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Jimmy Butler scores 23 as Heat hold off Cavaliers 100-97

Jan. 31, 2023 22:41 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Jimmy Butler scored 23 points, Bam Adebayo added 18 points and 11 rebounds and the Miami Heat showed their experience down the stretch in a 100-97 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday night. Caleb Martin scored 18 points and matched his career high with 10...

Netanyahu meets Jordan's king in surprise trip amid tension

Jan. 24, 2023 10:22 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a surprise trip to Jordan on Tuesday to meet with King Abdullah II for the first time in over four years, seeking to shore up ties that have strained since he took office at the helm of Israel's most right-wing government in history....

Israel's Netanyahu flies to Jordan for surprise meeting with King Abdullah II amid tensions over far-right government

Jan. 24, 2023 08:56 AM EST
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Netanyahu flies to Jordan for surprise meeting with King Abdullah II amid tensions over far-right government.

Lutherans ordain first Palestinian woman pastor in Holy Land

Jan. 22, 2023 13:23 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — A Lutheran church ceremony in Jerusalem on Sunday ordained the first Palestinian female pastor in the Holy Land. Sally Azar will head the English-speaking congregation at the Church of the Redeemer, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land said. ...

Trio of suicide drones strike US base in Syria, wounding 2

Jan. 20, 2023 07:11 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Three suicide drones attacked a U.S. base in eastern Syria on Friday, wounding two Syrian opposition fighters, the U.S. military said. No Americans were hurt in the attack. It was not clear who was behind the drone attack, but Iran-backed fighters in the region have...

Deadly stampede could affect Iraq's World Cup hopes

Jan. 19, 2023 19:31 PM EST

Iraq won the Gulf Cup for the first time since 1988 with a 3-2 victory over Oman on Thursday but the triumph was marred by a deadly stampede outside the Basra International Stadium. The disaster could have repercussions for the country’s 2026 World Cup hopes. As fans...

Jordan protests to Israel after envoy blocked from holy site

Jan. 17, 2023 10:55 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Jordan summoned the Israeli ambassador to Amman on Tuesday to protest a move by Israeli police to block the Jordanian envoy from entering a volatile holy site in Jerusalem. The incident quickly escalated tensions between the neighbors and reflected the heightened sensitivity...

Shootout in southern Jordan kills 3 officers, suspect

Dec. 19, 2022 13:18 PM EST

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Three police officers were killed in a restive area of southern Jordan on Monday while trying to arrest suspects in last week’s slaying of a police commander. The main suspect was also killed in the gun battle, authorities said. The shootout took place near...

Jordan bans TikTok after police officer killed in protests

Dec. 16, 2022 11:13 AM EST

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan on Friday announced it was imposing a “temporary ban” on the social media platform TikTok, a day after a police officer was killed during clashes with protesters that broke out over high fuel prices. Truck drivers launched a strike last week to...

EXPLAINER: Inside the NBA's process on changing trophies

Dec. 13, 2022 11:41 AM EST

There’s been an evolution of the NBA’s Most Valuable Player trophy in the 70 or so years since it was first dreamed up. It used to be called the President’s Trophy. Players used to do the voting. In time, it all changed; the trophy was known as the Maurice Podoloff Trophy, and...