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Ray Lambert, D-Day survivor, WWII torch bearer, dies at 100

Apr. 09, 2021 23:21 PM EDT

Ray Lambert, the Army medic who survived multiple wounds on D-Day and was saluted by a president on the World War II battle's 75th anniversary, died on Friday. He was 100. Lambert died at his home in Seven Lakes, North Carolina, with his wife and daughter by his side,...

The Latest: Navajo Nation issues weekend stay-at-home order

Apr. 09, 2021 22:27 PM EDT

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. -- The Navajo Nation has issued a stay-at-home order for the weekend after reporting 26 more confirmed COVID-19 cases. The latest figures bring the total number of cases on the tribe’s reservation, which includes parts of Arizona, New Mexico and...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Apr. 09, 2021 16:40 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ New Georgia...

195 arrested in vast international human trafficking sweep

Apr. 09, 2021 15:58 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Interpol says police in Africa and Europe arrested 195 people and rescued nearly 500 victims of human trafficking in a vast crackdown on criminal networks led by the France-based international law enforcement agency. Interpol said in a statement Friday...

France advises vaccine mixing for some, amid clotting fears

Apr. 09, 2021 10:26 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French health officials said Friday that people under 55 who received a first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine should get other vaccines for their second shot because of an extremely rare risk of a blood clotting disorder. Germany is expected to recommend a...

Macron to do away with France's top school for elite

Apr. 08, 2021 17:00 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday detailed plans to do away with an elite academic institution that's a pillar of the country's power establishment, replacing it with a more egalitarian version. Macron spelled out what he said was the need for...

LA Galaxy sign French wing Kévin Cabral as designated player

Apr. 08, 2021 14:16 PM EDT

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — The LA Galaxy have signed French winger Kévin Cabral as their third designated player. The Galaxy announced a five-year contract for the 21-year-old Cabral on Thursday. Cabral began his pro career in Paris Saint-Germain's...

French Open postponed by 1 week because of pandemic

Apr. 08, 2021 05:54 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — For the second year in a row, the traditional French Open schedule is being disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic. The clay-court Grand Slam tennis tournament said Thursday it will push back the start of this season’s event by one week because of surging...

Suspect arrested over Easter linked to French church plot

Apr. 08, 2021 05:18 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French anti-terrorism investigators said Thursday that an 18-year-old woman arrested over the Easter weekend was suspected of planning an attack on a church. New details have emerged about the teen, who was living in a housing project in Beziers, in...

French Open postponed by 1 week because of pandemic

Apr. 08, 2021 03:38 AM EDT
PARIS (AP) — French Open postponed by 1 week because of pandemic.