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Trump warns Iran not to threaten U.S.

By JON GAMBRELL The Associated Press DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — President Donald Trump warned Iran early today not to threaten the United States again or it’ll face its “official end,” shortly after a rocket landed near the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad overnight. Iran’s foreign ...

China’s pig disease outbreak pushes up global pork prices

BEIJING (AP) — Hong Kong retiree Lee Wai-man loves pork fresh from the market but eats a lot less now that the price has jumped as China struggles with a deadly swine disease that has sent shockwaves through global meat markets. China produces and consumes two-thirds of the world’s pork, ...

And the winner of ‘Game of Thrones’ is…

By ANDREW DALTON The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Winter has come and winter has gone, the last of the heads have been lopped off and the last of the dragon fire has been spit as “Game of Thrones” aired its 73rd and final episode Sunday night. While the results of the game were a ...

Hundreds protest Ala. abortion ban

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Hundreds of demonstrators marched to the Alabama Capitol on Sunday to protest the state’s newly approved abortion ban, chanting “my body, my choice!” and “vote them out!” The demonstration came days after Gov. Kay Ivey signed the most stringent abortion law ...

Koepka holds on to win PGA Championship

By DOUG FERGUSON The Associated Press FARMINGDALE — His place in PGA Championship history finally secure, Brooks Koepka draped both arms around the top of the Wanamaker Trophy and let out a deep sigh. The stress was more than he wanted. The satisfaction was more than he ...

St. Louis shuts out San Jose

By JOSH DUBOW The Associated Press SAN JOSE, Calif. — From last in the league in early January all the way to the brink of their first Stanley Cup Final in nearly a half-century, it has been quite a ride for the St. Louis Blues. A remarkable turnaround continued Sunday with perhaps ...

Leonard scores 36, Raptors beat Bucks 118-112 in double overtime

By IAN HARRISON The Associated Press TORONTO — Pascal Siakam felt guilty about a pair of missed free throws and the extra minutes they added to his teammates’ night. Fortunately for Siakam and the rest of the Raptors, Kawhi Leonard didn’t seem to feel any fatigue. Leonard scored ...

Focus on the future

Federal Aviation Administration acting chief Daniel Elwell was on the Capitol Hill hot seat this week — and members of Congress were right to grill him harshly. Elwell was called before the aviation subcommittee in the House of Representatives to answer questions about the Boeing 737 Max ...

MLS Roundup: Red Bulls blank Atlanta United 1-0

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — Tom Barlow scored his first MLS goal to help the short-handed New York Red Bulls beat Atlanta United 1-0 on Sunday night and snap Atlanta’s MLS-record streak of five consecutive shutouts. Atlanta United (6-4-2), which had 66.9 percent possession and outshot the Red ...

Green shows a more mature side for the Warriors

By ANNE M. PETERSON The Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. — Draymond Green would rather do more playing than complaining these days. Known at times for his temper and tangles with officials, a more mature Green has the Golden State Warriors on the brink of a fifth straight trip to the NBA ...

Pagenaud takes first Indianapolis 500 pole

By MICHAEL MAROT The Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS — Simon Pagenaud keeps finding new ways to impress his team owner. Last weekend, he rallied in the rain to end a 21-race drought. On Sunday, he put Roger Penske back on the pole for the Indianapolis 500. And he may not be ...

Marlins hand Mets fifth straight loss

By STEVEN WINE The Associated Press MIAMI — The New York Mets aren’t hitting, and another lapse by slugger Robinson Cano raised questions about how hard they’re trying. None of which helps the shaky job security of manager Mickey Callaway. Sandy Alcantara needed just 89 pitches to ...

Gardner, Yankees take advantage of walks, rout Rays

By LARRY FLEISHER The Associated Press NEW YORK — In a season they never quite envisioned, the New York Yankees broke loose for their biggest inning of the year in a way they didn’t imagine. Brett Gardner homered early, then got two hits during a seven-run burst in the sixth inning ...

MLB Roundup: Red Sox avoid series sweep, snap Astros’ 10-game win streak

BOSTON (AP) — Michael Chavis homered, Xander Bogaerts hit a tiebreaking double in the seventh inning and the Boston Red Sox averted a series sweep against Houston with a 4-3 victory Sunday that snapped the Astros’ 10-game winning streak. Mookie Betts scored three runs for Boston, which ...

Exercise may help ward off dementia

By MARILYNN MARCHIONE The Associated Press If you want to save your brain, focus on keeping the rest of your body well with exercise and healthy habits rather than popping vitamin pills, new guidelines for preventing dementia advise. About 50 million people currently have dementia, and ...

U.S. births lowest in 3 decades despite improving economy

By CARLA K. JOHNSON The Associated Press America’s baby bust isn’t over. The nation’s birth rates last year reached record lows for women in their teens and 20s, a government report shows, leading to the fewest babies in 32 years. The provisional report, released Wednesday and ...

Oregon OKs largest expansion of federal free lunch program

By SARAH ZIMMERMAN The Associated Press SALEM, Ore. — Oregon is spending $40 million to dramatically expand its federal free breakfast and lunch program, ensuring that more than 60 percent of its 400,000 public school students will be included, the largest statewide effort in the ...

Perfect burgers depend on burger

By AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN The Associated Press Sometimes simple is best, and for quick weeknight burgers or a backyard barbecue for a crowd, store-bought ground beef is certainly convenient. But with so many options available in supermarkets, we knew we would need to find the right cut ...

Tracheostomy scar reminder of pre-Hib days

Dear Dr. Roach: For 58 years, I’ve been walking around with a visible tracheostomy scar on my throat, leading the curious to ask: “Yuck. What happened there?” My answers have changed over the years, but were usually something like: “I was 4. A doctor had to cut my throat open so I could ...

Make new friends, but keep the old

Dear Annie: I’m having a hard time trying to keep in touch with my boarding school friends. We went our separate ways after graduating high school and were adamant about keeping in touch. Lately, I feel like we are drifting apart because I’m always the one having to reach out. And whenever ...