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‘Slain’ Russian journalist turns up alive and well

The Associated Press KIEV, Ukraine — To the gasps, whoops and applause of stunned colleagues, Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko walked into a news conference Wednesday, less than a day after police in the Ukrainian capital said he had been assassinated. Authorities said his death had ...

Gender-bending, time-traveling pronouns have history

The Associated Press NEW YORK — On college campuses and in workplaces, across social media and in deference to nonbinary people, gender-neutral pronouns are more than just a new wave of political correctness. They’re the focus of debate that stretches back hundreds of years. Early ...

Colleges are not responsible for your child’s well-being

Across the nation, parents are in the process of either welcoming their college kids home for the summer or making preparations to send them off to college in the fall. Some will be letting go of their children for the first time, excited and anxious about the next chapter of life. Let this be ...

Judge considers special fraud investigator in NFL concussion case

PHILADELPHIA (AP)— Lawyers for the NFL urged a federal judge Wednesday to appoint a special investigator to look into what the league said is extensive fraud in claims on the $1 billion concussion settlement. NFL attorneys said a study by the independent auditors in the claims process ...

Stephens cruises to easy wins at French Open

The Associated Press PARIS — Sloane Stephens has dropped only six games in her first two matches at the French Open. Those victories have impressed former U.S. Davis Cup captain Patrick McEnroe, who now believes the reigning U.S. Open champion can claim a second Grand Slam title at Roland ...

Capitals get even with Vegas

The Associated Press LAS VEGAS — Alex Ovechkin, Braden Holtby and the Washington Capitals stayed cool in the 100-degree Vegas heat and evened the Stanley Cup Final. Holtby made 37 saves, Ovechkin scored a power-play goal and Lars Eller added a goal and two assists in the Capitals’ 3-2 ...

76ers’ exec Colangelo accused of trashing others annoymously on Twitter

The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia 76ers are investigating whether team president Bryan Colangelo used a variety of Twitter accounts to anonymously trash some of his own players and fellow executives and defend himself against criticism from fans and the sports ...

False accusations about immigration fly between opponents

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump and Democratic critics traded outraged, sometimes plainly false accusations about immigration as the debate over “lost” children and the practice of separating families caught crossing the border illegally reached a new boiling ...

Yankees win in thriller

The Associated Press NEW YORK — Gleyber Torres made a throwing error after gloving a grounder on the very first pitch of the game. The second baseman let a two-hopper kick off the heel of his glove in the seventh for the fourth of the Yankees’ five errors. He came to the plate after in ...

Serena wins in Grand Slam return

The Associated Press PARIS — For all that has changed in the 16 months since Serena Williams last played in a Grand Slam tournament — she is now married and a mother — so much was familiar about her at the French Open on Tuesday. The fashion statement, this time in the form of a black ...

Reaves gives boost to Vegas’ 4th line

The Associated Press LAS VEGAS — After his first two games with the Vegas Golden Knights in late February, there weren’t many fans who were happy with Ryan Reaves. He arrived from Pittsburgh and immediately made his presence known with six penalty minutes in a home-and-home series ...

U.S. team in N. Korea raises expectations of a Trump-Kim summit

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — U.S. officials worked with North Korea over the weekend on plans for the on-off-on meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, as Trump signaled increasing optimism for the sit-down. Trump tweeted Sunday that a U.S. team ...

Shortage of taro crop expected after rains swamp farms

The Associated Press HONOLULU — Farmers on the island of Kauai say their state should brace for a shortage of its taro crop, a staple of the traditional Hawaiian diet, after record-breaking rains flooded their fields. The deluge hit the north shore community of Hanalei particularly hard. ...

Vegas takes the opening game of Stanley Cup final with 6-4 victory

The Associated Press LAS VEGAS — The Vegas Golden Knights’ incredible inaugural season isn’t slowing down in the Stanley Cup Final. Tomas Nosek scored the tiebreaking goal midway through the third period, and the expansion Golden Knights opened an improbable Final with a thrilling 6-4 ...

Warriors beat Rockets to advance

The Associated Press HOUSTON — Stephen Curry and Golden State turned all those Houston bricks into a road back to the NBA Finals. Needing not only all their firepower but also 27 straight misses by the Rockets during an epic cold streak from 3-point range, the Warriors rallied to keep ...

USA’s youth on display during 3-0 win

The Associated Press CHESTER, Pa. — Josh Sargent became the fourth-youngest American to score, making an audacious interception of a goalkeeper's pass over his head to put the ball into the net in his international debut at just 18 years, 102 days. Tim Weah, two days younger than Sargent, ...

The art of 2 deals

Last week I was buying some used furniture for our new house. ME Your prices are $175, $125 and $100. I make that $400. Will you take $350? YOUNG MAN: I'll get my mother. She's the expert with the credit card. You said $300? ME: Sure. WBD and Kim Jung Un also were negotiating. WBD: I ...

Cavaliers back in finals

BOSTON — With another Game 7 victory at stake, LeBron James would not sit out. He would not say goodbye to Cleveland again — not yet, anyway. And he would not be denied an eighth straight trip to the NBA Finals. The four-time league MVP scored 35 points with 15 rebounds and nine ...

French Open: Venus loses on first day

PARIS — A year after stunning the tennis world by winning the French Open for her initial tour-level title, Jelena Ostapenko is again in rare company: a first-round loser as the defending champion at a Grand Slam tournament. Something even more unusual happened at Roland Garros, too: Venus ...

Power takes checkered flag at Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS — Will Power hated racing on ovals. He wasn't a fan of Indianapolis Motor Speedway and figured he would never win the Indianapolis 500. That kind of attitude doesn't fly when you drive for Roger Penske. Power had to change his thinking and his performance on oval tracks. He ...