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A.J. Foyt Racing heads to Texas ready to start season

Mar. 31, 2023 15:36 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A.J. Foyt Racing started the IndyCar season with a new driver lineup and high expectations for improved performance. It came to a crashing halt in the third turn of the season-opening race. Santino Ferrucci and Benjamin Pedersen were part...

Pirates board oil tanker with 16 crew in Gulf of Guinea

Mar. 28, 2023 12:31 PM EDT

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Pirates have boarded a Liberian-flagged oil tanker with 16 crew members in West Africa's Gulf of Guinea, the Danish vessel owner said Tuesday. The attack took place southwest of Port Pointe-Noire, Congo. The Monjasa Reformer “experienced an...

Denmark's aging queen to resume most duties next month

Mar. 23, 2023 05:40 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark’s Queen Margrethe II, whose half-century reign makes her Europe’s longest-serving monarch, is expected to resume most of her official duties on her 83rd birthday next month, the palace said Thursday. Margrethe underwent back surgery on Feb....

UN chief's call for ambition on climate gets muted response

Mar. 21, 2023 12:31 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Senior government officials at a climate meeting in Copenhagen gave a muted response Tuesday to calls from the head of the United Nations for countries to show greater ambition when it comes to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. U.N. Secretary-General António...

Danish prince moves to US for defense industry attache post

Mar. 17, 2023 08:36 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Prince Joachim of Denmark is moving to the United States to take up the post of defense industry attache at the Danish embassy in Washington starting in September, the Danish defense ministry said on Friday. “I am proud that I still get the opportunity...

Here's how an AI tool may flag parents with disabilities

Mar. 15, 2023 15:18 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — For the two weeks that the Hackneys’ baby girl lay in a Pittsburgh hospital bed weak from dehydration, her parents rarely left her side, sometimes sleeping on the fold-out sofa in the room. They stayed with their daughter around the clock when she was moved to a...

Denmark hopes to pump some climate gas beneath the sea floor

Mar. 08, 2023 15:56 PM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark pushed the button Wednesday on an ambitious project that aims to bury vast amounts of planet-heating carbon dioxide gas beneath the North Sea floor, in the hope that it can help the Nordic nation and others meet climate targets. An international...

TikTok renews push to ease fears over European data security

Mar. 08, 2023 10:28 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — TikTok unveiled new measures Wednesday to protect European user data as it takes steps to head off further government bans on employees using the Chinese-owned video-sharing app on their work phones. The company aims to create “a secure enclave for European TikTok...

Oldest reference to Norse god Odin found in Danish treasure

Mar. 08, 2023 07:54 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Scandinavian scientists said Wednesday that they have identified the oldest-known inscription referencing the Norse god Odin on part of a gold disc unearthed in western Denmark in 2020. Lisbeth Imer, a runologist with the National Museum in Copenhagen,...

Lego posts boost in profit, sales as it raised some prices

Mar. 07, 2023 04:35 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Lego said Tuesday that profits increased by 5% in 2022 from a year earlier and sales rose even as it raised prices on higher-ticket toys. The Danish toy company said net profit rose to 13.8 billion kroner ($2 billion) from 13.3 billion kroner. Sales were...