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    Marc Márquez won the Catalonia Grand Prix to strengthen his lead of the MotoGP points race after his top challengers crashed out early on Sunday. Márquez sped away on his Honda to claim his home race after teammate Jorge Lorenzo went down on lap 2 and took Andrea Dovizioso, Valentino Rossi and Maverick Viñales with him. Márquez increased his lead over Dovizioso to 37 points after four wins in seven races. It was also his 48th career win in the top category. The five-time champion started from second on the grid behind polesitter Fabio Quartararo, who crossed the line second to secure his first podium finish. Danilo Petrucci was third. Lorenzo, an ex-champion who is struggling in his first season with Honda, took full blame for the accident. 'You don't have any options if you brake a little bit too late, like happened with me. It was my fault, my mistake and I apologize,' Lorenzo said. 'It was really unfortunate to take out Dovi, Maverick and Valentino. It wasn't their fault, it was mine.' Álex Márquez, the younger brother of Marc Márquez, won the Moto2 race to take the lead of the points race after a third consecutive victory. Thomas Luthi was second and trails Márquez by seven points in the standings. In Moto3, Marcos Ramírez won ahead of points leader Aron Canet. Celestino Vietti was third. The race featured several crashes, including one that took out six riders on lap 5. Canet leads the standings by three points over Lorenzo Dalla Porta, who couldn't finish the race due to a mechanical problem. ___ More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
  • Maurizio Sarri has left Chelsea after one season to return to Italy to manage Juventus. The former Napoli coach has joined Serie A champion Juventus on a three-year contract to replace Massimiliano Allegri. Sarri won the Europa League with Chelsea, beating Arsenal in his final game in charge last month, and he also led the team to third place in the Premier League. The move is likely to cause mixed reaction in Italy because of Sarri's three-year spell at Napoli, during which he transformed the club into Juve's main challenger for the Serie A title. Allegri was in charge of Juventus for the last five seasons, winning the league every year as well as four Italian Cups. He also led the team to two Champions League finals but Juventus appears frustrated by not being able to win the European trophy — especially after signing Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid. ___ More AP soccer: https://apnews.com/apf-Soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
  • A $28 million statue of Popeye by the artist Jeff Koons. Luxury, 'European-style' water shuttles. Five-star hotel rooms starting at about $650 a night. After months of turmoil and uncertainty, Wynn Resorts' flamboyant Encore Boston Harbor casino opens June 23 just over the city line in Everett, Massachusetts. The $2.6 billion gambling, hotel and entertainment complex brings Las Vegas opulence to the unlikeliest of places: a largely industrial waterfront home to a subway train repair yard, a water and sewer agency facility and a power plant. Massachusetts leaders hope the resort and its curved, bronze-toned hotel tower — echoing the company's distinctive properties in Vegas and Macau — transforms the city's reputation as an industrial afterthought. 'We were ready for something like this,' Mayor Carlo DeMaria said last week, putting forth a vision of a thriving waterfront district of hotels, restaurants and shops. 'Everett will no longer be that place where the scrap yards and the used car lots and the power plant are.' Key to that revival, DeMaria and casino officials say, is the company's nearly $70 million environmental cleanup of the 33-acre (13-hectare) former chemical plant land and its shoreline. A new 6-acre (2-hectare) park featuring a harbor walk and gardens will give the public access to the city's waterfront for the first time in more than a century. Wynn Resorts has also purchased a number of homes and businesses leading up to the casino's grand entry and begun razing them, with promises of future redevelopment. Casino officials have declined media requests to tour the property in recent months, opting instead to showcase it on a single preview on June 21. Speaking at his offsite administrative office last week, Encore Boston Harbor President Robert DeSalvio highlighted the attractions the company hopes will make the casino stand out in an increasingly crowded Northeast market. Much like the company's other properties, Encore Boston Harbor will feature millions of dollars in original artwork. A fanciful carousel sculpture made up of 83,000 flowers and 11,000 jewels will greet visitors at the casino entry. Murano glass chandeliers will dangle from the gambling floor ceiling. And Koons' Popeye will stand sentry by the casino's meeting rooms. 'At the end of the day, people want to come for an experience,' DeSalvio said. 'Our team has spanned the globe to find very special touches. All of it creates a bespoke entertainment experience. It's a place for people to come back to time and time again.' With more than 8 million patrons expected to visit annually, DeSalvio also stressed the casino's efforts to ease traffic snarls, a major concern for long-suffering Boston residents and commuters. Everett isn't on a subway line, but there will be free shuttles from nearby stations, a free local circulator bus through city neighborhoods, and coach buses departing from locations in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. The casino has also invested in shuttles to ferry patrons from downtown Boston's harbor front. But residents — even those eagerly anticipating the casino's opening — remain skeptical. 'It's a nightmare now. I can't see how it gets any better,' said Jake Mitchell, a lifelong Everett resident as he watched traffic crawl past the casino on a recent workday afternoon. 'But I still can't wait to check it out. I'll just live there. I won't come home anymore.' Nearly all casinos that have opened in the Northeast in recent years — including Massachusetts' MGM Springfield and Plainridge Park — have struggled to meet revenue projections, and Encore will likely be no different, said Paul DeBolle, a professor at Lasell College in Newton, Massachusetts, who has been tracking regional casino revenues. He and other experts predict the property will pull in around $600 million in revenues from gambling, short of the more than $800 million the casino predicted in its first year. State lawmakers have taken a similarly conservative view, projecting it will generate about $540 million from gambling. The state will collect 25% of the casino's gambling revenues. 'Wynn is clearly banking on their ability to attract Asian 'whales' and other wealthy gamblers from around the world,' said Clyde Barrow, a political science professor at the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley who has long studied Northeast casinos. 'But it doesn't make sense to me why anyone would fly right over Las Vegas to visit Everett, Massachusetts.' But Encore Boston Harbor might be better placed than others to meet its lofty revenue goals because it holds a 'virtual monopoly' on the Boston-area as owner of the lone gambling license for the affluent and populous region, said Alex Bumazhny, an analyst with the ratings agency Fitch. Rival MGM Springfield is an hour and a half away, Connecticut's Indian casinos are nearly a two hours' drive, and other casinos closer to Boston offer fewer amenities, he said. The controversies that have recently marred the company also shouldn't dim the casino's prospects, Bumazhny said. Casino regulators in Massachusetts and Nevada hit Wynn Resorts with $55 million in fines and other penalties after determining officials failed to investigate allegations of sexual misconduct against Steve Wynn, the company's founder. Wynn has denied the misconduct allegations but resigned as CEO last year. And the company, weeks before opening, negotiated to sell the Everett casino to MGM, but those talks ended amid public criticism. DeSalvio said the company remains bullish on Everett. 'For us, we've never moved off our original projections,' he said. 'People are going love the interior of the building, and when they walk out on that harbor walk and see what was done out there, I think they'll agree this is a unique and special place.
  • After receding from the national stage, the free college movement is resurfacing as a central rallying point for Democrats as they set their sights on the White House. At least 18 of the party's 23 presidential contenders have come out in support of some version of free college . Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts promises free tuition at public colleges and universities. Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota says it should be limited to two years of community college. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York wants to provide free tuition in exchange for public service. The candidates are responding to what some say is a crisis in college affordability, an issue likely to draw attention in the first primary debates later this month. Year after year, colleges say they have to raise tuition to offset state funding cuts. Students have shouldered the cost by taking out loans, pushing the country's student debt to nearly $1.6 trillion this year. Even for many in the middle class, experts say, college is increasingly moving out of reach. Free college, a catchall term for a range of affordability plans, is increasingly seen as a solution. Nearly 20 states now promise some version of free college, from Tennessee's free community college program to New York's Excelsior Scholarship, which offers up to four years of free tuition at state schools for residents with family incomes below $125,000 a year. But research on the effectiveness of state programs has been mixed. Critics say the offers are often undermined by limited funding and come with narrow eligibility rules that exclude many students. 'This is a problem that has not gone away but has gotten worse in many communities,' said Mark Huelsman, associate director of policy and research for Demos, a liberal think tank. 'It's enough of a problem that people expect some action on it, and they expect some plan for how to get there.' Plans from Warren, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Obama housing chief Julian Castro aim to eliminate tuition at all public institutions. The candidates say that would open college to a wider group of Americans and greatly reduce the need for loans. Warren argues that college, like other levels of schooling, is 'a basic public good that should be available to everyone with free tuition and zero debt at graduation.' Others, including Klobuchar and former Vice President Joe Biden, have backed more moderate plans to provide two years of free tuition at community colleges, similar to an idea pushed by President Barack Obama in 2015. And there are some who say students should be able to graduate without debt. To do that, several candidates want to help students with tuition as well as textbooks and living costs. Such 'debt-free' plans, which aim to steer money toward students with lower incomes, are supported Sen. Kamala Harris of California and Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, among others. Proposals for free college nationwide started to gain popularity among Democrats during the Obama administration and in the 2016 primary race. That discussion stalled after the election of President Donald Trump, who is seen as hostile to the idea. His administration blames colleges for the debt crisis, saying they ramp up tuition because they know students have easy access to federal loans. Before Trump was elected, Sanders was credited with bringing the issue to the fore when he campaigned on a promise to make tuition free at public colleges. Hillary Clinton, the party's 2016 nominee, initially criticized the idea but later adopted a similar plan. Now, early in the 2020 race, Democrats have been quick to show their support. Instead of debating whether it should be free, most are weighing which model is best and how to achieve it. 'It's striking how much the debate has shifted over the past decade,' Huelsman said. 'If you look at the 2008 election, 2012, it was not something that was necessarily a prominent part of the debate.' For most candidates, free college is just part of the solution as they confront student debt and college access. Several also promise to help borrowers refinance loans at lower interest rates; some want to wipe away huge chunks of the nation's student debt. Those types of proposals are likely to be popular among the growing share of voters paying off student loans, said Douglas Harris, an economics professor at Tulane University who has studied the effectiveness of free college. 'Something like 1 in 5 voters has college debt, which is a huge percentage,' he said. 'And when you have a huge number of people affected by something, then that certainly gets people's attention.' One of the major sticking points over free college is the price. Warren's total education plan is estimated to cost $1.25 trillion over a decade. Sanders' free college plan would cost $47 billion a year. Both call on the federal government to split the cost with states while also raising taxes on Wall Street or the wealthiest Americans. Some Democrats, though, say that kind of spending is untenable. Klobuchar has rejected the idea of free college for everyone, saying the country can't afford it. Instead she backs two years of free community college as a way to help prepare workers and fill shortages in the job market. 'When I look at the jobs that are available right now out there, we have a lot of job openings in areas that could use a one-year degree, a two-year degree, and we're just not filling those jobs,' Klobuchar said at a March town hall in Iowa. She added that students can attend community college and then 'later go on to complete their four-year degree.' Former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke supports free community college for all Americans, along with debt-free college at four-year institutions for students with low and modest incomes. Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper says he would make community college free 'for those who can't afford it.' Many free college supporters see promise in a federal plan that could bring more funding and share the cost with states. But in Congress, that kind of plan has yet to take hold. In March, Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, reintroduced his Debt-Free College Act, which calls for a partnership with states to make sure students can afford all college costs without borrowing loans. The idea died in the previous session and has yet to be taken up in this one, but the new bill has gained wider support from Democrats. Among those backing the plan are four 2020 candidates: Gillibrand, Harris, Warren and Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey. ___ Follow Collin Binkley on Twitter at https://twitter.com/cbinkley
  • Pope Francis donned a white firefighter's safety helmet Sunday to enter a damaged cathedral during a visit to central Italy, where he gave encouragement to people still struggling three years after devastating earthquakes struck. Francis traveled to the town of Camerino, which was shaken so badly in 2016 that people are still not allowed into the town center as work continues to stabilize buildings. Before he entered the cathedral, a firefighter's safety helmet was placed over Francis' skullcap. Inside the cathedral, he was surrounded by firefighters and clergymen also wearing helmets. He placed flowers at a statue of the Virgin Mary, which was damaged in the earthquake. The statue's head and arms are missing. The image of Francis wearing a helmet mirrored the scene in Paris on Saturday of churchmen, including the archbishop of Paris, wearing hard hats as they celebrated the first Mass in Notre Dame Cathedral since a fire ravaged the landmark and toppled its spire on April 15.
  • It was the escalator ride that would change history. Four years ago on Sunday, Donald Trump descended through the pink marble and brass atrium of Trump Tower to announce his candidacy for president , the first step on a journey few believed would take him all the way to the White House. It turns out the 2015 event might not have happened, at least not on June 16. And the over-the-top staging that featured a crowd including paid actors could have been even more theatrical if one early idea hadn't been scrapped. (Trump nixed suggestions to feature a live elephant. 'Too political,' he decided.) Now, the president who loves to reminisce about that 'famous' Trump Tower moment is trying to recreate the magic as he formally launches his re-election bid Tuesday in Florida. Four years in, Trump still is echoing much of the same divisive rhetoric he let fly when he ditched the speech prepared for that original campaign kickoff. His 2015 announcement, according to those involved in the effort, was a classic Trump production aimed at highlighting all the things that made Trump, well, Trump: his brashness, his wealth and his skill for lighting rhetorical fires and watching the press scramble to respond. Trump had been in Europe playing golf the week before his scheduled announcement, with plans to return in time to go over remarks written by his ragtag team of early staffers. 'I get a call while he is in Europe and he asked, 'What do you think about postponing this a little?'' recalled Sam Nunberg, an early campaign adviser. But the press already had been invited, trips to early-voting states planned and the timing — a day after assumed front-runner Jeb Bush's announcement — seemed ideal. And there was fear among advisers that any delay would trigger talk of cold feet about a campaign some observers doubted would ever happen because Trump had already flirted with, but then bailed on, previous bids. 'I tell him, 'We can't do that. We have set this date. If we postpone it, it would be covered that you got cold feet and you would not be taken seriously,'' said Nunberg. 'I told him that postponing would be like Madonna not performing at MSG on a show day,' referring to New York's Madison Square Garden. So the show went on. Trump and his wife, Melania, emerged from an upper level of Trump Tower and descended the 'famous' escalator, with the future president offering thumbs-ups and waves. It was a scene Trump had carefully crafted, paying frequent visits to the lobby as crews worked through the night to erect press risers, build the stage he would stand on and polish every inch of marble and brass. A speech had been written. But Corey Lewandowski, Trump's first campaign manager, wrote in his book, 'Let Trump Be Trump,' that the candidate 'gave a quick look at the sheet of paper Corey handed him, folded it up, and put it in his breast pocket, never to look at it again.' Four years later Trump remembers it fondly. 'I never forget standing on the famous escalator, you know the escalator, right?' he likes to tell crowds. 'Remember the scene with Melania in front of me waving very elegantly and Trump coming down, waving less elegantly? But I just took a deep breath and I said, 'Let's go do it. Let's make this country great,' because it takes guts. It takes guts. And I'm so glad I did it.' And four years later, the speech Trump delivered, following an introduction from his eldest daughter, Ivanka, sounds just like one he would deliver today. 'Our country is in serious trouble. We don't have victories anymore,' Trump told the crowd, railing against China for 'killing us on trade' and promising to build a 'great, great wall' along the U.S.-Mexico border that the American ally would pay for, 'Mark my words.' 'When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best,' Trump said in one infamous line. He panned Obama-era unemployment statistics as 'full of nonsense' and described himself as 'really rich.' 'He's doing exactly what he said he was going to do, and as a result of what he said he was going to do, he got elected,' said George Gigicos, who was hired to produce the 2015 event and went on to serve as advance director for both the campaign and at the White House. Trump, said Roger Stone, another longtime adviser, 'orchestrated every minute detail of his announcement,' including vetoing a suggestion from his former personal attorney Michael Cohen to decorate the lobby with red, white and blue bunting and feature a live elephant to add to the circus. Trump 'decided to come down the escalator and worked from his own handwritten notes rather than a prepared text,' said Stone, insisting that, 'then, as now, Donald Trump does not have handlers or managers or chief strategists.' That included scrapping aides' ideas on what he should wear. 'He asked me about a black suit. I said, 'Yes, that's iconic, that's 'The Apprentice,''' recalled Nunberg. Trump disagreed. 'He said 'You're a moron. Blue is better. It works better with the flags.' He was right.' Trump was thrilled with the speech's reception and later remarked on how successful the day had been for his brand. 'How great is this for Trump?' Nunberg recalled the candidate saying at one point. It helped, of course, that some in the crowd had been paid to be there. Extras were offered $50 to 'wear t-shirts and carry signs and help cheer' in support of Trump's announcement, according to a casting call email obtained by The Hollywood Reporter. The ploy was first discovered by Angelo Carusone, now president of the progressive Media Matters group. Carusone said after the event, he was struck that, at a time of selfie obsession, he couldn't find anyone who had posted photos of themselves attending the event. 'That was weird,' he remembered thinking. 'People who care about a presidential press announcement are going to post selfies,' he said. He finally came across a single photo posted by a man who worked as an extra and taken with a woman who appeared to do the same. Trump's campaign has never acknowledged knowingly hiring actors, but did acknowledge paying $12,000 to Gotham Government Relations, a firm that was said to have hired the Extra Mile Inc. casting company, according to a complaint filed with the Federal Election Commission. Neither Gotham nor GMLV Casting, which took over Extra Mile, responded to requests for comment in recent days. While some in Trump's orbit suggested a return to Trump Tower for his re-election announcement, the president will head to Orlando — in a state he must win to secure a second term. This time, there will be no need to hire actors. Trump and his campaign say 100,000 tickets have been requested for Tuesday's event at the 20,000-seat Amway Center. The event will feature a pregame show with food trucks, live music and jumbo screens to pump up the crowd. Even if Trump is exaggerating, there is little doubt the arena will be packed. ___ Colvin reported from Washington. ___ Follow Colvin and Lemire on Twitter at https://twitter.com/colvinj and https://twitter.com/JonLemire
  • A Jerusalem magistrate court on Sunday sentenced Sara Netanyahu, the wife of Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, to pay a fine of more than $15,000 for misusing state funds. The sentencing comes after she agreed to a plea bargain that ended the years-long saga of just one of the high-profile corruption cases involving the prime minister's family. The court ruling settled allegations that Sara Netanyahu had misused some $100,000 in state money on lavish meals. She was indicted on charges of fraud and breach of trust last year after the State Attorney's office accused her of running up large tabs at luxury restaurants while the official residence employed a full-time chef between the years 2010 and 2013. The settlement saw her admit to a more minor charge of 'intentionally exploiting the mistake of someone else,' specifically by misleading officials who didn't realize she already benefited from chefs on the government payroll. Under the terms of the bargain, Sara Netanyahu agreed to pay $2,800 in fines and hand the remaining $12,500 back to the state. The settlement also reduced the overspending charge to $50,000. But the prime minister himself remains the main focus of the family's legal troubles. He is facing an indictment on charges of bribery, fraud and breach of trust, pending a hearing scheduled for early October. He has pushed for a postponement and can still request an extension from the Supreme Court. Benjamin Netanyahu is accused of accepting lavish gifts from billionaire friends and promising to promote advantageous legislation for a major newspaper in exchange for favorable coverage. He vehemently denies wrongdoing, portraying himself as a victim of media-orchestrated persecution against him and his family in an attempt to oust him from power. The prime minister and his wife have a reputation for leading indulgent lives at public expense, out of touch with most Israelis. The 60-year-old Sara Netanyahu in particular has been accused of excessive spending, using public money for her private, extravagant tastes and for abusive behavior toward her personal staff. These allegations earned her an image as the Israeli Imelda Marcos, the former Philippine first lady infamous for her collection of designer shoes. In 2016, a court ruled Sara Netanyahu mistreated a housecleaner and awarded the man $42,000 in damages. Other employees have accused her of abuse, charges the Netanyahus reject. Another former housekeeper is currently suing Sara Netanyahu for $63,000 in damages over mistreatment and harassment. However, Sara Netanyahu's lawyer, Yossi Cohen, portrayed his client as a victim, saying she had 'been put through hell' the past four years with a public shaming campaign that was due only to her public standing. 'Sara Netanyahu is today paying a heavy and painful personal cost to put an end to this witch hunt, and I hope that indeed this is the end of the story,' he said after the hearing. Benjamin Netanyahu has stood by her, calling her a 'true hero' and bemoaning how she had become a 'punching bag' for their opponents.
  • The environmental activist group Extinction Rebellion has postponed a plan to shut down London's Heathrow Airport with drones after it was criticized by politicians and police. The group that demands faster action against climate change said Sunday it would 'not be carrying out any actions at Heathrow Airport in June or July this year.' Details of the group's plan were leaked last month. British Aviation Minister Charlotte Vere warned that 'using drones to deliberately put people's safety at risk carries a maximum life sentence.' Extinction Rebellion said the allegation it was willing to endanger people's lives 'is a depressing and predictable smear.' The group still aims to target the airport, Europe's busiest, but said it would not fly drones within flightpaths, and would give two months' notice so travelers could make other plans.
  • James Rodriguez got the best of Lionel Messi in the Copa America, leading Colombia to a 2-0 win over Argentina in their opening game in the South American tournament on Saturday. Rodriguez set up Roger Martinez's opening goal in the second half with a high, diagonal pass across the field, and substitute Duván Zapata scored late to seal the victory that allowed Colombia to end a 12-year winless streak against the Argentines. Messi had missed a chance to put Argentina in front, sending a close-range header off target as his team opened the tournament with a loss for the first time since 1979. 'Our best player was the entire team,' Colombia coach Carlos Queiroz said. 'The next match will certainly be more difficult, this is only the beginning.' Both Argentina and Colombia are trying to end title droughts, with the Argentines winless since the 1993 Copa America and the Colombians without a trophy since the 2001 edition. Argentina lost the finals of the World Cup in 2014 and the Copa America in 2015 and 2016, where it lost both of the latter in penalty shootouts against Chile. Colombia's last win over Argentina was in South American qualifying for the World Cup in 2007. 'It had been a long time (without beating Argentina),' Zapata said. 'Everyone in Colombia is very happy, but there is still a long way to go in the Copa, we still have important matches ahead.' Messi and Rodriguez had a mostly quiet match in Salvador, although Rodriguez provided the assist for Martinez's 71st-minute opener. The playmaker gained possession inside Colombia's own half before picking out Martinez with a long pass. The forward brought the ball down on the left flank before cutting into the penalty area and shooting into the far corner of the net. 'We are disappointed because they scored a great goal when we were playing better,' Messi said. 'It will take some time to accept this defeat, but we have to take the positives from today and move on to try to win the next match. We still have plenty of chances.' Argentina's first loss in a Copa America game in regulation time since 2007 was confirmed in the 86th minute. Five minutes after entering the match, Zapata converted from Jefferson Lerma's cross. Argentina striker Sergio Aguero and Colombia veteran Radamel Falcao also couldn't do much to help their teams break through their opponents' defense in a tense opening match in Group B. 'We improved in the second half and created chances,' said Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni, who complained of the bad field conditions at the Arena Fonte Nova. 'We still have two matches left and if we win them we will certainly advance.' Argentina will next play against Paraguay in Belo Horizonte, while Colombia will face Qatar in Sao Paulo. Paraguay and Qatar meet in the other Group B match on Sunday in Rio de Janeiro. Earlier Saturday, Peru was held by 10-man Venezuela to a 0-0 draw in Group A, a result that left both teams two points behind host Brazil, which opened with a 3-0 win over Bolivia on Friday in Sao Paulo. ___ More AP soccer: https://apnews.com/apf-Soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
  • The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf (all times local): 2:25 p.m. Egypt is strongly condemning two drone attacks by Yemeni rebels, known as Houthis, that targeted airports in southwestern Saudi Arabia. An Egyptian Foreign Ministry statement on Sunday called the attacks 'wanton aggressions.' The Houthis claimed late Saturday night that they'd attacked airports in the cities of Abha and Jizan. Saudi Arabia said early Sunday that it had shot down one Houthi drone. Saudi Arabia accuses Iran of arming the Houthi rebels, which Tehran denies. Egypt backs the Saudi-led military coalition of mostly Arab states that has been at war against the Houthis in Yemen since 2015. The attacks come just days after the rebels said they launched a cruise missile that struck the Abha airport. Saudi Arabia said that attack on Wednesday wounded 26 people. ___ 10:45 a.m. The Norwegian-owned oil tanker Front Altair, which caught fire after being apparently attacked last week in the Gulf of Oman, has arrived off the coast of the United Arab Emirates. The ship's position was some 20 miles off the coast of the Emirati port city of Khorfakkan on Sunday. The Front Altair caught fire after the attack Thursday, sending a thick cloud of black smoke visible even by satellite from space. On Saturday, Associated Press journalists saw the crew members of Front Altair after their Iran Air flight from Bandar Abbas, Iran, landed at Dubai International Airport. The U.S. has blamed Iran for what it described as an attack with limpet mines on the two tankers. Tehran rejects the allegation, instead accusing the U.S. under President Donald Trump of pursuing an 'Iranophobic' campaign against it. ___ 10:35 a.m. Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman says the kingdom isn't seeking war in the region, but won't hesitate to deal with any threats to its people and vital interests. In his first public remarks since attacks last month on oil tankers off the coast of the United Arab Emirates, the powerful Saudi prince accused Iran of using militias to destabilize the region. He said the attacks days earlier on vessels in the Gulf of Oman, as well as on an oil pipeline in Saudi Arabia and a civilian airport in the kingdom's southern city of Abha, 'confirm the importance of our demands of the international community to take a decisive stance' against Iran's behavior. He made the remarks in an interview published Sunday by the pan-Arabic newspaper Asharq al-Awsat. ___ 7 a.m. Yemen's Houthi rebels say they've launched a new drone attack against Saudi Arabia. The kingdom says it shot down one Houthi drone. The Houthi's Al-Masirah satellite news channel announced the attack late Saturday night. Yahia al-Sarie, a Houthi spokesman, said their drones targeted airports in Jizan and Abha in Saudi Arabia. Early Sunday, the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen said it shot down a drone near the Abha regional airport. A statement from spokesman Col. Turki al-Maliki did not address the Houthi claim regarding a drone attack on Jizan. The Houthis say they launched a cruise missile that struck the Abha airport Wednesday. Saudi Arabia says that attack wounded 26 people.