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Germany: offenses against asylum homes still high last year

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities say there were 169 violent offenses against homes for asylum-seekers last year, almost as many as in 2015, though the figures sank as the year progressed. The Federal Criminal Police Office said Tuesday that the number of violent offenses compared with 177 the previous years. In all, authorities counted 994 offenses against asylum shelters in ... Read More »

Ivanka Inc. goes to Washington: A timeline

SHANGHAI (AP) — As Ivanka Trump builds a new political career as an adviser to her father, the commercial engine of her lifestyle brand is going strong. Sales, by some measures, have reached record highs this year. Trump founded the brand in 2007 and still owns it, but stepped back from management and put its assets in a family-run trust ... Read More »

California police seek more suspects after violent rallies

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Northern California officials say they are seeking suspects involved in violent clashes over the weekend between supporters and detractors of President Donald Trump in downtown Berkeley. City spokesman Matthai Chakko says officials will seek to arrest and prosecute anyone involved in crimes last Saturday. He says they are evaluating photographs and video of the skirmishes. Among ... Read More »

Familia pitches in minors as domestic violence ban nears end

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) — Mets closer Jeurys Familia pitched an inning for Double-A Binghamton on Monday as he prepares to return from a 15-game suspension under Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy. Familia worked a 1-2-3 sixth inning against Portland in his first appearance this season, throwing six of his nine pitches for strikes. He is eligible to return to ... Read More »

Boeing to issue layoff notices to hundreds of employees

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Boeing will issue hundreds of layoff notices to engineers in Washington state this week. The Daily Herald reported Monday ( that a memo from the company’s vice president of engineering for Boeing Commercial Airplanes John Hamilton says the cuts are necessary to stay competitive. Hamilton also said in the memo that more cuts in engineering could ... Read More »