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    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Warren Buffett’s company recorded a $25 billion loss in the fourth quarter because of a big drop in the paper value of several of its stock investments. Buffett said Saturday that Berkshire Hathaway’s businesses are performing well overall, but it has to record the market value of its stock holdings at […]
  • Poland leader vows more social benefits ahead of elections

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s ruling party leader has pledged more social benefits for families with children as he opened the party’s campaign ahead of key elections this year. Speaking at a party convention Saturday, Jaroslaw Kaczynski announced upgrading the generous social program of his right-wing Law and Justice party, which is enjoying the highest […]
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    ABERDEEN, Wash. (AP) — Three people who successfully sued Aberdeen over the city’s policy toward a longstanding homeless encampment say they’ll use the money to benefit the camp’s residents. People have lived at Riverfront Camp — formerly known as Hobo Beach — along the Chehalis River for more than a century. The site used to […]
  • Court records reveal a Mueller report right in plain view

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    HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The Latest on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s travels to the summit with President Donald Trump in Vietnam (all times local): 8:40 p.m. A train similar to one used in the past by Kim Jong Un has entered China, possibly carrying the North Korean leader on a multiday journey to […]
  • Cartoon museum acquires dozens of original Archie comics

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  • Russia says it will probe Jehovah’s Witnesses torture claim

    MOSCOW (AP) — An official of Russia’s main criminal investigative body says it is probing allegations that its officers tortured members of the banned Jehovah’s Witnesses. The religious denomination says seven of its adherents were beaten, given electrical shocks and suffocated during interrogation this month at the Investigative Committee office in the city of Surgut. […]
  • Pope’s sex abuse prevention summit explained

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is hosting a four-day summit on preventing clergy sexual abuse, a high-stakes meeting designed to impress on Catholic bishops around the world that the problem is global and that there are consequences if they cover it up. The meeting, which opened Thursday, comes at a critical time for the […]
  • The Latest: 3 Venezuelan soldiers desert post amid tensions

    CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — The Latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 8:50 a.m. Amid flaring tensions on the border, three members of Venezuela’s National Guard have deserted their posts and solicited help from Colombia. Colombian migration authorities said they received the request early Saturday at the Simon Bolivar bridge connecting the […]
  • Anger in Ethiopia as officials demolish hundreds of houses

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The Ethiopian government has begun demolishing thousands of houses they say are illegal in the Oromia region in the outskirts of the capital, Addis Ababa. The government said it intends to tear down 12,000 houses that were built illegally on government land, taking advantage of widespread unrest in the region […]