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In possible first, Cuba allows march by animal activists

The Associated Press HAVANA — More than 400 animal-lovers peacefully marched more than a mile through Havana on Sunday, shouting slogans and waving signs calling for an end to animal cruelty in Cuba. Short, seemingly simple, the march wrote a small but significant line in the history of ...

Baylor tops Notre Dame 82-81 for women’s title

The Associated Press TAMPA, Fla. — Baylor recovered after blowing a 17-point lead and losing a star player, beating Notre Dame 82-81 for the NCAA women’s basketball championship Sunday night when 2018 tournament hero Arike Ogunbowale missed a foul shot in the final seconds. Chloe ...

Texas Tech and Virginia face off for NCAA title

The Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS — For Virginia and Texas Tech, doing something that had never been done before took hard work, dedication, determination — and vision. The Cavaliers and Red Raiders meet in the NCAA Tournament championship game Monday night. Neither program has ever been ...

Curry leads Warriors to No. 1 seed in the West

The Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. — Steve Kerr sure would like to properly thank the loyal fans at Oracle Arena one more time. In June. With another championship in hand. “Hopefully we’ll have another send-off in a grander manner,” Kerr said. Soaking in the franchise’s ...

Rebuilding a healthy political system from one badly broken

It’s no secret that America’s political system is badly broken, so Scott Rasmussen.com decided to find out what voters think is wrong. We began by exploring what voters think is needed to create and maintain a healthy political system. Four items were deemed “Very Important” by at ...

US wants 2 years to ID migrant children

SAN DIEGO — The Trump administration wants up to two years to find potentially thousands of children who were separated from their families at the border before a judge halted the practice last year, a task that it says is more laborious than previous efforts because the children are no ...

Guy’s clutch free throws lift Virginia over Auburn

MINNEAPOLIS — Hard to call Virginia basketball boring after the last two games. And the Cavaliers have pretty much put the choker label to rest, too. From one-and-done to NCAA Tournament miracle men, Virginia will play for the national title for the first time after pulling off another ...

Vaccine wars: Social media battle bogus claims

SAN FRANCISCO — Like health officials facing outbreaks of disease, internet companies are trying to contain vaccine-related misinformation they have long helped spread. So far, their efforts at quarantine are falling short. Searches of Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram turn up all sorts of ...

Warriors move closer to No. 1 seed, but Kerr concerned after win over Cavs

OAKLAND, Calif. — Golden State took another step toward securing the top seed in the West, yet coach Steve Kerr has some legitimate concerns as the Warriors close in on the postseason. Specifically, Kerr is bothered by the Warriors’ turnovers and rebounding, two issues that cropped up ...

Report: Faulty sensor data led to crash

The Associated Press ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — A doomed Ethiopian Airlines jet suffered from faulty readings by a key sensor, and pilots followed Boeing’s recommended procedures when the plane started to nose dive but could not avoid crashing, according to a preliminary report released ...

Russia revamps Arctic base to stake its claim

The Associated Press SEVERNY KLEVER MILITARY BASE, Russia — Missile launchers ply icy roads and air defense systems point menacingly into the sky at this Arctic military outpost, a key vantage point for Russia to project its power over the resource-rich polar region. The base, dubbed ...

Bucks clinch top seed in East with win over 76ers

The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — Giannis Antetokounmpo helped Milwaukee lock up the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference with another MVP-worthy performance. Antetokounmpo outdueled fellow MVP candidate Joel Embiid, finishing with 45 points and 13 rebounds and leading Milwaukee to a ...

Bauer: Indians made ‘right decision’ ending his no-hit bid

The Associated Press CLEVELAND — Trevor Bauer never backs down from any challenge or debate. He accepted this call. Health mattered more than history. Bauer was pulled by manager Terry Francona after seven hitless innings and 117 pitches, and sat in the dugout watching as Toronto’s ...

Plant-based meat sales on the rise

The Associated Press From soy-based sliders to ground lentil sausages, plant-based meat substitutes are surging in popularity. And carnivores — not vegans or vegetarians — are among the biggest consumers. Growing demand for healthier, more sustainable food is one reason people are ...

People with incurable cancers urge more research

The Associated Press ATLANTA — Tom Smith hesitated to buy light bulbs guaranteed for up to 10 years, thinking they’d outlast him. Terry Langbaum debated filling a prescription for a $13,000-a-month drug that keeps cancer from worsening for three months on average and carries six pages of ...

US guided missile destroyer arrives in Pearl Harbor

HONOLULU (AP) — A new guided missile destroyer that is among the U.S. Navy’s newest class of warships has arrived in Pearl Harbor. The USS Zumwalt arrived Tuesday morning after making its first operational trip, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Tuesday. The 610-footlong guided ship ...

Hawaii considers reforming bail system called unfair to poor

The Associated Press HONOLULU — Hawaii would be the latest state to overhaul its bail system to make it fairer for the poor if bills before the state Legislature become law. Lawmakers are considering allowing defendants accused of non-violent offenses to be released on bail without paying ...

Report: Hawaii Kona crab ample enough for increased fishing

KAILUA-KONA (AP) — Hawaii’s Kona crab fishery is healthy enough to expand the catch brought to market, according to an assessment by a federal marine science agency. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration made the 2018 stock assessment of the main Hawaiian Islands Kona crab ...

Pop ejected 63 seconds into Spurs’ lopsided loss to Nuggets

The Associated Press DENVER — The Denver Nuggets ran San Antonio right off the court. Long before, the officials ran Gregg Popovich. Nikola Jokic scored 20 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and dished out nine of Denver’s season-high 41 assists as the Nuggets routed San Antonio 113-85 on ...