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Gov. Sandoval in Spain for trade mission to Basque Country

Jun. 22, 2018 6:50 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval is in Spain for a trade mission where he signed a memorandum of understanding with a Basque Country leader. The Governor's Office of Economic Development announced Friday that the Republican governor and the president of Bizkaia province Unai Rementeria agreed to...

Nobel laureate Mario Vargas Llosa leaves hospital after fall

Jun. 22, 2018 10:49 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Nobel Literature laureate Mario Vargas Llosa has been discharged from a Madrid hospital, 24 hours after sustaining light injuries in a fall at home. The 82-year-old Peruvian writer left the Spanish capital's Hospital Ruber Juan Bravo on Friday. Vargas Llosa spent the night under observation...

Spanish prosecutors appeal against men's release in sex case

Jun. 22, 2018 8:13 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spanish prosecutors are filing an appeal against a court decision granting bail to five men acquitted of gang rape and convicted instead of sexual abuse, a lesser felony. The bail decision for the men, like their nine-year prison sentence handed down last April, brought an outcry in Spain,...

No. 1 Sun: Phoenix takes Ayton; Trae Young, Doncic swapped

Jun. 22, 2018 7:32 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Phoenix Suns stayed close to home for their first No. 1 pick. The Dallas Mavericks looked all the way to Slovenia for the player they hope can be their next European superstar. Shortly after the Suns took Deandre Ayton to start the NBA draft Thursday night, the Mavericks traded up two...

Catalan secessionists cut formal ties with Spanish monarchy

Jun. 22, 2018 7:32 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Catalonia's pro-independence political leaders are snubbing the Spanish king in their latest public challenge to rule from Madrid. Catalan President Quim Torra says his regional government won't invite the monarchy to any official event, nor will it send representatives to any royal event,...

Spanish court lifts ban on book about drug trafficking

Jun. 22, 2018 7:02 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — A Madrid court has lifted a ban on the sale of a book that investigates drug trafficking in Spain, saying that it comes within laws on the right to inform. The 2015 book "Farina" ("Flour" — a slang term for cocaine) was temporarily taken off shelves last March after a Spanish...

Mavs go Euro with rebuild again, trading up for Luka Doncic

Jun. 22, 2018 1:10 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Mavericks are going Euro with their rebuild, the same way they did 20 years ago with Dirk Nowitzki. Dallas moved up two spots in the NBA draft Thursday night to get Slovenian guard Luka Doncic, who was selected by Atlanta at No. 3 while the Mavericks picked former Oklahoma scoring...

Giant telescope project before Hawaii Supreme Court again

Jun. 21, 2018 10:07 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii Supreme Court heard arguments Thursday in an appeal that could determine whether an embattled multi-nation telescope project can be built on a mountain Native Hawaiians consider sacred or have to move to a backup site in Spain's Canary Islands that's less desirable to scientists...

Salah, Neymar, Messi, messy, messy: World Cup stars stifled

Jun. 21, 2018 4:37 PM EDT

SARANSK, Russia (AP) — With nagging injuries, heavy marking from opponents and some simply uninspired play, the top stars of the 2018 World Cup have struggled to deliver on the impossible expectations they carried into the tournament, with one prominent Portuguese exception. Aside from Cristiano Ronaldo,...

Nobel laureate Vargas Llosa hospitalized after fall at home

Jun. 21, 2018 1:02 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Nobel laureate Mario Vargas Llosa is under observation at a Madrid hospital after sustaining light injuries in a fall at home. The Spanish capital's Hospital Ruber Juan Bravo says it admitted the 82-year-old Peruvian writer early Thursday with a bruised left buttock and a slight head injury....