- A veteran's race against time to return WWI Purple Hearts Updated: May-29-16 5:25 pm
ST. ALBANS, Vermont - A group that seeks to reunite lost Purple Hearts with service members or their descendants is embarking on an ambitious project: to return 100 such medals or certificates earned in World War I before the 100th anniversary next April of the United States' entry into the conflict.
- The Latest: Williams-Williams, Hingis-Mirza lose in doubles Updated: May-29-16 3:47 pm
PARIS - The Latest on the French Open (all times local):
- 'You belong': Shelby Rogers of US in 1st Slam QF in Paris Updated: May-29-16 3:35 pm
PARIS - When Shelby Rogers finished last season at No. 146, she set a rather modest goal for 2016: boosting her ranking enough to gain direct entry into Grand Slam tournaments so she wouldn't need to go through qualifying rounds.
- Tennis federation head: 'An awful lot of work' needed in Rio Updated: May-29-16 1:12 pm
PARIS - The head of the International Tennis Federation said Sunday that there is "still an awful lot of work that needs to go on" to have his sport's venue ready for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in August.
- German, French leaders mark 100 years since Battle of Verdun Updated: May-29-16 12:45 pm
VERDUN, France - In solemn ceremonies Sunday in the forests of eastern France, French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel marked 100 years since the Battle of Verdun, determined to show that, despite the bloodbath of World War I, their countries' improbable friendship is now a source of hope for today's fractured Europe.
- The Latest: Hollande in World War I speech: Protect Europe Updated: May-29-16 11:54 am
VERDUN, France - The Latest on the ceremonies commemorating the Battle of Verdun in World War I (all times local):
- Sailor turned novelist to celebrate book release abroad Updated: May-29-16 11:03 am
A novelist who was twice rescued from storm-battered sailboats will be celebrating the release of his latest book from the Canary Islands.
- Child in critical condition after Paris lightning strike Updated: May-29-16 9:51 am
PARIS - A child remains in critical condition after a lightning bolt disrupted a birthday party in a Paris park, injuring several.
- French fuel shortages improve as hints of compromise emerge Updated: May-28-16 5:58 pm
PARIS - France's nationwide fuel shortages - the consequence of a bare-knuckle dispute over labor reforms which have pit militant unions against the government - are easing amid signs that both sides may be seeking a compromise.
- Child still critical after lightning hits 11 in Paris park Updated: May-28-16 5:35 pm
PARIS - Eight children and three adults were struck by lightning Saturday in a Paris park after a sudden spring storm sent a bolt crashing down upon a children's birthday party, a spokesman for Paris' fire service said. He credited an off-duty firefighter with playing a critical role in getting immediate medical help to the victims, but one child remains in critical condition.
- 'For the moment,' Djokovic plans to compete at Rio Olympics Updated: May-28-16 4:57 pm
PARIS - Top-ranked tennis player Novak Djokovic says canceling the Olympics "is unthinkable" and, "for the moment," he is still planning to compete at the Rio de Janiero Games, despite worries about the Zika virus.
- The Latest: Child on life support after lightning strike Updated: May-28-16 4:24 pm
PARIS - The Latest on the lightning strike that struck 11 people at a park in Paris. (all times local):
- Palestinian leader wants time cap for any talks with Israel Updated: May-28-16 12:31 pm
CAIRO - The Palestinian president said Saturday that if an upcoming Paris conference succeeds in relaunching the long-stalled Palestinian-Israeli negotiations, it should also set a time cap and mechanisms to implement their resolutions.
- Sea Shepard founder Paul Watson rams whalers for a living Updated: May-28-16 11:05 am
PARIS - He's a fugitive on Interpol's Red List and a marine vigilante who's done jail time for extradition requests. Yet to many, he's also a heroic marine conservationist who risks his life and those of his crew to save countless endangered whales, turtles, dolphins and sharks from slaughter.
- The Latest: European artists win for cartoons on migrants Updated: May-28-16 10:44 am
ROME - The Latest on Europe's migration crisis (all times local):
- Tour de Belgique race cancels stage after mass crash Updated: May-28-16 10:36 am
PARIS - The Tour de Belgique cycling race says it has canceled its fourth stage following a serious crash.
- France's Mathieu out of Euro 2016 with calf injury Updated: May-28-16 9:56 am
PARIS - France's defensive woes worsened on Saturday as Jeremy Mathieu was ruled out of the European Championship with a calf injury.
- US official: Tribal shield should be pulled from auction Updated: May-27-16 5:18 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on Friday asked French authorities to prevent the auction of a ceremonial shield from a Native American community in New Mexico, saying the item was believed to have been stolen decades ago.
- The Latest: Officials say Acoma shield was stolen years ago Updated: May-27-16 2:57 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - The Latest on a planned auction in France of Native American sacred items (all times local):
- Egypt says search for crashed EgyptAir plane narrows Updated: May-27-16 12:40 pm
CAIRO - The search for the EgyptAir plane which crashed last week killing all 66 people on board has narrowed to a 5-kilometer-wide area in the Mediterranean Sea, based on signals from the craft's emergency beacon, Egypt's chief investigator said.
- 9-time champion Nadal out of French Open with injured wrist Updated: May-27-16 12:08 pm
PARIS - Nine-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal pulled out of the Grand Slam tournament on Friday, citing an injury to his left wrist.
- French protesters disrupt airport; gas shortages ease Updated: May-27-16 8:32 am
PARIS - Union activists disrupted the Marseille airport Friday and halted activity at half of the country's oil refineries in protests over changes to France's labor system, but nationwide gasoline shortages eased slightly after government intervention.
- Air France workers on trial for assaulting executives Updated: May-27-16 7:03 am
BOBIGNY, France - A French judge postponed a trial Friday against Air France workers accused of tearing the shirts off airline executives in a violent protest, apparently fearing it could enflame tensions amid nationwide strikes over France's labor system.
- Tennis pros need a CEO's head on top of strong shoulders Updated: May-27-16 2:32 am
PARIS - Two rounds of French Open tennis haven't come close to turning Marco Trungelliti into a millionaire.
- France sending search ship to find EgyptAir black box Updated: May-26-16 6:17 pm
PARIS - A French naval ship specialized in underwater searches will help search for the black box flight recorders of the EgyptAir flight that crashed in the Mediterranean last week, killing all 66 aboard.