Starbucks debuts in Italy with premium brews, novelty bar

MILAN (AP) — Starbucks is opening its first store in Italy, betting that premium brews and novelties like a heated marble-topped coffee bar will win customers in a country fond of its daily espresso r...

Starbucks debuts in Italy with premium brews, novelty bar

MILAN (AP) — Starbucks is opening its first store in Italy, betting that premium brews and novelties like heated marble-topped coffee bars will win customers in a country fond of its espresso rituals....

Warnings over pollution met with a shrug in coal country

GRANT TOWN, W.Va. (AP) — It's coal people like miner Steve Knotts, 62, who make West Virginia Trump Country. So it was no surprise that President Donald Trump picked the state to ann...

Ex-postal worker pleads guilty to stealing $82K in stamps

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A former U.S. Postal Service worker from Massachusetts has pleaded guilty to stealing about $82,000 worth of postage stamps and selling some online at discounted rates. ...

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Today in History Today is Friday, Aug. 24, the 236th day of 2018. There are 129 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 24,...

Poll shows support for charter schools, vouchers is growing

WASHINGTON (AP) — Support for charter schools and private school voucher programs has gone up over the past year, with Republicans accounting for much of the increase, according to a survey published ...

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Today in History Today is Monday, Aug. 20, the 232nd day of 2018. There are 133 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 20,...

Taiwan robbery suspect nabbed just before boarding flight to China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - A man suspected of having robbed NT$500,000 (US$16,000) from a post office in Nantou County Friday was apprehended at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport just before boarding a...

Japanese students use VR to recreate Hiroshima bombing

FUKUYAMA, Japan (AP) — It's a sunny summer morning in the city of Hiroshima, Japan. Cicadas chirp in the trees. A lone plane flies high overhead. Then a flash of light, followed by a loud blast. Build...

Who's my father? Australia law ID's once-secret sperm donors

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — For Peter Peacock, fate arrived in the form of a registered letter. The letter looked to be a bit of a letdown. Peacock had gone to the post office expect...

Adieu, great view: Longtime lighthouse caretaker moving on

MONTAUK, N.Y. (AP) — Margaret Winski is giving up the best view on Long Island and moving to Maine. The New York Times reports the 62-year-old known as Marge has been living for free...

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Today in History Today is Thursday, July 26, the 207th day of 2018. There are 158 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On July 26,...

Taiwan's uniform-invoice prize winning numbers for May and June, 2018 announced

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taiwan's Ministry of Finance (MOF) announced Saturday the uniform-invoice prize winning numbers for May and June 2018, with the NT$10 million special prize wi...

Two communities show Nubians' past, a version of the future

WADI KARKAR, Egypt (AP) — With a mix of nostalgia and sorrow, Egypt's Nubians look back at their lives in ancestral lands in southern Egypt as a peaceful era tied intimately to the Nile River. ...

Judge finds man accused of mailing explosives incompetent

SEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge ruled Thursday that a Washington state man accused of mailing explosive devices to government agencies in the Washington, D.C., area is not competent to help with his de...