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Karen Pence to outline goals for art therapy initiative

FOR 6AM RELEASE Vice President Mike Pence's wife Karen made art therapy her cause ever since she learned about the little-known mental health profession a decade ago when he was … Click to Continue »

Swiss man on trial accused of spying in Germany

A Swiss man is on trial in Frankfurt on espionage charges over allegations he spied on German tax investigators for his homeland. The dpa news agency reported Wednesday the 54-year-old, … Click to Continue »

Baltimore to namet new panel for police disciplinary trials

Attorneys for the city of Baltimore have agreed to replace the board of outside law enforcement officials to preside over upcoming disciplinary trials of three police officers in the arrest … Click to Continue »

EU court: Police height limit may discriminate against women

Europe's top court has ruled that setting a blanket minimum height requirement for all police academy recruits could be considered discrimination against women. The European Court of Justice said that … Click to Continue »

German parties meet to sound out red lines for coalition

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is meeting members of three smaller political parties to sound out their red lines before formal talks on forging a coalition government. Merkel's Christian Democratic Union … Click to Continue »

Turkey says Iraqi Kurds miscalculated with referendum vote

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says leaders of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region "miscalculated" in going ahead with last month's independence referendum. He says the "mistake" of the Iraqi Kurds in … Click to Continue »

Iran top leader urges Europe to do more to back nuclear deal

Iran's supreme leader says Europe should do more to back the nuclear deal after President Donald Trump refused to re-certify the pact. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said in comments posted on … Click to Continue »

'Frog fans' of China's elder Jiang light up social media

Chinese President Xi Jinping was at the podium giving a three-and-a-half hour speech to outline his grand vision for a "new era" of China. But for young Chinese cracking jokes … Click to Continue »

Turkey says it won't buckle in visa dispute

Turkey's foreign minister says the country won't buckle under U.S. "impositions" as officials from both countries held discussions to try and resolve a dispute over visas. Strained ties between the … Click to Continue »

Walker rides Harley, jogs in new video touting record

Gov. Scott Walker rides a Harley-Davidson motorcycle and jogs in a red Wisconsin T-shirt on a new campaign video touting his record ahead of his run for re-election. Walker released … Click to Continue »

The Latest: Rajoy calls on Catalan leader to act sensibly

The Latest on the Spain-Catalonia political crisis (all times local): 11:50 a.m. Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has called on party colleagues of Catalonia's pro-independence president to convince him to … Click to Continue »

The Latest: Pope Francis deplores Somalia's deadliest attack

The Latest on deadliest attack in Somalia's history (all times local): 1 p.m. Pope Francis has deplored the Somalia bombing that killed more than 300 people and wounded nearly 400 … Click to Continue »

US-backed Syrian fighters clearing war remnants in Raqqa

U.S.-backed forces fighting Islamic State militants in Syria were removing land mines and clearing main roads in Raqqa on Wednesday, a day after their commanders declared the city was under … Click to Continue »

Germany approves extension of Afghanistan, Mali deployments

Chancellor Angela Merkel's Cabinet has approved extending Germany's military deployments in Afghanistan, Mali and several other nations — but only for three months as she seeks to form a new … Click to Continue »

US alleges suburban Chicago company defrauded Medicare

The U.S. Justice Department is suing the owners of a suburban Chicago health care company alleging they defrauded Medicare for millions of dollars they didn't earn. Prosecutors announced Tuesday that … Click to Continue »

State investigates allegations of market power abuse

Connecticut officials have launched an investigation into allegations of market power abuse by two of the state's largest energy providers. The Office of Consumer Counsel says the investigation began after … Click to Continue »

Migrant group accuses federal government of targeting them

A Vermont-based immigration advocacy group is accusing the federal government of targeting activists for deportation based on political activism. The lawsuit was filed under the Freedom of Information Act in … Click to Continue »

Police identify woman killed in head-on collision in Durham

Maine State Police have identified a woman killed in a head-on collision earlier this week, with her husband remaining in critical condition. The collision on Route 136 in Durham was … Click to Continue »

5 things to know about China's twice-a-decade party congress

The crucial parts will be held behind closed doors, but journalists, academics and more than a billion Chinese citizens will be closely watching for any public hints signaling change at … Click to Continue »

Allentown unveils body cameras for police department

A Pennsylvania city has added body cameras to its police force. The Allentown Police Department said Tuesday all of its patrol officers will wear the cameras starting Nov. 1. The … Click to Continue »

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