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Illinois pension buyouts may not bring savings budget claims

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois’ new state budget relies on more than $400 million in savings from a new pension buyout plan that finance experts caution is highly speculative and may not save as much money as lawmakers say. The budget sailed through the Legislature this week...

The Latest: Price of lunch with Warren Buffett is $3.3M

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Latest on the winning bid for a lunch with investor Warren Buffett (all times local): 10:30 p.m. An anonymous bidder has offered more than $3.3 million to win a private lunch with legendary investor Warren Buffett. The online auction that raises money...

Southern Miss blanks DBU 9-0

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Cole Donaldson knocked in five runs and second-seeded Southern Miss pounded Dallas Baptist 9-0 on Friday night in the NCAA Tournament. Nick Sandlin (10-0) pitched seven scoreless innings while striking out 10 for the Golden Eagles (44-16), who will...

Taillon shuts down Cards to lift struggling Pirates, 4-0

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jameson Taillon pitched three-hit ball over eight innings and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-0 on Friday night for their second win in their past seven games. Pittsburgh had lost three straight to St. Louis during a 3-10 stretch,...

Minnesota crushes Canisius 10-1

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Reggie Meyer allowed just one run in eight innings and top-seeded Minnesota cruised past Canisius 10-1 on Friday night to open its NCAA Tournament play. Terrin Vavra had three hits and three RBI for the Golden Gophers (42-13), who will host UCLA on...

Denison helps Troy upset Duke 6-0 at NCAA Tournament

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Joey Denison drove in four runs to help Troy upset Duke 6-0 on Friday night in the Athens Regional. Brody Binder and Rigsby Mosley each drove in runs to help the third-seeded Trojans (42-19) earn a rain-delayed victory. Troy will face the Campbell-Georgia...

Escobar homers twice as Twins beat Indians 7-4

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Eduardo Escobar hit two homers and drove in four runs, Jose Berrios pitched six effective innings and the Minnesota Twins pulled away for a 7-4 win against the Cleveland Indians on Friday night. Escobar’s three-run homer in the first started the...

Litton’s 4 RBIs lead East Carolina by UNC Wilmington 16-7

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Connor Litton homered and drove in four runs, and East Carolina beat UNC Wilmington 16-7 on Friday night in the NCAA baseball tournament. Drew Henrickson added three RBIs to help the top-seeded Pirates (44-16) earn a matchup with second-seeded South...

Trump-Kim summit is back on. How do Singaporeans feel?

SINGAPORE (AP) — Now that the historic summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is back on track on June 12, residents of Singapore — the Southeast Asian city-state hosting the talks — shared their views and expectations....

Houston beats Purdue 9-1 in NCAA Tournament

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Lael Lockhart Jr. homered, Joe Davis drove in two runs and Houston beat Purdue 9-1 on Friday night in the NCAA Tournament. Lockhart’s three-run homer in the ninth helped the third-seeded Cougars (37-23) advance to face North Carolina, the...