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Whyte survives knockdown to beat Rivas

Jul. 20, 2019 7:56 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Dillian Whyte survived a ninth round knockdown to beat Oscar Rivas in a unanimous points decision and claim the WBC interim heavyweight title on Saturday. It was Whyte's tenth successive victory, following his only loss to Anthony Joshua in 2016, and the Briton now becomes the mandatory...

British Airways, Lufthansa suspend Cairo flights

Jul. 20, 2019 7:08 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Airways and Lufthansa both said Saturday they were suspending flights to Cairo for unspecified reasons related to safety and security. The British carrier said it was canceling flights to the Egyptian capital for a week. The German airline said normal operations would resume Sunday....

Gulf tanker incidents may raise shippers' costs, cut traffic

Jul. 20, 2019 7:04 PM EDT

Seizures of oil tankers and other hostile Iranian measures in the Strait of Hormuz are already raising insurance rates for shipping companies and could eventually reduce tanker traffic in the vital waterway, with a spike in global oil prices a serious risk even without war, energy and maritime experts say. On...

Shane Lowry builds 4-shot lead in British Open

Jul. 20, 2019 5:22 PM EDT

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — The noise was unlike anything Shane Lowry had ever heard on a golf course, no surprise at the first British Open in these parts in 68 years and an Irishman atop the leaderboard at Royal Portrush. Lowry didn't get rattled Saturday. He only got better. Two straight birdies...

London subway riders treated after gas is sprayed on train

Jul. 20, 2019 5:13 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British police are searching for two young men suspected of releasing an irritating gas on a London subway train. Authorities said paramedics treated a number of people for coughing and shortness of breath when the train stopped at Oxford Circus station. British Transport Police say the...

Column: Even 7 shots back, Brooks Koepka is lurking at Open

Jul. 20, 2019 4:36 PM EDT

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — Brooks Koepka doesn't need to reach too far back in the memory bank to know how precarious a big lead can be. He nearly gave away his last major just two months ago after leading by seven shots going into the final round of the PGA Championship. Shane Lowry surely...

The Latest: UK rejects Iran's 'tit for tat' view of tanker

Jul. 20, 2019 4:35 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on developments related to tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local): 12:55 p.m. The U.K.'s foreign secretary says the seizing of a British-flagged tanker by Iran's Revolutionary Guard "raises very serious questions about the security of British shipping and indeed...

Officials: BA suspending flights from London for 2 days

Jul. 20, 2019 4:10 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian officials say Cairo's international airport has been notified by British Airways that the airline is suspending flights to and from London for two days. Airport officials say the decision came after British official conducted regular security checks earlier this week at the airport....

The Latest: Lowry builds 4-shot lead in British Open

Jul. 20, 2019 2:55 PM EDT

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — The Latest on the British Open (all times local): 7:50 p.m. Shane Lowry has a tournament-best 63 and a four-shot lead going into the last round of the British Open. The Irishman broke out of a four-way tie late on the front nine with a birdie on No. 9, and then the putts...

Iran says its seizure of British ship a 'reciprocal' move

Jul. 20, 2019 1:59 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's seizure of a British oil tanker was a response to Britain's role in impounding an Iranian supertanker first, senior officials said Saturday, as newly released video of the incident showed Iranian commandos in black ski masks and fatigues rappelling from a helicopter onto the...