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No contest: LeBron, Cavs pound Celtics early in Game 3 rout

CLEVELAND (AP) — Before taking the floor, LeBron James stood in the hallway with his teammates outside Cleveland’s locker room and pounded his chest with both hands. The Celtics got thumped next. James had 27 points and 12 assists, Kevin Love added 14 rebounds and the...

Police search for motive in Texas school shooting

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — The mother of one of the 10 people killed at a Texas high school said her daughter recently rejected the romantic advances of the 17-year-old charged in the shootings, a possible motive for the violent tragedy. Sadie Rodriguez said her daughter, Shana...

Taiwan president, pressed by Beijing, pledges more security

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — President Tsai Ing-wen says Taiwan will step up security to respond to military threats from China. Tsai’s comments Sunday in responses posted online to questions from the public follow mounting pressure by Beijing, which claims the self-ruled...

Family, friends recall shooting victims’ optimism, humor

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — Hardworking. Funny. Loving. Grieving family and friends recalled the endearing qualities of some of the victims of Friday’s mass shooting at a Texas high school, as authorities on Saturday released the names of the 10 killed. Eight of the 10...

Texas school gunman: ‘I’m going to kill you.’ Then he fired

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — The suspect in the Texas school shooting began his attack by firing a shotgun through an art classroom door, shattering a glass pane and sending panicked students to the entryway to block him from getting inside, witnesses said. Dmitrios Pagourtzis...

Kluber Strikes Out 10, Pitches Indians Past Astros 5-4

HOUSTON (AP) — Corey Kluber struck out 10, Michael Brantley and Yan Gomes hit home runs and the Cleveland Indians defeated the Houston Astros 5-4 on Saturday. The reigning AL Cy Young Award winner made his 22nd straight start of allowing no more than three earned runs, breaking...

LeBron, Cavs Overpower Celtics 116-86 In Game 3

CLEVELAND (AP) — Before taking the floor, LeBron James stood in the hallway with his teammates outside Cleveland’s locker room and pounded his chest with both hands. The Celtics got thumped next. James had 27 points and 12 assists, Kevin Love added 14 rebounds and the...

McCaskill defends CIA vote, says reasons are classified

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri on Saturday defended her vote against President Donald Trump’s pick for CIA director but said the specific reasons were classified. McCaskill was one of the few Democrats facing a difficult...

Two hurt in motorcycle-car collision

Both drivers were injured this afternoon when a motorcycle collided with a car on Hancock County 140, west of Findlay, the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reported. Alice Rose, 88, of Findlay, was driving a 2005 Buick LaCrosse southbound around 3:30 p.m. when she turned left at...

Mayor who pulled Confederate statues honored with JFK award

BOSTON (AP) — The former mayor of New Orleans is being honored for his leadership in removing Confederate memorials in his city. Mitch Landrieu will be presented with the 2018 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award for standing behind his decision to take down four...