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Tillman, Wright, Carter-Vickers get looks for US Cup roster

May. 20, 2022 19:11 PM EDT

Malik Tillman, Haji Wright, Cameron Carter-Vickers and Djordje Mihailovic are joining the U.S. national team for four World Cup prep matches next month, signalling open spots remain on what is expected to be a 26-man roster in November. “Around the edges, there is room," U.S. coach...

African scientists baffled by monkeypox cases in Europe, US

May. 20, 2022 16:45 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Scientists who have monitored numerous outbreaks of monkeypox in Africa say they are baffled by the disease's recent spread in Europe and North America. Cases of the smallpox-related disease have previously been seen only among people with links to central and West...

US removes 5 groups from terror blacklist, retains al-Qaida

May. 20, 2022 14:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States has removed five extremist groups, all believed to be defunct, from its list of foreign terrorist organizations. In notices published in the Federal Register on Friday, the State Department said it had removed the groups after a mandatory five-year review of...

FRENCH OPEN 2022: Djokovic, Nadal, Alcaraz lead men's field

May. 20, 2022 12:59 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Some of the men to watch at the French Open, which begins Sunday at Roland Garros: NOVAK DJOKOVIC Ranked: 1 Country: Serbia Age: Turns 35 on Sunday 2022 Record: 12-4 ...

FRENCH OPEN 2022: No. 1 Swiatek, Osaka among top players

May. 20, 2022 12:51 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Some of the women to watch at the French Open, which begins Sunday at Roland Garros: ___ IGA SWIATEK Ranked: 1 Country: Poland Age: 20 (Turns 21 on May 31) 2022...

Spain's former king mulls 2nd visit amid swirling debate

May. 20, 2022 12:21 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spain’s former king, Juan Carlos I, is planning to visit Spain again in June, the mayor of the northwestern town hosting the former monarch said Friday, signaling that the vigorous debate sparked by the former monarch's return is unlikely to fade soon. Juan Carlos...

Parts of Spain on alert amid 'extreme' May temperatures

May. 20, 2022 10:58 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Large parts of Spain were under alert Friday as a wave of intense heat began sweeping across the country, leaving residents sweltering through May temperatures that rank among the hottest in two decades. A mass of hot, dry air carrying dust from North Africa has...

'I can’t see the light': War fuels surging prices in Europe

May. 20, 2022 06:30 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Edoardo Ronzoni inspects a construction site near Milan that he shut down in March as costs for materials skyrocketed. He can’t complete a half-built roundabout at an intersection known for fender-benders because asphalt, cast-iron pipes and concrete are too expensive — prices...

Scandal-hit former king returns to Spain after 2 years

May. 19, 2022 14:41 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spain’s former king returned to the country Thursday for his first visit since leaving nearly two years ago amid a cloud of financial scandals. Plans for the visit were confirmed earlier this week by the royal household, who said Juan Carlos I would first visit the...

Spain confirms 7 monkeypox cases as European outbreak grows

May. 19, 2022 11:11 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Health officials in Spain reported seven cases of monkeypox and Portugal updated its number of confirmed cases to 14 Thursday as an outbreak of a viral disease typically limited to Africa expanded in Europe. In Spain, all of the reported cases to date involved men in...