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  • Online socks seller Bombas mixes commerce and charity

    NEW YORK (AP) — David Heath co-founded online socks company Bombas not because of an overwhelming desire to make a comfortable sock, but after realizing that they were the No. 1 clothing item requested by the homeless. Heath, the CEO, and his partner Randy Goldberg spent two years developing socks with features like blister tabs […]
  • Palestinians sort through 8 years of mail held by Israel

    JERICHO, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian postal workers in the West Bank are sifting through eight years’ worth of undelivered mail held by Israel. In recent days the Palestinian postal staff in Jericho has been sorting through tons of undelivered mail in a room packed with letters, boxes and even a wheelchair. The Palestinians say […]
  • Drought reveals remains of German ‘Atlantis’ in lake

    BERLIN (AP) — A sustained drought in Germany has revealed the ruins of a village abandoned when a large reservoir was created more than 100 years ago. German news agency dpa reported Sunday that a bridge and the foundations of Berich — known locally as the Atlantis of Lake Eder — have recently emerged from […]
  • Drawing from city’s proud past, can casino spur revival?

    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Standing on Springfield’s Main Street, the nearly $1 billion resort casino meant to spark a downtown renaissance doesn’t immediately scream Las Vegas glitz. There’s no neon-lit billboard, no soaring tower of glass and steel. Instead, two modest signs bearing the MGM initials are set against a backdrop of low-slung brick and […]
  • UK investigating reports sunken WWII ships in Asia looted

    LONDON (AP) — Britain says it will work with Indonesia and Malaysia to investigate reports that the wrecks of ships sunk during World War II have been plundered by pirates. The shipwrecks hold the remains of hundreds of sailors and civilians and are considered war graves. The Mail on Sunday newspaper reported that the wrecks […]
  • French audit warns 840 bridges may face risk of collapse

    PARIS (AP) — An audit commissioned by the French government says about 840 French bridges are suffering from serious damage and at risk of collapse in the coming several years. President Emmanuel Macron’s government had already promised new infrastructure spending, but is coming under new pressure after Tuesday’s bridge collapse in neighboring Italy that killed […]
  • Russian space executive, 2 others charged with fraud

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s top investigative agency says it has detained a deputy head of the nation’s top space corporation on fraud charges. The Investigative Committee said Sunday’s that Alexei Beloborodov, a deputy director general of the state-controlled RKK Energiya company, has been detained along with his two associates. It said they face charges of […]
  • Belarusian leader Lukashenko fires Cabinet as economy sinks

    MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has fired his Cabinet, emphasizing the need to strengthen the economy to preserve the nation’s post-Soviet independence. Lukashenko said he fired Prime Minister Andrei Kobyakov’s Cabinet for failing to execute his orders and for paying too little attention to the country’s social needs. He appointed banker Sergei […]
  • Women win primaries in record numbers, look to November

    ATLANTA (AP) — Women are not just running for office in record numbers this year — they are winning. More women than ever before have won major party primaries for governor, U.S. Senate and House this year — setting a U.S. record and paving the way for November battles that could significantly increase the number […]
  • US says conserving oil is no longer an economic imperative

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Conserving oil is no longer an economic imperative for the U.S., the Trump administration declares in a major new policy statement that threatens to undermine decades of government campaigns for gas-thrifty cars and other conservation programs. The position was outlined in a memo released last month in support of the administration’s proposal […]