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Australian model sentenced for airline flight disturbance

Jul. 15, 2019 3:29 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An Australian model was sentenced Monday in Los Angeles to community service and probation for slapping a flight attendant and going on an obscene tirade during a flight, with a federal judge saying he believed she was deeply remorseful and did not deserve fines or prison time. U.S....

Australian police identify remains of missing French tourist

Jul. 15, 2019 6:25 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Australian police have identified the remains of a French tourist who went missing on a beach about five months ago along with a British companion as they vacationed in New South Wales on the country's eastern coast. Police Superintendent Paul Fehon, of the New South Wales State Police, said...

Police stop 4 kids who drove SUV 600 miles down Aussie coast

Jul. 15, 2019 3:53 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Four children aged 10 to 14 packed fishing rods in a parent's SUV, left a farewell note then drove more than 1,000 kilometers (600 miles) down the Australian east coast before they were stopped by police the next day after two fuel thefts and one aborted pursuit, officers said on...

England, New Zealand meet in Cricket World Cup final

Jul. 14, 2019 4:40 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — There will be a first-time winner of the Cricket World Cup trophy when England takes on New Zealand in the final at Lord's on Sunday. England is in the title match for the fourth time, and the first since 1992, while New Zealand is playing in a second final, after losing to Australia in 2015....

The Latest: Halep says Slam losses helped her beat Williams

Jul. 13, 2019 5:39 PM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — The Latest at Wimbledon (all times local): 9:15 p.m. Simona Halep figures her past problems in Grand Slam finals allowed her to come through against Serena Williams at Wimbledon. Halep lost the first three times she appeared in a major final, twice at the French Open and once at...

NZealand, England seek redemption, glory in World Cup final

Jul. 13, 2019 6:19 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — New Zealand and England have waited four years for this moment, for this life-changing shot at redemption. For the Kiwis, the Cricket World Cup final at Lord's on Sunday is a chance to avenge their drubbing at the hands of Australia in the 2015 showpiece. It was their first World Cup final...

Sudden turbulence that injured dozens is hard to predict

Jul. 12, 2019 5:23 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Passengers on a flight from Canada to Australia said they had no warning about turbulence that suddenly slammed people into the ceiling of the plane and injured more than three dozen — a phenomenon that experts say can be nearly impossible for pilots to see coming. The Air Canada...

Turbulence injures dozens on Air Canada flight to Australia

Jul. 11, 2019 10:52 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Intense turbulence struck an Air Canada flight to Australia on Thursday and sent unbuckled passengers flying into the ceiling, forcing the plane to land in Hawaii. The flight from Vancouver to Sydney encountered "un-forecasted and sudden turbulence," about two hours past Hawaii when the...

The Latest: Air Canada cabin bloody after turbulence

Jul. 11, 2019 9:32 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on turbulence on an Air Canada flight that left passengers injured (all times local): 3:30 p.m. More passengers are describing the harrowing incident with violent turbulence that diverted an Air Canada flight to Honolulu Thursday. The flight to Sydney encountered the turbulence...

Broadcaster demands Australia police drop probe of reporters

Jul. 11, 2019 4:06 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian government assurances that public sector leakers rather than journalists are the targets of raids on two media organizations have come under question as new details have emerged of police efforts to track one reporter's movements and to discover who reporters talk to...