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Police: 4 shot, 3 arrested at Raptors rally in Toronto

TORONTO (AP) — Gunfire broke out and a stampede ensued as fans celebrated at a rally Monday for the NBA champion Raptors, leaving four people shot and thousands fleeing less than a block from where the players and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sat on stage. Three people were ...

U.S. plays Guyana in Gold Cup match today

By DAVE CAMPBELL The Associated Press BLAINE, Minn. — The overarching goal for the fledgling U.S. men’s soccer team, as frequently stated by new coach Gregg Berhalter, has been to improve the perception of this sputtering program within the cutthroat hierarchy of global soccer. Though ...

Brazil not eager to advance by settling for a draw

By JENNA FRYER The Associated Press PARIS — A draw is all it would take for Brazil to advance in the Women’s World Cup. Brazilian star Marta has zero desire to play 90 minutes aiming only to tie Italy in the Group C match today at Stade du Hainaut in Valenciennes. “To play for a ...

Pelicans primed to draft Zion Williamson

By BRETT MARTEL The Associated Press NEW ORLEANS — Now that six-time All-Star Anthony Davis’ trade request has been honored, it’s time for the New Orleans Pelicans to start a new era by drafting the next face of the franchise. Duke star Zion Williamson is widely seen as the top pro ...

QB McCown retires after 16 NFL seasons

NEW YORK (AP) — Quarterback Josh McCown has announced he is retiring from playing football after an NFL career that spanned 16 NFL seasons and included stints with 10 teams. McCown, who turns 40 on July 4, writes in a piece for The Players’ Tribune on Monday that he will be helping ...

Yankees beat Rays 3-0, Encarnacion hitless in New York debut

By The Associated Press NEW YORK — Masahiro Tanaka pitched a two-hitter with 10 strikeouts for his fourth major league shutout, and the New York Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-0 on Monday night to increase their slim lead in the AL East. DJ LeMahieu hit a two-run homer off Yonny ...

Anyone want to ask Biden?

By MICHAEL BARONE Will Joe Biden inevitably win the Democratic nomination for president? A month ago, many psephologists thought so, as national polls within two weeks of his April 25 announcement showed the former vice president with 41 percent of Democratic primary votes. Four weeks ...

Hypocrisy has lost all meaning

By Cal Thomas There was a time when calling someone a hypocrite could stain their reputation. No more. Like the overused and often misapplied word “racism,” hypocrisy has lost the power to cause harm. The media and Democrats are agog over President Trump’s comment to former Bill ...

Government fails to release data on deaths in police custody

(AP) — More than four years after Congress required the Department of Justice to assemble information about those who die in police custody, the agency has yet to implement a system for collecting that data or release any new details of how and why people die under the watch of law ...

Jury to be seated in Navy SEAL’s Calif. murder trial

By JULIE WATSON The Associated Press SAN DIEGO — Combat veterans who lost friends and comrades in battle are being questioned as potential jurors in the war-crimes trial of a decorated Navy SEAL. Seven Marines, including one woman who is a major, four sailors and one Navy SEAL were ...

Attorney: Officer who shot 3 in Costco was attacked first

By CHRISTOPHER WEBER and STEFANIE DAZIO The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — The off-duty officer who shot and killed a man inside a Southern California Costco last week was attacked without warning as he held his toddler son, the policeman’s attorney said Monday. Attorney David ...

Porous border could hinder efforts to stem spread of Ebola

By RODNEY MUHUMUZA The Associated Press MPONDWE, Uganda — Several well-trodden paths crisscross this lush area where people walk between Congo and Uganda to visit nearby family and friends and go to the busy markets. The problem is that the pedestrians may unknowingly be carrying the ...

Egypt’s ousted President Morsi buried after courtroom death

By SAMY MAGDY The Associated Press CAIRO — Egypt’s first democratically elected president, Islamist leader Mohammed Morsi, was buried under heavy security early today, a day after his dramatic collapse and death inside a Cairo courtroom, his family and a member of his defense team ...

People in the news

Gloria Vanderbilt dies at 95 NEW YORK (AP) — Gloria Vanderbilt, the intrepid heiress, artist and romantic who began her extraordinary life as the “poor little rich girl” of the Great Depression, survived family tragedy and multiple marriages and reigned during the 1970s and ’80s as a ...

U.S. sending troops to Mideast amid Gulf tensions over Iran

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is sending 1,000 more troops to the Middle East as tensions in the Persian Gulf mounted today over Iran’s announcement it will not comply with the international agreement that keeps it from making nuclear weapons. At the same time, Iran insisted it was not seeking ...

Nine B-P senior student-athletes to play collegiate sports this fall

BROADALBIN — Nine Broadalbin-Perth Patriots will be playing collegiate sports this fall. Athletics Director Matthew Ehrenreich recognized each student-athlete for their accomplishments on and off the field. “This is the first year every B-P varsity team has been a scholar-athlete team,” ...

Woodland claims U.S. Open title

By DOUG FERGUSON The Associated Press PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — In front of Gary Woodland was a 263-yard shot to the scariest green on any par 5 at Pebble Beach, especially with a U.S. Open on the line. Behind him by one shot on the leaderboard was Brooks Koepka, the most dangerous figure in ...

Lloyd scores twice as U.S. beats Chile

By ANNE M. PETERSON The Associated Press PARIS — Carli Lloyd wasn’t thrilled to open the Women’s World Cup on the bench for the United States. She accepted the role, but made no secret she wanted to start. When the call came Sunday, Lloyd made it count with a pair of goals to lead ...

Paxton helps Yankees gain series split with 10-3 rout

By MATT CARLSON The Associated Press CHICAGO — The New York Yankees already are showing signs of busting out offensively, even before they add three big-time power hitters to their lineup in the coming days. James Paxton pitched six effective innings, Brett Gardner and Austin Romine ...

MLB Roundup: DeJong tags Mets again, Cardinals win 4-3 with only three hits

NEW YORK — Paul DeJong again picked on a favorite foe. DeJong tagged the Mets for a tiebreaking home run in the eighth inning Sunday, sending St. Louis Cardinals over New York 4-3. The young shortstop is 30 for 83 (.361) with nine homers and 10 doubles over 20 career games against the ...