Israel, Myanmar agree to ‘verify’ taught history of other

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel has signed an education agreement with Myanmar allowing each country to “mutually verify” how their histories are taught by the other. Tuesday’s agreement comes as both countries face international criticism; Myanmar for its...

Fiji prosecutors appeal verdicts in newspaper sedition case

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Prosecutors in Fiji are appealing a judge’s acquittal of a newspaper publisher and an opinion writer on sedition charges. The case has major implications for press freedom in the South Pacific nation, where many media outlets kowtow to...

Indonesia’s Merapi volcano ejects towering column of ash

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s Mount Merapi has shot a towering plume of ash about 6 kilometers (4 miles) high in an eruption authorities said lasted 2 minutes. The National Disaster Mitigation Agency said Friday the volcano’s alert status, raised last...

Munoz’s 3-run HR caps 5-run 9th, Cardinals beat Pirates 10-8

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Yairo Munoz hit a three-run, game-ending homer to cap St. Louis’ five-run ninth inning and rally the Cardinals to a 10-8 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday night. Munoz ripped the first pitch from closer Felipe Vazquez (2-2) over the wall in...

Student, housewife among 15 terror suspects held in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian police have detained 15 suspected militants, several of them foreigners, who were planning attacks on places of worship in Kuala Lumpur. National police chief Mohamad Fuzi Harun says the 15 comprised six Malaysians, six Filipinos, a...

11-year-old with cancer named ‘Prom Queen’

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio community has come together to throw a prom for an 11-year-old girl with stage 4 cancer. Madison “Maddie” Smallwood and her entire fifth grade class from Monroe Elementary School joined in on the celebration Wednesday in Hamilton,...

Correa’s 2-run shot helps Astros over Red Sox 4-2

HOUSTON (AP) — Carlos Correa snapped an 0 for 10 slump with a two-run homer in the first and Tony Kemp and Jake Marisnick had an RBI each to help the Houston Astros to a 4-2 win over the Boston Red Sox on Thursday night. Houston starter Lance McCullers (7-3) allowed four...

Alberto begins to dissipate, leaving deaths, flooding behind

Remnants of the first named storm of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season are pushing into Canada, but Alberto’s heavy rains have drenched the Southern Appalachians, claiming lives in raging flash floods, triggering mudslides and washing away bridges. Since its Memorial Day...

Matsuyama Holes Out And Shares The Lead

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Hideki Matsuyama capped a furious finish at the Memorial by holing out from 130 yards for an eagle that sent him to a 7-under 65 and a share of the lead with Joaquin Niemann and Abraham Ancer. Matsuyama, who won the Memorial in 2014, was in the middle of the...

Parkland school shooting survivor suggests FedEx protest

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — One of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting survivors campaigning for gun controls has suggested he plans a protest against FedEx. Activist David Hogg tweeted Wednesday, “See you this summer,” with a smiley face emoji, “1000...