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Penguins pull away late to take Game 1 of Stanley Cup Final

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Penguins rarely tested the playoffs’ hottest goaltender in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final against Nashville. They beat Pekka Rinne anyway. Rookie Jake Guentzel fired the puck past Rinne with 3 minutes, 17 seconds left in regulation to put the Penguins ahead to ...

Campus liberals are too easy to bait

“Rising to the bait” is a fishing term. Anglers lure fish hiding in the deep by positioning bait on or near the surface. Fish that rise to the bait usually end up on someone’s dinner plate. Conservative groups routinely try this technique on college liberals. Their lure is an ...

Memorial Day has lost its meaning

ANNVILLE, Pa. — Allison Jaslow heard it more than once as the long holiday weekend approached — a cheerful “Happy Memorial Day!” from oblivious well-wishers. The former Army captain and Iraq War veteran had a ready reply, telling them, matter-of-factly, that she considered it a work ...

Injured thumb may put Trout on disabled list

MIAMI — Mike Trout stood at his locker and frowned as he looked at his left thumb, which was puffy and red and sending a clear signal. He’s out. Trout sprained his thumb stealing a base and left in the sixth inning of the Los Angeles Angels’ 9-2 loss to the Miami Marlins on ...

N. Korea fires missile that lands off western Japan

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea fired a short-range ballistic missile that landed in Japan’s maritime economic zone today, officials said, in the latest in a string of test launches as the North seeks to build nuclear-tipped ICBMs that can reach the U.S. Mainland. The suspected Scud-type ...

Kerber loses in first round of French Open

PARIS — A French Open already missing a lot of star power is now without top-ranked Angelique Kerber, too. Kerber became the first woman seeded No. 1 to bow out in the French Open’s first round in the professional era on Sunday, losing 6-2, 6-2 to 40th-ranked Ekaterina Makarova. ...

Sato becomes Japan’s first winner of Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS — Takuma Sato delivered a first, and denied Helio Castroneves a fourth. Sato became the first Japanese winner of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, holding off Castroneves after the two traded the lead in the closing laps. “This is going to be mega big,” Sato said about the ...

Mayor: ‘Heroes’ died protecting women from anti-Muslim rant

PORTLAND, Ore. — Police said Saturday that they’ll examine what appears to be the extremist ideology of an Oregon man accused of fatally stabbing two men who tried to intervene when the suspect yelled racial slurs at two young women who appeared to be Muslim on a Portland light-rail ...

High court travel ban case could test Trump’s reach

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court may soon decide how courts are supposed to view presidential power in the age of Donald Trump. The administration has promised a high court appeal of a ruling blocking the president’s ban on visitors from six Muslim-majority countries. The case could be a ...

Maui police arrest Australian national on theft, other charges

Maui police have arrested a 33-year-old Australian national living in Wailea and charged him with theft, forgery and possessing confidential personal information. Bail was set at $250,000 for Adam Nettleford. This month, police began investigating Nettleford after detectives received ...

U.S. plans test of missile intercept

WASHINGTON — Preparing for North Korea’s growing threat, the Pentagon will try to shoot down an intercontinental-range missile for the first time in a test next week. The goal is to more closely simulate a North Korean intercontinental ballistic missile aimed at the U.S. homeland, officials ...

Appeals court says revised travel ban violates Constitution

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban “speaks with vague words of national security, but in context drips with religious intolerance, animus and discrimination,” a federal appeals court said Thursday in ruling against the executive order ...

Report: More with Alzheimer’s dying at home

The Associated Press NEW YORK — One in four Alzheimer’s deaths in the United States are now occurring at home — a startling increase that marks a shift away from hospitals and nursing homes, according to a report released Thursday. Alzheimer’s deaths in hospitals and nursing homes ...

Cavs finish off Celtics

The Associated Press BOSTON — The NBA Finals has its first “three-match,” courtesy of a King who passed His Airness. LeBron James scored 35 points and passed Michael Jordan to become the NBA’s all-time playoff scoring leader as the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Boston Celtics 135-102 ...

Penguins headed back to Stanley Cup Final

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Chris Kunitz’s knuckling shot from outside the circle fluttered past Craig Anderson at 5 minutes, 9 seconds into the second overtime to give the defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins a 3-2 victory over the Ottawa Senators in Game 7 of the ...

Cubs beat Giants, then stay classy on way to West Coast

The Associated Press CHICAGO — It looks like the Chicago Cubs have got their groove back. Kris Bryant, Jason Heyward and Ben Zobrist hit solo homers, and the Cubs beat the San Francisco Giants 5-1 on Thursday for their third straight win. Zobrist added two singles as Chicago took three ...

CBO: 23 million more uninsured with GOP health care legislation

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — The health care bill Republicans recently pushed through the House would leave 23 million more Americans without insurance and confront others who have costly medical conditions with coverage that could prove unaffordable, Congress’ official budget ...

Investigators explore bomber’s links to larger network

The Associated Press LONDON — British investigators are hunting for potential conspirators linked to the bombing that killed 22 people in a search that is exploring the possibility that the same cell linked to the Paris and Brussels terror attacks was also to blame for the Manchester Arena ...

Helping first responders respond safely

You know that emotionally satisfying feeling you get when you help someone in need? Aaron Negherbon gets that feeling every day. And now, he’s doubling down on his generosity. In 2010, Negherbon established TroopsDirect after a college friend serving as a U.S. Marines commander in ...

Cavaliers look to close out Celtics

The Associated Press BOSTON — It took 10 games and halfway through the third round of the NBA playoffs before the Cleveland Cavaliers finally encountered their first true dose of resistance this postseason. After cruising to a 2-0 Eastern Conference finals lead over Boston, the Cavs were ...