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1 year 11 months ago

Hearing in Army general's sex case

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) - A hearing to determine whether a U.S. Army general will be face a military trial on sex charges is entering a third day with testimony from additional women. A female captain testified Tuesday that Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair twice forced her to perform oral sex...

2 years 5 months ago

Sea Shepherd says its founder arrested in Germany

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) - An environmental activist group known for its confrontations with whalers and fishermen says its founder has been arrested in Germany for extradition to Costa Rica for allegedly interfering with a shark fishing boat. Paul Watson of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society was arrested Saturday in Frankfurt,...

2 years 6 months ago

Germany: loner terrorists are greatest threat

BERLIN (AP) - Germany's top security official says the greatest terror threat to the country no longer stems from big networks like al-Qaida but from small, independent terrorist cells or "lone wolf" perpetrators. Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich told The Associated Press on Friday that terrorist activities by Muslim extremist organizations...

2 years 7 months ago

Reebok pulls controversial ad in Germany

BERLIN (AP) - Reebok has withdrawn a controversial ad campaign telling gym visitors to cheat on their girlfriend rather than on their workout. Reebok spokesman Kerry Summers told The Associated Press in an email Friday the company apologizes for "any offense they may have caused" and that the company "does...

4 years 3 months ago

Spain advances to World Cup Final

DURBAN, South Africa (AP) - Carles Puyol powered in a header in the 73rd minute Wednesday to send Spain to its first World Cup final with a 1-0 win over Germany. In a rematch of the 2008 European Championship final that Spain won by the same score, Puyol leaped up...

4 years 5 months ago

U2's Bono has emergency surgery

The manager of U2 says that frontman Bono has undergone emergency back surgery in a Munich hospital after he was injured while preparing for the group's tour. It's unclear if the band's June 12 concert date in Denver will go on as scheduled. The 50 year old, whose real...

4 years 5 months ago

Colorado-based Chipotle expanding to Europe

Are you addicted to Chipotle's steak burritos--extra pico de gallo, of-course-I-want-guacamole! Good news--now you can travel to Europe without going through withdrawal. Chipotle Mexican Grill opened its first European restaurant, in London. The store opened Monday. The Denver-based fast-casual burrito, taco and salad chain says it's looking for...

4 years 6 months ago

Stocks plunge more than 200 points

U.S. stocks followed European markets sharply lower Tuesday after Standard & Poor's downgraded the debt of Greece and Portugal. The rating agency's move intensified investors' fears that Europe's debt problems are spreading. The Dow Jones industrial average ended trading down more than 200 points. All the major market indexes...

4 years 6 months ago

Volcanic ash delays wounded troop flights

The Pentagon says that medical evacuation flights out of Afghanistan are taking eight hours longer because of the cloud of volcanic ash hanging over Europe. Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman said Monday that the military is using the Navy's Rota Air Base in Spain, instead of Ramstein Air Base in...

4 years 6 months ago

China overtakes Germany in wind power

Global wind energy producers say China last year overtook Germany as the world's second largest producer of wind power behind the United States. The Global Wind Energy Council, which represents companies that make and manage wind power stations, says China's rapid drive to install wind turbines brought its total power...

4 years 7 months ago

Avalanche, crashes kill 7 in Germany

Heavy snowfall in parts of Germany triggered a deadly avalanche and caused thousands of accidents, leaving at least seven people dead and dozens more injured, police said Sunday. Across the southern state of Bavaria, police registered more than 2,000 accidents over the weekend, German news agency DDP reported, with...

4 years 7 months ago

US Apple iPad sales to begin April 3

Apple says its much-anticipated iPad tablet will hit U.S. store shelves on April 3. Apple had originally said the device would be released worldwide in March. Apple Inc. said Friday the Wi-Fi models will go on sale first. iPads that can connect to Wi-Fi as well as 3G cellular...

4 years 8 months ago

USA Olympic Medals

Gold: 6 Silver: 5 Bronze: 7 The United States continues to lead the medal count at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver with 18 overall. Germany is in second place with 11, followed by Norway with 8. Host country Canada is tied with France for fourth place with 7 medals...

5 years 1 month ago

U.S., Iranian diplomats hold rare 1-on-1 talks

U.S. and Iranian delegates met for rare one-on-one talks as world powers began high-stakes discussions Thursday to demand a halt to Iran's nuclear activities, a U.S. official said. Under Secretary of State William Burns met with Saeed Jalili, Tehran's chief negotiator, according to U.S. spokesman Robert Wood. Western...

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