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Real Madrid, Tottenham get vital wins in Champions League

Oct. 22, 2019 6:07 PM EDT

Just when some of Europe's top teams risked failing to advance from their Champions League groups, they steadied the ship. Real Madrid and Tottenham both earned their first European wins of the season Tuesday against overmatched opponents — but in very different style. Real had to work hard to win 1-0...

Kyrgios to play Davis Cup for Australia, despite probation

Oct. 22, 2019 1:04 PM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia captain Lleyton Hewitt said he's willing to overlook Nick Kyrgios's recent outbursts on the ATP Tour, selecting the talented but wayward star for the revamped Davis Cup finals. Kyrgios is serving a six-month probation on the ATP Tour after a meltdown at the Cincinnati tournament and...

AP Interview: Catalan head says only talks can stop protests

Oct. 21, 2019 2:09 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Catalonia's leader said Monday that the recent massive protests in the region, which often spiraled into violent clashes with police, won't cease until the Spanish government agrees to listen to separatists' demands. "If we don't sit down to talk this won't stop," Catalan regional...

Spain to exhume dictator Franco's remains to discreet grave

Oct. 21, 2019 1:22 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spain's Socialist government says it will exhume and relocate the remains of dictator Gen. Francisco Franco on Thursday, bringing closer to an end a move that has sparked much criticism and legal battles. The government received court clearance last month to take the remains from the...

The Latest: Catalan leader urges for talks with Spain

Oct. 21, 2019 10:30 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Latest on the Catalonia protests (all times local): 4:25 p.m. The leader of Catalonia says that the massive protests that have often spiraled into violent clashes with police this week won't cease until the Spanish government accepts to listen to separatists' demands. Catalan...

Spain says ex-dictator Gen. Francisco Franco's remains will be exhumed Thursday

Oct. 21, 2019 3:49 AM EDT
MADRID (AP) — Spain says ex-dictator Gen. Francisco Franco's remains will be exhumed Thursday.

Scientist celebrates love of climate, Hispanic heritage

Oct. 21, 2019 12:05 AM EDT

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Growing up in Puerto Rico, Ahira Sanchez-Lugo loved hurricanes. There were so many excellent aspects — school was closed, she got to hang out with her friends, and even when there was some damage or power outages, she enjoyed the community spirit of neighbors pitching in to...

Barcelona mayor pleads for violence in Catalonia to stop

Oct. 19, 2019 6:25 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The mayor of riot-stricken Barcelona pleaded Saturday for calm after violent protests by Catalan separatists rocked Spain's second largest city for a fifth consecutive night. "This cannot continue. Barcelona does not deserve it," Mayor Ada Colau told reporters, adding that Friday's...

Marches and strikes rattle Catalonia amid separatist anger

Oct. 18, 2019 5:55 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Masses of flag-waving demonstrators demanding Catalonia's independence and the release from prison of separatist leaders jammed downtown Barcelona on Friday as the northeastern Spanish region endured its fifth straight night of unrest. Chaotic scenes of violence erupted after more...

The Latest: Protesters battle police in chaos-hit Barcelona

Oct. 18, 2019 5:05 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Latest on the situation in Catalonia (all times local): 11 p.m. Police in the regional capital of Catalonia are using water cannons, tear gas and rubber bullets to repel masked youths who are throwing cobblestones and flammable bottles, building barricades and setting dozens of...