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Bucks looking for more from their bench

The Associated Press MILWAUKEE — The Bucks are back in Milwaukee looking to regain momentum in the Eastern Conference finals. Coach Mike Budenholzer believes the play of his bench will be a major factor in what happens in Game 5 today. The Bucks reserves played so well in the first two ...

Wong, Ozuna, Carpenter homer to help Cardinals split doubleheder with Royals

The Associated Press ST. LOUIS — Marcell Ozuna made Homer Bailey work. Then he made him pay. Ozuna, Matt Carpenter and Kolten Wong went deep as part of a four-homer barrage, and the St. Louis Cardinals split a doubleheader with the Kansas City Royals by winning the second game 10-3 on ...

With Brown gone, Smith-Schuster ready to lead Steelers’ receivers

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — JuJu Smith-Schuster chose his words carefully. Smith-Schuster was trying to find some middle ground between being appreciative for Antonio Brown’s influence while also acknowledging things should be considerably calmer for the Pittsburgh Steelers in ...

Trump officials’ memo to Congress: Goal is to deter Iran, not war

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Tamping down talk of war, top Trump administration officials told Congress on Tuesday that recent actions by the U.S. deterred attacks on American forces. But some lawmakers remained deeply skeptical of the White House approach in the Middle East. After a ...

Island off Seattle sees shift in vaccine rate

The Associated Press VASHON ISLAND, Wash. — Sarah Day is a school nurse with “street cred” when it comes to the polarizing issue of vaccines on an idyllic island in Washington state known for its rural beauty, counterculture lifestyle and low immunization rates. Since she began ...

Honolulu bike share ridership increases

HONOLULU (AP) — A Honolulu self-service bicycle rental program is the sixth most used bike share program in the nation, according to a national report. Biki is behind New York City, Chicago, greater Boston, the San Francisco Bay Area and Washington, D.C., the report from the National ...

Raptors rout Bucks 120-102 to even up Eastern Conference finals at 2-2

The Associated Press TORONTO — With a weary Kawhi Leonard fighting through fatigue, the Toronto Raptors found enough energy to pull away from the Milwaukee Bucks. Kyle Lowry led the way. Lowry scored 25 points, Leonard had 19 and the Raptors beat the Milwaukee Bucks 120-102 on Tuesday ...

Kershaw, Dodgers shut down Rays

The Associated Press ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Los Angeles Dodgers just keep winning when Clayton Kershaw is on the mound. Kershaw took a shutout into the seventh inning in his first start at Tropicana Field and the Los Dodgers beat the Tampa Bay Rays 7-3 on Tuesday. The three-time ...

‘Let it ride’

The Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Going into the final year of his rookie contract, Marcus Mariota hasn’t changed anything about how he prepares for this season. That includes no talk of holding out or public demands for a new contract. The Titans quarterback and 2014 Heisman Trophy ...

Blues eliminate Sharks, to face Bruins in Stanley Cup Final

The Associated Press ST. LOUIS — The St. Louis Blues are marching into the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in decades. Pretty sweet moment for Vladimir Tarasenko and Co. David Perron had a goal and an assist, Jordan Binnington picked up his franchise-record 12th playoff win and the ...

Trump to ex-lawyer: Defy the subpoena President directs

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump directed his former White House counsel Donald McGahn to defy a congressional subpoena Monday, citing a Justice Department legal opinion that maintains McGahn would have immunity from testifying about his work as a close Trump adviser. ...

USGS volcano observatory awaits funds for new base

HILO (AP) — Staff members from the U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory are settling into another temporary office in Hilo, their third move since the Kilauea volcano eruption forced the evacuation of their headquarters in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. The Hawaii ...

State / In Brief

The Associated Press Residents meet to name fissure HILO — Residents of a Big Island neighborhood have met to discuss what they should name a nearby volcanic fissure. The Hawaii Tribune-Herald reported Sunday that about 30 people attended the meeting Thursday in the Big Island community ...

Warriors beat Blazers in OT for NBA Finals berth

The Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. — The Golden State Warriors swept their way to a fifth straight NBA Finals, getting triple-doubles from Stephen Curry and Draymond Green in a 119-117 overtime victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday night. Green had 18 points, 14 rebounds and ...

Koepka handles the stress, reaps rewards

The Associated Press FARMINGDALE, N.Y. — Brooks Koepka should know as well as anyone that nothing in golf comes easily. His well-documented journey to the PGA Tour took him to remote outposts like Kenya and Kazakhstan. Even after Koepka won a second straight U.S. Open last summer, which ...

Realmuto homers in 10th, Phillies beat Cubs

The Associated Press CHICAGO — The memories came flooding back to Jake Arrieta as the fans showered him with cheers when he stepped to the plate for the first time. His 4 1/2 seasons in Chicago included an NL Cy Young Award in 2015, a drought-busting World Series championship in 2016, two ...

Social equity becomes a central question in marijuana legalization

The Associated Press NEW YORK — Advocates for legalizing marijuana have long argued it would strike a blow for social justice after a decadeslong drug war that disproportionately targeted minority and poor communities. But social equity has been both a sticking point and selling point this ...

For Iranians, economic crisis looms larger than US tensions

The Associated Press TEHRAN, Iran — Across Iran’s capital, the talk always seems to come back to how things may get worse. Battered by U.S. sanctions and its depreciating rial currency, Iran’s 80 million people struggle to buy meat, medicine and other staples of daily life. Now they ...

Koepka survives Black to win PGA Championship

The Associated Press FARMINGDALE, N.Y. — Brooks Koepka took his place in PGA Championship history with a wire-to-wire victory, minus the style points. In a raging wind that turned Bethpage Black into a beast, Koepka lost all but one shot of his record seven-shot lead Sunday. He lost the ...

Leonard scores 36, Raptors beat Bucks 118-112 in 2 OTs

The Associated Press TORONTO — Pascal Siakam felt guilty about a pair of missed free throws and the extra minutes they added to his teammates’ night. Fortunately for Siakam and the rest of the Raptors, Kawhi Leonard didn’t seem to feel any fatigue. Leonard scored 36 points, ...