WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Two-time Wimbledon champion Andy Murray has lost in the second round to big-serving American John Isner. It is Murray's earliest loss in 14 appearances at the All England Club.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Adam Duvall homered, Kyle Wright tossed seven sharp innings and the Atlanta Braves kept rolling this month, beating the Philadelphia Phillies 4-1. The Braves improved to 21-5 in June, matching the team record for most wins in a calendar month since the club moved from Milwaukee to Atlanta in 1966.
Stocks ended mostly lower on Wall Street Wednesday, keeping the market on track for its fourth monthly loss this year. The S&P 500 fell 0.1%. The benchmark index has been volatile all week, and is down 20% for the year as investors worry about inflation and rising interest rates. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.3% and the Nasdaq fell less than 0.1%.
CRAIG, Alaska (BP) – Liberty Church has made great strides in the past year. At one point down to 10 members, it currently averages 50-60 in attendance each Sunday. A partnership with Alabama Baptists has the congregation poised to move into new worship and education space.
Pastor Steve James of Trinity Baptist Church in Louisiana said his goal each year is for at least 100 people to decide to follow Christ and get baptized. Since Jan. 2, Trinity Baptist has baptized 99 and is on pace to have its most baptisms (197) since 2012.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said there’s “no guarantee″ the central bank can tame runaway inflation without hurting the job market. Speaking Wednesday at a European Central Bank forum, Powell repeated his hope that the Fed can achieve a so-called soft landing — raising interest rates just enough to slow the economy and rein in surging consumer prices without sending the U.S. economy into a recession.
NEW ORLEANS (BP) – Louisana pastor Fred Luter sees great opportunity in the Unify Project, a new national grassroots racial unity initiative he’s leading with former Southern Baptist Convention President Ed Litton and Dallas-area pastor Tony Evans. Luter, Litton and Evans announced the Unify Project at the 2022 SBC Annual Meeting in Anaheim with plans to launch the pastor-driven program in the fall, backed by a diverse core steering committee.
DULUTH, Ga. – Abortions continue in Georgia nearly a week after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the Roe v. Wade decision that legalized the procedure 50 years ago. Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr filed a brief in the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday, asking that the state’s law banning abortions after a heartbeat is detected be allowed to take effect immediately. Instead, the 11th Circuit gave lawyers three weeks to file written briefs addressing how the Supreme Court decision impacts the “heartbeat law.”
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Chase Elliott's mood seemed lighter at Nashville Superspeedway even before he picked up his second Cup win of the season. NASCAR's most popular driver has never had the most positive attitude and is extremely hard on himself.
BRIDGEPORT, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire in Northern California has forced evacuations as it threatens about 500 homes and other buildings. Authorities say the blaze erupted Tuesday afternoon near the Yuba River in Nevada County and has spread to more than 500 acres. Fire officials saypower lines also are threatened in the Sierra Nevada area and there are unconfirmed reports that some buildings may have burned.