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  • 2018 World Cup on FOX61: Neymar returns to training, Brazil guarantees he’s ready

    SOCHI, Russia  — Brazil is making sure everyone knows Neymar is perfectly fit at the World Cup A day after he limped out of training and raised further doubts about his physical condition in Russia, the Brazilian soccer federation was quick to tell the world the team’s biggest star was just fine. Brazil had a closed practice session Wednesday, two days before its game against Costa Rica in St. Petersburg, but the federation posted photos and a video of Neymar in action in training […]

  • 2018 World Cup on FOX61: Suarez sends Uruguay, and Russia, to last 16 at World Cup

    ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia  — With a single goal, Luis Suarez settled the fate of four teams in the group stage of the World Cup. The controversial striker, who was making his 100th appearance in his national team’s light blue, scored Wednesday to give Uruguay a 1-0 victory over Saudi Arabia and a spot in the round of 16. The result, though, had a domino effect in Group A. It also put host Russia into the next round while eliminating both Saudi […]

  • 2018 World Cup on FOX61: Ronaldo scores in Portugal’s 1-0 win, Morocco eliminated

    MOSCOW  — Off the top of his head, Cristiano Ronaldo scored yet another goal, set a European record and eliminated Morocco from the World Cup. The Portugal forward headed in a fourth-minute cross from the right to give Portugal a 1-0 victory on Wednesday. It was his 85th goal for his country, the most for any European player in almost 150 years of international soccer. “It was beautiful for me,” Ronaldo said after being voted the man of the match […]

  • Disney ups Twenty-First Century Fox to more than $70.3B

    NEW YORK  — The mouse is chasing the fox. Disney is upping the ante for Fox, making a $70.3 billion counterbid for Fox’s entertainment businesses following Comcast’s $65 billion offer for the company. The battle for Twenty-First Century Fox reflects a new imperative among entertainment and telecommunications firms. They are amassing ever more programming to better compete with technology companies such as Amazon and Netflix for viewers’ attention — and dollars. The bidding war comes after AT&T bought Time Warner […]

  • Casino mogul Felix Rappaport succumbs to heart disease

    MASHANTUCKET  — Authorities say a Connecticut casino mogul has died of heart disease. The state’s medical examiner’s office says Foxwoods Resort Casino President and CEO Felix Rappaport died Monday at the casino. Rappaport spent more than four years as the leader of Foxwoods, one of the world’s largest gaming enterprises. The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and Foxwoods representatives announced his death Tuesday. Tribe Chairman Rodney Butler says with Rappaport’s death, the nation has “suffered a major loss.” Before joining Foxwoods, […]

  • Suspect in Hartford officer stabbing faces new charge

    HARTFORD  — A woman accused of critically injuring a police officer in a stabbing is facing a new charge in an incident that happened days before the alleged attack. The Hartford Courant reports 39-year-old Chevoughn Augustin was arraigned Tuesday in Hartford on a breach of peace charge. Augustin was charged last month with multiple offenses including attempted murder in the May 17 stabbing of Hartford Police Officer Jill Kidik. Police say Augustin caused a disturbance on May 14 when her […]

  • AP News: Youngest migrants held in ‘tender age’ shelters

    WASHINGTON DC — Trump administration officials have been sending babies and other young children forcibly separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border to at least three “tender age” shelters in South Texas, The Associated Press has learned. Lawyers and medical providers who have visited the Rio Grande Valley shelters described play rooms of crying preschool-age children in crisis. The government also plans to open a fourth shelter to house hundreds of young migrant children in Houston, where city leaders […]

  • GE to end more than 100-year run on Dow; Walgreens added

    LOS ANGELES  — General Electric will be dropped from the Dow Jones industrial average next week, ending the conglomerate’s more than 100-year run in the 30-company blue chip index. S&P Dow Jones Indices said Tuesday that GE will be removed from the index before the open of trading next Tuesday. Its slot will go to drugstore chain Walgreens Boots Alliance. Boston-based GE was an original member of the Dow Jones industrials dating back to 1896. It had been a continuous […]

  • World Cup on FOX61: Early penalty helps Japan beat Colombia 2-1 at World Cup

    SARANSK, Russia — Japan did what no other Asian team had ever done at a World Cup — beat a South American squad on the biggest stage in soccer. The 2-1 victory over Colombia on Tuesday was another surprising result in an unpredictable tournament. A costly mistake by Colombia midfielder Carlos Sanchez in the opening minutes led to a red card and a penalty, helping Japan take an early lead. Coming in the third minute, it was the second fastest […]

  • World Cup on FOX61: Senegal beats Poland 2-1, 1st African win at World Cup

    MOSCOW  — Senegal midfielder Mbaye Niang saw the signal from the referee to re-enter following treatment for an injury and jogged along the center line. Then Niang noticed Poland’s Grzegorz Krychowiak loft a backpass to Jan Bednarek, who hadn’t realized Niang was back on the field. Niang outsprinted goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny to reach the ball about 40 yards from the net, knocked the ball forward and tapped it in for Senegal’s second fluky goal of the night. The Lions of Teranga […]