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More clashes in Minnesota after police shoot and kill Black man

The Associated Press BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. — Police clashed with protesters for a second night in the Minneapolis suburb where a police officer fatally shot a Black man in a traffic stop over the weekend. The police chief said the officer had apparently intended to fire a Taser, not a ...

Top official admits Chinese vaccines have low effectiveness

The Associated Press BEIJING — In a rare admission of the weakness of Chinese coronavirus vaccines, the country’s top disease control official says their effectiveness is low and the government is considering mixing them to get a boost. Chinese vaccines “don’t have very high ...

Businesses face a tricky path navigating post-Trump politics

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — For more than a half-century, the voice emerging from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s monolithic, Beaux Arts-styled building near the White House was predictable: It was the embodiment of American business and, more specifically, a shared set of interests ...

Matsuyama makes history at Masters

The Associated Press AUGUSTA, Ga. — The pressure was even more than Hideki Matsuyama could have imagined when he stood on the first tee Sunday at Augusta National. So was the emotion when he walked off the 18th green as the first Masters champion from golf-mad Japan. His arms securely ...

Kershaw outduels Scherzer, Dodgers sweep Nats 3-0

The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Clayton Kershaw and Max Scherzer have won three Cy Young Awards and one World Series ring apiece since their spectacular careers both began in 2008. Entering this season, they even had exactly 175 victories each. Kershaw has nudged slightly ahead of his ...

Lakers pull away after ejections, rout Nets 126-101

The Associated Press NEW YORK — Dennis Schroder helped send a Lakers team missing LeBron James and Anthony Davis off to a sizzling start. And after Schroder was thrown out along with Kyrie Irving in the third quarter, the defending champions really turned it on. Andre Drummond had 20 ...

Group to study more justices, term limits for Supreme Court

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden has ordered a study on overhauling the Supreme Court, creating a bipartisan commission Friday that will spend the next six months examining the politically incendiary issues of expanding the court and instituting term limits for justices, among other ...

Rose clings to 1-shot Masters lead as Spieth, Thomas lurk

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Justin Rose apparently didn’t get the memo that Augusta National was a little more forgiving Friday in the Masters. The consolation was still having the lead, but just barely. Rose didn’t hit one putt hard enough to get through the fringe behind the fourth green. Another ...

Musgrove tosses first no-hitter in Padres history

ARLINGTON, Texas — A long-time member of the Friar Faithful, Joe Musgrove knew all about San Diego’s no-hitter history. There wasn’t any. Until now. Musgrove, the 28-year-old pitcher who grew up just down the road in El Cajon, Calif., threw the Padres’ first no-hitter — in the ...

Biden announces gun control actions

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden put on a modest White House ceremony Thursday to announce a half-dozen executive actions to combat what he called an “epidemic and an international embarrassment” of gun violence in America. But he said much more is needed. And ...

Rose fires 65, takes four-shot lead at Augusta

The Associated Press AUGUSTA, Ga. — Seven holes into the Masters, Justin Rose was 2-over par and in no position to panic. He knew Augusta National in April was no picnic compared with the last one in November. He figured if he could get back to around even par by the end of the day he ...

UK advises limiting AstraZeneca vaccine in under-30s amid blood clot concern

The Associated Press LONDON — British authorities recommended Wednesday that the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine not be given to adults under 30 where possible because of strengthening evidence that the shot may be linked to rare blood clots. The recommendation came as regulators in the ...

A’s rally to beat Dodgers for first victory of season

The Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. — After six straight games to start the season when almost nothing went right, Mitch Moreland made sure the Oakland Athletics would have something to feel good about when they head out on the road. Moreland hit an RBI single with one out in the 10th ...

Sheriff: Woods was driving more than twice the speed limit before SUV crash

The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Tiger Woods was driving more than 80 mph — nearly twice the posted speed limit — on a downhill stretch of road when he lost control of an SUV and crashed in a wreck that seriously injured the golf superstar, authorities said Wednesday. Sheriff Alex ...

In firm conditions, Masters in November a distant memory

The Associated Press AUGUSTA, Ga. — No one needed to see the colorful blooms at Augusta National to realize this will be a much different Masters than the last one. It was the color of the greens. They were yellow. On Wednesday. The excitement of the first major of the golf season was ...

Nearly half of new US virus infections are in just 5 states

The Associated Press Nearly half of new coronavirus infections nationwide are in just five states — a situation that is putting pressure on the federal government to consider changing how it distributes vaccines by sending more doses to hot spots. New York, Michigan, Florida, Pennsylvania ...

Trash talkin’: Fans taunt Astros over cheating

The Associated Press ANAHEIM, Calif. — Even Oscar the Grouch showed up at Angel Stadium on Tuesday to trash the Houston Astros. A person in a life-sized “Sesame Street” costume of the show’s trash can-dwelling green creature sat nine rows behind Houston’s dugout while the Los ...

Two accusers speak out against Watson

The Associated Press HOUSTON — The first woman to accuse Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson of sexual assault and harassment in a lawsuit spoke publicly on Tuesday, alleging she was terrorized by her encounter with the NFL player and that he needs to be held accountable for his ...

Johnson, McIlroy seeking exclusive company at Masters

The Associated Press AUGUSTA, Ga. — Rory McIlroy stopped by to encourage Tiger Woods as he recovers from multiple leg injuries and might have come away with some inspiration of his own. “In his family room he’s got this trophy cabinet and it’s his 15 major trophies,” McIlroy said ...