• Olympic officials: IOC member Gonzalez Lopez dies at age 66

    Published: Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    HAVANA (AP) — Olympic officials say Reynaldo Gonzalez Lopez, an International Olympic Committee member from Cuba, has died at age 66. A statement on the official website of the Olympics expresses "great sadness." IOC President Thomas Bach calls Gonzalez Lopez "a very passionate and...

  • Hamilton wins British GP after thrilling race

    Updated: Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    SILVERSTONE, England (AP) — Lewis Hamilton seized back control of the British Grand Prix after being overtaken on the first corner to win his fifth race of the season on Sunday and strengthen his Formula One title defense. A Mercedes one-two was just as forecast — with Nico Rosberg...

  • TOUR DE FRANCE WATCH: Cookson praises security on Tour

    Published: Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    NEELTJE JANS, Netherlands (AP) — This year more than ever, security is a top priority for Tour de France organizers. In the wake of the terror attacks that have shaken France this year, the level of alertness has been raised and the Tour de France, which draws millions of spectators...

  • Yes or no? Greeks vote on high-stakes bailout referendum

    Updated: Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greeks lined up at polling stations and ATMs alike Sunday as the country voted on its financial future, choosing in a referendum whether to accept creditors' demands for more austerity in return for rescue loans or defiantly reject the deal. Early indications...

  • Ted Cruz's 2016 campaign says its raised $14.2M since launch

    Updated: Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Ted Cruz's presidential campaign says it has raised more than $14 million in the just over three months since the Texas senator launched his bid for the Republican presidential nomination. The campaign says the money comes from more than 120,000 donors, who made an...

  • Africans seeking better lives pass through Ethiopian town

    Updated: Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    METEMA, Ethiopia (AP) — The mood in the border town of Metema these days is quiet and watchful. Dozens of houses on the hot, dusty main road that stretches from Ethiopia into Sudan look like they have been hastily closed. Guards grimly patrol the border, stopping anyone who looks to...

  • Deadly strikes by US-led coalition targeting IS in Raqqa

    Updated: Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    BEIRUT (AP) — U.S.-led coalition aircraft unleashed a series of airstrikes targeting the Islamic State group's stronghold of Raqqa in eastern Syria in what the coalition said Sunday was one of its most sustained aerial operations carried out in Syria to date. IS said at least 10...

  • UK's Princess Charlotte to be christened on queen's estate

    Updated: Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    LONDON (AP) — Hundreds of royal fans flocked to Queen Elizabeth II's country estate Sunday, hoping to catch a glimpse of Britain's royal family as they gather for Princess Charlotte's christening. Prince William and his wife, Kate, are marking a milestone for Charlotte, their...

  • World heritage status for The Alamo, Japan industrial sites

    Updated: Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    BONN, Germany (AP) — The United States has succeeded in its bid to "Remember the Alamo," after the U.N. cultural body approved its status as a world heritage site Sunday. The Alamo was one of five Spanish Roman Catholic sites, known as the San Antonio Missions, to receive the coveted...

  • At least 14 hurt after deck collapse at North Carolina beach

    Updated: Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    EMERALD ISLE, N.C. (AP) — A deck collapsed at a North Carolina beach house as a family got set to take a group photo, leaving at least 14 people injured with two of those in critical condition, authorities said. A spokeswoman at a nearby hospital later said 20 people, including a...

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