Tag : Associated Press

Experts meet in Egypt over moving King Tut artifacts

CAIRO (AP) — Archaeologists and conservation experts met in Cairo on Sunday to discuss the safe transportation of King Tutankhamun’s throne, chests and bed from the Egyptian Museum in central Cairo to a new one being built… – Associated Press

May 7th, 2017 Associated Press, General

Sharapova not worried yet about Wimbledon wild card

MADRID (AP) — Maria Sharapova would love to compete at Wimbledon but the Russian says she is not yet worried about whether she will be awarded a wild card following her doping ban. After moving into the second round of… – Associated Press

May 7th, 2017 Associated Press, General

4 die in car that crashes into Chicago bus

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police say four people in a car have been killed in a head-on collision with a city bus. Police spokeswoman Officer Michelle Tannehill says the accident occurred about 5:50 a.m. Sunday on the city’s… – Associated Press

May 7th, 2017 Associated Press, General

Mets suspend Harvey for violating team rules; Wilk to start

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets have scratched Matt Harvey for his scheduled start Sunday against the Miami Marlins and suspended the right-hander three days for a violation of team rules. Mets general manager Sandy… – Associated Press

May 7th, 2017 Associated Press, General

Rai says it wasn’t an employee who racially insulted Benatia

ROME (AP) — Italy’s national broadcaster has opened an investigation after another player in Italy claimed to have been subject to racist abuse, this time while being interviewed on live television. Juventus defender Medhi… – Associated Press

May 7th, 2017 Associated Press, General

German president says Israel ties solid despite recent spat

JERUSALEM (AP) — Germany’s president said Sunday that despite recent disagreement the foundation of his country’s relations with Israel remains solid — a reference to a recent diplomatic spat over an Israeli anti-occupation… – Associated Press

May 7th, 2017 Associated Press, General

Royal relationship: Meghan Markle at Prince Harry polo match

LONDON (AP) — American actress Meghan Markle has attended a celebrity polo match near London where Prince Harry was playing, increasing British press speculation about their relationship. Photographs from Saturday’s Audi… – Associated Press

May 7th, 2017 Associated Press, General

Price defends cutting nearly $1 trillion from Medicaid

BRANCHBURG, N.J. (AP) — Cutting nearly $1 trillion from Medicaid will give states the freedom to tailor the program to suit their needs, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price said Sunday, as he defended a narrowly… – Associated Press

May 7th, 2017 Associated Press, General

Miners at disaster site besiege Iranian president’s car

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Angry coal miners besieged a car carrying Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday after he visited the site of a deadly mine explosion, a rare protest targeting the nation’s top elected official… – Associated Press

May 7th, 2017 Associated Press, General

Jet skis suspected in fatal crash in Copenhagen harbor

HELSINKI (AP) — Danish police say they suspect that reckless driving by jet skiers in a Copenhagen harbor caused them to crash into a small boat, killing two people. Copenhagen police said in a statement that they went… – Associated Press

May 7th, 2017 Associated Press, General

Jared Kushner’s sister woos China’s ‘golden visa’ investors

BEIJING (AP) — The sister of President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner has been in China courting individual investors with a much-criticized federal visa program that provides a path toward obtaining U.S. green… – Associated Press

May 7th, 2017 Associated Press, General

IS kills 2 in attack on Iraqi Kurdish base

KIRKUK, Iraq (AP) — Islamic State militants attacked a base near the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk on Sunday, killing two soldiers before U.S.-led forces launched a wave of airstrikes to repel the assault, officials said.… – Associated Press

May 7th, 2017 Associated Press, General

Pakistan, Afghanistan dispute toll after clashes

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan said Sunday its forces killed at least 50 Afghan troops and destroyed five checkpoints in clashes along the disputed border two days earlier, while Afghanistan dismissed the account, saying… – Associated Press

May 7th, 2017 Associated Press, General

HHS sec’y: $1T proposed Medicaid cuts gives states freedom

BRANCHBURG, N.J. (AP) — Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price says cutting nearly $1 trillion from Medicaid would give states freedom to tailor the program to fit their needs. Price is defending a bill narrowly… – Associated Press

May 7th, 2017 Associated Press, General

Jurors will be asked if Tulsa cop went too far with shooting

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A white Oklahoma police officer will try to convince jurors she was justified in using deadly force when she fatally shot an unarmed black man last year because she feared for her life. The first-degree… – Associated Press

May 7th, 2017 Associated Press, General

Syrian army advances at edge of cease-fire zone

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian activists say government forces have taken a village on the edge of a large cease-fire zone encompassing rebel-held territory in northwest Syria. A local media activist who goes by the name Obeida… – Associated Press

May 7th, 2017 Associated Press, General

Detroit Packard car plant still in ruins 3 years after sale

DETROIT (AP) — Peruvian developer Fernando Palazuelo saw the hulking and crumbling Packard car plant on Detroit’s east side and vowed to turn the industrial ruin that’s a symbol of the city’s urban decay into bright apartments,… – Associated Press

May 7th, 2017 Associated Press, General

Earthquakes hit Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula, Aleutian Islands

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Earthquake Center reports that a magnitude 5.2 earthquake struck in the Kenai Peninsula region of Alaska at 8:25 p.m. local time Saturday. Officials say the moderate quake was felt in… – Associated Press

May 7th, 2017 Associated Press, General

Wildfire spreads in southern Georgia, forces evacuations

FOLKSTON, Ga. (AP) — Several dozen people in Georgia’s southernmost county have been evacuated after a wildfire in the Okefenokee Swamp has begun to burn just a few miles from the St. George community. Saturday’s evacuation… – Associated Press

May 7th, 2017 Associated Press, General

Experts: Convicting ex-officer in teen’s death will be tough

HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities who’ve charged a white suburban Dallas police officer with murder in a black teenager’s death face a tough task in getting a conviction as few of these cases go to trial and, when they do, juries… – Associated Press

May 7th, 2017 Associated Press, General