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Defending champion New Zealand beats Ireland 46-14 to set up Rugby World Cup semifinal against England

Oct. 19, 2019 8:15 AM EDT
TOKYO (AP) — Defending champion New Zealand beats Ireland 46-14 to set up Rugby World Cup semifinal against England.

Japan's team takes on South Africa in World Cup knockout

Oct. 19, 2019 6:29 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Before each match, Michael Leitch and his Japan squad have left the field in a battle-like formation after their warmup, each man in widening ranks behind the captain and with his right hand gripping the shoulder of the teammate in front. After each match, the entire squad has lined up to take...

England beats Australia 40-16 to reach Rugby World Cup semifinals

Oct. 19, 2019 5:07 AM EDT
OITA, Japan (AP) — England beats Australia 40-16 to reach Rugby World Cup semifinals.

Deep-sea explorers find Japanese ship that sank during WWII

Oct. 18, 2019 7:14 PM EDT

MIDWAY ATOLL, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (AP) — Deep-sea explorers scouring the world's oceans for sunken World War II ships are focusing in on debris fields deep in the Pacific, in an area where one of the most decisive battles of the time took place. Hundreds of miles off Midway Atoll, nearly halfway...

Google affiliate begins drone deliveries in Virginia town

Oct. 18, 2019 6:31 PM EDT

A Google affiliate started using drones Friday to deliver customers' Walgreens and FedEx purchases in a test being run in a Virginia town. Wing, which is owned by Google parent Alphabet, received federal approval earlier this year to make commercial deliveries by drone. It was the first drone company to receive...

New Zealand sale announcement highlights TV's struggles

Oct. 18, 2019 12:59 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand broadcaster MediaWorks on Friday announced it plans to sell its struggling television business, leaving hundreds of workers wondering if they will still have jobs if a buyer can't be found. The move also raises the possibility the country of 5 million people could...

The Latest: Australia won't retrieve refugees in cease-fire

Oct. 17, 2019 8:23 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The latest on Turkey's invasion of northern Syria (all times local): 03:15 a.m. Australia has ruled out retrieving dozens of Australian women and children from refugee camps during the cease-fire in Syria. Australian Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton said Friday the situation remained too...

Marshallese president applauds arrest in adoptions case

Oct. 17, 2019 3:40 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The president of the Republic of the Marshall Islands on Thursday applauded U.S. authorities for arresting an Arizona elected official accused of running an illegal adoption scheme involving pregnant Marshallese women. President Hilda Heine spoke out a week after Maricopa County Assessor...

Farrow books sells across Australia despite legal threat

Oct. 17, 2019 4:54 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Ronan Farrow's new book is being sold in Australia despite threats of defamation lawsuits that the Pulitzer-winning journalist believes led some Australian retailers to drop the bestseller. "Catch and Kill" covers events leading to Farrow's New Yorker magazine expose of Hollywood...

Australia promises more money for overwhelmed spy agency

Oct. 17, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A government minister on Thursday promised an unprecedented funding increase for Australia's main spy agency, which is struggling to meet demands posed by the nation's new foreign interference laws, espionage and terrorism. Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton promises more money...