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Verstappen takes pole for Chinese GP to extend F1 dominance. Hamilton 18th

Apr. 20, 2024 05:24 AM EDT

SHANGHAI (AP) — Max Verstappen of Red Bull has completed a Formula 1 double, taking the pole Saturday for the Chinese Grand Prix just hours after winning the first F1 sprint of the season. Teammate Sergio Perez will start alongside Verstappen on Sunday on the front row with...

Not a toddler, not a parent, but still love 'Bluey'? You're not alone

Apr. 19, 2024 14:11 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A small blue dog with an Australian accent has captured the hearts of people across the world. She's the title character of “Bluey,” a kids' program consisting of seven-minute episodes that have enraptured children and adults alike. This week's release of its...

Staff and shoppers return to 'somber' Sydney shopping mall 6 days after mass stabbings

Apr. 19, 2024 03:21 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Shoppers and workers returned to a “really quiet” Sydney mall Friday, where six days earlier an assailant stabbed six people to death and wounded more than a dozen others in an attack that police believe targeted women. Westfield Bondi Junction mall near...

Kennedy family makes ‘crystal clear’ its Biden endorsement in attempt to deflate RFK Jr.’s candidacy

Apr. 18, 2024 16:33 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — President Joe Biden scooped up endorsements from at least 15 members of the Kennedy political family during a campaign stop Thursday as he aims to undermine Donald Trump and marginalize the candidacy of independent Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Kerry Kennedy, a daughter...

French hero gains Australian residency for confronting killer in deadly Sydney shopping mall attack

Apr. 18, 2024 06:48 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — French construction worker Damien Guerot was made an Australian permanent resident on Thursday as a reward for his heroism during a knife attack in a Sydney shopping mall that left six victims dead and a dozen wounded. Guerot was nicknamed “Bollard Man” on social...

Father of boy accused of stabbing 2 Sydney clerics saw no signs of extremism, Muslim leader says

Apr. 17, 2024 04:58 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — The father of a boy accused of stabbing two Christian clerics in Australia saw no signs of his son’s extremism, a Muslim community leader said on Wednesday as police began arresting suspected rioters who besieged a Sydney church demanding revenge. The 16-year-old...

Paris 2024: Roster of more than 10,000 Olympians is still forming, but trials await for thousands

Apr. 17, 2024 04:31 AM EDT

The names have been trickling in, one or two at a time. Over the next two months, that trickle will turn into a flood. By the time the festivities begin in Paris on July 26, some 10,500 athletes from more than 200 countries will be able to call themselves 2024 Olympians. ...

Japan records a trade deficit for the third straight fiscal year despite recovering exports

Apr. 16, 2024 23:12 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan recorded a trade deficit for the third straight fiscal year as the costs of energy and other imports rose and the yen remained weak. The deficit was 5.89 trillion yen ($38 billion) for the fiscal year that ended in March, according to Finance Ministry data...

Barbra Banda joins her Orlando Pride teammates for her first practice with the team

Apr. 16, 2024 19:04 PM EDT

Forward Barbra Banda has officially joined the Orlando Pride after helping Zambia secure a spot in the Summer Olympics. The Pride acquired Banda last month for a team-record transfer fee of $740,000 from Chinese Women’s Super League club Shanghai Shengli FC. She finally arrived in...

Sydney attack victims include a mother who saved her baby, a Chinese grad student and an architect

Apr. 15, 2024 09:19 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — The people killed and wounded by an assailant at a Sydney shopping mall were mostly women. A police officer shot and killed the man who had attacked people at the busy Westfield Bondi Junction mall, and his family said he had a long history of schizophrenia, lacked...