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Ray Lambert, D-Day survivor, WWII torch bearer, dies at 100

Ray Lambert, the Army medic who survived multiple wounds on D-Day and was saluted by a president on the World War II battle's 75th anniversary, died on Friday. He was 100. Lambert di...

Longtime Pirates usher Phil Coyne dies at 102

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Phil Coyne, who spent more than 80 years ushering Pittsburgh Pirates fans to their seats through varying stages of success and failure by the team, has died. He was 102. ...

Taiwan-US team discovers way to slow coronary artery disease

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A team of Taiwanese and American scientists has found a way to slow down the buildup of fatty deposits in blood vessels that often lead to a dangerous reduction of blood f...

Sánchez homers again, Kluber debuts, Yanks beat Jays 5-3

NEW YORK (AP) — Gary Sánchez joined Elston Howard in 1963 as the only Yankees catchers to homer in each of the first two games and Jay Bruce blooped a two-run single in the seventh for his first hit w...

LEADING OFF: Crowds back on opening day, Cole starts season

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: OPENING DAY From Fenway Park to Petco Park, ballparks will again be buzzing with real fans, rather than pumped-i...

LEADING OFF: Crowds back on opening day, Cole starts season

A look at what’s happening around the majors Thursday: OPENING DAY From Fenway Park to Petco Park, ballparks will again be buzzing with real fans, rather than pumpe...

Sister recovering from leukemia now rooting Staley in person

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — South Carolina coach Dawn Staley had a special supporter on hand for the team’s Sweet 16 victory Sunday: big Tracey Underwood. Staley's older sister is recovering ...

Romanian woman, 104, says vaccine "only way" to end pandemic

BUCHAREST (AP) — A 104-year-old Romanian woman has received her second COVID-19 vaccination shot, becoming the oldest person in Romania’s capital of Bucharest to be fully inoculated against the diseas...

King and queen of Belgium commemorate Brussels attacks

BRUSSELS (AP) — The king and queen of Belgium paid tribute Monday to the victims of the suicide bombings that killed 32 people and injured hundreds more in the Brussels subway and airport exactly five...

LA County may return beachfront land taken from Black family

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles county officials may return a beachfront property that was seized from a Black family nearly a century ago. Manhattan Beach used eminent do...

Freedom and democracy cannot be traded: Taiwan president

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Sunday (Feb. 28) emphasized that Taiwan's freedom and democracy are not bargaining chips to be traded while speaking at a ceremony to c...

4 men convicted in 1993 WTC bombing have had sentences cut

NEW YORK (AP) — Decades after going to prison, some of the men responsible for the World Trade Center bombing that killed six people 28 years ago Friday are still trying to whittle down their onetime ...

Mars rover's giant parachute carried secret message

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The huge parachute used by NASA’s Perseverance rover to land on Mars contained a secret message, thanks to a puzzle lover on the spacecraft team. Systems...

Virginia lawmakers vote to remove segregationist's statue

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A statue of segregationist Harry F. Byrd Sr., who served as Virginia's governor and a U.S. senator, will be removed from the state capitol grounds under a bill that won bipartisan...

With heavy hearts, Italians mark year of COVID-19 outbreak

CODOGNO, Italy (AP) — With wreath-laying ceremonies, tree plantings and church services, Italians on Sunday marked one year since their country experienced its first known COVID-19 death. ...