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Herman Wouk, a consummate writer until the end, dies at 103

May. 17, 2019 6:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Herman Wouk was a prize-winning, million-selling author never quite in fashion. He was a religious Jew among secular peers, a respecter of authority in a field of rebels. He didn't brag like Norman Mailer and was spared the demons driving the madness of Philip Roth's "Portnoy's Complaint."...

'Caine Mutiny,' 'Winds of War' author Herman Wouk has died

May. 17, 2019 12:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Herman Wouk, the versatile, Pulitzer Prize winning author of such million-selling novels as "The Caine Mutiny" and "The Winds of War" whose steady Jewish faith inspired his stories of religious values and secular success, died on Friday at 103. Wouk was just 10 days shy of his 104th...

WNBA hires Deloitte CEO Engelbert as commissioner

May. 15, 2019 7:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA has a new leader with a new title. The league hired Cathy Engelbert as commissioner on Wednesday. The previous four leaders of the WNBA had been known as president. "Commissioner, first of all, honored and humbled to have that title. And it comes with awesome responsibility ......

Comedian Tim Conway of 'The Carol Burnett Show' dies at 85

May. 14, 2019 5:09 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tim Conway, the impish second banana to Carol Burnett who won four Emmy Awards on her TV variety show, starred aboard "McHale's Navy" and later voiced the role of Barnacle Boy for "Spongebob Squarepants," has died. He was 85. Conway died Tuesday morning in a Los Angeles care facility,...

Deferred prosecution for former sheriff's captain

May. 14, 2019 2:28 PM EDT

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A former Cascade County sheriff's captain who was charged with misdemeanor embezzlement for taking a service firearm purchased with county funds has reached a six-month deferred prosecution agreement. The Great Falls Tribune reports Raymond Hitchcock is required to abide by all...

Column: IndyCar and NASCAR roar into showcase month of May

May. 13, 2019 4:17 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The most prolific month in motorsports arrived with two strong races with IndyCar and NASCAR both opening May with momentum-grabbing entertaining events that should carry the series through their Memorial Day showcases. Simon Pagenaud, his future with Team Penske shaky because of a...

Kentucky State Police welcomes recruits to training academy

May. 13, 2019 4:51 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky State Police Training Academy is welcoming 72 new recruits. A news release says the recruits are an encouraging sight to the law enforcement agency that has experienced several retirements recently. The training at the academy in Frankfort lasts 25 weeks and includes more...

Man City prolongs Liverpool drought by retaining EPL title

May. 12, 2019 5:37 PM EDT

BRIGHTON, England (AP) — Earning 97 points is almost always enough to win the Premier League. Not for Liverpool, which had the misfortune of running up against a Manchester City team setting new standards of excellence. Only for 21 minutes during Sunday's season finale was the title in Liverpool's hands....

'Pikachu' tries to dethrone the 'Avengers,' but just misses

May. 12, 2019 2:16 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Pokémon Detective Pikachu" gave "Avengers: Endgame" a run for its money this weekend at the box office, but the superheroes managed to hold onto the throne once again. The Walt Disney Co. said Sunday that the Marvel blockbuster earned an estimated $63.1 million from its third...

Goalies helped spark turnarounds for Blues, Sharks

May. 10, 2019 6:43 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — St. Louis' season started to turn around as soon as goalie Jordan Binnington came up from the minors to help lead the Blues from the bottom of the standings. The key moment for their opponent in the Western Conference final came much later in the year when San Jose coach Peter...