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Australia media demand press freedom law reforms after raids

Jun. 26, 2019 4:03 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's three largest media organizations joined forces on Wednesday to demand legal reforms that would prevent journalists from risking imprisonment for doing their jobs. The demands came after unprecedented raids against media organizations by police searching for leaked...

LPGA leaving ANA Inspiration against Augusta Women's Amateur

Jun. 25, 2019 4:58 PM EDT

CHASKA, Minn. (AP) — The LPGA Tour will have a new tournament in Florida at the start of next year, and likely another one in the late spring. The Asian swing of limited-field events at the start of the year is adding a tournament with a full field and a cut. And perhaps the most important piece of the...

Tabloid reporter, columnist Steve Dunleavy dies at 81

Jun. 25, 2019 11:37 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Steve Dunleavy, a reporter and columnist for the New York Post who helped define the tabloid's modern style, died. He was 81. The Post reported that Dunleavy died at his home on Long Island on Monday night. Steve Dunleavy was one of the greatest reporters of all time," Post owner Rupert...

Global stocks sink ahead of Trump-Xi meeting at G-20 summit

Jun. 25, 2019 7:50 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets fell Tuesday as traders looked ahead to a meeting between the American and Chinese presidents amid hopes for renewed trade talks. Benchmarks in London, Frankfurt, Tokyo and Shanghai declined and Wall Street drifted toward a lower open. Traders looked ahead to a meeting...

Asian stocks lower ahead of Trump-Xi meeting at G-20 summit

Jun. 25, 2019 12:12 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Major Asian stock markets declined Tuesday as traders looked ahead to a meeting between the American and Chinese presidents amid hopes for renewed trade talks. Benchmarks in Tokyo, Shanghai and Hong Kong declined. Seoul and Sydney were little-changed. Investors were encouraged by the...

Tennis greats applaud Barty's rise to No. 1

Jun. 24, 2019 4:55 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's greatest female tennis players, Margaret Court and Evonne Goolagong Cawley, have joined in celebrating the rise of compatriot Ashleigh Barty to the No. 1 world ranking which they both held. Barty became the first Australian woman in more than 40 years to take the top ranking by...

Australia repatriating 8 youth from Islamic State families

Jun. 24, 2019 3:12 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Eight Australian offspring of two slain Islamic State group fighters had been removed from Syria in Australia's first organized repatriation from the conflict zone, Australia's prime minister said on Monday. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the eight children being repatriated...

Strong quake recorded in Indonesia's Banda Sea, no tsunami

Jun. 24, 2019 12:34 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A strong earthquake struck Monday in Indonesia's Banda Sea, but authorities said there is no tsunami threat. The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude 7.3 quake was centered 208 kilometers (129 miles) below the earth's surface. It was felt in parts of Indonesia and in East...

Hannah Green holds her nerve and becomes major champion

Jun. 23, 2019 9:12 PM EDT

CHASKA, Minn. (AP) — Hannah Green never felt more nervous than standing over a 5-foot par putt Sunday at Hazeltine National with a chance to win her first major at the KPMG Women's PGA Championship. Neither did Karrie Webb, who won seven majors in her Hall of Fame career. Webb watched from outside the...

Working mom: McDonald balances World Cup, 7-year-old son

Jun. 23, 2019 3:40 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Jessica McDonald quickly was put in her place by Jeremiah , her 7-year-old son. "I tried to explain to him: 'Buddy, we're going to the World Cup,'" the American forward remembered. "And he's just like: 'OK, can I have a toy now?'" A 31-year-old forward, McDonald made her World Cup debut at the...