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Al-Qaida's Mali branch releases video of 2 female hostages

Jun. 13, 2018 7:04 PM EDT

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Al-Qaida's Mali branch released a proof-of-life video Wednesday showing footage of two female hostages abducted in separate incidents and held for more than a year, according to SITE Intelligence Group. The video released on Telegram by the Mali-based al-Qaida affiliate known by its...

Migrant aid ship on way to Spain as Italy draws deeper line

Jun. 13, 2018 5:49 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italy escalated its quarrel with France over migration Wednesday, challenging the bordering country to take in more asylum-seekers and demanding an apology after the French president accused the new Italian government of irresponsible behavior for refusing entry to a rescue ship with hundreds...

The Latest: Aid group refuses migrants from US Navy ship

Jun. 13, 2018 4:21 PM EDT

CATANIA, Sicily (AP) — The Latest on the flow of migrants into Europe (all times local): 10:05 p.m. A German humanitarian group says it is declining to take aboard 41 migrants rescued by a U.S. Navy ship because Italy has refused to assign the group's ship a port where it can dock. Sea Watch, whose rescue...

Migrant rescue ship standoff in Mediterranean divides Europe

Jun. 12, 2018 2:52 PM EDT

POZZALLO, Sicily (AP) — Italy's populist government on Tuesday lashed out at France for criticizing its refusal to allow safe harbor for a rescue ship with 629 migrants, instead sending two military vessels to take on some of the migrant passengers in the waters off Sicily and escort the ship on a dayslong...

Dustin Johnson reclaims No. 1 ranking with Memphis win

Jun. 10, 2018 7:52 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Dustin Johnson emphatically reclaimed the No. 1 ranking Sunday, holing out for eagle from 170 yards on the final hole for a six-stroke victory in the St. Jude Classic. Johnson shot a 4-under 66 for his second PGA Tour victory this year and 18th of his career to take back the No. 1...

Gillman, US roll in biggest blowout in Curtis Cup history

Jun. 10, 2018 7:48 PM EDT

SCARSDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Kristen Gillman led a U.S. singles sweep Sunday in the biggest blowout in Curtis Cup history. Gillman, the 20-year-old University of Alabama star from Austin, Texas, beat 16-year-old Annabell Fuller 5 and 4 for the winning point to cap a perfect weekend at Quaker Ridge. The Americans...

Kristen Gillman helps US open big lead in Curtis Cup

Jun. 9, 2018 9:06 PM EDT

SCARSDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Kristen Gillman won two more matches and the United States opened a 9-3 lead over Britain and Ireland in the Curtis Cup at Quaker Ridge. Gillman, the 20-year-old University of Alabama star from Austin, Texas, improved to 4-0 and helped the Americans move within 1 1/2 points of...

Lilia Vu, Kristen Gillman lead US to 4-2 lead in Curtis Cup

Jun. 8, 2018 9:24 PM EDT

SCARSDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Lilia Vu and Kristen Gillman led the United States to a 4-2 lead over Britain and Ireland in the Curtis Cup on Friday at Quaker Ridge. Vu and Gillman beat Alice Hewson and Lily May Humphreys 4 and 3 in the morning four-ball matches, then joined other partners in the afternoon...

The Latest: WH calls Trump's meetings at G-7 positive

Jun. 8, 2018 8:56 PM EDT

LA MALBAIE, Quebec (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the annual Group of Seven meeting of industrialized nations (all times local): 8:50 p.m. The White House says President Donald Trump had positive meetings at the G-7 summit with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and French President...

Texas woman convicted in Kansas killing, baby abduction

Jun. 5, 2018 7:40 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Texas woman who faked a pregnancy for several months was found guilty Tuesday of fatally shooting a former co-worker in Kansas and kidnapping the victim's newborn baby with the intention of raising the child as her own. A Sedgwick County jury found Yesenia Sesmas guilty of...