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Cruz homers in 4th straight game, Twins trounce Tigers

DETROIT (AP) — The way Jake Odorizzi is pitching, the Minnesota Twins know they won’t need many runs to win games. Sunday, they took care of that in a hurry. Nelson Cruz homered for the fourth straight game and the Twins connected four times in all to rout the Detroit Tigers ...

High cost of Premarin has reader looking for cheaper solution

Dear Dr. Roach: I read your recent column from the woman with vaginal atrophy. I am experiencing the same problem. The next problem is that a small tube of Premarin cream is $250. I’m wondering if progesterone cream applied topically can do any good. I’m using an OTC moisturizer. I can’t ...

Plesac terrific again as Indians down Yankees

CLEVELAND (AP) — Zach Plesac followed a family tradition. Like his uncle, his first major league win came against baseball’s most celebrated team. Plesac dodged some early danger and pitched seven strong innings, Carlos Santana hit a two-run homer and the Cleveland Indians posted a 5-2 ...

Spring sports championships bring inspiration and memories

For the second-consecutive year, I was not able to get to Columbus for the OHSAA State Track and Field Championships. Being a regular spectator for years, I miss the color and pageantry of the event. In the past, I’d attend the prelims on Friday and often returned for the finals ...

Equal treatment means more than just a suspension

Mark Stevens will have to watch on TV when the arena he and his fellow investors are building in San Francisco opens next season with what they hope will be another championship ring ceremony for the Golden State Warriors. The billionaire venture capitalist’s yearlong punishment for shoving ...

Long-distance trip: NASA opening space station to visitors

NEW YORK (AP) — You’ve heard about the International Space Station for years. Want to visit? NASA announced Friday that the orbiting outpost is now open for business to private citizens, with the first visit expected to be as early as next year. There is a catch, though: You’ll need ...

FedEx will stop air shipments of packages for Amazon

By The Associated Press FedEx is dropping a contract for air shipment of packages for Amazon within the United States, reducing its ties with the online retail giant that is already expanding its own delivery business. FedEx said Friday that it will not renew the contract for domestic FedEx ...

What to do with a prank gone too far

Dear Annie: My office mates and I enjoy a good prank as a way of keeping things light. Recently, a good friend of mine, “Jimmy,” went on an extended vacation with his family. I decided to do a prank I have long wanted to do: put his house up for sale. My wife, “Diana,” told me that I ...

Promise of marijuana leads scientists on search for evidence

SEATTLE (AP) — Marijuana has been shown to help ease pain and a few other health problems, yet two-thirds of U.S. states have decided pot should be legal to treat many other conditions with little scientific backing. At least 1.4 million Americans are using marijuana for their health, ...

FDA: ‘Influencers’ promoted vaping without suitable warnings

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. regulators moved to discipline vaping companies for inappropriately promoting their flavored nicotine formulas through so-called influencers on Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites. The Food and Drug Administration sent warning letters Friday to four ...

Bernie & Joe: Two Old White Men Take the Lead

In 2018, a record turnout of women, minorities and young added 40 House seats to Democratic ranks and made Nancy Pelosi speaker. This, we were told, is the new diversity coalition — women, people of color, millennials — that will take down The Donald in 2020. So, how has the Democratic ...

‘The Buffalo Hunt’ seeks to show tribe in a new light

By The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — “The Buffalo Hunt,” a new documentary on the homeland of the Oglala Lakota, attempts to shun clichÈs around the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota involving poverty and addiction and instead focus on traditions around the Native ...

Julia Roberts, Spike Lee toast Denzel Washington at event

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Denzel Washington was the man of the hour Thursday night with everyone from Julia Roberts to Spike Lee turning out to celebrate him as this year’s recipient of the AFI Life Achievement Award. But when he finally took the stage to accept the honor he did something ...

Trump says US, Mexico reach agreement to prevent tariffs

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced late Friday that he had suspended plans to impose tariffs on Mexico, tweeting that the country “has agreed to take strong measures” to stem the flow of Central American migrants into the United States. But the deal the sides agreed to ...

Gymnastics coach under restrictions for misconduct

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The organization tasked with policing abuse in Olympic sports has barred a Pennsylvania gymnastics coach from being around minors unsupervised while it investigates a misconduct claim. John Holman’s interim restriction issued by the U.S. Center for SafeSport is a ...

D-Day at 75: Nations honor aging veterans, fallen comrades

OMAHA BEACH, France (AP) — Standing on the windswept beaches and bluffs of Normandy, a dwindling number of aging veterans of history’s greatest air and sea invasion received the thanks and praise of a world transformed by their sacrifice. The mission now, they said, was to honor the dead ...

Plant-based burger maker Beyond Meat beats forecasts in 1Q

By The Associated Press Beyond Meat went beyond expectations in its first earnings report since its stock market debut last month. The plant-based meat maker’s shares soared after it beat Wall Street’s first quarter earnings and revenue forecasts. Beyond Meat also said it expects ...

Lawmaker: Recording at famed Indiana farm politically driven

FAIR OAKS, Ind. (AP) — Video exposing alleged animal abuse at a famous northwestern Indiana dairy farm is politically motivated, said an Indiana lawmaker who drafted legislation in 2013 that would have barred undercover video filming at the state’s agricultural operations. An animal ...

Snoring leads to restless nights

Dear Annie: Growing up, my siblings and I would make fun of my mom’s snoring all the time. To be fair, the noise seemingly could wake the dead; she sounded like she was sawing logs every night. Her snoring became one of our favorite family jokes, and to this day it’s brought up on a pretty ...

Surgery is a valid treatment for obstructive sleep apnea

Dear Dr. Roach: My son, who is 30 years old, was recently diagnosed with severe obstructive sleep apnea and currently uses a CPAP machine. He says does not want to use this for the rest of his life, therefore, he has researched surgery to correct his OSA. Recently he consulted with a sleep ...