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PGA Tour to Las Vegas, LIV Golf heads overseas to Bangkok

Oct. 04, 2022 09:48 AM EDT

PGA TOUR SHRINERS CHILDREN'S OPEN Site: Las Vegas Course: TPC Summerlin. Yardage: 7,255. Par: 71. Prize money: $8 million. Winner's share: $1,440,000 Television: Thursday-Sunday, 5-8 p.m. (Golf Channel). ...

UN chief urges Yemen rivals: No new violence and renew truce

Oct. 03, 2022 16:06 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged Yemen’s warring parties on Monday to refrain from any provocations that could escalate violence. The move follows the failure to extend a nationwide cease-fire and to engage with each other to renew the truce. ...

A look at some of the world's major crowd disasters

Oct. 02, 2022 20:38 PM EDT

Police fired tear gas after violence broke out at an Indonesian soccer match in East Java province when Persebaya Surabaya beat Arema Malang 3-2. Panic and a rush for the exit left at least 125 dead, most of whom were trampled, police said Sunday. Here's a look at some of the major crowd disasters...

Yemen's warring sides fail to extend UN-backed truce

Oct. 02, 2022 18:37 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's warring sides have failed to reach an agreement to extend a nationwide cease-fire, the U.N. said Sunday, endangering the longest lull in fighting since the country's bloody civil war began. In a statement, the U.N.’s envoy to Yemen called on all sides...

UN chief urges Yemen's warring sides to renew expiring truce

Sep. 30, 2022 22:19 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. chief is strongly urging Yemen’s warring parties to not only renew but expand a truce that expires Sunday, saying it has brought the longest period of relative calm since the conflict began in 2014. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Friday...

U.S. captives 'prayed for death' on brutal ride from Ukraine

Sep. 30, 2022 21:33 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Even after three months of captivity that included execution threats, physical torture, solitary confinement and food deprivation, it was the ride to freedom that nearly broke Alex Drueke, a U.S. military veteran released last week with nine other prisoners who went to...

Prosecutors use emails to build case against key Trump ally

Sep. 29, 2022 16:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors cracked open a trove of emails and other communications at a federal trial on Thursday that they say shows how the former chair of Donald Trump’s inaugural committee worked behind the scenes in 2016 to get the future president to embrace the United Arab Emirates and...

UN envoy says risk of return to war in Yemen 'real'

Sep. 28, 2022 13:13 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The U.N. envoy for Yemen warned that the risk of a return to fighting “is real,” urging warring parties to accept a longer extension of the current ceasefire due to expire next month. Hans Grundberg's stark warning late Tuesday came after he met in Saudi...

Saudi Arabia's powerful crown prince is named prime minister

Sep. 27, 2022 23:20 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia's powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was appointed prime minister on Tuesday by royal decree. The crown prince, who is heir to the throne held by King Salman, already wields wide powers and is seen as the kingdom's day-to-day...

US World Cup worries grow, 0-0 draw vs Saudis in last tuneup

Sep. 27, 2022 17:52 PM EDT

The United States will limp into the World Cup, and not just because of all the Americans' injuries. The U.S. played a 0-0 draw against Saudi Arabia on Tuesday night at Murcia, Spain, that was somewhere between unimpressive and alarming. After managing no shots on goal...