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Sandgren upsets fifth-seeded Pouille in Stockholm

Oct. 16, 2018 5:33 PM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — American Tennys Sandgren upset fifth-seeded Lucas Pouille of France 6-4, 6-4 Tuesday to reach the second round of the Stockholm Open. Sandgren hit 14 aces and won 90 percent of points on his first serve, breaking once in each set to wrap up the win in 1 hour, 16 minutes. No. 8 Fernando...

Konta beats Mertens at Kremlin Cup

Oct. 16, 2018 5:24 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Johanna Konta of Britain upset seventh-seeded Belgian Elise Mertens in the first round of the Kremlin Cup on Tuesday. Making up a 30-place rankings gap to the 14th-ranked Mertens, Konta took full advantage of Mertens' wayward serving to win 6-3, 7-5. Konta next plays Australia's Daria...

Anna Burns wins Booker Prize with Troubles tale 'Milkman'

Oct. 16, 2018 5:22 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Anna Burns won the prestigious Man Booker Prize for fiction Tuesday with "Milkman," a vibrant, violent story about men, women, conflict and power set during Northern Ireland's years of Catholic-Protestant violence. Burns is the first writer from Northern Ireland to win the 50,000-pound...

The Latest: US might help with Khashoggi investigation

Oct. 16, 2018 5:17 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — The Latest on the disappearance of a Saudi writer who Turkish officials fear was killed inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul (all times local): 11:40 p.m. Attorney General Jeff Sessions says "serious evaluation" is being given over whether U.S. law enforcement officials will aid in the...

Basking in the Tuscan Sun

Oct. 16, 2018 5:01 PM EDT

CORTONA, Italy (AP) — After my breast cancer diagnosis and as I was going through what would be more than a year of treatments that included chemotherapy and radiation, I vowed I would return to Italy. Both sets of my grandparents emigrated from there, and I always turned to Italy as a source of comfort....

The Latest: Anna Burns wins Man Booker prize for 'Milkman'

Oct. 16, 2018 4:55 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the Man Booker Prize for fiction (all times local): 9:50 p.m. Anna Burns has won the prestigious Man Booker prize for fiction with "Milkman," a vibrant, violent story about men, women, power and conflict set during Northern Ireland's years of Catholic-Protestant violence. Burns...

NASA astronaut describes close call following failed launch

Oct. 16, 2018 4:54 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The NASA astronaut who survived last week's failed launch and emergency landing knew he needed to stay calm. Air Force Col. Nick Hague on Tuesday described the closest call of his career: His space capsule violently ripped from his damaged rocket shortly after liftoff, then with...

Northern Ireland writer Anna Burns wins Man Booker Prize for novel "Milkman."

Oct. 16, 2018 4:51 PM EDT
LONDON (AP) — Northern Ireland writer Anna Burns wins Man Booker Prize for novel "Milkman."

Ronaldo rape allegation moving on 2 legal tracks in Nevada

Oct. 16, 2018 4:48 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A lawsuit filed by a Nevada woman who claims Cristiano Ronaldo raped her nine years ago and paid her $375,000 in hush money has set in motion a two-track legal process in Las Vegas. One involves the lawsuit, which will proceed to a jury trial in civil court only if a state judge sides with...

Spain pressured to free imprisoned Catalan activists

Oct. 16, 2018 4:39 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Politicians and human rights groups urged the Spanish government Tuesday to release imprisoned separatists facing rebellion and other charges from the Catalonia region's push for independence, including two activists put into pre-trial detention a year ago. Catalan regional...