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AP source: Lillard tells USA Basketball he's in for Olympics

Jun. 16, 2021 16:20 PM EDT

Portland guard Damian Lillard has told USA Basketball officials that he will play for the national team in this summer's Tokyo Olympics, a person with knowledge of the decision said Wednesday. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the...

Dead 'murder hornet' near Seattle is 1st found in US in 2021

Jun. 16, 2021 15:38 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Scientists have found a dead Asian giant hornet north of Seattle, the first so-called murder hornet discovered in the country this year, federal and state investigators said Wednesday. Entomologists from the state and U.S. Agriculture departments...

Groups to Canada: Prosecute alleged Guatemalan war criminal

Jun. 16, 2021 14:14 PM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — Two activist groups on Wednesday called for Canada's government to prosecute a man believed to be living in Canada who they say was involved in the massacre of more than 200 people in Guatemala in 1982. The Canadian government has been attempting to...

NHL semifinals full of 'hunger' for first Stanley Cup title

Jun. 16, 2021 02:04 AM EDT

When the Tampa Bay Lightning won the Stanley Cup last year, it was the first time most of their players and coaches had ever lifted the trophy. Now that they have savored the taste of winning, they want to help trade deadline pickup David Savard do the same in his 10th...

Canada, Panama, El Salvador advance in World Cup qualifying

Jun. 16, 2021 01:21 AM EDT

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (AP) — Cyle Larin and Junior Hoilett scored second-half goals, and Canada advanced to the eight-nation regional finals of World Cup qualifying with a 3-0 victory over Haiti on Tuesday night. An own goal by goalkeeper Josué Duverger when he mis-hit...

Frazier snaps tie, Yankees come back to beat Blue Jays 6-5

Jun. 15, 2021 23:59 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Clint Frazier snapped an eighth-inning tie with a pinch-hit double and the New York Yankees hit three solo homers in a much-needed 6-5 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday night. Frazier ripped a line drive inside the third-base line to score...

Study: Half of US cosmetics contain toxic chemicals

Jun. 15, 2021 19:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than half the cosmetics sold in the United States and Canada are awash with a toxic industrial compound associated with serious health conditions, including cancer and reduced birth weight, according to a new study. Researchers at the University...

New Steelers OC Canada to lean on Roethlisberger, run game

Jun. 15, 2021 18:09 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger recently expressed the challenges of learning a new offense in his 18th NFL season. First-year offensive coordinator Matt Canada intends to build off the strengths of the two-time Super Bowl winner,...

Vets Pietrangelo, Perry contributing for Vegas, Montreal

Jun. 15, 2021 16:59 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Alex Pietrangelo and Corey Perry had very different free agent experiences last offseason. Pietrangelo got a private plane trip to Vegas for an in-person meeting with the Golden Knights when the market opened and got a long-term contract worth over $61...

Tropical Storm Bill strengthens some, far off Atlantic coast

Jun. 15, 2021 16:47 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The second named storm of this year’s hurricane season, Tropical Storm Bill, strengthened slightly off the U.S. eastern seaboard on Tuesday, but not for long. It was expected to dissipate on Wednesday over colder water as it approaches the coast of Nova Scotia. ...