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US women’s team boldly embraces activist role

The Associated Press NEW YORK — Setting itself apart from other great American sports teams, the U.S. women’s soccer team is embracing a front-line role in social justice causes even as it savors a fourth world championship. The players are now world leaders in the push for gender ...

Mets’ Alonso outlasts Vlad Jr. to win HR Derby

The Associated Press CLEVELAND — Mets rookie Pete Alonso has a million-dollar swing. New York’s newest slugger outlasted a worn-down Vladimir Guerrero Jr. in the final round of the All-Star Home Run Derby on Monday night to win $1 million — nearly double his 2019 salary. Alonso ...

Poll: 1 in 4 don’t plan to retire

The Associated Press CHICAGO — Nearly one-quarter of Americans say they never plan to retire, according to a poll that suggests a disconnection between individuals’ retirement plans and the realities of aging in the workforce. Experts say illness, injury, layoffs and caregiving ...

Quakes pressure Californians to prep for ‘Big One’

The Associated Press RIDGECREST, Calif. — Shaken residents were cleaning up Sunday from two of the biggest earthquakes to rattle California in decades as scientists warn that both should serve as a wake-up call to be ready when the long-dreaded “Big One” strikes. California is ...

US wins 4th World Cup title, beats Dutch 2-0

The Associated Press LYON, France — Megan Rapinoe stood on the field, arms outstretched, striking her now trademark victory pose symbolizing the confidence of a U.S. team that celebrated and savored each triumph at the Women’s World Cup. Rapinoe won the Golden Ball as top player and the ...

US men lose Gold Cup final to Mexico

The Associated Press CHICAGO — The U.S. men’s soccer players showed how far, far behind they are the women. Hours after the American women won their fourth World Cup, the men were outplayed by Mexico in the CONCACAF Gold Cup final. Jonathan Dos Santos scored in the 73rd minute to give ...

$wing away: All-Star Home Run Derby offers $1 million prize

The Associated Press CLEVELAND — Jim Thome holds the record for the longest home run in Progressive Field history, a 511-foot shot against Kansas City in 1999. Two years earlier, the Hall of Fame slugger recorded a more dubious mark during the All-Star Home Run Derby. “I didn’t hit ...

7.1 magnitude quake in Southern California causes damage, injuries

LOS ANGELES — A quake with a magnitude of 7.1 jolted much of California, cracked buildings, set fires, broke roads and caused several injuries while seismologists warned that large aftershocks were expected to continue. The quake — preceded by Thursday’s 6.4 magnitude temblor in the ...

US to pursue citizenship question on census

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department said Friday it will press its search for legal grounds to force the inclusion of a citizenship question on the 2020 Census, hours after President Donald Trump said he is “very seriously” considering an executive order to get the question on the ...

Unintended consequence of the summer of 2019

At least three score years ago, my savvy precinct committeewoman impressed upon me an immutable political truth: Every election is not about the candidate(s); no, every election is about the voters . . . and about the future. I’m relieved that my precinct committeewoman was not around to ...

Source: Clippers trading for George, signing Leonard

LAS VEGAS — A person familiar with the negotiations says the Los Angeles Clippers will be landing Kawhi Leonard as a free agent after they acquire Paul George from the Oklahoma City Thunder in a massive trade for players and draft picks. George will be traded for at least four first-round ...

Southern California rattled by magnitude 6.4 quake

The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — The strongest earthquake in 20 years shook a large swath of Southern California and parts of Nevada on the July Fourth holiday, rattling nerves and causing injuries and damage in a town near the epicenter, followed by a swarm of ongoing aftershocks. The ...

Trump asks Americans to ‘stay true to our cause’

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump celebrated “the greatest political journey in human history” in a Fourth of July commemoration before a soggy but cheering crowd of spectators, many of them invited, on the grounds of the Lincoln Memorial. Supporters welcomed his ...

State/In Brief

The Associated Press Businesses receive false shooter alert HONOLULU — A shopping center in a Hawaii tourist mecca sent a false alert to merchants informing them of an active shooter. International Market Place in Waikiki says in a statement the message was inadvertently sent Wednesday ...

Lloyd: 2019 US team not continuation of 2015

The Associated Press LYON, France — Carli Lloyd says the success the United States is having at the Women’s World Cup in France isn’t an extension of the 2015 title run. The so-called 2019ers are their own team. “We don’t really bring up the 2015 World Cup that much because it’s ...

Typewriter renaissance among young people

The Associated Press For most of us, the clickety clack of a manual typewriter — or the gentler tapping of the IBM Selectric — are but memories, or something seen only in movies. But at the few remaining typewriter repair shops in the country, business is booming as a younger generation ...

Tanks on display for Trump’s Fourth of July

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — A reality TV host at heart, President Donald Trump is promising the “show of a lifetime” for the hundreds of thousands of revelers who flock to the National Mall every year on the Fourth of July. The tanks are in place for the display of military muscle ...

Inmate shooting case referred

HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu prosecutors are asking the state attorney general’s office to review the fatal shooting of an inmate by a guard. The state Department of Public Safety said at the time that Maurice Arrisgado was attempting to run from the Oahu Community Correctional Center in ...

Lemur is born

HONOLULU (AP) — The Honolulu Zoo has announced the birth of an endangered ring-tailed lemur. Hawaii News Now reported Wednesday that the lemur was born June 10 to a 4-year-old mother and 3-year-old father. Officials at the Oahu zoo say the lemurs arrived separately in fall 2018 with hopes ...

Pulisic leads US to win over Jamaica

The Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Christian Pulisic ensured the CONCACAF Gold Cup final will have the marquee matchup it lacked since 2011: United States vs. Mexico. Pulisic had two goals in the second half and Weston McKennie scored for a second straight game, leading the U.S. over ...