Daily Archive: July 8, 2018

Jul 08

Gardner gets game-winning hit in 10th, Yanks beat Jays 2-1

Having campaigned for an early start to Sunday’s series finale in Toronto, the New York Yankees didn’t want extra innings slowing down their departure. Brett Gardner made sure that wasn’t a problem. Gardner hit a tiebreaking RBI single in the 10th inning and the Yankees beat the Blue Jays 2-1 for their fourth win in …

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Jul 08

What it's like inside Thai caves: ABC News' Matt Gutman goes underground to find out

To get an idea of what rescuers are facing during the attempted extraction of a dozen Thai soccer team members and their coach, ABC News correspondent Matt Gutman crawled, slid, crouched, wriggled and stumbled through an empty cave near the site in Mae Sai, Thailand where the rescue efforts continued throughout the weekend. “What’s remarkable …

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Jul 08

Police open murder probe as 1 of 2 nerve agent victims dies

A woman who was poisoned by a military-grade nerve agent in southwest England died Sunday, eight days after police think she touched a contaminated item that has not been found. London’s Metropolitan Police force said the case had become a homicide investigation now that 44-year-old Dawn Sturgess had died in a hospital in Salisbury. She …

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Jul 08

Europe, Canada slapped new sanctions on Myanmar over Rohingya treatment but not US

The Trump administration has a list of between six and nine senior Myanmar officials to sanction over the Rohingya crisis, but the effort has stalled amid internal debates over sanctions’ effectiveness and U.S. leadership, two sources tell ABC News. Since the Myanmar military launched its latest round of deadly violence last August and hundreds of …

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Jul 08

WATCH: ABC News' Matt Gutman explores a cave

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Jul 08

Brazilian judge again orders ex-President Lula released

A Brazilian appeals court judge issued a second ruling Sunday ordering that former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva be released from jail, continuing a dramatic back-and-forth of conflicting judicial decrees. Judge Rogerio Favreto of the Fourth Federal Regional Tribunal said da Silva must be freed within the hour. It was unclear if police would …

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Jul 08

Cyprus passes law to complete Cooperative Bank takeover

Cypriot lawmakers have approved a law that enables the completion of the takeover of the island nation’s troubled Cooperative Bank by the Cyprus-based Hellenic Bank. The law allows state guarantees backing the multibillion-euro takeover to limit possible losses to Hellenic. It passed on a 32-20 vote Sunday. The takeover was announced nearly a month ago. …

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Jul 08

Syrian TV: Suspected Israeli airstrike hits central air base

Syrian air defense units responded late Sunday to an Israeli “aggression” on an air base in the country’s central province of Homs, shooting down several missiles, state TV said. The channel, quoting an unidentified military official, said the attack targeted the T4 air base with six missiles. The report did not mention any casualties but …

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Jul 08

'Ant-Man and the Wasp' buzzes to $76 million debut

Despite its heroes’ diminutive size, “Ant-Man and the Wasp” opened with typical Marvel might at the box office, with an estimated $76 million in ticket sales. According to studio estimates Sunday, the “Ant-Man” sequel easily surpassed the $57 million debut of the 2015 original in North America. The 20th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe …

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Jul 08

Looting follows protests in Haitian capital

Looters pillaged burned and vandalized shops in Haiti‘s capital Sunday following two days of violent protests over the government’s attempt to raise fuel prices. Journalists saw young men stripping shelves bare in some supermarkets that were charred from the protests. Several bodies lay among the debris scattered in the streets. With the situation still chaotic, …

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