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Des Moines hardware store celebrates 150 years of business

When the Equitable Building, Iowa's first skyscraper, was constructed in 1924, Bob Kurtz's grandfather supplied some of the hardware
Published: 08/27/16
Top French court rules burkini bans violate basic freedoms

Top French court rules burkini bans violate basic freedoms

France's top administrative court on Friday overturned a ban on burkinis in a Mediterranean beach resort, effectively meaning that towns can no longer issue bans on the swimsuits
Published: 08/27/16
Comfort food: Eat all'amatriciana to help quake victims

Comfort food: Eat all'amatriciana to help quake victims

Food lovers and chefs in Italy and beyond are urging restaurants to serve up more pasta all'amatriciana in a move to support the quake-hit home town of the hearty dish
Published: 08/26/16
Quake damaged roads threaten access to Italy town

Quake damaged roads threaten access to Italy town

Rescue workers acknowledge they might not find any more survivors from Italy's earthquake as they confront a new obstacle to their recovery work: a powerful aftershock that damaged two key access bridges to hard-hit Amatrice, threatening to isolate it
Published: 08/26/16
Bolivian president, opposition spar over official's killing

Bolivian president, opposition spar over official's killing

President Evo Morales and his political opponents trade recriminations over the shocking beating death of a high-ranking government official by protesting miners who had blockaded a rural highway
Published: 08/26/16
Bolivian president, opposition spar over official's killing

Bolivian president, opposition spar over official's killing

President Evo Morales and his political opponents trade recriminations over the shocking beating death of a high-ranking government official by protesting miners who had blockaded a rural highway
Published: 08/26/16
US, Russia fall short on deal to restore Syria truce

US, Russia fall short on deal to restore Syria truce

The United States and Russia say they have resolved a number of issues standing in the way of restoring a nationwide truce to Syria and opening up aid deliveries
Published: 08/26/16

Kenya Olympic officials arrested over alleged mismanagement

Three officials of the National Olympic Committee of Kenya (NOCK) have been arrested in connection with the alleged mismanagement of the country's team at the Rio de Janeiro Games, police officials said Friday
Published: 08/26/16
Photograph of separated elderly Canada couple gets attention

Photograph of separated elderly Canada couple gets attention

A photograph of a crying elderly Canadian couple in wheelchairs, separated into two different care homes after 62 years of marriage because no beds were available together, has received international attention
Published: 08/26/16

UN renews commitment to help implement Colombia cease-fire

The U.N. Security Council is warmly welcoming the final peace agreement between the Colombian government and leftist rebels and reiterating its commitment to help implement and verify the cease-fire
Published: 08/26/16