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Railroad settles civil suit in 2014 death of film worker

Railroad settles civil suit in 2014 death of film worker

SAVANNAH, Ga. — A railroad owner has settled a civil lawsuit by the family of a film worker killed in a 2014 train collision on its tracks in Georgia, ending the company's appeal of a $3.9 million jury verdict in the case.
French police tactics at yellow vest protests under fire

French police tactics at yellow vest protests under fire

PARIS — Is France cracking down too hard on yellow vest protesters? A top European human rights official thinks so, joining other critics decrying the police use of high-velocity rubber projectiles and a draft law that could local authorize local off

Loss of newspapers contributes to political polarization

NEW YORK — The steady loss of local newspapers and journalists across the country contributes to the nation's political polarization, a new study has found.
Peter Jackson making new documentary of Beatles' 'Let It Be'

Peter Jackson making new documentary of Beatles' 'Let It Be'

NEW YORK — The Beatles' farewell documentary "Let It Be" is getting an encore, and a reinvention.

Milo Ventimiglia named Hasty Pudding Man of the Year

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Milo Ventimiglia, who stars as Jack Pearson in the award-winning hit television drama "This is Us," was named 2019 Man of the Year Wednesday by Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Theatricals.
Clarification: Working Longer-Dementia story

Clarification: Working Longer-Dementia story

CHICAGO — In a story Jan.
Taliban say they are not looking to rule Afghanistan alone

Taliban say they are not looking to rule Afghanistan alone

ISLAMABAD — The Taliban said Wednesday they are not seeking a "monopoly on power" in a future administration in Afghanistan but are looking for ways to co-exist with Afghan institutions — the most conciliatory statement to date from the militants.
Zimbabwe pastor freed on bail says hundreds in jail need aid

Zimbabwe pastor freed on bail says hundreds in jail need aid

HARARE, Zimbabwe — A Zimbabwe pastor and activist charged with subversion was released on bail after more than a week on Wednesday and said he needs a doctor — as do hundreds of people still in jail with wounds from beatings by security forces.
'It's too cold!' Mr. Hot Dog says no school in South Dakota

'It's too cold!' Mr. Hot Dog says no school in South Dakota

PARKER, S.D. — A South Dakota school district is using a talking hot dog to announce closures due to the extreme cold . In a video posted to the Parker School District's Facebook page, Mr.
Amazon buys 'Brittany Runs a Marathon' at Sundance for $14M

Amazon buys 'Brittany Runs a Marathon' at Sundance for $14M

PARK CITY, Utah — In its third major buy of the Sundance Film Festival, Amazon Studios has acquired the world rights for the inspirational comedy "Brittany Runs a Marathon " for $14 million.