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Career Border Patrol official picked to lead agency

Career Border Patrol official picked to lead agency

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Friday named a 27-year Border Patrol veteran who has forcefully advocated for the president's agenda to lead the agency after a surge of asylum-seeking families led to increased scrutiny and unprecedented turm
Legal chaos in Poland deepens, posing major challenge for EU

Legal chaos in Poland deepens, posing major challenge for EU

WARSAW, Poland — Legal chaos has deepened dramatically in Poland, with the government and the country’s high court judges clashing over who administers justice — a rift that some experts say is an assault on the young democracy and could lead to a br
Iraqis rally against US troops, demanding they leave

Iraqis rally against US troops, demanding they leave

BAGHDAD — Waving national flags and banners denouncing U.S. President Donald Trump, tens of thousands of Iraqis marched peacefully through Baghdad on Friday to demand the ouster of U.S.
6 killed in Germany shooting, including suspect's parents

6 killed in Germany shooting, including suspect's parents

BERLIN — Six people were killed and another two wounded in a shooting in the southwestern German town of Rot am See on Friday, police said. The suspect's parents were among the dead and the other victims also were believed to be relatives.
Erdogan urges international pressure on Libya's Hifter

Erdogan urges international pressure on Libya's Hifter

ISTANBUL — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday urged international pressure to force the head of Libya's eastern-based forces to abide by a tentative truce and said Turkey was determined to continue supporting Libya's U.N.

Prince Charles visits Jerusalem tomb of unique ancestor

JERUSALEM — Britain's Prince Charles on Friday paid a solemn visit to the tomb of his grandmother, who sheltered Jews during the Holocaust and whose tumultuous life was marked by exile, mental illness and a religious devotion to serving the needy.

Former 'Bachelorette' contestant dies of apparent overdose

BOCA RATON, Fla. — A former contestant on the reality TV show “The Bachelorette” has died of an apparent drug overdose after being found unresponsive in a Florida apartment, police said.
Thunberg brushes off mockery from US finance chief

Thunberg brushes off mockery from US finance chief

DAVOS, Switzerland — Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg has brushed off criticism and mockery from the U.S. Treasury chief, saying Friday his comments have “of course no effect” on her and fellow campaigners.
Youth served: Gauff wins, Serena loses at Australian Open

Youth served: Gauff wins, Serena loses at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia — Perhaps Serena Williams, now 38, will win a 24th Grand Slam title someday. And maybe Coco Gauff, still just 15, never will earn her first major championship.

Ancient voice: Scientists recreate sound of Egyptian mummy

BERLIN — Researchers say they've mimicked the voice of a 3,000-year-old Egyptian mummy by recreating much of its vocal tract using medical scanners, 3D printing and an electronic larynx.