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  • Cheruiyot wins 1st London Marathon in hot conditions

    9 minutes ago

    (AP) LONDON (AP) — Olympic 5,000-meter champion Vivian Cheruiyot won the London Marathon at her second attempt in hot conditions on Sunday. Cheruiyot completed the 26.2-mile (42.2-kilometer) course in front of Buckingham Palace in 2 hours, 18 minutes, 30 seconds. Fellow ...

  • The Latest: Pope calls for peace amid Nicaragua protests

    12 minutes ago

    (AP) MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — The Latest on unrest in Nicaragua (all times local): 4:40 a.m. Pope Francis has expressed deep worry over deadly violence in Nicaragua fueled by protests and he's pressing for a peaceful solution. Human rights advocates say ...

  • Goerges beats Pliskova; Czechs still lead 2-1 in Fed Cup

    34 minutes ago

    (AP) STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Julia Goerges defeated Karolina Pliskova 6-4, 6-2 to keep Germany's Fed Cup hopes alive against the Czech Republic by pulling the score back to 2-1 in their semifinal on Sunday. Goerges sealed the win in under ...

  • Malaysia: Security increased after Palestinian gunned down

    49 minutes ago

    (AP) KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian police say an investigation is underway into the gunning down of a Palestinian man and that security is being beefed up in the country following recent high-profile assassinations. Gaza's ruling Hamas militant group said ...

  • Fed Cup: Japan wins decisive doubles to beat Britain 3-2

    52 minutes ago

    (AP) MIKI, Japan (AP) — Miyu Kato and Makoto Ninomiya beat Johanna Konta and Heather Watson 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 in doubles on Sunday to give Japan a 3-2 win over Britain in their Fed Cup World Group playoff. Konta beat Naomi ...

  • Local vote comes as Italy struggles to form government

    1 hour, 13 minutes ago

    (AP) ROME (AP) — Voting in one of Italy's tiniest regions is being watched for any shift in voter sentiment as politicians in Rome struggle to form a national government. Residents of Molise, a southern region that is one of Italy's ...

  • Police say 14 Maoist rebels killed in raid in western India

    1 hour, 18 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian police say government forces have killed at least 14 Maoist rebels during a raid on their hideout in a forested area in western India. Police officer Prashant Diwate says fighting began on Sunday after police ...

  • UK calls on social media firms to better protect children

    1 hour, 27 minutes ago

    (AP) LONDON (AP) — Britain's health secretary says the government will introduce new laws targeting online social media companies if they don't do more to protect children. In a strongly-worded letter to Facebook, Google, Snapchat, Twitter and others, Jeremy Hunt said ...

  • Tourists at French abbey evacuated after threat

    1 hour, 47 minutes ago

    (AP) PARIS (AP) — French authorities are evacuating tourists and others from the Mont-Saint-Michel abbey and monument in western France after a visitor apparently threatened to attack security services. The national gendarme service said the man made the threat Sunday on ...

  • Germany's center-left Social Democrats to elect new leader

    2 hours, 6 minutes ago

    (AP) BERLIN (AP) — Germany's center-left Social Democrats are electing a new leader to spearhead the party's recovery from a disastrous election result and guide it through a fractious coalition government with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives. Andrea Nahles, the combative leader ...

  • Pope ordains 16 priests, tells them always 'be merciful'

    2 hours, 7 minutes ago

    (AP) VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is reminding priests to always be merciful, as he ordained 16 men in a ceremony in St. Peter's Basilica. In remarks Sunday to the new priests from several nations, Francis said: "Please, don't tire ...

  • Syrian military pummels IS-held districts in Damascus

    2 hours, 12 minutes ago

    (AP) DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian state media says government forces are pounding districts of southern Damascus held by Islamic State militants in a bid to enforce an evacuation deal reached earlier in the week. Islamic State militants agreed to give ...

  • Afghan officials say toll from suicide bombing in Kabul rises to 31 dead, 54 wounded

    2 hours, 25 minutes ago

    (AP) KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan officials say toll from suicide bombing in Kabul rises to 31 dead, 54 wounded.

  • The Latest: 12 killed, 57 wounded in Afghanistan bombing

    3 hours, 2 minutes ago

    (AP) KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on the violence in Afghanistan (all times local): 12:25 p.m. Afghan officials say the toll from a suicide bombing in Kabul has climbed to at least 12 killed and 57 wounded. Public Health Ministry ...

  • Afghan Public Health Ministry says 12 killed, 57 wounded in Kabul bombing, toll likely to rise

    3 hours, 5 minutes ago

    (AP) KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan Public Health Ministry says 12 killed, 57 wounded in Kabul bombing, toll likely to rise.

  • Could Ohtani emergence open door for 2-way college players?

    3 hours, 56 minutes ago

    (AP) Louisville coach Dan McDonnell is going to bat for two-way college baseball players. Here's his pitch: With the hubbub over Japanese two-way sensation Shohei Ohtani, he said, the time has come for collegians excelling as pitchers and hitters to get ...

  • High-scoring Lightning showing they play defense, too

    3 hours, 58 minutes ago

    (AP) TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The highest-scoring team in the NHL is playing a stingy brand of defense in the playoffs. Andrei Vasilevskiy and the Tampa Bay Lightning know ultimately that will be the key to the chances for a deep ...

  • Dominant Davis wills Pelicans into 2nd round of playoffs

    4 hours, 20 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Now that five-time All-Star Anthony Davis has his first taste of a playoff triumph, he sounds eager to see what's next. Davis' Pelicans looked like anything but a shoo-in for the postseason after fellow All-Star DeMarcus ...

  • Iran detains ex-prosecutor convicted in 2009 torture case

    4 hours, 22 minutes ago

    (AP) TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's official judicial news agency is reporting that police have arrested a former Tehran prosecutor who faces a two-year prison sentence over the death of prisoners following the country's 2009 protests. The website of the Mizan ...

  • Israel says 15 Hamas operatives arrested in West Bank raid

    4 hours, 28 minutes ago

    (AP) JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says it has arrested 15 Hamas operatives in an overnight West Bank raid. The military says Sunday those captured are suspected of collaborating with a well-known Hamas operative from Gaza to spread its activities ...

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