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German city offers $1.1M to whoever proves it doesn't exist

German city offers $1.1M to whoever proves it doesn't exist

BERLIN — A German city that's been the subject of a long-running online light-hearted conspiracy theory claiming it doesn't really exist is offering big bucks to whoever proves that's true.
Trump acknowledges China policies may mean US economic pain

Trump acknowledges China policies may mean US economic pain

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump acknowledged his aggressive China trade policies may mean economic pain for Americans but insisted they're needed for more important long-term benefits.
Australian court upholds sex abuse verdict of Cardinal Pell

Australian court upholds sex abuse verdict of Cardinal Pell

MELBOURNE, Australia — An Australian appeals court Wednesday upheld convictions against Cardinal George Pell, the most senior Catholic to be found guilty of sexually abusing children, in a decision cheered by scores of abuse survivors and victims' ad

Germany: 8-year-old goes on highway joyride with mom's car

BERLIN — Police say an 8-year-old boy took his mom's car and went for a nighttime joyride on a highway in western Germany.
Ex-baseball players Dotel, Castillo linked to DR drug ring

Ex-baseball players Dotel, Castillo linked to DR drug ring

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — Authorities in the Dominican Republic have arrested former MLB pitcher Octavio Dotel and cited ex-infielder Luis Castillo for their alleged links to a drug-trafficking and money-laundering ring, officials said Tues
Philly police head resigns as bias suit roils department

Philly police head resigns as bias suit roils department

Philadelphia's police commissioner resigned Tuesday amid allegations that members of his department engaged in sexual harassment and racial and gender discrimination against two women serving in the ranks.
Earth's future is being written in fast-melting Greenland

Earth's future is being written in fast-melting Greenland

HELHEIM GLACIER, Greenland — This is where Earth's refrigerator door is left open, where glaciers dwindle and seas begin to rise.
LA Opera names lawyer to lead Placido Domingo investigation

LA Opera names lawyer to lead Placido Domingo investigation

SAN FRANCISCO — Los Angeles Opera said Tuesday it will immediately open a "thorough and independent investigation" into allegations of sexual harassment against the opera star Placido Domingo, the company's general director.
Cowboys' Elliott won't face criminal charge in Vegas scuffle

Cowboys' Elliott won't face criminal charge in Vegas scuffle

LAS VEGAS — Dallas Cowboys star running back Ezekiel Elliott won't face criminal charges after scuffling with a music festival security guard in Las Vegas.

Coroner: Leader of large organic food scheme dies by suicide

IOWA CITY, Iowa — A Missouri farmer blamed for running the largest organic food fraud scheme in U.S. history has died by suicide, weeks before he was to report to federal prison to begin serving a 10-year term, a coroner said Tuesday.