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LONDON | Fly-past honors WWII airmen who died saving UK children

LONDON (AP) — U.S. and Royal Air Force planes have soared over Sheffield, England, to honor 10 U.S. airmen who sacrificed their lives during World War II to save children playing in a park where they wanted to land. One of those children, Tony Foulds, watched the fly-past after he spent decades lobbying for public … Continue reading LONDON | Fly-past honors WWII airmen who died saving UK children

LONDON | Why do zebras have stripes? Perhaps to dazzle away flies

LONDON (AP) — Zebra stripes are dazzling — particularly to flies. That’s the conclusion of scientists from the University of Bristol and the University of California at Davis who dressed horses in black-and-white striped coats to help determine why zebras have stripes. The researchers found that fewer horseflies landed on the cloaked horses than on … Continue reading LONDON | Why do zebras have stripes? Perhaps to dazzle away flies

RIO DE JANEIRO | Murray’s mother says former Wimbledon champ could play again

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Andy Murray is currently recovering from his hip surgery, and his mother thinks the two-time Wimbledon champion still has a chance of making a return. Murray announced last month at the Australian Open that he would compete in the season’s first major but might never be able to play again. … Continue reading RIO DE JANEIRO | Murray’s mother says former Wimbledon champ could play again

MANCHESTER, England | Jose Mourinho leaves Man United after 2½ years

MANCHESTER, England  — Manchester United says Jose Mourinho has left the Premier League club with immediate effect. The decision was announced Tuesday, two days after a 3-1 loss to Liverpool left United 19 points off the top of the Premier League after 17 games. Mourinho lasted 2½ years at United and won two titles, the … Continue reading MANCHESTER, England | Jose Mourinho leaves Man United after 2½ years

The Latest: Steelers beat Pats for first time since ’11

The Latest on NFL‘s Week 15 (all times Eastern): 7:30 p.m. The Pittsburgh Steelers have beaten the New England Patriots for the first time since 2011. The Steelers’ 17-10 win at Heinz Field kept the Steelers (8-5-1) ahead of the Ravens (8-6) in the NFC North. A loss would have put them on the outside … Continue reading The Latest: Steelers beat Pats for first time since ’11

The Latest: 49ers tied with Seahawks in fourth quarter

The Latest on NFL‘s Week 15 (all times Eastern): 6:25 p.m. A week after upsetting the Broncos, the 49ers are locked in a 20-20 game with the Seahawks in the fourth quarter in Levi’s Stadium. Seattle is 8-5 and even a loss won’t bump them out of the fifth spot in the NFC playoff picture. … Continue reading The Latest: 49ers tied with Seahawks in fourth quarter