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Strikes strand tourists, travelers at Italy's airports

ROME (AP) — Tourists and travelers at airports across Italy are facing delays and canceled flights thanks to strikes by air traffic controllers and air transport workers. Italy’s flagship carrier, Alitalia, said it was cancelling some 40 percent of its domestic and...

Israel's Netanyahu seeks to boost commercial ties with China

AP Photo/Andy Wong BEIJING (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has told China’s premier that he wants to boost their countries’ cooperation in advanced technology, as he leads a large business delegation to promote commercial ties with the Asian...

Dire straits: Gibraltar faces Brexit chaos against its will

AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza GIBRALTAR (AP) — All Antonio Molina has to do to cross the border into Gibraltar for work is wave an identity card, barely slowing his motorbike’s pace. The Spanish delivery man’s job depends on the border being open, a fact...

Donors urged to guard heritage threatened by war, extremism

PARIS (AP) — France is trying to raise tens of millions of dollars from international donors to protect cultural heritage sites threatened by war and the kind of destruction carried out by Islamic State group militants. Donors gathered Monday for a conference at the Louvre...

Tipping Off: On To The Second Weekend Of The NCAA Tournament

It’s on to the weekend that many consider the defining mark of a season. Reach the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament and a season is a success. Two wins from the Final Four and all the weekday games are in prime time. “I just told everybody, just wait,”...

Toyota Donating Northern Kentucky Facility For School

ERLANGER, Ky. (AP) — Toyota says it is donating a facility on its northern Kentucky campus for an education center. The company said in a news release that Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin announced a $6.8 million Work Ready Skills initiative grant to Boone County Schools to adapt...

Jury selection to begin in Penn State ex-president’s trial

Former Penn State president Graham Spanier walks to the Dauphin County Courthouse in Harrisburg, Pa., Monday, March 20, 2017. Spanier faces charges that he failed to report suspected child sex abuse in the last remaining criminal case in the Jerry Sandusky child molestation...

Confederate flag flies next to NCAA arena in South Carolina

AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A small group of protesters flew a large Confederate flag from the top of a parking garage next to a South Carolina arena hosting two men’s NCAA Tournament games. The group arrived Sunday morning, raising the flag from...

German finance minister: European unity 'best precaution'

BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s finance minister says European unity is “the best precaution for our 21st century” and is suggesting that the eurozone rescue fund could be turned into a sort of “European Monetary Fund.” Wolfgang Schaeuble, one of...

French emissions probe clears Opel; others accused of fraud

PARIS (AP) — French investigators say they have found evidence of possible emissions fraud in Fiat, Renault, Peugeot-Citroen and Volkswagen cars sold in France, but have found no proof of fraud in Opel vehicles. The Finance Ministry announced in a statement Monday that its...