Real fans celebrate 11th European crown in divided Madrid
Sun, 29 May 2016 03:20:53 -0400
Real Madrid fans descended into the streets of the Spanish capital in the early hours of Sunday morning to celebrate a historic 11th European Cup win after beating local rivals Atletico Madrid on penalties. "The 11th is here," fans chanted with many expected to wait for their heroes to return from Milan with the trophy at the Plaza de Cibeles -- a traditional meeting point for Real's trophy celebrations -- in the heart of the city well after sunrise. At Real's Santiago Bernabeu stadium around 50,000 supporters followed the action from a tense final on four giant television screens.
Conservative reelected Iran speaker despite reformist gains
Sun, 29 May 2016 03:19:04 -0400
Moderate conservative Ali Larijani retained the speakership of Iran's parliament Sunday despite major gains for reformists in February elections, benefiting from credit gained by his support for last year's nuclear deal. Several lawmakers from the reformist camp broke ranks to vote against the head of their own List of Hope, Mohammad Reza Aref, who lost by 103 votes to 173. February's election was widely seen as a referendum on last July's nuclear deal with world powers led by the United States, the signature policy of moderate President Hassan Rouhani.
Search for missing teen on Northern California coast ends
Sun, 29 May 2016 02:51:14 -0400
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Authorities called off a search along a Northern California creek for a teenager who was last seen being abducted by an armed acquaintance after investigators found no signs of the girl.
Slain Utah rail worker's family offers forgiveness to killer
Sun, 29 May 2016 02:41:24 -0400
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Hundreds of family, friends and colleagues remembered a slain Utah rail worker Saturday while also offering forgiveness to his killer.
LEADING OFF: Utley, Mets get 1 more showdown; Perez hurt
Sun, 29 May 2016 02:32:00 -0400
A look at what's happening all around the majors today:
German, French leaders mark 100 years since Battle of Verdun
Sun, 29 May 2016 02:26:20 -0400
VERDUN, France (AP) — France's president and Germany's chancellor want their countries' improbable friendship to be a source of hope for today's fractured Europe as they commemorate the centenary of the longest battle of World War I.
Tropical Storm Bonnie soaks S. Carolina over holiday weekend
Sun, 29 May 2016 02:25:47 -0400
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Heavy rains from Tropical Storm Bonnie soaked the coast of South Carolina ruining the start of Memorial Day weekend.
Venezuelan officials, opposition meet mediators over standoff
Sun, 29 May 2016 02:21:21 -0400
Venezuelan officials and opposition foes have held separate secret meetings in the Dominican Republic with a group of ex-world leaders seeking a way out of political crisis, officials said, as an ex-military reserve leader was shot dead. Representatives of both sides of Venezuela's political standoff met former Spanish prime minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, former Dominican president Leonel Fernandez and Panama's ex-president Martin Torrijos "in recent days" under the auspices of the Union of South American Nations, UNASUR, to seek a "framework for a national dialogue," the organization said in a statement.
The never-ending vigil for millions yearning to bury their dead
Sun, 29 May 2016 01:58:20 -0400
Nameless migrants laid to rest in unmarked scrubland, murder victims dumped in mass graves, desperate searches for the missing after natural disasters. "You cannot close the book on the life of a loved one if you do not know the truth, or what the reasons were, why people went missing," said Salvadoran diplomat Augustin Vasquez Gomez. The numbers are thought to be "staggering" -- between 250,000 and a million in Iraq alone stretching back to the early days of the regime of former dictator Saddam Hussein, said Kathryne Bomberger, ICMP director general.
Pulisic gets 1st goal as US tops Bolivia 4-0 in Copa tuneup
Sun, 29 May 2016 01:54:12 -0400
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Six weeks after becoming the youngest foreigner to score in the Bundesliga, 17-year-old Christian Pulisic became the youngest American in the modern era to get a goal for the national team.