• In this March 23, 2016, file photo, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull speaks at a press conference in Sydney. Australia announced Tuesday, April 26, 2016, that French company DCNS had beat bidders from Japan and Germany to build the next generation of submarines in Australia's largest-ever defense contract. Turnbull said the French-designed submarines would be built in the Australian manufacturing hub of Adelaide. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft, File)

    Australia says French company wins huge submarine contract

    PARIS (AP) — Australia’s largest-ever defense contract has gone to a French shipbuilder to produce a new generation of submarines, thrilling officials in Paris and inaugurating half a century of close defense cooperation between the nations.

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    Today is Tuesday, April 26, the 117th day of 2016. There are 249 days left in the year.

  • This image released Monday, April 25, 2016 by The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games shows the new official logos of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, left, and the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games. Organizers unveiled the new official logo of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Monday, April 25, opting for blue and white simplicity over more colorful designs. The winning logo, selected from four finalists, is entitled Harmonized Checkered Emblem. It features three varieties of indigo blue rectangular shapes to represent different countries, cultures and ways of thinking. (The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games via AP)

    Organizers select new official logo for Tokyo 2020 Olympics

    TOKYO (AP) — A ring of interconnected indigo blue rectangular shapes is the new symbol of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

  • Haru Nomura, of Japan, hits from the seventh tee of the Lake Merced Golf Club during the final round of the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic golf tournament Sunday, April 24, 2016, in Daly City, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

    Japan’s Haru Nomura wins Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic

    DALY CITY, Calif. (AP) — Haru Nomura held on in strong wind to win the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic on Sunday for her second LPGA Tour victory of the year.

  • Haru Nomura, of Japan, follows her shot from off the first fairway of the Lake Merced Golf Club during the third round of the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic golf tournament Saturday, April 23, 2016, in Daly City, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

    Japan’s Haru Nomura leads Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic

    DALY CITY, Calif. (AP) — Haru Nomura shot a 1-under 71 in cool and breezy conditions Saturday at Lake Merced and escaped a two-shot penalty to maintain a three-stroke lead in the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic.

  • The Solar Impulse 2 solar plane flies into the sunrise out of Kalaeloa Airport, Thursday, April 21, 2016, in Kapolei, Hawaii.  The solar plane will fly a two-and-a-half day journey to Northern California.  (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)

    Solar plane pilot hopes to link to Silicon Valley’s spirit

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A solar-powered airplane on a journey around the world was preparing to land in California on Saturday night to complete a risky, three-day flight across the Pacific Ocean.

  • Players of Japan's Sunwolves celebrate their win over Argentina's Jaguares during their Super Rugby match in Tokyo, Saturday, April 23, 2016. The Sunwolves broke through for its first-ever win in the tournament, beating Jaguares 36-28. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

    Sunwolves rebound with 1st win in Super Rugby

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Super Rugby snapped out of its mid-season torpor Saturday with a thrilling match between the first-placed Chiefs and third-placed Hurricanes that showcased the quality of the New Zealand conference.