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Blatter says FIFA corruption probe won't lead to him - Lompoc Record
ZURICH (AP) — Invigorated by his FIFA election win, Sepp Blatter dismissed any suggestion Saturday that the American investigation into soccer corruption could yet lead to his door. Blatter insisted he had nothing to fear from a U.S. federal case which ...
No. 1 Novak Djokovic races into French Open 4th round - Lompoc Record
PARIS (AP) — Novak Djokovic seems in a hurry as he chases his ninth Grand Slam title — and the only one he's never won — racing into the French Open fourth round with a 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 win against 19-year-old Australian Thanasi Kokkinakis. Ranked 84th ...
The Latest: US women falling at French Open - Lompoc Record
The U.S. women are falling at the French Open, with Madison Keys and Irina Falconi both out. That leaves Serena Williams and Sloane Stephens — both in action later Saturday — as the only ones left of the 17 American women who entered the clay-court major.
Powerful quake strikes off Japan; no tsunami warning - Lompoc Record
TOKYO (AP) — A powerful but extremely deep earthquake has struck off Japan's Ogasawara islands, but officials say there is no danger of a tsunami. Japan's Meteorological Agency says the offshore earthquake struck Saturday at 8:24 p.m. at a depth of 590 ...
Barnard works toward a new policy on transgender admissions - Lompoc Record
NEW YORK (AP) — On a recent bright spring morning, students admitted to the Barnard College Class of 2019 gathered on campus. As blue-and-white balloons fluttered in the breeze, the prospective freshmen attended panels and lunched on the lawn, chatting ...
French conservatives get new name _ and it seems familiar - Lompoc Record
PARIS (AP) — Meet France's new conservatives, same as the old conservatives — but with a different name. The UMP — an acronym for "union for a popular movement" — on Saturday officially changed its name to "the Republicans" after a two-day vote by ...
Report: Ex-Georgian leader named governor of Ukraine region - Lompoc Record
MOSCOW (AP) — Local news reports say former Georgian president Mikhail Saakashvili has been appointed governor of Ukraine's troubled Odessa region. President Petro Poroshenko made the announcement on Saturday, according to the reports. The region ...
Latest on flooding: More heavy rain falls in Dallas area - Lompoc Record
The Dallas-Fort Worth area is seeing another round of heavy rain. The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning until 8:45 a.m. Saturday for Johnson and Tarrant counties. There were no immediate reports of rescues Saturday morning. Rivers ...
The Latest: No. 1 Djokovic races into French Open 4th round - Lompoc Record
Chasing the only Grand Slam he has yet to win, Novak Djokovic is through to the French Open fourth round after a rapid 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 win against 19-year-old Australian Thanasi Kokkinakis, an opponent ranked 84th. The top-ranked Serb broke Kokkinakis' serve ...
French farmer who killed alleged truffle thief gets 8 years - Lompoc Record
PARIS (AP) — A court in southeast France has sentenced a farmer to eight years in prison for the shooting death of a suspected truffle thief. Laurent Rambaud was convicted Friday in the Valence court over the Dec. 20, 2010 killing of Ernest Pardo.
Murray extends clay streak to reach French Open 4th round - Lompoc Record
PARIS (AP) — Two-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray extended his impressive winning streak on clay, reaching the French Open fourth round after beating big-hitting Nick Kyrgios 6-4, 6-2, 6-3 on Saturday. The third-seeded Briton, who lost in the ...
The Latest: Cilic walking on flowers at the French Open - Lompoc Record
Either Marin Cilic had trouble tying his shoes this morning or the reigning U.S. Open champion is feeling inspired by the flowery blooms of the Parisian spring. Our eagle-eyed Associated Press photographer Christophe Ena spotted the curious flower-shaped ...
Egypt frees Egyptian-American sentenced to life in prison - Lompoc Record
CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian authorities freed an Egyptian-American on Saturday who was sentenced to life in prison and had been on hunger strike for over a year, forcing him to renounce his Egyptian citizenship as a precondition of his release. Mohammed Soltan ...
THE LATEST: Europe, US are likely bidders for 2026 World Cup - Lompoc Record
ZURICH (AP) — The latest developments concerning FIFA: 2:15 p.m. (1215 GMT; 8:15 a.m. EDT)ok FIFA will let Europe bid for the 2026 World Cup despite comments by FIFA chief Sepp Blatter that it would be too soon after Russia hosts the 2018 tournament.
The Latest: Andy Murray reaches French Open fourth round - Lompoc Record
A big win for Andy Murray. The two-time Grand Slam champion is into the French Open's fourth round for the sixth time after an overpowering 6-4, 6-2, 6-3 demonstration of powerful but also nuanced hitting against Nick Kyrgios, who was hampered by an ailing ...