BTS music vs trash: 2 Koreas start bizarre psychological warfare

Associated Press 06/12/2024

SEOUL, South Korea — Mammoth South Korean loudspeakers blaring BTS music. Large North Korean balloons carrying manure, cigarette butts and waste batteries. Small South Korean civilian leaflets slamming North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Day after day,…

Hajj, Islamic pilgrimage, and its significance to Muslims

Associated Press 06/12/2024

Once a year, Muslim pilgrims flowing into Saudi Arabia unite in a series of religious rituals and acts of worship as they perform the Hajj, one of the pillars of Islam. As they fulfill a religious obligation,…

NBA Finals: Kyrie Irving says change for Dallas ‘starts with me’

Associated Press 06/12/2024

DALLAS — The last 12 games where Kyrie Irving has played against the Boston Celtics have all ended with the same outcome. His team lost. It’s a streak that Irving and the Dallas Mavericks would desperately like…

Independence Day: Growing Filipino diaspora means worldwide celebrations

Associated Press 06/11/2024

In the Philippines — where Spanish and later U.S. colonial rule persisted for nearly four centuries — June 12 is the real Independence Day. That date in 1898 was the pivotal moment when the island nation first…

‘Home Alone’ house being sold, minus Kevin’s swinging paint cans

Associated Press 06/08/2024

WINNETKA, Illinois— The home of Kevin McCallister’s hijinks is changing hands. And if the new owner wants to watch “Home Alone,” there’s a movie theater inside, one of many upgrades since the suburban Chicago property was renovated and expanded…

Mike Tyson fight with John Logan moved due to ‘Iron Mike’ illness

Associated Press 06/01/2024

Mike Tyson’s fight with Jake Paul has been postponed after the 57-year-old Tyson fell ill on a flight last weekend. Tyson and Paul said Friday that they will announce a new fight date next week. They were…

Guilty: Trump first ex-U.S. president convicted of felony crimes

Associated Press 05/31/2024

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump became the first former American president to be convicted of felony crimes Thursday as a New York jury found him guilty of all 34 charges in a scheme to illegally influence the 2016…

Turbulence: What it is, why it happens

Associated Press 05/22/2024

NEW YORK — The death of a British man and injuries impacting dozens of other people aboard a Singapore Airlines flight that hit severe turbulence Tuesday highlighted the potential dangers of flying through unstable air. The exact…

Studio Ghibli of Japan gets an honorary Palme d’Or at Cannes

Associated Press 05/21/2024

CANNES, France — Studio Ghibli, the Japanese anime factory of surreal ecological wonders that has for 39 years spirited away moviegoers with tales of Totoros, magical jellyfish and floating castles, was celebrated Monday by the Cannes Film…

Iran President Ebrahim Raisi dies at 63 in helicopter crash

Associated Press 05/20/2024

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, a hard-line protégé of the country’s supreme leader who helped oversee the mass executions of thousands in 1988 and later led the country as it enriched uranium near…

Iran’s president missing after helicopter accident in foggy region

Associated Press 05/20/2024

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A helicopter carrying Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, the country’s foreign minister and other officials apparently crashed in the mountainous northwest reaches of Iran on Sunday, sparking a massive rescue operation in a…

NBA: Pacers tries to even series with New York, force Game 7

Associated Press 05/17/2024

The Indiana Pacers’ season is on the brink. It’s win or it’s over. So the last playoff team with a perfect home record has to dig deep and make the most of the energy it receives from…

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