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FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) " Volkswagen announced plans Friday to cut 30,000 jobs in a wide-ranging restructuring of its namesake brand as it tries to recover from a scandal over cars rigged to cheat on diesel emissions tests. The German company said the job cuts are part of a long-term plan to improve profitability and shift resources and investment to electric-powered vehicles and digital services. Company officials at a news conference at its headquarters in Wolfsburg said 23,000...

Updated at 1:10 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " President-elect Donald Trump has offered the CIA director job to Mike Pompeo, a conservative Republican congressman from Kansas who has heavily criticized the Iran deal and was a member of the congressional committee that...

Updated at 1:04 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) " Officials say a dress worn by Marilyn Monroe as she famously sang "Happy Birthday" to President John. F. Kennedy has sold for nearly $5 million at a Los Angeles auction. Julien's Auctions says that the iconic,...

Updated at 12:59 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) " University of Rochester quarterback Daniel Bronson had to switch to defense recently after witnessing a purse snatching. The junior from Lockport in Niagara County was leaving a restaurant in his hometown on Nov. 5...

Updated at 12:41 PM

NEW YORK (AP) " President-elect Donald Trump is moving ahead with filling key posts in his administration, picking Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions for the job of attorney general and Rep. Mike Pompeo as head of the CIA. The announcements came on...

Updated at 12:40 PM

BOSTON (AP) " A bank robber dubbed the "spelling bee bandit" because the notes he's passed to tellers contain the same misspelling is being sought for four robberies in Massachusetts. The FBI says the man's notes have just one word:...

Updated at 12:31 PM

LONDON (AP) " The teenage girl's instructions were direct: She didn't want to be buried, but to be frozen " with the hope she can continue her life in the future when cancer is cured. "I want to live and live longer and I think that in the...

Updated at 12:18 PM

BEIJING (AP) " Two Chinese astronauts returned Friday from a monthlong stay aboard the country's space station, China's sixth and longest crewed mission and a sign of the growing ambitions of its rapidly advancing space program. Veteran...

Updated at 12:08 PM

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) " Sales of a New Zealand-produced beer have started with a bang in Sweden. And ended. Sales of Aro Noir were halted Friday, the same day they began, because authorities reported that some cans...

Updated at 11:38 AM

AMITYVILLE, N.Y. (AP) " The Long Island home that served as the inspiration for the book "The Amityville Horror" and the subsequent films of the same name is being bought. Newsday reports (

Updated at 11:08 AM

CHICAGO (AP) " Immigration hotlines are buzzing. Legal clinics are seeing an influx of clients. Public schools are fielding frantic questions from parents and students. Since the election, Donald Trump's tough talk on immigration has...

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