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January 14, 2019 2:36 PM Polish mayor dies after being stabbed in heart

The spokeswoman for the ruling Law and Justice party Beata Mazurek said the attack should be “absolutely condemned by all, regardless of what side of the political spectrum they are on.” She insisted politicians in Poland need “greater responsibility for words, for deeds” because “there is no shortage of madmen on both sides” of the political scale 74

January 14, 2019 2:25 PM Trump threat to Turkey shows U.S. commitment to Kurds, says Pompeo

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA—U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday that President Donald Trump’s threat to devastate NATO ally Turkey’s economy if it attacks U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters in Syria underscores America’s commitment to its partners. Pompeo said he had yet to speak with Turkish officials or Trump about the president’s tweeted threat and that he assumed 76

January 12, 2019 9:35 PM California town launches ‘Goat Fund Me’ to prevent wildfires

NEVADA CITY, CALIF.—The threat of catastrophic wildfires has driven a California town to launch a “Goat Fund Me” campaign to bring herds of goats to city-owned land to help clear brush. Nevada City in the Sierra Nevada began the online crowdsourcing campaign last month with the goal of raising $30,000 for the project. The campaign’s website explains 39

January 11, 2019 5:21 PM Amtrak disrupted in the Northeast due to NYC downed wire

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Amtrak rail service has been disrupted in the Northeast due to a downed power wire in New York City. Amtrak officials say the overhead catenary wire came down Friday morning near Pelham Bay in the Bronx and all service between New York and New Haven, Connecticut, was likely to be suspended at least four hours. Officials say service 26

January 11, 2019 4:29 PM Saudi asylum seeker flying to Canada, say Thai police

Alqunun was stopped last Saturday at a Bangkok airport by immigration police who denied her entry and seized her passport. She barricaded herself in an airport hotel room and launched a social media campaign that drew global attention to her case. It garnered enough public and diplomatic support to convince Thai officials to admit her temporarily under 24

January 11, 2019 4:03 PM TEXRail now serving Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport

FORT WORTH, Texas - The $1 billion TEXRail commuter line has begun service to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. The 27-mile rail line from downtown Fort Worth began transporting passengers Thursday. TEXRail trains are operated by the Trinity Metro transit agency. Service had been scheduled to start last weekend but was delayed until federal inspectors 18

January 11, 2019 3:56 PM The Latest: California officer shot was rising star

Officials say a 22-year-old police officer who was killed in Northern California while investigating a three-car crash was the daughter of a retired sheriff’s deputy and a rising star at the David Police Department. Davis Police Officer Natalie Corona was shot after responding alone to a traffic accident shortly before 7 p.m. Thursday in the city west of Sacramento 25

January 11, 2019 3:26 PM Gaza officials say Israeli fire kills woman at protest

GAZA, Palestinian Territory - Gaza’s Health Ministry says Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian woman as thousands demonstrated along the territory’s perimeter fence. Spokesman Ashraf al-Kidra says the woman was shot in the head Friday at a protest site east of Gaza City. She has not yet been identified. Al-Kidra says 25 Palestinians were wounded 21

January 11, 2019 2:42 PM Woman says missing Wisconsin girl called out to her for help

MILWAUKEE - A woman said she was walking her dog along a rural road when a disheveled teenage girl called out to her for help, quickly grabbed her and told her she was lost. Then the girl revealed her name: Jayme Closs, the 13-year-old Wisconsin girl who vanished three months ago after her parents were fatally shot in the family’s home. Jeanne Nutter 18

January 11, 2019 1:01 PM Juncker says political feuding may mar Romania EU presidency

BUCHAREST, Romania - A top European Union official has warned Romania that rancorous political feuding could overshadow its presidency of the EU. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said Friday that domestically Romania needs “an atmosphere and spirit of consensus,” because “pointless polemics could cause multiple problems internally and externally 20