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Germany shuts one of its busiest rail routes for 5 months, launching drive to improve reliability

Jul. 15, 2024 04:46 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — One of the busiest railway lines in Germany, the 70-kilometer (45-mile) stretch between Frankfurt and Mannheim, is closing for five months starting Monday as the country launches an effort to get its notoriously disruption-prone network into shape. State-owned railway...

England's Harry Kane and Spain's Dani Olmo end Euro 2024 in a 6-way tie for Golden Boot top scorer

Jul. 14, 2024 18:37 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — England striker Harry Kane finished Euro 2024 in a six-way tie for the Golden Boot top scorer as his team lost the final 2-1 to Spain. It was another individual accolade for a player yet to win a major trophy for club or country. Kane ended the tournament tied on...

A shooting in Germany linked to a domestic dispute leaves 3 dead, 2 wounded

Jul. 14, 2024 10:00 AM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — A shooting in southwestern Germany linked to a domestic dispute on Sunday left three dead and two wounded from the same family, police said. The dead included the suspected shooter, another man and a woman, police spokesperson Ramona Döttling told The Associated...

Today in History: July 14, the storming of the Bastille

Jul. 14, 2024 00:09 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, July 14, the 196th day of 2024. There are 170 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 14, 1789, in an event symbolizing the start of the French Revolution, citizens of Paris stormed the Bastille prison and...

Spain and England to contest Euro 2024 final in a former Nazi stadium where Jesse Owens won gold

Jul. 13, 2024 19:11 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — An imposing stadium with a dark history will host the European Championship final between Spain and England on Sunday. Built for the 1936 Olympic Games, Berlin's Olympic stadium still bears the scars of World War II and contains relics from its Nazi past. ...

Euro 2024 final: Spain goes for record 4th title, England looks to end 58-year wait for major trophy

Jul. 13, 2024 16:24 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Spain and England meet in the final of the European Championship on Sunday. Spain is seeking a record fourth title at the Euros to break a tie with Germany/West Germany, while England is bidding for a first major trophy in men's soccer since the 1966 World Cup. Kickoff is at 9 p.m....

The U.S. men are favored for basketball gold at the Paris Games but many challengers await them

Jul. 12, 2024 16:47 PM EDT

There is one goal, and it’s always the same goal for USA Basketball. The only acceptable result from these Paris Olympics is another gold medal. And the most recent gold was one of the toughest to get. At the Tokyo Games three years ago, the U.S. trailed Spain by 10...

Paris Olympics: What to know and who to watch during the women's soccer competition

Jul. 12, 2024 10:48 AM EDT

A roadmap to follow for the women's soccer competition during the Paris Olympics: Athletes to Watch —Sophia Smith, United States: The former U.S. Soccer Player of the Year and NWSL MVP is heading into the Olympics in peak form. The 23-year-old forward plays for the...

Today in History: July 12, Disco Demolition Night

Jul. 12, 2024 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, July 12, the 194th day of 2024. There are 172 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 12, as an angry reaction to the popularity of disco music, the Chicago White Sox held the “Disco...

Euro 2024: What to know about the European Championship final in Germany

Jul. 11, 2024 13:57 PM EDT

After a month of group stage and knockout matches, the European Championship, also known as Euro 2024, has arrived at the title match. Here's what to know about the final and the finalists: Which teams have made it to the final? The finalists are Spain and England....