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Meltdown: Man United feels heat after 4-0 loss at Brentford

Aug. 13, 2022 15:25 PM EDT

Temperatures soared in England on Saturday and no one was feeling the heat more than Manchester United's latest manager, Erik ten Hag. On another humiliating day for a massive club in freefall, United conceded four goals in the first 35 minutes and was swept aside in a 4-0 loss at...

Driver walkout halts trains as UK summer strike wave spreads

Aug. 13, 2022 06:32 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Thousands of U.K. train drivers walked off the job Saturday in a strike over jobs, pay and conditions, scuppering services across much of the country. The action was the latest in a spreading series of strikes by British workers seeking substantial raises to offset soaring prices...

US striker Daryl Dike out 2 months with muscle tear

Aug. 12, 2022 19:56 PM EDT

WEST BROMWICH, England (AP) — West Bromwich Albion striker Daryl Dike will be sidelined for at least two months after a scan confirmed a torn thigh muscle. The injury is a blow to the 22-year-old American's hopes of earning a roster spot with the United States at the World Cup,...

European drought dries up rivers, kills fish, shrivels crops

Aug. 12, 2022 14:56 PM EDT

LUX, France (AP) — Once, a river ran through it. Now, white dust and thousands of dead fish cover the wide trench that winds amid rows of trees in France’s Burgundy region in what was the Tille River in the village of Lux. From dry and cracked reservoirs in Spain to falling water...

Polio detected in NYC's sewage, suggesting virus circulating

Aug. 12, 2022 14:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The virus that causes polio has been found in New York City’s wastewater in another sign that the disease, which hadn’t been seen in the U.S. in a decade, is quietly spreading among unvaccinated people, health officials said Friday. The presence of the...

Today in History: August 12, deadliest single-aircraft crash

Aug. 12, 2022 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, Aug. 12, the 224th day of 2022. There are 141 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Aug. 12, 1953, the Soviet Union conducted a secret test of its first hydrogen bomb. On this date: ...

Wildfires spread, fish die off amid severe drought in Europe

Aug. 11, 2022 15:27 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Firefighters from across Europe struggled Thursday to contain a huge wildfire in France that has swept through a large swath of pine forest, while Germans and Poles faced a mass fish die-off in a river flowing between their countries. Europe is suffering under a severe...

Heathrow airport says passenger cap has eased travel chaos

Aug. 11, 2022 13:11 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Heathrow Airport in London said Thursday that its limit on the number of passengers is easing a travel crunch that has led to flight cancellations and lost luggage as soaring demand for summer trips runs up against pandemic-era staffing shortages. Britain’s busiest...

Alleged member of IS 'Beatles' charged in UK with terrorism

Aug. 11, 2022 10:53 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — An alleged member of an Islamic State group cell nicknamed “The Beatles” that tortured and killed Western hostages was charged with terrorism offenses in Britain on Thursday after being deported from Turkey. Aine Davis, 38, was arrested at Luton Airport north of...

UK meets energy firms but no help yet for hard-hit consumers

Aug. 11, 2022 09:51 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and senior ministers held inconclusive talks Thursday with energy companies amid mounting pressure to help residents cope with soaring gas and electricity prices. Johnson, who is in his final weeks as prime minister, joined...