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German nurse who murdered 87 given life sentence

By DAVID RISING The Associated Press BERLIN — Niels Hoegel liked to bring about cardiac arrests in his patients by injecting them with overdoses of heart medication and other drugs because he enjoyed the feeling of being able to resuscitate them. Sometimes he succeeded in bringing them ...

Prosecutors: Cardinal’s convictions should stand

By ROD McGUIRK The Associated Press MELBOURNE, Australia — Australian prosecutors argued in court today that child sex convictions against a Roman Catholic cardinal should not be overturned and said his accuser had been a compelling witness. Cardinal George Pell, 77, is the most senior ...

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Chicago releases 911 calls from Smollett CHICAGO (AP) — The city of Chicago has released two 911 calls made after “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett claimed he was the victim of a racist, homophobic attack. Recordings of the calls following the January 29 incident were obtained by The ...

Plan for Adirondacks needed

The Utica-Observer Dispatch on overuse of hiking trails in the Adirondacks May 24 And so begins summer. Unofficially, anyway. As Memorial Day weekend dawns, it is hoped that people remember its intent. Interspersed with parades, solemn ceremonies and cemetery visits is the kickoff of a ...

Trigger warnings for Trump

By FROMA HARROP That was a pretty stunning story about the White House asking some Navy officials to move the warship USS John McCain “out of sight” during President Donald Trump’s recent visit to Japan. The obvious fear was that sharing any stage with the war hero would unhinge the ...

The Daily Beast’s shabby scoop

By RICH LOWRY Breaking news: Some guy posted a doctored video of Nancy Pelosi. But fear not. The website The Daily Beast sprang into action. It tracked down the random, Trump-supporting man who allegedly posted the offending clip, hounded him until he talked, then published his name and ...

Central Park 5 prosecutor resigns from nonprofit boards

By TOM McELROY The Associated Press NEW YORK — A former prosecutor in the Central Park Five case has resigned from at least two nonprofit boards as backlash intensified following the release of the Netflix series “When They See Us,” a miniseries that dramatizes the events surrounding ...

Blue Jays end six-game skid, beat Yankees

By IAN HARRISON The Associated Press TORONTO — A rare off night by the offense left the New York Yankees back-to-back losers for the first time in more than a month. Freddy Galvis hit a two-run home run, Randal Grichuk added a solo shot and the Toronto Blue Jays held off New York 4-3 ...

MLB Roundup: Bochy gets 1,000th win with Giants, Callaway apologizes

NEW YORK (AP) — Bruce Bochy, reeking of beer after his players doused him during a postgame celebration, sat in the visiting manager’s office at Citi Field, a can of Bud Light behind his desk along with bottles of Woodford Reserve double oaked bourbon and 2014 Origines Coudrat from ...

Just like old times, Federer vs. Nadal in France

By HOWARD FENDRICH The Associated Press PARIS — Roger Federer knew when he returned to the French Open that, if things went exceedingly well, he eventually would find himself face-to-face with Rafael Nadal. Here we go. Just like old times. Federer put away Stan Wawrinka after a ...

Durant out for Game 3 of Finals

By JANIE McCAULEY The Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. — The Golden State Warriors will take the floor once more without two-time reigning NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant, counting on their depth and home court to carry them as they try to inch closer to a three-peat. Durant is out for Game ...

Bruins need help on D in Stanley Cup Game 5

By JIMMY GOLEN The Associated Press BEDFORD, Mass. — The Boston Bruins reached the Stanley Cup Final despite a run of regular-season injuries that prevented anyone on the roster from playing all 82 games. Now comes the real test. The Bruins are preparing for Game 5 against the St. ...

WNBA Roundup: Gray’s 29 points lift Sparks past Liberty

WHITE PLAINS (AP) — Chelsea Gray scored a career-high 29 points and keyed the Los Angeles Sparks’ rally in the fourth quarter to beat the New York Liberty 78-73 on Tuesday in a school matinee game. Trailing 69-64 with 4:42 left, the Sparks scored 10 straight points — the last eight by ...

Suspect killed, 2 officers hurt in suburban N.Y. drug raid

ARDSLEY — Two police sergeants were hit by bullets and a wanted man from Connecticut was killed during a motel shootout in a suburban village north of New York City, authorities said Tuesday. The gunfight broke out around 10:30 p.m. Monday as officers from multiple agencies tried to serve ...

New York governor says legal marijuana not likely this year

By DAVID KLEPPER The Associated Press ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo does not believe legislation legalizing recreational marijuana in New York will pass before lawmakers adjourn for the year this month, he said Monday. Cuomo, a Democrat, supports legalization but said he doesn’t think ...

Sudan protesters reject generals’ call for talks; 60 killed in crackdown

By BASSAM HATOUM and SAMY MAGDY The Associated Press KHARTOUM, Sudan — Sudanese protest leaders dismissed a call today for talks with the ruling generals, saying the military cannot be serious about negotiations while troops keep shooting and killing protesters. The military’s ...

Nurse accused of 100 deaths says sorry to families

By DAVID RISING The Associated Press BERLIN — A former nurse on trial on allegations he killed 100 patients at two hospitals in northern Germany apologized to his victims’ relatives in a final statement to the court today, saying he realized how much pain and suffering he had caused ...

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AMC to rethink filming if law takes ATLANTA (AP) — The network behind a show that’s become synonymous with Georgia says it will “reevaluate” its activity in the state if a new abortion law goes into effect. “The Walking Dead” is an economic powerhouse and brings streams of ...

Blues tie Stanley Cup Final with 4-2 win over Bruins

By STEPHEN WHYNO The Associated Press ST. LOUIS — Ryan O’Reilly scored the go-ahead goal midway through the third period for his second of the night, and the St. Louis Blues thrived in a chaotic Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final on Monday night to beat the Boston Bruins 4-2 and tie the ...

Thompson questionable for Game 3, Looney out indefinitely

By JANIE McCAULEY The Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. — Golden State guard Klay Thompson has a mild strain in his left hamstring that forced him out of Game 2 in the NBA Finals and he is listed as questionable for Game 3 against the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday night. In addition, ...