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  • Durant’s 32 points send Warriors past LeBron, Cavs 118-108

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Kevin Durant scored 32 points, Stephen Curry added 23 and the Golden State Warriors extended their road winning streak to 13 games with a 118-108 Martin Luther King holiday victory Monday night over the Cleveland Cavaliers, their struggling NBA Finals foes. Durant scored 16 in the third quarter for the defending NBA champions, who haven’t lost outside Oracle Arena since Nov. 22. LeBron James scored 32 points and Kevin Love 17 for Cleveland, which had its home […]

  • Man’s stifled sneeze leads to ruptured throat and a hospital stay

    ENGLAND – If you are about to sneeze — even if you are in a quiet place — doctors would advise you to let it rip. A 34-year-old unnamed man in Britain learned that lesson the hard way and had to spend two weeks in the hospital due to his resulting injury. That’s according to a case report with the cringe-inducing title “Snap, crackle and pop: when sneezing leads to crackling in the neck.” The report was published Monday in […]

  • Helicopter for utility work crashes into Ohio field, killing 2

    STONY RIDGE, Ohio— A utility company helicopter has crashed into a snowy Ohio field, killing the two people on board. A witness reported the crash around midday Monday just south of the Ohio Turnpike in Wood County. The county sheriff’s office says the aircraft is affiliated with a utility company surveying power lines in the area and the two people who died aren’t from the area. There’s no word on what caused the crash. The Blade newspaper reports Sheriff Mark […]

  • Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan dead at 46

    LONDON — Dolores O’Riordan, lead singer of Irish rock band The Cranberries, died suddenly on Monday. She was 46. O’Riordan died in London, where she was recording, publicist Lindsey Holmes said. “No further details are available at this time,” Holmes said, adding that the singer’s family was “devastated” by the news. Formed in Limerick, Ireland at the end of the 1980s, The Cranberries became international stars in the 90s with hits including “Zombie” and “Linger” that fused the alternative rock edge […]

  • LeBron James reflects on MLK’s legacy

    INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — LeBron James says honoring the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. is more important than ever because “we’re trying to be divided right now by somebody.” James was referring to President Trump, whom the Cavaliers star has openly criticized in the past. James spoke Monday as he and his teammates prepared to host Golden State in one 11 NBA games played on the national holiday for the civil rights leader who was assassinated 50 years ago. James […]

  • Trump defends himself anew against charges that he is racist

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.— President Donald Trump is defending himself anew against accusations that he is racist, this time after recent disparaging comments about Haiti and African nations. “No, No. I’m not a racist,” Trump said Sunday, after reporters asked him to respond to those who think he is. “I am the least racist person you have ever interviewed. That I can tell you.” Trump also denied making the statements attributed to him, but avoided the details of what he […]

  • My guns or my ganja? Firearm-owning pot fans face a choice

    HARRISBURG, Pa. — The federal government says grass and guns don’t mix, and that is putting gun owners who use marijuana — and the strongly pro-gun-rights administration of President Donald Trump — in a potentially uncomfortable position. As gun-loving Pennsylvania becomes the latest state to operate a medical marijuana program, with the first dispensary on track to begin sales next month, authorities are warning patients that federal law bars marijuana users from having guns or ammunition. “They’re going to have […]

  • Comedian Aziz Ansari responds to sex misconduct allegations

    LOS ANGELES — Comedian Aziz Ansari has responded to allegations of sexual misconduct by a woman he dated last year. Ansari said in a statement Sunday that he apologized last year when she told him about her discomfort during a sexual encounter in his apartment he said he believed to be consensual. The woman, identified as a 23-year-old photographer in an interview with Babe.net, says she was furious when she saw Ansari was wearing a “Time’s Up” pin while accepting […]

  • Man charged with kidnapping after holding Ohio boy hostage for 30 hours

    WEST CHESTER, Ohio (AP) — A sheriff said an armed man used a 10-year-old boy as “a shield” during a hostage standoff of around 30 hours that ended peacefully Sunday morning. Butler County authorities said the boy was taken to a hospital Sunday morning as a precaution, but no injuries were reported. The gunman, age 31, surrendered and was jailed. He had recently served prison time for felonious assault. “Everywhere he moved, he was using the child as a shield,” […]

  • UK party suspends leader’s girlfriend over Markle remarks

    LONDON (AP) — The U.K. Independence Party on Sunday suspended the membership of the girlfriend of the party’s leader after she reportedly made racist remarks about Prince Harry’s fiancee, American actress Meghan Markle. In a statement, Jo Marney apologized for the “shocking language” she used in a series of text messages to a friend, but said her words had been “taken out of context.” The Mail on Sunday newspaper reported that the 25-year-old Marney, who describes herself as a model […]

  • Ohio confirms 1 case of disease fatal to deer

    REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Department of Agriculture says it has confirmed a positive case of chronic wasting disease in a captive deer and is taking steps to control any spread of the disease. Department officials said in a release Friday that there has been no evidence that the disease has affected the state’s wild deer population. Ohio officials say the positive sample was taken from a single buck on a hunting preserve in Guernsey County. The animal was […]

  • Golf Channel cameramen walk out on coverage amid Sony Open

    HONOLULU (AP) — Union workers for video and audio production at Golf Channel events walked out Sunday over stalled contract negotiations, leading to limited coverage of the final round at the Sony Open and two other events in the Bahamas and Florida. Golf Channel said it has been negotiating an agreement for nine months with International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, a union for tournament technicians at golf tournaments, such as the camera crew. The strike involves only tournaments that […]