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About 40 people remain trapped in Liberian gold mine

Jonathan Paye-Layleh, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 8:33am

Fellow miners have been using their bare hands to remove debris in an effort to free some 40 gold miners who have been trapped for a week, a spokesman for Liberia's disaster management agency said Sunday.

Retailers, fashion brands struggle with racial insensitivity

Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 7:55am

Retailers and top fashion brands like Gucci and Prada keep apologizing for products that smack of racial insensitivity.

Return to sender: High court to hear undeliverable mail case

Jessica Gresko, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 6:24am

Mitch Hungerpiller thought he had a first-class solution for mail that gets returned as undeliverable, a common problem for businesses that send lots of letters.

Former coal-fired power plant is demolished in Germany

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 6:10am

A long-shut coal-fired power plant in western Germany has been demolished with the help of more than 200 kilograms (440 pounds) of explosives.

Rights group: 14 Tunisian workers kidnapped in Libya

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 6:04am

A rights group in Libya says an armed group has kidnapped 14 Tunisian workers near the capital, Tripoli.

The Latest: Qatari minister warns of remaining IS threat

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 5:52am

The Latest on the Munich Security Conference (all times local):

From Bogart to millennials: Italian hat maker tries new look

Colleen Barry, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 3:02am

Hats off, Bogie.

Hundreds stranded as British airline Flybmi collapses

Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 2:45am

Hundreds of passengers throughout Europe have been stranded by the abrupt collapse of the British regional airline Flybmi.

French protests mark 3 months, yield anti-Semitism probe

Elaine Ganley, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 2:28am

Paris judicial authorities opened an investigation Sunday into anti-Semitic remarks hurled at a noted philosopher during a yellow vest protest, an incident that raised national concerns about the movement's ascendant radical fringe.

Abu Dhabi arms fair opens amid Yemen war criticism

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 2:16am

The United Arab Emirates' yearslong war in Yemen alongside Saudi Arabia bled into the start of a biennial Abu Dhabi arms fair Sunday, which saw the Emirates sign $1.3 billion in weapons deals.

In Brexit limbo, UK veers between high anxiety, grim humor

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 12:18am

It's said that history often repeats itself — the first time as tragedy, the second as farce. Many Britons feel they are living through both at the same time as their country navigates its way out of the European Union.

Aurora shooting raises questions over gun permit checks

Don Babwin and Caryn Rousseau, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 11:06pm

An initial background check five years ago failed to flag an out-of-state felony conviction that would have prevented a man from buying the gun he used to kill five co-workers and wound six other people, including five responding police officers, at a suburban Chicago manufacturing plant, authorities say.

Payless ShoeSource to shutter all of its remaining US stores

Anne D'Innocenzio, The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 2:57pm

Payless ShoeSource is shuttering all of its 2,100 remaining stores in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, joining a list of iconic names like Toys R Us and Bon-Ton that have closed down in the last year.

Gone in a New York minute: How the Amazon deal fell apart

Joseph Pisani, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 1:06pm

In early November, word began to leak that Amazon was serious about choosing New York to build a giant new campus. The city was eager to lure the company and its thousands of high-paying tech jobs, offering billions in tax incentives and lighting the Empire State Building in Amazon orange.

Academy reverses plans, will air all awards live at Oscars

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 11:46am

Bowing to a backlash that had threatened to engulf an already blunder-plagued Academy Awards, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Friday reversed its decision to present four awards during the commercial breaks of this year's Oscar broadcast.

NBA, FIBA announce plans for pro league in Africa

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 11:19am

The NBA is bringing a pro league to Africa.

CEO ousted amid probe into disabled woman's pregnancy

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 9:50am

A Florida facility for people with disabilities has suspended its CEO amid an investigation into a resident's pregnancy.

High-speed train in Germany evacuated after pistol is found

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 9:29am

German police say hundreds of passengers have been taken off a high-speed train at the Frankfurt airport station after a pistol was found in a toilet on board.

Warren returns to Nevada, heart of 2008 economic crisis

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 9:07am

Democrat Elizabeth Warren, who made her name as a consumer advocate following the 2008 financial crisis, will make her first appearance Sunday as a presidential candidate in Las Vegas, the boom-and-bust town that made Nevada the epicenter of the country's foreclosure crisis.

Russian court orders US investor Calvey held for 2 months

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 7:46am

A Moscow court has ordered a U.S. investment fund manager to be jailed for two months while facing fraud charges.