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Bus swerves off road in Croatia; 10 killed, 44 injured

Jul. 25, 2021 11:35 AM EDT

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — A bus swerved off a highway and crashed in Croatia early Sunday after the driver apparently fell asleep, killing 10 people and injuring at least 44 others — some of them seriously, authorities said. The crash happened about 6 a.m. near the town...

The Latest: Fauci: CDC may back wearing face masks more

Jul. 25, 2021 10:18 AM EDT

WASHINGTON -- Dr. Anthony Fauci says the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are weighing revising their COVID-19 guidelines to recommend that even fully vaccinated individuals wear masks in public. Fauci, the nation’s top government infectious disease...

Olympics Latest: Rashitov wins taekwondo gold at Tokyo Games

Jul. 25, 2021 09:11 AM EDT

The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ MEDAL ALERT Ulugbek Rashitov won Uzbekistan’s first Olympic taekwondo gold medal...

German politicians criticize warning to unvaccinated people

Jul. 25, 2021 08:51 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German politicians across the political spectrum on Sunday criticized a warning by Chancellor Angela Merkel's chief of staff that restrictions for unvaccinated people may be necessary if COVID-19 infection numbers reach new heights in the coming months. ...

Iranian taekwondoka barely misses refugee team's 1st medal

Jul. 25, 2021 08:24 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Iranian defector Kimia Alizadeh barely missed out on the Refugee Olympic Team's first-ever medal, losing to Turkey’s Hatice Kübra İlgün in their bronze medal taekwondo bout at the Tokyo Games. Alizadeh won bronze in Rio de Janeiro for Iran, becoming...

Residents say flood-hit German towns got little warning

Jul. 24, 2021 16:04 PM EDT

AHRWEILER, Germany (AP) — Like other residents of his town in Germany, Wolfgang Huste knew a flood was coming. What nobody told him, he says, was how bad it would be. The 66-year-old antiquarian bookseller from Ahrweiler said the first serious warning to evacuate or...

Tens of thousands march for LGBTQ rights at Berlin parade

Jul. 24, 2021 14:53 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Around 65,000 revelers marched for LGBTQ rights at Berlin’s annual Christopher Street Day celebration on Saturday, more than three times as many as expected. It was the biggest demonstration in Berlin since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. ...

Olympics Latest: US men get off to fast start in volleyball

Jul. 24, 2021 11:48 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ After a long wait to get on the court, the U.S. men’s volleyball team made quick work of...

Grasping for air: Heat a major issue at Olympic tennis venue

Jul. 24, 2021 05:33 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — French Open finalist Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova grasped for an air tube during a medical timeout and grew frustrated at the lack of ice in a court-side container. German player Mona Barthel struggled with 10 double-faults in a loss to Iga Swiatek as a...

Italy: Many G20 nations want more urgent climate goals

Jul. 23, 2021 16:52 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Many of the climate and energy ministers at a Group of 20 meeting hosted by Italy agreed Friday to work toward even more ambitious goals for fighting climate change than those established in the 2015 Paris accords, an Italian official said. Italy’s...