• The Latest: Isner, Cilic resume 5-set match at Wimbledon

    Updated: Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    LONDON (AP) — The latest from Wimbledon (all times local): ___ 2:45 p.m. John Isner and U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic are back at it on Court 1. They resumed their third-round match Saturday, a little less than 17 1/2 hours after it was suspended because of darkness a night...

  • Dustin Brown loses at Wimbledon 2 days after beaing Nadal

    Updated: Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    LONDON (AP) — Dustin Brown's first match since beating Rafael Nadal ended in defeat. The German qualifier followed up his surprising win over the two-time Wimbledon champion with a 6-4, 7-6 (3), 4-6, 6-3 loss to 22nd-seeded Viktor Troicki of Serbia on Saturday in the third round....

  • New tune for piano-playing senator: Revised education policy

    Updated: Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Piano-playing Lamar Alexander hopes the Senate's latest tune is a new national education law. The Republican senator from Tennessee — and former governor and ex-U.S. education secretary — is managing the Senate's rewrite this week of the No Child Left Behind Act to...

  • Egypt marks 2nd anniversary of Islamist ouster with mourning

    Updated: Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    CAIRO (AP) — Two years to the day after the army overthrew Egypt's Islamist president, the sounds coming from the mosque at Cairo's Tahrir Square were sadly telling. At the focal point of Egypt's upheavals, where authorities had hoped to stage celebrations, there was instead a prayer...

  • APNewsBreak: Tentative agreement on Iran sanctions relief

    Updated: Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    VIENNA (AP) — World powers and Iran have reached tentative agreement on sanctions relief for the Islamic Republic, among the most contentious issues in a long-term nuclear agreement that negotiators hope to clinch over the next several days, diplomats told The Associated Press on...

  • McCain: US must reassess Afghanistan troop withdrawal

    Updated: Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The ongoing Taliban offensive in Afghanistan demands a reassessment of the Obama administration's current plan to drawdown U.S. forces, U.S. Sen. John McCain said Saturday during a visit to the country's capital. The Republican told reporters that Afghan...

  • Benedict XVI is honored for keen devotion to church music

    Updated: Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI, who retired in 2013, has been honored for cultivating sensitivity to sacred music in the traditions of the Catholic Church. Polish Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz on Saturday presented the honors bestowed by the Pontifical John Paul II...

  • Forgiveness of Charleston church shooter prompts discussion

    Updated: Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Under an outdoor tent a few blocks from Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Sharon Simmons paused while cleaning up from the previous night's revival to ponder the idea of forgiving the white man accused of killing nine of the historic black church's...

  • Fireworks shoot into Colorado crowd; 9 suffer minor burns

    Updated: Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    AVON, Colo. (AP) — Officials say nine people suffered minor burns during an accident at a fireworks show in Colorado. Virginia Egger, the town manager in Avon, says a malfunction caused a fireworks shell to explode in its tube rather than firing into the sky Friday night. She says the...

  • America welcomes July 4 with hot dogs, cool music, cold beer

    Updated: Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    As the nation celebrates America's birthday, here are some Fourth of July highlights from around the country: ___ IN AMERICA'S BIRTHPLACE: CONCERTS, A PARADE AND BEER Philadelphia started its Fourth of July celebration a little early. The city's Liberty Block Party kicked off the...

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