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Children arriving on border await fate in courts

By AMY TAXIN The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — The little girl wearing pink party shoes topped with bows smiled from her seat in a Los Angeles immigration courtroom. The 7-year-old is happy now that she is worlds away from the violence in her native El Salvador. Gang gunfire once ...

Burger King says sorry for Russian World Cup ad

MOSCOW (AP) — Burger King has apologized for offering a lifetime supply of Whoppers to Russian women who get pregnant by World Cup players. Critics assailed the offer, announced on Russian social media, as sexist and demeaning. The announcement was removed Tuesday from Burger King’s ...

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Kevin Spacey film to be released in August NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Spacey was erased from “All the Money in the World” and booted from “House of Cards,” but a movie starring the disgraced actor is going forward with a summer release. Vertical Entertainment announced that it will ...

Immigration is serious

By Jonah Goldberg Nearly everyone can agree: The scene at the southern border is a horror. Even those who somehow think that it isn’t a moral horror to see little kids pulled from their parents and put in cages — or, to use the preferred term among White House defenders, ...

Be glad you don’t live in China

By JOHN STOSSEL Upset because Facebook and Google invade your privacy? Be glad you don’t live in China. Facebook and other Western apps are banned there. The government views their openness as a threat. So the Chinese use platforms like WeChat and Alibaba. Now the Chinese government ...

Weapons of mass manipulation

By MICHELLE MALKIN Confirmation bias damages reputations. It ruins credibility. It destroys lives. When researchers ignore contradictory data that undermines their assumptions, junk science prevails. When police conduct investigations with predetermined outcomes, wrongful ...

Doncic to join college stars in draft

By BRIAN MAHONEY The Associated Press NEW YORK — Luka Doncic is about to become an NBA player, though he’s unlike the other top prospects who will be drafted. He’s already a pro. He’s already a champion. And he might just be the most accomplished and intriguing player in this ...

Union blasts concussion management at World Cup

By ROB HARRIS and JOHN LEICESTER The Associated Press MOSCOW — The impact to his head was so violent that Noureddine Amrabat can’t remember the World Cup match at all, even though he was playing in it. “Five, six hours, gone. Totally gone,” the Morocco midfielder said of the ...

World Cup Roundup: Suarez scores to help Uruguay advance at World Cup

ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia (AP) — Luis Suarez put both Uruguay and host Russia into the second round of the World Cup while eliminating Saudi Arabia and Egypt at the same time. Suarez scored the winning goal in his 100th international appearance for Uruguay, knocking in a corner kick from Carlos ...

MLB Roundup: Stanton hits walk-off homer, Yankees rally past Mariners, 7-5

NEW YORK (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton lined a two-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, and the New York Yankees erased a five-run deficit to beat the Seattle Mariners 7-5 on Wednesday night. Gary Sanchez tied the score with a two-run homer in the eighth, and the Yankees ...

College World Series Roundup: Oregon State ousts North Carolina

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Brett Daniels walked in the go-ahead run after Adley Rutschman tied it with a three-run double in the eighth inning, and Oregon State knocked North Carolina out of the College World Series with an 11-6 win Wednesday night. It was a stunning turnabout after the Tar Heels ...

Yankees hit four homers in win over Mariners

By MIKE FITZPATRICK The Associated Press NEW YORK — In their first road test against baseball’s top team, the upstart Seattle Mariners were no match for the Yankees’ pitching and power. Domingo German tossed two-hit ball over a career-high seven innings and Giancarlo Stanton hit one ...

Cavs enter NBA draft unsure of LeBron’s decision

By TOM WITHERS The Associated Press CLEVELAND — LeBron James won’t be picking any players during Thursday’s NBA draft. At least not directly. With the trajectory of their franchise riding on where he decides to play next season and beyond, the Cleveland Cavaliers will enter this ...

Smiling Russians? World Cup hosts defy glum, hostile image

By ANGELA CHARLTON The Associated Press MOSCOW — Chilly, gray, threatening. To many outsiders, that’s the image Russia conveys to the world. But that’s not the Russia World Cup fans are discovering. A Moscow subway security guard gives a visitor a thumbs-up sign. A waitress in ...

World Cup Roundup: Russia on brink of last 16 at World Cup

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Russia scored three goals in a 15-minute span early in the second half to set up a 3-1 win over Egypt on Tuesday, moving the host nation to the brink of the World Cup’s knockout stage. Mohamed Salah won and converted a penalty for a consolation goal on his ...

World Cup: No Russian? No Problem. There’s an app for that

By LUIS ANDRES HENAO The Associated Press SAMARA, Russia — Randall Garcia and his wife were on a bus in the Russian city of Samara when a local resident stared at the couple and pointed his phone at them. The screen read: “Good luck Costa Rica!” Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, or ...

College World Series Roundup: Kowar fans 13 to lift Florida past Texas

OMAHA, Neb. — Jackson Kowar struck out a career-high 13 in 6 2/3 innings, Jonathan India hit a three-run homer and defending national champion Florida eliminated Texas from the College World Series with a 6-1 win on Tuesday. Kowar (10-5) held the Longhorns scoreless on five hits, mixing his ...

MLB Roundup: Rockies snap home skid by beating Mets, 10-8

DENVER (AP) — A show of power helped take the edge off the Colorado Rockies’ recent pitching problems. Nolan Arenado, Trevor Story and Ian Desmond homered in succession during a six-run third inning, German Marquez pitched effectively for six innings and Colorado snapped an eight-game ...

The Fastball Paradox: With velocity up, fastballs on decline

By JAKE SEINER The Associated Press NEW YORK — Over five seasons as ace of the Pittsburgh Pirates, Gerrit Cole threw one of the game’s hardest, heaviest fastballs, and he threw it often. The pitch helped him make millions of dollars. It put him in contention for major awards. Hitters ...

Genuflecting to presidential power

By GEORGE F. WILL Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., wonders: “Is there any doubt that America would view a foreign nation firing missiles at targets on American soil as an act of war?” His question might be pertinent to why the Singapore summit happened, and what, if anything, was changed by it. The ...