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Republican Party working to repeal the 20th century

The Republican Party’s appeal, it has occasionally been argued in this space, stems largely from an implicit promise: Vote for us and we will repeal the 20th century. This was meant as truth wrapped in snarky hyperbole. But, as has become distressingly apparent over the years, it’s ...

Just like home for Musgrove

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Joe Musgrove of the Pittsburgh Pirates is undefeated against his hometown San Diego Padres. Musgrove pitched well enough to survive a rough seventh inning and Colin Moran had a three-run home run and four RBIs for the Pirates, who won 6-4 Sunday to take three of ...

Bieber completes task for Indians

CLEVELAND (AP) — Shane Bieber was determined to finish what he started, even if it meant playing hide-and-seek with his pitching coach. Bieber struck out a career-high 15 in his first major league complete game and the Cleveland Indians routed the Baltimore Orioles 10-0. “It was one of ...

Pagenaud on Indy pole

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Simon Pagenaud keeps finding new ways to impress his team owner. Last weekend, he rallied in the rain to end a 21-race drought. On Sunday, he put Roger Penske back on the pole for the Indianapolis 500. And he may not be finished. Pagenaud traded high-fives and pumped ...

AROUND THE HORN

Raptors beat Bucks in 2 OTs TORONTO (AP) — Kawhi Leonard scored 36 points, including eight in the second overtime, and the Toronto Raptors beat Milwaukee 118-112 on Sunday night to cut the Bucks’ lead to 2-1 in the Eastern Conference finals. Pascal Siakam had 25 points and 11 rebounds, ...

Varner’s 81 at PGA Championship worst round in final group of a major

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — After getting supportive messages from Tiger Woods and Michael Jordan the night before, Harold Varner III could not have had a better start to the final round of the PGA Championship. The 28-year-old birdied the first hole at Bethpage Black playing in the final ...

Beemer shines

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Rich Beem is giving up tournament golf again, at least until the 2020 PGA Championship. The 48-year-old Beem, the 2002 PGA champ, capped his annual tournament appearance Sunday, shooting a final-round 69 to finish at 15 over. It was his second 69, but he also had ...

PGA Championship

PGA Championship At Bethpage Black, Farmingdale, N.Y. Yardage: 7,459; Par: 70 Sunday’s Final Round Brooks Koepka (600), $1,980,000 63-65-70-74—272 -8 Dustin Johnson (330), $1,188,000 69-67-69-69—274 -6 Patrick Cantlay (160), $575,500 69-70-68-71—278 -2 Jordan Spieth (160), ...

HORO SCOPE

SUNDAY, MAY 19, 2019 So Says the Sagittarius Moon... The secret to gratitude is to take pleasure in what’s there. If you can’t seem to, maybe what’s there isn’t right for you. The gladness of your heart can be discovered, but it can’t be forced. Don’t try to manufacture joy; the ...

ANTIQUES

Kem Weber (1889-1963) followed a strange path in his life, going from a farmer in Berlin to a famous modern architect and designer in the United States. He apprenticed in 1908 under a famous cabinetmaker. In 1926, he was chosen to supervise the construction of the German Pavilion at the 1910 ...

Adding friends

Dear Annie: I’m having a hard time trying to keep in touch with my boarding school friends. We went our separate ways after graduating high school and were adamant about keeping in touch. Lately, I feel like we are drifting apart because I’m always the one having to reach out. And whenever ...

China’s ban on scrap imports a boon to US recycling plants

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The halt on China’s imports of wastepaper and plastic that has disrupted U.S. recycling programs has also spurred investment in American plants that process recyclables. U.S. paper mills are expanding capacity to take advantage of a glut of cheap scrap. Some facilities ...

Illinois not alerted to early clues in womb-cutting case

CHICAGO (AP) — Police and Illinois’ child welfare agency say staff at a Chicago-area hospital didn’t alert them after determining that a bloodied woman who arrived with a gravely ill newborn had not just given birth to the baby boy, as she claimed. The woman, Clarisa Figueroa, was ...

Navajo Nation homes finally get electricity

KAIBETO, Ariz. (AP) — Miranda Haskie sits amid the glow of candles at her kitchen table as the sun sinks into a deep blue horizon silhouetting juniper trees and a nearby mesa. Her husband, Jimmie Long, Jr., fishes for the wick to light a kerosene lamp as the couple and their 13-year-old son ...

In clash with Congress, weak legal case may still help Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — For all of President Donald Trump’s talk of winning, his lawyers are using a legal argument that many scholars say is a pretty sure loser as his team tries to defy congressional attempts to investigate him. Yet they may end up delaying the investigations with their ...

Lawmakers speak about rapes as abortion bills advance

COLUMBUS (AP) — For more than two decades, Nancy Mace did not speak publicly about her rape. In April, when she finally broke her silence, she chose the most public of forums — before her colleagues in South Carolina’s legislature. A bill was being debated that would ban all abortions ...

Biden rejects Dems’ anger in call for national unity

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — His party may be enraged by Donald Trump’s presidency, but Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden insisted Saturday that Democrats will not defeat the Republican president if they pick an angry nominee. Facing thousands of voters in his native Pennsylvania for the ...

Jury awards $3 million to black strippers in discrimination case

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi jury has awarded a total of more than $3 million to five African American strippers after a federal judge found the women worked under worse conditions than their white colleagues. The judge ruled in the discrimination case last year, and jurors decided ...

Columbine school shooting survivor found dead in home

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado man who survived the 1999 Columbine school shooting and later became an advocate for fighting addiction has died. Routt County Coroner Robert Ryg said Saturday that 37-year-old Austin Eubanks died overnight at his Steamboat Springs home. There ...

Carter won’t teach Sunday school days after procedure

ATLANTA (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter changed plans and will not be teaching Sunday school just days after undergoing surgery for a broken hip. “Though he is progressing well, he underestimated the amount of time he would need to recover from his recent hip replacement,” Carter ...