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Warriors quiet Rockets 115-109, take 2-0 lead

The Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. — Kevin Durant and the Golden State Warriors brought it on both ends, kept their mouths shut and handled business at home against James Harden and the Rockets. Now, the two-time defending champions are headed to Houston with a 2-0 lead in the Western ...

Sabathia notches 3,000th K in Yankees’ loss to Diamondbacks

The Associated Press PHOENIX — CC Sabathia struck out a former teammate for No. 3,000 of his career, celebrated with the rest of the New York Yankees on the field and tipped his cap to the appreciative Arizona crowd. As the big left-hander walked toward the batter’s box, he looked up to ...

3 dead after tour helicopter crashes in an Oahu suburb

The Associated Press HONOLULU — Fire and helicopter parts rained from the sky Monday in a suburban Honolulu community as a tour helicopter crashed and killed all three people aboard, officials and witnesses said. “All you could see was fire,” witness Melissa Solomon said, explaining ...

Experts: Missing pins possibly caused Seattle crane collapse

The Associated Press SEATTLE — It appears workers who were disassembling a construction crane had prematurely removed pins securing the sections of the crane’s mast to each other, and that could explain why it toppled Saturday, killing four people, experts said. Crane accident ...

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The Associated Press 1-year probation for Honolulu sergeant . HONOLULU — A Honolulu police sergeant says he was trying to help a childhood friend when he gave her information from a confidential database. Sgt. Daniel Sellers was sentenced to a year of probation Monday for disclosing ...

Jokic leads Nuggets past Blazers

The Associated Press DENVER — The Denver Nuggets avoided both an emotional letdown and another Damian Lillard masterpiece. Forty-eight hours after dispatching the Spurs in their first Game 7 triumph in 41 years, the Nuggets rode a 37-point performance from Nikola Jokic to a 121-113 win ...

Longoria’s three-run double rallies Giants past Dodgers

The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — Evan Longoria’s most significant hit with the Giants was more than a year in the making. Given the situation, the timing couldn’t have been much better. Longoria hit a three-run double in the seventh inning to rally San Francisco past Los Angeles ...

Immigrant-heavy GOP states OK with the census citizen question

The Associated Press PHOENIX — It’s not just Democratic-leaning states at risk of losing federal money and clout in Congress if the Supreme Court says the upcoming census can include a citizenship question. Fast-growing Arizona, Florida and Texas all have large groups of immigrants, ...

Unraveling the mystery of whether cows fart

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Let’s clear the air about cow farts. In the climate change debate, some policymakers seem to be bovine flatulence deniers. This became apparent in the fuss over the Green New Deal put forward by some liberal Democrats. More precisely, the fuss over an ...

Tests show high levels of coral-harming chemical

KAILUA-KONA (AP) — Officials have found high levels of a chemical commonly used in sunscreen that is believed to harm coral reefs in bay waters off Hawaii’s Big Island. The Kahaluu Bay Education Center commissioned the testing for oxybenzone at five sites in the bay on the island’s west ...

Warriors rally past Rockets in Game 1

The Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. — Steve Kerr saw his share of spectacular postseason performances playing alongside one of the greatest ever. “There was this guy named Michael, I can’t remember his last name,” the Golden State coach cracked in reference to former Bulls teammate ...

Celtics top Bucks 112-90 in opener

The Associated Press MILWAUKEE — Al Horford stood his ground as Giannis Antetokounmpo charged his way. Antetokounmpo, the Milwaukee Bucks’ MVP candidate, desperately wanted to provide a spark and cut into a second-half lead against Horford’s Boston Celtics in the opener of a ...

Adams’ 11th-inning homer gives Nats win over Padres

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Nationals need major improvement from their woeful bullpen if they want to contend in the NL East. Sunday’s performance could be the start of a turnaround. Five Washington relievers combined for eight scoreless innings, and Matt Adams homered leading off the 11th ...

Shooting kills college football player, injures Giants’ draftee

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Washburn University’s joy over one of its own going to the pros quickly shifted to grief this weekend after a shooting killed a current Washburn football player and wounded the former member of the team who was drafted by the New York Giants just hours earlier. Police ...

Leaders struggle to make sense of fatal attack on synagogue

POWAY, Calif. — The rabbi who led a service on the last day of Passover suffered a gunshot wound to his hands and two others endured shrapnel wounds as political, civic and religious leaders across the country struggled to make sense of another fatal attack on a house of worship six months ...

Trump executive privilege fight likely to be messy

WASHINGTON — Since George Washington’s time, presidents have used executive privilege to resist congressional inquiries in the name of protecting the confidentiality of their decision-making. President Donald Trump threatened this past week to broadly assert executive privilege to block ...

Outlook for economy and stock market brightens

WASHINGTON — The worries that hung ominously over the U.S. economy early this year appear to have lifted. And that sunnier picture has helped bolster confidence in the stock market — driving the benchmark S&P 500 index to another record high Friday. The latest dose of encouragement ...

Mozambique hit by new cyclone; at least 3 dead

JOHANNESBURG — The second powerful cyclone to rip into Mozambique in just six weeks stunned residents Friday in a region where such storms had not been recorded in the modern era. Three deaths were reported from Cyclone Kenneth and the U.N. warned of “massive flooding” ahead. Kenneth ...

Durant, Warriors close out Clippers in six games

LOS ANGELES — Kevin Durant is setting the tone for the Golden State Warriors. Get him the ball and watch him work. Durant scored 38 of his playoff career-high 50 points in the first half, Draymond Green had a triple-double, and Golden State dominated in closing out the Los Angeles Clippers ...

UN climate chief warns of need to speed up action plan

The Associated Press UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. climate chief says world leaders must recognize there is no option except to speed-up and scale-up action to tackle global warming, warning that continuing on the current path will lead to “a catastrophe.” Patricia Espinosa stressed in ...