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British navy group: 'Potential hijack' of ship off UAE coast

Aug. 03, 2021 20:15 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The British navy warned of a “potential hijack” of a ship off the coast of the United Arab Emirates in the Gulf of Oman on Tuesday, though the circumstances remained unclear. The incident comes amid heightened tensions between...

Scottish Open added to PGA Tour schedule, two WGCs out

Aug. 03, 2021 19:11 PM EDT

Gone are two World Golf Championships from the PGA Tour schedule. New to the schedule is the first PGA Tour-sanctioned tournament in Scotland that doesn't involve a claret jug. Even the biggest prize is changing: The FedEx Cup champion will get $18 million. ...

Dating changed during the pandemic; apps are following suit

Aug. 03, 2021 12:22 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Early in the coronavirus pandemic, Jennifer Sherlock went out with a few men she met through dating apps. The dates were “weird,” she said, and not just because they were masked, socially distanced and outdoors. One one occasion, a date remained...

Springsteen makes Olympic debut, falls short in qualifier

Aug. 03, 2021 11:10 AM EDT

KAMIYOGA, Japan (AP) — Jessica Springsteen had no luck going solo in Tokyo. Perhaps she'll do better with a band. The daughter of famed rocker Bruce Springsteen and his E Street Band wife, Patti Scialfa, failed to qualify for the Olympic individual...

Free climber scales London skyscraper in climate stunt

Aug. 03, 2021 11:04 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A 21-year-old free climber who was imprisoned two years ago for climbing the U.K.'s tallest skyscraper has scaled another building in London, this time to draw attention to climate change. George King-Thompson climbed up the 36-story Stratosphere Tower, a...

China sticks to goal of having carbon emissions peak by 2030

Aug. 03, 2021 10:30 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — China will stick to its goal of having its carbon emissions peak by 2030 and will release more complete reduction plans soon, the country's climate change envoy said Tuesday, even as U.S. and British officials urged it to do more to limit global warming. ...

Olympics Latest: Mawen qualifies 1st in sport climbing

Aug. 03, 2021 10:01 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ Mickael Mawem of France is the top men’s qualifier in sport climbing’s Olympic debut...

UK 'on your side', Johnson tells Belarus opposition leader

Aug. 03, 2021 09:58 AM EDT

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson met Tuesday with the Belarusian opposition leader at his office in London, saying the U.K. is “on her side" and committed to supporting human rights in her country. Johnson told Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya that Britain is “very much...

Rapper Dizzee Rascal charged with assault in London

Aug. 03, 2021 08:17 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Rapper Dizzee Rascal has been charged with assault after an incident in London that left a woman with minor injuries. The Metropolitan Police said late Monday that the 36-year-old, whose real name is Dylan Kwabena Mills, was charged after the incident at a...

Column: Olympic format of stroke play is dull, but it works

Aug. 03, 2021 07:42 AM EDT

KAWAGOE, Japan (AP) — Everyone seemed to have a solution for how to fix golf in the Olympics, right up to the point seven players from seven countries went into a seven-way playoff for a bronze medal. Never has golf been so compelling after it had a winner. ...