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Pulisic back as US loses 3-0 at England; no goal for Rooney

Nov. 15, 2018 7:27 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Christian Pulisic played just his second match with the U.S. national team in 13 months, and the Americans failed to muster much of an attack in a 3-0 loss to England on Thursday night that marked Wayne Rooney's farewell with the Three Lions. Jesse Lingard and Trent Alexander-Arnold scored in...

The Davis Cup and the Laver Cup are getting a new companion

Nov. 15, 2018 6:57 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The Davis Cup and the Laver Cup are getting a new team-competition companion. The men's tennis tour said Thursday the debut of the ATP Cup will take place in January 2020, just a week before the start of the Australian Open. The announcement of the 24-team event comes three months after the...

No goal for Wayne Rooney in 120th, final England appearance

Nov. 15, 2018 6:41 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Wayne Rooney's record-breaking England career ended with a first: relief not to score. Whenever the striker touched the ball after coming on in the 58th minute, however far he was from goal in a 120th appearance, fans shouted "Shoot!" The best chance fell to the 33-year-old Rooney in the...

Federer advances to record-extending 15th ATP Finals semi

Nov. 15, 2018 6:40 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Roger Federer is peaking at the right time — again. The six-time champion advanced to the last four of the ATP Finals for a record-extending 15th time with a 6-4, 6-3 victory over Kevin Anderson on Thursday. Federer, chasing the 100th title of his career, needed only a set to advance...

Technology companies, banks lead rebound for US stocks

Nov. 15, 2018 4:51 PM EST

A rebound in technology companies and banks helped reverse an early slide for U.S. stocks Thursday, breaking a five-day losing streak for the market. Health care and industrial stocks also rose, offsetting losses in retailers, homebuilders, utilities and other sectors. Energy stocks also helped lift the market as...

Markets Right Now: Stocks erase early loss, finish higher

Nov. 15, 2018 4:10 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. A rebound in technology stocks helped the market erase an early loss and finish higher, breaking a five-day losing streak. Banks and industrial stocks also rose Thursday, offsetting losses in retailers, homebuilders...

UK's defiant May tells critics it's her Brexit deal or chaos

Nov. 15, 2018 3:49 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Theresa May defied mounting calls to quit or change course Thursday over Britain's withdrawal from the European Union, warning that abandoning her Brexit plan would plunge the country into "deep and grave uncertainty." Britain's long-simmering divisions over its future in the...

The Latest: UK's May vows 'to see this through' on Brexit

Nov. 15, 2018 12:43 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's departure from the European Union (all times local): 5:30 p.m. British Prime Minister Theresa May says if politicians reject her Brexit deal, it will set the country on "a path of deep and grave uncertainty." Defiant in the face of mounting criticism, May said Thursday...

UK's May vows to resist leadership challenge over Brexit, saying 'Am I going to see this through? Yes.'

Nov. 15, 2018 12:35 PM EST
LONDON (AP) — UK's May vows to resist leadership challenge over Brexit, saying 'Am I going to see this through? Yes.'

The 2018 Oxford Word of the Year isn't nice, it's toxic

Nov. 15, 2018 12:35 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — What single word best captures the tone of the past year? Oxford Dictionaries says it's "toxic." Oxford University Press monitors changes in the English language and each year selects a word that catches the annual mood. Its lexicographers said Thursday that "toxic" grew into "an intoxicating...