Hawaii or Spain? Telescope experts say it may not matter

HONOLULU (AP) — When starlight from billions of years ago zips across the universe and finally comes into focus on Earth, astronomers want their telescopes to be in the best locations possible to see what’s out there. Despite years of legal battles and months of protests by Native Hawaiian opponents, the international coalition that wants […]

Spain reports 2nd death in widening listeria outbreak

MADRID (AP) — Spanish authorities say a second person has died in an outbreak of listeria from pork meat. The health spokesman for the southern Andalusia region, José Miguel Cisneros, said Friday a 72-year-old man who was in a terminal phase of pancreatic cancer died from the bacteria. Listeria usually causes mild illness but can […]

Spain posts international health alert for listeria outbreak

MADRID (AP) — Spain has issued international health alerts in light of a widening outbreak of listeria from pork meat that has affected 150 people and killed one person. Health Minister María Luisa Carcedo said Thursday alerts had been posted to the European Union and the World Health Organization given the possibility that some tourists […]

USA, Spain set to meet in a World Cup warmup

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. and Spain are facing off Friday night, a matchup of the two top-ranked basketball teams in the world and a possible precursor to a medal-round meeting next month at the World Cup. That might sound exciting. To the teams, not so much. Both the Americans and the Spaniards […]

Spain fights wildfire on Canary Islands, evacuates 1,000

MADRID (AP) — Spanish authorities say a wildfire on the Canary Island of Gran Canaria has burned 1,000 hectares (2,470 acres) and has forced the evacuation of 1,000 residents. The regional government of the Canary Islands said Sunday that 200 firefighters and 10 water-dumping aircraft are working to combat the blaze that started on Saturday […]

Spain: 50 migrants scale fence to African enclave

MADRID (AP) — Authorities in the Spanish city of Melilla say that around 200 migrants have tried to climb a barrier separating the European country’s north African enclave from Morocco. The local office of the Spanish government’s representative said Friday that one migrant suffered a fractured leg while six Spanish police were injured when around […]

Spain arrests suspect sought by Venezuela for deadly arson

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish National Court spokesman says that a man sought by Venezuela for allegedly burning a 22-year-old man during anti-government protests two years ago has been jailed in Madrid. Enzo Franchini Oliveros’ arrest was first announced on Wednesday by Venezuela’s top prosecutor, Tarek William Saab. Saab tweeted that Oliveros was sought for […]

Spain: Pamplona kicks off running of bulls festival

PAMPLONA, Spain (AP) — The blast of a traditional firework on Saturday opened nine days of uninterrupted partying in Pamplona’s famed running of the bulls festival. A member of the northern city’s official brass band was chosen for this year’s launch of the rocket, known as the “Chupinazo,” to mark 100 years since the local […]

Wildfire in Spain rages for third day amid heatwave

MADRID (AP) — Firefighters and aircraft battled for a third straight day Friday to contain a major wildfire that started in a pile of chicken dung and raced across the hills of northeastern Spain amid a heat wave. Authorities said more than 700 firefighters, eight helicopters and six water-dropping aircraft aimed to slow the fire’s […]

Wildfire rages in northeastern Spain, 53 evacuated

MADRID (AP) — Hundreds of firefighters struggled Thursday to contain a wildfire in northeastern Spain that has spread over 5,500 hectares (13,590 acres) and forced the evacuation of 53 residents. A Spanish military unit with 120 specialists joined local firefighters who had worked overnight to control the blaze that sent thick plumes of smoke over […]

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