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Rapper XXXTentacion killed

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Deputies were searching for suspects today after troubled rapper-singer XXXTentacion was fatally shot in the driver’s seat of a luxury electric sportscar. The 20-year-old rising star, who pronounced his stage name “Ex Ex Ex ten-ta-see-YAWN” and whose real ...

Tigers win 5th straight

CHICAGO — Blaine Hardy was supposed to be a short-term starter while injured Tigers pitchers recovered. A string of solid outings by the veteran left-hander, though, has Detroit management reconsidering that plan. Nicholas Castellanos homered and Hardy pitched one-run ball into the ...

Phillies hold off Brewers, 10-9

MILWAUKEE — Maikel Franco didn’t know he’d be in Philadelphia’s starting lineup until he arrived at Miller Park. The Milwaukee Brewers likely wish he’d been on the bench. Franco homered and drove in four runs and the Phillies held off Milwaukee’s ninth-inning rally for a 10-9 ...

Texas Tech stuns Florida, 6-3

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Texas Tech cleared the hurdle of winning a College World Series opener. It was a high one, too. Gabe Holt hit a tiebreaking single in the fifth inning and drove in an insurance run in the ninth, leading the Red Raiders to a stunning 6-3 win over defending national ...

Koepka’s golf legacy secured after 2nd straight Open win

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. — For a guy who has won all of three PGA Tour events, Brooks Koepka has a golf legacy that already is secure. That’s how it should be for winning back-to-back U.S. Opens. Koepka became the first man to turn that impressive trick in nearly three decades by handling a ...

Colombia’s president-elect seeks unity after polarizing vote

BOGOTA, Colombia — President-elect Ivan Duque appealed for unity after winning a runoff election over a leftist firebrand whose ascent shook Colombia’s political establishment and laid bare deep divisions over the nation’s peace process. The conservative Duque, the protege of a powerful ...

Greece, Macedonia foreign ministers endorse name deal

PSARADES, Greece (AP) — The foreign ministers of Greece and Macedonia endorsed an agreement to resolve a long fight over the Macedonia name Sunday during a signing ceremony filled with history and symbolism. The Greek village of Psarades, located on the shores of Great Prespa Lake, was ...

Strong quake near Osaka, Japan, kills 3, knocks over walls

TOKYO— A strong earthquake knocked over walls and set off scattered fires around metropolitan Osaka in western Japan today, killing at least three people and injuring more than 300. A 9-year-old girl was killed by a falling concrete wall at her school, and the two other fatalities were men ...

Asylum seeker numbers plunge

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's asylum office says the number of people applying for international protection in Europe has plunged but remains higher than before 2015, when more than one million migrants entered, many fleeing the war in Syria. EASO said in an annual report today that ...

Art festival on verge of being shut down when shots rang out

TRENTON, N.J. — A 24-hour arts and music festival in New Jersey was on the verge of being shut down because of numerous fights when gunfire erupted, authorities said. One suspect was killed and 22 people, including two other suspects, were injured. Of the 17 people treated for gunshot ...

Breakfast buffet in Rock Sunday

ROCK — The Rock Lions monthly third Sunday all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday — Father’s Day — at the Rock Lions Clubhouse along M-35 in Rock. The buffet includes scrambled eggs, omelets made to order, bacon, sausage, ham, hash brown ...

MSU head disparaged lawyers, victim in email

EAST LANSING (AP) — Michigan State University’s interim president criticized lawyers who represent Larry Nassar’s assault victims and suggested that the first woman to go public with her accusations was probably getting a “kickback” from her attorney, according to emails. John ...

Illinois officials concerned regarding Foxconn plant environmental impact

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — County officials in northeastern Illinois are concerned about the potential environmental impacts of the planned Foxconn manufacturing plant in southeast Wisconsin. The Lake County Board unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday calling for Wisconsin officials to ...

Rosa Parks family home to be offered at auction

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The house where Rosa Parks sought refuge after fleeing the South will be offered at auction after being turned into a work of art and shipped across the Atlantic Ocean twice. Guernsey’s auctioneers said it will offer the house where Parks’ family lived in a ...

State briefing

Michigan gets funds for ranges LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A federal agency has approved $1.25 million in funding to help Michigan improve its shooting ranges. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service authorized the funding over a five-year period under a program that levies an excise tax on the sale ...

National briefing

Chicago-to-O’Hare express coming CHICAGO (AP) — A company founded by Tesla CEO Elon Musk has been selected to build a high-speed underground transportation system that will whisk passengers from downtown Chicago to O’Hare International Airport in minutes. Adam Collins, a spokesman for ...

UK lifts immigration cap on visas

LONDON (AP) — Britain said Thursday it will lift a cap on the number of visas granted to foreign doctors and nurses to help ease staffing shortfalls in the country’s National Health Service. Prime Minister Theresa May’s spokesman said the government would remove non-European Union ...

Elvis Presley drummer D.J. Fontana dies

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — D.J. Fontana, the drummer who helped launch rock ‘n’ roll as Elvis Presley’s sideman, has died at 87, his wife said Thursday. Karen Fontana told The Associated Press that her husband died in his sleep in Nashville Wednesday night. She said he had been suffering ...

New wildfire erupts near Colorado ski resorts, houses

DENVER— A wildfire erupted Tuesday in an area of Colorado known for its ski resorts, forcing the evacuation of more than 1,300 homes and marking the latest in a series of blazes that have ignited in the drought-stricken U.S. West. The fire in central Colorado had burned only about 100 acres ...