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German actor Hardy Kruger, star of adventure movies, dies

BERLIN (AP) — Hardy Kruger, considered one of post-war Germany’s best actors, has died. He was 93. His Hamburg-based literary agent, Peter Kaefferlein, said Thursday that Kruger died...

Bulgarian president takes oath of office for second term

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgarian President Rumen Radev took the oath of office Wednesday for his second term. Radev, who is the country’s fifth democratically elected president, was...

Celebrated Tuskegee Airman Charles McGee dies at 102

WASHINGTON (AP) — Charles McGee, a Tuskegee Airman who flew 409 fighter combat missions over three wars and later helped to bring attention to the Black pilots who had battled racism at home to fight ...

Pilot rescued from wreckage in LA moments before train hits

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The pilot of a small plane averted death twice in a span of minutes on Sunday, first when he crash-landed onto railroad tracks, then when Los Angeles police rescued him just before ...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Dec. 7, the 341st day of 2021. There are 24 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 7, ...

Bulgarians vote in run-off presidential elections

Voters in Bulgaria are casting their ballots again on Sunday in a run-off presidential election. The first round of voting held last weekend failed to produce a clear winner, with none of the candida...

World War II US veterans recall flying aid to China

BEIJING (AP) — Veterans and officials from China and the United States on Tuesday celebrated the 80th anniversary of the Flying Tigers, American pilots who flew for China in World War II, as a histori...

Japan mulls next generation stealth fighter program

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Major Hosomi Akinori vanished on a cool evening in April 2019 while flying one of the world’s deadliest aircraft — the F-35A Joint Strike Fighter. There was...

Lashana Lynch on making history as 007 in 'No Time to Die'

NEW YORK (AP) — Lashana Lynch was in stunt training when she found out she was going to play a 00 agent in the James Bond film “No Time to Die.” Lynch had already been cast by direc...

Woman who survived 1918 flu, world war succumbs to COVID

She lived a life of adventure that spanned two continents. She fell in love with a World War II fighter pilot, barely escaped Europe ahead of Benito Mussolini’s fascists, ground steel for the U.S. war...

Myanmar's military again seeks to replace its UN ambassador

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Myanmar’s military rulers are again seeking to replace the country’s ambassador to the United Nations, who opposed their Feb. 1 ouster of civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi and tak...

Review: 'Val' offers a deep portrait of the actor Val Kilmer

In his latest film, Val Kilmer gets an unusual screen credit for a bona fide Hollywood movie star: cinematographer. That's because the documentary “Val” is built on thousands of hour...

Centennial of ex-astronaut, US Senator John Glenn marked

NEW CONCORD, Ohio (AP) — John Glenn has been honored over the weekend with a three-day festival in Ohio marking what would have been the history-making astronaut and U.S. senator’s 100th birthday. ...

Ohio communities to mark 100th birthday of late John Glenn

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — John Glenn's birthplace and childhood hometown in Ohio are joining forces to celebrate what would have been the history-making astronaut and U.S. senator's 100th birthday with a ...

Charles Booker launches another Senate bid in Kentucky

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Democrat Charles Booker launched another campaign for the U.S. Senate on Thursday, reprising his “hood to the holler” theme in hopes of forging an urban-rural coalition powerful...