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  • Leaders pledge to boost climate efforts

    June 2, 2017 6:38 PM

    PARIS - World leaders are pledging to boost their efforts to curb global warming in response to President Donald Trump's decision to pull the United States out of the Paris climate accord. German Chancellor Angela Merkel calls Trump's move "extremely regrettable," and adds: "that's putting it very mildly." But she... more »
  • Sailor killed at Pearl Harbor finally buried in Michigan

    May 20, 2017 7:27 PM

    PORT HURON, Mich. - The remains of a Michigan sailor killed during the attack on Pearl Harbor have been buried with military honors in the family's cemetery plot in Port Huron. MLive.com reports that more than 300 people attended Saturday's funeral services for Fred M. Jones after his casket was... more »
  • WWII veteran, 91, receives overdue medals in Rhode Island

    May 15, 2017 1:37 PM

    CRANSTON, R.I. - A 91-year-old World War II veteran in Rhode Island has received his overdue medals. Joseph Aquilante, of North Providence, sought the medals so he could leave them for his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He says he wants to pass them on as a keepsake and part of history.... more »
  • Remains of Illinois man killed at Pearl Harbor come home

    April 23, 2017 4:14 PM

    CHICAGO - An Illinois sailor has been laid to rest near the community where he grew up - more than 75 years after he was killed at Pearl Harbor. Michael Galajdik was buried with full military honors on Saturday at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood. The 25-year-old Navy... more »
  • Italy's Emma Morano, the world's oldest person, dies at 117

    April 15, 2017 1:48 PM

    ROME - An Italian doctor says Emma Morano, at 117 the world's oldest person, has died in her home in northern Italy. Dr. Carlo Bava told The Associated Press by telephone that Morano's caretaker called him to say the woman had passed away Saturday afternoon while sitting in an armchair... more »
  • World response to US strike reflects divide over Syria

    April 7, 2017 11:42 AM

    BEIRUT - The U.S. missile strike on a Syrian air base was widely welcomed as a response to this week's chemical weapons attack, but condemned by Syria's government and its allies Russia and Iran, which said the move would complicate efforts to fight terrorism. The following is a sample of... more »
  • Poland seeks arrest of Minnesota man accused of Nazi war crimes

    March 15, 2017 2:13 PM

    MINNESOTA - A court in eastern Poland has issued an arrest warrant for a Minnesota man sought in a Nazi massacre, opening the way for Poland to seek his extradition from the United States. The Associated Press had previously identified the man as 98-year-old Michael Karkoc, an ex-commander in an... more »
  • Firefighters rescue man from Mississippi River

    March 11, 2017 1:53 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans firefighters have rescued a man from the Mississippi River after a late-night search of the waters near Mardi Gras World. In a statement, the fire department says it was responding to reports of a man in the water Friday night around 10 p.m. They started... more »
  • Iran lifts ban on American wrestling team

    February 5, 2017 11:52 AM

    TEHRAN, Iran - Iranian media are saying the country has lifted a ban on U.S. wrestlers, allowing them to take part in the Freestyle World Cup later this month in the Iranian city of Kermanshah. The Sunday report by the semi-official Fars news agency quotes Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi... more »
  • National WW2 Museum to host traveling propaganda exhibit

    January 21, 2017 1:34 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The National World War II Museum says it will host a traveling exhibition about propaganda from Jan. 27 through June 18. "State of Deception : The Power of Nazi Propaganda" comes from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington. A news release says it shows, chronologically, how... more »
  • Revelers bid adieu to a year of conflicts, celebrity deaths

    December 31, 2016 4:51 PM

    As 2016 draws to a close, revelers around the world are bidding a weary adieu to a year filled with political surprises, prolonged conflicts and deaths of legendary celebrities. How people are ushering in the new year: AUSTRALIA Sydney sent up a dazzling tribute to 2016's fallen icons with a... more »
  • Kluber, Perez, Indians beat Cubs 6-0 in World Series opener

    October 25, 2016 11:59 PM

    CLEVELAND - Corey Kluber pitched neatly into the seventh inning, Roberto Perez hit two home runs and the Cleveland Indians beat the Chicago Cubs 6-0 Tuesday night in the World Series opener. In a matchup between the teams with baseball's longest championship droughts, the Indians scored twice in the first... more »
  • FIFA disbands racism task force ahead of World Cup in Russia

    September 25, 2016 3:03 PM

    MANCHESTER, England- FIFA has disbanded its anti-racism task force, declaring the work complete despite ongoing concerns about discriminatory behavior in 2018 World Cup host Russia. FIFA wrote to members of the task force to say that it has "completely fulfilled its temporary mission" and "is hereby dissolved and no longer... more »
  • Officials: Boy grabbed by gator died by drowning

    June 16, 2016 7:05 PM

    ORLANDO - The medical examiner's office in Orlando says a 2-year-old Nebraska boy died from drowning and traumatic injuries after being grabbed by an alligator at Walt Disney World. The District 9 Medical Examiner's Office finished the autopsy of Lane Graves on Thursday and issued the cause of death. Authorities... more »
  • Beckham, Brees team up to set world record

    January 30, 2015 5:08 AM

    GLENDALE, AZ - Two of Louisiana's biggest football stars teamed-up Thursday to break a world record. New Orleans Saints Quarterback Drew Brees and former-LSU Wide Receiver Odell Beckham, Jr. shattered the Guinness World Record for most one-handed catches in a minute. The pair combined for 33 catches in just... more »
  • Record Heat

    September 18, 2014 7:53 PM

    WASHINGTON- Earth's hottest August was part of more heat records set around the world according to federal meteorologists. They say May, June and July all set global hear records. Experts say the average world temperature in August was 61.36 degrees which broke the record set in 1998. ... more »

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