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Laughter, tears as former first lady Barbara Bush remembered

HOUSTON (AP) — Barbara Bush was remembered as the “first lady of the Greatest Generation” during a funeral Saturday attended by four former U.S. presidents and hundreds of other people who filled a Houston church with laughter as much as

Scott Pruitt

Lobbyist tied to condo met with EPA chief, despite denials

WASHINGTON (AP) — Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt met in his office last year with a veteran Washington lobbyist tied to the bargain-priced condo where Pruitt was living. Both Pruitt and lobbyist Steven Hart had previously denied Hart had

The Latest: Logano wins Stage 1 at Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on NASCAR Cup Series race Saturday night at Richmond Raceway (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Joey Logano has won the first stage of the NASCAR CUP Series race at Richmond. The defending race champion

Goalie dubbed ‘Hamburglar’ guides Avs to Game 6 vs Predators

DENVER (AP) — The third-string goalie nicknamed “Hamburglar” stole a game for Colorado in Nashville. No time for Andrew Hammond to revel in his thievery, though. Game 6 awaits Sunday at the Pepsi Center. Once again, the Avalanche and their

Sancho nets 1st Dortmund goal; Hamburg boosts Bundesliga bid

BERLIN (AP) — Jadon Sancho scored his first Borussia Dortmund goal and set up two others in a 4-0 victory over top-four rival Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday that pushed his team closer toward sealing Champions League qualification. It was the

Davis’ 47 points leads Pelicans to sweep of Trail Blazers

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Anthony Davis scored 33 of his franchise playoff-record 47 points in the second half, and the New Orleans Pelicans completed a first-round playoff sweep of the Portland Trail Blazers with a 131-123 victory on Saturday. Jrue

Martin Truex Jr. leads field to green flag at Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. has led the field to the green flag Saturday night for the start of the NASCAR Cup Series race at Richmond. The pole is a series-high third of the season for Truex, who

Barcelona easily wins historic 4th straight Copa del Rey

MADRID (AP) — If it was a farewell, Andres Iniesta went out in style. The veteran midfielder is expected to soon confirm he’s leaving Barcelona at the end of the season. He couldn’t have asked for a better way to

Zach Johnson, Andrew Landry share Texas Open lead

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Zach Johnson birdied the par-5 18th Saturday at the Valero Texas Open for a share of the third-round lead with Andrew Landry, a stroke ahead of record-setting Trey Mullinax. Johnson shot a 4-under 68, holing a

Steven Stamkos, J.T. Miller, Cory Schneider, Andy Greene

Kucherov, Lightning beat Devils 3-1, end first-round series

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Nikita Kucherov and the Tampa Bay Lightning are moving on in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Kucherov scored his 27th career postseason goal and Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 26 shots as the top seed in the Eastern Conference

Backstrom scores in OT, Caps take 3-2 series lead on Jackets

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nicklas Backstrom scored his second goal of the game 11:53 into overtime to give the Washington Capitals a 4-3 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday and a 3-2 lead in the first-round playoff series. Braden

Matt Harvey

Mets demote longtime starter Matt Harvey to bullpen

ATLANTA (AP) — Matt Harvey found out he’s been sent to the New York Mets’ bullpen and was furious. But he admits his pitching hasn’t been good, and says he’s determined to earn his way back into the rotation. “On

Danny Farquhar

White Sox reliever Farquhar has brain hemorrhage during game

CHICAGO (AP) — White Sox reliever Danny Farquhar was in stable but critical condition Saturday, a day after suffering a brain hemorrhage while in the dugout during a game. Farquhar passed out in the sixth inning Friday night after getting

Nadal wants extra practice after reaching Monte Carlo final

MONACO (AP) — Rafael Nadal’s priority after reaching his 12th Monte Carlo Masters final was to whip out his phone and frantically text coach Carlos Moya. Despite a comfortable 6-4, 6-1 win against No. 5-ranked Grigor Dimitrov, he had a

Man United prolongs FA Cup pain for Spurs by reaching final

LONDON (AP) — A third cup final with Manchester United for Jose Mourinho. More FA Cup semifinal misery for Tottenham. While Mauricio Pochettino wins admiration for his style of football, the manager has yet to actually win a trophy in

76ers take control, top Heat 106-102 for 3-1 series lead

MIAMI (AP) — Ben Simmons had the first playoff triple-double by a rookie in nearly 40 years, JJ Redick scored 24 points and the Philadelphia 76ers outlasted the Miami Heat 106-102 on Saturday to move within a victory of the

Sky Bouche, John Lightle

Suspected Florida school shooter appears in court

OCALA, Fla. (AP) — A man accused of opening fire at a Florida high school was denied bond during his first court appearance Saturday. The Ocala Star-Banner reported that Sky Bouche appeared before Judge Willard Pope via video conference at

The Latest: Barbara Bush procession arrives at Texas A&M

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the funeral and burial of former first lady Barbara Bush (all times local): 3:30 p.m. A funeral procession has entered the campus of Texas A&M University for the burial of former first lady Barbara

Trump considering pardon for late boxer Jack Johnson

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump says he’s considering a posthumous pardon for boxing’s first black heavyweight champion more than 100 years after the late Jack Johnson was convicted by all-white jury of accompanying a white woman

San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich

Popovich won’t coach Spurs in Game 4 against Warriors

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Gregg Popovich won’t coach the San Antonio Spurs in their possible series finale against the Golden State Warriors as he grieves the death of his wife. Spurs assistant Ettore Messina coached San Antonio in Game 3

Mnuchin expresses optimism for resolution of trade fights

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin expressed cautious optimism Saturday over efforts to resolve trade tensions that have rattled financial markets and clouded the global economic outlook. Mnuchin held a string of meetings over the past three days with

Danny Farquhar

White Sox reliever suffers brain hemorrhage during game

CHICAGO (AP) — White Sox reliever Danny Farquhar suffered a brain hemorrhage while in the dugout during a game Friday night, and is in stable but critical condition. Farquhar passed out in the sixth inning, and was helped by team

Retiring Sen. Hatch bids farewell to Utah Republicans

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (AP) — One of the longest-serving senators in U.S. history bid farewell to Utah Republican Party delegates Saturday, offering a solemn goodbye to the state that sent him to the Senate for 41 years. Orrin Hatch’s

The Latest: Barbara Bush funeral procession underway

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the funeral and burial of former first lady Barbara Bush (all times local): 2:45 p.m. A funeral procession is making its way to Texas A&M University for the burial of former first lady Barbara

Hungary: Anti-government rally focuses on media freedom

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Tens of thousands of protesters have rallied in Hungary for the second consecutive Saturday against the media policies and campaign against civic groups pursued by Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s government. Opposition parties from across the political

India approves death penalty for rape of young children

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s government on Saturday approved of the death penalty for people convicted of raping children under 12, responding to widespread outrage over the recent rape and killing of a young girl and other attacks on children.

Chemical weapons inspectors collect samples from Syria site

BEIRUT (AP) — Chemical weapons inspectors collected samples from Syria’s Douma on Saturday, two weeks after a suspected gas attack there followed by retaliatory strikes by Western powers on the Syrian government’s chemical facilities. The site visit, confirmed by the

Fed Cup: France and US 1-1 in semifinals

AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France (AP) — Kristina Mladenovic rallied to beat CoCo Vandeweghe 1-6, 6-3, 6-2 and draw France level with defending champion United States in their Fed Cup semifinal on Saturday. The 20th-ranked Mladenovic dropped serve five times but broke No.

Accepting rights award, Kaepernick decries ‘lawful lynching’

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Amnesty International gave former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick its Ambassador of Conscience Award on Saturday for his kneeling protest of racial injustice that launched a sports movement and might have cost him his job. Onetime San Francisco

The Latest: IMF says trade tensions, debt threaten economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the global finance meetings in Washington (all times local): 1:10 p.m. The International Monetary Fund’s policymaking committee says a strong world economy is threatened by increasing tension over trade and a heavy global debt

IMF says trade tensions, debt load threaten world economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund’s policymaking committee said Saturday that a strong world economy is threatened by increasing tension over trade and countries’ heavy debt burden. Longer-term prospects are clouded by sluggish growth in productivity and aging populations

The Latest: Barbara Bush’s casket wheeled out of church

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the funeral and burial of former first lady Barbara Bush (all times local): 12:30 p.m. Barbara Bush’s casket has been wheeled out of the Houston church where hundreds of people came to offer their

Comey memos

AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s shifting rationale for firing Comey

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump offered a shifting rationale this past week for his firing of FBI Director James Comey and joined other Republicans in exaggerating how much simpler it will become for Americans to file their taxes next

Barbara Bush was ‘first lady of the greatest generation’

HOUSTON (AP) — Barbara Bush was the “first lady of the greatest generation.” Addressing former presidents, ambassadors and hundreds of other mourners inside the nation’s largest Episcopal church on Saturday, historian Jon Meacham recalled Barbara Bush’s quick wit that made

The Latest: Bush was ‘first lady of the greatest generation’

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the funeral and burial of former first lady Barbara Bush (all times local): 11:45 a.m. Historian Jon Meacham says Barbara Bush is the “first lady of the greatest generation.” Meacham spoke to hundreds of

Hamas vows revenge for key member killed in Malaysia

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza’s ruling Hamas militant group said Saturday that a man who was gunned down in Malaysia was an important member of the organization, accusing Israel of being behind the brazen killing. Hamas said Palestinian

Accepting rights award, Kaepernick decries ‘legal lynching’

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Amnesty International gave former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick its Ambassador of Conscience Award on Saturday for his kneeling protest of racial injustice that launched a sports movement and might have cost him his job. Onetime San Francisco

Amazon’s reveals its Prime service has 100 million members

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Amazon has persuaded more than 100 million shoppers to subscribe to its Prime service that offers free two-day shipping and other perks that help bind people to the company and its ever-expanding empire. CEO Jeff Bezos

UK teen gets 2 years for targeting CIA chief’s phone, email

LONDON (AP) — A British teenager has been sentenced to two years in a youth detention center for compromising the email and phone accounts of senior U.S. government officials in what a judge called acts of “cyber-terrorism.” Prosecutors say Kane

Social media helps fuel teacher activism across the country

PHOENIX (AP) — The public education uprisings that began in West Virginia and spread to Arizona, Oklahoma and Kentucky share similar origin stories. Teachers, long tired of low wages and a dearth of state funding, begin talking to each other