• White Sox-Royals game postponed because of rain

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    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Chicago White Sox game at the Kansas City Royals was postponed because of rain on Thursday night. No makeup date was announced, but it will not be rescheduled as part of this series. It was the second rainout this season for the Royals. White Sox right-hander Miguel Gonzalez and Royals left-hander Danny Duffy, the two scheduled starters Thursday, will pitch Friday. The revised rotation will have White Sox left-hander Carlos Rodon and Royals right-hander Yordano Ventura starting Saturday, and White Sox right-hander Mat Latos and Royals right-hander Edinson Volquez will be the probable pitchers for Sunday.

  • Nebraska Tourism Commission fires embattled director

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    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Tourism Commission fired its executive director Thursday in the wake of a blistering state audit that found questionable spending and a lack of oversight within the agency. Kathy McKillip had been suspended with pay before the 8-0 vote to terminate her contract. Commissioners appointed deputy director Heather Hogue as a temporary director until they name a permanent replacement. The state auditor's office released a report April 29 that highlighted numerous spending problems within the agency, such as running $4.4 million over budget over three years with an advertising firm's contract and paying $44,000 in speaking fees for a 90-minute speech by a corporate executive.

  • Slain Phoenix officer remembered as 'larger than life'

    Slain Phoenix officer remembered as \'larger...

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    PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix police officer who was shot and killed in the line of duty was remembered Thursday as a devoted family man whose imposing build was only overshadowed by his propensity to help others. Mourners packed a church in the Phoenix suburb of Peoria as colleagues and friends recalled how 34-year-old Officer David Glasser was a warrior who was not afraid to go after the bad guy. Police Chief Joseph Yahner called Glasser "larger than life," with a 6-foot-5 frame that epitomized a commanding presence. "But his physical stature was shadowed by his compassion," Yahner said. "He was a hero. We say goodbye to Dave Glasser today, but this will not be the last day we think of his service and his sacrifice.

  • Senior PGA Golf

    Senior PGA Golf

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    Rocco Mediate watches his shot on the 14th hole Thursday, May 26, 2016, during the first round of the Senior PGA Championship golf tournament at Harbor Shores in Benton Harbor, Mich.

  • Rocco Mediate ties course and Senior PGA record with 62

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    BENTON HARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Rocco Mediate played the first 13 holes in 9 under and closed with five pars for a 62 to match the Senior PGA Championship and Harbor Shore records Thursday. Taking advantage of greens softened by overnight rain, Mediate matched the marks set by Kenny Perry in the 2012 final round. The 53-year-old Mediate capped a front-nine 29 with an eagle on the par-5 ninth and added birdies on the par-3 11th and 13th holes at Jack Nicklaus-designed Harbor Shores. Gene Sauers had a bogey-free 63. Mike Goodes shot 64, and Kenny Perry, Kirk Triplett and club pro John DalCorobbo were another stroke back. Perry played alongside Mediate and two-time defending champion Colin Montgomerie, who had two late bogey

  • Briles' daughter calls Baylor case a 'media witch hunt'

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    The daughter of outgoing Baylor football coach Art Briles called the circumstances that led to his ouster a "media witch hunt" and wrote that her father is a "man of incredible character" in a Facebook post. Staley Lebby posted Thursday, several hours after the school released the finding of an investigation that showed leaders — including Briles — mishandled allegations of sexual assault and violence, some involving football players. The board of regents announced it had begun the process to fire Briles. Lebby, who is married to Baylor running backs coach Jeff Lebby, wrote her father's "character has NEVER been questioned." She added: "There is always so much more to a story than being told.

  • Marshall patiently awaits payday, return to playing field

    Marshall patiently awaits payday, return to...

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    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The only thing Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall is practicing right now is showing plenty of patience as he awaits both a big payday and medical clearance to return to the field. After having screws removed from his right foot following the Super Bowl, Marshall underwent surgery on his right index finger, which he dislocated while poking the ball from Jamaal Charles' grasp during Denver's last-minute comeback win at Kansas City last September. That thriller set the tone for the Broncos' super season. But Marshall kept dislocating the purple and puffy finger and by the time he held up the Lombardi Trophy in the cool California breeze three months ago, he knew surgery was necessary. Next week

  • The Latest: Starr apologizes to Baylor sex assault victims

    The Latest: Starr apologizes to Baylor sex...

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    WACO, Texas (AP) — The Latest on Baylor University's demotion of its president and firing of its football coach amid criticism of the school's handling of sexual assault complaints involving players (all times local): 6:30 p.m. The U.S. Department of Education says it's aware of Baylor University's announcement that it did not meet federal requirements in dealing with sexual assault cases and "will not hesitate to investigate if necessary." Spokeswoman Dorie Nolt said Thursday that all students should be protected from sexual violence or sexual harassment on campus. Baylor is not currently under investigation under Title IX for a sexual violence case.

  • Feds: 2016 hurricane season in Pacific will be about average

    Feds: 2016 hurricane season in Pacific will be...

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    HONOLULU (AP) — After a record-setting hurricane season fueled by a strong El Nino in 2015, federal forecasters said Thursday the 2016 central Pacific hurricane season will likely be only slightly above average as La Nina conditions take over. Forecasters with the National Weather Service's Central Pacific Hurricane Center predict between four and seven tropical cyclones to form in the region this season, which runs from June 1 through the end of November. They said there is about a 40 percent chance the season will be above normal, a 40 percent chance it will be normal and a 20 percent chance it will be below normal. The central Pacific basin averages four to five cyclones a year.

  • New US ambassador to Mexico arrives to take up post

    New US ambassador to Mexico arrives to take up...

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    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Roberta Jacobson arrived to assume her new role as the United States ambassador to Mexico on Thursday, coming at a time when immigration and Mexican trade have been heated themes in the U.S. presidential campaign. Considered among the U.S. diplomats most knowledgeable about the region, Jacobson said in briefs remarks in Spanish upon her arrival that she was excited and confident there would be "excellent communication" between the U.S. and Mexico. "I have the intention to travel far and wide in Mexico to get to know the unique attributes of each region and to be able to listen to Mexicans in person," she said. Antonio Garza, U.S.

  • Rapper arrested in T.I. concert shooting that killed 1

    Rapper arrested in T.I. concert shooting that...

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    NEW YORK (AP) — A rapper who police say was seen on surveillance footage firing a gun in a packed hip-hop concert where artist T.I. was set to perform was arrested Thursday on attempted murder and other charges. Four people were shot, one fatally, when a fight that started in a performers' lounge of a Manhattan concert hall spilled into a second-floor balcony VIP area Wednesday night. Roland Collins, who goes by the stage name Troy Ave and was shot in the leg, was arrested on attempted murder and weapons charges, a police spokesman said.

  • White Soxs Royals Baseball

    White Soxs Royals Baseball

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    A tarp covers the field at Kauffman Stadium as a thunderstorm passes through before a baseball game between the Kansas City Royals and the Chicago White Sox on Thursday, May 26, 2016, in Kansas City, Mo. The game was postponed due to rain.

  • Khloe Kardashian files to divorce Lamar Odom - again

    Khloe Kardashian files to divorce Lamar Odom -...

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    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Khloe Kardashian is once again seeking to end her marriage to former NBA player Lamar Odom. Court records in Los Angeles show Kardashian filed for divorce Thursday, citing irreconcilable differences. The reality TV star and Odom married in September 2009, and she filed to divorce him in December 2013, which she still lists as their date of separation. The divorce was never finalized and Kardashian withdrew the petition after Odom was found unconscious at a Nevada brothel last year. She cited Odom's medical condition as one reason to withdraw the divorce. The filing states they have a prenuptial agreement. They have no children together. Odom played most of his NBA career with the Los Angeles L

  • After focus on social issues, Pence facing tough re-election

    After focus on social issues, Pence facing...

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    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence smiled for the TV cameras this month as a technology company announced plans to hire hundreds of new workers and add its name to the tallest tower in the Indianapolis skyline. Then the celebratory news conference took an awkward turn. Scott McCorkle, the CEO of Salesforce Marketing Cloud, used part of his time at the microphone to advocate for expanded LGBT rights. It was a not-so-subtle rebuke of a policy Pence championed more than a year earlier that provoked national backlash and threats by some businesses to leave the state.

  • Spielberg to Harvard grads: Be the movie heroes of real life

    Spielberg to Harvard grads: Be the movie heroes...

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    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — In a world full of villains, Harvard University graduates must become the heroes, filmmaker Steven Spielberg told the 2016 class during a commencement address Thursday. Spielberg invoked stories from his films and his life as he encouraged the graduates to take on the world's woes. "A hero needs a villain to vanquish, and you're all in luck," he said. "This world is full of monsters. There's racism, homophobia, ethnic hatred, class hatred. There's political hatred and there's religious hatred." The answer, he told graduates, is to question voices of authority, to seek "defining character moments" in their own lives and to learn from the past. "The way you create a better future is by stud

  • Horse Park Commission selects new executive director

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    The Kentucky Horse Park's governing body on Thursday hired a new executive director to lead the popular tourist attraction in an ongoing shakeup of the park. The selection of horse industry veteran Laura Prewitt comes after a top Republican lawmaker criticized the park's management earlier this year. State Auditor Mike Harmon has said his office will review operations and financial activities at the 1,224-acre park in Kentucky's bluegrass region. Prewitt said her goal is to maintain the park's status as a premier equine facility, while enhancing its reputation among tourists. In choosing Prewitt, the horse park's commission decided not to renew the contract of the park's current executive director, Jamie Link. Prewitt a

  • Mississippi high court won't reconsider drug-pricing case

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    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Supreme Court is standing by its decision to uphold a $30 million judgment for the state in a Medicaid drug-pricing lawsuit. A Rankin County chancery judge ruled in 2011 that the pharmaceutical company Sandoz inflated the average wholesale prices for generic drugs. Attorney General Jim Hood says the inflated prices caused Mississippi Medicaid to lose money by paying pharmacies too much. Sandoz attorneys argued that the company reported accurate prices and Sandoz saved the Mississippi Medicaid program millions by providing less expensive generic drugs. The company also argued Hood brought the lawsuit under Mississippi's Consumer Protection Act but proved no harm to consumers

  • More severe weather and tornadoes roil Plains; no injuries

    More severe weather and tornadoes roil Plains;...

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    CHAPMAN, Kan. (AP) — Severe weather spawning numerous tornadoes roiled large stretches of Kansas for a second day Thursday, prompting residents to anxiously watch the skies but causing only scattered damage in rural areas and no injuries or deaths. A late afternoon tornado warning in the Kansas City area prompted a brief precautionary evacuation of Kansas City International Airport in Missouri, forcing travelers and other visitors into parking garage tunnels, local media reported. The airport was back in operation by early evening. The area was on high alert a day after a half-mile-wide tornado stayed on the ground for about 90 minutes near Chapman, Kansas, Wednesday night and traveled 26 miles.

  • Exchange Immigration Help

    Exchange Immigration Help

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    ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND EDITIONS - In this May 21, 2016 photo, several authentic Latin American masks hang around the room for display, courtesy of Linfield Professor Jeff Peterson, in McMinnville, Ore.

  • Police say man used front-loader to break into liquor store

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    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska police say a man used a stolen front-end loader to break into a liquor store and then led officers on a low-speed chase early Thursday. A witness flagged down Anchorage police about 3:20 a.m. to report a front-loader with forklift attachments had ripped off most of the front entrance to a Brown Jug, an Alaska liquor store chain. The witness saw the driver go inside, take bottles, then hope back on the front-loader and drive east. During a 15-mph chase, police followed the driver into a recreational vehicle park and blocked the only exit with patrol cars. Police say alcohol bottles were found inside the front-loader, which had been stolen from a construction site.