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FILE - In this Sunday, July 15, 2018, file photo released by Thailand's Ministry of Health and the Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital, some of the rescued soccer team members eat a meal together at a hospital in Chiang Rai, northern Thailand. The youth soccer teammates rescued from a flooded cave are expected to be released from the hospital Wednesday, July 18, 2018 and to speak about their ordeal. (Thailand's Ministry of Health and the Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital, via AP, File)
July 18, 2018 - 2:29 am
CHIANG RAI, Thailand (AP) — The youth soccer teammates rescued after 18 days trapped in a flooded cave in Thailand are expected to be released from the hospital Wednesday and to speak about their ordeal. A news conference with the 12 boys and their coach was being arranged for the evening in the...
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From left, France's Djibril Sidibe, N'Golo Kante and Florian Thauvin pose with the World Cup trophy during an official reception at the Elysee Presidential Palace in Paris, Monday, July 16, 2018. France is readying to welcome home the national soccer team for a parade down the Champs-Elysees, where tens of thousands thronged after the team's 4-2 victory over Croatia Sunday. (Ludovic Marin/Pool Photo via AP)
July 17, 2018 - 3:48 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The World Cup soccer final where France defeated Croatia was seen by just over 16 million people in the United States on Sunday. While that made the Sunday morning telecast on Fox and Telemundo the most-watched program of the week, it represented a significant drop in viewership...
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In this July 15, 2018, photo, the coach of one of Thailand's Wild Boars soccer teams, Nopparat Kanthawong, right, watches his team play in Mae Sai district in Chiang Rai province, northern Thailand. At least 3 of the 12 boys and coach of another local team who were rescued from a cave in northern Thailand last week are stateless, living in a limbo that puts serious restrictions not only on their upward mobility, but even on their right to travel outside of Chiang Rai, the northern province where they live. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
July 16, 2018 - 7:33 pm
MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) — The 12 boys and coach of the Wild Boars soccer team who were rescued from a cave in Thailand last week share a characteristic with many of the professional European clubs its youthful members idolize: They are a multiethnic, cross-border crew. But while the stars of the...
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July 16, 2018 - 4:27 pm
(AP) LSU coach Ed Orgeron is looking for a starting quarterback. He has kept open the option of allowing the competition to carry into the season. Ohio State graduate transfer Joe Burrow will compete with junior Justin McMillan, sophomore Myles Brennan and redshirt freshman Lowell Narcisse for the...
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July 16, 2018 - 2:02 pm
HELSINKI (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin and his trademark macho posture converged with President Donald Trump and his classic power stance as the leaders met on the world stage in Finland. Seated in Helsinki's ornate Gothic Hall, Putin appeared to slouch in his chair and looked off to the...
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July 15, 2018 - 8:05 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting of three Kansas City police officers (all times local): 8:05 p.m. Authorities say a gunman being investigated in the killing of a university student from India shot and wounded three Kansas City police officers Sunday before dying in an exchange of...
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July 15, 2018 - 1:44 pm
AIN TERMA, Syria (AP) — Most of the Syrian troops and residents of Ain Terma, just outside the capital Damascus, watching the World Cup's final match were hoping that Croatia would win. Most Syrians in areas controlled by the government harbor antipathy for France as many of them consider it part...
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This image made from a video taken on July 13, 2018 and released by Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital, shows Peerapat Sompiangjai, one of the 12 boys rescued from the flooded cave, in their hospital room at Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital in Chiang Rai province, northern Thailand. The video was shown during a press conference at the hospital Saturday, July 14, 2018. (Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital via AP)
July 14, 2018 - 7:24 am
CHIANG RAI, Thailand (AP) — The 12 boys and their soccer coach rescued from a flooded cave in northern Thailand are recovering well and are eager to eat their favorite comfort foods after their expected discharge from a hospital next week. In video messages of the boys shown at a news conference on...
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Revellers run next to fighting bulls from the Miura ranch during the last day of the running of the bulls at the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona, northern Spain, Saturday, July 14, 2018. Revellers from around the world flock to Pamplona every year to take part in the eight days of the running of the bulls. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
July 14, 2018 - 2:50 am
PAMPLONA, Spain (AP) — Spanish health officials say the final bull run of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona has left six people injured in the fastest dash this year in the northern Spanish city. Tomas Belzunegui, a spokesman with Navarra's provincial hospital, says the six were bruised after...
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Banphot Konkum, father of Duangpetch Promthep, shows a picture of his son during an interview in Mae Sai district in Chiang Rai province, northern Thailand, Friday, July 13, 2018. Banphot told The Associated Press his son, better known by his nickname, Dom, said that after the team members began their casual trek into the cave on June 23, they had no idea it had begun raining outside. But the rain caused flooding in the cave, blocking them from exiting. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
July 13, 2018 - 7:37 pm
CHIANG RAI, Thailand (AP) — The boys meant to explore the cave for just an hour, a casual jaunt to relax after soccer practice, but the waters rose. The teammates climbed higher, using their hands to feel the walls for a crawl space that would lead to safer, higher ground. Those handprints were...
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