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Australian Open Lookahead: Women's semis set for Thursday

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — LOOKAHEAD TO THURSDAY It's women's semifinal day at Melbourne Park with two Americans featured. Madison Keys takes on top-ranked Ash Barty and Danielle Co...

Ukraine's front line: Where lives turn on distant decisions

In trenches dusted with snow and tinged with soot, men search for enough cellphone signal to hear the latest from the distant capitals that will decide their fate. Moscow, Washington...

Column: Baseball harmed itself more than Bonds ever did

Whatever harm Barry Bonds did to baseball pales in comparison to the damage baseball inflicted on itself both at the time and since. So say what you will about the steroids era, at least the games wer...

Barty, Keys, Swiatek and Collins in Australian Open semis

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Top-seeded Ash Barty can earn no greater praise than to have her slice shot compared with the great Roger Federer. Multiple Grand Slam singles champion Ji...

Saints' Sean Payton steps down as coach after 16 years

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Before Sean Payton took his first head coaching job in New Orleans in 2006, the Saints had a grand total of one playoff victory since their founding in 1967. The s...

Judge says BNSF unions can't strike over new attendance rule

BNSF railroad's two biggest unions that represent 17,000 workers won't be able to go on strike over a new attendance policy they say would penalize employees for missing work for any reason. ...

Court: Mask rule OK at Iowa schools with disabled students

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday allowed the state of Iowa to enforce a law that prevents local schools from imposing mask mandates, except for schools attended by students w...

US Navy tries to salvage fighter jet that fell into South China Sea

The US is conducting recovery operations in the South China Sea for a F-35C warplane. The fighter jet crashed after a landing mishap on the deck of aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson on Monday, said th...

Frenchman gets 8 years in prison in Iran; denies spy charges

PARIS (AP) — A Frenchman detained in Iran and hunger striking to protest his treatment has been sentenced to eight years in prison on what his lawyer insisted Tuesday are trumped up espionage and pro...

Cyprus court upholds vaccination certificate requirements

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A Cypriot District court rejected a petition by 64 people to strike down as unconstitutional government regulations requiring COVID-19 vaccination certificates to enter indoor a...

US combat jet crashes in South China Sea exercise, 7 hurt

BANGKOK (AP) — A U.S. Navy F35C Lightning II combat jet conducting exercises in the South China Sea crashed while trying to land on the deck of an American aircraft carrier, injuring seven sailors, th...

S. Korean officials say North Korea tested cruise missiles

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Tuesday test-fired two suspected cruise missiles in its fifth round of weapons launches this month, South Korean military officials said, as it displays its mi...

EXPLAINER: Why Yemen's war has spilled into the Emirates

CAIRO (AP) — Twice in the past week, Yemen’s rebels have launched attacks with missiles and drones on the United Arab Emirates, a major escalation for one of the world’s most protracted conflicts. ...

US orders 8,500 troops on heightened alert amid Russia worry

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon ordered 8,500 troops on higher alert to potentially deploy to Europe as part of a NATO “response force” amid growing concern that Russia could soon make a military move ...

US orders 8,500 troops on heightened alert amid Russia worry

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon ordered 8,500 troops on higher alert Monday to potentially deploy to Europe as part of a NATO “response force” amid growing concern that Russia could s...