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Hugh Grant says he took 'enormous sum' to settle suit alleging illegal snooping by The Sun tabloid

Apr. 17, 2024 14:22 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Hugh Grant accepted “an enormous sum of money" to settle a lawsuit accusing The Sun tabloid of unlawfully tapping his phone, bugging his car and breaking into his home to snoop on him, the actor said Wednesday after the agreement was announced in court. Grant said...

8 family members die in Mozambique’s latest capsizing, a week after another killed nearly 100 people

Apr. 16, 2024 12:28 PM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — At least eight people from one family have died after their homemade boat sank in central Mozambique, state media reported Tuesday. Monday's sinking on a tributary of the Zambezi River in Sofala province came days after nearly 100 people, many of them...

Switzerland's Marcel Hug breaks his own course record in the men's wheelchair race at Boston Marathon despite crash

Apr. 15, 2024 10:24 AM EDT
BOSTON (AP) — Switzerland's Marcel Hug breaks his own course record in the men's wheelchair race at Boston Marathon despite crash.

Chase Elliott drives backward after Texas win that could get him going in the right direction again

Apr. 15, 2024 06:03 AM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Chase Elliott drove backward on the track after an emotional victory that could really get the 2020 Cup champion headed in the right direction again. It was a lot of relief for the 28-year-old driver who is part of NASCAR's winningest team, and a tribute to...

Pilot using a backpack-style paramotor device dies when small aircraft crashes south of Phoenix

Apr. 14, 2024 14:17 PM EDT

MARICOPA, Ariz. (AP) — A pilot flying solo and using a backpack-style paramotor device died Sunday when the small aircraft crashed in the city of Maricopa, authorities said. A city spokesman said the crash occurred around 7 a.m. about 4 miles (6 kilometers) from the Ak-Chin...

Woman with history of DUIs sentenced to 15 years to life for California crash that killed mom-to-be

Apr. 13, 2024 20:00 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California woman with a history of convictions for driving under the influence has been sentenced to 15 years to life in prison for a crash that killed a 23-year-old pregnant woman and left her baby in critical condition. Courtney Pandolfi, 44,...

1 dead after shuttle bus crashes at a Honolulu cruise ship terminal

Apr. 12, 2024 21:16 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — One person died and multiple people were injured when a shuttle bus collided with pedestrians and concrete barriers at a Honolulu cruise ship terminal, authorities said Friday. The crash occurred when the shuttle bus driver mistook the gas pedal for the brake,...

1 dead and 13 injured in semitrailer crash at a Texas public safety office, with the driver jailed

Apr. 12, 2024 20:36 PM EDT

BRENHAM, Texas (AP) — A Texas semitrailer driver rammed a stolen 18-wheeler through the front of a public safety building where his renewal for a commercial driver’s license had been rejected, killing one person and injuring 13 others, authorities said Friday. The intentional...

A semitrailer that smashed into Texas public safety office was stolen in apparent 'intentional' crash, lawmaker says

Apr. 12, 2024 14:41 PM EDT
BRENHAM, Texas (AP) — A semitrailer that smashed into Texas public safety office was stolen in apparent 'intentional' crash, lawmaker says.

AP Week in Pictures: Latin America and Caribbean

Apr. 12, 2024 00:19 AM EDT

April 5 - 11, 2024 In the small Guatemalan town of Comitancillo, a portrait of Aracely Marroquín Coronado is one of the many memorials to the nearly two dozen local migrants who died in recent mass tragedies trying to reach the U.S. Diplomatic relations between Mexico...