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Italy, France deepen economic, defense cooperation

Nov. 26, 2021 12:45 PM EST

ROME (AP) — Italian Premier Mario Draghi said that a bilateral treaty signed on Friday with French President Emmanuel Macron to strengthen bilateral cooperation would in turn strengthen the European Union, including such areas as defense, aerospace and technology. The...

From serious to scurrilous, some Jimmy Hoffa theories

Nov. 26, 2021 09:10 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The FBI’s confirmation last week that it was looking at a spot near a New Jersey landfill as the possible burial site of former Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa is the latest development in a search that began when he disappeared in 1975. A number of...

Illinois families of 2 killed at concert file lawsuits

Nov. 24, 2021 18:43 PM EST

NAPERVILLE, Ill. (AP) — The family of two close friends from suburban Chicago who were killed at the Astroworld concert in Houston this month have filed wrongful death lawsuits against rapper Travis Scott, the Live Nation entertainment company and others. The lawsuits...

Man ordered to stand trial in September killing in Omaha

Nov. 23, 2021 08:06 AM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A 19-year-old man has been ordered to stand trial on first-degree murder for allegedly opening fire on two teenagers in Omaha killing one of them. The Omaha World-Herald reports that the judge made the decision Monday. In...

Today in History

Nov. 23, 2021 00:06 AM EST

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Nov. 23, the 327th day of 2021. There are 38 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 23, 1971, the People’s Republic of China was seated in the U.N. Security Council. ...

Sebastian Blanco scores twice, Timbers beat Minnesota 3-1

Nov. 21, 2021 20:50 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Sebastian Blanco scored the go-ahead goal and adding an insurance score and the Portland Timbers eliminated Minnesota United from the MLS playoffs with a 3-1 opening-round victory Sunday. The fourth-seeded Timbers advanced to play the top-seeded...

Spain faces its past in mass graves bill. Will it be enough?

Nov. 19, 2021 03:43 AM EST

GUADALAJARA, Spain (AP) — Carnations in hand, 94-year-old Julio López del Campo has come decade after decade to mark the spot where he believes the body of his brother, Mariano, was tossed into a pit along with other victims of the brutal regime of Francisco Franco in Spain. ...

Rays OF Arozarena, Reds 2B India earn Rookie of Year honors

Nov. 15, 2021 20:28 PM EST

It didn’t feel like Randy Arozarena was a rookie this season. Tampa Bay's speedy and powerful outfielder certainly didn’t play like one, either. Arozarena won AL Rookie of the Year honors with a superb follow-up to his 2020 postseason heroics...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Nov. 21-27

Nov. 15, 2021 09:13 AM EST

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Nov. 21-27: Nov. 21: Actor Laurence Luckinbill is 87. Actor Marlo Thomas is 84. Actor Juliet Mills (“Passions,” ″Nanny and the Professor”) is 80. Actor Goldie Hawn is 76. Keyboardist Lonnie Jordan of War is 73. Singer Livingston...

Dallas boy, 9, is youngest of 10 killed at Houston festival

Nov. 14, 2021 23:12 PM EST

A promising college student expected to graduate in the spring. A visitor from Washington state. And a 9-year-old boy who had been in a coma for more than a week. The death toll stemming from a crowd surge during a Travis Scott performance at the Astroworld music festival...