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Toronto police: remains of 6 found in serial killer probe

By ROB GILLIES, Associated Press TORONTO (AP) — Police in Toronto have recovered the remains of at least six people from planters on a property connected to alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur, officials said Thursday. Detective Sgt. Hank Idsinga said the remains, found on property ...

Museum: Painting is a genuine Jan Steen artwork, not a copy

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A painting previously thought to be an 18th-century copy of a work by artist Jan Steen is actually an original by the Dutch master, a museum announced Friday. Researchers at the Mauritshuis museum in The Hague made the discovery while preparing for a new ...

From anteaters to zebras: London Zoo counts its creatures

LONDON (AP) — Gibbons Jimmy and Yoda, Max the Eurasian eagle owl and Bhanu the lion have stood up to be counted as London Zoo conducts its annual audit of creatures big and small. Zookeepers tallied 19,289 animals in the annual count of every mammal, bird, reptile, fish, amphibian and insect ...

AP Exclusive: Vatican to interview Chile victim in person

By NICOLE WINFIELD and EVA VERGARA, Associated Press VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican's sex-crimes expert is changing plans and will fly to New York to take in-person testimony from a Chilean sex abuse victim after his pleas to be heard by Pope Francis were previously ignored, the victim told ...

Merkel clinches German coalition govt deal, hurdle remains

By GEIR MOULSON, Associated Press BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel finally reached a deal Wednesday to form a new German coalition government, handing the powerful finance ministry to the country's main center-left party in an agreement aimed at ending months of political ...

Police: Detained Maldives supreme court judges took bribes

By MOHAMED SHARUHAAN, The Associated Press MALE, Maldives (AP) — Two supreme court justices who have been arrested amid a deep political crisis in the Maldives took millions of dollars in bribes in return for issuing a ruling ordering the release of imprisoned politicians that sparked the ...

Pence pouring cold water on warming ties between 2 Koreas

By ZEKE MILLER, Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is pouring cold water on the warming ties between North and South Korea just as the two still-warring countries are joining up to compete together in the Winter Olympics. Making his way to Pyeongchang to lead the U.S. ...

Maldives leader says Supreme Court order was “coup”

By MOHAMED SHARUHAAN, Associated Press MALE, Maldives (AP) — The president of the Maldives said Tuesday he ordered a state of emergency to investigate "this plot, this coup" involving a Supreme Court ruling last week that ordered the release of imprisoned opposition leaders, including many ...

Polish president to sign controversial Holocaust bill

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's president said Tuesday he will sign into law a controversial proposal to outlaw blaming Poland as a nation for crimes committed by Nazi Germany during the Holocaust, despite strong criticism from Israel and the United States. But in an unusual move, President ...

Pence won’t rule out NKorea meeting, will ‘see what happens’

By ZEKE MILLER, Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said he has not ruled out the possibility of meeting with North Korean officials at the upcoming Olympics in South Korea. "Let me say President Trump has said he always believes in talking, but I haven't requested ...