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German town stops playing kids’ song after vegan complains

BERLIN (AP) — A town in Germany has stopped playing a popular children’s song about a fox who steals a goose after a complaint from a vegan. Limburg’s town spokesman Johannes Laubach told the dpa news agency Thursday a local woman had asked the mayor to remove...

Powerful, fast-moving snowstorm pounding Northeast

A man makes his way through wind and snow past the Oculus of the World Trade Center Transportation Hub, Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, in New York. A powerful, fast-moving storm swept through the northeastern U.S. Thursday, making for a slippery morning commute and leaving some...

Work to complete disputed Dakota Access pipeline underway

A sign is seen at an encampment set up near Cannon Ball, N.D., Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, for opponents against the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline. Opponents have called for protests around the world Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, as the Army prepared to green-light the final...

Las Vegas Trial Starting For 6 In Bundy Ranch Standoff

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Trial opens Thursday in Las Vegas for six defendants accused of illegally wielding weapons to block a federal round-up of cattleman and states’ rights advocate Cliven Bundy’s cows nearly three years ago. Prosecutors are expected to tell the U.S....

Las Vegas Trial Starting For 6 In Bundy Ranch Standoff

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Trial opens Thursday in Las Vegas for six defendants accused of illegally wielding weapons to block a federal round-up of cattleman and states’ rights advocate Cliven Bundy’s cows nearly three years ago. Prosecutors are expected to tell the U.S....

Alabama AG named to Jeff Sessions' former Senate seat

AP Photo/Molly Riley MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama’s governor on Thursday named state Attorney General Luther Strange to the U.S. Senate seat left empty by Jeff Sessions. Strange will replace Sessions, whose selection as U.S. attorney general by President Donald...

Russian hackers get burned in deal with Russia's spy agency

MOSCOW (AP) — For several years a group of hackers have been posting letters and documents stolen from senior Russian officials with impunity. And then the nation’s spy agency tracked them down and offered them a deal. A member of the Shaltai Boltai (Humpty Dumpty)...

Yum sees higher KFC, Taco Bell sales in US; Pizza Hut falls

AP Photo/Gerald Herbert LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Yum Brands reported a higher than expected profit for the fourth quarter as stronger sales at KFC and Taco Bell in the U.S. offset ongoing struggles at Pizza Hut. The company said U.S. sales at KFC rose 4 percent at established...

Twitter struggles to turn headlines into cash

Twitter is struggling to convert its headline omnipresence into cash and its profit expectations going forward is sending investors scattering. The social media website says it expects between $75 million and $95 million in adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation...

Natural Gas Company Files Lawsuit To Build Pipeline

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A gas company has filed a lawsuit in order to complete a pipeline that cuts through privately owned land in Ohio. The Columbus Dispatch reports ( ) that Rover Pipeline filed an eminent domain suit on Friday after a year of negotiating with landowners for...