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Tennessee Vols sign wing Quentin Diboundje from France

Apr. 14, 2021 20:04 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee has signed Quentin Diboundje from France, the seventh international player during coach Rick Barnes' tenure. The Vols announced Diboundje's signing Wednesday. The 6-foot-6 wing from Montpellier, France, plans to...

Russia's flag banned but national colors on Olympic uniforms

Apr. 14, 2021 19:36 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian flag is barred from the Olympics in a doping dispute. You wouldn't know it to look at the Russian uniforms. The International Olympic Committee told The Associated Press that Russian athletes in Tokyo will be allowed to wear a range of uniforms...

J&J vaccine to remain in limbo while officials seek evidence

Apr. 14, 2021 19:21 PM EDT

Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine will remain in limbo for a while longer after government health advisers declared Wednesday that they need more evidence to decide if a handful of unusual blood clots were linked to the shot — and if so, how big the risk really is. ...

The Latest: California governor says all schools must reopen

Apr. 14, 2021 19:19 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO — California Gov. Gavin Newsom is urging all schools in the state to reopen, saying there are no health barriers to getting children back into classrooms and ending distance learning. Speaking Wednesday, he said: “Money is not an object now. It’s an...

Russia targets student magazine with raids, criminal charges

Apr. 14, 2021 17:48 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian authorities on Wednesday charged four editors of an online student magazine with encouraging minors to take part in illegal activity for a report about the nationwide protests supporting jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny. All four were...

Queen returns to royal duties after death of Prince Philip

Apr. 14, 2021 16:30 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II has returned to royal duties, four days after the death of her husband, Prince Philip, as preparations stepped up on Wednesday for his ceremonial funeral on the weekend. The 94-year-old British monarch attended a retirement ceremony for...

Iran's supreme leader: Vienna offers 'not worth looking at'

Apr. 14, 2021 16:07 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's supreme leader on Wednesday dismissed initial offers at talks in Vienna to save Tehran's tattered nuclear deal as “not worth looking at,” attempting to pressure world powers after an attack on the country's main nuclear enrichment site. ...

Review: Sexy rom-com loses steam between Friday and 'Monday'

Apr. 14, 2021 15:22 PM EDT

Monday. Ugh. The very word emits a chill. Monday means back to school, or work. Nose to the grindstone. Party’s over. Friday, meanwhile, is the opposite vibe. What’s great about Friday is that, unlike Saturday and certainly Sunday, it signals the beginning of fun....

Former Turkish prime minister Yildirim Akbulut dies aged 85

Apr. 14, 2021 14:14 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Yildirim Akbulut, who served as Turkey's prime minister during the First Gulf War and also oversaw an influx of ethnic Turkish refugees from Bulgaria, died Wednesday aged 85, the state-run Anadolu Agency reported. Akbulut died at Ankara University...

Opposition accuses UK govt of sleaze amid lobbying scandal

Apr. 14, 2021 13:58 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A lobbying scandal swirling around former British Prime Minister David Cameron has deepened, with claims that a senior civil servant held down a part-time job with a now-bankrupt financial firm that was awarded lucrative government contracts. It is the...