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College says it found first president’s hair

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) — Tucked in the pages of a grimy, leather-bound almanac in the archives at New York’s Union College was a tiny envelope with the hand-scrawled words “Washington’s hair.” A librarian who had been cataloging old books gingerly opened the yellowed envelope to ...

James, Team LeBron top Team Stephen

The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — LeBron James picked a winner in the NBA All-Star Game. James scored 29 points and hit the go-ahead layup with 34.5 seconds to play, winning his third All-Star Game MVP award while his hand-picked team rallied to win an uncommonly entertaining showcase, ...

U.S. women rout Finland 5-0, advance to gold-medal game

The Associated Press GANGNEUNG, South Korea — Dani Cameranesi scored two goals and added an assist, and the United States will play for the gold medal that has eluded them for nearly two decades after shutting out Finland 5-0 today. The Americans are back in the gold-medal game for a ...

Dillon drives No. 3 Chevy back to victory lane at Daytona 500

The Associated Press DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The No. 3 is No. 1 again at Daytona, on a day, in a race and at a place forever linked with the great Dale Earnhardt. Austin Dillon won the Daytona 500 on Sunday driving the iconic No. 3 Chevrolet that Earnhardt piloted for most of his career. ...

Preventing a future attack is imprecise science

MINNEAPOLIS — After Tnuza Jamal Hassan was stopped from flying to Afghanistan in September, she allegedly told FBI agents that she wanted to join al-Qaida and marry a fighter, and that she might even wear a suicide belt. She also said she was angry at U.S. military actions overseas and ...

Norway’s Braatan takes slopestyle gold

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Gus Kenworthy’s Olympics turned into Oystein Braaten’s party. Braaten, a 22-year-old from Norway, captured the gold medal in ski slopestyle Sunday, far outdistancing the dinged-up Kenworthy, who failed to land any of his three finals runs and came in ...

Kovalchuk scores twice as Russians rout Americans 4-0

GANGNEUNG, South Korea — The blistering pace on the ice and the atmosphere in the arena were reminiscent of the epic showdown between the United States and Russia in Sochi four years ago. That’s where the similarities end. When the teams met again at the Olympics on Saturday without NHL ...

Russians charged with meddling in 2016 election

WASHINGTON — In an extraordinary indictment, the U.S. special counsel accused 13 Russians on Friday of an elaborate plot to disrupt the 2016 presidential election, charging them with running a huge but hidden social media trolling campaign aimed in part at helping Republican Donald Trump ...

Hanyu claims second straight Olympic gold

GANGNEUNG, South Korea — Move over Dick Button, make room atop men’s Olympic figure skating history for Japan’s Yuzuru Hanyu. Hanyu became the first man to successfully defend his Olympic title since Button in 1952. He finished with 317.85 points to hold off countryman Shoma Uno (306.90) ...

Florida gunman had extra ammo at school

The Associated Press PARKLAND, Fla. — The teenager accused of using a semi-automatic rifle to kill 17 people at a Florida high school confessed to carrying out one of the nation’s deadliest school shootings and carried extra ammunition in his backpack, according to a sheriff’s ...

Shiffrin unable to defend slalom title

The Associated Press PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Frida Hansdotter held off Mikaela Shiffrin and the rest of a tightly bunched field to win the Olympic women’s slalom title today at the Pyeongchang Games. In second after the first run, the Swedish skier powered through the sun-splashed ...

At least 17 dead in Florida high school shooting

The Associated Press PARKLAND, Fla. — A former student opened fire with a semi-automatic rifle at a Florida high school Wednesday, killing at least 17 people and sending hundreds of students fleeing into the streets in the nation’s deadliest school shooting since a gunman attacked an ...

How best to treat opioids’ youngest sufferers? No one knows

The Associated Press CHICAGO — Two babies, born 15 months apart to the same young woman overcoming opioid addiction. Two very different treatments. Sarah Sherbert’s first child was whisked away to a hospital special-care nursery for two weeks of treatment for withdrawal from ...

New York Yankees offer a unifying theme in 2018 for the Democrats

Democrats whom I talk to confess privately that despite President Donald Trump’s unpopularity and the fact that nearly all polls show their party with a lead over Republicans when it comes to the upcoming midterm elections, they are increasingly nervous about 2018. Fueling the Democrats’ ...

Shiffrin claims gold medal in giant slalom

The Associated Press PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Mikaela Shiffrin placed her right glove over her heart soon after crossing the finish line, her mouth slightly agape in astonishment. Indeed, that really did happen. One Olympic gold medal down. More just might be on deck. The ...

Stars back on field as pitchers, catchers report

The Associated Press Justin Verlander is looking forward to a full season with the Houston Astros, while the New York Mets are hoping for a healthier year for their starting staff. The New York Yankees? Well, this season may not be about their pitchers and catchers, but they can still send ...

Judge rules against Trump in ‘Dreamer’ case

The Associated Press NEW YORK — President Donald Trump’s administration didn’t offer “legally adequate reasons” for ending a program that spared many young immigrants from deportation if they were brought to the U.S. as children, a judge ruled Tuesday as he ordered the program to ...

U.S. intel sees signs of Russian meddling in midterms

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Three of the nation’s top intelligence officials confirmed Tuesday that they have seen evidence of Russian meddling in the upcoming midterm elections — part of what they say is Moscow’s escalating cyber assault on American and European ...

White makes history with third Olympic gold

The Associated Press PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — The pressure was real. So were the tears — of joy, relief, redemption. This is why Shaun White keeps going. This is why the snowboarding superstar keeps coming back to the Olympics, a journey that’s seen him evolve from teenage phenom to ...

Revamped Cavaliers down Thunder

The Associated Press OKLAHOMA CITY — LeBron James and his new teammates are playing like old buddies. James scored 37 points, and the new-look Cleveland Cavaliers got a much different result this time against the Oklahoma City Thunder in a 120-112 victory on Tuesday. Cleveland claimed ...