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Boys, 13, charged with murder in California library fire

February 23, 2020

PORTERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Murder charges have been filed against two 13-year-old boys suspected of starting a blaze that killed two firefighters at a central California library.Police said the boys were arrested after they were seen running from Porterville...

Man leaps from ambulance, is killed on California highway

February 23, 2020

ENCINITAS, Calif. (AP) — A 23-year-old man jumped out of the back of a moving ambulance and was struck by a car and killed on an interstate near San Diego, authorities said.The man, who may have been suffering from mental health issues, slipped out...

Gas tank explosion kills 4 in North Macedonia

By KONSTANTIN TESTORIDES | February 23, 2020

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Four people, including three children, were killed and six other members of the same family were seriously injured when a gas tank for cooking exploded in their home Sunday in northern Macedonia, authorities said.Police...

Cuomo: Jewish center evacuated; threats sent around country

February 23, 2020

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Albany Jewish Community Center was evacuated and searched Sunday morning after it and several other centers around the country received anonymous emails with vague threats that mentioned a bomb, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said.Cuomo went...

Carnival in Belgium again has Jewish stereotypes in parade

By RAF CASERT | February 23, 2020

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Aalst Carnival parade included stereotypical depictions of Jews for the second year in a row and the Belgian government said that the anti-Semitism in the three-day festival embarrassed the nation and endangers society.The Carnival...

Man drives Jeep off 6-story roof of Los Angeles-area garage

February 23, 2020

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — A man drove his Jeep off the the sixth floor of a Los Angeles-area parking garage early Sunday and was taken to a hospital in critical condition, authorities said.When officers arrived shortly after midnight, they found the...

Bishop shakeup: West Virginia Catholic diocese issues audit

By JOHN RABY | February 23, 2020

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The net assets of West Virginia's Roman Catholic Diocese dropped by $4.8 million during a fiscal year that coincided with the resignation of its bishop amid allegations of sexual and financial misconduct, an audit shows.The...

South Korea put on high alert, Italy battles virus outbreak

By HYUNG-JIN KIM | February 23, 2020

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s president said Sunday that he was putting his country on its highest alert for infectious diseases, ordering officials to take “unprecedented, powerful” steps to fight a soaring viral outbreak, while a continent...

Raf Simons joining Prada in full creative collaboration

By COLLEEN BARRY | February 23, 2020

MILAN (AP) — Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons — two of the fashion world's biggest creative names — will collaborate on Prada collections from Spring/Summer 2021 going forward indefinitely, the designers announced Sunday at a news conference on the...

Albania opposition backs president’s anti-government protest

By LLAZAR SEMINI | February 23, 2020

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania’s main opposition Democratic Party on Sunday supported a call from the country’s president for an anti-government protest and also asked for a new election.Earlier this week, President Ilir Meta called for a rally...

Virus closes doors at Armani, but other Milan shows go on

By COLLEEN BARRY | February 23, 2020

MILAN (AP) — The fashion crowd put a defiant face against the spread of a new virus, packing runway shows on the last big day of Milan Fashion Week on Sunday, even as Giorgio Armani made a last-minute decision to stream his latest collection from an...

10,000 mourn victims of racist shooting rampage in Germany

By KIRSTEN GRIESHABER | February 23, 2020

BERLIN (AP) — Around 10,000 protesters marched through the central German town of Hanau on Sunday to mourn the nine people who were killed by an immigrant-hating gunman four days ago.“These days and hours are the blackest and darkest our town has...