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After IS fall, some women who joined plead to come home

Apr. 23, 2019 5:09 AM EDT

AL-HOL CAMP, Syria (AP) — The women say it was misguided religious faith, naivety, a search for something to believe in or youthful rebellion. Whatever it was, it led them to travel across the world to join the Islamic State group. Now after the fall of the last stronghold of the group's "caliphate," they...

Argentines return to Europe to escape economic uncertainty

Apr. 23, 2019 12:14 AM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Tomas Ruiz embraced his father one last time at the Buenos Aires airport before he boarded a plane in search of a new life in Ireland. His sister recently did the same when she moved to Spain. Like many other young Argentines, the siblings hold European passports by descent,...

Sri Lanka bombing victims were from at least 12 countries

Apr. 22, 2019 8:38 PM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — At least 290 people were killed in bombings of churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday. Sri Lankan authorities say at least 31 foreigners died in the attacks. Some details on the victims: SRI LANKA: The vast majority of the victims were Sri Lankan, many from the island...

The Latest: Man recalls death of daughter, wife in blast

Apr. 22, 2019 7:31 PM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The Latest on explosions in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday (all times local): 4:53 a.m. A man whose Australian wife and only child died in a bomb blast in a Sri Lanka church said he walked out ahead of his family moments before the explosion. Sudesh Kolonne told Australian...

Trump threatens crackdown on high visa overstay countries

Apr. 22, 2019 7:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is considering suspending or limiting entry to the U.S. for individuals from countries with high rates of short-term visa overstays — a proposal vaguely reminiscent of the controversial travel bans President Donald Trump pursued during his first year in...

SeaWorld publishes decades of orca data to help wild whales

Apr. 22, 2019 6:00 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The endangered killer whales of the Pacific Northwest live very different lives from orcas in captivity. They swim up to 100 miles (161 kilometers) a day in pursuit of salmon, instead of being fed a steady diet of baitfish and multivitamins. Their playful splashing awes and entertains...

Shelter uproar highlights strife in expensive San Francisco

Apr. 22, 2019 5:42 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco's renowned waterfront hosts joggers, admiring tourists and towering condos with impressive views. It could also become the site of a new homeless shelter for up to 200 people. Angry residents have packed public meetings, jeering at city officials and even shouting down...

Israeli teen who fell to death in Yosemite was taking photo

Apr. 22, 2019 4:17 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An Israeli teenager who fell to his death last year at an iconic waterfall in California's Yosemite National Park was trying to mimic a popular social media photograph when he fell, authorities said. Park officials said Tomer Frankfurter of Jerusalem, 18, was near the top of Nevada...

Notre Dame fire was a warning bell. But will Europe listen?

Apr. 22, 2019 10:56 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — It's a thin line where the patina of age on Europe's countless monuments gives way to the onset of neglect. Like with so many loved ones, all is assumed to be fine, until suddenly it's not. In the wake of the fire last week that gutted Notre Dame, questions are being raised about the state of...

A baseball branding bonanza, and 2 guys helping it happen

Apr. 22, 2019 10:38 AM EDT

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — On a spring evening in eastern Pennsylvania, upon a bluff overlooking the Lehigh Valley, a carnival of baseball and pork products is at hand. From loudspeakers, swine-like sounds reverberate. Vendors roam the stands in clothing festooned with outsized strips of bacon. And yes, there...