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Phoenix Open kicks off Super Bowl week in Valley of the Sun

Feb. 08, 2023 14:52 PM EST

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The WM Phoenix Open has a huge new purse and star-packed field as golf’s biggest party kicks off Super Bowl week in the Valley of the Sun. “This week is a party for everyone except us,” fifth-ranked Patrick Cantlay said Wednesday, a day before the...

Minister: 1 in 5 crimes in Spain now committed online

Feb. 08, 2023 11:46 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Spain's government on Wednesday pledged stronger action against cybercrime, saying it has come to account for about a fifth of all offenses registered in the country. Interior Minister Fernando Grande-Marlaska said police would be given additional staff, funding and...

Isner sweeps tiebreakers in straight-sets win at Dallas Open

Feb. 08, 2023 00:47 AM EST

DALLAS (AP) — John Isner won a pair of tiebreakers in a match without any service breaks, advancing to the second round of his hometown Dallas Open with a straight-sets victory over Chun-Hsin Tseng on Tuesday night. The fifth-seeded American served 22 aces in a 7-6 (5), 7-6 (1)...

In Spain, storks' trash diet driven by climate change

Feb. 07, 2023 23:30 PM EST

COLMENAR VIEJO, Spain (AP) — The storks float and swoop in formation, circling over a landfill in the foothills of the Sierra de Guadarrama mountains north of Madrid. Then a garbage truck pulls up and disgorges its contents. One by one, they dive to the ground: breakfast is here. ...

Today in History: FEB 6, Elizabeth II celebrates 70 years

Feb. 07, 2023 15:01 PM EST

Today in History Today is Monday, Feb. 6, the 37th day of 2023. There are 328 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 6, 1952, Britain’s King George VI, 56, died at Sandringham House in Norfolk, England; he was succeeded as...

Archaeologists uncover rare 14th-century Spanish synagogue

Feb. 07, 2023 09:31 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Archaeologists in the southern Spanish town of Utrera confirmed on Tuesday they had uncovered a 14th-century synagogue hidden within a building that was later converted into a church, hospital and most recently a bar. Archaeologist Miguel Ángel de Dios told...

Julie Andrews teams with daughter on new picture book

Feb. 06, 2023 10:39 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest picture book collaboration between Julie Andrews and daughter Emma Walton Hamilton was inspired by an unusual musical performance in Spain. Abrams Children's Books announced Monday that “The Enchanted Symphony” will be published Sept. 12. Andrews and...

Spanish PM urges end to EU reliance on imported food, energy

Feb. 06, 2023 08:43 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez on Monday urged the European Union to “reindustrialize” to end its reliance on energy, microchips and food from outside the bloc and to learn the lessons of shortages provoked by the COVID-19 pandemic and war in Ukraine. ...

Vinícius Júnior again targeted by racist insults in Spain

Feb. 06, 2023 06:31 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — The hate attacks against Vinícius Júnior continued in Spain over the weekend, with the Brazil forward again being targeted by racist insults in a league match. The Spanish league said Monday it will investigate the latest attacks after television images showed...

Spain: Rights groups urge more protection for hunting dogs

Feb. 05, 2023 09:53 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Animal rights groups and pet shop owners marched Sunday in separate demonstrations to protest a new animal welfare law proposed by the Spanish government that seeks to advance the protection of animal rights. The draft legislation has fueled criticism by animal rights...