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The Latest: Iran says 17 CIA spies arrested, some sentenced

Jul. 22, 2019 3:43 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf (all times local): 11:30 a.m. Iran says it has arrested 17 Iranian nationals allegedly recruited by the Central Intelligence Agency to spy on the country's nuclear and military sites, and some of them have already been sentenced...

With a wide smile for his mom, Prince George turns 6

Jul. 22, 2019 3:17 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Kensington Palace has released three new photographs before Prince George's birthday. The future king turns 6 on Monday. It's become a tradition for the palace to release snapshots taken by his mother Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge. In two of the pictures George is seen with a big smile as he...

Britain's May to chair emergency session on seized tanker

Jul. 22, 2019 2:56 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May will chair an emergency security session on Monday to discuss how to respond to Iran's seizure of a British-flagged tanker in the Strait of Hormuz. The meeting of security ministers and officials will discuss how to secure shipping in the sensitive region,...

Out of shadows of Irish golf, Lowry a major champion

Jul. 22, 2019 2:26 AM EDT

PORTRUSH, Ireland (AP) — No longer in the shadows of Irish golf, Shane Lowry now has his name etched on the base of the silver claret jug. It's on there with more than a century's worth of the best that have conquered the links to win the British Open. Lowry gazed at the oldest trophy in golf as he tried...

Irishman Shane Lowry wins British Open at Royal Portrush

Jul. 21, 2019 8:57 PM EDT

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — Shane Lowry made the 68 years between British Opens in Northern Ireland worth the wait. The silver claret jug is staying on the Emerald Isle. Lowry, the 32-year-old Irishman with stout nerves and a soft touch around the greens, endured the worst weather of the week and the...

Lowry wins British Open in celebrated return to Emerald Isle

Jul. 21, 2019 4:25 PM EDT

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — The outcome was never in doubt to just about everyone but Shane Lowry. A year ago, he sat in the parking lot at Carnoustie and cried after missing the cut in the British Open for the fourth straight year. Even with a four-shot lead Sunday at Royal Portrush, in a raging...

A glance at the final round of the British Open

Jul. 21, 2019 3:44 PM EDT

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — A glance at the final round of the British Open at Royal Portrush: WINNER: Ireland's Shane Lowry, who shot a final round 1-over 72 for 269. NOT CLOSE: Tommy Fleetwood had a final-round 74 and was second, six shots behind. MAJOR FINISH: Brooks Koepka finished tied for...

Column: Tears of a father for his champion son at Open

Jul. 21, 2019 3:11 PM EDT

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — Brendan Lowry thought his son might one day play in front of thousands of screaming fans at Croke Park in Dublin, where he and his two brothers helped lead his team to victory in the 1982 Gaelic football championships. He had a footballer's build, after all, and the game...

Bad weather leads to some high scores at British Open

Jul. 21, 2019 2:39 PM EDT

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — Rain is no stranger to the British Open. Wet and windy weather is pretty common in Northern Ireland, too. But the adverse conditions on the final day of this year's tournament, the first time golf's oldest major has been across the Irish Sea since 1951, was evident in the...

Correction: Brexit story

Jul. 21, 2019 2:27 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — In a story July 19 about Brexit, The Associated Press erroneously attributed a quote in the 14th paragraph. German Chancellor Angela Merkel made the comments, not British Prime Minister Theresa May. A corrected version of the story is below: UK lawmakers warn of lost residency rights in...