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Thais arrest Italian convicted in George Clooney fraud case

Jun. 17, 2019 3:38 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai police said they have arrested an Italian man wanted in his home country after he fled a jail sentence handed down for fraudulently using the name of actor George Clooney to lure people into investing in a bogus clothing company. Thailand's Crime Suppression Division said in a statement...

Thailand scores 1st World Cup goal in 5-1 loss to Sweden

Jun. 16, 2019 12:47 PM EDT

NICE, France (AP) — A couple of seconds elapsed before a disbelieving Kanjana Sungngoen raised her arms in celebration. It really happened. Thailand had finally scored at this Women's World Cup. By the time Sungngoen found the net against Sweden in the first minute of stoppage time, Thailand was already...

United States face Chile with chance to advance in World Cup

Jun. 15, 2019 5:35 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The United States gets back on the field at the Women's World Cup on Sunday, just as the uproar following its opening 13-0 win is quieting down. Criticized for both running up the score against Thailand and celebrating each of its record-breaking 13 goals, the Americans have dismissed the...

The Latest: Arab League chief tells Iranians to 'be careful'

Jun. 15, 2019 3:21 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on Mideast developments amid rising tensions in the Persian Gulf region (all times local): 11:45 p.m. The head of the Arab League is calling on the Iranians to "be careful and reverse course." Secretary General Ahmed Aboul Gheit noted after meeting with U.N....

Thai vets nurture lost baby dugong with milk and sea grass

Jun. 14, 2019 9:10 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A baby dugong, a large ocean mammal, that has developed an attachment to humans after being separated from its mother and getting lost off southern Thailand is being nurtured by marine experts in hopes that it can one day fend for itself. The estimated 5-month-old female dugong named Marium...

The Latest: Iran urges regional dialogue to ease tensions

Jun. 13, 2019 8:07 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on Mideast developments amid rising tensions in the Persian Gulf region (all times local): 3:55 p.m. Iran's U.N. Mission is calling for an urgent dialogue among all countries in the Persian Gulf region to ease tensions following attacks on two oil tankers near...

Clarification: Obit-John Gunther Dean story

Jun. 12, 2019 2:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a June 11 obituary for U.S. diplomat John Gunther Dean, The Associated Press reported that Dean had been forced out of the State Department due to policy differences over Israel. Dean's granddaughter, Laura Dean, says he was forced out over differences about whether to investigate that...

US catches heat for World Cup goal celebrations

Jun. 12, 2019 2:15 PM EDT

REIMS, France (AP) — The goals were one thing, the celebrations another. The U.S. women's national team faced criticism following its record-breaking 13-0 rout of Thailand on Tuesday night. The win set a World Cup record for goals and margin of victory. Alex Morgan alone had five goals, matching the most...

Alex Morgan has 5 goals as US routs Thailand 13-0

Jun. 11, 2019 7:42 PM EDT

REIMS, France (AP) — Thailand was never a real threat to the U.S. national team. Even so, the three-time Women's World Cup champions had no desire to go easy on a lesser opponent in their opening game. Goals matter in the group stage. And statements matter in soccer's biggest tournament. "Obviously we have...

Sauerbrunn out for World Cup opener with quad injury

Jun. 11, 2019 2:28 PM EDT

REIMS, France (AP) — Becky Sauerbrunn was not in the U.S. national team's starting lineup for its Women's World Cup opener against Thailand because of a quad injury. Julie Ertz was moved to the backline for Tuesday night's game and Samantha Mewis got the start in the midfield. The team said Sauerbrunn's...