Federer romps into Wimbledon fourth round
Fri, 01 Jul 2016 16:23:41 -0400
Roger Federer racked up his 150th tour-level win on grass as the world number three crushed Britain's Daniel Evans 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 in the Wimbledon third round on Friday. Third seed Federer, bidding for a record eighth Wimbledon title, will face Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov or Steve Johnson of the United States for a place in the quarter-finals. The 17-time Grand Slam champion has yet to drop a set in this year's tournament and he is comfortably through to the second week while his principle rival Novak Djokovic trails by two sets in his rain-delayed third round against Sam Querrey.
US attorney general says won't interfere in Clinton email probe
Fri, 01 Jul 2016 16:21:55 -0400
US Attorney General Loretta Lynch pledged Friday to respect FBI and prosecutors' decisions on whether to charge presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton over her use of personal email while at the State Department. Lynch was forced to make the announcement after she held an impromptu meeting with former president Bill Clinton at the airport in Phoenix, Arizona this week and touched off a political firestorm. The top US law enforcement official admitted that the private encounter had "cast a shadow" over the investigation into Clinton's emails in the runup to the November general election.
Man killed by bear experienced in dangers of the wilderness
Fri, 01 Jul 2016 16:19:21 -0400
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana man killed by a bear near Glacier National Park was intimately familiar with both the beauty and the danger of the vast, wild forest that spreads from the shadows of the park's rugged peaks.
Mideast mediators questions Israel's commitment to 2 states
Fri, 01 Jul 2016 16:16:10 -0400
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — International mediators trying to promote Mideast peace warned in a highly anticipated report Friday that Israel's settlement expansion is eroding the viability of a Palestinian state and raises "legitimate questions" about its commitment to a two-state solution.
Clinton's lead over Trump narrows to 9 points: Reuters/Ipsos
Fri, 01 Jul 2016 16:16:02 -0400
By Chris Kahn NEW YORK (Reuters) - Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton's lead over Republican Donald Trump has dipped into the single digits among likely U.S. voters for the first time in nearly two weeks, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Friday. The June 27-July 1 poll showed a 9.4 percentage point lead for the former secretary of state over the New York businessman, down slightly from an 11.2 point lead in a previous five-day poll that ended on June 28. Clinton had maintained a double-digit lead in the rolling poll since June 20, as she recovered from a brief boost in Trump's numbers in the wake of the mass shooting in Orlando, Florida, when he renewed a call for a ban on Muslim immigration.
Israel settlements, Palestinian incitement must stop: quartet
Fri, 01 Jul 2016 16:15:02 -0400
The Middle East diplomatic quartet urged Israel to stop building settlements and Palestinians to cease incitement to violence in a much-awaited report on Friday that drew a frosty response from both sides. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the report by the quartet -- the United States, European Union, Russia and the United Nations -- "perpetuates the myth" that settlements were an obstacle to peace. "Israel should cease the policy of settlement construction and expansion, designating land for exclusive Israeli use, and denying Palestinian development," it said among its 10 recommendations.
The Latest: Federer advances to 4th round at Wimbledon
Fri, 01 Jul 2016 16:14:41 -0400
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4 children fatally stabbed in Memphis; mother in custody
Fri, 01 Jul 2016 16:14:27 -0400
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Four young children in suburban Memphis were fatally stabbed Friday and their mother was taken into custody, authorities said.
Gingrich, Christie lead Trump field of U.S. vice presidential possibilities
Fri, 01 Jul 2016 16:14:08 -0400
By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican stalwarts Newt Gingrich and Chris Christie are at the top of Donald Trump's short list to be his vice presidential running mate, sources said, but the real estate developer is casting a wide net that also includes Indiana Governor Mike Pence. With less than three weeks to go until he is formally nominated at the Republican National Convention as the party's candidate in the Nov. 8 election, Trump's search for a No. 2 has intensified. Other names to watch include Pence, U.S. Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee, U.S. Senator Joni Ernst of Iowa and Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin, Republicans close to the campaign said this week.
The Latest: Canucks sign Eriksson to 6-year, $36M deal
Fri, 01 Jul 2016 16:13:59 -0400
The Latest on NHL free agency (all times Eastern):