BERLIN (AP) — Police in Germany say a truck carrying crates of beer lost part of its load, spilling about 10,000 bottles onto a road in the southwest of the country.
Climate protesters block entrance to German coal plant
BERLIN (AP) — Dozens of environmentalists are blocking the entrance to a coal-fired power plant in the German city of Mannheim in protest over the burning of fossil fuels.
German police step up security at airports in southwest
BERLIN (AP) — Police stepped up security at airports in southwestern Germany on Thursday, amid concerns that extremists may have tried to scope out operations at Stuttgart airport.
German news agency dpa and public broadcaster SWR reported that security officials are investigating four people, including at least one with possible ties to the Islamist scene.
Plane accident in central Germany leaves 3 people dead
BERLIN (AP) — Three people died after they were hit by a small plane in central Germany on Sunday as it attempted to take off after an aborted landing, police said.
Police in Hesse state said the victims, two women and a child to be around age 9 or 10, were on a path next to an airfield at the Wasserkuppe hill near Fulda, German news agency dpa reported.
Trade war fears weigh on investor sentiment in Germany
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The possibility of a U.S.-led trade war is worrying investment professionals in export-oriented Germany, Europe's largest economy.
The ZEW index of economic sentiment sagged to 5.1 points in March from 17.8 points in February. The main reason was a more pessimistic outlook for coming months, while assessments of how things are currently slipped by less.
4 killed after truck rear-ends cars on German highway
BERLIN (AP) — Police say four people were killed after a truck struck two cars on a German highway, pushing the smaller vehicles under another tractor-trailer.
Mannheim police say the incident happened Monday afternoon on the A5 Autobahn near the town of Walldorf in southwest Germany.
Police say a woman was extracted from the wreckage and flown by helicopter to a hospital for treatment of serious injuries. The two truck drivers were unharmed.
Mannheim Steamroller, ‘A Christmas Carol’ productions are Omaha’s gifts to nation
OMAHA , Neb. - On the morning before Thanksgiving, adult and youth performers at the Omaha Community Playhouse excitedly gathered at a bus, ready to hit the road as part of a holiday tradition in its 39th year.
A week earlier, members of Mannheim Steamroller left from Chip Davis’ farm and American Gramaphone studio north of the city, continuing a musical trek now in its 33rd year. Thursday, the band will play for the lighting of the National Christmas tree near the White House.
China under-20s protest Tibetan flags at friendly in Germany
MAINZ, Germany (AP) — The China under-20 team walked off in protest during its friendly against a German fourth-tier side on Saturday after a small group of fans held up Tibetan flags.
The game at TSV Schott Mainz was delayed for about 25 minutes and resumed once the protestors were convinced by stewards to remove their flags.
The game was the first friendly for China's under-20 team against sides from the southwest division in the fourth tier of Germany's league system.
After spending the past 12 seasons in the NHL, Rochester's Mark Stuart is playing pro hockey in Germany this year.
Stuart is a defenseman for the Adler Mannheim in the German Hockey League. The Adler, which has been a member of the league since 1938, is located in Mannheim, Germany.
Stuart had spent the last six seasons as a member of the Winnipeg Jets. He was originally a first-round draft choice of the Boston Bruins in 2003 and the No. 21 pick overall.
North Charleston vehicle parts maker Wabco marks opening of new manufacturing facility
Wabco Holdings Inc. on Wednesday marked the opening of a $20 million manufacturing campus in North Charleston that will be the only North American site to build an advanced, single-piston disc brake for trucks and other commercial vehicles.
Penguin stolen from German zoo found dead in Mannheim
BERLIN (AP) — German police say a young Humboldt penguin that had been stolen from a zoo in the southwestern city of Mannheim has been found dead.
Police spokesman Michael Klump said prosecutors have opened an investigation and were looking for possible witnesses.
He said the animal's body, which could be identified by the number 53 on its wing, was found Thursday near a parking lot in Mannheim.