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  • Katie Ledecky starts with easy win in 400 freestyle

    KAZAN, Russia (AP) — Katie Ledecky stood on the podium, a gold medal slung around her neck. After leaving rivals in her wake in the pool, she was alone smiling on the top spot while…

  • Italy honors Australian aviator killed in ’33 Tuscany crash

    ROME (AP) — An Australian aviation pioneer has been honored with a memorial stone and a hiking path in the Apennine mountains, where he died in a plane crash in 1933. A great-nephew of aviator…

  • Australia’s House speaker quits over travel expense scrutiny

    SYDNEY (AP) — The speaker of Australia’s House of Representatives resigned Sunday following weeks of accusations that she used taxpayer money to pay for extravagant and unnecessary travel. Bronwyn Bishop has faced fierce criticism since…

  • 49ers rookie Hayne reiterates apology for offensive comments

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — On the opening day of his first NFL training camp, former Australian league rugby star Jarryd Hayne reiterated how sorry he is for offensive comments last month about Jews that…

  • FINA Swimming World Championships Results

    Saturday At Kazan, Russia Diving Women 3-meter Springboard — 1, Shi Tingmao, China, 383.55 points. 2, He Zi, China, 377.45. 3, Tania Cagnotto, Italy, 356.15. 4, Esther Qin, Australia, 347.20. 5, Pamela Ware, Canada, 332.40.…

  • Hopes high wing flap will shed light on Flight 370 mystery

    SAINT-ANDRE, Reunion (AP) — Under a microscope and expert eyes, the wing fragment that washed up on the beach of this volcanic island could yield clues not just to its path through the Indian Ocean,…

  • Tracing back debris to find Flight 370 may prove impossible

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — If it’s confirmed that a wing fragment found on a remote island in the Indian Ocean is from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, lost more than 500 days ago, could scientists…

  • Surfer seriously injured in Australian shark attack

    SYDNEY (AP) — A surfer was seriously injured as he repeatedly punched a shark that mauled him off the Australian east coast on Friday, less than a week after a fatal attack, police and a…

  • Update on the latest in business:

    FINANCIAL MARKETS China rebound, other Asian markets mostly up after US data SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — China’s stock market rebounded while other Asian stocks also mostly gained today after data showed the U.S. economy…

  • Australian seated beside overweight passenger sues Etihad

    BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Etihad Airways said Friday that it will continue to fight a lawsuit by a passenger who says he was left with back pain because he was seated beside an overweight man…

  • AP investigation prompts new round of slave rescues

    Authorities in Papua New Guinea have rescued eight fishermen held on board a Thai-owned refrigerated cargo ship, and dozens of other boats are still being sought in response to an Associated Press report that included…

  • Surfer seriously injured in Australian shark attack

    SYDNEY (AP) — A surfer was seriously injured as he fought a shark off the Australian east coast on Friday, less than a week after a fatal attack, police said. The 52-year-old man sustained significant…

  • Madeleine McCann ruled out as girl found dead in Australia

    ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — The decomposed remains of a young girl found in a suitcase dumped in Australia do not belong to missing British girl Madeleine McCann, police say. The bones were found earlier this…

  • ATP World Tour BB&T Atlanta Open Results

    A U.S. Open Series event Wednesday At Atlantic Station Atlanta Purse: $585,870 (WT250) Surface: Hard-Outdoor First Round Singles Ricardas Berankis, Lithuania, def. Tim Smyczek, United States, 6-4, 6-4. Radek Stepanek, Czech Republic, def. Christopher Eubanks,…

  • Searcher says wing find won’t change MH370 seabed search

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The discovery of a piece of aircraft wing on an island in the western Indian Ocean is unlikely to alter the seabed search for a missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner in the…