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English bulldog wins World’s Ugliest Dog title

PETALUMA, Calif. (AP) — A 9-year-old English bulldog was named the winner of the 2018 World’s Ugliest Dog contest in the San Francisco Bay Area. Zsa Zsa won the title Saturday night at the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds in Petaluma. The dog’s owner, Megan Brainard of Anoka, Minn., will ...

England routs Panama, earns spot in final 16

The Associated Press NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia — With two penalties and an accidental deflection, Harry Kane moved ahead of David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo and put England into the round of 16 at the World Cup. Kane scored half of England’s goals Sunday in a 6-1 rout of Panama, the ...

Dodgers break out bats vs. Mets

The Associated Press NEW YORK — Watching from the visitor’s dugout, Justin Turner saw his teammates spray Citi Field with a bunch of home runs and figured the Los Angeles Dodgers wouldn’t need any from him. His power proved to be the difference. Turner hit the Dodgers’ seventh home ...

Rays down Yankees 7-6 in 12 innings, sweep series

The Associated Press ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Rookie Jake Bauers and the Tampa Bay Rays made it a lost weekend for the New York Yankees. An injury to Gary Sanchez turned the trip into an even bigger loss. Bauers led off the 12th inning with a home run and Tampa Bay completed a three-game ...

Watson rallies to win third Travelers Championship title

The Associated Press CROMWELL, Conn. — Bubba Watson says TPC River Highlands feels like home. It certainly was a comfortable place again this week. Watson overcame a six-stroke deficit Sunday to win his third Travelers Championship title, shooting a 7-under 63 for a three-stroke ...

The United States should pay for immigrants

I don't approve of the proposed policy of preferring highly educated people for immigration to the United States. That is not how we have done it traditionally. Our past practice of taking people who wanted to work resulted in huge advantages: if you don't know the story of Sol Bloom, look him ...

Saudi women are now driving as ban ends

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Saudi women are in the driver’s seat for the first time in their country and steering their way through busy city streets just minutes after the world’s last remaining ban on women driving was lifted today. It’s a euphoric and historic moment for women who have ...

Kroos’ late goal lifts Germany to much-needed win over Sweden

SOCHI, Russia — The desperate world champions from Germany were seconds from losing control of their World Cup fate when Toni Kroos whispered to Marco Reus just outside Sweden’s penalty area. With the score tied in the fifth minute of stoppage time, Kroos seemed to remind Reus of a tricky ...

No tracking cellphones without a warrant, court rules

WASHINGTON — Police generally need a warrant to look at records that reveal where cellphone users have been, the Supreme Court ruled Friday in a big victory for privacy interests in the digital age. The justices’ 5-4 decision marks a big change in how police may obtain information that ...

AP-NORC Poll: No to presidential self-pardons

NEW YORK — Even in an era of deep political division, Democrats and Republicans agree presidents should not pardon themselves. And if the nation’s chief executive ever does so, majorities of Americans in both parties believe Congress should impeach that president. Those are the findings ...

Aguilar ends no-hit bid, hits walk-off homer as Brewers top Cardinals 2-1

MILWAUKEE — Neither Jesus Aguilar nor Bud Norris wanted to let their team down. Aguilar succeeded twice. Aguilar homered to break up rookie Jack Flaherty’s no-hit bid in the seventh inning, then homered again in the ninth to lift the Milwaukee Brewers over the St. Louis Cardinals 2-1 on ...

Cavs say they’ve had ‘good dialogue’ with James’ group

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — With one deadline looming on his future in Cleveland, LeBron James has been in contact with the Cavaliers through his representatives. Following the NBA draft on Thursday night, Cavs general manager Koby Altman said he has had positive discussions with the three-time ...

Late goals lift Brazil over Costa Rica

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — After more than 90 minutes of aggravation and exasperation, Neymar and Brazil finally broke through Costa Rica’s smothering defense. Philippe Coutinho scored in the first minute of stoppage time, and Neymar followed six minutes later to give Brazil a 2-0 victory ...

Harman fires 66, takes one-shot lead at Travelers Championship

CROMWELL, Conn. — Brian Harman shot a 4-under 66 on Friday to move to 10-under par and watched that hold up for the second-round lead in the Travelers Championship, thanks in part to a 10-second rule. Harman finished a stroke ahead of Matt Jones and first-round co-leader Zach Johnson, who ...

Giant telescope case argued before state Supreme Court again

The Associated Press HONOLULU — The state Supreme Court heard arguments Thursday in an appeal that could determine whether an embattled multi-nation telescope project can be built on a mountain Native Hawaiians consider sacred or have to move to a backup site in Spain’s Canary Islands ...

Confusion, uncertainty at the border after Trump acts

The Associated Press McALLEN, Texas — The U.S. government wrestled with the ramifications Thursday of President Donald Trump’s move to stop separating families at the border, with no clear plan to reunite the more than 2,300 children already taken from their parents and Congress again ...

Scientists: Viruses may play a role in Alzheimer’s

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Viruses that sneak into the brain just might play a role in Alzheimer’s, scientists reported Thursday in a provocative study that promises to re-ignite some long-debated theories about what triggers the mind-robbing disease. The findings don’t prove ...

Trump orders halt to his family separation rule

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Bowing to pressure from anxious allies, President Donald Trump abruptly reversed himself Wednesday and signed an executive order halting his administration’s policy of separating children from their parents when they are detained illegally crossing the ...

Young pro Doncic joins college stars in NBA draft

The Associated Press NEW YORK — Luka Doncic is about to become an NBA player, though he’s unlike the other top prospects who will be drafted. He’s already a pro. He’s already a champion. And he might just be the most accomplished and intriguing player in this class. After ...

Suarez sends Uruguay — and Russia — into knockout round

The Associated Press ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia — With a single goal, Luis Suarez settled the fate of four teams in the group stage of the World Cup. The controversial striker, who was making his 100th appearance in his national team’s light blue, scored Wednesday to give Uruguay a 1-0 ...