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UK Tory race down to 4 as rivals vie to catch Boris Johnson

Jun. 19, 2019 1:35 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The race to become Britain's next prime minister is down to the final four on Wednesday, as Boris Johnson stretched his lead among Conservative lawmakers and upstart Rory Stewart was eliminated from the contest. Johnson, a former London mayor and U.K. foreign secretary, won 143 of 313 votes...

Feliciano López denies tennis match fix report

Jun. 19, 2019 1:35 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Tennis player Feliciano López has denied any wrongdoing after being linked by Spanish media to a doubles match at Wimbledon in 2017 that was allegedly fixed. López said on Wednesday at the Queen's Club tournament in London that "I feel it is extremely important to come to you and...

The Latest: UK prime minister pool cut to 4, Johnson at top

Jun. 19, 2019 1:11 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Conservative Party voting to pick Britain's next prime minister (all times local): 6:05 p.m. The contest to become Britain's next prime minister is down to four candidates, with Boris Johnson building on his commanding lead in a Conservative Party vote. Johnson gained 143 of 313...

Boris Johnson increases lead in race to be next UK prime minister as field of Conservative contenders cut to 4

Jun. 19, 2019 1:07 PM EDT
LONDON (AP) — Boris Johnson increases lead in race to be next UK prime minister as field of Conservative contenders cut to 4.

England vs Japan in rematch of 2015 World Cup semifinal

Jun. 19, 2019 9:52 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — England was overjoyed to make it to the semifinals of the Women's World Cup four years ago, an overachievement the squad believed, so the eliminating loss to Japan wasn't a surprise or a bitter disappointment. Much has changed in mentality and quality of play since, and England no longer is...

US CEO hands Oxford University $189 million for AI studies

Jun. 19, 2019 9:00 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — An American billionaire has given Oxford University 150 million pounds ($188.6 million) for a new institute that will study the ethical implications of artificial intelligence and computing technologies. The donation from Stephen Schwarzman, CEO of the private equity firm Blackstone, will...

Global shares mixed ahead of Fed rate decision

Jun. 19, 2019 7:37 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Global markets were mixed Wednesday amid some optimism about U.S.-China trade talks and ahead of an interest rate decision by the U.S. Federal Reserve. The Fed isn't considered ready to announce its first rate cut in more than a decade, but many expect the central bank to signal an inclination...

NCAA champion Paul Jubb gets wild card for Wimbledon

Jun. 19, 2019 6:24 AM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — NCAA tennis champion Paul Jubb has received a wild card to play at Wimbledon. The 19-year-old northern Englishman recently won the American college title in Orlando, Florida, playing for the University of South Carolina. He beat Nuno Borges of Mississippi State in straight sets to...

UK inflation fall eases prospect of imminent rate hike

Jun. 19, 2019 6:01 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Inflation in Britain dipped in May as transport costs returned to normal following an Easter-related boost, official figures showed Wednesday, likely easing the pressure on the Bank of England to raise interest rates this summer. The Office for National Statistics said Wednesday that consumer...

Royal police escort bike collides with elderly woman

Jun. 19, 2019 5:07 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — U.K. authorities are investigating a collision between a police motorcycle escorting the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and an elderly woman in southwest London. The accident occurred around 12.50 p.m. on Monday when the royal couple were on their way to Windsor for the St George's Chapel...