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Adam Scott is looking to keep alive a major streak that dates to 2001

May. 28, 2024 17:46 PM EDT

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — Adam Scott would rather not miss the cut at any major. His early exit from the PGA Championship two weeks ago was particularly bad timing because it knocked him out of the top 60 in the world ranking for the first time in nearly six years. It also was the...

Ukraine's Zelenskyy is expected in Normandy for commemorations of 80 years since D-Day, Macron says

May. 28, 2024 14:45 PM EDT

MESEBERG, Germany (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron said Tuesday he will greet Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy along with other world leaders in Normandy for the 80th anniversary commemorations of D-Day. President Joe Biden is also scheduled to attend this year’s...

Canadian evacuees head home after wildfire evacuation order ends

May. 27, 2024 21:16 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Residents in the western Canadian city of Fort Nelson, British Columbia, were given permission Monday to return home after more than 4,700 were evacuated from the community for more than two weeks due to wildfires. The Northern Rockies Regional...

Czech Republic shuts out Switzerland 2-0 to win hockey world championship

May. 26, 2024 17:25 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — David Pastrnak and David Kampf scored as the Czech Republic shut out Switzerland 2-0 to win the ice hockey world championship on Sunday. Boston Bruins forward Pastrnak broke the deadlock with 10:47 remaining in the final period, prompting the sold-out Prague Arena to...

Plans to spend billions on a flood-prone East Texas highway may not solve the problem

May. 22, 2024 11:28 AM EDT

LUFKIN, Texas (AP) — U.S. Highway 59, a major evacuation route from Houston, has been a problem for East Texas for decades. And as flooding rivaling that of Hurricane Harvey inundated the region in April, the highway closed in several places, cutting off a major evacuation route for countless...

Once a popular pastime in America, cricket is returning for the Twenty20 World Cup

May. 22, 2024 02:56 AM EDT

Say “silly mid-off” or “deep backward square leg” or “a single to long leg” to the average American and it'll trigger a quizzical look. Cricket — the so-called “gentlemen’s game” with complex rules, funnily worded fielding positions and matches that go on for five...

Boat collision in Canada leaves 3 dead and 5 injured, Ontario police say

May. 19, 2024 18:07 PM EDT

KINGSTON, Ontario (AP) — A speed boat and a fishing boat collided on a lake north of Kingston, Ontario killing three people and injuring five others, Canadian police said. Ontario Provincial Police said the crash happened at around 9:30 p.m. local time Saturday night in the Bucks...

Residents forced out of Canada's oil sands hub by wildfire cleared to return, officials say

May. 18, 2024 17:15 PM EDT

FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta (AP) — Residents who were ordered out of Canada's oil sands hub of Fort McMurray, Alberta, due to a nearby wildfire are clear to return home, authorities said Saturday. The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo lifted the evacuation order for the Abasand,...

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...

Rain, cooler temperatures help prevent wildfire near Canada's oil sands from growing

May. 16, 2024 14:58 PM EDT

FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta (AP) — A wildfire that has forced thousands of people out of their homes in Canada's oil sands hub city of Fort McMurray was held in place Thursday, as rain and cooler temperatures swept the area. Alberta provincial wildfire information officer Christie...