• The Latest: Remains of New Orleans WWII veteran return home

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on the return of the remains of Pvt. Earl Joseph Keating to New Orleans (all times local):

  • Police: Hostages in deadly Sydney siege appeared ‘jovial’

    SYDNEY (AP) — A police official described a group of people being held hostage by a gunman inside a Sydney cafe during a 16-hour ordeal as “jovial,” a police commander told an inquest into the deadly siege on Monday.

  • Aussie triathletes Densham, Moffatt picked for 3rd Olympics

    SYDNEY (AP) — Bronze medalists Erin Densham and Emma Moffatt are preparing for their third Olympic Games after being selected Monday in Australia’s six-member triathlon team to compete at Rio de Janeiro in August.

  • In this May 20, 2016 photo, Nadau "du Treil" Michael Keating Jr., left, and his nephew Tyler Lege, go through boxes of photos and letters of Pvt. Earl Joseph Keating, who died more than seven decades ago in World War II, in Metairie, La. Keating's remains are scheduled to be returned to Louisiana on Monday. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

    Decades after death in WWII, a son of New Orleans comes home

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — More than seven decades after being killed during World War II, Pvt. Earl Joseph Keating finally came home to his native New Orleans after his remains were discovered on the Pacific island where he died in 1942.

  • Australian leader’s poll numbers sag 2 weeks into campaign

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s popularity dipped slightly in a poll published Monday two weeks into what appears to be a tight campaign ahead of July 2 general elections.

  • Twice golden, Diamond doubtful for Olympics amid charges

    SYDNEY (AP) — Two-time shooting gold medalist Michael Diamond is doubtful for his seventh Olympics after being charged with driving and firearms offenses on the weekend.

  • In this Dec. 21, 2012 file photo a Tasmanian devil called Big John growls from the confines of his new tree house as he makes his first appearance at the Wild Life Sydney Zoo in Sydney, Australia. The Tasmanian devil is an endangered species due to a mysterious disease that has slashed their numbers in Tasmania's wilderness by as much as 90 percent since it was discovered two decades ago. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith, File)

    Saving devils, in a single disease-free corner of Tasmania

    TASMAN PENINSULA, Australia (AP) — Drive over one narrow isthmus in Tasmania, and then another, and you’ll reach the last place on Earth where wild Tasmanian devils live apart from a contagious cancer that threatens the fearsome marsupials’ existence. Conservationists are doing everything they can to keep it that way.

  • Duke adds freshmen Bolden, White to freshman class

    DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke has added two more players to one of the nation’s top recruiting classes.

  • FILE- In this Monday, Aug. 3, 2015 file photo, IOC President Thomas Bach speaks at a press conference after the 128th IOC session in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Bach said Wednesday May 18, 2016 entire sports federations could be suspended if allegations of state-supported Russian doping at the 2014 Sochi Olympics are proven. (AP Photo/Joshua Paul, File)

    Thorpe: retesting of doping samples like solving old crimes

    SYDNEY (AP) — Five-time Olympic swimming champion Ian Thorpe says retesting of doping samples from previous games is a “good thing” and compared it with the solving of cold-case crimes.

  • In this Monday, June 30, 2008 file photo, urine samples from Chinese athletes are recorded upon arriving at China Anti-Doping Agency in Beijing. The IOC said Wednesday, May 17, 2016 31 athletes in six sports have tested positive in reanalysis of their doping samples from the 2008 Beijing Olympics. The International Olympic Committee said it has opened disciplinary proceedings against the unidentified athletes from 12 countries.  (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

    Australian Olympic chief says drug cheats can never rest

    SYDNEY (AP) — IOC vice president John Coates says the most recent positive doping results of backdated tests from athletes competing at the 2008 Beijing Olympics proves “if we don’t get you at the Games, we will get you later.”