• Blazers fend off tough Clippers to win series, move on to Warriors
    Posted on April 30, 2016 at 6:27 am

    The Clippers fought through several injuries to challenge the Blazers, but Portland pulled out a series-clinching win on its home floor. […]

  • Lakers announce Luke Walton has been hired as head coach
    Posted on April 30, 2016 at 2:35 am

    Walton went 39-4 as the Golden State Warriors' interim head coach to start the season and was considered one of the top candidates on the market. […]

  • Hawaii selects businesses for medical pot but excludes actor
    Posted on April 30, 2016 at 1:57 am

    HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii selected eight businesses Friday to open medical marijuana dispensaries — but not one owned by Woody Harrelson. […]

  • Cellphone in missing Florida teens case to be reviewed by Apple
    Posted on April 30, 2016 at 1:24 am

    If Apple retrieves anything from the water-damaged phone that relates to the day the boys disappeared - including photos, texts and social media posts - the data will be given to a judge, who will decide if it is evidence and whether it may be shared with the families, according to a report by WPLG television in Miami. The agreement puts to rest, for now, a row between the families of Austin […]

  • Linebackers Smith, Jack drafted despite knee issues
    Posted on April 30, 2016 at 12:59 am

    The NFL dream was still alive for linebackers Jaylon Smith and Myles Jack, who were selected on the second day of the draft despite concerns over knee injuries that disrupted their college football careers. Smith was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys with the 34th overall selection, a higher spot than many expected because of the major knee injury he suffered playing for Notre Dame in the Fiesta Bowl […]

  • Cruz gets Indiana governor's endorsement
    Posted on April 29, 2016 at 10:04 pm

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — In a setback for Donald Trump, Indiana's governor endorsed the front-runner's chief rival, Ted Cruz, on Friday, injecting new drama into the state's critical Republican primary contest just days before voters head to the polls. […]

  • Protests force Trump into a ditch, en route to make his California pitch
    Posted on April 29, 2016 at 9:34 pm

    BURLINGAME, Calif.—A little over a month before California’s pivotal Republican presidential primary, Donald Trump began his official wooing of party delegates Friday, headlining a kickoff lunch at the state’s annual GOP convention. But Trump’s appearance was nearly derailed by massive protests outside the Hyatt Regency near the San Francisco airport, where the convention […]

  • 16 blamed for mistakes in deadly US attack on Afghan clinic
    Posted on April 29, 2016 at 8:12 pm

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Human error, violations of combat rules and untimely equipment failures led to the mistaken U.S. aerial attack on a charity-run hospital in Afghanistan last fall that killed 42 people, a senior American general said Friday. Investigators called the attack a "disproportional response to a threat that didn't exist." […]

  • First US Zika-related death in Puerto Rico
    Posted on April 29, 2016 at 7:43 pm

    The first Zika-related death on US soil was reported Friday in Puerto Rico, raising new concerns about the dangers of the mosquito-borne virus. "The patient died of complications related to severe thrombocytopenia," a poor clotting condition related to a low number of platelets in the blood, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. "Although Zika virus–associated deaths are […]

  • At the Vatican, Biden seeks common cause with pope on cancer
    Posted on April 29, 2016 at 5:55 pm

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden found common cause with Pope Francis on Friday at the Vatican for a global commitment to fund cancer research. […]