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Thousands rally in Munich to protest 'politics of fear'

BERLIN (AP) — Thousands of people are protesting in Germany's southern city of Munich against what they say is the "politics of fear" that is pushing public debate in the country to the right. Police said 15,000 people took part in Sunday's rally, which was supported by trade unions, church groups and artists. Many of…

US town commemorates 100th anniversary of WWI enemy attack

ORLEANS, Mass. (AP) — The 100th anniversary of the only enemy attack on American soil during World War I was commemorated with a wartime song at an event attended by descendants of a captain from a local lifesaving station. A German U-156 submarine shelled a tugboat near Orleans, in Cape Cod, on July 21, 1918,…

UK police think boy, 3, was attacked with acid at store

LONDON (AP) — British police say a 3-year-old boy suffered severe burns on his face and arm during a suspected acid attack that investigators think was deliberate. West Mercia police Chief Superintendent Mark Travis said police are working to identify the substance that burned the child on Saturday at a discount store in Worcester, England.…

Gala opens countdown to 50th anniversary of 1st moon landing

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Former NASA astronaut Buzz Aldrin was noticeably absent from a gala kicking off a yearlong celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing, even though his nonprofit space education foundation is a sponsor and he typically is the star attraction. No explanation was given for Aldrin's absence from…

French open judicial probe into beating by Macron aide

PARIS (AP) — French authorities opened a judicial investigation Sunday of the beating of a protester in May by one of President Emmanuel Macron's top security aides, an incident that was caught on camera and has sparked the first major political crisis of Macron's tenure. The Paris prosecutor's office said Alexandre Benalla and four others…

Rights group calls on Iraq to declare detention centers

BAGHDAD (AP) — Human Rights Watch on Sunday called on Iraq's government to declare the number of detention facilities it maintains and not to hold suspects without informing their families. The New York-based group said in a report that Iraq's National Security Services, which reports to Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, runs a detention facility in…

Insider Q&A: Being creative about hiring in tight job market

WASHINGTON (AP) — Paul McDonald, senior executive director at the staffing firm Robert Half International, has seen job markets of both extremes in his 35 years in recruiting: The ultra-low unemployment of the late 1990s, sky-high unemployment during the Great Recession and now back to a jobless rate of just 4 percent. McDonald's firm focuses…

The Latest: Kisner drops out of lead at British Open

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (AP) — The Latest on the British Open (all times local): 3:25 p.m. Kevin Kisner has dropped out of the lead at the British Open after a double bogey and a bogey in his first three holes. Kisner, who has led or been tied for the lead after all three rounds, found a…