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At Wimbledon, Jabeur 1st woman from Africa in pro Slam final

Jul. 07, 2022 16:16 PM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Ons Jabeur's steady progress from year to year — up the tennis rankings, through the draws of various tournaments and, now, at Wimbledon — has carried her to a Grand Slam singles final, the first African woman and Arab woman to make it that far in the professional...

Schauffele takes 1-shot lead over buddy Cantlay at Travelers

Jun. 25, 2022 19:02 PM EDT

CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — Xander Schauffele shot a 3-under 67 on Saturday to take a one-stroke lead over good friend and playing partner Patrick Cantlay into the final round of the Travelers Championship. Schauffele had a 17-under 193 total at TPC River Highlands. Cantlay shot 63. ...

Spain: Algeria's ties with Russia behind row with Madrid

Jun. 13, 2022 09:57 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spain's economy minister on Monday linked Algeria's decision to break a decades-old friendship treaty with Spain that has frozen economic links with what she described as the North African country's increasing alignment with Russia. In an interview with Catalunya...

Algeria denies suspending friendship treaty with Spain

Jun. 10, 2022 16:36 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Algeria on Friday appeared to have backed down in its dispute with Spain after its mission at the European Union issued a statement saying the northwest African country had never suspended the friendship treaty it holds with Spain. In an odd development, Algeria said,...

Cycling group members to participate in Georgia ride

Jun. 04, 2022 00:07 AM EDT

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — They describe themselves as a group of friends riding bikes together. Or “the 70s Club.” Or “a bunch of retired old men chasing each other around Jekyll Island.” Even without an official name, the cycling group puts in thousands of miles a year on...

Lukas Dhont's tender boyhood drama 'Close' stirs Cannes

May. 27, 2022 12:58 PM EDT

CANNES, France (AP) — Lukas Dhont's sensitive coming-of-age film “Close,” about the tender friendship of two 13-year-old boys whose bond is tragically separated, has provided a late, emotional wallop at the Cannes Film Festival. “Close," the Belgian director's second film...

Daughter and her best friends 'are all gone now,' dad says

May. 26, 2022 21:16 PM EDT

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — Jacklyn Cazares hadn’t yet reached her 10th birthday, but she was already a tough-minded “firecracker” always looking to help people in need, her father said. Jacklyn and her second cousin, Annabelle Rodriguez, were especially tight with three other classmates at Robb...

Biden in Asia: New friends, old tensions, storms at home

May. 20, 2022 08:36 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — President Joe Biden hopes to use his visit to Asia to confirm his belief that long-standing friendships can afford to become even friendlier — and pay dividends. He opened the trip in South Korea on Friday and will end in Japan next week at a time when world events are...

When Mavis Staples and Levon Helm met for some final music

May. 19, 2022 11:04 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In the summer of 2011, two American iconic musicians met and jammed up a storm. Very few people heard what they created — until now. The 12-track live album “Carry Me Home” is the long-awaited record of what happened when Grammy-winning soul and gospel star...

Besties and former 'The Office' co-stars write on friendship

May. 17, 2022 12:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Spoiler alert: Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey obviously knew how “The Office” ended its nine-year run on NBC, because, after all, they filmed it — but revisiting that time for their new book, “Office BFFs: Tales of The Office from Two Best Friends Who Were There,” was...