Bangladeshi forces plan to launch rescue of hostages
Fri, 01 Jul 2016 19:59:29 -0400
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — The Latest on the attack on a restaurant popular with foreigners in a diplomatic zone in the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka (all times local):
DVD player found in Tesla car in May crash: Florida officials
Fri, 01 Jul 2016 19:51:59 -0400
A digital video disc player was found in the Tesla car that was on autopilot when its driver was killed in a collision with a truck in May, Florida Highway Patrol officials said on Friday. "There was a portable DVD player in the vehicle," said Sergeant Kim Montes of the FHP in a telephone interview. A lawyer for a truck driver involved in the accident with the Tesla told Reuters his investigators had spoken to a witness who said the DVD player was playing a "Harry Potter" video after the accident, but the lawyer was unable to verify that beyond the witness account.
AP Sources: Memphis keeps Conley, gets Parsons in banner day
Fri, 01 Jul 2016 19:50:48 -0400
Mike Conley isn't going anywhere. Chandler Parsons is coming on board.
Greg Biffle wins 1st pole since 2012 with strong Daytona run
Fri, 01 Jul 2016 19:48:31 -0400
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Ford found some extra power at one of NASCAR's fastest tracks — enough to put Greg Biffle on the pole for the first time in almost four years.
Bangladesh police say plan to move soon to end hostage crisis
Fri, 01 Jul 2016 19:45:22 -0400
By Serajul Quadir and Sanjeev Miglani DHAKA/NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Bangladesh security forces were preparing to free around 20 hostages, including several foreigners, from a restaurant in an upmarket area of the capital Dhaka early on Saturday, after gunmen stormed the building killing at least two policemen. Gowher Rizvi, an adviser to Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, told Reuters that security forces were trying to negotiate an end to the crisis, failing which they would launch an offensive to end the siege, possibly as soon as daybreak. Police said eight to nine gunmen attacked the Holey Artisan restaurant in the Gulshan district of Dhaka that is popular with expatriates.
Serena survives at Wimbledon, racket doesn't; Djokovic down
Fri, 01 Jul 2016 19:41:35 -0400
LONDON (AP) — Dismayed at dropping the first set after being a single point from taking it, Serena Williams sat in her Centre Court sideline chair and cracked her racket against the turf once, twice, three times, four.
AP source: Boston given 1-year ban on international amateurs
Fri, 01 Jul 2016 19:30:05 -0400
NEW YORK (AP) — The Boston Red Sox were banned from signing international amateur free agents for one year, a penalty assessed after Major League Baseball concluded the team broke rules on signing bonuses last summer.
California governor signs stringent gun bills, vetoes others
Fri, 01 Jul 2016 19:26:04 -0400
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown signed six stringent gun-control measures Friday that will require people to turn in high-capacity magazines and mandate background checks for ammunition sales, as California Democrats seek to strengthen gun laws that are already among the strictest in the nation.
AP Source: Kevin Durant meets with Warriors
Fri, 01 Jul 2016 19:24:56 -0400
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Golden State Warriors want to lure Kevin Durant and put even more offensive firepower on the floor.
Federer backs Djokovic to escape Wimbledon trap
Fri, 01 Jul 2016 19:22:35 -0400
Roger Federer has backed Novak Djokovic to fight his way back from the brink of Wimbledon elimination when the world number one resumes his third round match against Sam Querrey at two sets to love down. The defending champion, who is looking to go level with Rod Laver's mark of 31 successive Grand Slam wins, fell victim to big-hitting 28th seed Querrey on Court One on Friday. Djokovic, the two-time defending champion at Wimbledon and halfway to the first calendar Grand Slam in 47 years, was saved by the rain which brought an early close to the action.