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A global internet outage is affecting airlines, banks, media and offices from the U.S. to Australia

Jul. 19, 2024 03:39 AM EDT
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A global internet outage is affecting airlines, banks, media and offices from the U.S. to Australia.

Stephen Curry strong in US men's basketball team's 105-79 win over Serbia in Olympic warmup

Jul. 17, 2024 15:02 PM EDT

Stephen Curry was relatively quiet offensively during the U.S. Olympic team’s first two exhibitions before the Paris Games. He got a lot more assertive on Wednesday with his official Olympic debut less than two weeks away. Curry scored 24 points, Bam Adebayo added 17...

Relatives of those killed when MH17 was shot down mark 10 years since tragedy that claimed 298 lives

Jul. 17, 2024 12:28 PM EDT

VIJFHUIZEN, Netherlands (AP) — Grieving families recited the names and ages Wednesday of all 298 passengers and crew killed when Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over Ukraine 10 years ago, as they marked the anniversary of the tragedy at a solemn ceremony near Amsterdam. ...

Stock market today: Asian stocks slip, while Australian index tracks Wall St rally to hit record

Jul. 17, 2024 02:15 AM EDT

Asian stocks were mostly lower Wednesday even as investors wagered that the Federal Reserve will come ahead with a cut to interest rates, while Australia’s benchmark hit a new record. U.S. futures were mixed and oil prices were little changed. In Tokyo, the Nikkei...

Diego Botin steers Spain to SailGP's $2M championship against heavyweights Slingsby and Burling

Jul. 14, 2024 22:39 PM EDT

Spain's Diego Botin stunned heavyweights Tom Slingsby of Australia and Peter Burling of New Zealand by brilliantly steering Los Gallos to victory in SailGP's $2 million, winner-take-all Grand Final on San Francisco Bay on Sunday. Botin's thrilling victory in the dash across the tops...

King Charles III to visit Australia and Samoa as he recovers from cancer

Jul. 14, 2024 20:26 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — King Charles III is preparing to visit Australia and Samoa in October, an itinerary that will span 12 time zones and test the monarch’s stamina as he recovers from cancer treatment. The trip, announced on Sunday by Buckingham Palace, marks a watershed moment for the...

Global leaders condemn assassination attempt targeting former US President Donald Trump

Jul. 14, 2024 19:24 PM EDT

Global leaders expressed concern Sunday over an assassination attempt targeting former U.S. President Donald Trump at a rally in Pennsylvania that left one attendee dead and critically injured two others. Trump’s campaign said the presumptive Republican nominee was doing “fine”...

Furue of Japan wins Evian Championship for her 1st major, beats Australian Kyriacou by 1 shot

Jul. 14, 2024 11:36 AM EDT

EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France (AP) — Ayaka Furue of Japan made a late charge to win the Evian Championship with an eagle on the last hole to clinch her first major title on Sunday. The 24-year-old Furue held her nerve with another clinical putt, having made three birdies in the previous...

Delapierre steers French cat toward a spot in SailGP's $2 million, winner-take-all Grand Final

Jul. 13, 2024 20:54 PM EDT

Quentin Delapierre skippered France to finishes of 1-3-3 in a remarkable performance Saturday on San Francisco Bay to move close to advancing to SailGP's $2 million, winner-take-all Grand Final, the biggest payday in sailing. Three-time defending SailGP champion Tom Slingsby steered...

Cleveland has top MLB draft pick, with Georgia's Condon and Oregon State's Bazzana top prospects

Jul. 12, 2024 16:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Charlie Condon, a walk-on at Georgia who became national player of the year, and Travis Bazzana, a former cricket player who left Australia for Oregon State, could be the top two picks in baseball’s amateur draft on Sunday night. Cleveland has the top choice for...