South Sudan lawmakers extend president’s term until 2021

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — South Sudan’s parliament on Thursday approved extending President Salva Kiir’s term until 2021, angering the armed opposition and threatening already fragile peace talks in a five-year civil war. The president is expected to sign the...
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Markets Right Now: Technology stocks lead US rebound

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 9:35 a.m. Stocks are opening higher as technology companies rally. Apple rose 1.3 percent Thursday morning. IT management software company CA climbed 17.9 percent after chipmaker Broadcom...
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Nurses at Vermont’s largest medical center on strike

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A union says 1,800 nurses at Vermont’s largest medical center are on strike following unsuccessful contract negotiations. The Vermont Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals and UVM Medical Center met again Wednesday, but were not able to...
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The Latest: Brzeczek replaces Nawalka as Poland head coach

Jul. 12, 2018 9:39 AM EDT MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Thursday at the World Cup (all times local): 4:25 p.m. Jerzy Brzeczek has been appointed to replace Adam Nawalka as Poland’s head coach after the team’s group-stage exit at the World Cup. Poland’s...
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Famous dive in last France-Croatia World Cup match

Jul. 12, 2018 9:39 AM EDT MOSCOW (AP) — One of the most notorious dives in soccer history took pace the last time France played Croatia in the World Cup. Les Bleus led Croatia by a goal in their 1998 semifinal at Stade de France when French defender Laurent Blanc gave...
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The Latest: Kerber eases into 2nd Wimbledon final

Jul. 12, 2018 9:29 AM EDT LONDON (AP) — The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local): 2:15 p.m. Angelique Kerber advanced to her second Wimbledon final with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Jelena Ostapenko. Two-time Grand Slam champion Kerber made just seven unforced errors as she...
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German court: Catalan politician can legally be extradited

BERLIN (AP) — A German court on Thursday removed a hurdle to the extradition of a prominent Catalan politician on charges of embezzlement, setting the stage for a possible trial in Spain but on lesser charges than prosecutors there had hoped for. In its decision in the case...
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States brace for abortion fights after Kavanaugh nomination

BOSTON (AP) — Anticipating renewed fights over abortion, some governors and state lawmakers already are looking for ways to enhance or dismantle the right in their own constitutions and laws. President Donald Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S....
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Alliance to allocate players using college affiliation first

Jul. 12, 2018 9:01 AM EDT When the Alliance of American Football makes its first snap next February, there could be lots of familiar names playing for each of the eight teams. Makes sense, too, because a brand new league needs as many hooks to attract fans as it can find. The...
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Papa John’s says founder resigned as chairman of the board.

NEW YORK (AP) — Papa John’s founder John Schnatter has resigned as chairman of the pizza chain’s board. The company made the announcement late Wednesday, hours after Schnatter apologized for using a racial slur during a conference call in May. Schnatter, who has...
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