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Tehran, Iran • A high-rise building in Tehran engulfed by fire collapsed on Thursday, killing at least 30 firefighters and injuring some 75 people, state media reported. The disaster struck the Plasco building, an iconic structure in central Tehran just …

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  • FILE- In this Dec. 12, 2016, file photo, Steven Mnuchin arrives in Trump Tower in New York. President-elect Donald Trump’s pick to lead the Treasury Department, Mnuchin, built his reputation and his fortune as a savvy Wall Street investor. But one of those investments has put him in the crosshairs of Democrats as he heads into his confirmation hearing Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017: sub-prime mortgage lender IndyMac bank. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File) Trump’s Treasury pick facing criticism over foreclosures
    Washington • Donald Trump’s pick to lead the Treasury Department, Stephen Mnuchin, built his reputation and his fortune as a savvy Wall Street investo...
    Updated Jan 19 2017 08:06 am   |     |   Share
  • A Right-wing politician says Germany should stop atoning for Nazi history, and outrage ensues
    It seems like only yesterday that the world at large could at least agree on one thing: Nazis were not good. But increasingly, that designation seems ...
    Updated Jan 19 2017 08:06 am   |     |   Share
  • Mnuchin initially omitted more than $100 million from disclosures, memo says
    Washington • President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Treasury Department initially failed to disclose his interests in a Cayman Islands cor...
    Updated Jan 19 2017 09:21 am   |     |   Share
  • Few venture in the streets as shops remain closed in Banjul Thursday Jan. 19, 2017.  Gambia’s president-elect said Thursday he will be sworn into office at the Gambian embassy in neighboring Senegal, while there was no word from longtime leader Yahya Jammeh on the day that his mandate expired. (AP Photo) Gambia president-elect plans inauguration in Senegal
    Dakar, Senegal • Gambia’s president-elect said Thursday he will be sworn into office at the Gambian embassy in neighboring Senegal, while there was no...
    Updated Jan 19 2017 08:15 am   |     |   Share


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  • FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2016 file photo head of the nationalist party Alternative for Germany, AfD,  Frauke Petry her husband Marcus Pretzell are pictured in Berlin, Germany. On Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017 - a day after the inauguration of the 45th president of the United States -  nationalist leaders from Germany, France, the Netherlands and Italy plan to spell out a vision for Europe at a meeting in Koblenz, Germany, that will echo many of Donald Trump’s talking points on immigration, Islam and relations with Russia. (Kay Nietfeld/dpa via AP) European nationalists find common ground — for now
    Berlin • They are the would-be Donald Trumps of Europe and they are coming together in a bid to gain influence in some of the continent’s most powerfu...
    Updated Jan 19 2017 08:15 am   |     |   Share
  • People walk next to a destroyed building in the once rebel-held Shaar neighborhood in the eastern Aleppo, Syria, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017. Parts of the once rebel-held eastern neighborhoods in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo are returning to normal nearly three weeks after opposition fighters left the city to the suburbs. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar) Shelling kills 2 in Aleppo as Assad supporters celebrate
    Aleppo, Syria • Shells slammed into the northern Syrian city of Aleppo Thursday, killing two people as thousands of government supporters gathered in ...
    Updated Jan 19 2017 08:09 am   |     |   Share
  • Documents: Woman knew for months she’d been stolen at birth
    Jacksonville, Fla. • Court documents show that an 18-year-old who was kidnapped as an infant had discovered months ago the truth that she was living w...
    Updated Jan 19 2017 08:06 am   |     |   Share
  • FILE- In this Nov. 30, 2016, file photo, former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue smiles as he waits for an elevator in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York. A person familiar with the decision says President-elect Donald Trump has chosen Perdue to serve as agriculture secretary. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File) Trump expects ‘big results’ from his choice to lead USDA
    Washington • Donald Trump said Thursday that he expects that former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue, his choice to lead the Agriculture Department, will “de...
    Updated Jan 19 2017 08:03 am   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2014 file photo, the Washington Redskins logo is seen on the field before an NFL football preseason game against the New England Patriots in Landover, Md. The Supreme Court is expressing doubts about a law that bars the government from registering trademarks that are deemed offensive.  (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File) Justices raise doubts over law barring offensive trademarks
    Washington • The Supreme Court raised doubts Wednesday about a law that bars the government from registering trademarks that are deemed offensive. The...
    Updated Jan 18 2017 11:12 am   |     |   Share
  • FILE- In this March 11, 2013 file photo, Colorado state Sen. Mike Johnston, D-Denver, argues a bill before the Colorado Legislature at the State Capitol in Denver. On Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, Johnston announced that he is running for Colorado governor in the 2018 race to succeed current Democratic Governor John Hickenlooper. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File) Denver starts work on allowing pot in public, a first in US
    Denver • Denver is starting work Wednesday on becoming the first city in the nation to allow marijuana clubs and public pot use in places such as coff...
    Updated Jan 18 2017 11:09 am   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this April 2, 2016, file photo, former President George H. W. Bush waves as he arrives at NRG Stadium before the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball semifinal game between Villanova and Oklahoma in Houston. Houston-area media are quoting former President George H.W. Bush’s chief of staff as saying that Bush has been hospitalized in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File) The Latest: Bush now in ICU; wife also hospitalized
    Houston • The Latest on the hospitalization of former President George H.W. Bush (all times local): 12:25 p.m. A spokesman for former President George...
    Updated Jan 18 2017 11:36 am   |     |   Share
  • Is it possible to be both an ethical and a good parent?
    “It’s just so hard to get ahead,” a mom huffed to me on the city playground bench. She was explaining why, rather than send her child to the free publ...
    Updated Jan 17 2017 11:15 am   |     |   Share
  • Another settlement for Navajo Nation abandoned mines cleanup
    Phoenix • The federal government has reached another settlement for cleanup work at abandoned uranium mines across the Navajo Nation. The U.S. Justice...
    Updated Jan 18 2017 11:00 am   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this undated file photo provided by the U.S. Army, Pfc. Chelsea Manning poses for a photo wearing a wig and lipstick. On Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, President Barack Obama commuted the sentence of Chelsea Manning, who leaked Army documents and is serving 35 years. (U.S. Army via AP, File) Obama expected to defend Manning decision at news conference
    Washington • President Barack Obama is expected to defend his decision to shorten the sentence of convicted leaker Chelsea Manning when he holds his f...
    Updated Jan 18 2017 09:44 am   |     |   Share
  • The mistake most states made when legalizing marijuana
    The arrival of 2017 will bring many changes to the country, including falling marijuana prices in states that have legalized a recreational market. Ca...
    Updated Jan 18 2017 09:27 am   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this undated file photo provided by the U.S. Army, Pfc. Chelsea Manning poses for a photo wearing a wig and lipstick. On Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, President Barack Obama commuted the sentence of Chelsea Manning, who leaked Army documents and is serving 35 years. (U.S. Army via AP, File) More clemency coming after Obama shortens Manning’s sentence
    Washington • Embracing his clemency powers like never before, President Barack Obama is planning more commutations in his final days in office after a...
    Updated Jan 18 2017 09:33 am   |     |   Share
  • Trump nominee Nikki Haley voices skepticism about value of UN
    Washington • South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley harshly criticized the Obama administration for allowing the U.N. Security Council to condemn Israel and ...
    Updated Jan 18 2017 09:31 am   |     |   Share
  • Man killed by Kentucky police was shot twice in the torso
    Fulton, Ky. • Authorities say a man who was killed by a western Kentucky police officer earlier this week died of two gunshot wounds. Kentucky State P...
    Updated Jan 18 2017 09:30 am   |     |   Share
  • APNewsBreak: Feds advise workaround on asset forfeiture rule
    Richmond, Va. • The U.S. Department of Justice gave instructions on how to work around its own strict rules for spending money seized in investigation...
    Updated Jan 18 2017 09:27 am   |     |   Share
  • Tourists lay on the beach in Gambia’s capital Banjul Tuesday Jan. 17, 2017.  Gambia’s President Yahya Jammeh declared a state of emergency just two days before he is supposed to cede power after losing elections last month to President-elect Adama Barrow in the December 2016 election. Barrow is vowing to take power Thursday Jan. 19, despite Jammeh’s refusal to leave. (AP Photo) Gambia leader’s term extended as tourists are evacuated
    Dakar, Senegal • Gambian legislators voted to extend President Yahya Jammeh’s term by three months, just hours before his mandate was set to expire, s...
    Updated Jan 18 2017 08:18 am   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this June 12, 2016 file photo, law enforcement officials work at the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla., following the a mass shooting. Audio recordings of 911 calls released Tuesday, Aug. 30, by the Orange County Sheriff’s Office show mounting frustration by friends and family members who were texting, calling and video-chatting with trapped patrons of the Pulse nightclub where Omar Mateen opened fire in June. A U.S. law enforcement official says the FBI has arrested the wife of the Orlando nightclub shooter. The official says Noor Salman was taken into custody Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, in the San Francisco area and is due in court Tuesday in California. She’s facing charges in Florida including obstruction of justice. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara, File) Orlando gunman’s widow due in court for talks on transfer
    Oakland, Calif. • The widow of the Orlando nightclub gunman knew about the attack ahead of time and then hindered the criminal investigation when she ...
    Updated Jan 18 2017 08:12 am   |     |   Share
  • U.S. economist Larry Summers speaks during a panel on the second day of the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Michel Euler) Trump’s populism won’t work, says former Treasury chief
    Davos, Switzerland • Lawrence Summers, the former U.S. Treasury Secretary, has warned that Donald Trump’s threats to firms using Mexico as a manufactu...
    Updated Jan 18 2017 08:15 am   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2013 file photo, a child plays with a ball next to a couple posing for a photographer in a park outside Bucharest, Romania. Newlywed couples took advantage of the unusual warm weather for the month of November, with temperatures reaching 20 degrees Celsius (68 degrees Fahrenheit), for outdoor photo sessions. Kiss goodbye some of those postcard-perfect, ideal-for-outdoor-wedding days. A new study said global warming is going to steal some of those exceedingly pleasant weather days from our future. On average, Earth will have four fewer days of mild and mostly dry weather by 2035 and ten fewer of them by the end of the century, according to a first-of-its-kind projection of nice weather.  (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda, File) Study finds global warming could steal postcard-perfect days
    Washington • Global warming is going to steal away some of those postcard-perfect weather days in the future, according to a first-of-its-kind project...
    Updated Jan 18 2017 08:12 am   |     |   Share
  • In this Jan. 4, 2017, file photo, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator-designate Scott Pruitt answer a reporter’s question during his meeting with Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., on Capitol Hill in Washington. When President-elect Donald Trump’s choice to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency first took office as Oklahoma’s attorney general, he disbanded the unit responsible for protecting the state’s natural resources. Instead, Pruitt reassigned his staff to focus on filing lawsuits against the federal agency he’s now selected to lead. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File) Records show Trump EPA pick crusading for industry donors
    Washington • President-elect Donald Trump’s choice to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency told senators Wednesday that he intended to work c...
    Updated Jan 18 2017 09:25 am   |     |   Share