Las Vegas routs New York 78-63 in Bill Laimbeer’s return

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Bill Laimbeer and the Las Vegas Aces didn’t show any fatigue from playing back-to-back nights. Dearica Hamby scored 17 points and Kayla McBride added 16 to lead a balanced offense in the Aces’ 78-63 victory over the New York Liberty on...

Steinbrenner says Yankees exploring rotation upgrade

NEW YORK (AP) — Hal Steinbrenner says his New York Yankees may need a starting pitching upgrade if they’re going to reach their first World Series since 2009. Steinbrenner, the Yankees managing general partner, said Wednesday the club will explore the trade market for...

Koreas holding military talks to reduce tensions on border

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The rival Koreas were holding rare high-level military talks Thursday to discuss reducing tensions across their heavily fortified border. It’s possible North Korean officials during the talks at the border village of Panmunjom will seek a...

Rebel Wilson has Australian defamation payout slashed

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Rebel Wilson has had her record 4.6 million Australian dollar ($3.5 million) damages award in a defamation case slashed to AU$600,000 ($454,000) after a magazine publisher appealed the amount of the payout. The 38-year-old Australian comic...

AP source: Cowboys make Zack Martin NFL’s highest-paid guard

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The deal making Zack Martin of the Dallas Cowboys the highest-paid guard in the NFL is finally done. The Cowboys and Martin agreed to terms on an $84 million, six-year contract extension that should keep the two-time All-Pro in Dallas through at least...

Jets OC Bates throwing whole playbook at rookie Darnold

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Jeremy Bates is not treating his rookie quarterback with kid gloves. No coddling. No easing into things. The New York Jets offensive coordinator has Sam Darnold on the fast track, and the No. 3 overall pick from Southern California is handling...

The Latest: Central Colorado wildfire likely human-caused

DENVER (AP) — The Latest on the wildfires burning in the West: (all times local): 7:10 p.m. Investigators say a wildfire that scorched an area of Colorado known for its ski resorts, forcing the evacuation of more than 1,300 homes, was likely human-caused. Summit Fire Chief...

Agencies Search For Suspect Who Fled Into Ohio River

VILLA HILLS, Ky. (AP) — Authorities in Kentucky and Ohio are searching for a man who police say jumped into the Ohio River while he was being sought by officers. News outlets report the man’s identity hasn’t been released. Cincinnati police said in a tweet that he is...

A Year After Shooting, GOP Lawmakers Hold Firm On Gun Rights

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the year since House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and others were shot at a congressional baseball practice, mass shootings have occurred at a Texas church, a Las Vegas music festival and high schools in Parkland, Florida, and Santa Fe, Texas. Ohio Rep. Brad...

Wedding dress mistakenly donated to Goodwill

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts woman is on a desperate search to find her wedding dress that was mistakenly donated to Goodwill. Rachele Familia tells WGGB-TV she was storing her wedding dress at her aunt and uncle’s house. Familia married in 2004, and her...