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  • Indianapolis 500 finds women drivers in short supply

    7 hours, 7 minutes ago

    (AP) INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Pippa Mann rattled off the list of body parts still aching after a brutal crash at Indianapolis 500 practice. Her right foot, her right ankle. Her ribs. She has more bruises than most fighters do after a ...

  • Islamic State group radio claims Saudi mosque suicide attack

    7 hours, 10 minutes ago

    (AP) CAIRO (AP) — The Islamic State group's radio station has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing Friday on a Shiite mosque in Saudi Arabia, warning that more "black days" loom ahead for Shiites. The attack killed at least 21 people ...

  • UN chief says save migrants, deal with cause of flight

    7 hours, 15 minutes ago

    (AP) YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday urged Southeast Asian nations to deal with the causes behind a growing humanitarian crisis that has forced thousands of Rohingya from Myanmar and Bangladeshi migrants to flee by sea, leaving ...

  • Americans' new defense will be in attack mode when possible

    7 hours, 20 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Meghan Klingenberg figured she could go above and beyond to further build team camaraderie, and it involved a box of beautiful gourmet doughnuts for her teammates before a recent World Cup tuneup. Such gestures mean ...

  • Roadside bomb kills 2, including Afghan district chief

    7 hours, 24 minutes ago

    (AP) KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says a roadside bomb has killed that two people, including a district administrative chief, in the country's south. Dost Mohammad Nayab, spokesman for the provincial governor of Uruzgan province, said Saturday that Mohammad ...

  • Even before Indy 500 begins, prep under way for next year

    7 hours, 35 minutes ago

    (AP) INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — As much as the Indianapolis 500 strives to move forward, to go faster and push the limits just a little bit further, the Memorial Day weekend race remains steeped in its traditions. The bottle of milk. The ...

  • Nevada Senate OKs ban on sexual conversion therapy for youth

    7 hours, 35 minutes ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada Senate has approved a bill that would ban therapies aimed at turning gay young people straight. Lawmakers voted 14-5 on Friday to approve SB353. The bill now heads to the Assembly The measure ...

  • At 42, Bartolo Colon shines with guile and precision pitches

    7 hours, 43 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Bartolo Colon settled in a chair and threw a rubber ball against his black glove. He repeated the motion several times, then leaned back and threw the ball in the air, mimicking a fielding drill. That ...

  • Goldschmidt's clutch HR, Ahmed's hit gives Arizona win

    7 hours, 44 minutes ago

    (AP) PHOENIX (AP) — Paul Goldschmidt tied it with a two-out, two-run homer in the 10th inning and Nick Ahmed singled home the winning run in the 13th to give the Arizona Diamondbacks a 5-4 victory over the Chicago Cubs on ...

  • Diamondbacks 5, Cubs 4, 13 innings,

    7 hours, 52 minutes ago

    (AP) Chicago Arizona ab r h bi ab r h bi Fowler cf 5 2 1 1 Inciart lf-rf 5 0 0 0 Bryant 3b 6 1 1 1 Pollock cf 6 2 4 0 Rizzo 1b 5 0 1 0 ...

  • Gordon not ready for sentimentality at Coca-Cola 600

    7 hours, 54 minutes ago

    (AP) CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Sentimentality can wait. Jeff Gordon is not ready to focus on life after racing as his farewell tour arrives at the longest event on the NASCAR schedule. Gordon, in what's become a weekly line of questioning, ...

  • Cuban star Tomas adjusts to life in the major leagues

    7 hours, 59 minutes ago

    (AP) PHOENIX (AP) — Things are lining up nicely in Yasmany Tomas' world. The native of Cuba and first-year Arizona Diamondback is uplifting his teammates with his hitting. His defensive play at a new position for him, third base, continues to ...

  • Japan pledges climate change aid to Pacific island nations

    8 hours ago

    (AP) TOKYO (AP) — Japan is giving 55 billion yen ($450 million) in climate change and disaster aid to Pacific island nations, an effort to beef up its profile in the region. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made the pledge at ...

  • AP Interview: Leader says Mideast pays price for gender gap

    8 hours, 1 minute ago

    (AP) SOUTHERN SHUNEH, Jordan (AP) — Bring more Arab women into the workforce, invest in "bite-sized" infrastructure projects and get the private sector more involved in training young job seekers — these are the prescriptions of a leading Gulf entrepreneur for ...

  • Syrians try to build case against Assad in chlorine attacks

    8 hours, 3 minutes ago

    (AP) BEIRUT (AP) — With only a cloth mask for protection, Firas Kayali rushed to try to rescue the residents of a house in a village in rebel-held northern Syria after a barrel bomb, suspected to be filled with chlorine gas, ...

  • Nevada lawmakers approve powdered alcohol ban

    8 hours, 4 minutes ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada lawmakers have approved a bill that would ban powdered alcohol in the state. Assembly members voted to approve SB464 on a 34-8 vote on Friday. The measure passed unanimously out of the Senate earlier ...

  • Thai year-old coup imposes superficial calm but little else

    8 hours, 5 minutes ago

    (AP) BANGKOK (AP) — Shortly after seizing power in a coup that followed months of debilitating street protests, Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha vowed to end Thailand's decade of political upheaval once and for all. In his words, "to bring everything out in ...

  • Assembly OKs PERS cost-cutting bill backed by some unions

    8 hours, 18 minutes ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada Assembly has passed a bill aimed at saving the state's Public Employees Retirement System $1 billion every 10 years. Assembly members voted 41-1 on Friday to pass SB406, which is sponsored by Republican ...

  • Congress passes 2-month highway, transit aid extension

    8 hours, 18 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress has cleared a bill to keep highway and transit aid flowing to states for another two months and prevent shutdown of summer construction projects under a bill. The Senate on Saturday approved the bill by a ...

  • Belt's HR helps Giants beat Rockies, 11-8.

    8 hours, 31 minutes ago

    (AP) DENVER (AP) — Brandon Belt homered into the third deck, Ryan Vogelsong threw six scoreless innings and also doubled and the San Francisco Giants held on to beat the Colorado Rockies 11-8 on Friday night. Buster Posey singled and doubled ...

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