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Defending Euro champ Italy draws 0-0 against Turkey, which loses Kabak to injury. Portugal wins 4-2

Jun. 04, 2024 18:24 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Italy stuttered to a 0-0 draw at home to Turkey in the first of two warmup matches before it begins the defense of its European Championship title next week. Tuesday's match was overshadowed by a serious-looking injury to Turkey defender Ozan Kabak, who appears more...

Portugal marks the 50th anniversary of the Carnation Revolution army coup that brought democracy

Apr. 25, 2024 18:40 PM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Military vehicles and red carnations returned to the streets and squares of downtown Lisbon on Thursday as Portugal reenacted dramatic moments from the army coup that brought democracy to the country 50 years ago. Tens of thousands of people attended the...

The plate as palette: Set the table and the mood with the latest in creative dishware

Apr. 24, 2024 11:44 AM EDT

The way a dish looks has been important to the dining experience since forever, but perhaps never more than now. Relaxed and homey. Or vibrant and celebratory. And perhaps shareable, too. “Chefs know that guests spend a lot of time looking at their plates,” says Chandra Ram,...

Simona Halep tells the AP she was nervous about returning to tennis after her doping ban appeal

Apr. 10, 2024 16:39 PM EDT

Flying to Florida for the Miami Open, where she would be playing in a professional tennis match for the first time in 1 1/2 years after a doping ban was reduced on appeal, Simona Halep turned to her mother and offered a bit of a confession. “I'm very nervous,” Halep, a two-time...

Even in the age of Google Earth, people still buy globes. Here's why they remain so alluring

Apr. 07, 2024 05:57 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Find a globe in your local library or classroom and try this: Close the eyes, spin it and drop a finger randomly on its curved, glossy surface. You’re likely to pinpoint a spot in the water, which covers 71% of the planet. Maybe you’ll alight on a place you’ve...

Iowa-UConn women's Final Four semifinal most-watched hoops game in ESPN history; 14.2M avg. viewers

Apr. 06, 2024 18:33 PM EDT

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — Iowa's 71-69 victory over UConn at the women's Final Four on Friday night averaged 14.2 million viewers on ESPN, making it the most-viewed women's basketball game on record and the largest audience for an ESPN basketball broadcast. The previous women's hoops...

Mercury exposure widespread among Yanomami tribe in Amazon, report finds

Apr. 04, 2024 20:34 PM EDT

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Many Yanomami, the Amazon's largest Indigenous tribe in relative isolation, have been contaminated with mercury coming from widespread illegal gold mining, according to a report released on Thursday by Brazil’s top public health institute. The research was...

Portugal’s new minority government aims to outmaneuver its radical right populist rivals

Apr. 02, 2024 14:33 PM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal’s new center-right minority government took office Tuesday, days after its first test in parliament exposed both the pitfalls and the opportunities it faces following a radical right populist party’s sudden surge in support in a recent general election. ...

New Portuguese Parliament elects house speaker after deal between 2 main parties

Mar. 27, 2024 13:39 PM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal’s newly-elected Parliament on Wednesday voted in a new house speaker, following a potentially important deal between the country's two main centrist parties. The chamber elected José Aguiar Branco of the Social Democrats by 160 votes in favor,...

Portugal’s center-right wins an election but surging populists want a say in the government

Mar. 21, 2024 14:49 PM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A center-right alliance led by the Social Democratic Party has won Portugal’s general election by a slender margin and is set to form a minority government that could have a difficult term in office as a radical-right populist party that came third in the voting tries to...