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P.J. Washington's free throws finish rally as Mavs beat Thunder 117-116 to reach West finals

May. 19, 2024 00:40 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Kyrie Irving probably wondered if his uncanny run of closeout victories without a loss in his career was finally near an end. The streak lives, and the Dallas Mavericks are through to the Western Conference semifinals for the second time in three seasons. ...

Editorial Roundup: New England

May. 18, 2024 16:51 PM EDT

Bangor Daily News. May 14, 2024. Editorial: Proposal to reclassify marijuana signals important shift away from failed punitive approach A proposal from the Biden administration to reclassify marijuana as a less dangerous substance is a good step in ending America’s...

US intelligence suggests American who vanished in Syria in 2017 has died, daughter says she was told

May. 18, 2024 13:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials have developed specific and highly credible intelligence suggesting that an American citizen who disappeared seven years ago while traveling in Syria has died, the man's daughter said Saturday. Maryam Kamalmaz said in an interview with The...

Man gets 30 years in prison for attacking ex-Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband with a hammer

May. 17, 2024 23:45 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The man who broke into the home of then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi seeking to hold her hostage and bludgeoned her husband with a hammer was sentenced Friday to 30 years in prison. But prosecutors later filed a motion saying the court failed to offer the...

The Sun score 15 straight points in the fourth quarter to pull away from the Mystics 84-77

May. 17, 2024 22:08 PM EDT

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — DeWanna Bonner had 22 points and six of Connecticut's 14 steals, DiJonai Carrington added 21 points and the Sun used a big fourth quarter to beat the Washington Mystics 84-77 on Friday night. Connecticut has won 10 of the last 11 regular-season meetings...

Biden says landmark 1954 Supreme Court ruling on school desegregation was about more than education

May. 17, 2024 17:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The landmark 1954 Supreme Court ruling that desegregated schools was about more than just race in education, President Joe Biden said Friday as he commemorated the 70th anniversary of the decision. It was about the promise of America, he said — that it is “big enough for...

Justice Alito's home flew a US flag upside down after Trump's 'Stop the Steal' claims, a report says

May. 17, 2024 17:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — An upside-down American flag, a symbol associated with former President Donald Trump’s false claims of election fraud, was displayed outside the home of Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito in January 2021, The New York Times reported. A photo obtained and...

The last pandas at any US zoo are expected to leave Atlanta for China this fall

May. 17, 2024 12:38 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The last U.S. zoo with pandas in its care expects to say goodbye to the four giant bears this fall. Zoo Atlanta is making preparations to return panda parents Lun Lun and Yang Yang to China along with their American-born twins Ya Lun and Xi Lun, zoo officials said...

Google wants judge, not jury, to decide upcoming antitrust case in Virginia

May. 17, 2024 09:50 AM EDT

Google on Thursday asked that a judge, rather than a jury, decide whether it violated U.S. antitrust laws by building a monopoly on the technology that powers online advertising. To bolster its case, the tech giant wrote a multimillion-dollar check to the U.S. government that it...

GOP advances Garland contempt charges after White House exerts executive privilege over Biden audio

May. 17, 2024 08:47 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two House committees moved ahead Thursday with contempt charges against Attorney General Merrick Garland for refusing to turn over audio from President Joe Biden’s interview with a special counsel, advancing the matter after the White House's decision to block the release of...