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Trump halts fetal tissue research by government scientists

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said Wednesday that it is ending medical research by government scientists that uses human fetal tissue. The Health and Human Services Department said in a statement that government-funded research by universities that involves fetal tissue can ...

Uncle denies theft in power couple’s corruption trial

HONOLULU — The first question a special federal prosecutor asked a witness Wednesday in an ongoing Hawaii corruption trial: Did you take the mailbox at the home of a now-retired police chief and his wife? “Absolutely not,” answered Gerard Puana. U.S. prosecutors say framing Puana was ...

Raptors overcome Curry’s career night, retake lead

OAKLAND, Calif. — For every amazing shot in a career night by Stephen Curry on his home court, Kawhi Leonard, Kyle Lowry and Danny Green kept finding dazzling answers of their own. The Toronto Raptors have the momentum again in these back-and-forth NBA Finals. Leonard scored 30 points on ...

Sale posts another immaculate inning in 8-0 shutout of Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Chris Sale strode to the dugout after the seventh inning Wednesday, and Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora asked his lanky left-hander whether he could keep going on a hot, humid night in Kansas City. “I’ll finish this off,’” Sale replied. Did he ever. Sale ...

Rain washes out play at French Open

PARIS — The second full-day washout at the French Open since 2000 made a mess of the schedule Wednesday and raised the possibility that the Grand Slam tournament will not finish on time. Tournament director Guy Forget said there is a chance that the women’s singles final could be delayed ...

Deputy charged for inaction during Parkland shooting

MIAMI — The Florida deputy who knew a gunman was loose at the Parkland high school but refused to go inside to confront the assailant was arrested Tuesday on 11 criminal charges related to his inaction during the massacre that killed 17 people. Scot Peterson was on duty as the resource ...

Beckham sharp in first OTA practice with Browns

BEREA, Ohio — Wearing a tinted facemask visor, bright orange socks, white gloves and his familiar No. 13, Odell Beckham Jr. was easy to spot on the field. At least he was out there. The Browns finally got another look at what they traded for. After skipping all but one of Cleveland’s ...

Durant ruled out for Game 3

OAKLAND, Calif. — The Golden State Warriors will take the floor once more without two-time reigning NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant, counting on their depth and home court to carry them as they try to inch closer to a three-peat. Durant is out for Game 3 of the finals today, still not ready to ...

Ryu dominant vs. D-backs, Dodgers win 7th straight

PHOENIX — The defense behind Hyun-Jin Ryu was shaky, starting with two errors in the first inning. The Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander kept inducing groundballs, and kept getting outs in another dominating performance. Ryu shook off three errors by his defense to allow three hits in seven ...

Federer, Nadal to meet in French Open semifinals

PARIS — Roger Federer knew when he returned to the French Open that, if things went exceedingly well, he eventually would find himself face-to-face with Rafael Nadal. Here we go. Just like old times. Federer put away Stan Wawrinka after a 75-minute rain delay Tuesday, converting a break ...

Tiananmen: From peaceful solidarity to stability over all

CLAREMONT, Calif. — The young woman lay on a mat in the concrete hallway of a Beijing hospital on June 4, 1989. She weakly held up an X-ray showing a bullet in her shoulder. Knowing I was a journalist, she whispered something I had heard numerous times in the previous three weeks: “Report ...

Ceremony, political jibes mark first day in London

LONDON — Mixing pageantry and pugilism, President Donald Trump plunged into his long-delayed state visit to Britain on Monday, welcomed with smiles and a cannon salute by the royals but launching political insults at others in a time of turmoil for both nations in the deep, if recently ...

Oahu firefighters recover body of swimmer

KAILUA, Oahu (AP) — Hawaii firefighters have recovered the body of a man believed to be a missing swimmer, officials said. The body found on the shore at Kailua Bay on Oahu on Sunday matches the description of the person who disappeared on Friday, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported . The ...

Blues beat Bruins 4-2 to knot Stanley Cup Final at 2-2

ST. LOUIS — Just when the St. Louis Blues had the Boston Bruins on their heels and chasing the game, they gave up a goal and the roar went right out of the building. The Blues could have let the talented Bruins seize the moment, let things get away from them on home ice. Again. They ...

Cousins ready to step up

TORONTO — DeMarcus Cousins says he’s good with any workload the Golden State Warriors task him with for the remainder of the NBA Finals. Start, don’t start. Play a few minutes, play big minutes. “Whatever’s needed,” Cousins said. It’s looking like plenty will be needed. The ...

Leonard sues Nike over rights to his logo

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Toronto star Kawhi Leonard filed a federal lawsuit against Nike on Monday, saying the footwear and apparel giant is blocking him from using a logo that he believes he owns. The suit was filed on a travel day for the NBA Finals; Leonard and the Raptors flew to Oakland, ...

Goodell reiterates desire to shorten 4-game preseason slate

BATAVIA, N.Y. — Four preseason games remain too much for Roger Goodell. The NFL Commissioner on Monday reiterated his stance of wanting to reduce the preseason schedule at a time the league and players’ association have begun preliminary talks on a new collective bargaining ...

New drugs make headway against lung, breast and prostate cancers

CHICAGO — Newer drugs are substantially improving the chances of survival for some people with hard-to-treat forms of lung, breast and prostate cancer, doctors reported at the world’s largest cancer conference. Among those who have benefited is Roszell Mack Jr., who at age 87 is still ...

Mass shootings create rippling network of stricken survivors

CHICAGO — Pardeep Singh Kaleka has surveyed the landscape of an America scarred by mass shootings. Seven years ago, a white supremacist invaded a Sikh temple in Wisconsin and killed six worshippers — among them, Kaleka’s father. Now, whenever another gunman bloodies another town, Kaleka ...

State In Brief

Panel mulls appeal of ex-chief’s legal fees HONOLULU — A Honolulu City Council committee wants to appeal a police commission decision to pay legal fees for a retired chief embroiled in a corruption investigation. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports the council’s Executive Matters ...