At Tour de France, a beacon for fire-damaged Notre Dame

REIMS, France (AP) — On quiet days at the Tour de France, when even the commentators on French TV talk about the boredom of flat, long, meandering stages where not much happens until the sprint finish...

Review: 'Midsommar' is a disturbing, enthralling trip

"Midsommar " is a waking nightmare and I mean that in the best possible way. For over two hours you will be transported to a beautiful village in the middle of nowhere in a foreign l...

College music department resurrects long-lost funk music

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Back in the summer of 2005, Drexel University's Music Industry program got a very curious phone call. On the line was the owner of a storage facility in Philadelp...

Police arrest Indonesia business owner after deadly fire

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian police have arrested the owner and two managers of an unregulated factory in North Sumatra that was engulfed by fire, killing 30 people. North Su...

US donors, not French tycoons, foot Notre Dame works bills

PARIS (AP) — The billionaire French donors who publicly promised flashy donations totaling hundreds of millions to rebuild Notre Dame have not yet paid a penny toward the restoration of the French nat...

AP Was There: D-Day correspondent returns 10 years later

OMAHA BEACH, Normandy (AP) — This story was first published on June 5, 1954 AP journalist Don Whitehead, known by his colleagues as "Beachhead Don," returned to Normandy for the tenth anniversary of t...

Video shows night market fire burn down 50 stalls prior to Han rally in E. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A massive fire broke out in eastern Taiwan's biggest night market less than a week before Kaohsiung Mayor and presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) was scheduled to hold ...

Opinion: Notre Dame is a symbol of Europe

When millions of euros in donations were pledged to restore Notre Dame Cathedral in the immediate aftermath of Monday's inferno, it's understandable that some might ask: Why is it that vast su...

Drunk on smoke: Notre Dame's bees survive cathedral blaze

PARIS (AP) — Hunkered down in their hives and drunk on smoke, Notre Dame's smallest official residents — some 180,000 bees — somehow managed to survive the inferno that consumed the cathedral's ancien...

Notre Dame fire raises fears for UK's crumbling Parliament

LONDON (AP) — For some Britons who watched Notre Dame burn so fiercely in Paris, the horror was mixed with apprehension. What happened to the French landmark this week could easily befall the Houses o...

Notre Dame organists itching to play thunderous instrument

NANCY, France (AP) — They literally made Notre Dame tremble and made hearts sing. And they're anxious to do so again. The organists of Notre Dame, the privileged few who got to play ...

'I feel lost': Notre Dame fire destroyed a spiritual home

PARIS (AP) — In the stones soaring skyward and the Gothic magnificence of Notre Dame Cathedral, Cecile Deleville found a refuge for her soul. She was there three days before an infer...

In Notre Dame fire, embers of unity for a fractured France

PARIS (AP) — In Paris' heart, a charred and gaping hole. But also a rallying cry. The disfigurement of Notre Dame, the splendid cathedral that has watched over the French capital for...

French tycoons show competitive streak over Notre Dame aid

PARIS (AP) — Two of France's richest men, long locked in a very public rivalry, are once again pitted against each other — this time over flashy and competing donations to rebuild Notre Dame. ...

Trump offers unsolicited advice on fighting Notre Dame fire

WASHINGTON (AP) — As a catastrophic inferno tore through a cultural treasure, President Donald Trump assessed the response from 4,000 miles away and offered unsolicited advice for firefighters trying ...