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RYDER CUP '23: Justin Thomas, the American that gets the Europeans' attention

Justin Thomas had the weakest credentials and the strongest case for being part of this American team in the Ryder Cup, without even having to make an argument. U.S. captain Zach Johnson...

From spaceships to 'Batman' props, a Hollywood model maker's creations and collection up for auction

DALLAS (AP) — From an early model of the iconic alien mothership from “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” to a complete Stormtrooper costume from “Star Wars,” bidding opens Friday on thousands of pie...

NATO unity will be tested at upcoming summit. Ukraine's possible entry may be the biggest challenge

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the Russian invasion of Ukraine continues with no end in sight, NATO's much-celebrated unity faces fresh strains when leaders gather for their annual summit this week in Vilnius, ...

NATO members have tentative agreement to extend Secretary-General Stoltenberg's tenure another year

WASHINGTON (AP) — NATO members have reached a tentative agreement to ask Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg to remain head of the 31-member transatlantic alliance for another year, according to a U.S....

Puzzle Video Game Market Type, By Application,And Key Players Till 2032

Global Overview of the Puzzle Video Game Market The Puzzle Video Game Market research report plays an important role in running a successful business as it covers essential industry-related data. It i...

Jan Vermeer's paintings remain shrouded in mystery

The facades of two red brick houses stand out against a cloudy sky. In a narrow passageway between them a housemaid bends over a container, framed by a doorway. She's been scrubbing; the water is ...

Pack, Omier lead way in Miami's 79-56 win over Terriers

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Nijel Pack scored 23 points, Norchad Omier posted his 38th career double-double and Miami beat St. Francis Brooklyn 79-56 on Wednesday night. Pack was 9-of-...

Lithuanian and French delegations impressed by Taiwan’s tea diplomacy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Lithuania's Vice Minister of Economy and Innovation Jovita Neliupšienė went to Dadaocheng on Sunday (June 12) while Vice-Chairman of the French Senate’s F...

Iowa assistant Kirk Speraw will retire after 43-year career

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa assistant Kirk Speraw will retire on June 30 after 43 years coaching college basketball, head coach Fran McCaffery announced Wednesday. Speraw began his ...

Kansas coach Bill Self seeks second title, place in history

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Kansas coach Bill Self finds himself in the same situation that longtime North Carolina coach Dean Smith once did. Both had won national championships at their res...

Silence replaces old folk tunes in historic quarter of Kabul

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Nabih Bakhsh’s family has been part of Afghanistan’s musical tradition for generations. His great-grandfather was a musician in the court of the Afghan emperor 150 years ago....

Russians pounding Ukraine, but Mariupol's no Aleppo — yet

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Russian airstrike on a children’s and maternity hospital in the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol is the latest in a series of attacks that have gutted apartment buildings and killed...

4 family members killed in central California highway crash

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Four members of a family from Washington state were killed and three were injured in a crash on Interstate 5 in central California, authorities said Thursday. ...

Bach from the brink: Meet Taiwanese musician Ethan Lin

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Is it a violin? A viola? “No,” says Ethan Lin (林逸軒), “it’s a violoncello da Spalla!” Fiddling this five-stringed mongrel from the ancestra...

Iconic musician seeks to rebuild Iraq through music

BAGHDAD (AP) — War kept him away from his beloved homeland for decades. Now, virtuoso oud player Naseer Shamma hopes to help rebuild conflict-scarred Iraq through a series of concerts and other projec...