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Effort to help monarch butterflies gets boost in marketplace

Aug. 21, 2018 9:52 AM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — An initiative to market milkweed for the benefit of monarch butterflies — and the farmers in Quebec and Vermont who grow it — is getting a boost from a Canadian parka company that is renewing its commitment to sell coats made with the plant's floss. It's an experimental...

Morales hits 2 home runs as Blue Jays beat Orioles 5-3

Aug. 21, 2018 2:05 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Two bigs swings from Kendrys Morales made sure the Toronto Blue Jays stayed perfect at home against Baltimore. Morales homered twice, Marco Estrada pitched 5 1/3 innings to win his second straight start and the Blue Jays beat Baltimore 5-3 on Monday night, improving to 8-0 at home against...

Washington judge blocks kill order on wolves to save cattle

Aug. 20, 2018 8:10 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A judge in Washington has issued an emergency order blocking the state from killing members of a wolf pack that have been preying on cattle. The Department of Fish and Wildlife had announced Monday morning that it would immediately begin efforts to kill members of the wolf pack who...

No. 1 Halep withdraws from final tune-up for US Open

Aug. 20, 2018 3:22 PM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Top-ranked Simona Halep has withdrawn from the Connecticut Open, citing a sore right Achilles tendon. The Romanian was scheduled to play Tuesday in New Haven, but says in a statement her Achilles is sore from "two weeks of many matches and I need to recover in time for the U.S....

Keystone XL company moves to condemn South Dakota land

Aug. 20, 2018 2:28 PM EDT

BUFFALO, S.D. (AP) — The company planning the Keystone XL oil pipeline is moving to condemn private land in South Dakota. TransCanada Corp. has filed eminent domain petitions in state court against parcels of Harding County land owned by two families, The Rapid City Journal reported . At least one family...

Barrett has 23 points, 11 assists, Duke wins Canadian finale

Aug. 19, 2018 9:08 PM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — R.J. Barrett had 23 points and 11 assists to help Duke beat McGill University 103-58 on Sunday night in the Blue Devils' third and final game on a Canadian exhibition tour. Duke opened the tour with two games in Barrett's hometown of Mississauga, Ontario, beating Ryerson 86-67 on Wednesday...

Finally! Djokovic beats Federer for 1st Cincinnati title

Aug. 19, 2018 7:15 PM EDT

MASON, Ohio (AP) — Novak Djokovic gave his racket to a fan and tossed his sweatbands into the stands. No need for mementos from this victory. The long-awaited Rookwood pottery trophy would be plenty. Djokovic finally mastered the one tournament that's eluded him, beating nemesis Roger Federer 6-4, 6-4 on...

Happ gets slam help from Bird, Yankees beat Blue Jays 10-2

Aug. 19, 2018 7:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In a lopsided win, this was not the kind of big hit the New York Yankees hoped to see. Didi Gregorius hurt his left heel in a collision at first base during a 10-2 romp over Toronto on Sunday, an injury that could sideline the star shortstop for a while. "It's something that we'll monitor...

Science Says: Hotter weather turbocharges US West wildfires

Aug. 19, 2018 5:02 PM EDT

As temperatures rise in the U.S. West, so do the flames. The years with the most acres burned by wildfires have some of the hottest temperatures, an Associated Press analysis of fire and weather data found. As human-caused climate change has warmed the world over the past 35 years, the land consumed by flames has...

Wondolowski's goal helps Earthquakes to 1-1 tie with Toronto

Aug. 19, 2018 12:27 AM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Chris Wondolowski scored in the tying goal in the 77th minute in the San Jose Earthquakes' 1-1 draw with Toronto FC on Saturday night. Wondolowski ran onto a long pass from Nick Lima and ripped a shot from the right side that bounced off goalkeeper Alex Bono. Wondolowski chased down...