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‘Jeopardy!’ champ Holzhauer a winner in TV ratings, too

NEW YORK (AP) — A case can be made that “Jeopardy!” savant James Holzhauer is one of the year’s biggest TV stars, although a short-lived one. An estimated 14.5 million people watched him on June 3, when the professional gambler from Las Vegas lost for first time after 32 consecutive ...

Trump, Canada’s Trudeau try to build momentum for trade pact

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sought to demonstrate a united front Thursday in the uphill effort to get a replacement for the North American Free Trade Agreement over the finish line. At Trump’s insistence, the U.S., Canada and Mexico ...

Roy Moore running for Senate despite discouragement from GOP

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Roy Moore announced his candidacy for the U.S. Senate Thursday, defying Republican leaders who urged the polarizing jurist not to run for the Alabama seat they hope to reclaim in 2020. A former chief justice known for hardline stances against gay marriage and for the ...

Reds get two in ninth, sweep Astros

CINCINNATI (AP) — Gerrit Cole was in line for a rare win over Cincinnati. The Astros’ impressive streak of avoiding sweeps appeared safe once more. With a pair of two-out swings in the ninth, everything changed. Rookie Nick Senzel singled home the tying run, and Jesse Winker followed ...

Kipnis homers twice in Indians’ win over Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Jason Kipnis hit two home runs, going back-to-back with Roberto Perez during a five-run first inning, and the Cleveland Indians beat the Texas Rangers 10-4 on Wednesday night. The Indians have won 10 of their last 14 games. They have hit nine home runs in winning two ...

Kirian secures the save, Louisville survives against Auburn

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Wins are always hard to come by for Louisville at the College World Series, and this one was no different. Two relievers had to survive anxious moments to hold Auburn to two runs over five innings before the 5-3 victory was secure Wednesday, completing a game suspended by ...

Reynolds’ three run blast completes Pirates comeback against Tigers

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Bryan Reynolds hit a three-run homer in the sixth inning to complete the Pirates’ rally from a six-run deficit, and Pittsburgh beat the Detroit Tigers 8-7 on Wednesday night. With the Pirates trailing 7-5, Reynolds sent a knuckle curve from Nick Ramirez (3-2) 421 feet to ...

Center of attention

NEW YORK (AP) — Zion Williamson smiled his way through nearly half an hour of questions, trying to portray himself like any player just hoping to be drafted. Suddenly, a tall, thin newcomer pushed his way to the front of the shoulder-to-shoulder swarm surrounding Williamson and shot down ...

Consistent control is the benchmark for BP drugs

Dear Dr. Roach: Short of sounding like a conspiracy theorist, why hasn’t the Food and Drug Administration approved sildenafil in a set dosage for blood pressure medication? I saw a decrease from 150/90 to 115/70 in a reading about an hour after taking a 20-mg tablet. That’s a far superior ...

Talking over a loud speaker

Dear Annie: I need to vent here. I have a group of girlfriends, and there is one, “Melanie,” who dominates the conversation. Melanie’s voice is louder than mine so if I am telling a story or asking a question, she will just blare out whatever is on her mind. Another annoying habit: Even ...

Train derails near Nevada-Utah line; no injuries reported

WELLS, Nev. (AP) — A train carrying military munitions derailed in the high desert of northeast Nevada on Wednesday, closing an interstate for about an hour before emergency crews determined there was no danger. No injuries were reported. Cars carrying the munitions to a Nevada Army depot ...

‘Toy Story’ lives on, but should it have?

NEW YORK (AP) — Like “Casablanca,” ‘’Toy Story 3” concluded with the beginning of a beautiful friendship. It’s an ending that has very possibly produced an ocean’s worth of tears, not to mention countless awkward moments for children mildly embarrassed by their parents ...

MSNBC deal with S. Carolina Dems rankles other media outlets

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina’s Democratic leader says he granted MSNBC exclusive live rights to this weekend’s party convention because the network agreed to show speeches from 21 presidential contenders and offered a strong chance to reach black voters. The coverage arrangement ...

Pilots criticize Boeing for mistakes on its grounded jet

By The Associated Press Airline union leaders and a famed former pilot said Wednesday that Boeing made mistakes while developing the 737 Max, and the biggest was not telling anybody about new flight-control software so pilots could train for it. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, who landed ...

Amid urgent climate warnings, EPA gives coal a reprieve

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid scientists’ increasingly urgent warnings, the Trump administration ordered a sweeping about-face Wednesday on Obama-era efforts to fight climate change, easing restrictions on coal-fired power plants in a move it predicted would revitalize America’s sagging coal ...

Alaska teens charged in ‘murder for millions’ slaying

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Two Alaska teens hoping to cash in on a $9 million offer from a Midwest millionaire brutally killed a developmentally disabled woman on a popular trail outside Anchorage, shooting her in the back of the head and dumping her body in a river, authorities allege. The ...

Tasty deals: Apps help find unsold food and reduce waste

BERLIN (AP) — After a long day at work, Annekathrin Fiesinger is too tired to consider making dinner at home. So the 34-year-old uses her smart phone to check nearby restaurants, hotels or bakeries in Berlin for food being sold for a discount at the end of the day. The part-time coffee shop ...

LA mayor targeted by recall effort over homeless crisis

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mayor Eric Garcetti didn’t create the homeless crisis in Los Angeles, but he owns it. The two-term Democrat who not long ago flirted with a presidential run has been besieged by complaints about homeless encampments that have gotten so widespread he’s facing a ...

McDonald’s Kansas City burger in UK starts barbecue feud

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — McDonald’s has started a trans-Atlantic barbecue feud with the introduction of a Kansas City-themed hamburger in the U.K. Outgoing Kansas City, Missouri, Mayor Sly James said Tuesday that the fast-food chain should “stay in your lane” in a tweet that included a ...

Women ready to add to their history at Hazeltine

CHASKA, Minn. (AP) — The LPGA Tour gets its crack at Hazeltine National, the course with a recent history of surprising outcomes. This is where Rich Beem, a former car stereo salesman, held off a charge by Tiger Woods in the 2002 PGA Championship. It’s where Y.E. Yang became the only ...