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Four-time U.S. Olympic hammer thrower Jud Logan dead at 62

Jan. 03, 2022 20:42 PM EST

ASHLAND, Ohio (AP) — Jud Logan, a four-time U.S. Olympic hammer thrower who was also a successful college track coach at Ashland University, has died. He was 62. The school announced his death on Monday. No cause was given, but Logan had been undergoing chemotherapy treatments for...

Live updates: British Columbia orders closures due to COVID

Dec. 21, 2021 19:34 PM EST

VICTORIA, British Columbia — The Canadian Pacific Coast province of British Columbia is closing bars, nightclubs and gyms because of the omicron coronavirus variant. Starting at 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, bars, nightclubs, gyms, fitness centers and dance studios will have to close,...

Spain, Portugal face new limits despite vaccine success

Dec. 21, 2021 18:01 PM EST

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Despite vaccination rates that make other governments envious, Spain and Portugal are facing the hard truth that with the new omicron variant running rampant, these winter holidays won't be a time of unrestrained joy. Portugal on Tuesday announced a slew of...

Catalans protest against mandate for more Spanish in schools

Dec. 18, 2021 07:54 AM EST

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Thousands of Catalans took to the streets of Barcelona on Saturday to protest against a court decision that mandates that 25% of all school subjects be taught in Spanish, reducing the still predominant use of the local Catalan language in classrooms. ...

People pressure governments worldwide to act on inflation

Dec. 18, 2021 06:01 AM EST

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Óscar Baños and thousands of fellow truck drivers celebrated Saturday after a threat to idle their engines pushed the Spanish government to adopt measures improving work conditions and checking skyrocketing fuel costs driven by inflation. It's the latest...

EU police nab suspected traffickers of drugs through Morocco

Dec. 17, 2021 11:14 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Police in Spain, France and Belgium have broken up a drug trafficking ring believed to be smuggling tons of cocaine and hashish by speedboat from Morocco to Europe, the European Union crime agency said Friday. Spanish police arrested 17 people, including 11 Spaniards...

Penelope Cruz honored by MoMA for her career in cinema

Dec. 15, 2021 07:00 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — During a tribute to her career at the Museum of Modern Art in New York (MoMA), Penelope Cruz recalled the Betamax videotape store that opened in her neighborhood, in a suburb of Madrid, when she was a child and that made her discover cinema. It was there where she...

Barcelona striker Sergio Aguero says he is retiring for health reasons

Dec. 15, 2021 06:26 AM EST
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona striker Sergio Aguero says he is retiring for health reasons.

Barcelona out of Champions League, snow extends group stage

Dec. 08, 2021 19:00 PM EST

Barcelona’s 17-year streak of advancing to the Champions League knockout rounds each season ended Wednesday with an exit from the group stage that failed to finish on time because of snow in Italy. Barcelona fell to a 3-0 loss at Bayern Munich that dumped the five-time European...

Villanueva to experience Ravens-Steelers from Baltimore side

Dec. 02, 2021 18:35 PM EST

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Alejandro Villanueva is about to experience the other side of the Ravens-Steelers rivalry. Perhaps that's why he's a little hesitant to give this particular clash any more fuel than it already has. “I come from a country...