Angela Charlton, The Associated Press

Angela Charlton

The Associated Press

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Recent articles by Angela:

Black Friday frenzy goes global

The U.S. sales phenomenon has spread to retailers across the world in recent years with such force that it's prompting a backlash from some activists, politicians and even consumers. → Read More

Google’s do-good arm tries to make up for everything else

PARIS — Google’s head of philanthropy says the company is having “a lot of conversations” internally amid worries about the tech giant’s bottomless appetit → Read More

Fire blazes at French chemical plant, schools closed

PARIS — A huge fire at a Normandy chemical plant spewed a mass of black smoke over a wide region Thursday, prompting French authorities to shut down roads → Read More

Belgian Fighter Jet Crashes in France, Pilot Hits Power Line

Emergency workers extracted the pilot safely after cutting off power in the area. → Read More

French cops detain man after knife attack kills 1, injures 9

French authorities say an Afghan man seeking asylum in France has been detained. → Read More

Macron pushes outreach to Russia, offers 'balancing' role

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron says it's time for Europe to reach out to Russia — to keep it in the Western fold, check its global ambitions and avoid being caught in the middle of a new Cold War. Macron didn't say outright whether he wants to lift EU sanctions imposed over Russia's annexation of Crimea from Ukraine, the heart of East-West tensions for the past five years. But he… → Read More

Paris Celebrates its Liberation from Nazis, 75 Years On

Paris celebrated those who liberated the City of Light from Nazi occupation exactly 75 years ago on Sunday. → Read More

Police: 7 adults shot at child’s birthday party in Maryland

Police Chief Hank Stawinski said at a press conference that around 12 people were at a 2-year-old's birthday party when an individual fired shots into the gathering. → Read More

Police: 7 adults shot at child’s birthday party in Maryland

Police Chief Hank Stawinski said at a press conference that around 12 people were at a 2-year-old's birthday party when an individual fired shots into the gathering. → Read More

Colo. principal worked his way up from being a school custodian

At a time when just 2 percent of educators in the U.S. are African American, Atkins saw an opportunity to be something he needed as a student - a male role model. → Read More

Colo. principal worked his way up from being a school custodian

At a time when just 2 percent of educators in the U.S. are African American, Atkins saw an opportunity to be something he needed as a student - a male role model. → Read More

75 years later, US World War II veterans say: Never forget

Seventy-five years ago, they helped free Europe from the Nazis. This weekend, U.S. veterans are back in Paris to celebrate, and commemorate. Now in their 90s, these men aren't afraid to cry about what they saw in World War II. And they want everyone to remember what happened back then, so that → Read More

Stones fell from damaged Notre Dame after heat wave

PARIS (AP) — Several stones fell from the vaulted ceiling of the fire-ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral after last month's heat wave, a French official said Wednesday, urging renewed stabilization efforts to prevent further damage. The Culture Ministry official said that the stones crumbled after temperatures reached a record 42. 6 Celsius (108. 7 Fahrenheit) in Paris in late July. The official said… → Read More

France won't scrap tax on tech giants, despite Trump threats

PARIS (AP) - France is pushing ahead with a landmark tax on tech companies like Google and Facebook despite U.S. President Donald Trump's threats of retaliatory tariffs on French wine. → Read More

Europe melts under Sahara heat wave, smashes heat records

Climate scientists warn this could become the new normal in many parts of the world. But temperate Europe — where air conditioning is rare — isn't equipped for the temperatures frying the region this week. → Read More

Paris hits new heat record, London boils in Europe heat wave

Climate scientists warn this could become the new normal in many parts of the world. But temperate Europe — where air conditioning is rare — isn't equipped for the temperatures frying the region this week. → Read More

College student finds 65 million-year-old triceratops skull

The bones date back to the late cretaceous period, which is about 65 million years ago. → Read More

Man nearly dies from flesh-eating bacteria in Florida

O'Grady and his wife Kelli were on vacation, swimming in the Gulf just off St. Georges Island in the Panhandle in late May. He says he got shots in his lower back for pain a few days before the trip. → Read More

French priest stripped of clergy status for abusing Scouts

PARIS (AP) - France's Catholic Church pronounced a priest guilty of sexually abusing multiple Boy Scouts over several years and defrocked him Thursday, an unusually strong move that reflects France's growing reckoning with clergy sex abuse. → Read More

French priest defrocked for abusing Scouts in landmark case

PARIS (AP) — France's Catholic Church pronounced a priest guilty of sexually abusing multiple Boy Scouts over several years and defrocked him Thursday, an unusually strong move that reflects... → Read More