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Russians fight to encircle Ukraine's last eastern stronghold

Jun. 29, 2022 19:15 PM EDT

KREMENCHUK, Ukraine (AP) — Russian forces battled Wednesday to surround the Ukrainian military’s last stronghold in a long-contested eastern province, as shock reverberated from a Russian airstrike on a shopping mall that killed at least 18 in the center of the country two days earlier. ...

2-time Wimbledon champ Murray loses to Isner in 2nd round

Jun. 29, 2022 19:06 PM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — The recurring cries of “Come on, Andy!” at Centre Court meandered somewhere along the continuum from pushing to pleading as two-time champion Andy Murray’s shortest stay at Wimbledon came to a close. Unable to overcome big John Isner’s big serves,...

US boosting military presence in Europe amid Russia threat

Jun. 29, 2022 17:21 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — President Joe Biden said Wednesday the U.S. will significantly expand its military presence in Europe, the latest example of how Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has reshaped plans for the continent’s security and prompted a reinvestment in NATO. Among the changes...

Wimbledon updates | Isner beats Murray in 2nd round

Jun. 29, 2022 16:34 PM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local): ___ 9:30 p.m. Two-time champion Andy Murray’s second-round loss to John Isner is his earliest exit from Wimbledon. The 6-foot-10 American beat Murray 6-4, 7-6 (4),...

Pegula almost didn't go to Wimbledon; now she eyes 3rd round

Jun. 29, 2022 15:33 PM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Jessica Pegula heard the jokes from other players at Wimbledon: “They’re like, ‘Did you play yet? You still haven’t played?!’ And they're already on their second-round matches.” The 28-year-old American, who is seeded No. 8 at the All England...

Man charged with new woman's killing on streets of London

Jun. 29, 2022 10:22 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A man was remanded in custody Wednesday after appearing in a London court charged with the murder and attempted rape of a woman who had been walking home alone in east London. It was the latest in a string of similar incidents that have heightened concern over the...

Deborah James, UK cancer research campaigner, dies at 40

Jun. 29, 2022 07:27 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Deborah James, a British broadcaster who raised millions for cancer research and was recognized by Prince William for her work, has died. She was 40. James hosted a BBC podcast called “You, Me and The Big C" in which she spoke in a no-nonsense approach about living...

Australia talks down prospect of having nuclear subs by 2030

Jun. 28, 2022 22:59 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s new defense minister on Wednesday talked down the prospect of Australia acquiring U.S. nuclear-powered submarines by the end of the decade, describing such a timetable as “optimistic in the extreme.” Defense Minister Richard Marles,...

Ghislaine Maxwell sentenced to 20 years for helping Epstein

Jun. 28, 2022 20:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Ghislaine Maxwell, the jet-setting socialite who once consorted with royals, presidents and billionaires, was sentenced Tuesday to 20 years in prison for helping the financier Jeffrey Epstein sexually abuse underage girls. The stiff sentence was a victory for a...

Spit, 'disrespect' arrive at Wimbledon as tennis turns ugly

Jun. 28, 2022 18:18 PM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — This is not what one thinks of when pondering the supposedly genteel roots of tennis, and the purportedly proper atmosphere at dates-to-the-1800s Wimbledon, a country club sport being contested at a place officially called the All England Lawn Tennis Club: a player, Nick...