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Trump’s Mexico deal: a political win, even if it falls short

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s deal to avert his threatened tariffs on Mexico includes few new solutions to swiftly stem the surge of Central American migrants flowing over America’s southern border. But it delivers enough for Trump to claim a political win. The decision — ...

Leonard has Raptors on cusp of championship

OAKLAND, Calif. — There was a moment, not long before the postseason started, when Toronto coach Nick Nurse learned all that he really needed to know about Kawhi Leonard and what makes the man of few words tick. The conversation was about the 82-game regular season. Leonard shrugged and ...

Barty wins French Open for first major title

PARIS — Ash Barty knew she needed a break from tennis, from the pressure and expectations, from the week-in, week-out grind. So she stepped away in 2014 and wound up trying her hand at cricket, joining a professional team at home in Australia. After almost two years away, Barty was pulled ...

US and Mexico reach agreement to avert Trump’s tariff threat

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump announced late Friday that he had suspended plans to impose tariffs on Mexico, tweeting that the country “has agreed to take strong measures” to stem the flow of Central American migrants into the United States. But the deal the sides agreed to falls ...

Long-distance trip: NASA opening space station to intrepid visitors

NEW YORK — You’ve heard about the International Space Station for years. Want to visit? NASA announced Friday that the orbiting outpost is now open for business to private citizens, with the first visit expected to be as early as next year. There is a catch, though: You’ll need to ...

Leonard, Raptors move within win of first championship

OAKLAND, Calif. — Kawhi Leonard’s hot hand is sending the Raptors home to Toronto on the cusp of a startling upset for Canada. Leonard outdueled the Splash Brothers for 36 points and 12 rebounds, and the Raptors moved within a victory of the franchise’s first championship by winning a ...

Giants beat Kershaw, Dodgers to end five-game home slide

SAN FRANCISCO — The San Francisco Giants are feeding off one of the best rivalries in baseball. Kevin Pillar hit an RBI single in a two-run sixth inning and San Francisco dealt Los Angeles ace Clayton Kershaw his first loss of the season as the Giants snapped a five-game home losing streak ...

Nadal dispatches Federer in straight sets to make 12th French Open final

PARIS — It’s rough enough for Roger Federer — well, let’s be honest, anyone holding a tennis racket — to try to deal with Rafael Nadal’s unflinching excellence on the French Open’s red clay. Mix in a wild wind, and Federer, so great for so long, against anyone else and anywhere ...

D-Day at 75: Nations honor aging veterans and their fallen comrades

OMAHA BEACH, France — Standing on the windswept beaches and bluffs of Normandy, a dwindling number of aging veterans of history’s greatest air and sea invasion received the thanks and praise of a world transformed by their sacrifice. The mission now, they said, was to honor the dead and ...

Hawaii utility company applies for geothermal well permits

HILO (AP) — Applications for two new geothermal wells at the site of a power plant that was put out of operation by the Kilauea eruption are under review, officials said. The state Department of Land and Natural Resources is considering the applications submitted by Puna Geothermal Venture, ...

Warriors to get Thompson back for Game 4

OAKLAND, Calif. — Everyone knows about Klay Thompson’s ability to get dangerously hot in a hurry on offense. His stingy defense might just be the thing that matters most when he returns for the Golden State Warriors in Game 4 of the NBA Finals today with his team trailing Toronto ...

Warriors’ investor banned one year for shoving Lowry

OAKLAND, Calif. — Toronto guard Kyle Lowry wanted the Golden State Warriors’ executive who shoved him during an NBA Finals game ousted from the league. The NBA decided a one-year ban and $500,000 fine is enough for now. Mark Stevens, a Warriors’ investor and a member of the team’s ...

Binnington puts Blues on brink of first Stanley Cup

BOSTON — From last place in the league to the brink of their first Stanley Cup championship, the St. Louis Blues need one more win to complete their improbable journey. They have a young goaltender leading the way. Jordan Binnington stopped 38 shots, and the Blues withstood the emotional ...

US teen Anisimova upsets Halep to make French Open semifinals

PARIS — Amanda Anisimova smacked one last backhand winner to complete her upset of defending champion Simona Halep in the French Open quarterfinals, flung her racket and covered her mouth with both hands. Eyes wide, Anisimova then spread her arms with palms up and said, “What?!” In a ...

Queen honors D-Day veterans

PORTSMOUTH, England — Queen Elizabeth II and world leaders including U.S. President Donald Trump gathered Wednesday on the south coast of England to honor the troops who risked and sacrificed their lives 75 years ago on D-Day, a bloody but ultimately triumphant turning point in World War ...

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 ...