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PSG president targeted by French corruption probe

May. 23, 2019 9:55 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi is under investigation for corruption related to Qatar's bids to host the 2017 and 2019 track world championships, a judicial official said Thursday. The official told The Associated Press the preliminary charge of "active corruption" was filed...

Boston museum apologizes to students subjected to racism

May. 23, 2019 9:45 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston's venerable Museum of Fine Arts has apologized to a group of minority middle school students who say they were subjected to racism by staff and some other patrons during a field trip. Museum officials in a letter posted on its website Wednesday apologized to the students and staff at...

The Latest: Tom Hanks joins "Today" show at Indianapolis

May. 23, 2019 9:24 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the Indianapolis 500 (all times local): 9 a.m. NBC has taken its "Today" show to Indianapolis Motor Speedway as part of its salute to "Hidden Heroes," those people at home who provide help to America's veterans. Savannah Guthrie and Al Roker were joined by actor Tom Hanks...

Peabody Essex Museum artist-in-residence visits students

May. 23, 2019 9:12 AM EDT

NAHANT, Mass. (AP) — Brooklyn-based artist Wes Sam-Bruce had Johnson Elementary students flying through the air on Thursday. Sam-Bruce, a Peabody Essex Museum artist-in-residence, was invited to the school by the Nahant Education Foundation (NEF) as part of its Tombolo Project launch. He was originally...

Analysis: Iran supreme leader comments signal strategy shift

May. 23, 2019 9:11 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — For years, Iran's supreme leader only criticized the West over Tehran's nuclear deal with world powers. Now, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is publicly chastising the country's elected president and his foreign minister as the accord unravels amid heightened tensions with the...

'The Tiger Who Came to Tea' author Judith Kerr dies at 95

May. 23, 2019 9:05 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Judith Kerr, author and illustrator of the bestselling "The Tiger Who Came to Tea" and other beloved children's books, has died at the age of 95. HarperCollins chief executive Charlie Redmayne announced her death Thursday. The publisher said she died at her home on Wednesday after a brief...

Nik Wallenda and sister plan highwire walk over Times Square

May. 23, 2019 7:46 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — For his next trick, daredevil Nik Wallenda plans to cross New York's Times Square — without his feet touching the ground. ABC announced Thursday that Wallenda and his sister Lijana will cross the tourist hotspot during a 1,300-foot (396-meter) simultaneous highwire walk 25 stories...

Woman accused of beating mom over game volume to stand trial

May. 23, 2019 7:44 AM EDT

YOUNGWOOD, Pa. (AP) — A woman will stand trial on allegations she beat her mother and shaved her head because she thought the older woman was listening to the Pittsburgh Steelers' game too loudly on the radio. A judge ruled Wednesday that Delores Amorino was competent to stand trial. But the judge said...

The Latest: Merkel's party offers talks with YouTube critic

May. 23, 2019 6:59 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Latest on the European Parliament elections (all times local): 1 p.m. German Chancellor Angela Merkel's party is offering talks with a YouTube star whose video attacking it has garnered 5 million views. The YouTuber, who goes by the name Rezo, posted an expletive-laden...

Illinois State Fair lowers admission Sunday to Thursday

May. 23, 2019 5:55 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois State Fair is cutting the cost of daily admission in half for adults attending in August on Sunday through Thursday. Fair Manager Kevin Gordon announced this week that admission will be just $5, down from $10, on those days. Admission on Fridays and Saturdays will...