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Wall Street experiences worst losses since 2022

U.S. stock indexes dropped to their worst losses since 2022 after profit reports from Tesla and Alphabet helped suck momentum from Wall Street's frenzy around artificial-intelligence technology. The S&P 500 tumbled 2.3% Wednesday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 1.2%, and the Nasdaq composite skidded 3.6%.

"Completely out of character and deeply ashamed"

PARIS (AP) - Three-time Olympic gold medalist Charlotte Dujardin of Britain repeatedly whipped a horse while coaching another rider in a video that was published by multiple media outlets Wednesday.

Japan's population falls for the 15th year in a row

TOKYO (AP) - Japan's total population marked the 15th straight year of decline, according to government data released Wednesday, dropping by more than a half-million people as the population ages and births remain low.

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Ford income falls as combustion engine unit posts loss

DETROIT (AP) - Ford Motor Co.’s second-quarter net income fell 4.7% from a year ago as the company's combustion engine unit posted a pretax loss due to higher warranty costs.

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Delta expects flight cancellations to end by Thursday

Delta Air Lines expects flight cancellations and delays that resulted from a global technology breakdown last week to be resolved by Thursday, the carrier’s chief executive said.

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NBA deals with Amazon, not accepting Warner Bros. Discovery's offer

The NBA said Wednesday that it is not accepting Warner Bros. Discovery’s $1.8 billion per year offer to continue its longtime relationship with the league and therefore has entered into a deal with Amazon Prime Video, a move that would mean this coming season would end a nearly four-decade run of games being on TNT.

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The fight to define Harris is on

NEW YORK (AP) - Just days into her new role as the Democratic Party’s likely presidential nominee, Kamala Harris is already facing a wave of Republican-backed attack ads questioning her personality, her progressive record and what she knew about President Joe Biden’s decline.

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France foils plot days before Paris Olympics

PARIS (AP) - French security authorities have thwarted a plot against the Paris Olympics, the country’s interior minister said Wednesday, two days before the official start of the Summer Games. France has been on high alert over the past few weeks as preparations to host the 2024 Olympics hit the final stretch.

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EU criticizes rule of law in Hungary, Slovakia, Italy

BRUSSELS (AP) - The European Union’s executive commission Wednesday criticized rule of law developments in Hungary, Italy and Slovakia, but welcomed reforms in Poland and Spain in its latest democracy health check across the 27-nation bloc.

President Joe Biden dropped out of the 2024 race for the White House on Sunday, ending his bid for reelection following a disastrous debate with Donald Trump that raised doubts about his fitness for office just four months before the election.

French sprinter barred from Olympic opening ceremony due to her hijab

PARIS (AP) - French sprinter Sounkamba Sylla says she has been barred from Friday’s opening ceremony at the Paris Olympics because she wears a hijab, and the French Olympic Committee said it is working with her to find a solution that adheres to the team’s secular requirements for athletes.

Nadal wins doubles match on clay in Bastad

BASTAD, Sweden (AP) - Rafael Nadal returned to the clay courts in Bastad for the first time in 19 years by teaming up with Casper Ruud to win a first-round doubles match at the Nordea Open on Monday.

World swimming body promises more anti-doping tests of Chinese team

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