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Russian woman was charged in first 2018 election meddling case

WASHINGTON — The U.S. accused a Russian woman on Friday of helping oversee the finances of a sweeping, secretive effort to sway American public opinion through social media in the first federal case alleging foreign interference in the 2018 midterm elections. The criminal complaint against ...

Mega Millions numbers for $1B jackpot announced

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Mega Millions numbers that could win an estimated $1 billion jackpot have been announced. They are 15 23 53 65 70 and Mega Ball 7. The jackpot is the second-largest lottery prize in U.S. lottery history. Mega Millions says it may take an hour or two to ...

Aguilar, Brewers beat Dodgers, force Game 7 in NLCS

MILWAUKEE — Ryan Braun slid across home plate and raised his arms in sheer joy. A big lead, a bruising bullpen and a boisterous crowd have the Milwaukee Brewers all set up for Game 7. Jesus Aguilar sparked Milwaukee’s slumping lineup with three RBIs on a pair of two-out hits, and the ...

Leonard leads Raptors past Celtics in early meeting of East contenders

TORONTO — Kawhi Leonard isn’t quite back up to speed after missing most of last season. That’s just fine with the Toronto Raptors. They are plenty happy with the way Leonard is playing right now. Leonard had 31 points and 10 rebounds, Serge Ibaka added 21 points and the Raptors beat ...

Red Sox returning to World Series

HOUSTON — What a birthday present for rookie manager Alex Cora. He’s taking the Boston Red Sox back to the World Series. David Price put his postseason woes behind him, pitching the Red Sox past the defending champion Houston Astros 4-1 Thursday in Game 5 of the American League ...

Broncos shut down Cardinals, end skid

Von Miller vowed his Denver Broncos would kick the Arizona Cardinals’ behind, except he didn’t say behind. Consider it a promise kept. Emmanuel Sanders threw and caught touchdown passes, Denver returned two interceptions for first-quarter touchdowns and the Broncos snapped a four-game ...

Trail Blazers spoil James’ Lakers debut, 128-119

PORTLAND, Ore. — LeBron James’ debut for the Los Angeles Lakers opened with two thunderous dunks and closed with a loss. He finished with 26 points and 12 rebounds, but the Portland Trail Blazers prevailed 128-119 Thursday night in the season opener for both teams. James insisted the ...

Jubilant customers light up as pot sales begin in Canada

\MONTREAL — Jubilant customers stood in long lines for hours then lit up and celebrated on sidewalks Wednesday as Canada became the world’s largest legal marijuana marketplace. In Toronto, people smoked joints as soon as they rolled out of bed in a big “wake and bake” celebration. In ...

Kershaw helps Dodgers take 3-2 lead

LOS ANGELES — Clayton Kershaw put his previous flop behind him and pushed the Los Angeles Dodgers forward — one victory from a return trip to the World Series. With so much at stake, the three-time Cy Young Award winner bounced back from one of his worst postseason starts with one of his ...

Retired Marine receives Medal of Honor for Vietnam actions

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump presented the nation’s highest military honor Wednesday to an 80-year-old retired Marine sergeant major who five decades ago “fought with unmatched bravery” at the beginning of one of the Vietnam War’s longest and bloodiest battles. John ...

DeRozan, Spurs win opener vs. Butler, Wolves

SAN ANTONIO — DeMar DeRozan responded to a trade he didn’t want with his usual boundless energy and fearless style in the fourth quarter for San Antonio. Jimmy Butler hasn’t received a trade he’s requested, and turned in a similar performance for Minnesota. DeRozan had 28 points in ...

Titans look for solutions after giving up club-record 11 sacks

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Titans face a sense of urgency to correct the problems they have protecting their quarterback. Giving up a franchise-record 11 sacks — one off the NFL record for a game — is a beacon to defenses looking to hit quarterback Marcus Mariota. “The ...

Pompeo heads to Turkey as case builds

ANKARA, Turkey — Police searching the Saudi Consulate found evidence that Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi was killed there, a high-level Turkish official said, as America’s top diplomat flew to the country on Wednesday to discuss the probe. The comment by the Turkish official to The ...

Bellinger lifts Dodgers over Brewers to tie series

LOS ANGELES — Cody Bellinger singled home the winning run in the 13th inning, lifting the Los Angeles Dodgers over the Milwaukee Brewers 2-1 on Tuesday and tying the NL Championship Series at two games apiece. Bellinger grounded a 3-2 pitch from Junior Guerra into right field, scoring Manny ...

Curry, Durant lead Warriors past Thunder in festive opener

OAKLAND, Calif. — Stephen Curry is coming off an injury-plagued season and a summer he thought might be among his best yet. On a festive night of celebration as another championship banner went up, Curry brought his usual flair and dazzle. Kevin Durant did all of the little things, ...

Once the Amazon of its day, Sears’ woes were years in the making

Before there was Amazon — or, for that matter, Home Depot or Walmart or Kmart — there was Sears. From its beginnings as a mail-order watch business in Minneapolis 132 years ago, the company grew to become America’s everything-under-one-roof store and the biggest retailer in the ...

Chacin, Brewers’ bullpen blank Dodgers to take 2-1 NLCS lead

LOS ANGELES — A veteran starter, an intimidating bullpen and a twice-demoted shortstop who is suddenly flashing power helped the Milwaukee Brewers take a 2-1 lead in the NL Championship Series. Jhoulys Chacin combined with four relievers on a five-hitter and Orlando Arcia hit a two-run ...

NBA preview: It’s the Warriors, and then everyone else

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver will be at Oracle Arena on Tuesday night, handing the Golden State Warriors what will be their third set of championship rings from the last four seasons. A banner will be displayed. Highlights will be shown. And then the Warriors will have to start all over ...

Poll: Many caregivers neglect own health

WASHINGTON — Skipping your checkup but not grandma’s? Caring for an older loved one is a balancing act, and a new poll shows that too often it’s the caregivers’ health that’s neglected. The survey, by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, found about a third ...

Crosby, Rodgers lead Packers to comeback win over 49ers

GREEN BAY, Wis. — A pick, a penalty and a game-winning kick. Quite a final minute for the Green Bay Packers. Mason Crosby kicked a 27-yard field goal as time expired to cap an 81-yard drive set up by Kevin King’s interception with 1:07 left, and the Packers outlasted the San Francisco ...