Bootmaker founder's wife, teen, missing in Grand Canyon

Relatively few visitors even try to hike a rugged, remote area at the bottom of the Grand Canyon where the wife of the founder of Merrell Boot Co. and a teenager went missing last weekend, according to the National Park Service. Tapeats Creek, where Lou-Ann Merrell and Jackson...

Get to the net: Behind Blues 3-0, Wild seeking more screens

AP Photo/Michael Dwyer ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — With Minnesota and St. Louis tied in the waning minutes of a game last week, Blues forward David Perron forged ahead like an NFL fullback blocking for the ball carrier. As Perron skated tall between Wild defensemen Jonas Brodin...

Portland's Nurkic out Game 2, Warriors' Durant questionable

AP Photo/Jeff Chiu OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Golden State Warriors figured out how to win during a long stretch without Kevin Durant once. Now they might have to do so again on the playoff stage. Durant missed Golden State’s practice Tuesday because of a strained...

Lawsuit says singer Thalia failed to promote fashion brand

NEW YORK (AP) — A Mexican fashion retailer says superstar singer Thalia (Tah-LEE’-ah) failed to promote her branded products while demanding diva-like perks including a $65,000 plane ride and a $10,000 stylist. The lawsuit filed in Manhattan by EDF Brands charges that...

Battle brews over where to keep LA Zoo's Billy the elephant

AP Photo/Richard Vogel LOS ANGELES (AP) — A city councilman wants to move an Asian elephant from its longtime home at the Los Angeles Zoo to a sanctuary where it can roam more widely, but zoo officials say its habitat is state of the art. Councilman Paul Koretz said Tuesday...

The Latest: Imam: Fresno suspect not part of Islam center

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a fatal shooting near a Catholic Charities facility in downtown Fresno, California (all times local): 1:35 p.m. The imam of the Islamic Cultural Center of Fresno says the suspect in a shooting that killed three people was not a member of...

Shumpert sparks Cavs after Smith hurts hamstring in Game 2

AP Photo/Tony Dejak CLEVELAND (AP) — Iman Shumpert went from odd-man out to go-to guy in just two games. Cleveland’s enigmatic shooting guard never even peeled off his warmups off in the series opener against Indiana, exiled to coach Tyronn Lue’s bench as a...

Egypt policeman dies in gunmen attack near Sinai monastery

CAIRO (AP) — Gunmen opened fire on an Egyptian police checkpoint near the famed Saint Catherine’s Monastery in Sinai late on Tuesday, killing one policeman and wounding four, security and medical officials said. According to the officials, the gunmen were shooting...

South Sudan refugees take 13 UN Congo mission staff hostage

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Unarmed South Sudanese refugees took 13 staff members hostage at a United Nations camp in eastern Congo on Tuesday, demanding that they be moved to another country, the U.N. mission in Congo said. Negotiations with the refugees living at the Munigi...
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Ex Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer offers facts on government

AP Photo/Alex Gallardo NEW YORK (AP) — Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has created a new organization to analyze government spending and revenue to make it easier to understand. He says he created USAFacts because he was frustrated he couldn’t find a single source...