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Iowa man charged with killing family blamed masked intruder

Jun. 16, 2021 14:18 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A 20-year-old college student charged with killing his parents and younger sister in their family home in Iowa told police that a masked intruder was to blame for the shooting deaths, according to a criminal complaint released Wednesday. Alex...

3 international travel ideas for your summer trip

Jun. 16, 2021 09:12 AM EDT

So you’re ready to hit the skies for an international flight after more than a year of COVID-19 lockdowns, quarantines and restrictions, but where can you go? Some countries are reopening to Americans, but the degree of reopening varies. Some countries will let you in,...

Popular Big Sur trail to reopen after 13-year closure

Jun. 14, 2021 16:09 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A popular trail in Big Sur flanked by redwood trees that leads down through a gorge to a 60-foot waterfall is set to open to the public this week after a 13-year restoration needed when a wildfire destroyed access to it, officials announced Monday. ...

Eriksen's collapse creates 'national shock' in Denmark

Jun. 14, 2021 09:56 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Interest in CPR and defibrillators has been pulling the attention of Danes away from soccer’s European Championship since the collapse of Christian Eriksen. The tournament, with the national team playing all three of its group games at home...

Georgia residents start nonprofit Save the Youth

Jun. 13, 2021 00:03 AM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Darius Brightwell remembers growing up in Nellie B Apartments when the Nellie B Library provided a place of respite for kids. The now-shuttered library once doubled as a community center where Bible study, tutoring, painting and other activities were...

Lucky number: Biden is 13th US president to meet the queen

Jun. 11, 2021 15:59 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Imagine trying to make an impression on someone who’s met, well, almost everyone. Such is the challenge for President Joe Biden, who is set to sip tea with Queen Elizabeth II on Sunday at Windsor Castle after a Group of Seven leaders' summit in...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of June 13-19

Jun. 07, 2021 09:12 AM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of June 13-19 June 13: Actor Bob McGrath (“Sesame Street”) is 89. Actor Malcolm McDowell is 78. Singer Dennis Locorriere (Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show) is 72. Actor Stellan Skarsgard (“Mamma Mia”) is 70. Actor Richard Thomas is...

'I May Destroy You' wins at British Academy TV awards

Jun. 07, 2021 05:10 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — “I May Destroy You” won two main prizes at the 2021 British Academy Television Awards, in a ceremony that rewarded TV that tackled tough issues including sexual consent and racism. The drama about a woman dealing with the aftermath of a sexual assault...

After losing husband, Louisiana nurse vaccinates underserved

Jun. 06, 2021 00:12 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Carla Brown often prays as she administers the COVID vaccine, asking God to help her find more people who want the shot so she doesn’t waste her precious supply. “I say, ‘Father, give me another arm,’” the hospice nurse said. “And I...

Democratic Wisconsin Gov. Evers launches bid for second term

Jun. 05, 2021 21:19 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers made it official Saturday, announcing his bid for a second term in the battleground state where he stands as a Democratic check on the Republican-controlled state Legislature. Evers, 69, told The Associated Press in a...