For school shooting victims, future plans dashed by tragedy

School Shooting Texas-3

A 17-year-old student looking forward to celebrating his family's new swimming pool and a...


WORLD CUP: Cruyff-inspired Netherlands falls short in 1974

Soccer World Cup Moments

So close yet so far. That pretty much explains the World Cup experience for the Netherlands, a three-time losing finalist. The first time they made it to the final was in 1974 in West Germany, the team’s first involvement in the World Cup since World War II. Along with the Hungary team of 1954,...


Hungary: 9 Romanians killed when bus slams into truck

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Nine Romanians were killed when the bus they were traveling in slammed into an oncoming truck in Hungary, authorities said Wednesday. Local media broadcast what they said was live video from the bus, ending as it slams into the truck. The authenticity of the footage could...


Air Boris: Johnson wants 'Brexit plane' to promote UK abroad

Argentina Britain

LONDON (AP) — British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson says he would like a “Brexit plane” to help promote the U.K. around the world as it prepares to leave the European Union. The outspoken foreign minister says a Royal Air Force plane used for official royal and government trips “never seems to be...


Godly giants in kilts: Meet Greece's best-known soldiers

APTOPIX Greece Presidential Guard Photo Gallery

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — It might be the short, pleated kilts, tasseled black garters and pompom-tipped shoes, but there’s something more endearing than intimidating about Greece’s best-known military unit, the Presidential Guard. Which helps explain why they are one of Athens’ most popular tourist...


Lebanese longtime parliament speaker re-elected to post

Lebanon The Untouchable

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese lawmakers have overwhelmingly re-elected the country’s longtime parliament speaker to the post, giving the 80-year-old monopoly of the office for three decades. The 128-seat assembly voted 98 in favor of Nabih Berri, with 29 blank ballots and one that was annulled. The newly...


A marriage made at the Mall of America nearly 20 years ago is cut short sadly by cancer

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. The bride, a fiery redhead with an infectious smile, wore a full-skirted white gown. The groom, a bespectacled, lanky 28-year-old sporting a ponytail, donned a classic black tuxedo. They said “I do” in front of family, friends, reporters, photographers, TV crews and...


City looks for answers after zombie alert sent to residents

LAKE WORTH, Fla. (AP) — Officials say they still don’t who sent a “zombie alert” to residents of a Florida city following a power outage. Lake Worth spokesman Ben Kerr says an independent investigation is underway to determine who was behind the message sent to some 7,880 customers during a 27-...


Foreign media depart on train for North Korean nuclear site

South Korea North Korea Nuclear Site-2

WONSAN, North Korea (AP) — A group of foreign journalists departed by train Wednesday to watch the dismantling of North Korea’s nuclear test site after eight reporters from South Korea received last-minute permission to join them. The remote site deep in the mountains of the North’s sparsely...


Body of Pakistani killed at Texas school arrives in Karachi

Pakistan US School Shooting

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — The body of a 17-year-old Pakistani exchange student killed in a mass shooting at a high school in Texas arrived before dawn Wednesday in the port city of Karachi, where her family lived and where she was being buried. Sabika Sheikh was among 10 students and staff slain...


Legend of Loch Ness Monster will be tested with DNA samples

Loch Ness Monster

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The stories seem as tall as the lake is deep. For hundreds of years, visitors to Scotland’s Loch Ness have described seeing a monster that some believe lurks in the depths. But now the legend of “Nessie” may have no place left to hide. A New Zealand scientist is...

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