Gordon leads Rockets over Warriors 98-94 to take series lead

HOUSTON (AP) — Eric Gordon came off the bench to score 24 points and his steal on Golden State’s last possession secured a 98-94 victory Thursday night that gave the Houston Rockets a 3-2 lead in the Western Conference finals. The Rockets head into Game 6 on Saturday...

Cyclone Mekunu to be ‘extremely severe’ on landfall in Oman

SALALAH, Oman (AP) — Meteorologists are warning that Cyclone Mekunu is expected to be “extremely severe” when it makes landfall on the Arabian Peninsula this weekend, after earlier thrashing the Yemeni island of Socotra. At least 17 people are missing from...

The Latest: Kansas water park to open 6 rides, close others

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on developments surrounding a state audit of a Kansas water park where a boy was killed on a waterslide in 2016 (all times local): 10 p.m. A Kansas water park where a boy died on a waterslide in 2016 says it will open for its season Friday...

The Latest: Woman admits pressing charges against Weinstein

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the sexual misconduct probe of Harvey Weinstein (all times local): 9:30 p.m. Former actress Lucia Evans confirms she’s pressing charges against Harvey Weinstein, who officials say will surrender to authorities on Friday to face criminal...

Police: 2 shot at Oklahoma restaurant; suspect dead

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A man armed with a pistol walked into an Oklahoma City restaurant at the dinner hour Thursday and opened fire, wounding two customers, before being shot dead by a handgun-carrying civilian in the parking lot, police said. The shooting happened about...

Acupuncture Helps Ohio Addicts On Road To Recovery

CIRCLEVILLE, Ohio (AP) — As the man with the handful of tiny needles moved closer, Sarah Downs’ nervousness grew with his every step. She rocked back and forth in her plastic chair. She fidgeted. She bounced a leg. She was there in the meeting room of the Pickaway Area...

Death sentence overturned for intellectually disabled man

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man who has been on California’s death row for more than three decades can’t be executed because he’s intellectually disabled, the state’s highest court ruled Thursday. In a unanimous decision, the California Supreme Court...

Prize-winning children’s author Richard Peck dies at 84

NEW YORK (AP) — Prize-winning children’s author Richard Peck, who drew upon his Illinois roots for such favorites as “A Long Way from Chicago” and “A Year Down Yonder,” has died. Peck died on Wednesday at his home in New York City at age 84....

Judge set to order proper meals for Muslim inmates in Alaska

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A judge plans to issue an order Friday requiring that an Alaska jail provide suitable meals to Muslim inmates as they break their daily fasts during Ramadan. U.S. District Court Judge H. Russel Holland said at a hearing Thursday that the emergency...

Rachel Dolezal, who posed as black, accused of welfare fraud

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A former NAACP leader in Washington state whose life unraveled after she was outed as a white woman pretending to be black has been charged with welfare fraud. Rachel Dolezal, who legally changed her name to Nkechi Diallo in 2016, was charged this week...