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Australia's Women's World Cup opener moved to bigger venue

Jan. 30, 2023 20:43 PM EST

Australia's Women's World Cup opener against Ireland has been moved to a larger stadium amid high demand for tickets. Australia’s opener was originally set to be played at Sydney’s new Allianz Stadium, which seats 42,500, but it has been shifted to Stadium Australia, which seats...

6 Nations: France, Ireland set for duel under Netflix glare

Jan. 27, 2023 11:43 AM EST

Rugby’s oldest championship is getting a modern twist with the Netflix streaming service being given a behind-the-scenes look at the 2023 Six Nations for a docuseries released next year. It should help to broaden the sport's appeal, driving more interest in the United States...

Hawaii man imprisoned for 1991 murder, rape released

Jan. 25, 2023 00:58 AM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — A judge on Tuesday ordered a man released from prison immediately after his attorneys presented new evidence and argued that he didn’t commit the crimes he was convicted of and spent more than 20 years locked up for: the 1991 murder, kidnapping and sexual assault of a woman...

Ukraine war moves 'Doomsday Clock' to 90 seconds to midnight

Jan. 24, 2023 13:16 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — With Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the specter of nuclear weapon use, Earth crept its closest to Armageddon, a science-oriented advocacy group said, moving its famous “Doomsday Clock” up to just 90 seconds before midnight. “We are really closer to that...

Petition seeks to free Hawaiian man convicted of '91 murder

Jan. 23, 2023 21:34 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — A petition filed Monday outlining new evidence in one of Hawaii's biggest murder cases asks a judge to release a Native Hawaiian man who has spent more than 20 years in prison for the sexual assault, kidnapping and murder of a white woman on the Big Island. On...

Ransomware shuts hundreds of Yum Brands restaurants in UK

Jan. 19, 2023 12:19 PM EST

A ransomware attack forced the parent company of KFC and Taco Bell to close several hundred restaurants in the United Kingdom this week. A government filing posted Thursday says the attack impacted information technology systems. Yum Brands said the attackers took company data, but...

Ireland's WhatsApp penalty highlights EU privacy turmoil

Jan. 19, 2023 12:13 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Ireland fined WhatsApp for breaching strict European Union privacy rules in a case that has exposed divisions among EU watchdogs over how to regulate its parent company, Meta. The chat app was ordered to pay 5.5 million euros ($5.9 million) Thursday by the Data...

Cantlay has no interest in LIV but sees benefit to PGA Tour

Jan. 04, 2023 19:03 PM EST

KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — Patrick Cantlay reads as much as anyone in golf, usually deep-think topics such as “Why We Sleep” or the Winston Churchill trilogy. The internet gossip on LIV Golf, in which his name is often mentioned, is what he leaves to everyone else. Cantlay knows...

Serrano returns to MSG in bid for women's undisputed titles

Jan. 03, 2023 20:34 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — After falling just short of becoming an undisputed champion in her thrilling fight with Katie Taylor last year, Amanda Serrano will try again in a different weight class. Serrano will face Erika Cruz on Feb. 4 at the Hulu Theater in Madison Square Garden, with the...

World reacts to death of Brazilian soccer king Pele

Dec. 30, 2022 00:29 AM EST

Reactions poured in from around the world to the death of Brazilian soccer legend Pele. He died of cancer in Brazil at age 82. His grace, athleticism and mesmerizing moves transfixed players and fans. ____ “A simple goodbye to the eternal King Pelé will never be...