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Lee wins her 1st major after beating Lee6 in playoff

Jul. 25, 2021 17:58 PM EDT

EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France (AP) — Australian golfer Minjee Lee won a sudden-death playoff against overnight leader Jeongeun Lee6 to clinch the Evian Championship on Sunday for her first major title. Lee6 had to take a drop shot when her second shot on the first extra...

Retired KU professor receives Polish medal from WWII

Jul. 25, 2021 16:53 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A retired University of Kansas professor received Poland's Medal of Valor this weekend more than 75 years after he fought with the Polish resistance against the occupying forces of Nazi Germany during World War II. Polish Air Force Major Gen....

Bus swerves off road in Croatia; 10 killed, 44 injured

Jul. 25, 2021 15:20 PM EDT

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — A bus swerved off a highway and crashed in Croatia early Sunday after the driver apparently fell asleep, killing 10 people and injuring at least 44 others — some of them seriously, authorities said. The crash happened about 6 a.m. near the town...

The Latest: Germany considers restrictions for unvaccinated

Jul. 25, 2021 15:41 PM EDT

BERLIN — German politicians were deeply divided Sunday over a warning by Chancellor Angela Merkel’s chief of staff that restrictions for unvaccinated people may be necessary if COVID-19 infection numbers reach new heights in the coming months. Chief of staff Helge...

EXPLAINER: The Olympic soccer team that doesn't quite exist

Jul. 25, 2021 15:36 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — It was Caroline Weir’s hesitancy about a seemingly innocuous question that piqued curiosity about the British soccer team at the Olympics: Would she sing Britain’s national anthem “God Save the Queen” in Japan? “Just for certain reasons,” she...

Wildfire burns in northeast Spain; summer camp evacuated

Jul. 25, 2021 14:10 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Firefighters in northeast Spain were battling a wildfire Sunday that has consumed over 1,200 hectares (3,000 acres) of woodland. High temperatures and strong winds fanned the flames in the rural area 100 kilometers (62 miles) west of Barcelona...

Conservative Montenegro registers 1st same-sex partnership

Jul. 25, 2021 13:54 PM EDT

PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Montenegro has registered the first same-sex partnership in the staunchly conservative country that is striving to join the European Union, authorities said Sunday. The announcement is seen as a major step forward for the LGBT community in...

Germans divided over restrictions for the unvaccinated

Jul. 25, 2021 13:21 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German politicians were deeply divided Sunday over a warning by Chancellor Angela Merkel's chief of staff that restrictions for unvaccinated people may be necessary if COVID-19 infection numbers reach new heights in the coming months. Chief of staff Helge...

Man, woman, 9-year-old die at Scotland's Loch Lomond

Jul. 25, 2021 12:15 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Two adults and a 9-year-old boy have died and a 7-year-old boy is in intensive care after getting into difficulty in the water at Scotland’s Loch Lomond, police said Sunday. Police were called Saturday night to a report of concerns for people in the...

US loses to France 83-76, 25-game Olympic win streak ends

Jul. 25, 2021 12:06 PM EDT

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — The final buzzer sounded and France barely celebrated. To them, beating the United States again wasn't really a surprise. And that might be the biggest indicator yet that the Americans — even after three consecutive Olympic gold medals — are no...