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Nene, Victor Oladipo

Nene’s 28 lead Rockets past Thunder for 3-1 series lead

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — James Harden’s shot was off, and one of the most unlikely players on Houston’s roster came to the rescue. Nene scored 28 points on perfect shooting from the field, and the Rockets beat the Oklahoma City

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NYC house fire kills 5, including 3 children

NEW YORK (AP) — Investigators are scouring for clues about what sparked a deadly, fast-moving house fire that killed five people, including three children, on a sunny spring afternoon. The fire broke out Sunday afternoon, on a street full of

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Arkansas prepares for 1st double execution in US since 2000

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Two condemned Arkansas killers who admit they’re guilty but fear their poor health could lead to extreme pain during lethal injections set for Monday might become the first inmates put to death in a double

Barak Obama

Obama to deliver first post-presidency speech in Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — Former President Barack Obama is set to hold the first public event of his post-presidential life in the place where he started his political career. Obama will speak Monday at the University of Chicago, where his presidential

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Federal judges deny efforts to delay Arkansas executions

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Two Arkansas inmates scheduled to be put to death Monday in what could be the nation’s first double execution in more than 16 years asked an appeals court on Sunday to halt their lethal injections

Survey of economists finds optimism about growth prospects

WASHINGTON (AP) — Business economists are generally optimistic about the U.S. economy with most expecting stronger growth than last year’s poor performance. Economists surveyed by the National Association for Business Economics also expect improved or unchanged sales and profits at

Mike Pence, Gladys Berejiklian

Pence cites ‘challenging times’ to troops in American Samoa

PAGO PAGO, American Samoa (AP) — US Vice President Mike Pence is thanking US service members based in American Samoa. Pence addressed about 200 soldiers during a refueling stop in Pago Pago on Sunday. The Vice President noted “challenging times”

Rodrigo Tot

Guatemalan land activist wins prestigious Goldman prize

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Rodrigo Tot, a 60-year-old farmer and activist, was awarded the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize on Monday for work in his Guatemala homeland, an honor that comes after two previous Latin American winners were murdered in the

Fearing a worker shortage, farmers push back on immigration

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. (AP) — The head of Bethel Heights Vineyard looked out over the 100 acres of vines her crew of 20 Mexicans had just finished pruning, worried about what will happen if the Trump administration presses ahead with

Sheryl Sandberg

Sheryl Sandberg picks ‘Option B’ in her book on resilience

NEW YORK (AP) — Though perhaps best known as Facebook’s No. 2 executive, Sheryl Sandberg is also a mentor, a mother, a billionaire and an author. When her husband Dave Goldberg died suddenly in 2015 while they were vacationing in

Rudy Gobert, DeAndre Jordan, Raymond Felton

Johnson scores 28, Jazz beat Clippers 105-98 to even series

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Joe Johnson scored 28 points, and the Utah Jazz beat the Los Angeles Clippers 105-98 on Sunday night to tie their first-round playoff series at 2-all. Johnson, who hit the winning shot in Game 1,

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Asian stocks mixed as investors mull French election outcome

TOKYO (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed Monday as investors weighed the results of the first round of the French presidential election. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 rose 1.3 percent in morning trading to 18,870.24. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 gained

Medical tech firm Becton Dickinson to buy C.R. Bard for $24B

FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. (AP) — Medical technology firm Becton, Dickinson and Co. says it has reached an agreement to buy competitor C.R. Bard Inc. in a cash-and-stock deal worth $24 billion. The deal announced Sunday was approved by both companies’

Daniel Murphy

Murphy, Scherzer slam Mets as Nats win 7th straight, 6-3

NEW YORK (AP) — Daniel Murphy hit an early grand slam against his former team, Max Scherzer pitched eight fiery innings and the Washington Nationals beat the New York Mets 6-3 on Sunday night for their seventh straight victory. Ryan

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Centrist Macron, far-right Le Pen in battle to lead France

PARIS (AP) — Centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right populist Marine Le Pen advanced Sunday to a runoff in France’s presidential election, remaking the country’s political landscape and setting up a showdown over its participation in the European Union. French politicians

Marcus Johansson; Evgeny Kuznetsov

Johansson’s OT goal gives Capitals series win at Toronto

TORONTO (AP) — Marcus Johansson stuffed his second goal of the game past Frederik Andersen at 6:31 of overtime, lifting the Washington Capitals t to a series-winning 2-1 victory ove the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game 6 on Sunday night.

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N. Korea detains US citizen; 3rd American being held

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea has detained a U.S. citizen, officials said, bringing to three the number of Americans now being held there. Tony Kim, who also goes by his Korean name Kim Sang-duk, was detained on Saturday,

Cristiano Felicio, Isaiah Canaan, Bobby Portis, Paul Zipser, Isaiah Thomas

Thomas scores 33, Celtics beat Bulls 104-95 to tie series

CHICAGO (AP) — Isaiah Thomas scored 33 points, and the Boston Celtics beat the Chicago Bulls 104-95 on Sunday to tie their first-round playoff series at 2-all. Boston blew a 20-point lead, but Thomas keyed a third-quarter run that put

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Police pick up adorable intruders: A pair of pygmy goats

BELFAST, Maine (AP) — Police in Maine have picked up some adorable intruders after two miniature goats escaped from their home and wandered the streets. A Belfast police officer responded Sunday morning to find the pygmy goats in a woman’s

Police stop 12-year-old boy from driving across Australia

SYDNEY (AP) — Outback police have arrested a 12-year-old boy who was almost a third of his way toward driving solo across Australia. The unlicensed boy had driven more than 1,300 kilometers (800 miles) from his home in Kendall on

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10 Things to Know for Monday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday: 1. WHAT TRUMP SAID ABOUT HIS FIRST 100 DAYS As he approaches the milestone, the president tells The Associated Press: “It’s a different

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South Korea, allies brace for North Korea follow-up act

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Fresh off an immense North Korean parade that revealed an arsenal of intercontinental ballistic missiles, rival South Korea and its allies are bracing for the possibility that Pyongyang’s follow-up act will be even bigger. North

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AP Exclusive: The sad saga of North Korea’s ATMs

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — No modern airport terminal is complete without an ATM, and Pyongyang’s now has two. But they don’t work — because of new Chinese sanctions, according to bank officials — and it’s not clear when they

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The Latest: California police ask for help to find boy

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a missing boy whose father was found passed out in a Los Angeles County park (all times local): 5:00 p.m. Police in Southern California are asking for anyone with information about a missing

Russell Westbrook, Patrick Beverley, James Harden

Westbrook goes on rant defending Thunder teammates

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Thunder guard Russell Westbrook went on a rant defending his teammates after Sunday’s 113-109 loss to the Houston Rockets. A recurring theme throughout the series has been Oklahoma City’s tendency to lose leads when Westbrook sits

Clarke MacArthur, Alex Burrows, Mike Hoffman, Jean-Gabriel Pageau

MacArthur returns, scores for Sens to beat Boston 3-2 in OT

BOSTON (AP) — Clarke MacArthur spent almost two full seasons recovering from a concussion, wondering if he would ever be able to return to the Senators. “There’s nothing like living in the NHL and living in these playoffs,” he said

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Centrist Macron vs. far-right Le Pen in fight to lead France

PARIS (AP) — Centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right populist Marine Le Pen advanced Sunday to a runoff in France’s presidential election, remaking the country’s political landscape and setting up a showdown over its participation in the European Union. French politicians

Manny Machado

LEADING OFF: MLB sorts out trouble in Baltimore, Minnesota

A look at what’s happening all around the majors Monday: ___ PAY THE PRICE Major League Baseball figures to be busy, sorting out possible penalties after the ill will at Camden Yards and Target Field over the weekend. On Sunday,

Obama meets with at-risk youth ahead of Chicago speech

Former President Barack Obama has met with at-risk youth in his hometown of Chicago before his first major post-presidency speech. The former president spent time Sunday at a roundtable with youth from the organization Chicago Create Real Economic Destiny located in

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The Latest: French candidate Macron revels at Paris eatery

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the first round of France’s presidential election (all times local): 12:40 a.m. Emmanuel Macron is celebrating his victory in France’s first-round presidential election at a Left Bank eatery frequented by Ernest Hemingway and other