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In this photo taken on July 13, 2018, old mobile phones fill a bin at the Out Of Use company warehouse in Beringen, Belgium. The world's mountain of discarded flat-screen TVs, cellphones and other electronic goods grew to a record high last year, according to an annual report released Thursday. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
July 02, 2020 - 10:10 am
BERLIN (AP) — The world's mountain of discarded flat-screen TVs, cellphones and other electronic goods grew to a record high last year, according to an annual report released Thursday. The U.N.-backed study estimated the amount of e-waste that piled up globally in 2019 at 53.6 metric tonnes (59.1...
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June 30, 2020 - 9:08 am
MARGATE, Fla. (AP) — This was not one of those delivery videos that some pregnant moms plan for. A Florida birthing center says an expectant mother was a few steps from entering the building but her baby couldn’t wait. She gave birth while standing up outside, with a midwife catching the baby and a...
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FILE - In this May 2, 2015, file photo, Paralympian Angela Madsen, left, works with Los Angeles Unified School District students during Ready, Set, Gold! Day at Trinity Street Elementary in Los Angeles. The U.S. Coast Guard says the body Madsen, who was rowing from California to Hawaii, is headed to Tahiti. A friend of Madsen, 60, a paraplegic Marine Corps veteran, contacted the Coast Guard on Sunday, June 21, 2020, after not hearing from her for more than 24 hours. The next day, a National Guard air crew flew over her last known location more than 1,000 miles off Hawaii and spotted her lifeless body in the water, tethered to her boat. A boat en route to Tahiti retrieved her body. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision for Samsung/AP Images, File)
June 25, 2020 - 9:49 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — The body of a paraplegic woman rowing from California to Hawaii was headed to Tahiti after she was found lifeless in the water, the U.S. Coast Guard said Thursday. A friend of Angela Madsen, 60, contacted the Coast Guard Sunday after not hearing from her for more than 24 hours,...
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June 23, 2020 - 2:44 am
BERLIN (AP) — German police are conducting raids on sites linked to a far-right group after the country's top security official deemed it extremist. Interior Minister Horst Seehofer banned the group Nordadler, which means ‘Northern Eagle,’ early Tuesday. His office said the police raids were...
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A box of Cream of Wheat is displayed on a counter, Thursday, June 18, 2020 in White Plains, N.Y. Cream of Wheat and Mrs. Butterworth are the latest brands reckoning with racially charged logos. B&G Foods Inc., which makes Cream of Wheat hot cereal, said it is initiating “an immediate review” of its packaging. A smiling black chef holding a bowl of cereal has appeared on Cream of Wheat packaging and in ads since at least 1918, according to the company's web site. (AP Photo/Donald King)
June 18, 2020 - 3:22 pm
Colgate, Cream of Wheat and Mrs. Butterworth are the latest brands reckoning with racially charged logos. The soul-searching comes in the wake of PepsiCo's announcement Wednesday that it's renaming its Aunt Jemima syrup brand. Mars Inc. says it's also reviewing its Uncle Ben's rice brand. New York-...
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Police officers attend an incident at the primary and secondary school in Vrutky (Zilina region), Slovakia, Thursday, June 11, 2020. Police say a man with a knife attacked a school in Slovakia on Thursday, killing one person before he was killed by police. (Erika Durcova/TASR via AP)
June 11, 2020 - 7:30 am
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — A man with a knife attacked a school in Slovakia on Thursday, killing one person and wounding at least five before he was killed by police, authorities said. The attack took place at the United School in the town of Vrutky in northwestern Slovakia on Thursday morning...
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FILE - In this Thursday, April 25, 2019 file photo, cranes work at Notre Dame cathedral, in Paris. The body overseeing the Gothic structure’s restoration issued a statement Sunday May 31, 2020, saying that the reopening to the public of the Notre Dame Cathedral’s forecourt was finally made possible after several deep clean operations took place to remove toxic lead dust from the large forecourt. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)
May 31, 2020 - 9:31 am
PARIS (AP) — Notre Dame Cathedral's forecourt is being opened up to the public for the first time since the devastating fire of April 15 last year. The body overseeing the Gothic structure's restoration issued a statement Sunday saying that the reopening was finally made possible after several deep...
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Raffle organizers Peri Cochin, left, and Arabenne Reille unbox the painting "Nature morte" by Picasso at Christie's auction house, Tuesday, May 19, 2020 in Paris. After an eight-week delay caused by France's COVID-19 lockdown, the Christie's auction house in Paris is hosting a raffle draw Wednesday for "Nature Morte," an oil on canvas that Picasso painted in 1921. Raffle organizers say they have already raised 5 million euros ($5.4 million) by selling 50,000 tickets online for 100 euros ($109) each. Their hoped-for sales target was 200,000 tickets but the coronavirus crisis complicated the task. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
May 20, 2020 - 4:25 pm
PARIS (AP) — An Italian accountant whose son bought her the raffle ticket as a Christmas present won a Pablo Picasso oil painting valued at 1 million euros ($1.1 million) in a charity draw Wednesday. Claudia Borgogno summed up her amazement in one word: “Incredible.” “I have never won anything...
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A large number of easyJet aircrafts are parked on the tarmac of the Geneve Aeroport, in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday, March 30, 2020. EasyJet, a British low-cost airline, on 30 March 2020 said it is ground its entire fleet of more than 300 planes amid ongoing Coronavirus COVID-19 crisis. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP)
May 19, 2020 - 7:39 am
LONDON (AP) — U.K.-based budget airline easyJet says that “highly sophisticated” hackers have accessed the email addresses and travel details of approximately 9 million customers. It also said Tuesday that its “forensic” investigation found that the credit card details of 2,208 people were accessed...
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May 18, 2020 - 12:07 pm
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Islamic extremists stormed a village just as people were preparing to break their Ramadan fast after sundown, killing at least 20 people in the first attack of its kind in northeastern Nigeria since the Muslim holy month began, authorities said Monday. Witnesses said...
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