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Mavericks illustrate draft’s international flair with Euro plan

DALLAS (AP) — The roots of Donnie Nelson’s discovery of Dirk Nowitzki grew from helping make Lithuania relevant on the world basketball stage. The Dallas Mavericks personnel guru is one of the NBA pioneers of European scouting. Nowitzki is retiring after the big German’s record 21 ...

Rangers spoil Clevinger’s return to mound

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Lance Lynn had another quality start, Danny Santana homered and the Texas Rangers beat Cleveland 7-2 on Monday night to spoil Mike Clevinger’s return from the injured list. Lynn (8-4) struck out nine without a walk and gave up one run over seven innings. The ...

Michigan rides Henry’s 3-hitter to victory over FSU

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Tommy Henry limited Florida State to three hits, and Jesse Franklin’s first-inning home run stood up in Michigan’s 2-0 win at the College World Series on Monday night. The Wolverines (48-20) took control of Bracket 1 in their first CWS appearance since 1984 and need ...

Former Browns QB McCown retires

NEW YORK (AP) — Josh McCown was sometimes the starting quarterback, often the backup — and always among the most-respected and well-liked players in whatever locker room he was in. And there were many. McCown, who turns 40 on July 4, wrote in a piece for The Players’ Tribune posted ...

Former hoops player Woodland finally hits his big shot — but on the course

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The stage was among the best in the land. Thousands were watching him. Victory was in his grasp. Gary Woodland didn’t just dream of such a moment, he genuinely expected it would happen. Just not like this. Woodland always imagined being at Allen Fieldhouse, ...

Is Elon Musk closing troublesome Twitter account or teasing?

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tesla CEO Elon Musk abruptly revealed that he is closing the popular Twitter account that has repeatedly landed him in legal trouble, but then proceeded to keep it open long after announcing he had deleted it. The mixed messaging began to unfold Sunday when Musk changed ...

Boeing apologizes for Max crashes as Airbus rakes in sales

LE BOURGET, France (AP) — Boeing executives apologized Monday to airlines and families of victims of 737 Max crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia, as the U.S. plane maker struggles to regain the trust of regulators, pilots and the global traveling public. Some victims’ families welcomed ...

Educating readers on prosopagnosia

Dear Annie: I read your column every day and am a faithful fan. Your column reaches a multitude of readers and is a valuable way to enlighten and educate on topics either not talked about or not well known. I wanted to write to you about a condition that my son has, in hopes of educating people ...

Bacteria are to blame for stinky shoes and feet

Dear Dr. Roach: My nephew has foot odor. Even after showering, his feet have a bad odor. His shoes smell bad and have to be replaced often. What is the remedy for this problem? — B.C. Answer: Foot odor is caused mostly by bacteria living on your feet. Bacteria thrive in warm and moist ...

Spice your turkey burgers up with some mango chutney

By America’s Test Kitchen Sweet, spicy, fruity and jammy, mango chutney is a powerhouse ingredient common in Indian cuisine that can liven up even the most mild-mannered of dishes. We first tried packing some chutney into our Classic Turkey Burgers by mixing it with the ground turkey, but ...

Overflowing Great Lakes pose new threat for endangered bird

GLEN HAVEN, Mich. (AP) — Peering through a spotting scope mounted on a tripod, researcher Alice Van Zoeren notices a piping plover skittering across a sandy, pebble-strewn Lake Michigan beach and hopping into a nest, swapping places with its mate. “Nest exchange! Did you see it?” Van ...

Enbridge to begin rock, soil sampling in Straits of Mackinac

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Enbridge Inc. said Monday that it is moving ahead with the collection of rock and soil samples in the Straits of Mackinac while it prepares for a court battle with Michigan’s governor over a planned oil pipeline tunnel there. The Canadian company, which has ...

Senate proposal tackles issue of custody of troubled kids

COLUMBUS (AP) — A legislative proposal would help Ohio parents keep custody of troubled children who require desperately needed and expensive services. A measure in the Senate version of Ohio’s two-year budget is aimed at so-called “multisystem youths” who need help from service ...

Masked gunman killed in shootout at Dallas courthouse

DALLAS (AP) — An Army veteran wearing a mask and carrying more than 150 rounds of ammunition for his high-powered rifle was shot dead Monday after he opened fire outside a busy federal courthouse in downtown Dallas, authorities said. Federal officers killed 22-year-old Brian Isaack Clyde ...

Abortion foes, supporters pack hearing in Massachusetts

BOSTON (AP) — Activists on both sides of the abortion divide clashed Monday on a bill in Massachusetts that would let women obtain an abortion after 24 weeks of pregnancy in cases of “fatal fetal anomalies.” The bill, called the “Roe Act” by supporters, would amend current state ...

Lawmakers raise alarm after wave of Philly shootings

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Lawmakers from Philadelphia called for increased action from state and city officials Monday to stem a rising tide of gun violence that included a fatal shooting when someone sprayed gunfire into a high school graduation party at a public park. The bloody weekend comes ...

Gloria Vanderbilt, heiress, jeans queen, dies at 95

NEW YORK (AP) — Gloria Vanderbilt, the intrepid heiress, artist and romantic who began her extraordinary life as the “poor little rich girl” of the Great Depression, survived family tragedy and multiple marriages and reigned during the 1970s and ‘80s as a designer jeans pioneer, died ...

‘Greening of America’ author Charles Reich dead at 91

NEW YORK (AP) — Charles Reich, the author and Ivy League academic whose “The Greening of America” blessed the counterculture of the 1960s and became a million-selling manifesto for a new and euphoric way of life, has died. Reich’s nephew Daniel Reich said he died Saturday after being ...

Small media company to run Sports Illustrated for new owner

NEW YORK (AP) — The company that recently bought Sports Illustrated has found someone to run it: a small media company called Maven. Authentic Brands Group bought Sports Illustrated from publishing giant Meredith last month. At the time, the companies said Meredith would run the magazine ...

‘Hunger Games’ prequel novel coming in 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — A decade after seemingly wrapping up “The Hunger Games,” Suzanne Collins is bringing readers back to Panem. A prequel, set 64 years before the beginning of her multimillion-selling trilogy, is coming next year. The novel, currently untitled, is scheduled for release on ...