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NEW YORK | NYPD probing sex allegations against Mario Batali



NEW YORK | NYPD probing sex allegations against Mario Batali

NEW YORK — The New York Police Department is investigating allegations of sexual misconduct leveled against celebrity chef Mario Batali.

The NYPD confirmed the probe following a “60 Minutes” broadcast Sunday night in which an unnamed woman accused Batali of drugging and sexually assaulting her in 2005.

She says she remembers joining him for a glass of wine at a Manhattan restaurant, then waking up on the floor feeling drugged and assaulted.

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KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine | George H.W. Bush arrives in Maine for summer



KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine | George H.W. Bush arrives in Maine for summer

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine — His home on the rocky coast is former President George H.W. Bush’s happy place, chock full of sea-sprayed memories of boating, golfing, family and friends.

But this summer there’s a different feel as he arrives without his wife of 73 years.

The nation’s 41st president arrived Sunday at Walker’s Point, where he spends his summers, a little over a month after the funeral of his wife, Barbara, in Texas.

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CARACAS, Venezuela | The Latest: Maduro declared winner in Venezuela’s election



CARACAS, Venezuela | The Latest: Maduro declared winner in Venezuela’s election

CARACAS, Venezuela — The latest on Sunday’s presidential election in Venezuela (all times local):

10:30 p.m.

Venezuela’s election officials say socialist leader Nicolas Maduro has won a second six-year term as president of the oil-rich South American country, while his main rivals are disputing the legitimacy of the vote and calling for a new election.

The National Election Council announced that with almost 93 percent of polling stations reporting, Maduro won nearly 68 percent of the votes in Sunday’s election, beating his nearest challenger Henri Falcon by almost 40 points.

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The Latest: Janet Jackson honored at Billboard Awards



The Latest: Janet Jackson honored at Billboard Awards

The Latest on the Billboard Music Awards (all times local):

7:18 p.m.

The youngest of the legendary Jackson musical family, Janet Jackson gave her first televised performance in nine years at the Billboard Music Awards.

She was honored as the first black woman to receive the Billboard Icon Award on Sunday in Las Vegas, where she performed a trio of her songs, including “Nasty,” ”If” And “Throb.”

Surrounded by dozens of dancers and wearing gold thigh-high boots, she showed off her well-known dance skills to get the audience up on their feet.

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LEADING OFF: Big Sexy vs Bronx Bombers; Harper in walk year



LEADING OFF: Big Sexy vs Bronx Bombers; Harper in walk year

A look at what’s happening around the majors Monday:

BIG SEXY AND THE BRONX BOMBERS

Three days before his 45th birthday, Bartolo Colon (2-1, 2.82 ERA) pitches for last-place Texas against the hard-hitting New York Yankees, who socked nine homers and totaled 18 runs in the final two games of their series at Kansas City. Colon is 6-9 with a 6.11 ERA in 21 career appearances against the Yankees, one of his former teams.

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OAKLAND, Calif. | Curry comes alive to score 35, Warriors rout Rockets by 41



OAKLAND, Calif. | Curry comes alive to score 35, Warriors rout Rockets by 41

OAKLAND, Calif. — Stephen Curry got his groove back to score 35 points with five 3-pointers, shooting over James Harden and driving past the Houston star as the Golden State Warriors made a second-half statement to beat the Rockets 126-85 on Sunday night for a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference finals.

Kevin Durant added 25 points, six rebounds and six assists, while Draymond Green grabbed 17 rebounds to go with 10 points and six assists.

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CARACAS, Venezuela| The Latest: Anti-Maduro candidate demands new Venezuela vote



CARACAS, Venezuela| The Latest: Anti-Maduro candidate demands new Venezuela vote

CARACAS, Venezuela— The latest on Sunday’s presidential election in Venezuela (all times local):

10:05 p.m.

Venezuelan presidential candidate Henri Falcon is calling for a new presidential election, saying that Sunday’s presidential vote was marred by irregularities and lacks legitimacy.

Falcon addressed supporters before the announcement of any results from the election, in which socialist President Nicolas Maduro is seeking a second six-year term.

Falcon says his campaign collected thousands of complaints indicating ruling party activists set up so-called “Red Points” intended to pressure the poor to vote for Maduro at 86 percent of voting centers across Venezuela.

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The Latest: Mendes, Khalid sing ‘Youth’ at Billboard Awards



The Latest: Mendes, Khalid sing ‘Youth’ at Billboard Awards

The Latest on the Billboard Music Awards (all times local):

7:55 p.m.

Shawn Mendes and Khalid sang a song called “Youth” at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas backed by a choir of students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, which was also the site of a shooting earlier this year.

Khalid, who won best new artist earlier during Sunday’s broadcast, wore a shirt calling for the protection of children instead of guns, while the choir of students from Parkland, Florida, wore black hoodies with the word “Youth.”

The performance earned them a standing ovation from the audience.

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Massachusetts News: MS-13 Member, Modesto Ramirez a.k.a.”Snoopy” Pleads Guilty to RICO Conspiracy



Massachusetts News: MS-13 Member, Modesto Ramirez a.k.a.”Snoopy” Pleads Guilty to RICO Conspiracy

BOSTON, MA – An MS-13 member pleaded guilty Thursday, May 17th in federal court in Boston to racketeering conspiracy.

Modesto Ramirez, a/k/a “Snoopy,” 29, a Honduran national, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to conduct enterprise affairs through a pattern of racketeering activity, more commonly referred to as RICO or racketeering conspiracy. U.S. District Court Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV scheduled sentencing for August 21, 2018.

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South Dakota News: Dupree Man, Waylon Young Bird Charged with Drug Charges



South Dakota News: Dupree Man, Waylon Young Bird Charged with Drug Charges

SOUTH DAKOTA – United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Dupree, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance and Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance.

Waylon Young Bird, age 49, was indicted on May 15, 2018.   He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on May 17, 2018, and pled NOT GUILTY to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to life in custody and/or a $11,000,000 fine, 8 years of supervised release, and up to $200 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.   

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CARACAS, Venezuela | The Latest: Venezuela puts positive spin on Sunday election



CARACAS, Venezuela | The Latest: Venezuela puts positive spin on Sunday election

CARACAS, Venezuela — The latest on Sunday’s presidential election in Venezuela (all times local):

9:40 p.m.

Venezuela’s military is giving a positive reading to Sunday’s presidential election, praising voters for going to the polls in peace and exercising their civic duty.

Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino Lopez made the remarks before any results were announced from the election, in which socialist President Nicolas Maduro is seeking a second six-year term.

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New York News: Crips Gang Member, Tyvon Bannister Pleads Guilty to a Murder in Brooklyn



New York News: Crips Gang Member, Tyvon Bannister Pleads Guilty to a Murder in Brooklyn

NEW YORK, NY – Friday, at the federal courthouse in Brooklyn, Tyvon Bannister, also known as “Turtle,” a member of the Crips-affiliated Cypress Gangsta Crips (CGC) street gang, pleaded guilty to a firearms-related murder charge in connection with his July 2014 fatal shooting of Rayvon Henriques.  The guilty plea was entered before United States District Judge Brian M. Cogan.

Richard P. Donoghue, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, William F.

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DALLAS | Aaron Wise gets 1st tour win, shatters Nelson scoring record



DALLAS  | Aaron Wise gets 1st tour win, shatters Nelson scoring record

DALLAS  — Aaron Wise cruised to his first PGA Tour victory Sunday, shattering the AT&T Byron Nelson record at 23 under on a new course in a race to finish before nightfall after a four-hour rain delay.

The 21-year-old rookie shot a 6-under 65 to beat Marc Leishman by three strokes as both became the first to finish the Nelson at 20 under or better in the first year at Trinity Forest. The treeless links-style layout was defenseless with softer fairways and greens and no wind once the morning storms passed.

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CARACAS, Venezuela | The Latest: Venezuela opposition calls election a ‘farce’



CARACAS, Venezuela | The Latest: Venezuela opposition calls election a ‘farce’

CARACAS, Venezuela — The latest on Sunday’s presidential election in Venezuela (all times local):

9:15 p.m.

Venezuela’s opposition coalition says President Nicolas Maduro is trying to inflate his vote tally by keeping polls open hours past the official closing to hide what it calls an electoral “farce” of mass absenteeism in Sunday’s presidential election.

Speaking on behalf of the newly created Broad Front coalition, opposition lawmaker Juan Pablo Guanipa says that “today wasn’t an electoral process where people could vote freely.

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WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump orders FBI probe – and IG to widen query



WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump orders FBI probe – and IG to widen query

WASHINGTON — The Latest on the special counsel’s probe into Russian election meddling (all times local):

7:20 p.m.

President Donald Trump says that he will “demand” that the Justice Department open an investigation into whether the FBI infiltrated his presidential campaign.

The extraordinary order on Sunday came hours before his legal team said that the special counsel indicated its investigation into the president could be concluded by September.

The Justice Department said later it had asked its internal watchdog to expand its existing probe of FBI actions.

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TOKYO | In North Korea nuke site closing, spectacle trumps substance



TOKYO  | In North Korea nuke site closing, spectacle trumps substance

TOKYO — Foreign journalists will be allowed to journey to North Korea’s mountains this week to observe the official closing of the country’s nuclear test site in a public display of goodwill ahead of leader Kim Jong Un’s planned summit with President Donald Trump.

But the public display of the closure of the facility on Mount Mantap will likely be heavy on spectacle and light on substance. And the media will be spending much of their time in an unrelated tourism zone that North Korea hopes will be the next big thing for its economy.

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The Latest: Clarkson calls for change at Billboard Awards



The Latest: Clarkson calls for change at Billboard Awards

The Latest on the Billboard Music Awards (all times local):

5:15 p.m.

Kelly Clarkson tearfully called for a moment of change, instead of a moment of silence for the victims of a school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas, at the opening of the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas.

The awards show host, who is from Texas, said as she held back tears that moments of silence are not working, but “why don’t we change what’s happening”

Ariana Grande then started the Billboard Music Awards with a performance of her new single “No Tears Left To Cry,” in all black with a platinum blonde ponytail.

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BESSEMER CITY, N.C. | Police: Man rams vehicle into restaurant, kills 2; injuries



BESSEMER CITY, N.C. | Police: Man rams vehicle into restaurant, kills 2; injuries

BESSEMER CITY, N.C. — A man intentionally rammed a vehicle into a North Carolina restaurant busy serving Sunday lunch, killing his daughter and another person and injuring several others, authorities said.

Bessemer City Police said in a statement that preliminary evidence indicates the man purposely smashed his way into the Surf and Turf Lodge where reports say families were eating a relaxed midday meal.

Footage from the scene showed emergency responders treating people on the ground outside the restaurant as shocked patrons milled about in the aftermath of the crash.

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WASHINGTON | As Trump pressures DOJ, Giuliani says probe may end by Sept



WASHINGTON | As Trump pressures DOJ, Giuliani says probe may end by Sept

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Sunday that he will “demand” that the Justice Department open an investigation into whether the FBI infiltrated his presidential campaign, an extraordinary order that came hours before his legal team said that the special counsel indicated its investigation into the president could be concluded by September.

Trump tweeted: “I hereby demand, and will do so officially tomorrow, that the Department of Justice look into whether or not the FBI/DOJ infiltrated or surveilled the Trump Campaign for Political Purposes – and if any such demands or requests were made by people within the Obama Administration!”

Trump’s pressure on the Justice Department —it asked its watchdog later Sunday to expand an existing probe of FBI actions — reached a new intensity with the demand, and came amid a White House strategy to combat the threat posed by special counsel Robert Mueller’s ongoing investigation into potential ties between Russia and the Trump campaign.

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Oklahoma News: Oklahoma City Man, Lesean D. Hardy Pleads Guilty to “Lie-And-Try” Firearm Felony



Oklahoma News: Oklahoma City Man, Lesean D. Hardy Pleads Guilty to “Lie-And-Try” Firearm Felony

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – LESEAN D. HARDY, 38, of Oklahoma City, has pleaded guilty to causing a false statement to be made to a licensed firearms dealer, announced Robert J. Troester, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma.

On December 13, 2017, a federal grand jury indicted Hardy and SHENITA RENEE WILLIAMS, 43, of Oklahoma City, for making a false statement to Sooner State Pawn on May 11, 2016.  According to the indictment, Hardy caused Williams to represent that she was purchasing a Walther .22 pistol when Hardy was in fact the purchaser. 

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NEW HAVEN, Conn | Clinton ribs Trump with Russian cap at Yale’s Class Day



NEW HAVEN, Conn | Clinton ribs Trump with Russian cap at Yale’s Class Day

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Hillary Clinton returned to Yale University this weekend, warning the graduating class of the “tumultuous times” that await them and using the school’s tradition of over-the-top headwear to rib President Donald Trump with her own unusual hat: a Russian fur cap.

The audience laughed as she said, “If you can’t beat them, join them.”
Clinton says she’s concerned about the country’s political polarization but believes the current crop of graduates is prepared to rise to the challenge.

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Kelly Clarkson honors school victims at Billboard Awards



Kelly Clarkson honors school victims at Billboard Awards

An emotional Kelly Clarkson opened the 2018 Billboard Music Awards in tribute to the recent school children and teachers who died in Texas, barely able to speak as she urged the audience and the world to do more to prevent deadly shootings from happening.

Clarkson, who is hosting the show, said she was asked to hold a moment of silence for the 10 victims who died Friday, but chose instead to call for “a moment of action.”

“Once again we’re grieving for more kids that have died … I’m so sick of moment of silences … it’s not working,” she said Sunday, almost in tears.

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ANAHEIM, Calif | Ohtani pitches Angels to skid-snapping win over Rays, 5-2



ANAHEIM, Calif | Ohtani pitches Angels to skid-snapping win over Rays, 5-2

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani struck out nine while throwing 7 2/3 innings of excellent six-hit ball in his seventh career start, and the Los Angeles Angels snapped their five-game skid with a 5-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday.

Martin Maldonado homered and drove in two runs, and Zack Cozart drove in two more runs on sacrifice flies as the Angels wrapped up a disappointing 11-game homestand with only four victories — including both games started by Ohtani (4-1).

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INDIANAPOLIS | Carpenter takes top starting spot at Indy 500 for 3rd time



INDIANAPOLIS | Carpenter takes top starting spot at Indy 500 for 3rd time

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Ed Carpenter and Danica Patrick got exactly what they needed in qualifying Sunday.

Now comes the hard part: Finding a way to victory lane next weekend.

After crashing Roger Penske’s front-row party by claiming his third Indianapolis 500 pole-winning run and watching his teammate, Patrick, qualify seventh for the final start of her career, Carpenter quickly turned his attention to hosting a bigger family celebration at the track his stepfather’s family owns.

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WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s tweets on Russia probe short on facts



WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s tweets on Russia probe short on facts

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is skimming over the facts involving the investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

In a series of tweets Sunday, he repeatedly assails special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe as hopelessly biased, insisting that it is effectively controlled by Democrats. He also repeats a claim that his campaign had been cleared of collusion with Russia.

Neither statement holds up to reality.

A look at the questionable statements:
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TRUMP: “At what point does this soon to be $20,000,000 Witch Hunt, composed of 13 Angry and Heavily Conflicted Democrats and two people who have worked for Obama for 8 years, STOP!

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West Virginia News: Upshur County man, James Andrew Smith admits to child pornography charge



West Virginia News: Upshur County man, James Andrew Smith admits to child pornography charge

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – A Buckhannon, West Virginia, man has admitted to a child pornography charge, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

James Andrew Smith, age 57, pled guilty Friday to one count of “Possession of Child Pornography.”  Smith, having previously been convicted of possession of child pornography, admitted to having computer disks and other materials containing child pornography in his possession.  The crime occurred in November 2015 in Upshur County.

Smith is facing up to 20 years incarceration and a fine of up to $250,000. 

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Minnesota News: New Mexico Man Sentenced To 15 Years In Prison For Directing Computer Attacks Against Websites Of Dozens Of Victims & For Firearms Charges



Minnesota News: New Mexico Man Sentenced To 15 Years In Prison For Directing Computer Attacks Against Websites Of Dozens Of Victims & For Firearms Charges

MINNESOTA – A New Mexico man was sentenced yesterday in St. Paul, Minnesota, for directing computer attacks against the websites of his prior employers, business competitors, law enforcement, and the Minnesota State Courts system, as well as for felon-in-possession of a firearm charges. Acting Assistant Attorney General John P. Cronan of the Department of Justice’s Criminal Division; United States Attorney Gregory G. Brooker of the District of Minnesota; and Special Agent in Charge Jill Sanborn of the Federal Bureau of Investigation-Minneapolis Field Office made the announcement.

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MINNEAPOLIS | Gray’s shot lifts Sparks past Lynx 77-76 in finals rematch



MINNEAPOLIS | Gray’s shot lifts Sparks past Lynx 77-76 in finals rematch

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Chelsea Gray’s contested off-balance shot in the lane at the buzzer gave the Los Angeles Sparks a 77-76 victory over the Minnesota Lynx in their season opener Sunday, an intense rematch of last year’s WNBA finals.

Lindsay Whalen had 10 of her 17 points in the fourth quarter for the Lynx, including a pair of free throws with 5.8 seconds left. Gray, who finished with 18 points and eight assists, dribbled into traffic at the other end after a timeout and gave the short-handed Sparks some payback for losing the title last fall.

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LOS ANGELES | Chrissy Teigen and John Legend reveal name of newborn son



LOS ANGELES | Chrissy Teigen and John Legend reveal name of newborn son

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chrissy Teigen and John Legend now have a baby boy to go with their toddler girl.

The 32-year-old model and 39-year-old singer, whose real name is John Roger Stephens, introduced Miles Theodore Stephens to the world on Sunday.

Teigen had been hinting to her millions of social media followers for several days that the baby was here, and the couple announced in January that they were having a boy.

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Texas News: McKinney Man, Gary Ronald Morris Pleads Guilty to Scheme to Defraud Investors to Support Lavish Lifestyle



Texas News: McKinney Man, Gary Ronald Morris Pleads Guilty to Scheme to Defraud Investors to Support Lavish Lifestyle

DALLAS, TX — Gary Ronald Morris, 69, of McKinney, Texas, appeared in federal court Thursday, May 17th before U.S. Magistrate Judge Rene Toliver and pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud, announced U.S. Attorney Erin Nealy Cox of the Northern District of Texas.

The filed Information alleged that during the period from at least 2008 through 2016, Morris owned and operated Greystone Digital Technologies, Inc. and Kiboga Systems Inc., based in Addison, Texas and registered in the state of Texas. 

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CLEVELAND | Road tripped: Celtics’ Game 3 loss another playoff pothole



CLEVELAND | Road tripped: Celtics’ Game 3 loss another playoff pothole

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Celtics were loose, smiling and laughing. They weren’t straining to hear each other speak and there were no obnoxious Cleveland fans heckling them.

All was quiet as Boston worked out Sunday.

Practice isn’t an issue on the road in the postseason. Playing games is the problem.

Less than 24 hours after a 30-point bludgeoning at the hands of LeBron James and the Cavaliers in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals, the Celtics did some film study and critical evaluation.

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West Virginia News: Monongalia County man, Jason Perry sentenced for firearms charge



West Virginia News: Monongalia County man, Jason Perry sentenced for firearms charge

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Jason Perry, of Morgantown, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 21 months incarceration for a firearms charge, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Perry, age 36, pled guilty to one count of “Unlawful Possession of a Firearm” in January 2018.  Perry admitted to illegally possessing 9mm pistol in Monongalia County in March 2017.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Zelda E. Wesley prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. 

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Guam & Norhtern Mariana Islands News: Wencai Guo Sentenced for Harboring Illegal Aliens



Guam & Norhtern Mariana Islands News: Wencai Guo Sentenced for Harboring Illegal Aliens

SHAWN N. ANDERSON, United States Attorney for the Districts of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands, announced that defendant Wencai GUO was sentenced Friday, May 18th by Chief Judge Ramona V. Manglona for Harboring Illegal Aliens, in violation of Title 8, United States Code, Section 1324(a)(1)(a).  The conviction was based on his role in supervising and concealing from detection illegal workers who had entered the United States to work at the Best Sunshine Hotel and Casino construction site. 

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WINNIPEG, Manitoba | Expansion Vegas Golden Knights advance to Stanley Cup Final



WINNIPEG, Manitoba | Expansion Vegas Golden Knights advance to Stanley Cup Final

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Ryan Reaves scored the winning goal, Marc-Andre Fleury made 31 saves and the Vegas Golden Knights pushed their remarkable expansion season into the Stanley Cup Final, beating the Winnipeg Jets 2-1 on Sunday in Game 5 of the Western Conference final.

Alex Tuch also scored for the Knights. They lost Game 1 in Winnipeg before winning four straight to become the first expansion team since the 1968 St. Louis Blues — when the six initial expansion teams were put alone in the West — to get to the final.

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PAHOA, Hawaii | Faster-moving Hawaii lava gushes into sea, spews new danger



PAHOA, Hawaii | Faster-moving Hawaii lava gushes into sea, spews new danger

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — A volcano that is oozing, spewing and exploding on Hawaii’s Big Island has gotten more hazardous in recent days, with rivers of molten rock pouring into the ocean Sunday and flying lava causing the first major injury.

Kilauea volcano began erupting more than two weeks ago and has burned dozens of homes, forced thousands of people to flee and shot up plumes of steam from its summit that led officials to distribute face masks to protect against ash particles.

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NEW YORK | Art Spiegelman to receive prestigious MacDowell medal



NEW YORK | Art Spiegelman to receive prestigious MacDowell medal

NEW YORK (AP) — “Maus” cartoonist Art Spiegelman is this year’s winner of the Edward MacDowell Medal for lifetime achievement.
The honor was announced on Sunday by the venerable MacDowell artist colony, based in Peterborough, New Hampshire.

MacDowell chairman Michael Chabon says in a statement that Spiegelman, the first medal recipient honored for graphic novels, was a pioneer in making comics respected as an art form. He calls his work “personal and world historical.”

Chabon will present the medal to Spiegelman on Aug.

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New Mexico News: Arizona Man, Scott Richard Lange Pleads Guilty to Federal Drug Trafficking Charges in New Mexico



New Mexico News: Arizona Man, Scott Richard Lange Pleads Guilty to Federal Drug Trafficking Charges in New Mexico

Charges Arise out of Four-Pound Methamphetamine Seizure during Traffic Stop by Las Cruces Police Department

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – Scott Richard Lange, 55, of Phoenix, AZ, pled guilty Friday, May 18th in federal court in Las Cruces, N.M., to methamphetamine trafficking charges.

Officers of the Las Cruces Police Department arrested Lange and co-defendant Amy R. Bailey, 42, also of Phoenix, AZ, in September 2017, on methamphetamine trafficking offenses.   According to the criminal complaint, the officers executed the arrests after finding approximately 1,885.5 grams (4.16 pounds) of methamphetamine in a vehicle driven by Lange during a routine traffic stop.

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala | Jimenez holds on to win Regions Tradition for first major



BIRMINGHAM, Ala | Jimenez holds on to win Regions Tradition for first major

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Miguel Angel Jimenez won the Regions Tradition on Sunday for his first senior major title, closing with a 2-under 70 for a three-stroke victory.

Jimenez held or shared the lead after every round, taking a three-shot edge into the final round at Greystone Golf & Country Club.

The Spaniard finished at 19-under 269 for his fifth PGA Tour Champions victory.

Steve Stricker, Joe Durant and Gene Sauers tied for second.

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South Dakota News: Lawrence County Man, AJ Bradshaw Sentenced for Prohibited Person in Possession of a Firearm



South Dakota News: Lawrence County Man, AJ Bradshaw Sentenced for Prohibited Person in Possession of a Firearm

SOUTH DAKOTA – United States Attorney Ronald A. Parsons, Jr. announced that a Lead, South Dakota, man convicted of Prohibited Person in Possession of a Firearm was sentenced on May 15, 2018, by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.

AJ Bradshaw, age 31, was sentenced to 96 months in custody, followed by 3 years of supervised release and $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Bradshaw was indicted for Possession of Unregistered Firearms, Prohibited Person in Possession of Firearm, Prohibited Possession of Explosives, and Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance by a federal grand jury on September 12, 2017. 

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New York News: Former Mobile Phone Industry Manager Sentenced In Manhattan Federal Court To 30 Months In Prison



New York News: Former Mobile Phone Industry Manager Sentenced In Manhattan Federal Court To 30 Months In Prison

NEW YORK, NY – Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that CHRISTOPHER GOFF was sentenced Friday, May 18th to 30 months in prison for his participation in a fraudulent scheme to charge mobile phone customers millions of dollars in monthly fees for unsolicited, recurring text messages without the customers’ knowledge or consent – a practice known as “auto-subscribing.”  The fraud committed by GOFF and his co-conspirators resulted in the theft of over $50 million from consumers throughout the United States. 

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Maryland News: BGF Gang Member, Kenneth Faison Sentenced To 15 Years In Prison For Racketeering Conspiracy



Maryland News: BGF Gang Member, Kenneth Faison Sentenced To 15 Years In Prison For Racketeering Conspiracy

Baltimore, MD – United States District Judge James K. Bredar sentenced Kenneth Faison, age 28, of Baltimore, Maryland Friday, May 18th to 15 years in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for racketeering conspiracy.  The Court found at sentencing that a total prison term of 20 years was appropriate, but it adjusted the sentence downward to account for the fact that Faison served five years in prison in connection with two related state cases.

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Hinchcliffe not expecting to run in Indianapolis 500



Hinchcliffe not expecting to run in Indianapolis 500

James Hinchcliffe watched the final day of Indianapolis 500 qualifying in street clothes.

He could be suiting up in one of those cars next Sunday. Perhaps Pippa Mann will join him.

As Schmidt Peterson Motorsports continued searching for a way to get Hinchcliffe into the race, the popular Canadian driver refused to lobby for a ride and acknowledged that he didn’t expect to start in the 33-car field.

“At this point, I believe I won’t,” he said.

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SANTA FE, Texas | Texas mourners endure grief that ‘none of us can comprehend’



SANTA FE, Texas | Texas mourners endure grief that ‘none of us can comprehend’

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — Congregations in this deeply religious community near Houston gathered Sunday for their first services since a gunman blasted his way into the high school and killed 10 people, with one pastor lamenting the grief “that none of us can comprehend.”

Just two days after the deaths of eight students and two substitute teachers, the pastor of the Dayspring Church acknowledged the pain wracking Santa Fe, a town of 13,000.

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LOS ANGELES | Patricia Morison, Broadway and Hollywood star, dies at 103



LOS ANGELES | Patricia Morison, Broadway and Hollywood star, dies at 103

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Broadway and Hollywood star Patricia Morison has died at age 103.

Publicist Harlan Boll says Morison died of natural causes at her home in Los Angeles on Sunday.

Morison, who acted in films alongside Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn, originated the role of an overemotional diva in the Broadway musical “Kiss Me, Kate” and starred on stage opposite Yul Brynner in “The King and I.”

She was often cast as the femme fatale or villain, including the mastermind in 1946’s “Dressed to Kill” who sparred with Sherlock Holmes, played by Basil Rathbone.

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PAHOA, Hawaii | Hawaii lava evacuees grow weary as uncertainty drags on



PAHOA, Hawaii | Hawaii lava evacuees grow weary as uncertainty drags on

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Ed Arends grabbed what he could in the night and fled his 5-acre property, lava oozing from a crack in his neighborhood on Hawaii’s Big Island.

That was more than two weeks ago. He hasn’t been able to stay at his house since.

“It’s disconcerting not being home, being displaced,” Arends said. “I’m sleeping on a sofa in a guy’s living room.”

As uncertainty drags on over what the Kilauea volcano will do next, those who were forced to leave their homes weeks ago are growing weary.

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ROME | With Rome title, Nadal back on track entering French Open



ROME | With Rome title, Nadal back on track entering French Open

ROME (AP) — Rafael Nadal is right back where he wants to be heading into the French Open.

Alex Zverev is in a good place entering Roland Garros, too.

Nadal came out on top in a matchup of this year’s top two clay-court players Sunday, beating defending champion Zverev 6-1, 1-6, 6-3 Sunday to win a record-extending eighth Italian Open title.

Coming a week after a loss in the Madrid Open quarterfinals to Dominic Thiem, Nadal has his confidence back entering the year’s second Grand Slam in Paris, which starts next Sunday.

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LSU Heisman Trophy winner Billy Cannon dies at age 80



LSU Heisman Trophy winner Billy Cannon dies at age 80

LSU said Cannon, the school’s only Heisman winner, died at his home in St. Francisville. The cause of death was not immediately known.

Cannon led the Tigers to a national championship in 1958 and won the Heisman following year, highlighted by his tackle-breaking 89-yard punt return that beat Ole Miss 7-3.

“Nearly 60 years later, Louisianans still talk about that Halloween night,” Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards said. “Billy’s legacy at LSU will live on for generations, and every time we enter Tiger Stadium, we’ll remember the impact he left on the players and fans who came after him.

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WASHINGTON | US, China putting trade war on hold after progress in talks



WASHINGTON | US, China putting trade war on hold after progress in talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and China are pulling back from the brink of a trade war after the world’s two biggest economies reported progress in talks aimed at bringing down America’s massive trade deficit with Beijing.

“We are putting the trade war on hold,” Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Sunday.

After high-level talks Thursday and Friday in Washington, Beijing agreed in a joint statement with the U.S. to “substantially reduce” America’s trade deficit with China, but did not commit to cut the gap by any specific amount.

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SEATTLE | Cyclists tried to scare cougar but it attacked, killing 1



SEATTLE | Cyclists tried to scare cougar but it attacked, killing 1

SEATTLE (AP) — The two mountain bikers did what they were supposed to do when they noticed a mountain lion tailing them on a trail east of Seattle.

They got off their bikes. They faced the beast, shouted and tried to spook it. After it charged, one even smacked the cougar with his bike, and it ran off.

It wasn’t enough, authorities said.

When they got on their bikes again, the cougar returned, biting one of them on the head and shaking him.

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DALLAS | Final round of Byron Nelson starts after 4-hour rain delay



DALLAS | Final round of Byron Nelson starts after 4-hour rain delay

DALLAS (AP) — The final round of the AT&T Byron Nelson has started after a four-hour rain delay.

Hometown star Jordan Spieth, trailing co-leaders Marc Leishman and Aaron Wise by 10 shots, was in the first group off the first tee.

Threesomes were going off both nines Sunday at the new Trinity Forest course south of downtown Dallas.

The Nelson is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a return to Dallas after 35 years at the TPC Four Seasons in suburban Irving.

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