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Stunning victory for Woods at Masters

By DOUG FERGUSON The Associated Press AUGUSTA, Ga. — Tiger Woods blazing to victory in his Sunday red at the Masters, a scene once so familiar, was never more stunning. It was only two years ago at Augusta National that Woods needed a nerve block just to hobble upstairs to the Champions ...

NHL Roundup: Islanders top Penguins to take 3-0 series lead

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The New York Islanders don’t play a particularly sexy brand of hockey. They forecheck. They backcheck. They block shots and take few risks, more focused on fundamentals than flash. It’s a style designed to frustrate opponents regardless of pedigree, one that has them ...

NBA Roundup: Antetokounmpo, Bucks pound Pistons 121-86 in playoff opener

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 24 points and 17 rebounds in just 24 minutes, and the top-seeded Milwaukee Bucks showed they were serious about making a playoff run with a 121-86 rout of the Detroit Pistons in Game 1 on Sunday night. The MVP candidate ran and dunked all over the ...

Border Chaos

By CEDAR ATTANASIO The Associated Press CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico — To deal with a surge of migrating Central American families, the Trump administration has reassigned so many inspectors from U.S.-Mexico border crossings that truckers are waiting in line for hours and sometimes days to get ...

How big should a clam get? Maine eyes new harvest rules

By PATRICK WHITTLE The Associated Press PORTLAND, Maine — The nation’s clam haul is steadily dwindling, and a push to try to save it in the state with the largest industry is dividing harvesters, conservationists and scientists who question whether proposed new measures will ...

Insulin too pricey? Options to cut costs

TRENTON, N.J. — The skyrocketing price of insulin has some diabetics scrambling to cover the cost of the life-saving medication. Others are skipping doses or using smaller amounts than needed, and sometimes landing in the emergency room, patients and advocates told Congress ...

Beyond paper straws: More hacks for reducing plastic

By KATHERINE ROTH The Associated Press To help the environment by cutting down on non-compostable plastics, many people have begun saying no to plastic straws and are bringing reusable bags to the grocery store instead of accepting new plastic ones. But many more small steps like those can ...

Millennial Money: Capture savings on professional photos

There’s almost always a reason for photographs — an engagement, wedding, graduation, pregnancy, you name it. For many of these occasions, you’ll want a professional on hand who can do more than add a fancy filter to an ordinary snapshot. But hiring a photographer to capture life’s ...

Facebook, Google face widening crackdown over content

By DANICA KIRKA and KELVIN CHAN The Associated Press LONDON — Tech giants like Facebook and Google came under increasing pressure in Europe on Monday when countries proposed stricter rules to force them to block extreme material such as terrorist propaganda and child porn. Britain ...

Uneasy about the economy, some businesses hold off on hiring

NEW YORK — Samantha Martin does most of the annual hiring for her public relations firm in the first quarter. But not this year — clients worried about a slowing economy are cutting their budgets, and Martin has in turn scaled back her own plans. “Our clients are having trouble getting ...

Real or artificial? Tech titans declare AI ethics concerns

By MATT O’BRIEN and RACHEL LERMAN The Associated Press The biggest tech companies want you to know that they’re taking special care to ensure that their use of artificial intelligence to sift through mountains of data, analyze faces or build virtual assistants doesn’t spill over ...

Ghost of Toys R Us still haunts toy makers year after company closes

By ANNE D’INNOCENZIO The Associated Press NEW YORK — Just last year, a kid in the market for an Uncle Milton ant farm could choose from a half dozen versions, including glow-in-the dark or an ant village. Now there are only three. Last year, there were 60 kinds of K’Nex construction ...

And now their watch is ending

LOS ANGELES — Living in Westeros can really change a person. Those who survived the first seven seasons of “Game of Thrones” have seen their parents, children and even pets stabbed, disemboweled and beheaded. They’ve been burned and frozen. They’ve lost essential body parts. Some have ...

Honey is the glue that keeps these crunchy granola bars together

Great granola bars put the flavor of the oats at the forefront while supporting players back them up with a mellow sweetness. We found that toasting the oats with a little oil and salt before mixing them with the other ingredients really deepened their flavor. Honey provided plenty of ...

The choice: Eat or run 26.2?

WILBRAHAM, Mass.(BUSINESS WIRE) — To eat or run? That is the question, as Friendly’s debuts a medal-worthy, 26.2 oz sundae in celebration of the Patriots’ Day holiday and Boston marathon tradition on Monday. Available for one day only, the over-the-top sundae will test the stamina of ...

Creating an eco-friendly nursery, from paint to fabrics

When interior designer Jenny Dina Kirschner was designing a bedroom for her first baby, she wanted to create the healthiest possible space — for her baby and for the environment. She began by choosing healthier paints, natural-fiber rugs and organic fabrics. “Babies put everything in ...

For plenty of delicious fruit, be sure to prune the fruit trees

If there’s one group of plants that cries out for regular and careful pruning, it’s fruit trees. Taste the sweetness of a perfectly ripe pear: That sweetness represents energy, and that energy comes from sunlight. With proper pruning, all the limbs of a fruit tree bask in ...

Tulip farm in Waxahachie, Texas welcomes special-needs workers

WAXAHACHIE, Texas — A field in Waxahachie has become home this spring to over a million tulips, tended by budding gardeners who just happen to have intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Dallas Morning News reports each day, Michael Poston and Riley Niesen, both 23, work at Poston ...

Man vows to put racy Easter display back up

CLIFTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey dentist who created a racy Easter display is vowing to put it back up after a female neighbor used gardening shears to damage it. The display at a dental office in Clifton, New Jersey, featured five mannequins dressed in lingerie, fishnet stockings and ...

Splash into spring

WILMINGTON — The Whiteface Mountain Ski Center hosted its annual International Pond Skimming Contest on April 6, and despite the lack of sunny blue skies, a field of nearly 100 participants showed up to entertain the large crowd of spectators that gathered at the base of the slopes for the ...