South Korea says North Korea missile launch likely failed

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement that North Korea attempted to launch an unidentified missile at about 5:20 a.m. local time but that it is presumed to have failed. The JCS says it is further analyzing the situation, and...

Haiti panel recommends throwing out results of disputed vote

AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A special verification commission on Monday recommended throwing out the disputed results of Haiti’s first-round presidential election because it appeared to be tainted by fraud. Commission President Pierre...

Rangers 9, Indians 2

E_Tomlin (3), Uribe 3 (7). DP_Texas 4, Cleveland 2. LOB_Texas 4, Cleveland 8. 2B_Desmond (13), Rua (5), Byrd (6). HR_Desmond (7), Mazara (9), Napoli (11), Byrd (5). SF_Holaday (2). Umpires_Home, Gabe Morales; First, Tripp Gibson; Second, Manny Gonzalez; Third, Hunter Wendelstedt....

Mazara, Desmond Homer As Rangers Rout Indians 9-2

CLEVELAND (AP) — Nomar Mazara hit a three-run homer, Ian Desmond had a two-run shot and the Texas Rangers beat the Cleveland Indians 9-2 on Monday night. Derek Holland (4-4) pitched six innings and gave up one run — a solo homer by Mike Napoli — to win for the first time since...

The Latest: Zoo Director Stands By Decision To Kill Gorilla

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Latest on the killing of a gorilla after a child fell into its enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo (all times local): 4:10 p.m. The Cincinnati Zoo’s director stands by the decision to kill a gorilla after a boy entered its enclosure. Thane Maynard told...

The Latest: Murray, Jones leads their teams onto ice

AP Photo/Keith Srakocic PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Latest on Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final between the San Jose Sharks and Pittsburgh Penguins (all times local): 7:50 p.m. EDT Goaltenders Matt Murray of Pittsburgh and Martin Jones of San Jose led their teams onto the ice at...
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Elton John doesn’t see Putin, hopes for future meeting

AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin MOSCOW (AP) — Elton John regrets he didn’t get to meet President Vladimir Putin during his current trip to Moscow, but says he’s looking forward to meeting the Russian leader in the future to discuss LGBT issues. Performing Monday before...

Duvall Hits 2 Of Reds’ 5 Homers In 11-8 Win Over Rockies

DENVER (AP) — Adam Duvall had his first career two-homer game, Joey Votto hit his 200th homer and Eugenio Suarez — who came in mired in an 0-for-28 skid — also went deep in the Cincinnati Reds’ 11-8 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Monday. Zack Cozart also homered for...

The Latest: Texas Zoo That Hand-raised Gorilla Mourns Death

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Latest on the killing of gorilla after a child fell into a Cincinnati Zoo enclosure (all times local): 2:15 p.m. The Texas zoo and birthplace of a western lowland gorilla that was shot after a boy fell into its exhibit at the Cincinnati Zoo says it’s...

Cincinnati Zoo director defends killing gorilla to save boy

AP Photo/John Minchillo CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Zoo’s director on Monday defended the decision to kill a gorilla to protect a 4-year-old boy who entered its exhibit, noting it’s easy to second-guess after the child was recovered safely. The male western...