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Cink coasts to win at Hilton Head for 2nd title of season

By The Associated Press HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. — Stewart Cink shot a steady, stress-free 70 to cap off a dominant, record-breaking week and win his third RBC Heritage title on Sunday. The 47-year-old Cink finished at 19-under 265 at Harbour Town, four better than Emiliano Grillo and ...

Alex Palou scores 1st career IndyCar win in Ganassi debut

By JENNA FRYER The Associated Press BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Fernando Alonso is winless so far this season in Formula One. Same with Carlos Sainz. Over in IndyCar, though, Alex Palou scored a victory for Spain. Palou picked up his first career win — in his first race with Chip Ganassi ...

Bowman denies Hamlin with late move at Richmond

By HANK KURZ Jr. The Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. — Another week, another agonizing loss for Denny Hamlin. And this time it was to Alex Bowman, who came from nowhere with 10 laps to go at Richmond Raceway to put the No. 48 Chevrolet in victory lane for the first time in nearly four ...

Rays finish Bronx sweep, last-place Yanks lose 5th straight

By The Associated Press NEW YORK — The last-place New York Yankees lost their fifth straight game as Yoshi Tsutsugo hit a tiebreaking double off Gerrit Cole in the seventh inning that lifted the Tampa Bay Rays to a 4-2 win Sunday and a three-game sweep. Four pitchers combined on the ...

Heat top Nets 109-107; Durant exits in 1st with thigh injury

By The Associated Press MIAMI — Bam Adebayo's 13-foot jumper rattled in as time expired, and the Miami Heat defeated the Brooklyn Nets 109-107 on Sunday to snap a three-game slide. Adebayo had 21 points and 15 rebounds for the Heat, who trailed by six points in the final minutes before ...

Canucks return from COVID layoff, beat Maple Leafs in OT

By The Associated Press VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Bo Harvat scored his second goal of the game 1:19 into overtime, giving the Vancouver Canucks a 3-2 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Sunday night in their return from a nearly four-week layoff because of a COVID-19 ...

Police: Suspect on the run in fatal shooting of 3 in Texas

By JIM VERTUNO The Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas — A manhunt was underway Sunday for a former sheriff’s deputy wanted in the fatal shooting of three people in Austin, Texas, as an official said it wasn’t known if the suspect was still in the city. Interim Austin Police Chief ...

Climate agreement between U.S., China reached

By HYUNG-JIN KIM The Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea — The United States and China, the world’s two biggest carbon polluters, agreed to cooperate to curb climate change with urgency, just days before President Joe Biden hosts a virtual summit of world leaders to discuss the issue. ...

Bicycle industry still booming

By JOANNE KLIMOVICH HARROP Tribune-Review PITTSBURGH — Bicycles continue to spin out of stores in record numbers. Last March, people began purchasing bicycles at the beginning of the pandemic. A year later, the industry continues to see an increase in sales — to the point where ...

Coinbase is here: A cryptocurrency exchange goes public

By MICHELLE CHAPMAN and ALEX VEIGA The Associated Press Wall Street is still waiting on the first trade for Coinbase, as the digital currency exchange makes its highly-anticipated debut on the stock market. Coinbase Global Inc. is making its initial public offering of stock Wednesday with ...

Nine money numbers you need to know

By LIZ WESTON NerdWallet Your doctor needs to know certain numbers to judge your physical health, such as your weight, your blood pressure and your cholesterol levels. Similarly, you need to know certain numbers to monitor your own financial health, including: After-tax income and ...

More vaccinated travelers mean pricier hotels, flights

By SAM KEMMIS NerdWallet The cost of travel will slowly rebound from historic lows as more people receive COVID-19 vaccinations and book long-deferred trips, according to industry experts. This time last year, air traffic in the U.S. plummeted, with 95 percent fewer travelers passing ...

Millennial Money: Reboot your budget to prep for reopening

By COURTNEY JESPERSEN NerdWallet Picture cruising your car deep into 2021 and never glancing in the rearview mirror. Vaccines, travel and a hope of normalcy are finally on the horizon. With so much to look forward to in the future, it’s understandable to not want to look back. But ...

Poll: 15% of Americans worse off a year into pandemic

By SARAH SKIDMORE SELL The Associated Press While most Americans have weathered the pandemic financially, about 38 million say they are worse off now than before the outbreak began in the U.S. Overall, 55 percent of Americans say their financial circumstances are about the same now as a ...

Fed leaders agree: Economics has a racial-disparity problem

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Top Federal Reserve policymakers on Tuesday underscored their concern that Black and Hispanic people are sharply underrepresented in the economics field, which lessens the perspectives that economists can bring to key policy issues. ...

IRS chief expects new child payments to start this summer

By MARCY GORDON The Associated Press WASHINGTON — It’s a strain, but the head of the IRS said Tuesday he expects to meet the July 1 deadline in the new pandemic relief law for starting a groundbreaking tax program aimed at reducing child poverty. That means new advance monthly payments ...

IndyCar opens season with stacked rookie class

By JENNA FRYER The Associated Press Jimmie Johnson, Scott McLaughlin and Romain Grosjean, oh my! That’s quite the rookie class for IndyCar, which opens the season Sunday at Barber Motorsports Park in Alabama stacked with storylines throughout the grid. Johnson brings seven NASCAR ...

Jimmie Johnson ditches vanilla label during IndyCar debut

By JENNA FRYER The Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Jimmie Johnson, with wisps of gray in his beard, is a 45-year-old rookie in the IndyCar Series ready to reintroduce himself. He’s a windbag, a craft-o-maniac, a guy who goes, is really into eggs and keeps things fresh. Those are ...

Oath Keeper is 1st suspect to plead guilty in Capitol riot

By MICHAEL BALSAMO and ALANNA DURKIN RICHER The Associated Press WASHINGTON — A member of the far-right Oath Keepers militia group and heavy metal guitarist on Friday became the first defendant to plead guilty to federal charges in connection with the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. ...

Garland rescinds Trump-era memo

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Merrick Garland on Friday rescinded a Trump-era memo that curtailed the use of consent decrees that federal prosecutors have used in sweeping investigations of police departments. Garland issued a new memorandum to all U.S. attorneys and other Justice ...