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WWII veteran celebrates 110th birthday in New Orleans

Sep. 12, 2019 6:05 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A man considered to be the nation's oldest living World War II veteran was serenaded and showered with kisses during a celebration of his 110th birthday at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans. Lawrence Brooks was born Sept. 12, 1909, and served in the predominantly African...

Spanish man paddles his way from California to Hawaii

Aug. 27, 2019 5:17 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Antonio de la Rosa doesn't take it easy on his vacations. The Spaniard spent his summer paddling his way from California across the Pacific Ocean to Hawaii. It took de la Rosa, who is from Valladolid, Spain, 76 days to paddle 2,500 miles (4,023 kilometers) while standing on a...

Spanish man paddles his way from California to Hawaii

Aug. 26, 2019 8:37 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Antonio de la Rosa doesn't take it easy on his vacations. The Spaniard spent his summer paddling his way from California across the Pacific Ocean to Hawaii. It took de la Rosa, who is from Valladolid, Spain, 76 days to paddle 2,500 miles (4,023 kilometers) while standing on a...

Police: 7 adults shot at child's birthday party in Maryland

Aug. 25, 2019 12:23 AM EDT

CAMP SPRINGS, Md. (AP) — A Maryland police chief says seven adults were injured when shots were fired at a child's birthday party a few miles southeast of the nation's capital. Prince George's County police Cpl. Nicholas Clayton tells The Associated Press that the shooting occurred Saturday night near the...

British journalist says he was victim of planned assault

Aug. 18, 2019 8:27 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A well-known left-wing British journalist says he was pushed to the ground and kicked in the head in what he described as a "blatant premeditated assault." Guardian columnist Owen Jones said in a series of tweets that he was out celebrating his birthday late Saturday night with friends when...

Youngest victim of California mass shooting laid to rest

Aug. 12, 2019 8:41 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The youngest victim of a mass shooting at a California food festival who loved comic books and listening to romantic ballads by his favorite artist was laid to rest Monday. About 300 friends and family of 6-year-old Stephen Romero remembered the boy as a happy and outgoing kid who...

Vikings debut new offense in 34-25 preseason win over Saints

Aug. 10, 2019 1:07 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Kirk Cousins enjoyed his first true taste of Minnesota's new offense — both from under center and watching from the sideline. Cousins was flawless in his lone series in Minnesota's new offensive scheme, backup Sean Mannion delivered a scoring pass under a heavy rush, and the...

Immersing Irv: Vikings have big plans for rookie tight end

Aug. 6, 2019 6:24 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — When the Minnesota Vikings take the field against New Orleans in their preseason opener, Irv Smith Jr. will be the latest but nowhere close to the last person in the country to commemorate his 21st birthday with a visit to the Big Easy. For Smith, though, this Friday night awaits as a...

The Latest: Gunman's family 'horrified' by festival attack

Aug. 6, 2019 4:16 PM EDT

GILROY, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the mass shooting at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in California (all times local): 1:05 p.m. Family members of the gunman in a mass shooting at a California food festival say they are "deeply shocked and horrified" by his actions. They said in a statement Tuesday that they...

Ex-Virginia governor says harassment probe was unfair

Jul. 23, 2019 3:51 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The nation's first elected African American governor says he is the victim of an "unsound" and "biased" investigation of alleged sexual harassment. Former Virginia Gov. L. Douglas Wilder posted a detailed rebuttal Tuesday on his website to an independent investigation commissioned by...