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March 24, 2018


Stocks repeatedly sink and recover as wild ride continues

NEW YORK — After big swings higher and lower, U.S. stocks are up slightly in afternoon trading Tuesday as investors look for calm after a global sell-off. The swings came one day after the steepest drop in 6 ½ years. Major indexes in Asia and Europe fell following Monday’s 1,175-point drop in the Dow Jones

Polish president signs law barring some Holocaust speech

WARSAW, Poland — Poland’s president on Tuesday signed legislation that outlaws blaming Poland as a nation for Holocaust crimes committed by Nazi Germany, defying both criticism from Israel and a warning from the U.S. But in a move that appeared designed to soften the impact of his decision, President Andrzej Duda said he would also

British judge upholds arrest warrant for Julian Assange

LONDON — A British judge on Tuesday upheld a U.K. arrest warrant for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, leaving him still a wanted man in the country where he has spent more than five years inside the Ecuadorean Embassy. Judge Emma Arbuthnot rejected a call from Assange’s lawyers for the warrant to be revoked because he

Colorado mourns third officer killed in 5 weeks

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Colorado is mourning the loss of its third law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty in five weeks after a sheriff’s deputy was shot while investigating a stolen car. Deputy Micah Flick, 34, was killed and four others — two sheriff’s deputies, a police officer and a bystander —

Eagles Super Bowl parade to bring surprises, free subways

PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia officials have revealed plans for Thursday’s Super Bowl parade and said fans should expect some dramatic surprises, jumbotrons, free subway rides and 850 portable toilets. But at a press conference Tuesday, Mayor Jim Kenney warned “the knucklehead contingent” that caused trouble in the city after the Eagles’ victory should stay away from

White House chief: Dreamers not priority for deportation

WASHINGTON — “Dreamers” protected by an Obama-era program that President Donald Trump has said will end on March 5 are not top targets for deportation as long as they lack criminal records, the White House chief of staff said Tuesday. John Kelly also dismissed the idea of a short-term extension of the Deferred Action for

New York-area rail crashes blamed on lack of apnea testing

A lack of adequate testing for a pernicious sleep disorder was the primary cause of two serious train crashes in New Jersey and New York, federal investigators concluded in a report Tuesday as they renewed the call for the testing to be mandatory. The crashes involving a New Jersey Transit train at the Hoboken terminal

Coast Guard investigates sunken fishing boats in New Bedford

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. — The Coast Guard is investigating two sunken fishing boats in New Bedford harbor. The Coast Guard says the New Bedford Fire Department found the vessels tied together with a sheen around them early Monday. Firefighters placed a containment boom to mitigate pollution. The 65-foot Dinah Jane and 67-foot Nemesis are from

Autopsy planned on girl, 2, found on porch in freezing temps

AKRON, Ohio — Ohio investigators are awaiting autopsy results to learn how a 2-year-old girl found unresponsive on a porch in freezing weather died. The Akron Beacon Journal reports that the toddler’s mother found her Friday on the front porch of their apartment in Akron. Authorities have identified the girl as Wynter Parker. The Summit

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