Trump’s threats draw Iran’s cultural sites into tensions

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's ancient and rich cultural landscape has become a potential U.S. military target as Washington and Tehran lob threats and take high-stakes steps toward a possi...

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Today in History Today is Friday, Dec. 27, the 361st day of 2019. There are four days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Dec. 27, ...

Archaeologists in Greece find 3,500-year-old royal tombs

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — U.S. archaeologists have discovered two monumental royal tombs dating from about 3,500 years ago near a major Mycenaean-era palace in Greece's southern Peloponnese region, the Gr...

Pope arrives in Thailand to encourage Catholic minority

BANGKOK (AP) — Pope Francis arrived in Bangkok on Monday to begin a tour of Thailand and Japan, part of a mission to boost the morale of those countries’ tiny minority Catholic communities and speak a...

Pope heading to Thailand to encourage Catholic minority

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is heading to Thailand to encourage members of a minority Catholic community in a Buddhist nation and highlight his admiration for their missionary ancestors who broug...

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

App Store Official Charts for the week ending November 10, 2019: Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. ...

Macron marks Remembrance Day, 101 years since end of WWI

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron is marking Remembrance Day by relighting the flame at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier under Paris' Arc de Triomphe. Greeted by Prime Min...

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Today in History Today is Monday, Nov. 11, the 315th day of 2019. There are 50 days left in the year. Today is Veterans Day. Today's Highlight in History: ...

Mayor of Mussolini's birthplace sparks row over student trip

PREDAPPIO, Italy (AP) — The mayor of the town that gave birth to Italian dictator Benito Mussolini has ignited a national row by refusing to participate in a program that pays travel costs to allow st...

France reopens contested Jewish tomb in east Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (AP) — French authorities reopened one of Jerusalem's most magnificent ancient tombs to the public for the first time in over a decade, despite a dispute over access to the archaeological-cu...

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

App Store Official Charts for the week ending November 3, 2019: Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. ...

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Today in History Today is Monday, Nov. 4, the 308th day of 2019. There are 57 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Nov. 4, 1980...

Ghoulish gaffe: Danish cyclist sits for pic on Taiwanese family tomb altar

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Danish cyclist raised hackles in Taiwan over a strict taboo he violated by posing for a photo while sitting on the alter of a Taiwanese family's tomb. Taiwanese o...

Palestinian woman shot trying to stab Israeli troops

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police say officers shot a Palestinian woman who attempted to stab troops outside a contested holy site in the West Bank city of Hebron. The police said in a...

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Today in History Today is Wednesday, Oct. 30, the 303rd day of 2019. There are 62 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 30,...