• Nairo Quintana hit by car during training ride in Colombia
    by The Associated Press on July 3, 2020 at 4:35 pm

    Two-time Grand Tour winner Nairo Quintana has been hit by a car while on his cycle training in Colombia, his team said on Friday. “Nairo Quintana was hit by a vehicle during training, we will give you more information about his health as soon as possible,” his Arkea-Samsic team said in a statement. Speaking to […]

  • Turkey: pilots on trial over Ghosn escape released from jail
    by SUZAN FRASER and MEHMET GUZEL on July 3, 2020 at 4:34 pm

    ISTANBUL (AP) — A Turkish court on Friday released four pilots and a private airline official from jail, pending the outcome of their trial on charges of smuggling former Nissan Motor Co. chairman Carlos Ghosn out of Japan to Lebanon, via Turkey. The court, however, barred the five from leaving Turkey and ordered them to […]

  • Canada suspends extradition treaty with Hong Kong
    by ROB GILLIES on July 3, 2020 at 4:14 pm

    TORONTO (AP) — Canada suspended its extradition treaty with Hong Kong on Friday after China imposed a new security law on the territory. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Canada is a firm believer in the one country, two systems framework for Hong Kong and will stand up for its people. Trudeau said Canada is also […]

  • Geofence warrants to be tested in Virginia bank robbery case
    by DENISE LAVOIE on July 3, 2020 at 4:11 pm

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — It was a terrifying bank robbery: Demanding cash in a handwritten note, a man waved a gun, threatened to kill a teller’s family, ordered employees and customers onto the floor and escaped with $195,000. Surveillance video gave authorities a lead, showing a man holding a cellphone outside the Call Federal Credit […]

  • MLB cancels All-Star Game for first time since 1945
    by BETH HARRIS on July 3, 2020 at 3:50 pm

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dodger Stadium’s 40-year wait to host the All-Star Game is going to last even longer. The game scheduled for July 14 was canceled Friday because of the coronavirus pandemic, and Dodger Stadium was awarded the 2022 Midsummer Classic. The 2021 game is set for Atlanta’s Truist Park, home to the Braves […]

  • Washington, D.C., NFL team undergoing ‘thorough review’ of team name
    by STEPHEN WHYNO on July 3, 2020 at 3:45 pm

    The Washington, D.C., NFL team said Friday that it will undergo a "thorough review" of its name. In a statement, the team said recent events around the U.S. and feedback from the community prompted the formal review. […]

  • Can Trump’s anti-mail-voting crusade hurt him in key states?
    by THOMAS BEAUMONT on July 3, 2020 at 3:44 pm

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — President Donald Trump’s campaign and allies have blocked efforts to expand mail-in voting, forcing an awkward confrontation with top GOP election officials who are promoting the opposite in their states. The rare dissonance between Trump and other Republican elected officials also reflects another reality the president will not concede: Many […]

  • 7 ice hockey players suspended in Belarus match-fixing case
    by The Associated Press on July 3, 2020 at 3:39 pm

    ZURICH (AP) — Seven ice hockey players have been suspended during an investigation into match-fixing in the Belarus league. The players — five from Belarus and two from Russia — told a domestic investigation they were paid to help arrange the outcome of a game in November, the International Ice Hockey Federation said on Friday. […]

  • Russia says World Athletics freeze is a blow to athletes
    by The Associated Press on July 3, 2020 at 3:38 pm

    MOSCOW (AP) — The president of Russia’s track and field federation said Friday it is “catastrophic” to suspend Russian athletes’ applications to compete over a $5 million unpaid fine for breaking anti-doping rules. Yevgeny Yurchenko said World Athletics had ignored the impact of the coronavirus pandemic when it held Russia to a Wednesday deadline for […]

  • Russian Orthodox Church defrocks coronavirus-denying monk
    by The Associated Press on July 3, 2020 at 3:38 pm

    MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian Orthodox Church on Friday defrocked a coronavirus-denying monk who has defied Kremlin lockdown orders and taken control of a monastery. A church panel in the Ural Mountains city of Yekaterinburg ruled to defrock Father Sergiy, who has attracted nationwide attention by urging believers to disobey church leadership and defy church […]