In Syria’s Raqqa, Old City wall a testament to glorious days

This image posted online on March 22, 2015, by the Islamic State group, shows the historic Baghdad Gate, part of the 8th century Old City wall of Raqqa. The gate was one of the many entrances to the old city of Raqqa. On Tuesday, July, 2017 U.S-backed Syrian fighters breached the...

Baseball in London? Major league showcase held in Hyde Park

AP Photo/Frank Augstein LONDON (AP) — A piece of American sports culture was on display Tuesday in London’s Hyde Park as baseball came to town on July 4, the U.S. Independence Day. The exhibition featured several former major leaguers playing a Home Run Derby in one...

Independence Day marked with pomp, dazzle, lots of hot dogs

Eight-year-old Hana Cho from Girl Scout Troop 5665 tests out a horn prior to participating the Fourth of July parade in Santa Monica, Calif. on Tuesday, July 4, 2017. Decked out in red, white and blue, Californians waved flags and sang patriotic songs at Independence Day parades...

Iraqi PM congratulates troops on ‘big victory’ in Mosul

A Federal Police Rapid Response Force fighter walks inside a building at Mosul’s main hospital complex after it was retaken by Iraqi forces during fighting against Islamic State militants, in Mosul, Iraq, Tuesday, July 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana) MOSUL, Iraq (AP)...

Missile launch tests Trump’s North Korea strategy

South Korean army soldiers ride on the back of a truck during an annual exercise in Paju, near the border with North Korea, South Korea, Tuesday, July 4, 2017. North Korea on Tuesday claimed it successfully test-launched its first intercontinental ballistic missile, a potential...

Baseball in London? Major league showcase held in Hyde Park

Supporters react at a baseball event in Hyde Park in London, Tuesday, July 4, 2017. A bit of American sports culture was on display in London’s Hyde Park on July 4, the U.S. Independence Day. The exhibition Tuesday featured several former major leaguers playing a...

The Latest: 19-year-old Tiafoe loving it at Wimbledon

A member of the armed forces guards an entrance to a court on day two at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Tuesday, July 4, 2017. (Steven Paston/PA via AP) LONDON (AP) — The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local): ___ 9:20 p.m. After losing in the first round...

Kings land veteran free agents Zach Randolph, George Hill

FILE – In this April 20, 2017, file photo, Memphis Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph reaches for the ball during the second half against the San Antonio Spurs in Game 3 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series in Memphis, Tenn. A person with knowledge of the agreement...

Joey Chestnut defends title, gobbles down record 72 hot dogs

AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews NEW YORK (AP) — Joey “Jaws” Chestnut gulped, chomped and powered his way to a 10th title on Tuesday, continuing his record-setting reign as the chowing champion at the annual Nathan’s Famous July Fourth hot dog eating contest....

Italian farmer turns field into Putin portrait ahead of G20

In this picture taken Monday, July 3, 2017, a giant portrait of Russian President Vladimir Putin appeared in a field in Castagnaro, near the northern Italian city of Verona. Alongside was the caption “G20 2017” and the signature of Italian land-artist Dario Gambarin....