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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 ...

Osweiler feeling at home with Browns

The Associated Press BEREA, Ohio — Brock Osweiler was standing in a sand trap on a golf course in March when he got a phone call. The quarterback had been dealt to the lowly Cleveland Browns. From one bunker to another. Benched during a dismal 2016 season with Houston, Osweiler has risen ...

After latest surgery, Woods hopes to play again — in time

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Tiger Woods said he had fusion surgery on his back because he could no longer tolerate the pain, and that he wants to get back on the PGA Tour. “I haven’t felt this good in years,” he said Wednesday in an update on his website. Woods had the fusion surgery in ...

Grove to face Salter in Bellator 181

Kendall Grove of Wailuku will face John Salter on July 14 in a feature bout on the Bellator 181 card in Thackerville, Okla., the mixed martial arts circuit said Thursday. Belltor announced the middleweight fight on Twitter. Grove (23-16) last fought in October, losing to Alexander Shlemenko. ...

Trump budget: Cuts for poor, more for military

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump fulfilled a major campaign promise Tuesday, proposing a $4.1 trillion budget plan that would upend Washington in a big way. But he drew rebukes, even from some Republican allies, for the plan’s jarring, politically unrealistic cuts ...

Irving leads Cavaliers to Game 4 win

The Associated Press CLEVELAND — Kyrie Irving gritted his teeth, tightened up his left sneaker and hopped to his feet. The pain couldn’t stop him. The Celtics couldn’t either. Irving took over in the second half and finished with 42 points despite playing on a tender ankle, LeBron ...

Forsythe lifts Dodgers over Cards in 13th

The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Logan Forsythe doubled in a run in the 13th inning to lift the Los Angeles Dodgers over the St. Louis Cardinals 2-1 on Tuesday after a stellar duel between starters Clayton Kershaw and Lance Lynn. Forsythe played for the first time in a month because of a ...

NFL owners approve shortened OT, loosened celebration rules

The Associated Press CHICAGO — NFL owners cut the overtime period from 15 minutes to 10 minutes during the regular season, but also gave players plenty of leeway to celebrate after a touchdown. The two moves are expected to result in more tie games and much more elaborate end zone dance ...

U.K. police say apparent suicide bomber killed 22 at end of concert

The Associated Press MANCHESTER, England — An apparent suicide bomber set off an improvised explosive device that killed 22 people at the end of an Ariana Grande concert, Manchester police said today. Police said dozens more were injured in the Monday night blast carried out by a male ...

Warriors claim West title with another sweep

The Associated Press SAN ANTONIO — The Golden State Warriors have swept their way to the NBA Finals. Heavily favored to beat the San Antonio Spurs, especially once Kawhi Leonard sustained a series-ending injury, the Warriors finished off their march to the Western Conference title with a ...

Dixon, Franchitti safe after armed robbery at drive-thru

The Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS— Indianapolis 500 pole winner Scott Dixon and retired three-time race winner Dario Franchitti were unharmed after being robbed at gunpoint on Sunday night in the drive-thru lane of a Taco Bell, police said Monday. The robbery took place shortly before 10 ...

Predators reach first Stanley Cup final

The Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Nashville Predators earned their first trip to the Stanley Cup final on Monday, getting three goals from Colton Sissons in a 6-3 win over the Anaheim Ducks that ended the Western Conference finals in six games. The Predators, who have never won ...

Medical miracle

Well, maybe not a miracle, but bizarrely interesting. (See https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2016/09/for-kidney-health-roller-coaster-therapy/501278/) But one particular gentleman really inspired Wartinger. The man rode Big Thunder Mountain Railroad at Disney’s Magic Kingdom, and ...

North Korea calls latest solid-fuel missile test a success

The Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea fired a solid-fuel ballistic missile Sunday that can be harder for outsiders to detect before launch and later said that the test was hailed as perfect by leader Kim Jong Un. The official Korean Central News Agency confirmed today that ...

Study: Speeding up sepsis care can save lives

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Minutes matter when it comes to treating sepsis, the killer condition that most Americans probably have never heard of, and new research shows it’s time they learn. Sepsis is the body’s out-of-control reaction to an infection. By the time patients ...