• The Latest: Djokovic signs fan's artificial leg at Wimbledon

    Updated: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    LONDON (AP) — The latest from Wimbledon (all times local): ___ 5:20 p.m. Novak Djokovic is used to signing all kinds of items for fans, but this was a new one even for him. After his third-round victory at Wimbledon on Friday, the top-ranked defending champion stopped as he usually...

  • Novak Djokovic keeps up Wimbledon charge with 3-set win

    Updated: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    LONDON (AP) — Novak Djokovic isn't facing much of a test so far in the defense of his Wimbledon title. He's played three matches, won all in straight sets, and never dropped more than four games in any set. The top-ranked Djokovic disposed of Bernard Tomic 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 Friday on...

  • How Obama reversed course on federal college ratings

    Updated: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama dearly wanted to get the government in the business of rating colleges and universities based on value and affordability, promising a new system by 2015. Now that goal is shriveling under the weight of a concerted opposition from universities,...

  • The Latest: Greek pol: 'No' vote means goodbye to the euro

    Updated: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The latest news on Greece's financial woes and its upcoming referendum on Sunday (all times local): ___ 7:50 p.m. The leader of Greece's conservative main opposition party says a "no" vote in Sunday's austerity referendum would drastically weaken the country's...

  • Yes or no? What Greece's landmark vote might bring

    Updated: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    LONDON (AP) — On his 10-year trip home, the Greek hero Odysseus at one point had to steer his ship and crew between Scylla, a six-headed monster, on one side of a narrow stretch of water and the whirlpool Charybdis on the other. The Greek people are in similar dire straits as they...

  • Lion cubs stuck at Gaza border en route to Jordan shelter

    Updated: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — A pair of lion cubs en route to a wildlife sanctuary in Jordan got stuck at a Gaza-Israel border crossing on Friday, after being kept as pets for almost a year by a family in the crowded coastal strip. The cubs were taken from the Saed Eldin al-Jamal's home in...

  • New Spain law sets big fines for disseminating police images

    Updated: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    MADRID (AP) — Three years ago, just after anti-austerity activists demonstrated outside Madrid's main train station, freelance cameraman Juan Ramon Robles captured riveting video of riot police inside the station beating people who said they had nothing to do with the protests. Robles...

  • All-Star likes what he sees of pioneering girl at MLB camp

    Published: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    PARIS (AP) — Having spent this week coaching her, two-time All-Star Steve Finley says the French 16-year-old making history as the first woman on Major League Baseball's international registration list is "very coachable" and has "good baseball I.Q." Speaking to The Associated Press,...

  • Meditating Portuguese actor suspected of terror plot

    Published: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A Portuguese actor says he was detained on suspicion of terrorism after meditating and chanting Buddhist texts aboard a plane at Paris Orly airport. Heitor Lourenco, 47, says he was reciting texts in Tibetan from his smartphone screen on the Lisbon-bound...

  • Putin: Western sanctions fail to split Russian society

    Published: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin says the West has sought to split Russian society with economic sanctions but has failed to reach its goal. Speaking at Friday's meeting of his presidential Security Council, Putin said the West wants to punish Russia for its independent course....

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