Kunieda-Fernandez win wheelchair doubles | Wimbledon updates

WIMBLEDON, England — The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local): ——— 4:15 p.m. Shingo Kunieda of Japan and Gustavo Fernandez of Argentina won the men’s wheelchair doubles title at Wimbledon. Kunieda and Fernandez beat Alfie Hewett and Gordon Reid of Britain 6-3, 6-1 on No. 3 Court. Kunieda is considered to be the greatest wheelchair …

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Earth Is On Track To Lose More Than 1,000 Wild Mammal Species, UN Report Says

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Every day billions of people depend on wild flora and fauna to obtain food, medicine and energy. But a new United Nations-backed report says that overexploitation, climate change, pollution and deforestation are pushing one million species towards extinction. The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services – or IPBES …

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Remembering James Caan and His Potent Mix of Swagger and Delicacy

With his thick neck and trapezoidal torso, Caan looked like the athlete he plays, but little about the performance in “The Rain People” is obvious. It’s a heavy role — Killer is the story’s sacrificial lamb — yet Caan, working with Coppola, imbues the part with a subtle, persuasive innocence that doesn’t patronize the character …

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‘Happiest Baby on the Block’ author Harvey Karp is a rock star to parents

When Harvey Karp walks through airports, he often finds himself being high-fived by men he doesn’t know. The pediatrician is something of a rock star to generations of American parents — his bestselling book “The Happiest Baby on the Block,” now celebrating its 20th anniversary of publication, has become a must-have item for millions of parents …

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Amber Heard Requests New Trial, Claiming Wrong Juror Sat On Jury

Amber Heard is requesting a new trial against actor Johnny Depp, her ex-husband, one month after a Virginia jury decided mostly in favor of him in a defamation lawsuit. Heard’s legal team, in a court filing Friday, claims that a person who appeared on the jury was not the person summoned for jury duty, Deadline …

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Drought-stricken Lake Mead’s receding waters reveal a sunken WWII-era vessel

In recent months, falling water levels at Lake Mead have revealed multiple bodies, including the skeletal remains of a probable homicide victim found in a barrel, and sunken pleasure boats. Now, the receding waters have exposed a sunken World War II-era vessel — a Higgins boat used for beach landings, according to the National Park …

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Biden Administration Signals Support for Controversial Alaska Oil Project

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration took a key step toward approving a huge oil drilling project in the North Slope of Alaska, angering environmental activists who said allowing it to go forward would make a mockery of President Biden’s climate-change promise to end new oil leases. The ConocoPhillips project, known as Willow and located in …

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Jacob deGrom hits 101 mph again, throws three scoreless in second rehab start

A few hours before the Mets’ game Friday night, manager Buck Showalter said he wanted “to know what’s going on in Daytona.” Jacob deGrom was going on in Daytona Beach, Fla., and his second rehab start offered more encouragement for the Mets. The two-time Cy Young winner threw three scoreless innings for Single-A St. Lucie …

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Arm the Ukrainians now and other commentary

From the right: Arm the Ukrainians Now “Optimists believe that a fully equipped Ukrainian army could halt Russia’s advance and drive its army back to the pre-Feb. 24 line of demarcation,” writes William Galston at The Wall Street Journal. And though “recent Russian successes” are “tempting policy analysts and political leaders” into “exaggerated gloom,” such …

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