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Missouri governor: 'no blackmail,' 'no violence' in affair

Missouri governor: 'no blackmail,' 'no violence' in affair

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — In his first interview since acknowledging an extramarital affair, Missouri Gov.
Memorial service held for beloved Michigan airport dog

Memorial service held for beloved Michigan airport dog

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Hundreds of people have turned out to salute a speedy border collie that became an internet sensation for keeping a northern Michigan airport free of wildlife.
From Shreveport to Seneca Falls, a march for female power

From Shreveport to Seneca Falls, a march for female power

NEW YORK — People participating in marches in the United States and around the world walked in support of female empowerment and denounced President Donald Trump's views on immigration, abortion, LGBT rights and women's rights on the anniversary of h

2 Americans, 2 Canadians abducted in Nigeria are freed

YOLA, Nigeria — Two Americans and two Canadians who were kidnapped in Nigeria's north-central Kaduna state on Tuesday have been freed and are in good condition, police said Saturday.
GOP, Democrats show no sign of retreat on shutdown's 1st day

GOP, Democrats show no sign of retreat on shutdown's 1st day

WASHINGTON — Republicans and Democrats showed no signs of ending their standoff over immigration and spending Saturday as Americans awoke to the first day of a government shutdown and Congress staged a weekend session to show voters it was trying to

Gunmen storm Intercontinental Hotel in Afghan capital Kabul

KABUL — An Afghan official says that a group of gunmen have attacked the Intercontinental Hotel in the capital Kabul. Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish confirmed Saturday that the hotel came under attack at around 9 p.m.
IOC says North Korea to have 22 athletes in 5 Olympic sports

IOC says North Korea to have 22 athletes in 5 Olympic sports

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — A Korean unity deal for the Pyeongchang Olympics will bring 22 North Korean athletes across the border to South Korea, where they will march as one under a unification flag at the opening ceremony and compete together in one s
Cardinal rebukes pope over Chile 'slander' comments on abuse

Cardinal rebukes pope over Chile 'slander' comments on abuse

LIMA, Peru — Pope Francis' top adviser on clerical sex abuse implicitly rebuked the pontiff over his accusations of slander against Chilean abuse victims, saying Saturday that his words were "a source of great pain for survivors of sexual abuse.
Germany's Social Democrats consider opening govt talks

Germany's Social Democrats consider opening govt talks

BERLIN — The leaders of Germany's Social Democrats made a final push Saturday to try and convince party members to approve opening talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives on forming a new coalition government, saying it was the best optio
Paul Bocuse, globe-trotting master of French cuisine, dies

Paul Bocuse, globe-trotting master of French cuisine, dies

PARIS — Paul Bocuse, the master chef who defined French cuisine for nearly half a century and put it on tables around the world, a man who raised the profile of top chefs from invisible kitchen artists to international celebrities, has died at 91, Fr