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Transit riders, drivers brace for influx of Amazon employees

Transit riders, drivers brace for influx of Amazon employees

NEW YORK — Commuters beware: New York and Washington's clogged streets and creaky subway systems are about to feel more pain as 50,000 more people descend on the two metro areas where Amazon will open new headquarters.
Japan's minister of cybersecurity has never used computer

Japan's minister of cybersecurity has never used computer

TOKYO — Japan's minister in charge of cybersecurity is in the spotlight for acknowledging he has never used a computer and making comments showing he has no idea what a USB port might be.

German man on trial for poisoning co-workers' lunches

BERLIN — A 57-year-old man has gone on trial in Germany on attempted murder charges on allegations he poisoned co-workers' sandwiches over several years.

US retail sales rose a solid 0.8 per cent last month

WASHINGTON — U.S. retail sales rose at a healthy pace in October, though the gains were likely boosted by one-time factors such as hurricane recovery spending and higher gas prices. Retail sales rose a seasonally adjusted 0.
Twins separated by surgery are healing, sticking together

Twins separated by surgery are healing, sticking together

SYDNEY, Australia — Medical staff say that conjoined twins from Bhutan who were separated at an Australian hospital last week have been healing well, showing their cheeky side, and have become impossible to keep apart.
Missing zoo meerkat case solved with 3 charged in Australia

Missing zoo meerkat case solved with 3 charged in Australia

SYDNEY, Australia — It wasn't grand theft. It was tiny. But the snatching of a baby meerkat from a zoo has not only become a major story in the Australian city of Perth, it has led to the arrest of three people.
European court: Russia's arrests of Navalny were political

European court: Russia's arrests of Navalny were political

STRASBOURG, France — The European Court of Human Rights ruled Thursday that Russian authorities' arrests of opposition leader Alexei Navalny were politically motivated, a decision that deals a blow to the Kremlin's dismissal of Navalny as a mere trou

South Sudan plans to build new capital in former game park

JUBA, South Sudan — South Sudan's government said it is planning to construct a new state capital in a central location in what was a wildlife park, to make the seat of government more accessible.
Michael Avenatti arrested in LA on domestic violence charge

Michael Avenatti arrested in LA on domestic violence charge

LOS ANGELES — Michael Avenatti, who skyrocketed to fame as a critic of President Donald Trump and the lawyer for porn actress Stormy Daniels, was arrested Wednesday and booked on a felony domestic violence charge, Los Angeles police said.
Mexican citizen executed in Texas for killings of wife, kids

Mexican citizen executed in Texas for killings of wife, kids

HUNTSVILLE, Texas — A Mexican citizen on death row in Texas was executed Wednesday night for the sledgehammer killings of his wife and two children more than 26 years ago.