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  • 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 »
  • Mandela tributes before each Club World Cup match

    December 10, 2013 9:00 AM

    ZURICH- Fans will be asked to applaud Nelson Mandela before kickoff at all eight Club World Cup matches in Morocco this month. FIFA says spectators will be asked "to stand together in unity to applaud and re-transmit Mandela's message of hope and love across the world." What FIFA is calling... more »
  • Valcke says April-May too hot for 2022 World Cup

    November 13, 2013 8:52 AM

    ZURICH- FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke says April and May are too hot to play the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. In a statement provided to The Associated Press, Valcke says "let's not lose time on this. April-May is not an option because of the temperature." Valcke is leading FIFA's... more »
  • Belgium, Colombia, Switzerland seeded for WCup

    October 17, 2013 8:49 AM

    ZURICH- Belgium, Colombia and Switzerland will be three of the eight seeded teams at the World Cup because of their FIFA ranking. FIFA decided this month that the seven best-ranked nations in Thursday's list would be seeded alongside host nation Brazil, which is ranked No. 11. Long-time leader Spain, the... more »
  • Disney World patron finds gun on ride

    May 29, 2013 4:01 PM

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - A Walt Disney World patron on a ride with her grandson found a loaded gun on her seat. Officials said Wednesday that the woman found the automatic gun on the Dinosaur ride at Animal Kingdom. The woman gave the loaded gun to a park attendant... more »
  • Tiger tops the golf world once again

    March 26, 2013 10:52 AM

    ORLANDO, Fla. - Tiger Woods is the world's No. 1 golfer again after completing another victory at Bay Hill. Woods captured the weather-delayed Arnold Palmer Invitational yesterday, closing with a 2-under 70 for a 13-under total. Justin Rose was two shots back and three ahead of four others. Woods tied... more »
  • Buku music fest back with bigger lineup

    March 7, 2013 8:58 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Hip-hop singer Big Freedia and an entourage of booty-shaking "bounce" dancers are using a Mardi Gras float for a stage when the Buku music festival returns to New Orleans this weekend. The two-day Buku Music + Art Project, a hip-hop and electronic dance music festival launched last year,... more »
  • Poverty Point nominated as a World Heritage Site

    January 17, 2013 5:03 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Poverty Point State Historic Site and National Monument in West Carroll Parish has been nominated for inclusion on the World Heritage site list. If approved, the prehistoric earthworks would join the Taj Mahal, the Statue of Liberty, Stonehenge, the Grand Canyon and the Great Barrier Reef on... more »
  • Christian group lists the world's worst persecutors

    January 8, 2013 6:34 PM

    WASHINGTON - North Korea continues to be the worst country in the world to be a Christian, according to the new World Watch List released by Open Doors USA. The list ranks North Korea as the world's worst persecutor of Christians for the 11th year in a row, followed by... more »

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