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7 years after 2nd 'retirement,' Clijsters returns to tennis

Sep. 12, 2019 2:42 PM EDT

Seven years after retiring from tennis a second time, Kim Clijsters is attempting another comeback at age 36. The former No. 1 and four-time major champion, who already is a member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame, announced Thursday she is planning to return to the pro tour in 2020, although she's not...

English Channel dolphins carry 'toxic cocktail' of chemicals

Sep. 12, 2019 11:44 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Bottlenose dolphins in the English Channel harbor a "toxic cocktail" of chemicals, some of which have been banned for decades and which may be harming the rare marine mammals' health, scientists said Thursday. Belgian and French scientists said they've detected high accumulations of...

Player's agent arrested in money laundering soccer probe

Sep. 11, 2019 9:44 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Police have arrested two people, including a player's agent, as part of an international money laundering and corruption investigation in soccer. Brussels prosecutors said that several raids took place in Monaco, Belgium and London on Tuesday and Wednesday. Belgian police cooperated with...

Irishman set to lead EU future trade talks with UK, US

Sep. 10, 2019 8:47 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The incoming president of the European Union's powerful executive arm on Tuesday nominated Irishman Phil Hogan to lead future EU trade talks, which could put him in charge of negotiations with Britain after Brexit. Hogan, whose country is set to be hit hard economically by Brexit, would...

Gazan's death abroad shines light on middle-class exodus

Sep. 8, 2019 8:51 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — With a family of five, a two-story home and a pharmacy, Tamer al-Sultan had a life many in the besieged and impoverished Gaza Strip would envy, but he still felt trapped. Fed up with the heavy-handed rule of Hamas, al-Sultan braved a treacherous journey in hopes of starting a...

Correa in induced coma after Hubert fatal crash

Sep. 7, 2019 7:09 AM EDT

MONZA, Italy (AP) — Juan Manuel Correa, the American driver injured in a Formula Two crash which claimed the life of Anthoine Hubert at the Belgian GP last weekend, has been placed in an induced coma at a London hospital. The 20-year-old Correa is in a critical but stable condition after being diagnosed...

Leclerc is Ferrari's best chance to end Monza drought

Sep. 5, 2019 1:45 PM EDT

MONZA, Italy (AP) — Nine years is starting to feel like an eternity for Ferrari. The storied Formula One team hasn't won its home race since 2010, but has good reason to think that drought could end at this weekend's Italian Grand Prix. Those hopes don't even rest solely on four-time world champion...

Judge orders Anheuser-Busch to halt 'corn syrup' labels

Sep. 4, 2019 3:09 PM EDT

Big beer is still duking it out over corn syrup. A federal judge on Wednesday ordered Anheuser-Busch to stop using Bud Light packaging that implies rival brews made by MillerCoors contain corn syrup. The order extends an injunction issued in May that barred Anheuser-Busch from making those claims in television,...

8 countries stay in FIFA race to host 2023 Women's World Cup

Sep. 3, 2019 9:00 AM EDT

ZURICH (AP) — Eight countries have stayed in the bidding contest to host the 2023 Women's World Cup, with Belgium and Bolivia dropping out. FIFA says it has sent "the updated bidding and hosting documents" to the eight member federations. They must file detailed bid plans for the first 32-team tournament...

The Latest: Canadian teen Andreescu reaches US Open quarters

Sep. 3, 2019 12:43 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 12:40 a.m. Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu reached her first Grand Slam quarterfinal in only her fourth appearance at a major tournament by stopping the net-rushing run of American qualifier Taylor Townsend 6-1, 4-6, 6-2....