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  • 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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