• Garcia Marquez remembered on anniversary of death

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — From hundreds of public readings in Mexico to an exhibit in Bogota displaying the typewriter off which flew the pages of "One Hundred Years of Solitude," fans of Gabriel Garcia Marquez honored the Nobel laureate Friday on the one-year anniversary of his death....

  • Canada charges 4 British Navy sailors with sex assault

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    TORONTO (AP) — Canada's military on Friday charged four British Navy sailors with sexual assault causing bodily harm at a Canadian Forces base in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The men were charged Thursday for their role in a "group sexual assault" in barracks in Shearwater, Nova Scotia last...

  • Morton National Guard unit receives award

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    MORTON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi National Guard artillery unit in Morton is being presented an award for excellence by the Army. Brig. Gen. Christopher L. Spillman, commandant of the U.S. Army Air Defense Artillery School and chief of Air Defense Artillery, will make the...

  • Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has bypass surgery

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Basketball Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was recovering Friday after undergoing quadruple coronary bypass surgery. He had the surgery a day earlier at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, according to a hospital statement. Dr. Richard Shemin, who...

  • 2 weeks before Mayweather-Pacquiao, not a ticket to be seen

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Don't expect to snag a $1,500 nosebleed ticket — or any other ticket — at the box office for the fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao. Just two weeks before the bout, tickets for the most anticipated fight in recent times have yet to go on public...

  • Iraqi officials believe Saddam's top deputy killed

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    BAGHDAD (AP) — He was the last member of Saddam Hussein's inner circle still on the run, depicted with his distinctive red moustache as the "king of clubs" on the U.S. military's deck of cards of most-wanted Iraqi regime fugitives. Now, officials say they believe government forces...

  • US troops arrive in Ukraine for training exercises

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    MOSCOW (AP) — About 300 US Army paratroopers on Friday arrived in Ukraine for training exercises with national guard units, a move criticized by Moscow and eastern Ukraine's Russia-backed separatist rebels. The troops, from the Italy-based 173rd Airborne Brigade, are to spend several...

  • Big Ten's Delany lays out plan for freshman ineligibility

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany says making freshmen ineligible in college football and basketball could help correct the imbalance between athletics and academics. In a 12-page letter titled "Education First, Athletics Second: The Time for a National Discussion is Upon Us" and sent...

  • Brazil's Petrobras to release audited financial earnings

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's troubled state-owned oil company has said it will reveal its estimate on how much it lost in a sweeping kickback scheme when it releases an audited report of its financial earnings from last year's third and fourth quarters. A statement released by Petrobras...

  • 5-year-old namesake grandson of Jerry Tarkanian has stroke

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Family members say the 5-year-old namesake grandson of famed basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian has suffered a stroke. His parents say the boy complained of pain in his legs and was taken to University Medical Center at 4 a.m. Friday. Danny and Amy Tarkanian say he's...

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