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Justin Thomas launches foundation for children, military

Apr. 23, 2019 7:01 PM EDT

Justin Thomas is the latest PGA Tour player to launch a foundation, and it wasn't anything he threw together overnight. "We've been talking about it the last couple of years," Thomas said. "My mom has done an unbelievable job of making sure everything was done properly. We've talked to so many other athletes,...

All not in favor of Trump's Buckingham Palace dinner date

Apr. 23, 2019 3:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump finally has a date on the calendar for a state dinner at Buckingham Palace — a visit more than two years in the making. The mere announcement of his June visit as the guest of Queen Elizabeth II stirred up fresh anti-Trump sentiment Tuesday among Brits who...

McLaren headed back to Indy 500 and eventually IndyCar

Apr. 23, 2019 3:54 PM EDT

McLaren made the Indianapolis 500 its personal playground in the 1970s with three victories in 10 appearances. Then the manufacturer was done, back to England with a focus on Formula One and no time for "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing." Fernando Alonso's quest to win motorsports version of the Triple Crown has...

Malawi becomes 1st nation to immunize kids against malaria

Apr. 23, 2019 3:52 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization says Malawi has become the first country to begin immunizing children against malaria, using the only licensed vaccine to protect against the mosquito-spread disease. Although the vaccine only protects about one-third of children who are immunized, those who get...

AP Interview: Weber warns populists to back a united Europe

Apr. 23, 2019 2:58 PM EDT

NEMEA, Greece (AP) — The leading conservative candidate in next month's European Parliament elections says he would like to see Britain stay in the European Union and warned populist parties in Europe that they would have no place in the EU's largest political bloc unless they shared its vision of an...

Revulsion in Northern Ireland over riot, fatal shooting

Apr. 23, 2019 2:36 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The dramatic riot in Londonderry last week was starkly reminiscent of the violence that plagued Northern Ireland for decades before the 1998 peace agreement. The result was both tragic and familiar: the death of a young journalist, apparently hit by a stray bullet. Here are answers to some...

Sri Lanka bombing victims were from at least 12 countries

Apr. 23, 2019 2:10 PM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — More than 300 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...

Teen activist says future has been stolen by climate change

Apr. 23, 2019 12:46 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Teenage climate change activist Greta Thunberg has accused adults of stealing young people's future as she met senior British politicians at Parliament. The 16-year-old Swede, who has sparked a global wave of youth environment protests, met Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn and other...

UK's May under fire as Parliament returns from Brexit break

Apr. 23, 2019 12:00 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May faced renewed pressure Tuesday from her restive Conservative Party to resign as lawmakers returned to Parliament — and to Brexit wrangling — after an 11-day Easter break. Britain's European Union exit, long scheduled to take place last month,...

I robot? Ian McEwan tells android tale in 'Machines Like Me'

Apr. 23, 2019 11:31 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Ian McEwan is fascinated by artificial intelligence. His new novel, "Machines Like Me," features a lifelike android with access to all human knowledge who writes haiku poetry. In real life, the Booker Prize-winning author is conflicted. He'd be wary of owning a driverless car — "I...