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Monster penguin once swam oceans

WELLINGTON, New Zealand—Scientists in New Zealand said yesterday they've found fossilized bones from an extinct monster penguin that was about the size of an adult human and swam the oceans some 60 million years ago.

They said the previously undiscovered species is believed to have stood about 1.6 metres (5 feet 2 inches) tall and weighed up to 80 kilograms (176 pounds).

Marker to honour historic African American tennis club

DURHAM, N.C.—A tennis club for African American players that hosted International Tennis Hall of Famers Althea Gibson and Arthur Ashe is being honoured with a historic marker.

The North Carolina Highway Historical Marker was dedicated today at the site of the Algonquin Tennis Club, which was created in 1922 by the American Tennis Association.

9-year-old girl sues German boys choir over gender bias

BERLIN — A 9-year-old girl is suing a centuries-old Berlin boys choir, arguing that her bid to join was only rejected because of her gender.

The State and Cathedral Choir is one of the most renowned boys choirs in Germany, founded in 1465 by Fredrick II of Brandenburg. Over its 554 years, it has never admitted any girls.

From D-Day to Nazi defeat: Marking World War II milestones

PARIS — For Allied troops in Europe, D-Day was just the beginning of a long and bloody push toward victory over the Nazis.

Ten weeks after commemorating the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion in Normandy, France is paying tribute this week to Allied troops involved in another major, but often overlooked, military operation: landings on the Mediterranean coast.