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WWII pilot's remains return home after 7 decades

Aug. 10, 2018 7:40 PM EDT

BEATRICE, Neb. (AP) — The remains of a World War II pilot were finally buried with full military honors in his home state of Nebraska after 73 years in foreign soil. Flight Officer Richard Lane died in combat in 1944. His family believed his remains were buried in a cemetery in the southeast Nebraska town...

Ryanair pilots strike in Germany, 4 other countries

Aug. 10, 2018 6:09 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Ryanair pilots in several European countries staged a strike over work conditions on Friday that prompted the budget carrier to cancel 400 flights. Walkouts called by German and Belgian unions accounted for many of the cancelations, with strikes also called in Sweden and Ireland. The airline...

The Latest: Ings leaves Liverpool for home in Southampton

Aug. 9, 2018 4:29 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on transfer deadline day in the English Premier League (all times local): 9:15 p.m. Danny Ings is going home. The 26-year-old striker has joined Southampton from Liverpool on an initial loan deal with an agreement struck between the Premier League clubs for the move to become...

German pilots join Friday's strike at budget airline Ryanair

Aug. 8, 2018 8:51 AM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Budget airline Ryanair said Wednesday it is cancelling 400 of over 2,400 flights on Friday due to a strike by pilots in Ireland, Sweden, Belgium and Germany at the height of the vacation travel season. The airline says 85 percent of its Friday flights would operate and that...

Maria Sharapova advances at Rogers Cup

Aug. 7, 2018 11:57 PM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — Maria Sharapova advanced to the second round of the Rogers Cup with a 6-1, 6-2 victory over qualifier Sesil Karatantcheva of Bulgaria on Tuesday. Play resumed under the afternoon sun with Sharapova leading 4-1 in the first set after heavy rain and lightning forced organizers to suspend the...

Raonic wins, Sock loses in first round at Toronto

Aug. 7, 2018 12:00 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Canada's Milos Raonic got off to a strong start at the Rogers Cup, beating David Goffin of Belgium 6-3, 6-4 on Monday. Raonic, who has fallen from No. 3 to No. 30 due to numerous injuries the past sto seasons — including a quad tear at Wimbledon last month — used his powerful...

Belgian tourist dies at geological gem on Utah-Arizona line

Jul. 31, 2018 8:31 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Belgian tourist has died of apparent heat-related causes while hiking at a popular rock formation called "The Wave" near the Utah-Arizona border. Kane County sheriff's Sgt. Alan Alldredge says 49-year-old Christophe Pochic was found dead Monday night after his 16-year-old son called...

It's Rubens vs. Facebook in fight over artistic nudity

Jul. 28, 2018 3:51 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — For four centuries, the opulent, exuberant nudes of Peter Paul Rubens have been known to shock and delight in sometimes equal measure. And now, even in 2018, his Baroque paintings are still jolting the internet. Belgian museums are uniting in protest against Facebook since they cannot...

AP Interview: Congo's Bemba prepares to challenge Kabila

Jul. 28, 2018 1:38 PM EDT

WATERLOO, Belgium (AP) — Fresh from acquittal of war crimes at the International Criminal Court, former Congolese Vice President Jean-Pierre Bemba is returning to his country on Wednesday to take part in a long-delayed, long-divisive presidential election. In an interview with The Associated Press on...

Ex-Catalan chief Puigdemont returns to Belgium from Germany

Jul. 28, 2018 6:32 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont returned to Belgium Saturday to drum up support for Catalonia's separatist movement after Spain's bid to extradite him on rebellion charges from Germany failed. On arriving to Brussels, Puigdemont shook hands with other former members of his Cabinet...