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Men who say they found Nazi treasure train reveal new details

Friday, September 4, 2015

Two men who claim to have located a Nazi train laden with treasure that reportedly went missing in the last days of World War II came forward Friday in a Polish television interview and disclosed new details of their alleged feat. Andreas Richter, a German, and Polish citizen Piotr Koper appeared on TVP-Info, identifying themselves for the first time as the men whose lawyer last month contacted authorities in Lower … 0

More heartbreak for Ebola survivor after baby boy dies

Friday, September 4, 2015

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — It was the new beginning that Sierra Leone’s first Ebola survivor, Victoria Yillia, had yearned for after losing 21 of her relatives to the disease: a newborn who would allow her and her husband to start a new family. But only weeks after the baby they named Barnabas was … 0

Refugees on buses in Hungary; Austria, Germany to take them

Friday, September 4, 2015

BICSKE, Hungary — After misery, delivery. Hundreds of migrants, exhausted after breaking away from police and marching for hours toward Western Europe, boarded buses provided by Hungary’s government as Austria in the early-morning hours said it and Germany would let them in. Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann announced the decision early Saturday after speaking … 0

Some top baby monitors lack basic security features

Thursday, September 3, 2015

NEW YORK — Several of the most popular Internet-connected baby monitors lack basic security features, making them vulnerable to even the most basic hacking attempts, according to a new report from a cybersecurity firm. The possibility of an unknown person watching their baby’s every move is a frightening … 0

Masked men kidnap 18 workers in Baghdad

Thursday, September 3, 2015

BAGHDAD — Masked men in military uniforms kidnapped 18 Turkish employees of an Ankara-based construction company in Baghdad early Wednesday, bundling them into several SUVs and speeding away, Iraqi and Turkish officials said. The 18 are employed by … 0

Judge refuses to drop charges against police

Thursday, September 3, 2015

BALTIMORE — A Baltimore judge on Wednesday refused to dismiss charges against six police officers in connection with the death of a black man from injuries he suffered while in custody. The judge also refused to remove the … 0

Pope Francis makes decree on abortion

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

CATANIA, Italy — In a further sign of his emphasis on mercy, Pope Francis declared Tuesday that all priests, during a special holy year starting in December, will have the authority to pardon women who have had abortions, … 0

Bangkok bombing suspect arrested near Cambodian border

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

BANGKOK — Thai authorities arrested a man they believe is part of a group responsible for a deadly bombing at a shrine in central Bangkok two weeks ago, the prime minister announced Tuesday. He said the suspect resembles … 0

US stocks plummet; Dow below correction threshold

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

NEW YORK — U.S. stocks plunged lower Tuesday, following the rest of the world’s markets down, as investors reacted to fresh news of China’s economic slowdown. The blue-chip Dow Jones industrial average dropped nearly 3 percent, falling 469.68 points, to 16,058.35, while the broad-based Standard & Poor’s 500 … 0

Nation and World Briefs, Sept. 2

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Man sentenced to life without parole for pot charge is freed after 20 years JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A man sentenced to life without parole on a marijuana-related charge was freed Tuesday from a Missouri prison after being … 0

Americans are ditching cigarettes

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Congratulations, America — you’re kicking the habit. Cigarette smoking hit a record low in the first three months of the year, with only 15.2 percent of U.S. adults lighting up on a regular basis, the Centers for Disease … 0

Consumer panel: Airlines should disclose fees, seat size

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

WASHINGTON — Airlines should clearly disclose the cost of change and cancellation fees, as well as the size of the plane’s seats, before a passenger buys a ticket, a federal panel said Tuesday. Hotels should also be required … 0

Supporters of Iran deal near key vote total to back up Obama

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

WASHINGTON — Supporters of the Iran nuclear deal are on the cusp of clinching the necessary Senate votes to keep the contested agreement alive and hand President Barack Obama a major foreign policy victory in spite of furious … 0