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WASHINGTON  | Giuliani says informant info key to giving Mueller interview



WASHINGTON  | Giuliani says informant info key to giving Mueller interview

WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump’s legal team would advise that he refuse to submit to an interview with special counsel Robert Mueller unless the team can review classified information shared with select lawmakers about the origins of the FBI investigation into Russia’s election meddling, Trump’s personal lawyer says.

Rudy Giuliani said Sunday that if Mueller’s investigators seek a court order to compel the president to testify, Trump’s lawyers would fight such a subpoena all the way to the U.S.

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WASHINGTON  | AP FACT CHECK: Trump on ‘phony’ sources, vets, border stats



WASHINGTON  | AP FACT CHECK: Trump on ‘phony’ sources, vets, border stats

WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump is again playing loose with the facts, claiming a drop in illegal border crossings that no longer exists while blasting a source in a news story who does.

He is also assailing investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 election, falsely suggesting the probes have failed to yield any meaningful results and distorting reality in asserting they are simply intended to justify why Democrat Hillary Clinton did not win the presidency.

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Pipeline stance complicates Heitkamp’s 2nd term Senate hopes



Pipeline stance complicates Heitkamp’s 2nd term Senate hopes

STANDING ROCK SIOUX RESERVATION, N.D.  — Standing Rock Sioux tribal member Marlo Hunte-Beaubrun went door to door on North Dakota’s largest American Indian reservations in 2012 turning out the tribal vote to help put Democrat Heidi Heitkamp in the U.S. Senate. Six years later, with Heitkamp fighting hard to win a second term, Hunte-Beaubrun is staying on the sidelines.

She is among Indian voters who say they’ve lost their zeal for Heitkamp over her perceived non-stance on the Dakota Access pipeline, which brought thousands of American Indians and others to the state in 2016 and 2017 to protest its construction under the Missouri River, just outside Standing Rock.

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WASHINGTON  | Trump threatens another shutdown as budget battle heats up



WASHINGTON  | Trump threatens another shutdown as budget battle heats up

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has warned Congress that he will never sign another foot-tall, $1 trillion-plus government-wide spending bill like the one he did in March. His message to lawmakers in both parties: Get your act together before the next budget lands on my desk.

After a brief government shutdown earlier this year, Democrats and Republicans now agree on the need for budgeting day-to-day operations of government the old-fashioned way. That means weeks of open debate and amendments that empower rank-and-file lawmakers, rather than concentrating power in the hands of a few leaders meeting in secret.

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HONG KONG | Asian shares advance as markets mull North Korea, Italy, oil



HONG KONG | Asian shares advance as markets mull North Korea, Italy, oil

HONG KONG — Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Monday as investors digested the latest developments regarding North Korea and Italian politics. Crude oil extended losses as traders braced for output increases.

KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 index was nearly flat at 22,445.27 while South Korea’s Kospi rose 0.8 percent to 2,480.92. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng rose 0.7 percent to 30,789.60 but the Shanghai Composite in mainland China climbed 0.2 percent to 3,147.36.

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.| Storm Alberto gains strength approaching northern Gulf Coast



ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.| Storm Alberto gains strength approaching northern Gulf Coast

  1. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Subtropical Storm Alberto gained the early jump on the 2018 hurricane season as it headed toward anticipated landfall sometime Monday on the northern Gulf Coast, where white sandy beaches emptied of their usual Memorial Day crowds.

Though the Atlantic hurricane season doesn’t officially start until Friday, Alberto has become the first named storm this year, throwing disarray into long holiday weekend plans up and down Florida’s Gulf Coast.

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska | Bloody but forgotten WWII battle still haunts soldiers



ANCHORAGE, Alaska | Bloody but forgotten WWII battle still haunts soldiers

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — William Roy Dover’s memory of the World War II battle is as sharp as it was 75 years ago, even though it’s been long forgotten by most everyone else.

His first sergeant rousted him from his pup tent around 2 a.m. when word came the Japanese were attacking and had maybe even gotten behind the American front line, on a desolate, unforgiving slab of an occupied island in the North Pacific.

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BOSTON | LeBron’s 35 help Cavs beat Celtics 87-79, reach NBA Finals



BOSTON | LeBron’s 35 help Cavs beat Celtics 87-79, reach NBA Finals

BOSTON — LeBron James scored 35 points with 15 rebounds and nine assists on Sunday night to earn an eighth straight trip to the NBA Finals, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to an 87-79 victory over the Boston Celtics in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals.

In the first close game of the series — and the lowest-scoring — James played all 48 minutes for his sixth straight Game 7 win.

The NBA Finals begin Thursday at either Houston or Golden State.

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ELLICOTT CITY, Md. | Maryland community heartbroken after second flood in 2 years



ELLICOTT CITY, Md. | Maryland community heartbroken after second flood in 2 years

ELLICOTT CITY, Md. — After flash floods sent cars floating down Main Street in historic Ellicott City, Maryland, local officials said they were heartbroken to see the community so severely damaged again less than two years after a devastating flood killed two people and caused millions in damages.

As the flood waters receded late Sunday, officials were just beginning the grim task of assessing the destruction.

During an evening news conference, Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman said authorities aren’t aware of any fatalities or missing people.

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The Latest: Seoul confirms US-NKorea talks at Korea border



The Latest: Seoul confirms US-NKorea talks at Korea border

The Latest on planning for a U.S-North Korea summit (all times EDT):

9:50 p.m.

South Korea’s Foreign Ministry says U.S. and North Korean officials are engaged in talks to prepare for a summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

The ministry said in a release Monday the U.S.-North Korean talks were taking place at the Korean border village of Panmunjom. It refused to provide more details.

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The Latest: Busch wins Coca-Cola in dominating fashion



The Latest: Busch wins Coca-Cola in dominating fashion

The Latest from the busiest day in motorsports (all times local):

10:50 p.m.

Kyle Busch has won the Coca-Cola 600, becoming the only active driver to win a Cup Series points race at every racetrack on the NASCAR circuit.

Busch won the first three stages and led 377 of 400 laps overall at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Busch, the pole sitter and Cup Series points leader, ended years of frustration at the track in points-paying events.

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CONCORD, N.C. | Kyle Busch blows past field for 1st Charlotte points win



CONCORD, N.C. | Kyle Busch blows past field for 1st Charlotte points win

CONCORD, N.C. — Kyle Busch led 377 of 400 laps in a dominating Coca-Cola 600 run at Charlotte Motor Speedway to finally break through with a points-race victory at the only NASCAR Cup track that had eluded him.

Busch started on the pole, won every stage in the circuit’s longest race and left everyone else in the field fighting for second on the way to his fourth victory of the season.

The victory gave Busch a points-race win at every NASCAR track on the schedule.

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INDIANAPOLIS | Danica Patrick ends racing career with crash at Indy 500



INDIANAPOLIS | Danica Patrick ends racing career with crash at Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS — Danica Patrick trudged out of the infield care center with her head down, mirrored sunglasses covering the disappointment in her eyes.

There was no hiding it in her voice.

“It was definitely not the way that I wanted it to end,” she said softly.

The 36-year-old Patrick crashed out of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, ending her racing career at the track that made her famous. She lost traction on a slippery surface, spun as she exited Turn 2 and then slammed into two walls before coming to a stop.

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Trump says US team in NKorea planning summit with Kim



Trump says US team in NKorea planning summit with Kim

President Donald Trump said Sunday a U.S. team was in North Korea to plan a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, raising expectations that the on-off-on meeting would indeed take place.

The State Department said earlier that a team was in Panmunjom, which straddles the border inside the demilitarized zone, or DMZ, separating the North and South Korea. One can cross the border simply by stepping across a painted line, but moving beyond several footsteps into the North at Panmunjom would be rare for U.S.

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NOBLESVILLE, Ind. | More than $55K raised for teacher who stopped shooter



NOBLESVILLE, Ind. | More than $55K raised for teacher who stopped shooter

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. — An online fundraiser has surpassed its $55,000 goal for a suburban Indianapolis teacher who was shot while tackling an armed student.

A local high school student launched the GoFundMe effort for science teacher Jason Seaman. Officials say the 29-year-old former college football player was shot three times Friday as he tackled the shooter inside his classroom at Noblesville West Middle School.

By Sunday afternoon, more than $55,000 had been raised through the fundraiser.

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.| Florida panhandle braces as storm Alberto gains new strength



ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.| Florida panhandle braces as storm Alberto gains new strength

  1. PETERSBURG, Fla.— The first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season, Subtropical Storm Alberto, gained strength as it approached the northern Gulf Coast, emptying out beaches in Florida ahead of Memorial Day.

The storm disrupted long holiday weekend plans from Pensacola in the Florida Panhandle to Miami Beach on Florida’s southeastern edge. Lifeguards posted red flags along the white sands of Pensacola Beach, where swimming and wading were banned amid high surf and dangerous conditions.

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska | Soldiers recall carnage of Alaska WWII battle 75 years later



ANCHORAGE, Alaska | Soldiers recall carnage of Alaska WWII battle 75 years later

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — William Roy Dover’s memory of the World War II battle is as sharp as it was 75 years ago, even though it’s been long forgotten by most everyone else.

His first sergeant rousted him from his pup tent around 2 a.m. when word came the Japanese were attacking and had maybe even gotten behind the American front line, on a desolate, unforgiving slab of an occupied island in the North Pacific.

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ELLICOTT CITY, Md. | With a roar, flash flood smashes into a Maryland community



ELLICOTT CITY, Md. | With a roar, flash flood smashes into a Maryland community

ELLICOTT CITY, Md. — Roaring flash floods struck a Maryland city Sunday that had been wracked by similar devastation two years ago, its main street turned into a raging river that reached the first floor of some buildings and swept away parked cars, authorities and witnesses say.

News outlets showed photos and video of sudden, violent floodwaters surging down Main Street in Ellicott City, some 13 miles (20 kilometers) west of Baltimore. The community, set along the west bank of Maryland’s Patapsco River, was also stricken by deadly flash flooding in July 2016.

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The Latest: Busch dominating 600, setting records



The Latest: Busch dominating 600, setting records

The Latest from the busiest day in motorsports (all times local):

9:51 p.m.

Kyle Busch continues to dominate the Coca-Cola 600.

Busch has won all three stages and led 279 of 300 laps at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Busch became only the 10th driver in NASCAR history to lead more than 15,000 career Cup Series laps. He also became the 12th driver to lead more than 1,000 laps during his career at CMS.

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. | Sting receives honorary degree, sings at Brown University



PROVIDENCE, R.I. | Sting receives honorary degree, sings at Brown University

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — English musician Sting sang “My One and Only Love” at Brown University after he and his wife Trudie Styler accepted honorary degrees.

Brown presented them with the degrees Sunday at its 250th commencement. Nobel Prize-winning physicist J. Michael Kosterlitz was among the other honorees.

Sting in 1977 formed the pioneering British rock band The Police with Stewart Copeland and Andy Summers. He and Styler co-founded an environmental organization, the Rainforest Fund, to protect the world’s rainforests.

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TEL AVIV, Israel | Iglesias loves his fans, but misses family ‘like crazy’



TEL AVIV, Israel | Iglesias loves his fans, but misses family ‘like crazy’

TEL AVIV, Israel — Pop star Enrique Iglesias misses his newborn twins “like crazy.” But he says performing for his fans is the next best thing to being home.

While the Spanish singer has traditionally kept his personal life private, he and his wife, former tennis player Anna Kournikova, took to social media last week to share some rare photos and videos of themselves and their children. He said he wanted to open up to his fans because they have given him so much.

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LEADING OFF: Braves await word on Acuna, Verlander vs. Yanks



LEADING OFF: Braves await word on Acuna, Verlander vs. Yanks

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

BANGED-UP BRAVE

The Braves are awaiting a diagnosis on standout rookie Ronald Acuna Jr. following a frightening injury at Fenway Park on Sunday. Acuna’s left leg buckled and he fell hard on his back after running through a groundout at first base, and he was in significant pain before walking slowly off the field. Atlanta would only say the 20-year-old outfielder has knee and lower back pain, and manager Brian Snitker said Acuna is “being looked at, so we’ll know more.” Atlanta is set to open a home series against the Mets with a doubleheader.

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The Latest: Ryan Blaney’s car catches fire at 600



The Latest: Ryan Blaney’s car catches fire at 600

The Latest from the busiest day in motorsports (all times local):

9:35 p.m.

Ryan Blaney’s car became a fireball on Lap 279 of the Coca-Cola 600, ending his night early.

Blaney’s No. 12 Ford burst into flames as he made his way into turn one at Charlotte Motor Speedway. He was able to stop the car and quickly get out and track safety personnel scrambled to put out the fire.

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BOGOTA, Colombia | Conservative, leftist head to contentious runoff in Colombia



BOGOTA, Colombia | Conservative, leftist head to contentious runoff in Colombia

BOGOTA, Colombia — The conservative protege of a powerful former president and a leftist former guerrilla who has galvanized voters with an anti-establishment message are headed for what promises to be a polarizing presidential runoff after gaining the most votes in Sunday’s election.

With almost all quick-count results in, former senator Ivan Duque was leading with 39 percent of the ballots cast, short of the 50 percent threshold needed to avoid a June runoff.

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WELLINGTON, | New Zealand Olympic 5,000m silver medalist Quax dead at 70



WELLINGTON, | New Zealand Olympic 5,000m silver medalist Quax dead at 70

WELLINGTON, New Zealand— New Zealand runner Dick Quax died on Monday at the age of 70 after a long battle with cancer.

Regarded as one of his country’s greatest runners, Quax won a silver medal in the 5,000 meters at the 1976 Olympics and also set a world record for the distance.

Born in The Netherlands in 1948, Theodorus Jacobus Leonardus “Dick” Quax moved to New Zealand with his family as a child and, along with John Walker and Rod Dixon, he became part of a golden era of New Zealand middle-distance running in the 1970s.

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ROME | Power eludes Italy’s populists, angry over president’s veto



ROME | Power eludes Italy’s populists, angry over president’s veto

ROME — Italy’s president on Sunday vetoed a euro-skeptic choice for economy minister, foiling a bid by populists to form Italy’s next government and increasing the prospects of a quick return to the polls, 12 weeks after national elections produced a political impasse.

The pair of rival populists who had agreed to forge a governing coalition together exploded in anger after President Sergio Mattarella announced at the Quirinal presidential palace that he was refusing to appoint a minister whose views could rattle already nervous markets and drive up Italy’s already staggeringly high debt.

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BOGOTA, Colombia | The Latest: Duque promises steady hand if elected in runoff



BOGOTA, Colombia | The Latest: Duque promises steady hand if elected in runoff

BOGOTA, Colombia — The Latest on Colombia’s presidential election (all times local):

8:20 p.m.

The winner of Colombia’s first round of presidential voting is promising a steady hand that can deliver faster economic growth while staying clear of “class hatred” and impossible “populist” panaceas.

Former Senator Ivan Duque won 39 percent of the more than 19 million votes cast in Sunday’s vote, falling short of the 50 percent threshold to avoid a runoff.

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PANAMA CITY, Fla. | The Latest: Alberto stronger on move toward US Gulf Coast



PANAMA CITY, Fla. | The Latest: Alberto stronger on move toward US Gulf Coast

PANAMA CITY, Fla. — The Latest on Subtropical Storm Alberto (all times local):

7:30 p.m.

Subtropical Storm Albert has gained strength as it approaches the northern Gulf Coast.

Forecasters say Alberto was centered about 195 miles (315 kilometers) west of Tampa, Florida, at 7:30 pm. EDT and moving to the northwest at 10 mph (17 kph).

The National Hurricane Center says that Alberto now has top sustained 2inds of 65 mph (100 kph) but that little further strengthening is expected before Alberto reaches the Gulf Coast sometime Monday.

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CONCORD, N.C. | NASCAR’s hottest driver out of circuit’s longest race



CONCORD, N.C. | NASCAR’s hottest driver out of circuit’s longest race

CONCORD, N.C.— NASCAR’s hottest driver didn’t last 100 laps in the Coca-Cola 600.

Kevin Harvick hit the wall Sunday, ending his night early at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Harvick had won five times this season, including the past two points races at Dover and Kansas and winning the All-Star event here a week ago. He didn’t even mind much about starting 39th after failed inspections, certain it would not take him long to get back among the leaders.

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BOGOTA, Colombia | The Latest: Leftist candidate pledges to expand middle class



BOGOTA, Colombia  | The Latest: Leftist candidate pledges to expand middle class

BOGOTA, Colombia  — The Latest on Colombia’s presidential election (all times local):

8 p.m.

Leftist candidate Gustavo Petro, having eked out a spot in next month’s runoff, promised to expand Colombia’s middle class and respect his political opponents if elected president.

Petro finished second in Sunday’s voting with 25 percent of the vote, about 14 points behind first place finisher Ivan Duque and barely ahead of former Medellin Mayor Sergio Fajardo.

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OMAHA, Neb. | Florida St. to host 35th NCAA regional; Stetson is 1st-timer



OMAHA, Neb. |  Florida St. to host 35th NCAA regional; Stetson is 1st-timer

OMAHA, Neb. — Florida State will host a regional in the NCAA baseball tournament for the 35th time, while Stetson was named a first-time host.

The NCAA announced the 16 regional sites Sunday night, and the rest of the 64-team field will be unveiled Monday.

Each regional will be made up of four teams playing in a double-elimination format. All are scheduled from Friday through Monday. Regional winners advance to best-of-three super regionals, and those eight winners go on to the College World Series in Omaha.

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The Latest: Busch on a roll, wins first two stages at 600



The Latest: Busch on a roll, wins first two stages at 600

The Latest from the busiest day in motorsports (all times local):

8:30 p.m.

Kyle Busch has won the first two stages of the Coca-Cola 600 and the pole sitter clearly has the car to beat in NASCAR’s longest race.

Busch has led 179 of the first 200 laps at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Busch is looking to win his first career Cup points races at the track.

The hottest racer in the series, Kevin Harvick, is out of the race.

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Maryland Breaking News: Maryland Governor Larry Hogan Declares State of Emergency



Maryland Breaking News: Maryland Governor Larry Hogan Declares State of Emergency

Order Issued in Response to Heavy Rain, Extreme Flooding in Ellicott City and Areas Across Maryland

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Maryland Governor Larry Hogan today signed Executive Order 01.01.2018.14 declaring a State of Emergency in response to heavy rain and severe flooding in Ellicott City, Md. and areas across the state.  The executive order will allow the state to efficiently coordinate support and provide additional assistance to local jurisdictions experiencing flooding conditions.

“Less than two years ago, the citizens of Howard County and Ellicott City went through a horrific ordeal, and sadly, they are facing a similar emergency today,” said Governor Hogan. 

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Western Conference Finals: Warriors, Rockets set for Game 7 in West finals



Western Conference Finals: Warriors, Rockets set for Game 7 in West finals

HOUSTON (AP) — When the Golden State Warriors lost Game 5 of the Western Conference finals to the Rockets on Thursday night to send them to the brink of elimination they vowed to be back in Houston for Game 7.

After a resounding win in Game 6 that’s exactly where the defending champions are, preparing for a winner-take-all game Monday night for a spot in the NBA Finals.

“It’s going to be fun,” Stephen Curry said.

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Rome: Tour de France: After Giro win, Froome quickly changes focus to Tour



Rome: Tour de France: After Giro win, Froome quickly changes focus to Tour

ROME (AP) — Now that Chris Froome has wrapped up the Giro d’Italia title, his focus will quickly switch to matching the record with a fifth Tour de France title — unless a doping case gets in the way.

Froome is racing under the cloud of a potential ban after a urine sample he provided at the Spanish Vuelta in September showed a concentration of the asthma drug salbutamol that was twice the permitted level.

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Maryland Floods: The Latest: Witness: Flash flood sweeps cars down street



Maryland Floods: The Latest: Witness: Flash flood sweeps cars down street

ELLICOTT CITY, MD (AP) — The Latest on Sunday’s flash flooding in Maryland (all times local):

7:20 p.m.

A witness says she watched cars being swept by flash flooding through a downtown street in Ellicott City, Maryland.

Jessica Ur, a server at a cafe on the city’s Main Street, told The Baltimore Sun she saw the gushing brown waters carry three or four parked cars down the street.

The newspaper reports that the swirling waters reached the second flood of one building at its height.

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Charlotte Motor Speedway: The Latest: Kyle Busch wins first stage of Coca-Cola 600



Charlotte Motor Speedway: The Latest: Kyle Busch wins first stage of Coca-Cola 600

The Latest from the busiest day in motorsports (all times local):

7:25 p.m.

Kyle Busch has won the first stage of the Coca-Cola 600 in dominating fashion.

Busch, driving the No. 18 Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing, led 92 of 100 laps.

Ryan Blaney was second after the first stage, followed by Kyle Larson, Martin Truex Jr. and Jimmie Johnson.

Kevin Harvick, who has won five NASCAR Cup races and the All-Star Race last week, took his No.

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BOSTON | Acuna injured in a tumble, Braves beat Red Sox 7-1



BOSTON | Acuna injured in a tumble, Braves beat Red Sox 7-1

BOSTON (AP) — Prized rookie Ronald Acuna Jr. took a high-flying tumble while beating out an infield hit, exiting with knee and lower back pain Sunday as the Atlanta Braves beat the Boston Red Sox 7-1.

Acuna waved his arms “safe” as he crossed the first base bag before his left foot gave out in the seventh inning, and he went sprawling.

He walked off the field slowly, passing on a wheel chair that was rolled out for him.

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PARIS | Only took one day to guarantee 1st-time French Open finalist



PARIS | Only took one day to guarantee 1st-time French Open finalist

PARIS (AP) — A year after stunning the tennis world by winning the French Open for her initial tour-level title, Jelena Ostapenko is again in rare company: a first-round loser as the defending champion at a Grand Slam tournament.

Something even more unusual happened at Roland Garros, too: Venus Williams was beaten in her opening match at a second consecutive major, the only time in her lengthy, distinguished career she’s had such early back-to-back exits.

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US delegation holds talks with North Korean officials in DMZ



US delegation holds talks with North Korean officials in DMZ

An American delegation met with North Korean officials in the Demilitarized Zone on Sunday as planning seemed to move ahead for the on-off-perhaps-on-again summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

South Korea’s president, Moon Jae-in, meanwhile, gave details about his surprise meeting Saturday with Kim in the Panmunjom truce village, saying Kim had committed to sitting down with Trump and to a “complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.”

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla | US Gulf Coast braces for impact as Alberto approaches



ST. PETERSBURG, Fla | US Gulf Coast braces for impact as Alberto approaches

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Beaches in Florida were largely empty ahead of Memorial Day as a slowly intensifying storm carrying brisk winds and heavy rain approached the U.S. Gulf Coast on Sunday.

The storm disrupted plans from Pensacola in the Panhandle to Miami Beach on Florida’s southeastern edge. Lifeguards posted red flags along the white sands of Pensacola Beach, where swimming and wading were banned due to high surf and dangerous conditions.

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INDIANAPOLIS | Will Power wins Indy 500, No. 17 for car owner Roger Penske



INDIANAPOLIS | Will Power wins Indy 500, No. 17 for car owner Roger Penske

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Will Power took the lead in the Indianapolis 500 with four laps to go, knew he had it won when he took the white flag all alone and spent the final lap yelling to himself as he pulled away from the field.

“Man,” he said, “I think I’m going to win this!”

The 37-year-old Australian did just that in a dominant performance for Team Penske. He managed his fuel strategy perfectly as Oriol Servia and Jack Harvey had to pit in the closing laps, and then made all the right moves to hold off pole winner Ed Carpenter to win his first Indy 500.

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ROME | A defining moment: Froome wins Giro in extraordinary fashion



ROME | A defining moment: Froome wins Giro in extraordinary fashion

ROME (AP) — Winning three Grand Tours consecutively was already enough to cement Chris Froome’s place in cycling history.

The way in which he won this Giro d’Italia, though, adds an extra dimension to the achievement.

The Kenyan-born British rider bounced back from two early crashes to storm into the lead two days from the end with an 80-kilometer (50-mile) solo attack in the three-week race’s toughest stage.

“I think the manner of the victory is the thing that impresses everybody.

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WASHINGTON | Correction: Venezuela-Jailed American-Improbable Release



WASHINGTON | Correction: Venezuela-Jailed American-Improbable Release

WASHINGTON (AP) — A secret backchannel led by a veteran Republican Senate staffer and a flamboyant Venezuelan official nicknamed “Dracula” broke through hostile relations between the two governments to secure the release of American prisoner Joshua Holt, who traveled to the South American country for love and ended up in jail, without a trial, for two years.

A week ago the chances of Holt’s long ordeal ending any time soon looked slim.

On the eve of Venezuela’s May 20 presidential election, the Utah native appeared in a clandestinely shot video from jail railing against Nicolas Maduro’s government, saying his life had been threatened in a prison riot.

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BIDDEFORD, Maine | George H.W. Bush hospitalized in Maine



BIDDEFORD, Maine | George H.W. Bush hospitalized in Maine

BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) — A spokesman for former President George H.W. Bush says the 93-year-old has been hospitalized for low blood pressure and fatigue.

Spokesman Jim McGrath tweeted just after 2 p.m. Sunday that Bush will likely remain in the hospital for a few days.

Bush is being treated at Southern Maine Health Care in Biddeford. McGrath said Bush is awake, alert and not in any discomfort.

A hospital spokeswoman said Sunday all information would be released by the Bush family.

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The Latest: Dozens of fans seeking help in heat of Indy 500



The Latest: Dozens of fans seeking help in heat of Indy 500

The Latest from the busiest day in motorsports (all times local):
2:20 p.m.

The temperature has hit 93 degrees at the Indianapolis 500, and that is causing serious concern for medical officials at the infield care center.

Dozens if not hundreds of fans have been treated for heat-related illnesses already. About a dozen ambulances have been cycling through, golf carts are depositing fans at the facility, and there are even stretchers being used to carry people seeking help.

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North Carolina News: Raleigh Man, Adam Geoffrey Frankel Sentenced to More Than 21 Years for Manufacturing Child Pornography



North Carolina News: Raleigh Man, Adam Geoffrey Frankel Sentenced to More Than 21 Years for Manufacturing Child Pornography

RALEIGH, NC – The United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Robert J. Higdon, Jr., announced that Thursday in federal court, Chief United States District Judge James C. Dever, III sentenced ADAM GEOFFREY FRANKEL, 33, of Cary, North Carolina, to 295 months of imprisonment followed by ten years of supervised release for production of multiple videos containing child pornography.

FRANKEL was named in a twelve-count Superseding Indictment on September 8, 2017. 

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Kentucky News: Brandenburg Man, Jeffrey Adam Stone, Pleads Guilty To Attempted Online Enticement & Distribution Of Obscene Material To A Minor



Kentucky News: Brandenburg Man, Jeffrey Adam Stone, Pleads Guilty To Attempted Online Enticement & Distribution Of Obscene Material To A Minor

LOUISVILLE, KY – A Brandenburg, Kentucky, man pleaded guilty to two child exploitation offenses on Tuesday, May 22, 2108, in United States District Court, announced United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman.

Jeffrey Adam Stone, 31, admitted to online communications with a person he believed to be a 15-year-old girl for the purpose of meeting her to engage in sexual conduct.  He also admitted to sending obscene material to the girl.

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Pennsylvania News: Pittsburgh Man, Wei-Ming Shi Sentenced for Assaulting a Sleeping Woman on a Flight, a Repulsive Behavior



Pennsylvania News: Pittsburgh Man, Wei-Ming Shi Sentenced for Assaulting a Sleeping Woman on a Flight, a Repulsive Behavior

PITTSBURGH, PA – A resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to three months in a halfway house, one year of supervised release, and a $5,000 fine, on his conviction of simple assault on an aircraft, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

United States District Judge Reggie B. Walton imposed the sentence on Wei-Ming Shi, 59, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

According to information presented to the court, on August 18, 2016, Shi was a passenger on Southwest flight number 2888 from Las Vegas to Pittsburgh. 

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WASHINGTON | Giuliani advises no Mueller interview without informant info



WASHINGTON | Giuliani advises no Mueller interview without informant info

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s legal team would advise that he refuse to submit to an interview with special counsel Robert Mueller unless the team can review classified information shared with select lawmakers about the origins of the FBI investigation into Russia’s election meddling, Trump’s personal lawyer said Sunday.

Rudy Giuliani said that should Mueller’s investigators seek a court order to compel the president to testify, Trump’s lawyers would fight such a subpoena all the way to the U.S.

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