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German police free hostage, injure suspect in train station

German police free hostage, injure suspect in train station

BERLIN — German police stormed a pharmacy in Cologne's main train station Monday, freeing a woman who had been held hostage by a man for two hours, officials said. The suspect sustained life-threatening injuries.
Sears files for Chapter 11 amid plunging sales, massive debt

Sears files for Chapter 11 amid plunging sales, massive debt

NEW YORK — Sears filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Monday, buckling under its massive debt load and staggering losses.
Koreas agree to break ground on inter-Korean railroad

Koreas agree to break ground on inter-Korean railroad

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — North and South Korea continued their push for peace Monday with high-level talks that resulted in a host of agreements, including a plan by the rivals for a groundbreaking ceremony this year on an ambitious project to con

Kanye West meets Uganda's president, gifts pair of sneakers

KAMPALA, Uganda — Kanye West has met with Uganda's president during a visit to the East African nation and given the 74-year-old leader a pair of white sneakers.
Prince Harry and Meghan expecting their 1st child in spring

Prince Harry and Meghan expecting their 1st child in spring

CANBERRA, Australia — Prince Harry and his wife, the Duchess of Sussex, are expecting their first child in the spring, Kensington Palace said Monday.
US retail sales gain a weak 0.1 per cent in August

US retail sales gain a weak 0.1 per cent in August

WASHINGTON — U.S. consumer spending edged up a slight 0.1 per cent in September, a disappointing performance in which rebounding auto sales were offset by weakness in other areas.
Children of Islamic State group live under a stigma in Iraq

Children of Islamic State group live under a stigma in Iraq

KIRKUK, Iraq — A family of six lost children lives quietly in a small apartment among strangers in this northern Iraqi city. The "man of the house," an 18-year-old, heads out each morning looking for day labour jobs to pay the rent.
Trump to visit Florida, Georgia; search ongoing for missing

Trump to visit Florida, Georgia; search ongoing for missing

MEXICO BEACH, Fla. — Upon touring the damage in several towns along Florida's Panhandle, Federal Emergency Management Agency chief Brock Long called the destruction left by Hurricane Michael some of the worst he's ever seen.
Episcopal Church confronts past role in sexual exploitation

Episcopal Church confronts past role in sexual exploitation

NEW YORK — With striking displays of candour , the Episcopal Church is acknowledging the potency of the #MeToo movement by officially lamenting its past role in sexual exploitation and pledging steps to combat it.
Ex-'American Idol' competitor accused of distributing heroin

Ex-'American Idol' competitor accused of distributing heroin

NORFOLK, Va. — A former contestant on "American Idol" and "Fear Factor" is accused of distributing heroin.