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Trump tries ‘smart policymaking 101’ on health care

WASHINGTON — A smartphone app that lets Medicare patients access their claims information. Giving consumers a share of drug company rebates for their prescriptions. Wider access to websites that reliably compare cost and quality of medical tests. The Trump administration is taking a ...

Woods one back heading into final round

PALM HARBOR, Fla. — Tiger Woods chipped in from behind the ninth green and the roar was unmistakable, the tree-rattling variety that belongs to only one player in golf. Moments later, Woods raised the putter in his left hand as another birdie putt dropped for a share of the lead at the ...

AP source: Sherman agrees to three-year contract with 49ers

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Star cornerback Richard Sherman agreed to a three-year deal with the San Francisco 49ers on Saturday, one day after being released by the rival Seattle Seahawks. A person in the league familiar with the deal said Sherman agreed to the contract on Saturday after ...

3 workers killed at California veterans center; gunman dead

YOUNTVILLE, Calif. — Three workers for a program that treats veterans for post-traumatic stress disorder were found dead Friday along with the suspect who took them hostage at the largest veterans home in the U.S., officials said. The four bodies were discovered nearly eight hours after the ...

U.S. hiring surge pulls in flood of new workers

WASHINGTON — U.S. employers went on a hiring binge in February, adding 313,000 jobs, amid rising business confidence lifted by the Trump administration’s tax cuts and a resilient global economy. The surprisingly robust hiring, reported by the Labor Department on Friday, was the strongest ...

Major trades land Taylor, Landry with Browns

CLEVELAND — Maybe the losing and laughing will finally stop. The Browns aren’t fooling around. With three stunning trades on the eve of free agency, Cleveland landed a proven starting quarterback, a game-breaking, three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver and a shut-down cornerback. After 16 ...

Rockets’ winning streak ends with loss to Raptors

TORONTO — After 17 consecutive wins, Houston star James Harden wasn’t going to let one little loss spoil his outlook. Kyle Lowry scored 30 points, DeMar DeRozan had 23 and the Toronto Raptors beat Houston 108-105 on Friday, snapping the Rockets’ 17-game winning streak. Harden scored ...

Tar Heels hold off Blue Devils, advance to ACC title game

NEW YORK — North Carolina was up 16 with 5 1/2 minutes left, all set to cruise to a victory that would snap a six-game Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament losing streak against Duke and put the Tar Heels in the championship for a record 35th time. Then things got weird — and college ...

Trump signs stiff tariffs, unswayed by warnings

WASHINGTON — Unswayed by Republican warnings of a trade war, President Donald Trump ordered steep new tariffs on steel and aluminum imports to the U.S. on Thursday, vowing to fight back against an “assault on our country” by foreign competitors. The president said he would exempt Canada ...

No. 1 Virginia kicks off postseason with rout of Louisville

NEW YORK — With leading scorer Kyle Guy back following a brief injury scare, the nation’s No. 1 team is off to a strong postseason start. Guy and his Virginia teammates looked like healthy favorites on Thursday, beating Louisville 75-58 in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic Coast ...

Warriors rally past Spurs after Curry rolls ankle

OAKLAND, Calif. — Kevin Durant had 37 points, 11 rebounds and four blocked shots, and almost single-handedly led the undermanned Golden State Warriors’ fourth-quarter rally past the San Antonio Spurs for a 110-107 win Thursday after Stephen Curry went down early. Durant hit his third ...

Sessions, California governor clash as feud escalates

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions dramatically escalated the Trump administration’s war with California on Wednesday, suing over its so-called sanctuary state law and clashing with Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown in a fiery exchange of words. Sessions was defiant as he ...

Mariners bring back Ichiro on one-year deal

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Ichiro Suzuki’s wish was granted. He is back in the familiar white and blue jersey of the Seattle Mariners. “Even in the offseason when I would go back to Japan, I always came back to Seattle. This was my home … has always been my home,” the 44-year-old ...

Russian ex-spy attacked with nerve agent

LONDON — A Russian ex-spy and his daughter fighting for their lives in an English hospital were attacked with a nerve agent in a targeted murder attempt, British police said Wednesday. The case has further strained relations between Russia and Britain, which has said it will respond ...

AP sources: Super Bowl champion Eagles get Bennett from Seahawks

The Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles bolstered their formidable pass rush with another top-level defensive lineman. The Eagles acquired three-time Pro Bowl defensive end Michael Bennett from the Seattle Seahawks on Wednesday, three people familiar with the trade told The Associated ...

Rockets down young Bucks to run winning streak to 17

MILWAUKEE — The Houston Rockets had trouble at times holding on to the ball and keeping up with the young Milwaukee Bucks. But as long as the Rockets keep hitting their 3-pointers, they’re pretty hard to beat. James Harden scored 26 points, Eric Gordon had 18 points and two ...

Trump on Korea news: It could be ‘progress’ or just ‘false hope’

WASHINGTON — A cautious President Donald Trump spoke of possible progress Tuesday after South Korea announced that North Korea would halt nuclear weapons and missile tests and put its entire atomic arsenal up for discussion if the U.S. agrees to enter a negotiation. It could also be “false ...

High hopes: Dutch company launches flying car

BREDA, Netherlands — Robert Dingemanse has heard the comparisons many, many times. The Jetsons, Harry Potter, James Bond. As CEO of a Dutch company developing a flying car, he’s used to curious people whose only frame of reference for his new vehicle comes from cartoons or movies. But as ...

Rockets roll by Thunder, win 16th in a row

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Rockets are still rolling. Chris Paul scored 25 points, James Harden had 23 points and 11 assists, and Houston beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 122-112 on Tuesday for its 16th straight victory. The Rockets matched Boston for the longest win streak in the league this season ...