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Australian police probe purported hacker's ransom demand

Sep. 26, 2022 21:47 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian police were investigating a report that a purported hacker had already released the stolen personal data of 10,000 Optus customers and was demanding a $1 million ransom in cryptocurrency, the telecommunications company’s chief executive said on Tuesday. ...

New York Liberty, WNBA players populate World Cup rosters

Sep. 26, 2022 13:35 PM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — New York has long been known as a melting pot, a city of diversity. That moniker also works for the city's WNBA franchise, the New York Liberty, which has seven players competing in the women's World Cup for five different countries. Overall, there...

Australia mulls tougher cybersecurity laws after data breach

Sep. 26, 2022 07:07 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian government said on Monday it is considering tougher cybersecurity rules for telecommunications companies and blamed Optus, the nation’s second-largest wireless carrier, for an unprecedented breach of personal data from 9.8 million customers. ...

Wilson, Gray lead US to 77-63 win over China in World Cup

Sep. 24, 2022 09:03 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — A'ja Wilson admitted she was tired. The WNBA MVP had just gotten to Australia less than 24 hours ago, fresh off a championship and the U.S. was playing its toughest opponent of the World Cup. After a slow start, Wilson was clutch in the fourth quarter,...

Canada tops France to take control of group at World Cup

Sep. 23, 2022 08:39 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Nirra Fields scored 17 points and Shay Colley added 11 to help Canada beat France 59-45 on Friday in the women's basketball World Cup. The victory moved Canada (2-0) into the driver's seat as the only unbeaten team left in its group. “It's great for...

Asian stocks slide for 3rd day on economic growth fears

Sep. 22, 2022 23:26 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks fell for a third day Friday after more rate hikes by the Federal Reserve and other central banks to control persistent inflation spurred fears of a possible global recession. Shanghai, Hong Kong, Seoul and Sydney declined. Oil prices edged lower....

Kahleah Copper's FIBA diary: Motivations, hopes for tourney

Sep. 22, 2022 10:20 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Everything happens for a reason. Last year I didn't make the U.S. Olympic roster and I used that as motivation. Falling down always provides motivation for me. So all season long last year, I used that to elevate my game and it paid off with a WNBA championship in...

Stewart, debuting Thomas help US beat Belgium in WCup opener

Sep. 22, 2022 09:05 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — It's been a whirlwind week for Alyssa Thomas. She went from losing in the WNBA Finals on Sunday to flying 10,000 miles to Australia a day later to play for the United States in the World Cup. Thomas had 14 points, nine assists and seven rebounds in her debut for the...

Griner's absence from World Cup weighing on US teammates

Sep. 21, 2022 10:56 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Brittney Griner's absence is weighing on the minds of her USA Basketball teammates, who are trying to fill the void created by her absence as they prepare for the FIBA World Cup. The Americans are expected to win without the 6-foot-8 Griner, but replacing her spirit...

Trio of title-winning Aces headline US World Cup roster

Sep. 20, 2022 00:21 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — A'ja Wilson, Chelsea Gray and Kelsey Plum won't have much time to recover after leading Las Vegas to the franchise's first WNBA championship. The trio will board a plane to Australia to try and help the U.S. win a fourth consecutive women's basketball World Cup. They...