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David Mugar, force behind Boston July 4th celebration, dies

BOSTON (AP) — David Mugar, the businessman and philanthropist who transformed the Boston Pops July Fourth concert and fireworks show from a small local event into a nationally televised extravaganza, ...

Column: Baseball harmed itself more than Bonds ever did

Whatever harm Barry Bonds did to baseball pales in comparison to the damage baseball inflicted on itself both at the time and since. So say what you will about the steroids era, at least the games wer...

AP PHOTOS: Beast-like 'Carantoñas' return to Spanish town

ACEHUCHE, Spain (AP) — It's hours before dawn in Acehuche, a small town in Spain's western Extremadura region, and a group of youngsters is ending a parade by setting off fireworks and beating drums. ...

China 2008 vs 2022: Richer, stronger, more confrontational

BEIJING (AP) — China has undergone history-making change since the last time it was an Olympic host in 2008: It is richer, more heavily armed and openly confrontational. As President...

Authorities: 17 dead in nightclub fire in Cameroon's capital

YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — A fire erupted at a popular nightclub in the Cameroon capital of Yaounde, setting off explosions that killed at least 17 people and seriously injured seven others, government ...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Jan. 19, the 19th day of 2022. There are 346 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. ...

St. Pauli knocks defending champ Dortmund out of German Cup

BERLIN (AP) — St. Pauli knocked defending champion Borussia Dortmund out of the German Cup with a 2-1 win in their third-round game on Tuesday. It's just the latest in what is shapin...

Mahomes leads Chiefs to 42-21 wild-card romp over Steelers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Chiefs were going nowhere on offense against Pittsburgh early Sunday night, so coach Andy Reid had wide receiver Mecole Hardman take a shotgun snap and hand off to running ...

Thousands protest COVID curbs in Europe amid omicron surge

Thousands of people took part in demonstrations against coronavirus restrictions on Sunday in Belgium and the Czech Republic, while cities in Germany and Vienna saw renewed protests on Saturday. Week...

AP Week in Pictures: Global

JAN. 1 - 7, 2022 From Orthodox Christians celebration of Christmas Mass, to New Year's fireworks lighting up the skies globally, to U.S. President Joe Biden's plea for democracy on t...

Violence flares at pandemic protests in Germany

BERLIN (AP) — Police in Germany have reported sporadic violence at demonstrations against the country’s pandemic restrictions, with one protester in the eastern town of Lichtenstein biting an officer ...

Bengals beat Chiefs 34-31, stop KC 8-game winning streak

CINCINNATI (AP) — Evan McPherson kicked a 20-yard field goal as time ran out, and the Cincinnati Bengals earned their first AFC North title and postseason appearance in six years with a wild 34-31 win...

Penny, Metcalf lead Seahawks to 51-29 blowout of Lions

SEATTLE (AP) — Russell Wilson was the last off the field, waving his arms and stopping to sign a few autographs for the Seahawks fans who lingered in the rain. Heading into an offsea...

2021 box office closes with more fireworks for 'Spider-Man'

NEW YORK (AP) — Hollywood closed out 2021 with more fireworks at the box office for “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” which topped all films for the third straight week and already charts among the highest g...

New Taipei NYE fireworks attract more than 60,000 spectators

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei's fireworks display to ring in 2022 attracted more than 60,000 people this year, according to the New Taipei City Government. The fireworks began shootin...