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No. 1 Nadal upset by Thiem in quarterfinals

By HOWARD FENDRICH The Asociated Press MELBOURNE, Australia — Outplayed at his own brand of physical tennis for much of the match, Rafael Nadal finally claimed a set to try to start a comeback against Dominic Thiem. Nadal marked the moment by hopping in a crouch at the baseline and ...

Men’s College Basketball Roundup: Virginia tops No. 5 Florida St.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Kihei Clark scored 15 points, including a go-ahead layup with 59 seconds left, and Virginia ended No. 5 Florida State’s 10-game winning streak, 61-56 on Tuesday night. Mamadi Diakite had 19 points and nine rebounds for Virginia, which has won two straight after ...

Alabama fire chief: At least 8 died in boat dock fire

By JAY REEVES The Associated Press SCOTTSBORO, Ala. — At least eight people were killed early Monday in an explosive fire that consumed dozens of vessels docked at a marina along the Tennessee River in northern Alabama. Scottsboro Fire Chief Gene Necklaus said all eight people who ...

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Craft, Nelson win honors for kids books NEW YORK (AP) — Jerry Craft’s “New Kid,” a graphic novel about a 7th grader’s struggle to adjust to a private school with little diversity, has won the John Newbery Medal for the year’s best children’s book. “New Kid” also received the ...

Joe Biden’s worst nightmare

By KATHLEEN PARKER Joe Biden may slip the knot of his Ukraine connection, but the more menacing of his bedevilments is yet to come. The old Joe, meaning the one who led the Senate Judiciary Committee almost 30 years ago during the confirmation hearings of Supreme Court Justice Clarence ...

Labor department provides clarity

By VERONIQUE DE RUGY Three years into the Trump administration, we see a clear pattern forming. The Obama administration implemented labor rules that make the labor market less flexible, often at the expense of smaller businesses, but in ways that made unions happy. The Trump administration ...

Tracking political donations into zombie land

By DIANE DIMOND Are you among the countless Americans who feel so passionately about the upcoming presidential election that you wrote a check to your favorite candidate? But if your candidate dropped out of the race, can you get your money back? At one time, there were a whopping 29 ...

Appellate court weighs Fla. law on felon voting rights

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Lawyers for the electoral battleground state of Florida are asking a U.S. appellate court to set aside a ruling that let some impoverished felons regain access to the ballot box, despite owing fines and other legal debts. Florida Republicans, led by Gov. Ron ...

Father arrested in killings of 5 of his infant children

WOODLAND, Calif. — A California father about to be freed from prison has been taken into custody in connection with the decades-old killings of five of his infant children in a case a sheriff said has haunted his agency for years. Paul Perez, 57, a convicted sex offender with a 20-year ...

Pilot of Bryant helicopter tried to avoid heavy fog

CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) — A veteran pilot who plunged into a Los Angeles-area hillside, killing Kobe Bryant and eight others, had tried to avoid fog so heavy that it had grounded police choppers, authorities said. But even experienced pilots may have only seconds to act when they are blinded ...

Weinstein accuser details alleged assault

By MICHAEL R. SISAK and TOM HAYS The Associated Press NEW YORK — At times sobbing, former “Project Runway” production assistant Mimi Haleyi told jurors Monday at Harvey Weinstein’s rape trial how she tried to fight off the disgraced movie mogul and told him “no, no, no” while ...

Prince Andrew ‘uncooperative’ in U.S. probe of Jeffrey Epstein

NEW YORK — Britain’s Prince Andrew has provided “zero cooperation” to the American investigators who want to interview him as part of their sex trafficking probe into Jeffrey Epstein, a U.S. prosecutor said Monday. Speaking at a news conference outside Epstein’s New York mansion, ...

N.Y., feds sue ‘Pharma Bro’ for ‘scheme’ to keep drug price up

NEW YORK — State and federal authorities sued imprisoned entrepreneur Martin Shkreli on Monday over tactics that shielded a profitable drug from competition after a price hike made the so-called “Pharma Bro” infamous. Shkreli was scorned as the bad-boy face of pharmaceuticals ...

Trump lawyers raise defenses in Senate trial

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s legal team is raising a broad-based attack on the impeachment case against him even as it mostly brushes past allegations in a new book that could undercut a key defense argument at his Senate trial. Former national security adviser John Bolton ...

Mississippi governor: Close part of notorious state prison

JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi will take steps to close part of a state prison that has been rocked by deadly violence and beset by longstanding problems such as broken toilets and moldy showers, Gov. Tate Reeves said Monday in his first State of the State address. At least 12 inmates have ...

Tribute for Bryant kicks off media night

By ROB MAADDI The Associated PRess MIAMI — Chants of “Kobe! Kobe! Kobe!” broke a moment of a silence that kicked off a more subdued Super Bowl media night. The NFL opened the most hyped week in professional sports with mixed emotions Monday night, one day after retired superstar ...

Lakers’ game postponed after Bryant’s death

By GREG BEACHAM The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — The NBA has postponed the Los Angeles Lakers’ next game against the Clippers tonight after the deaths of retired superstar Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven others in a helicopter crash. The league announced the decision in a ...

Federer outlasts Sandgren in Australia

By HOWARD FENDRICH The Associated Press MELBOURNE, Australia — Roger Federer was not going to go gently, of course, no matter how daunting the number of match points — his opponent accumulated seven! — no matter how achy his 38-year-old legs, no matter how slow his serves, no matter ...

NHL Roundup: Vrana helps Capitals beat Canadiens, 4-2

MONTREAL (AP) — Jakub Vrana had a goal and an assist as the Eastern Conference-leading Washington Capitals beat the Montreal Canadiens 4-2 Monday night for their fourth straight win. Tom Wilson, Travis Boyd and Nicklas Backstrom also scored for the Capitals, and T.J. Oshie had two assists. ...

NBA Roundup: Doncic scores 29 to lead Mavericks over Thunder, 107-97

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Luka Doncic had 29 points and 11 rebounds, and the Dallas Mavericks beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 107-97 Monday on a night that included several tributes to Kobe Bryant. Thunder guard Chris Paul sat out for personal reasons a night after Bryant, one of the NBA’s ...