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Journalist who covered story of Columbine mulls the lives unlived

NEW YORK — Daniel. Rachel. Isaiah. “You can’t prove a negative,” our teachers and parents sometimes tell us when we’re young. Yet when I look back upon my time in Colorado covering the almost-adults who were killed in the Columbine High School attack 20 years ago this week, all I ...

Things you might have missed from Mueller report

WASHINGTON — Special counsel Robert Mueller’s report focuses on the seminal questions of whether President Donald Trump’s campaign colluded with the Russians and whether the president sought to illegally obstruct the investigation. But tucked into the 448-page document are vivid ...

Westbrook leads Thunder past Blazers, closes deficit to 2-1

OKLAHOMA CITY — Russell Westbrook called his play in Game 2 “unacceptable.” It was more than acceptable in Game 3. He had 33 points and 11 assists, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Portland Trail Blazers 120-108 on Friday to cut their series deficit to 2-1. Thunder forward Paul ...

Trump tried to control, end probe

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Public at last, special counsel Robert Muel-ler’s report revealed to a waiting nation Thursday that President Donald Trump tried to seize control of the Russia probe and force Mueller’s removal to stop him from investigating potential obstruction of ...

Aloha Poke claim revives Hawaiian cultural protections effort

The Associated Press HONOLULU — Last year, much of Hawaii was shocked to learn a Chicago restaurant chain owner had trademarked the name “Aloha Poke” and wrote to cubed fish shops around the country demanding that they stop using the Hawaiian language moniker for their own eateries. The ...

Warriors bounce back, rout Clippers

The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — He’s Kevin Durant, and the Los Angeles Clippers got reminded of it. Durant scored 38 points, Stephen Curry added 21 playing with five fouls, and the Golden State Warriors dominated from the opening tip to win 132-105 Thursday and take a 2-1 lead in ...

Bellinger, Urias lead Dodgers to 3-1 victory over Yelich, Brewers

The Associated Press MILWAUKEE — Cody Bellinger and Christian Yelich chatted in the outfield after batting practice ended. Once Thursday’s game started, the bats of the National League home run co-leaders kept the exchange going. Bellinger hit his 10th home run, Max Muncy also went ...

NKorea test-fires tactical guided weapon

The Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea has test-fired a “new-type tactical guided weapon,” its state media announced today, in a possible attempt to register displeasure with currently deadlocked nuclear talks with the United States without causing those coveted ...

HIV used in gene therapy to fix ‘bubble boy’ disease

The Associated Press They were born without a working germ-fighting system, every infection a threat to their lives. Now eight babies with “bubble boy disease” have had it fixed by a gene therapy made from one of the immune system’s worst enemies — HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. A ...

Patriots open vs. Steelers; 5 international games

The Associated Press NEW YORK — The NFL’s 100th season will begin with its most classic rivalry and feature the Super Bowl champion Patriots hosting Pittsburgh in the first Sunday night game. As previously announced, NFL 100 will kick off with Green Bay at Chicago for the 199th meeting ...

Celtics top Pacers for 2-0 series lead

The Associated Press BOSTON — A poor third quarter did the Indiana Pacers in during Game 1 of their first-round series with the Boston Celtics. In Game 2, Boston seized on a fourth-quarter collapse by Indiana. Kyrie Irving scored 37 points and Boston rallied late in the fourth quarter ...

Antetokounmpo leads Bucks past Pistons

The Associated Press MILWAUKEE — Saddled with early foul trouble and faced with an aggressive defensive scheme that kept him in check for the first two quarters, Giannis Antetokounmpo set the tone immediately in the second half. Antetokounmpo scored 13 of his 26 points in Milwaukee’s ...

Carrasco K’s 12, Indians sweep Mariners with 1-0 win

The Associated Press SEATTLE — After one of the worst starts of his career, Cleveland’s Carlos Carrasco spent several days tinkering to try and find solution. All it took was Carrasco picking up his tempo and believing in what he was throwing. “The last game I didn’t have that. ...

Shock, sadness, but no panic

The Associated Press PARIS — Fueled by a lattice of centuries-old timbers, the fire moved hungrily across Notre Dame’s rooftop toward the cathedral’s iconic spire. It belched yellow smoke, spitting out gritty particles of wood, stone, lead and iron and wanted more. Far below, their ...

Nuggets erase 19-point deficit in win over Spurs

The Associated Press DENVER — Jamal Murray just couldn’t get the bad taste out of his mouth, and even a bite of pretzel he poached from a kid after tumbling into the stands in the third quarter wasn’t exactly satisfying. “It was really dry,” Murray said. Maybe it was just what ...

Raptors beat Magic 111-82

The Associated Press TORONTO — Kept off the scoreboard in a Game 1 defeat, Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry was “at his finest” in Game 2, at least in the eyes of coach Nick Nurse. Fellow All-Star Kawhi Leonard wasn’t too bad, either. Leonard scored 37 points, Lowry bounced back ...

Welcome to the rivalry: Paxton K’s 12, Yanks rout Red Sox 8-0

The Associated Press NEW YORK — James Paxton and Chris Sale came out firing in this year’s first edition of baseball’s biggest rivalry. Paxton pumping 99 mph, and Sale nearing 98. Only one of those hard-throwing lefties got results to match. Paxton struck out 12 in his first ...

UPDATE: Seven displaced by Maui Meadows fire at two-story home

Seven Maui Meadows residents have been displaced after a late-morning fire that engulfed the top level of a two-story home in South Maui. No injuries were reported. The cause of fire is being investigated, and damage estimates are not yet available, the Maui Fire Department said Wednesday ...

Fire ravages Notre Dame Cathedral

The Associated Press PARIS — A fire swept across the top of the Notre Dame Cathedral while the soaring Paris landmark was under renovations Monday, collapsing its spire and threatening one of the world’s greatest architectural treasures as locals and tourists watched aghast from the ...

Scam weakness may be warning sign of dementia

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Does an older friend or relative have a hard time hanging up on telemarketers? Or get excited about a “You’ve won a prize” voicemail? New research suggests seniors who aren’t on guard against scams also might be at risk for eventually developing ...