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Turkey frees prominent opposition lawmaker Berberoglu

Sep. 20, 2018 4:53 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — A Turkish court on Thursday released a prominent lawmaker from the main opposition party who had been sentenced to more than five years in prison for revealing state secrets and espionage. State-run news agency Anadolu said Thursday the sentence of Enis Berberoglu, re-elected in June, has...

Willian leads Chelsea to victory in Europa League

Sep. 20, 2018 3:44 PM EDT

Chelsea maintained its perfect start to the campaign when Brazil forward Willian scored in a 1-0 Europa League victory at PAOK Thessaloniki on Thursday. Sitting atop the Premier League with five wins from five games, the London club rested Eden Hazard for its opening game in Europe this season after the Belgium...

Washington calls for the release of scientist in Turkey

Sep. 20, 2018 3:31 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — The United States has called for the immediate release of a NASA scientist who was arrested in southern Turkey for alleged links to Fethullah Gulen, the U.S.-based Islamic cleric the Turkish government blames for a failed 2016 coup attempt. The U.S. State Department said in a written...

No rest for WNBA champs Bird, Stewart and Loyd

Sep. 20, 2018 3:31 PM EDT

TENERIFE, Spain (AP) — It's been a whirlwind week for Breanna Stewart, Sue Bird and Jewell Loyd. The trio won a WNBA championship with the Seattle Storm and then dashed off to play for USA Basketball in the FIBA Women's World Cup. "It's been busy, now we are turning the page," said Stewart, the WNBA MVP of...

Garcia finds form in Portugal with Ryder Cup looming

Sep. 20, 2018 3:01 PM EDT

VILAMOURA, Portugal (AP) — Sergio Garcia shot a 5-under 66 and was three strokes off the first-round lead at the Portugal Masters on Thursday as the Spanish golfer looked to find some form in his final event before next week's Ryder Cup. He is one of four wild-card selections by European Ryder Cup captain...

The Latest: Russia says 3,000 Syrians back home in last week

Sep. 20, 2018 2:59 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Syria related developments (all times local): 8:35 p.m. The Russian military says that over 3,000 Syrians have returned to their homes over the past week. Col. Gen. Mikhail Mizintsev said Thursday that 2,180 internally displaced people and 937 refugees have come home during the...

Fox-Comcast battle to buy Sky to be settled by auction in UK

Sep. 20, 2018 2:40 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Comcast and 21st Century Fox will settle their battle for control of broadcaster Sky through a rare auction designed to put an end to months of offers and counteroffers from the American media empires seeking a foothold in the European pay TV market. The auction will begin after the London...

Nicki Minaj struts into Fendi; Max Mara rewrites classics

Sep. 20, 2018 2:18 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Milan designers were letting go of streetwear and turning back to the basics of elegant design on the second day of Milan Fashion Week. That is not to say there is nothing for trendy youth. Designers are turning to materials like PVC to keep a street-smart edge. And they aren't giving up the...

FIFA to upgrade flights, raise prize money for Women's WCup

Sep. 20, 2018 2:08 PM EDT

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — In a concession to women's soccer, FIFA will start funding business-class flights for some of the Women's World Cup teams traveling to France for next year's tournament. Total prize money will also "significantly increase" from the $15 million shared among 24 teams at the 2015...

RYDER CUP '18: Facts and figures for the 42nd matches

Sep. 20, 2018 1:57 PM EDT

SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France (AP) — Facts and figures for the Ryder Cup: Event: 42nd Ryder Cup matches. Date: Sept. 28-30. The course: Le Golf National will play at 7,183 yards as a par 71. It was designed by Hubert Chesneau and Robert Von Hagge, in collaboration with Pierre Thevenin. Located...