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Olympics Latest: USA's Taylor wins 86k freestyle wrestling

Aug. 05, 2021 07:54 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: ___ MEDAL ALERT American David Taylor scored a double-leg takedown with...

Bank of England buoyant on UK growth as it holds rates

Aug. 05, 2021 07:52 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Bank of England opted Thursday to keep its main interest rate at the record low of 0.1% as it painted a fairly rosy picture about the near-term prospects for the British economy following the lifting of lockdown restrictions in the wake of the rapid rollout of coronavirus...

The Latest: Head of Africa CDC has 'unbearable' COVID-19

Aug. 05, 2021 07:06 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya — The director of the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says he came down with COVID-19 last week and if he had not been vaccinated earlier, “I would not be here by now.” An audibly ill John Nkengasong told reporters that despite his...

AP PHOTOS: No avoiding pandemic reminders at Tokyo Games

Aug. 05, 2021 07:03 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Like any other Olympics, the Tokyo Games created its share of indelible moments — runners lunging across the finish line, swimmers reaching for the wall, athletes standing on podiums with medals around their necks. The most lasting images from the 2020...

Forest fires rage in Greece, threaten Olympics birthplace

Aug. 05, 2021 06:25 AM EDT

LIMNI, Greece (AP) — One of the major forest fires burning in Greece amid a protracted heat wave threatened the archaeological site at the birthplace of the modern Olympics as the Greek military prepared Thursday to increase its involvement in preventing new blazes from raging out of...

Tokyo logs record 5,042 cases as infections surge amid Games

Aug. 05, 2021 06:16 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo reported 5,042 new daily coronavirus cases on Thursday, hitting a record since the pandemic began as the infections surge in the Japanese capital hosting the Olympics. The additional cases brought the total for Tokyo to 236,138, about a quarter of...

Marathon mom: Tuliamuk on track after having baby in January

Aug. 05, 2021 06:14 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Sometimes, her workouts on an exercise machine were cut short when Zoe started crying. Baby steps, U.S. marathoner Aliphine Tuliamuk reminded herself. Sometimes, she stayed up late when Zoe was fussy, even though she had an early...

UK police arrest 11 over racist abuse after Euros final

Aug. 05, 2021 05:32 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British police said Thursday they have made 11 arrests in connection with the online racial abuse of England soccer players following their team's loss to Italy in the final of the European Championship last month. Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo...

World stocks rise with eyes on US economic recovery

Aug. 05, 2021 05:14 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — World stocks edged higher Thursday as traders awaited more guidance on the U.S. economic recovery. France’s CAC 40 rose 0.5% to 6,782.92 in early trading while Germany's DAX added 0.2% to 15,722.35. Britain’s FTSE 100 advanced 0.1% to 7,129.77. ...

Rebounding global economy helps fill order book at Siemens

Aug. 05, 2021 05:06 AM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Germany's Siemens AG raised its outlook for the year Thursday, joining other major European industrial companies in signaling that the economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic is gathering pace despite parts shortages and concerns over the spread of the...