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American soccer success in men's World Cup remains a dream

Dec. 04, 2022 14:20 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — American success in the men's World Cup remains a dream. The U.S. team looked better this year, but the results were the same as in 2010 and 2014. The Americans were eliminated in the round of 16 following a 3-1 defeat to the Netherlands on Saturday. ...

Sterling misses England's World Cup match with Senegal

Dec. 04, 2022 13:57 PM EST

AL KHOR, Qatar (AP) — Raheem Sterling has been ruled out of England’s World Cup round of 16 match with Senegal because of a “family matter,” the Football Association said Sunday. The forward started the Three Lions' opening two games in Group B, but was left out of the final...

Marist knocks off Maine 62-61 in London

Dec. 04, 2022 13:50 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Patrick Gardner scored 27 points as Marist beat Maine 62-61 on Sunday when the Black Bears missed a 3-point attempt at the buzzer. Gardner added nine rebounds for the Red Foxes (4-4). Kam Farris scored 11 points, going 5 of 10 (1 for 5 from distance). Isaiah Brickner...

St. Edward's Crown moved out of tower ahead of coronation

Dec. 03, 2022 17:09 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — St. Edward’s Crown, the centerpiece of the Crown Jewels viewed by millions of people every year at the Tower of London, has been moved to an undisclosed location for modification in preparation for the coronation of King Charles III next year. The move was kept...

Russia rejects $60-a-barrel cap on its oil, warns of cutoffs

Dec. 03, 2022 16:03 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian authorities rejected a price cap on the country's oil set by Ukraine’s Western supporters and threatened Saturday to stop supplying the nations that endorsed it. Australia, Britain, Canada, Japan, the United States and the 27-nation European Union...

British Museum reportedly in talks on Parthenon Sculptures

Dec. 03, 2022 12:42 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The British Museum has pledged not to dismantle its collection, following a report that the institution’s chairman has held secret talks with Greece’s prime minister over the return of the Parthenon Sculptures, also known as the Elgin Marbles. The report by the...

UK arrests wealthy Russian as police target Putin enablers

Dec. 03, 2022 09:47 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — British authorities have arrested a wealthy Russian businessman on suspicion of money laundering, amid efforts to disrupt potential criminal activity by oligarchs and others linked to Russian President Vladimir Putin. The National Crime Agency said more than 50...

Today in History: December 3, gas disaster in Bhopal

Dec. 03, 2022 00:09 AM EST

Today in History Today is Saturday, Dec. 3, the 337th day of 2022. There are 28 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 3, 1984, thousands of people died after a cloud of methyl isocyanate gas escaped from a pesticide plant...

Prince William, like his father, prioritizes the environment

Dec. 02, 2022 19:05 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Prince William capped a three-day visit to Boston by meeting with President Joe Biden to share his vision for safeguarding the environment before attending a gala event Friday evening where he sounded an optimistic tone about solving the world’s environmental problems through...

EXPLAINER: What's the effect of Russian oil price cap, ban?

Dec. 02, 2022 18:12 PM EST

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Western governments have agreed to cap the price of Russia's oil exports in an attempt to limit the fossil fuel earnings that support Moscow's budget, its military and the invasion of Ukraine. The cap is set to take effect Monday, the same day the...