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The Latest: UK warns against travel to Sri Lanka

Apr. 25, 2019 12:32 PM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The Latest on the Easter attacks in Sri Lanka (all times local): 8:50 p.m. The British government is warning its citizens against traveling to Sri Lanka, amid an intense security operation after bomb attacks on churches and hotels. The Foreign Office on Thursday advised against...

Prince Harry attends public event as royal baby wait goes on

Apr. 25, 2019 8:42 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry has attended a service commemorating war dead from Australia and New Zealand as he and his wife Meghan await the birth of their first child. Meghan is due to give birth soon, though the couple hasn't revealed the due date or their birth plans. Harry was a last-minute addition to...

Australia leader plays down terror threat at Gallipoli event

Apr. 25, 2019 5:44 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister played down Thursday any potential link between the arrest of a suspected Islamic State group member in Turkey and a World War I battle commemoration in Gallipoli attended by hundreds of Australians and New Zealanders. Prime Minister Scott Morrison was...

Els infuses PGA Zurich Classic with Presidents Cup subplot

Apr. 24, 2019 5:48 PM EDT

AVONDALE, La. (AP) — As captain of the 2019 Presidents Cup's international squad, South Africa's Ernie Els decided to see if the PGA Tour's only team tournament could serve as a useful prep event. So while Els has played at the Zurich Classic many times before, this latest trip to the cypress swamps...

Man pleads guilty to murdering 5 family members in Australia

Apr. 24, 2019 7:17 AM EDT

PERTH, Australia (AP) — A 25-year-old man pleaded guilty in an Australian court on Wednesday to murdering his three children, wife and mother-in-law in the west coast city of Perth last year. Anthony Robert Harvey made the plea in an appearance in Stirling Gardens Magistrates Court via video link from...

Australia political leaders use Chinese app to chase votes

Apr. 24, 2019 3:55 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister and his political rival said on Wednesday they were not tailoring their political messages to suit Chinese censors as the politicians increasingly use Chinese social media to woo Chinese-speaking voters. Prime Minister Scott Morrison and opposition...

Justin Thomas launches foundation for children, military

Apr. 23, 2019 7:01 PM EDT

Justin Thomas is the latest PGA Tour player to launch a foundation, and it wasn't anything he threw together overnight. "We've been talking about it the last couple of years," Thomas said. "My mom has done an unbelievable job of making sure everything was done properly. We've talked to so many other athletes,...

US SailGP team trains on American waters for 1st time

Apr. 22, 2019 11:27 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The U.S. SailGP team trained on American waters for the first time Monday after launching its new-look F50 foiling catamaran on San Francisco Bay in advance of the fledgling global league's second regatta. "It was nice to get back on the boat after almost a couple of months now," skipper...

Sri Lanka bombing victims were from at least 12 countries

Apr. 22, 2019 8:38 PM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — At least 290 people were killed in bombings of churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday. Sri Lankan authorities say at least 31 foreigners died in the attacks. Some details on the victims: SRI LANKA: The vast majority of the victims were Sri Lankan, many from the island...

The Latest: Man recalls death of daughter, wife in blast

Apr. 22, 2019 7:31 PM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The Latest on explosions in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday (all times local): 4:53 a.m. A man whose Australian wife and only child died in a bomb blast in a Sri Lanka church said he walked out ahead of his family moments before the explosion. Sudesh Kolonne told Australian...