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Watkins Glen won’t host Woodstock 50

WATKINS GLEN (AP) — The fate of the Woodstock 50 festival was unclear Monday when the host of the event pulled out, but organizers said they were in talks with another venue. The festival has faced a series of setbacks, and the latest came Monday afternoon, when Watkins Glen International ...

Goosen among 5 new members of golf Hall

CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA, Calif. (AP) — Retief Goosen woke up in a hospital room, learning later that his body was blackened, bloodied and lifeless from a lightning strike on a tiny South African golf course. Dennis Walters couldn’t feel anything below his waist and knew his dream of playing ...

Durant returns from injury — then gets hurt again

TORONTO (AP) — Kevin Durant’s comeback game for the Golden State Warriors did not last long. Durant left Game 5 of the NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors early in the second quarter, limping off after presumably aggravating the same injury to his lower right leg that had kept him ...

David Ortiz flown to Boston after being shot in a bar

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — David Ortiz was flown to Boston for more medical care Monday after the former Red Sox slugger affectionately known as Big Papi was ambushed by a gunman at a bar in his native Dominican Republic, authorities said. The 43-year-old retired athlete had been ...

Bruins’ consistency faces final test

ST. LOUIS — The strains of Jay-Z and Linkin Park’s “Numb/Encore” mashup emanated from a small speaker on the hallway floor outside the visiting locker room following the Boston Bruins’ morning skate. “I don’t know what you’re expecting of me ... put under the pressure ... ...

Subway Series opener stays in the station

NEW YORK (AP) — The first Subway Series game of the season never got on track Monday night. The scheduled opener between the New York Mets and New York Yankees was postponed because of rain at Yankee Stadium. The game was called about 30 minutes before it was supposed to start and will be ...

Logano edges Kurt Busch, Truex in overtime

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — Joey Logano won the pole in qualifying and then led for more than three-quarters of the actual race. It was an impressive display, but all that could have gone for naught if he hadn’t been sharp on one final restart. Logano won his second NASCAR Cup Series ...

Horoscopes by Holiday

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Activity can be invigorating or draining. It can show love or hide its lack. Action in and of itself proves nothing. To understand, look at the entire context. Let a person’s intention weigh heaviest in your calculation. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). There’s a ...

Man stunned by delayed grief after loss of wife

DEAR ABBY: My wife died recently. We were very happy. We had six beautiful children and were married for 58 wonderful years. It has been a month since her funeral, and I have been able to cope somewhat with her loss. But suddenly, a couple of days ago, I experienced a tremendous wave of ...

Reader looking for cheaper solution

DEAR DR. ROACH: I read your recent column from the woman with vaginal atrophy. I am experiencing the same problem. The next problem is that a small tube of Premarin cream is $250. I’m wondering if progesterone cream applied topically can do any good. I’m currently using an OTC moisturizer. ...

Iran gears up for high-stakes diplomacy

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — As its nuclear deal with world powers unravels amid heightened tensions with the U.S., Iran will see a week of high-stakes diplomacy capped by the first visit of a Japanese prime minister to Tehran since the 1979 Islamic Revolution. Shinzo Abe will arrive ...

Sex abuse crisis the focus as US Catholic bishops convene

As the Roman Catholic church’s sex abuse scandal grows ever wider in scope in the U.S., bishops convene for a national meeting in Baltimore on Tuesday under heavy pressure to acknowledge their oversight failures and give a larger role to lay Catholics and secular authorities in confronting ...

NY’s High Line park marks 10 years of transformation

NEW YORK — When the High Line park opened in New York City, then-Mayor Michael Bloomberg predicted the transformation of the abandoned, elevated freight line into an artsy public promenade would be “an extraordinary gift to our city’s future.” A decade later, there’s no question ...

Trump still hangs tariff threat over Mexico despite deal

STERLING, Va. — President Donald Trump on Sunday dangled renewing his tariff threat on Mexico if the U.S. ally doesn’t cooperate on border issues, as Democratic challengers criticized a deal reached to avert the tariffs as overblown. In a series of tweets sent before departing for his ...

Pope laments ‘culture of insults,’ decries church propaganda

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis on Sunday lamented what he called a “culture of insults” enabled by social media and warned against nationalism and other “exclusivist ideas” that he said contrast with a Christian mission to foster harmony. In his homily during Pentecost Mass Sunday in ...

Cuomo: Regulatory commission must pay for NY flooding costs

ALBANY (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo threatens action against an international body that regulates waterways between the United States and Canada if it doesn’t reimburse his state for costs linked to record flooding around Lake Ontario. The governor says the International Joint Commission ...

Puerto Rican Day Parade honors arts, culture trailblazers

NEW YORK — With Puerto Rican pride on full display along New York City’s Fifth Avenue, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Sunday he will be returning to the island to help rebuilding efforts after Hurricane Maria. Speaking at the National Puerto Rican Day Parade, Cuomo said he’s also ...

2 more Santa Anita horse deaths

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — A second horse in two days and 29th overall has died at Santa Anita, where management has chosen to continue racing for the rest of the current meet. Truffalino collapsed in the final stages of the third race on turf Sunday. A track spokesman says the 3-year-old ...

Bart Starr remembered in Alabama

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Former NFL quarterbacking great Bart Starr was remembered Sunday at a public memorial event in his native Alabama. An event celebrating Starr’s legacy as a star of professional and college football was held Sunday afternoon at Samford University in suburban ...

McIlroy wins Canadian Open

ANCASTER, Ontario (AP) — Call it the zone, call it the flow. Rory McIlroy is familiar with the feeling that golf is easy, that he can swing freely and nothing bad will happen. He first felt it at age 16 when he shot 61 at Royal Portrush in his native Northern Ireland, which will host this ...