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BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the Syria conflict (all times local):4:30 p.m.French President Emmanuel Macron has told his Russian counterpart that France is committed to pushing for more dialogue among Syria's warring parties.The phone call with President Vladimir Putin came Monday, just hours …
ASHLAND, Ohio (AP) — The trial of an Ohio man charged with killing two women is scheduled to begin.The Ashland Times-Gazette reports a judge in Ashland County in north-central Ohio says jury selection in the trial of 41-year-old Shawn Grate should be completed Monday, with opening statements …
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial (all times local):9:15 a.m.The judge in Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial won't allow his lawyers to introduce testimony they say would shed light on the possible motivation of the comedian's chief accuser.The …
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government forces moved to cut off Islamic State militants in southern Damascus from nearby rebel-held suburbs in an attempt to force the extremists to surrender or evacuate the district, state media reported.The area in southern Damascus is the last part of the capital …
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Harley-Davidson is offering free motorcycles for those who join its summer internship program.Eight college students or recent graduates will have the enviable task of being paid to ride a Harley and share their adventures on social media. And the best part? They'll keep …
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Top European Union official Donald Tusk said Monday he had no power or role in the preparation of any flights taken by himself or Poland's president when he was the nation's prime minister.Tusk was testifying before a three-judge panel at the Provincial Court in Warsaw …
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Shipwreck hunters are planning to excavate around a Lake Erie wreck this summer that they think could be the remains of a schooner that went down nearly two centuries ago.Its size, design and location point toward it being a sailing ship called the Lake Serpent, which …
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece has beaten its budget targets for a third year and trimmed its massive debt burden, according to data released Monday. But the economy has not yet grown back to its level of 2014, before its last recession.As the country prepares to exit its international …
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The ex-wife of Steve Wynn, who is also the biggest shareholder and co-founder of Wynn Resorts, is seeking the removal one of the company directors overseeing an internal investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against the casino magnate.Elaine Wynn said in a filing …
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is shutting down routine operations at its embassy in Nicaragua and pulling out some if its employees amid a string of deadly protests.The State Department says it's raising the threat level for Nicaragua and encouraging Americans to reconsider plans to …
PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — Officials in a western New York town are bidding a sad farewell to an iconic 200-year-old tree.A public ceremony is planned Monday evening to commemorate the tree that towers over Copper Beech Park in the Rochester suburb of Pittsford. It's dying from a devastating …
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's parliament has passed a law banning the cultivation of crops that require a large amount of water, amid fears that a massive Ethiopian dam being built upstream could cut into the country's share of the Nile.The law passed late Sunday would ban the cultivation of rice, …
BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors say they've searched the home of a man suspected in a French investigation of a monument to a Nazi SS division in France.The investigation centers on a memorial stone honoring the 17th SS Panzergrenadier Division that was allegedly put up in January on …
PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech and Iraqi defense ministers have vowed to further boost the military cooperation between their states.The Czechs previously sold 15 Czech-made L-159 light combat planes to Iraq and sent instructors to train pilots for the planes as part of international efforts to …
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans overwhelmingly believe teachers don't make enough money, and half say they'd support paying higher taxes to give educators a raise.The findings of the new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research come amid recent teacher strikes and …
BERLIN (AP) — Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is donating $4.5 million to the United Nations body that oversees climate change negotiations.Bloomberg, who has long championed the fight against global warming, will make up the shortfall in the agency's budget caused by U.S. …
YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Armenian Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan resigned unexpectedly on Monday, an apparent move to bring to an end massive anti-government protests.Residents of the capital, Yerevan, poured out on the streets to celebrate. People hugged and kissed each other, and motorists …
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Jurors weren't allowed to hear testimony that Bill Cosby's chief accuser was once hooked on hallucinogenic mushrooms or had her sights set on becoming a millionaire, but that hasn't stopped the defense from airing the explosive claims about Andrea Constand in the …
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A grainy video of female officers from Iran's morality police assaulting a young woman whose headscarf only loosely covered her hair has sparked a new public debate on the decades-long requirement for women in the Islamic Republic.While officials of all ranks up to …
LONDON (AP) — The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth Monday to a baby boy, a third child for her and Prince William and a younger brother to Prince George and Princess Charlotte. Some highlights of the lives of the couple and their children:—September 2001: Prince William and Kate …

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