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Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2021

Dec. 02, 2021 13:59 PM EST

They both carved out sterling reputations as military and political leaders over years of public service. But both also saw their legacies tarnished by their actions in the long, bloody war in Iraq. Former Secretary of State Colin Powell and former Defense Secretary...

EasyJet: Omicron variant already affecting flight bookings

Nov. 30, 2021 05:36 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — British airline easyJet said Tuesday that it is already seeing some impact on demand from the new omicron variant of the coronavirus in the days since it was first identified. The airline, which also revealed another full-year loss in excess of 1 billion...

After 4 years as pawn in US-China game, Seattle man is home

Nov. 24, 2021 05:42 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — Daniel Hsu, a U.S. citizen, fought for four years to escape China. The Seattle resident was barred from leaving despite having committed no crime. Then earlier this month, just four days before a virtual meeting between President Joe Biden and Chinese...

After 4 years as pawn in US-China game, Seattle man is home

Nov. 24, 2021 05:37 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — Daniel Hsu, a U.S. citizen, fought for four years to escape China. The Seattle resident was barred from leaving despite having committed no crime, a pawn in a geopolitical game between two giant superpowers. Then earlier this month,...

'Annoyed': Austria's national lockdown dampens holiday mood

Nov. 22, 2021 12:41 PM EST

VIENNA (AP) — After indulging in one last night out, Austrians awoke groggily Monday to their fourth national lockdown of this pandemic, cutting short a Christmas season of shared merriment to fight rising coronavirus infections. In the capital, Vienna, people headed to...

39 Palestinian refugees seek asylum at Barcelona's airport

Nov. 19, 2021 09:33 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — A group of 39 Palestinian refugees has sought asylum in Spain after refusing to get back on a plane during a Barcelona stopover on their flight from Cairo, Spanish authorities said Friday. Police are investigating the charter flight that flew the group...

Today in History

Nov. 17, 2021 00:07 AM EST

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Nov. 17, the 321st day of 2021. There are 44 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 17, 1997, 62 people, most of them foreign tourists, were killed when militants...

Sponsors asked to defend support for Beijing Winter Olympics

Nov. 12, 2021 03:27 AM EST

Leading sponsors of the Beijing Winter Olympics should explain why they remain largely silent about alleged human rights abuses in China with the Games opening there in just under three months, Human Rights Watch said Friday. The rights group said in an on-line briefing...

Dean Stockwell of 'Quantum Leap,' 'Blue Velvet' dies at 85

Nov. 09, 2021 17:56 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Dean Stockwell, a top Hollywood child actor who gained new success in middle age in the sci-fi series “Quantum Leap” and in a string of indelible performances in film, including David Lynch's “Blue Velvet,” Wim Wenders' “Paris, Texas” and Jonathan Demme's...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Nov. 14-20

Nov. 08, 2021 09:22 AM EST

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Nov. 14-20: Nov. 14: Actor Kathleen Hughes (“Babe”) is 93. Writer P.J. O’Rourke is 74. Guitarist James Young of Styx is 72. Musician Stephen Bishop is 70. Pianist Yanni is 67. Actor D.B. Sweeney is 60. Actor Laura San Giacomo...