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Today in History: May 23, Bonnie and Clyde shot and killed

May. 23, 2024 00:06 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, May 23, the 144th day of 2024. There are 222 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 23, 1934, bank robbers Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker were shot to death in a police ambush in Bienville...

Pro-Palestinian protesters demand endowment transparency. But it's proving not to be simple

May. 10, 2024 15:50 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — On college campuses across the country, a rallying cry of pro-Palestinian protesters has been “ Disclose, divest! We will not stop, we will not rest.” Now some are winning the first of those two demands: Promises to provide information about how much...

F1 champion Ayrton Senna remembered on Imola track 30 years after his death during the San Marino GP

May. 01, 2024 11:16 AM EDT

IMOLA, Italy (AP) — The 30th anniversary of three-time F1 champion Ayrton Senna’s death was commemorated Wednesday with a memorial on the Imola track where he crashed during the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix. Formula One CEO Stefano Domenicali was joined Wednesday by hundreds of...

Marcel Hirscher retired from skiing at the top. He's back to race for a country with no mountains

Apr. 24, 2024 13:31 PM EDT

Marcel Hirscher, one of the most successful ski racers of all time, is planning to return next season after five years in retirement. And the record eight-time overall World Cup champion is going to compete for the Netherlands — his mother’s country — instead of his native Austria. ...

4 Germans caught marking Hitler's birthday outside Nazi dictator's birthplace in Austria

Apr. 22, 2024 14:01 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Four Germans were caught laying white roses in memory of Adolf Hitler at the house where the Nazi dictator was born in western Austria on the anniversary of his birth, and one gave a Hitler salute as they posed for photos, police said Monday. Hitler was born on April...

Former biathlon leader found guilty in Norway on corruption charges linked to favoring Russia

Apr. 12, 2024 13:53 PM EDT

OSLO, Norway (AP) — The long-time former biathlon leader accused of protecting Russia from doping cases was found guilty of corruption charges in his native Norway on Friday and sentenced to more than three years in prison. Anders Besseberg was convicted of accepting bribes in the...

An espionage scandal rocks Austria, laying bare alleged Russian spying operations across Europe

Apr. 08, 2024 08:14 AM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — Austria faces its biggest espionage scandal in decades as the arrest of a former intelligence officer brings to light evidence of extensive Russian infiltration, lax official oversight and behavior worthy of a spy novel. Egisto Ott was arrested March 29. The 86-page...

Austria likely to be largely ice-free within 45 years as glaciers recede quickly, experts say

Apr. 05, 2024 09:47 AM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — Austrian glaciers receded last year at a rapid pace and the Alpine country is likely to be largely ice-free in 40 to 45 years as the process continues, experts said Friday. The Austrian Alpine Club said that, of the 93 glaciers its volunteers measured and observed,...

Police arrest 22 in EU raids linked to suspected theft of Italy's pandemic funds worth $650 million

Apr. 04, 2024 09:49 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Police in Italy, Austria, Romania and Slovakia arrested 22 people Thursday as part of an investigation into the suspected siphoning of hundreds millions of euros in post-pandemic relief funds from the European Union. The 600 million euros ($650 million) were part of...

Austrian minister aims to tighten espionage law to ban spying against international organizations

Apr. 04, 2024 04:26 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Austria's justice minister said Thursday that she plans to tighten the country's rules on espionage, which currently is explicitly banned if directed against Austria itself but not if it targets other countries or international organizations. Justice Minister Alma...