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Diego Botin steers Spain to SailGP's $2M championship against heavyweights Slingsby and Burling

Jul. 14, 2024 22:39 PM EDT

Spain's Diego Botin stunned heavyweights Tom Slingsby of Australia and Peter Burling of New Zealand by brilliantly steering Los Gallos to victory in SailGP's $2 million, winner-take-all Grand Final on San Francisco Bay on Sunday. Botin's thrilling victory in the dash across the tops...

Burling and his Kiwi Black Foils are setting a course toward a $2 million SailGP payday

Jul. 12, 2024 19:42 PM EDT

The final day of SailGP's Season 4 could bring a nice seven-figure payday for skipper Peter Burling and his Team New Zealand Black Foils on San Francisco Bay. The Kiwis head into the final regatta already having clinched a spot in the $2 million, winner-take-all Grand Final, the...

Faced with threats from Russia and its Asian supporters, NATO and Indo-Pacific partners get closer

Jul. 11, 2024 19:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Four Indo-Pacific countries attending the NATO summit issued a joint statement Thursday to “strongly condemn the illicit military cooperation" between Russia and North Korea, showing how the military alliance and its Pacific partners are forging closer ties to counter what...

Tavatanakit, Lindblad and Dryburgh share 1st-round lead at Evian Championship

Jul. 11, 2024 14:12 PM EDT

EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France (AP) — Patty Tavatanakit of Thailand posted seven birdies in a 7-under 64 at the Evian Championship on Thursday to take a share of the first-round lead with Sweden’s Ingrid Lindblad and Gemma Dryburgh of Scotland. The 24-year-old Tavatanakit won her first...

Donna Vekic nearly quit tennis but now she's in Wimbledon's semifinals and will face Jasmine Paolini

Jul. 09, 2024 16:02 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Donna Vekic had thought a couple of times about quitting tennis, like when she struggled to get back to her best after knee surgery in 2021. Now she’s happy she stuck with it. The 28-year-old Croatian reached her first Grand Slam semifinal in her 43rd...

The Latest | Keir Starmer is officially the new UK prime minister

Jul. 05, 2024 14:39 PM EDT

Labour leader Keir Starmer officially became prime minister of the United Kingdom on Friday after his party won a landslide victory in a national election. Starmer received the blessing of King Charles III to form a government in a ceremony known as the “kissing of hands.” A...

New Zealand will radically ease zoning rules to try to relieve its stubborn housing shortage

Jul. 04, 2024 22:57 PM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand will drastically ease zoning restrictions in a bid to “flood the market” with land for homes and override the powers of local councils to curb development, the nation's housing minister said in announcing reforms to what he called one of the...

Antetokounmpo, Greece strong in opener; Doncic, Slovenia still have chance to qualify for Olympics

Jul. 03, 2024 22:22 PM EDT

Giannis Antetokounmpo looked like a player intent on leading Greece to its first Olympic berth since 2008. Antetokounmpo had 32 points in 19 minutes, going 11 of 11 from the field, as Greece rolled to a 109-82 win over the Dominican Republic on Wednesday in Group B of the Piraeus,...

New Zealand tourist killed in robbery attempt at Southern California mall

Jul. 03, 2024 21:23 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 68-year-old tourist from New Zealand was struck and killed by a car during a botched robbery at an upscale mall in a popular Southern California beach city south of Los Angeles, police said. Violence broke out Tuesday afternoon at Newport Beach's Fashion...

Massive makos, Queen Bosses and a baby angel shark on Discovery 'Shark Week,' where women shine

Jul. 03, 2024 11:10 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Imagine stepping into a life-sized whale carcass decoy and steering it into deep water. You're looking — yes, looking — for a group of hungry sharks to spark a feeding frenzy. To attract them, you shoot out hundreds of gallons of synthetic blood and chum. Then watch them lose...