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BERLIN (AP) — A German court has set a trial date for a 100-year-old man who is charged with 3,518 counts of accessory to murder on allegations he served as a Nazi SS guard at a concentration camp on the outskirts of Berlin during World War II. A spokeswoman for the Neuruppin state court said Monday that the trial is set to begin in early October. The centenarian’s name wasn’t released in line with German privacy laws. The suspect is alleged to have worked at the Sachsenhausen camp between 1942
Ashley Judd is walking again, nearly six months after shattering her leg deep in a Congolese rainforest. Judd posted a video of herself on Instagram on Sunday walking by herself up a hill in a national park in the Swiss alps. “My leg and foot, worked beautifully. I walked up hill on uneven surfaces for an hour confidently and came down carefully and easily,” Judd said in the post. Judd tripped over a log and broke her tibia in multiple places while joining researchers in a night-time search for
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom has a simple way to beat back the recall election that could force him out of his job: Get Democrats to vote. But it may not be as easy as it sounds. Democratic registration almost doubles that of Republicans in the state, but party leaders are alarmed because Republicans appear more eager to vote, which is backed up by polling. Some Democrats might not be paying attention because they are convinced Newsom is headed toward an easy victory. T
Permafrost in Canada's northwest is thawing much faster than researchers predicted 20 years ago, according to the president of the International Permafrost Association. And Chris Burn says the rate and extent of the thaw could mean massive problems that are simply impossible, or at least too expensive, to fix. "In some places, the ground is reaching a critical point where it's very close to thawing out completely," Burn said. "That really makes a big difference to the ability of the ground to be
The S&P 500 Index closed slightly lower on Monday after erasing early gains as worries about the Delta variant of the coronavirus and a slowing U.S. economy overshadowed optimism around more fiscal stimulus and a strong second-quarter earnings season. Federal Reserve Governor Christopher Waller said on CNBC late in the session that the Fed could start to reduce its support for the economy by October if the next two monthly jobs reports each show employment rising by 800,000 to 1 million, as he expects. He also suggested the Fed could announce in September it would start to reduce its monthly bond purchases, which could lift yields again - not the best news for the stock market.
BERLIN (AP) — A German-Italian woman has been charged with espionage on suspicion of being an informant for Chinese intelligence for several years, German prosecutors said Monday. Federal prosecutors say Klara K. is the wife of another suspect, Dr. Klaus L., who was arrested on suspicion of espionage last month following an indictment that they filed at a Munich court in May. The indictment against Klara K. was also filed in May, prosecutors said Monday. The full names of both suspects were with
TORONTO — Social turmoil echoes through the halls of academia, while a journey back to Sesame Street offers some levity in August’s streaming highlights. Here’s a look at TV series and films to add to your watchlist this month: "The Chair" Dr. Ji-Yoon Kim (Canadian actress Sandra Oh) is the first woman to hold the reins as chair of Pembroke University’s English department, but the celebration proves to be short-lived — she’s barely finished unpacking her new office when controversy strikes. A vi
A woman is dead and a man is missing after they went for a Sunday afternoon swim in the Niagara River, police said. Niagara Regional Police said the two, both in their 20s, had been hiking with friends from the Greater Toronto Area when they entered the river, which has strong currents. Media relations officer Const. Phil Gavin said a 911 call came in around 5 p.m. about swimmers in distress near the Niagara Glen — an area where people like to hike — and officers later pulled a Toronto woman fro
A new play by a Moncton writer about Irish immigrants in quarantine in Partridge Island, and a young doctor's heroic attempts to help them, will be staged at the Saint John Theatre starting Tuesday. No Man Is an Island writer Thomas Hodd says the play tells the story of a time in New Brunswick history when thousands of immigrants were coming to Saint John through Partridge Island, a tiny island 15 football fields in size. It was one of the main points of entry for emigrating British North Americ
Provincial police say an 11-year-old girl has been found safe and sound Monday after going missing in Val-d'Or, Que. The Sûreté du Québec (SQ) had asked the public for help locating Miliana Papatie after was last seen travelling on foot at around 6 p.m. on Sunday, near Val-d'Or's downtown area. Val-d'Or is located about 525 kilometres northwest of Montreal.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Afghan president on Monday blamed the American troops' speedy pullout for the worsening violence in his country and said that his administration would now focus on protecting provincial capitals and major urban areas in the face of the rapidly advancing Taliban. Ashraf Ghani also urged lawmakers to back a national mobilization drive against the Taliban amid an intensifying war between the Taliban and Afghan government forces over the past few months as U.S. and NATO
Looking to put a fresh spin on things as kids head back to class after last year's patchwork of remote and in-person learning? Start with a “perfectly them” lunch container and other on-the-go eating and drinking gear. There are lots of stylish and sustainable options, given the creative ways that lunch foods (and the way we tote them) have changed in recent years. Back in the day, a typical lunch being unpacked in the cafeteria might have consisted of a sandwich, a piece of fruit, some cookies,
BEIJING (AP) — More than 300 people died in recent flooding in central China, authorities said Monday, three times the previously announced toll. The Henan provincial government said 302 people died and 50 remain missing. The vast majority of the victims were in Zhengzhou, the provincial capital, where 292 died and 47 are missing. Ten others died in three other cities, officials said at a news conference in Zhengzhou. Record rainfall inundated the city on July 20, turning streets into rushing ri
Grab, Southeast Asia's biggest ride hailing-to-food delivery group's first-quarter adjusted net sales rose 39% to a record $507 million and the Singapore-based firm reduced its losses on the back of a strong performance in its deliveries business. Grab, which is going public through a record merger worth nearly $40 billion with special-purpose acquisition company Altimeter Growth Corp reiterated that it expects to complete the deal in the fourth quarter. Grab said in a statement that its adjusted EBITDA loss reduced to $111 million in the April quarter from $344 million a year earlier.
ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) -Ethiopia will reopen bidding for its second telecoms operator licence this month, two senior government officials said on Monday, including the right to operate mobile financial services. "We have made some changes that can uplift its value, for instance mobile financial service," Balcha Reba, director general of the Ethiopian Communication Authority, told Reuters. The International Finance Corporation, the private sector arm of the World Bank, will serve as transaction adviser in the deal, said Brook Taye, a senior adviser at the ministry of finance.
WASHINGTON (AP) — With no Supreme Court opening to slow them, President Joe Biden and Senate Democrats are putting judges on federal trial and appellate courts at a much faster clip than any of Biden’s recent predecessors, including former President Donald Trump. Eight judges already have been confirmed, including potential Supreme Court pick Ketanji Brown Jackson to the federal appeals court in Washington. More than 30 other judicial nominations are pending for more than 100 openings. By this t
The Edmonton Transit Service Advisory Board says fear and uncertainty may be a barrier for newcomers, seniors and other groups who usually depend on transit. On Aug. 10, the urban planning committee will look at a report that recommends setting up a peer-delivered training course so community volunteers can become well versed in transit services to help clients in need. "Edmonton Transit Service Advisory Board (ETSAB) members had expressed concern that there may well be Edmontonians who are memb
Zoe the cat knows how to appreciate the beautiful nature around her. Look where she decides to hang out!
Celebrity birthdays for the week of Aug. 8-14: Aug. 8: Actor Nita Talbot is 91. Actor Dustin Hoffman is 84. Actor Connie Stevens is 83. Country singer Phil Balsley of The Statler Brothers is 82. Actor Larry Wilcox (“CHiPS”) is 74. Actor Keith Carradine (“Madam Secretary”) is 72. Drummer Anton Fig (“Late Show With David Letterman”) is 68. Actor Donny Most (“Happy Days”) is 68. Keyboardist Dennis Drew of 10,000 Maniacs is 64. Actor-turned-investment banker Harry Crosby (“Friday the 13th”) is 63. N
MILAN (Reuters) -Ferrari, the sports car maker synonymous with roaring petrol engines, welcomes the shift to electric powertrains and is confident of retaining its lead in the market for high performance cars, its chairman said on Monday. The European Union last month proposed an effective ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2035 as part of its measures to combat global warming, posing a challenge to automakers that have made powerful engines a key selling point. But Ferrari Chairman and acting CEO John Elkann told analysts on Monday the company known for its 'Prancing Horse' logo saw the change in technology as an opportunity.