returned him to Libya where he was detai...

Snoozing crew raises specter of criminal charge in boat fire

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal investigators identified a violation of Coast Guard regulations that could trigger criminal charges in the California dive boat disaster that killed 34 people. ...

Bogaerts reaches 50 doubles, Red Sox beat Blue Jays 7-4

TORONTO (AP) — Xander Bogaerts became the latest Red Sox slugger to record 50 doubles, Marco Hernandez drove in two runs and Boston beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-4 Thursday to avoid a three-game sweep....

11 drown as boat with Hindu worshippers capsizes in India

NEW DELHI (AP) — Police say at least 11 Hindu worshippers drowned when their boat capsized during a religious celebration on a lake in central India. Police officer Akhil Patel says ...

WWII veteran celebrates 110th birthday in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A man considered to be the nation's oldest living World War II veteran was serenaded and showered with kisses during a celebration of his 110th birthday at the National World War II...

Americana awards honor John Prine, Brandi Carlile, others

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — John Prine's winning streak has continued at the Americana Music Association's annual awards ceremony in Nashville, though his two-year reign as Americana artist of the year ha...

Moustakas hits 2 HRs, Brewers minus Yelich top Marlins 7-5

MIAMI (AP) — Mike Moustakas homered twice, including a tiebreaking, two-run shot in the ninth inning as the Milwaukee Brewers defeated the Miami Marlins 7-5 Wednesday night in their first game followi...

Pingtung to host Taiwan's longest ever Double Ten Day fireworks display

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A 42-minute fireworks extravaganza will illuminate the night sky above a riverside park in Pingtung in southern Taiwan on Oct. 10 as the country celebrates the National Da...

Morris' late goal gives US 1-1 exhibition draw vs Uruguay

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jordan Morris scored his first international goal in more than two years in the 79th minute, giving the United States a 1-1 tie against Uruguay in an exhibition game on Tuesday night....

Sargent, Ream get hometown starts for US vs Uruguay

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Josh Sargent and Tim Ream got starts in their hometown of St. Louis as U.S. coach Gregg Berhalter made seven lineup changes for Tuesday night's exhibition against Uruguay. ...

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___ Officials spar with senators over plan for mortgage giants WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump administration officials are defending their plan to Congress for ending gove...

PGA Tour season starts 17 days it ended

Seventeen days after Rory McIlroy cashed in by winning the FedEx Cup, a new season begins at The Greenbrier. That's nothing new. A year ago, there were only 10 open...

Susan Kamil, longtime publisher and editor, dead at 69

NEW YORK (AP) — Susan Kamil, a revered editor and publisher who found critical and commercial success with authors ranging from Salman Rushdie and Ta-Nehisi Coates to Elizabeth Strout and Sophie Kinse...

A US priest, a Philippine village, and decades of secrecy

TALUSTUSAN, Philippines (AP) — The American priest's voice echoed over the phone line, his sharp Midwestern accent softened over the decades by a gentle Filipino lilt. On the other end, recording the ...