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Canada tops Finland, Sweden beats Latvia, Switzerland routs Denmark at men's hockey worlds

May. 18, 2024 16:51 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Defending champion Canada had to recover from an early scare before rallying to beat Finland 5-3 for its fifth victory from five games at the ice hockey world championship on Saturday. Captain John Tavares set up the winning goal with his second assist with 8:28...

The Latest | Israel finds bodies of 3 hostages in Gaza, as first aid unloaded by sea

May. 17, 2024 20:12 PM EDT

Israeli troops have recovered the bodies of three hostages in the Gaza Strip, with the military saying Friday they were killed in the Oct. 7 Hamas attack and their bodies taken into Gaza. The military did not say where the bodies were found in Gaza. Israeli forces are currently...

Brady Tkachuk has goal, 3 assists in US 4-1 win over Poland at men's hockey world championship

May. 17, 2024 17:35 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Brady Tkachuk scored a goal and added three assists, Cole Caufield scored twice and the United States clinched a playoff-round berth with a 4-1 win over Poland in preliminary round play at the men’s world hockey championships on Friday. Michigan State goalie Trey...

German parliament approves plans to relax strict restrictions on family names

May. 17, 2024 09:13 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The German parliament on Friday approved plans to relax strict restrictions on family names — clearing the way, among other things, for couples to take double-barreled surnames and pass them on to their children. The reform of Germany's rigid rules is due to take...

German council approves a revised plan by Tesla to expand its plant near Berlin

May. 17, 2024 05:09 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A local council in Germany approved a plan by electric carmaker Tesla to expand the grounds of its first plant in Europe, a proposal which has drawn persistent protests this year. Councilors in the Gruenheide municipality, just outside Berlin, voted 11-6 Thursday...

So Mi Lee shoots 66 to take lead in Mihuno Americas Open as Rose Zhang leaves with illness

May. 16, 2024 19:53 PM EDT

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — So Mi Lee shot a 6-under 66 after getting into the field less than two hours before her tee time and took a two-shot lead Thursday after the opening round of the Mizuho Americas Open got off to a surprising start with the withdrawal of defending champion Rose Zhang...

Germany's parliament lifts immunity for prosecution of a far-right lawmaker

May. 16, 2024 06:42 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German lawmakers on Thursday lifted the immunity from prosecution of one of the far-right Alternative for Germany party's top candidates in the upcoming European Parliament election as he faces an investigation. The German parliament's lower house, or Bundestag,...

German court convicts a man of murder over a fatal stabbing on a train last year

May. 15, 2024 08:56 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A court in Germany convicted a man of murder and sentenced him to life in prison Wednesday for carrying out a fatal stabbing on a train last year. The state court in Itzehoe convicted the 34-year-old, who has been identified only as Ibrahim A. in line with German...

German court fines prominent far-right politician for knowingly using a Nazi slogan in a speech

May. 14, 2024 22:15 PM EDT

HALLE, Germany (AP) — A court ruled on Tuesday that one of the best-known figures in the far-right Alternative for Germany party knowingly used a Nazi slogan in a speech and ordered him to pay a fine. The verdict in Björn Höcke’s trial comes months before a regional election in...

Katharina Wagner will lead the Bayreuth Festival for 5 more years

May. 14, 2024 06:09 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The Bayreuth Festival in Germany announced on Tuesday that it is retaining Katharina Wagner as its director for another five years. Wagner, who turns 46 on May 21 and is a great-granddaughter of Richard Wagner, became co-head of the festival in September 2008, along...