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French Open ’19: Federer, Nadal, Djokovic still rule tennis

The Big 3 are still very much around. They’re still leading the rankings, still collecting the biggest trophies. And they’re still the dominant figures in men’s tennis, responsible for the main storylines when the French Open starts today. Roger Federer returns to Roland Garros for the ...

Judge blocks sections of Trump’s wall

SAN FRANCISCO — A federal judge on Friday blocked President Donald Trump from building key sections of his border wall with money secured under his declaration of a national emergency, delivering what may prove a temporary setback on one of his highest priorities. U.S. District Judge ...

Trump’s orders to AG on Russia probe worry critics

WASHINGTON — Intelligence professionals warned Friday that President Donald Trump’s decision to give his loyal attorney general carte blanche to disclose still-secret material from the Russia investigation will let William Barr cherry-pick intelligence to paint a misleading picture about ...

Stakes are high as Bucks, Raptors meet in Game 6

TORONTO — There’s no escaping the reality of what’s at stake when the Toronto Raptors host the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals this afternoon. The surging Raptors have won three straight, putting them on the brink of the first NBA Finals berth in team ...

Marisnick’s bat, glove help Astros top Sale, Red Sox 4-3

HOUSTON — Thrust into an everyday role because of injuries, Jake Marisnick is making the most of his opportunity with the Houston Astros. Marisnick homered early off Chris Sale, then made two dazzling defensive plays in center field to help the Astros beat the mistake-prone Boston Red Sox ...

Staying sharp: Sack artist Donald fueled by Rams’ Super Bowl loss

To stay a cut above the competition, Aaron Donald again trained this offseason by dodging knives. Fake blades, of course. But the results from the reaction exercises have certainly been real. The two-time reigning AP defensive player of the year for the Los Angeles Rams is always searching ...

McCutchen, Hoskins lead Phillies past Brewers 6-4

MILWAUKEE — The Philadelphia Phillies needed a big performance from their bullpen after Jerad Eickhoff struggled. Vince Velasquez and company delivered. Five relievers combined for six scoreless innings and Andrew McCutchen hit a tiebreaking double to help Philadelphia beat the Milwaukee ...

US charges Wikileaks founder with publishing classified information

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — In a case with significant First Amendment implications, the U.S. filed new charges Thursday against Wiki-Leaks founder Julian Assange, accusing him of violating the Espionage Act by publishing secret documents containing the names of confidential military ...

Prosecutor: Greed fueled Hawaii power couple’s schemes

The Associated Press HONOLULU — A special federal prosecutor spent an hour taking jurors through what has been called the biggest corruption case to rock Hawaii, showing how a high-ranking law enforcement power couple schemed to silence relatives who threatened to expose the financial fraud ...

Raptors hold off Bucks, head home with 3-2 lead

The Associated Press MILWAUKEE — Kawhi Leonard arrived in Toronto thinking he could pick up another championship to go with the one he already has. One more victory and he’ll play for another ring. And dominant performances like he put up Thursday are a big reason why. Leonard scored ...

Twins tie team record with eight homers in 16-7 rout of Angels

The Associated Press ANAHEIM, Calif. — C.J. Cron believed in spring training that the Minnesota Twins were going to have a good offense this season. Their hitting hasn’t just been good, it has been powerful. The Twins tied a franchise record with eight home runs and beat the Los Angeles ...

Prosecutor: Hawaii law enforcement power couple abused posts

The Associated Press HONOLULU — A former Honolulu police chief, his ex-prosecutor wife and current and former police officers abused their positions by “planning and scheming” to frame her uncle for a crime he did not commit, a federal prosecutor said Wednesday in a trial for what has ...

Sea dragons captivate visitors at California aquarium

The Associated Press LA JOLLA, Calif. — At first glance, it looks like a branch of kelp, but then an eye moves among its leafy appendages, and ridges of tiny, translucent fins start to flutter, sending the creature gliding through the water like something from a fairy tale. A Southern ...

Hawaii county officials close bay to assist coral spawning

KAILUA-KONA (AP) — A Hawaii county has closed a bay to prevent disruption of coral spawning that scientists predicted would occur over two days, officials said. Hawaii County officials closed Kahaluu Bay to allow the spawning event on Monday through Tuesday on the Big Island, West Hawaii ...

Attempt to breed Hawaiian crows at nature reserve fails

HILO, Hawaii (AP) — The first breeding attempt by a pair of Hawaiian crows in the wild in nearly 20 years appears to have failed, officials said. Officials at the Puu Makaala Natural Area Reserve did not find offspring at a nest the birds built, The Hawaii Tribune-Herald reported ...

Officials at tsunami center say fake alert circulated

HONOLULU (AP) — Officials at a tsunami monitoring center in Hawaii say a fake threat was circulated about an earthquake in Japan and subsequent tidal wave. News outlets reported Tuesday that the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center on Oahu said there is no tsunami threat in the Pacific after a ...

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 ...