• Smith returns after retiring hurt, out for 92

    LONDON (AP) — Australia batsman Steve Smith retired hurt for 40 minutes in the second Ashes test at Lord’s after being struck on an unprotected part of his neck by Jofra Archer during a hostile spell of bowling by the England paceman.

  • Man charged in stadium bomb threat amid Muslim dispute

    NORWICH, Conn. (AP) — A man has been charged in connection with an online bomb threat at a Connecticut minor league baseball stadium amid a dispute between the team’s owner and a Muslim civil rights group.

  • Indian authorities begin easing clampdown in Kashmir

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Authorities in Indian-administered Kashmir began restoring landline phone services on Saturday after a nearly two-week security crackdown and news blackout following a decision by India’s government to downgrade the Muslim-majority region’s autonomy.

    Updated: 7:40 am

  • Aubameyang scores another winner, Arsenal beats Burnley 2-1

    LONDON (AP) — Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored a winning goal for the second straight weekend as Arsenal beat Burnley 2-1 in the Premier League on Saturday.

  • Australia beats Canada 81-73 in second pre-World Cup game

    PERTH, Australia (AP) — Australia turned the tables on Canada in the final quarter on Saturday for an 81-73 win in a pre-World Cup exhibition basketball game.

    Updated: 7:19 am

  • From tusks to tails, nations eye trade in endangered species

    GENEVA (AP) — From guitars to traditional medicines and from tusk to tail, mankind’s exploitation of the planet’s fauna and flora is putting some of them at risk of extinction. Representatives of some 180 nations are meeting in Geneva to agree on protections for vulnerable species, taking up issues including the trade in ivory and the demand for shark fin soup.

  • Hong Kong’s divide: Protests for democracy, rally for China

    HONG KONG (AP) — Pro-democracy protesters marched on one side of Hong Kong’s famous harbor on Saturday to demand the government heed their demands. Across the water, a pro-government rally called for an end to the often violent protests.

  • Zimbabwe commission asks FIFA to fire soccer bosses

    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe’s government-run sports commission said it has asked FIFA to remove officials in charge of the country’s soccer federation from office and appoint a temporary committee.

    Updated: 5:00 am

  • Recession signs worry Trump ahead of 2020

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is warning of an economic crash if he loses reelection, arguing that even voters who personally dislike him should base their ballots on the nation’s strong growth and low unemployment rate.

    Updated: 4:29 am

  • AP News in Brief at 12:04 a.m. EDT

    Signs of recession worry Trump ahead of 2020

    Updated: 4:04 am