Predators on brink as Rinne struggles again in Pittsburgh

AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pekka Rinne’s struggles in Pittsburgh have his Nashville Predators on the brink of elimination. The Penguins overwhelmed Rinne and the Predators again, sending Nashville’s star goaltender to the bench in Pittsburgh for a...

Predators-Penguins Sums

First Period_1, Pittsburgh, Schultz 4 (Hornqvist, Crosby), 1:31 (pp). 2, Pittsburgh, Rust 7 (Kunitz, Daley), 6:43. 3, Pittsburgh, Malkin 10 (Hainsey, Kessel), 19:49. Penalties_Ellis, NSH, (holding), 0:50; Pittsburgh bench, served by S.Wilson (too many men on the ice), 10:06;...

Pulisic scores twice, US beats Trinidad 2-0 in qualifying

AP Photo/David Zalubowski COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) — Christian Pulisic rescued the United States with a pair of second-half goals, and the Americans beat Trinidad and Tobago 2-0 on Thursday night to move into third place at the halfway point in the final round of World Cup...

Lake Erie Water Level Up To 574 Feet, Close To Record High

CLEVELAND (AP) — Lake Erie water levels have risen to a near record high, causing flood concern for nearby homeowners. Lake Erie’s last reading put the body of water at 574 feet (175 meters), just 7.3 inches (19 centimeters) shy of an all-time high in 1986. Environmental...

NBA Finals Game 3 Ratings Up 22 Percent From Last Year

CLEVELAND (AP) — Game 3 of the NBA Finals drew 20.5 million viewers on ABC, an increase of 22 percent from last season. Golden State’s 118-113 victory over Cleveland was the closest game of the series and the most-watched Game 3 ever on ABC, according to Nielsen numbers...

LeBron Not Faulting Warriors For Building Powerhouse Team

CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James knew what might happen when Kevin Durant merged with the Warriors, a 73-win team out for revenge. James understood the potential of this Golden State goliath with more firepower than perhaps anything the NBA has seen before. And although he’s...

Top Takeaways: Comey's high-drama testimony distilled

AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite WASHINGTON (AP) — Nuanced conversations. Conflicting versions of events. Lingering intrigue. For all of the things that came into clearer focus with Thursday’s testimony from fired FBI Director James Comey, plenty of other questions...

In war-shaken Philippine city, civilians struggle to escape

AP Photo/Aaron Favila MARAWI, Philippines (AP) — In a lull in the fighting, Rohaina Salic first heard a distant voice telling civilians trapped in the war-shaken city of Marawi they could finally emerge from their homes. She didn’t know whether the plea was from the...
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Ivanka Trump's brand distances itself from China shoemaker

AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein SHANGHAI (AP) — Ivanka Trump’s fashion brand sought to distance itself from a Chinese manufacturer that has come under scrutiny after activists investigating labor conditions there were detained, saying the company last made its products...

30-day deportation reprieve for Hawaii coffee farmer

AP Photo/Jennifer Sinco Kelleher HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii coffee farmer who entered the United States illegally from Mexico nearly three decades ago has been granted a 30-day reprieve on a deportation order. Andres Magana Ortiz, 43, must return to the country he left at 15...