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Bus swerves off road in Croatia; 10 killed, 44 injured

Jul. 25, 2021 08:33 AM EDT

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — A bus swerved off a highway and crashed in Croatia early Sunday after the driver apparently fell asleep, killing 10 people and injuring at least 44 others — some of them seriously, authorities said. The crash happened at around 6 a.m. (0400 GMT;...

Hooper delivers for US while family follows along from afar

Jul. 25, 2021 08:28 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — In the end, it was a celebration for Johnny Hooper's family. Every one of them. His mother, Mimi, and father, Gary. His grandmother, Tomiko Nagatani, so achingly close to her only grandson for once, but kept away by a pandemic. It wasn't the party they...

Olympics Latest: American fencer Kiefer wins women's foil

Jul. 25, 2021 08:17 AM EDT

The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ MEDAL ALERT Lee Kiefer has earned the third gold medal for the United States at the...

South Korea's female archers wrap up 9th straight team gold

Jul. 25, 2021 06:35 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The names on the South Korean women's archery team may change, the domination with a bow sure doesn't. The powerhouse archery nation is now 9 for 9 in the women’s team event since it was added to the Olympic program at the 1988 Seoul Games. The contingent...

Russians top Biles, Americans in gymnastics qualifying

Jul. 25, 2021 06:14 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The trouble started early. A step out of bounds on floor exercise here. An extra hop on vault there. Over the course of two hours on Sunday, they kept piling up, chipping away at the aura USA Gymnastics has built over the past decade. Not even the greatest...

US women favorite to win 7th consecutive gold medal in Japan

Jul. 25, 2021 03:48 AM EDT

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — It's been nearly 30 years since the U.S. women's basketball team lost a game in the Olympics, yet the Americans showed they may be a little bit vulnerable in Tokyo after dropping a pair of exhibition contests last week in Las Vegas. Despite losses...

Europe's summer tourism outlook dimmed by variants, rules

Jul. 25, 2021 02:24 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Chaos and confusion over travel rules and measures to contain new virus outbreaks are contributing to another cruel summer for Europe’s battered tourism industry. Popular destination countries are grappling with surging COVID-19 variants, but the...

Today in History

Jul. 25, 2021 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, July 25, the 206th day of 2021. There are 159 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 25, 2000, a New York-bound Air France Concorde crashed outside Paris shortly after...

Thousands march in Hungary Pride parade to oppose LGBT law

Jul. 24, 2021 16:14 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Rising anger over the policies of Hungary's right-wing government filled the streets of the country's capital on Saturday as thousands of LGBT supporters marched in the annual Budapest Pride parade. March organizers expected record crowds at the...

Tens of thousands march for LGBTQ rights at Berlin parade

Jul. 24, 2021 14:53 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Around 65,000 revelers marched for LGBTQ rights at Berlin’s annual Christopher Street Day celebration on Saturday, more than three times as many as expected. It was the biggest demonstration in Berlin since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. ...