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The Latest: Koepka tied for the lead at the British Open

Jul. 18, 2019 12:24 PM EDT

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — The Latest on first round of The British Open (all times local): 5:15 p.m. Brooks Koepka has won three of the last six majors and he's sharing the lead at the British Open, too. The top-ranked American birdied the par-4 14th to join Shane Lowry of Ireland atop the...

Labrinth on working with Beyoncé: 'She's a perfectionist'

Jul. 18, 2019 12:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — British singer-songwriter-producer Labrinth knew what he was in for when he learned he was about to work with Beyoncé: "She's a perfectionist and she's a Virgo, like my wife. Virgos are serious perfectionists." "I was like, 'I know what I'm in for and I like that,'" he added. The...

Lawmakers impede next UK leader's path to a no-deal Brexit

Jul. 18, 2019 12:00 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers on Thursday put a substantial roadblock in the path of any attempt by a Brexit-backing prime minister to take the country out of the European Union without a divorce deal. The move came as the U.K.'s official economic watchdog said a no-deal Brexit would trigger a recession,...

Assange drops appeal of 50-week sentence for jumping bail

Jul. 18, 2019 11:57 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has dropped an appeal of his 50-week prison term for jumping bail in Britain. Court officials said Thursday that a hearing on the appeal set for next week had been cancelled. Assange is jailed in London's Belmarsh Prison at the same time as he fights...

Lowry sets early target as McIlroy opens with 79 at Portrush

Jul. 18, 2019 11:56 AM EDT

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — Shane Lowry of Ireland didn't have the level of expectations or the connection to Royal Portrush like Rory McIlroy. All he had was the lead Thursday at the British Open. Lowry found a renewed confidence on the eve of the final major of the year and delivered a 4-under 67...

Under-the-radar Lowry moves into spotlight at British Open

Jul. 18, 2019 11:22 AM EDT

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — The buzz among the locals at Royal Portrush has been all about Northern Irish natives Rory McIlroy, Darren Clarke and Graeme McDowell this week, so Shane Lowry felt like he came into his "home" British Open a little under the radar. "Obviously not now," Lowry said. A guy...

The Latest: UK lawmakers impede path to no-deal Brexit

Jul. 18, 2019 9:09 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's impending departure from the European Union (all times local): 2 p.m. British lawmakers have put a roadblock in the path of any attempt to take Britain out of the European Union without a divorce deal. The House of Commons passed a motion Thursday that stops the...

Emotional and proud, Clarke welcomes Open back to Portrush

Jul. 18, 2019 8:24 AM EDT

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — It was about 6:30 a.m. when Darren Clarke, sporting a gray beard to match his swept-back gray hair, walked onto the first tee at Royal Portrush to hit the opening shot of a British Open he never thought would happen. He almost welled up when his name was announced to...

Jet2 sends big bill to passenger for flight return to London

Jul. 18, 2019 8:05 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A passenger accused of severe misbehavior on a Jet2 flight that had to return to London's Stansted Airport in June has received a huge bill from the airline. The airline has accused Chloe Haines of "aggressive, abusive and dangerous behavior" on a flight and sent her a bill for 85,000 pounds...

Global stocks mostly slide on trade war fears

Jul. 18, 2019 7:34 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets mostly fell on Thursday after U.S. President Donald Trump said he could impose more tariffs on Chinese goods and Japan's exports tumbled. Benchmarks in London, Frankfurt, Shanghai and Tokyo all declined, as did Wall Street futures. Trump alarmed investors by saying he...