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The Latest: Germany, Mexico, Belgium headline Saturday games

Jun. 22, 2018 6:19 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Friday at the World Cup (all times local): 1:13 a.m. Will Germany follow Brazil's lead in righting the ship after a rocky World Cup start, or will the defending champ find itself keeping company with Argentina, needing help if it hopes to advance? The World Cup could take...

4th person pleads guilty in death of former football star

Jun. 22, 2018 8:03 AM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — The fourth and final suspect in the slaying three years ago of a former high school football star in Massachusetts has pleaded guilty days before his trial was scheduled to start. Jovante Daye had faced a first-degree murder charge in the May 2015 shooting death in Worcester of...

Hundreds attend funeral for fashion designer Kate Spade

Jun. 21, 2018 7:48 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Hundreds of mourners braved drizzling rain to attend the funeral for fashion designer Kate Spade on Thursday, many of them carrying her iconic purses as they flocked to a church in her hometown of Kansas City, Missouri. Her family released a statement shortly before the funeral...

The Latest: Hundreds attend funeral for designer Kate Spade

Jun. 21, 2018 6:55 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on funeral services for fashion designer Kate Spade (all times local): 5:45 p.m. Hundreds of mourners braved drizzling rain to attend the funeral for fashion designer Kate Spade in her hometown of Kansas City, Missouri. Many of those attending the Thursday church service...

Koko the gorilla used smarts, empathy to help change views

Jun. 21, 2018 6:35 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Koko the gorilla, whose remarkable sign-language ability and motherly attachment to pet cats helped change the world's views about the intelligence of animals and their capacity for empathy, has died at 46. Koko was taught sign language from an early age as a scientific test subject...

Hall of Fame golfer Hubert Green dies at 71; won 2 majors

Jun. 20, 2018 2:10 PM EDT

Hall of Fame golfer Hubert Green, who won a U.S. Open playing portions of the final round despite a threat against his life, has died. He was 71. Green won the 1977 U.S. Open and the 1985 PGA Championship in a career that included 19 PGA Tour victories and four on the seniors circuit. The PGA Tour announced that...

Five-time British Open champion Peter Thomson dies aged 88

Jun. 20, 2018 3:32 AM EDT

Hailed as a hero to some and as golf royalty to others, Peter Thomson, a five-time winner of the British Open and the only player in the 20th century to win the tournament for three straight years, died Wednesday. He was 88. Thomson had been suffering from Parkinson's disease for more than four years and died at...

Family of Peter Thomson says 5-time British Open winner dies

Jun. 19, 2018 9:36 PM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Five-time British Open champion Peter Thomson has died, his family said Wednesday. He was 88. Thomson had been suffering from Parkinson's disease for more than four years and died at his Melbourne home surrounded by family members on Wednesday morning. Born on Aug, 23, 1929,...

Golf Australia says five-time British Open champion Peter Thomson has died at the age of 88.

Jun. 19, 2018 9:18 PM EDT
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Golf Australia says five-time British Open champion Peter Thomson has died at the age of 88.

Lawyer: Police think slaying of XXXTentacion was random

Jun. 19, 2018 8:39 PM EDT

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The lawyer for slain rapper XXXTentacion said Tuesday that detectives believe he was fatally shot in a random robbery while likely planning to buy a motorcycle at an upscale shop near a residential neighborhood in South Florida. Attorney David Bogenschutz said investigators...