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Disguised men perform in the village of Beni Snous, south of Tlemcen, Algeria, Thursday, Dec.11, 2018. Algerians in the Beni Snous region dress in elaborate animal-hide costumes and parade through town with traditional instruments as part of the Ayred festival. (AP Photo/Anis Belghoul)
January 13, 2018 - 7:02 am
BENI SNOUS, Algeria (AP) — New Year's celebrations come in all shapes and sizes. With animal hide costumes and banging drums, the western Algerian town of Beni Snous has noisily celebrated the new year — and an ancient military victory over the pharaoh — with a traditional Berber Ayred festival...
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This Jan. 10, 2018 satellite image released by DigitalGlobe News Bureau shows Highway 101 after storms caused mudslides and flooding in Montecito, Calif. The number of missing after a California mudslide has fluctuated wildly, due to shifting definitions, the inherent uncertainty that follows a natural disaster, and just plain human error. (DigitalGlobe News Bureau via AP)
January 13, 2018 - 2:07 am
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — The California mudslide that killed at least 18 people is causing distress miles from where the torrent of muck and boulders stopped, as a local economy that thrives on tourism and the lure of sun-soaked beaches was left reeling. On a postcard-perfect afternoon, the...
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January 12, 2018 - 7:29 pm
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — The California mudslide that killed at least 18 people is causing distress miles from where the torrent of muck and boulders stopped, as a local economy that thrives on tourism and sun-soaked beaches was left reeling. On a postcard-perfect afternoon, the Santa Barbara...
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January 12, 2018 - 1:43 pm
PARIS (AP) — Air France has dismissed the conclusions of a new report into the 2009 Rio-to-Paris Air France plane crash that blames the pilots for failing to apply correct procedures and losing control of the aircraft over the Atlantic Ocean. Previous reports said a technical fault on the Airbus...
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January 12, 2018 - 9:52 am
NEW YORK (AP) — An artwork by Jean-Michel Basquiat (zhahn mee-SHEHL' BAH'-skee-aht) that previously sold for a record $110.5 million at auction will return to New York City in a new exhibition. The painting, "Untitled," will be on view at the Brooklyn Museum starting Jan. 26 through March 11. The...
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January 12, 2018 - 8:40 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Actor Keegan-Michael Key of Comedy Central's sketch comedy series "Key & Peele" will lead the Krewe of Orpheus parade for the 2018 Mardi Gras season. Key joins a long line of celebrities to lead this parade, which rolls at 6 p.m. Feb. 12. He will be joined on the route by...
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Shoppers look at their smartphones as they sit outside of a Zara store at a shopping mall in Beijing, Friday, Jan. 12, 2018. Chinese regulators have rebuked fashion brand Zara, Delta Air Lines and medical device maker Medtronic for calling Taiwan a country on their websites in a new show of Beijing's intense sensitivity about the self-ruled island. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
January 12, 2018 - 5:47 am
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese regulators rebuked fashion brand Zara, Delta Air Lines and medical device maker Medtronic on Friday for calling Taiwan a country on their websites in a fresh show of Beijing's acute sensitivity about the self-ruled island. Zara, Delta and Medtronic were ordered to remove the...
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January 11, 2018 - 8:05 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A group representing sex offenders sued again Thursday to challenge a law that requires a marker to be placed in the passports of people convicted of sex offenses against children. Attorney Janice Bellucci filed the lawsuit in federal court in Los Angeles on behalf of her...
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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 - 7:41 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — An airport spokeswoman in southern Poland says a Lufthansa jet carrying over 40 people made a safe emergency landing shortly after takeoff when the pilots decided to turn back. No one was hurt. John Paul II Krakow-Balice International Airport spokeswoman Monika Pabisek said...
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