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Spain: Morocco saves 14 migrants, 14 others feared drowned

By RENATA BRITO | February 19, 2020

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Moroccan authorities rescued only 14 migrants from a boat carrying 28 people that capsized off the Western Sahara coast, raising fears that the others drowned, Spain's maritime rescue service said Wednesday.The news came after...

Abbott says top Malaysian leaders suspected pilot of MH370

By TRISTAN LAVALETTE | February 19, 2020

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has said the “top levels” of the Malaysian government long suspected that the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 almost six years ago was a mass murder-suicide by the...

Boy Scouts seek bankruptcy, urge victims to step forward

By DAVID CRARY and BRADY McCOMBS | February 18, 2020

The Boy Scouts of America urged victims to come forward Tuesday as the historic, 110-year-old organization filed for bankruptcy protection in the first step toward creating a huge compensation fund for potentially thousands of men who were molested as...

UK grapples with severe floods, storm death toll rises to 3

By DANICA KIRKA and JAN M. OLSEN | February 17, 2020

LONDON (AP) — Britain issued severe flood warnings Monday, advising of life-threatening danger after Storm Dennis dumped weeks' worth of rain in some places. A woman was found dead after being swept away by the floodwaters, the storm's third confirmed...

Kawhi Leonard wins first Kobe Bryant All-Star MVP award

By ANDREW SELIGMAN | February 17, 2020

CHICAGO (AP) — Kawhi Leonard made it look effortless, nailing one 3-pointer after another and nearly matching an All-Star Game record.The tough part came afterward. Finding the right words to express how he felt after becoming the first Kobe Bryant...

The Latest: Miami’s Derrick Jones Jr. wins slam dunk contest

February 15, 2020

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on Saturday night at NBA All-Star weekend. (all times local):9:45 p.m.Miami Heat forward Derrick Jones Jr. celebrated his 23rd birthday by winning the All-Star Slam Dunk Contest, edging Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon in...

Bryant casts shadow as NBA’s best meet in All-Star Game

By ANDREW SELIGMAN | February 15, 2020

CHICAGO (AP) — Kobe Bryant always seemed to be in top form when he stepped onto the court for the NBA All-Star Game. The league's current best will try to match his effort when Team LeBron and Team Giannis meet on Sunday.The All-Star festivities returned...

Canada, others nations push Iran on downed airliner probe

By PIETRO DeCRISTOFARO | February 15, 2020

MUNICH (AP) — Diplomats from nations that lost citizens when Iran shot down a Ukrainian airliner pushed Iran’s foreign minister Saturday for more cooperation from Tehran on the investigation and other issues.Amid heightened tensions with the United...

Houston blast prompts safety debate in city with no zoning

By JUAN A. LOZANO | February 15, 2020

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston’s lack of zoning restrictions has left many residents with neighbors they don't want: petrochemical facilities and businesses that handle hazardous materials.That unease was laid bare again last month when a massive explosion...

Freezing weather compounds crisis for displaced in Syria

By SARAH EL DEEB and ZEINA KARAM | February 15, 2020

BEIRUT (AP) — A military offensive on an opposition-controlled region of northwestern Syria has created one of the worst catastrophes for civilians in the country's long-running war, sending hundreds of thousands of people fleeing, many of them sleeping...

Cruise stranded by virus fears ends with roses in Cambodia

By SOPHENG CHEANG | February 14, 2020

SIHANOUKVILLE, Cambodia (AP) — After being stranded at sea for two weeks because five ports refused to allow their cruise ship to dock, the passengers of the MS Westerdam were anything but sure their ordeal was finally over.Then the authoritarian leader...

United and American push back expected return of Boeing Max

February 14, 2020

CHICAGO (AP) — United Airlines and American Airlines said Friday they are removing the grounded Boeing 737 Max from their schedules longer than previously planned, which means thousands more flights will be canceled during the peak summer travel season.The...