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Numbers explain how and why West bakes, burns and dries out

Jul. 14, 2021 14:51 PM EDT

The American West is baking, burning and drying in intertwined extreme weather. Four sets of numbers explain how bad it is now, while several others explain why it got this bad. The West is going through “the trifecta of an epically dry year followed by incredible heat...

Matilda Castren leads rain-delayed LPGA Tour event in Texas

Jul. 02, 2021 22:11 PM EDT

THE COLONY, Texas (AP) — Matilda Castren shot a 5-under 66 after a six-hour storm delay Friday to take the lead in the suspended second round of the Volunteers of America Classic. With the start of play delayed by lightning and rain, the 26-year-old former Florida State...

Matilda Castren first Finnish winner in LPGA Tour history

Jun. 13, 2021 23:12 PM EDT

DALY CITY, Calif. (AP) — Matilda Castren became the first Finnish winner in LPGA Tour history Sunday in the LPGA MEDIHEAL Championship, pulling away on the front-nine at foggy Lake Merced and holding off Min Lee by two strokes. “It’s a huge honor to be a winner as a...

Taiwan's Min Lee takes 2-shot lead at Lake Merced

Jun. 12, 2021 22:20 PM EDT

DALY CITY, Calif. (AP) — Min Lee made a 15-foot birdie putt on the par-5 18th for a 4-under 68 and two-stroke lead Saturday in the LPGA MEDIHEAL Championship. Coming off a Symetra Tour victory, Lee also birdied the par-5 15th and par-3 17th to pull away from former...

Leona Maguire takes LPGA Tour lead at Lake Merced

Jun. 10, 2021 22:46 PM EDT

DALY CITY, Calif. (AP) — Irish rookie Leona Maguire shot a 7-under 65 on Thursday at Lake Merced to take the first-round lead in the LPGA MEDIHEAL Championship, the tour's second straight event on the San Francisco Peninsula. Lexi Thompson followed her Sunday back-nine...

PGA makes 3rd stop in South Carolina, LPGA stays by the bay

Jun. 08, 2021 10:54 AM EDT

PGA TOUR PALMETTO CHAMPIONSHIP AT CONGAREE Site: Ridgeland, South Carolina. Course: Congaree GC. Yardage: 7,655. Par: 71. Prize money: $7.3 million. Winner's share: $1.314 million. ...

$11B for transit would aid bullet train, move Olympic crowds

May. 14, 2021 20:08 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday proposed spending an additional $11 billion on transportation improvements, much of it for a troubled bullet train intended to eventually link California's major metropolitan areas and for projects supporting the 2028 Summer Olympics in...