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2020 LPGA Schedule

Nov. 22, 2019 10:16 AM EST

Jan. 16-19 — Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions, Four Seasons Golf and Sports Club Orlando, Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Jan. 23-26 — Gainbridge LPGA at Boca Rio, Boca Rio GC, Boca Raton, Fla. Feb. 6-9 — ISPS Handa Vic Open, 13th Beach GL, Barwon Heads, Australia. Feb. 13-16 — ISPS...

Bougainville vote could help create world’s newest nation

Nov. 22, 2019 4:54 AM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The Pacific people of Bougainville will on Saturday begin voting in a historic referendum to decide if they want to become the world’s newest nation by gaining independence from Papua New Guinea. The referendum will run over two weeks and is a key part of a 2001 peace...

Man found guilty of murdering British tourist in New Zealand

Nov. 22, 2019 1:44 AM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A New Zealand jury on Friday found a man guilty of murder in the death of 22-year-old British backpacker Grace Millane. Millane died last December on her birthday after meeting the man through the dating app Tinder, going out for drinks with him, and then returning to his...

A man in New Zealand is found guilty of murdering 22-year-old British backpacker Grace Millane after a 3-week trial

Nov. 21, 2019 11:56 PM EST
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A man in New Zealand is found guilty of murdering 22-year-old British backpacker Grace Millane after a 3-week trial.

New Zealand jurors to decide if British tourist was murdered

Nov. 21, 2019 11:10 PM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A New Zealand jury on Friday was deliberating whether a British backpacker was murdered by a man she met on a dating app or was accidentally choked to death during sex. Grace Millane died last December on her 22nd birthday after meeting a man through Tinder, going out for...

Canada beats Australia to reach Davis Cup semifinals

Nov. 21, 2019 7:37 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — Canada became the first team to reach the semifinals of the new Davis Cup Finals, winning the decisive doubles match to beat Australia 2-1 on Thursday. Vasek Pospisil and Denis Shapovalov defeated John Peters and Jordan Thompson 6-4, 6-4 to give Canada its first Davis Cup win against the...

Bacteria-infected mosquitoes take bite out of deadly dengue

Nov. 21, 2019 4:19 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — They still bite, but new research shows lab-grown mosquitoes are fighting dangerous dengue fever that they normally would spread. Dengue infections appear to be dropping fast in communities in Indonesia, Vietnam, Brazil and Australia that are buzzing with the specially bred mosquitoes, an...

Smoke blankets Sydney as wildfires spread across Australia

Nov. 20, 2019 10:23 PM EST

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Hazardous smoke blanketed Sydney on Thursday as wildfires burned across eastern and southern Australia. Thick smog shrouded Australia’s most populous city, leaving its iconic skyline barely visible two days after smoke created serious air quality issues. The New South Wales...

It’s World Children’s Day and anniversary of child rights

Nov. 20, 2019 6:19 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — It was World Children’s Day on Wednesday, and British teenage actress Millie Bobby Brown and former England soccer star David Beckham urged people everywhere to listen to youngsters and ensure their rights and their futures. Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the U.N. adoption...

Koepka withdraws from Presidents Cup, replaced by Fowler

Nov. 20, 2019 12:22 PM EST

Brooks Koepka’s knee injury is bad enough that he withdrew from the Presidents Cup three weeks before it begins. Koepka, the No. 1 player in the world who led all qualifiers for the American team, said Wednesday the injury he suffered Oct. 18 at the CJ Cup in South Korea is not recovering well enough for...