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Jones scores 19, Sun beat Fever 94-85 for third straight win

May. 20, 2022 22:03 PM EDT

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Jonquel Jones scored 19 points and the Connecticut Sun beat the Indiana Fever 94-85 on Friday night for their third straight victory. DeWanna Bonner had 18 points and Alyssa Thomas added 17 for Connecticut (3-1), which put six players in double figures....

Ryu sharp in 1st win of year, Blue Jays beat Votto, Reds 2-1

May. 20, 2022 22:02 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Hyun Jin Ryu pitched six shutout innings to earn his first victory of the season, and the Blue Jays held Reds star Joey Votto in check in his return from COVID-19 as Toronto beat Cincinnati 2-1 Friday night. Toronto improved to 11-6 in one-run games. They are 21-18...

Judge: COVID asylum restrictions must continue on border

May. 20, 2022 22:01 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Pandemic-related restrictions on migrants seeking asylum on the southern border must continue, a judge ruled Friday in an order blocking the Biden administration’s plan to lift them early next week. The ruling was just the latest instance of a court derailing...

Small forest blaze burns in gusty, dry Northern California

May. 20, 2022 21:59 PM EDT

CAMPTONVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters battled small blazes near Sacramento and in the Sierra Nevada on Friday as forecasters warned of critical fire weather conditions in the interior of Northern California due to gusty winds and low humidity levels. Red flag warnings were in...

Final-hour rally yanks Wall Street from maw of bear market

May. 20, 2022 21:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street rumbled to the edge of a bear market Friday after another drop for stocks briefly sent the S&P 500 more than 20% below its peak set early this year. The S&P 500 index, which sits at the heart of most workers’ 401(k) accounts, was down as much...

2 arrested in nonfatal shootings outside Michigan graduation

May. 20, 2022 21:57 PM EDT

KENTWOOD, Mich. (AP) — Authorities said Friday that detectives arrested two 18-year-olds in the shooting of two people outside of a high school graduation ceremony near Grand Rapids this week. The Kent County Sheriff’s Office said its detectives, with the help of the Michigan...

Racine officer shoots, kills man after traffic stop

May. 20, 2022 21:51 PM EDT

RACINE, Wis. (AP) — Police in Racine said an officer shot and killed an armed man Friday after a foot chase that began with a traffic stop. Chief Maurice Robinson said the officer sought to stop a vehicle at about 1 p.m. to carry out a search warrant for a felon in possession of a...

Rare northern Michigan twister kills 1, injures more than 40

May. 20, 2022 21:39 PM EDT

GAYLORD, Mich. (AP) — A rare northern Michigan tornado tore through a small community on Friday, killing at least one person and injuring more than 40 others as it flipped vehicles, tore roofs from buildings and downed trees and power lines. The twister hit Gaylord, a city of about...

Not much wind and a lot of Will as Zalatoris leads at PGA

May. 20, 2022 21:37 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma wind came sweeping through Southern Hills and then swiftly left town in time for Will Zalatoris, Bubba Watson and yes, even Tiger Woods, to bring a sleepy PGA Championship to life on Friday. Zalatoris hit the ball on the button whether he was in the...

Woods plays through pain, makes another major cut at PGA

May. 20, 2022 21:36 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tiger Woods clenched his jaw when the pain hit. He limped, occasionally used a driver like a cane, and pushed his rebuilt right leg over and through the hills and swales of Southern Hills on Friday with a singular mission: to get to the weekend at the PGA...