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Plum scores 20, Young adds 19 as Aces beat Mercury 86-74

May. 18, 2022 00:24 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Kelsey Plum scored 20 points and Jackie Young added 19 as all five Las Vegas starters scored in double figures and the Aces beat the Phoenix Mercury 86-74 on Tuesday night. A'ja Wilson had 16 points and nine rebounds, Chelsea Gray added 14 points and nine assists...

Powell: Fed to keep hiking rates until it controls inflation

May. 17, 2022 16:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chair Jerome Powell on Tuesday underscored the Federal Reserve's determination to keep raising interest rates until there is clear evidence inflation is steadily falling — a high-stakes effort that carries the risk of causing an eventual recession. The Fed's...

White House moves to loosen remittance, flight rules on Cuba

May. 16, 2022 20:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration announced Monday that it will expand flights to Cuba, take steps to loosen restrictions on U.S. travelers to the island, and lift Trump-era restrictions on remittances that immigrants can send to people on the island. The State Department...

Jermell Charlo stops Castaño, claims 4th belt at 154 pounds

May. 15, 2022 01:16 AM EDT

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Jermell Charlo had to exercise incredible patience during his quest to become the first undisputed super welterweight champion. After a split draw in his first bout with Brian Castaño last year was followed by a three-month postponement of their rematch...

Records: 2 people in execution knew drugs hadn’t been tested

May. 13, 2022 20:35 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — At least two people connected to a Tennessee execution that was abruptly put on hold last month knew the night before that the lethal injection drugs the state planned to use hadn't undergone some required testing, newly released records show. Citing an...

Asian shares advance on back of rally on Wall Street

Apr. 26, 2022 00:00 AM EDT

Asian shares were mostly higher Tuesday after U.S. stocks stormed back from sharp losses to log strong gains. Tokyo, Hong Kong, Seoul and Shanghai advanced while Sydney declined. Oil prices rose and U.S. futures also were higher. South Korea reported that its economy...

Maryland teen creates award-winning COVID kit for teachers

Apr. 23, 2022 09:04 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Arthur Wang, 17, realized the severity of COVID-19 months before most of his classmates when he got updates about the then novel virus from his uncle, who is a doctor in China. It inspired the Columbia resident to come up with an effort to better support teachers...

Judge rules Amazon must reinstate fired warehouse worker

Apr. 19, 2022 00:18 AM EDT

A judge has ruled Amazon must reinstate a former warehouse employee who was fired in the early days of the pandemic, saying the company “unlawfully” terminated the worker who led a protest calling for Amazon to do more to protect employees against COVID-19. The dispute involving...

Esports expansion sought in Colorado high schools

Apr. 16, 2022 10:11 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Mariana Marquez is a typical high school athlete. She practices with her team, meets with coaches and shows up for game day to compete against other high schoolers. But unlike a varsity football player, her game isn’t on the turf. It’s in front of a screen. ...

Marte, Beer help D-backs rally past Astros 3-2 in 10 innings

Apr. 13, 2022 20:50 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Seth Beer's dramatic game-winning, three-run homer was the talk of Arizona's opening day. He came through in a critical situation again Wednesday. Beer tied the game in the 10th inning with an RBI single, and Ketel Marte followed with a game-ending...