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  • Standoff has Kavanaugh accuser’s Senate appearance in limbo

    Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, had set a Friday night deadline for the 51-year-old California psychology professor to agree to the committee's latest offer setting terms for her appearance.
  • Teachers, others demand wage hikes at protest in Poland

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Thousands of state employees in Poland, including teachers, firefighters and health workers, have protested in Warsaw to demand higher wages and workplace changes. Poland’s economy is booming and wages have been rising in the private sector. But those who protested Saturday say their state wages remain too law and have not […]
  • Hotplates distributed to residents affected by gas disaster

    LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — Hotplates are being distributed to residents who have been left without gas service more than a week after gas explosions and fires rocked Massachusetts’ Merrimack Valley. The Boston Globe reports that members of the Massachusetts National Guard started giving out thousands of hotplates to residents Saturday morning as part of a […]
  • Italy extends time for vaccine proof for young school kids

    ROME (AP) — Italian parents have more time before having to produce proof to schools that their children have received 10 mandatory vaccinations. The Italian Senate has extended until March a requirement that families provide vaccination documentation so their children can attend nursery school or kindergarten. The certification requirement was supposed to have kicked in […]
  • Turkmenistan surprised by Tajikistan’s rollback on railroad

    ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan (AP) — A railroad project in Central Asia is apparently up in the air, with Turkmenistan saying that a Tajik envoy’s statement apparently backtracking on the project is incomprehensible. Tajik Ambassador to Uzbekistan Imom Sodiq Ashourboyzoda said this week that his country has decided to indefinitely postpone building the railroad linking it with […]
  • Dog deaths after grooming documented, but link uncertain

    A New Jersey news organization reports that since 2008, 47 dogs have died across the U.S. during grooming, or within days of showing signs of ill health after grooming, at PetSmart.’s numbers are based on reports by PetSmart customers in 14 states. The news outlet says the count is not definitive because there is […]
  • School head resigns over comment about black quarterbacks

    HOUSTON (AP) — A white Texas school superintendent who posted online that “You can’t count on a black quarterback” in reference to Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson has resigned. In a letter Saturday to the Onalaska Independent School District board, Lynn Redden says his comment posted earlier in the week on the Houston Chronicle’s Facebook […]
  • 2 wounded in Wisconsin shooting discharged from hospital

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Two people shot by a colleague this week at a Wisconsin software company have been discharged from a Madison hospital. UW Health spokesman Gian Galassi said Saturday that a third patient remains hospitalized in fair condition. Galassi says the two discharged patients were released Friday. Authorities say WTS Paradigm employee Anthony […]
  • Art exhibit canceled amid concerns over Trump satire

    FALMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — An art exhibit satirizing President Donald Trump has been canceled at a town arts center after its leaders worried it would make them appear biased. The Cape Cod Times reports that Artist Salley Mavor withdrew her show at Highfield Hall and Gardens in Falmouth after an official at the facility told […]
  • The Latest: Pence calls Kavanaugh ‘a man of integrity’

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and a woman accusing him of sexually assaulting her decades ago (all times local): 12:10 p.m. Vice President Mike Pence calls Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh “a man of integrity with impeccable credentials.” Pence tells a gathering of evangelical activists in Washington that the […]