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Worldwide COVID-19 death toll tops a staggering 3 million

Apr. 17, 2021 04:42 AM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The global death toll from the coronavirus topped a staggering 3 million people Saturday amid repeated setbacks in the worldwide vaccination campaign and a deepening crisis in places such as Brazil, India and France. The number of lives lost, as...

Order of Service for the funeral of Prince Philip

Apr. 17, 2021 04:28 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — This is the Order of Service for the funeral of Prince Philip on Saturday: ORDER OF SERVICE All stand. The Coffin is removed from the Land Rover and is carried to the West Steps where it rests at 3pm for the one minute National...

Funeral to praise Philip's 'courage' and support for queen

Apr. 17, 2021 04:26 AM EDT

WINDSOR, England (AP) — Prince Philip will be remembered as a man of “courage, fortitude and faith” on Saturday, at a funeral that salutes both his service in the Royal Navy and his support for Queen Elizabeth II over three quarters of a century. Philip, who died...

List of mourners attending the funeral of Prince Philip

Apr. 17, 2021 04:18 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Here is the full list of mourners who will attend the funeral of Prince Philip on Saturday at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle: 1. Queen Elizabeth II 2. Prince Charles, eldest child of the queen and Prince Philip ...

Russia detains Ukrainian consul over classified information

Apr. 17, 2021 03:36 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has detained a Ukrainian diplomat for allegedly receiving classified information from a database of the country’s main security agency. The Federal Security Service, or FSB, said Saturday that Alexander Sosonyuk, Ukraine’s consul in St....

Woman thought friend was lost in Holocaust. Now, they Zoom.

Apr. 17, 2021 03:08 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The 9-year-old girls met in the schoolyard near their Berlin homes to say goodbye. Ilse Betty Grebenschikoff and Anne Maria Wahrenberg were best friends who leaned on one another during the early days of the Nazi’s anti-Jewish campaign. In...

From Russia to Britain, Philip's royal ties spanned Europe

Apr. 17, 2021 02:36 AM EDT

TATOI, Greece (AP) — Prince Philip's life spanned a century of European history. His family ties were just as broad, with Britain's longest-serving consort linked by blood and marriage to most of the continent's royal houses. “If Queen Victoria is considered the...

Iran starts enriching uranium to 60%, its highest level ever

Apr. 17, 2021 01:13 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran began enriching uranium Friday to its highest-ever purity, edging close to weapons-grade levels, as it attempts to pressure negotiators in Vienna during talks on restoring its nuclear deal with world powers after an attack on its main enrichment site....

1 man is on a mission to capture stories of Cajun WWII vets

Apr. 17, 2021 00:36 AM EDT

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — Listening intently behind the camera, Jason Theriot has recorded more than 200 World War II veterans as part of a two-decade passion project to document their oral histories before they are all gone. He’s hoping to find even more. ...

Once again, volcanic Caribbean island looks to recovery

Apr. 17, 2021 00:36 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A group of nervous fish sellers got very close to La Soufrière, the volcano on the Caribbean island of St. Vincent, on the morning of May 7, 1902. “The top of the mountain was covered in mist, and the foremost of them followed the path up to the...