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ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. | Charles Howell opens with 64 for lead at Sea Island

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. — Charles Howell III had an advantage of playing the right course for the cold, windy conditions Thursday at the RSM Classic. He made the most of it with a game so complete that he never played from the rough and had a birdie putt on every hole. Howell bundled up … Continue reading ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. | Charles Howell opens with 64 for lead at Sea Island

PRAGUE | Czechs beat defending champion US 3-0 in Fed Cup final

PRAGUE  — Katerina Siniakova won the first reverse singles on Sunday to lead the Czech Republic to its sixth Fed Cup title in eight years. Siniakova defeated Sofia Kenin 7-5, 5-7, 7-5 to give the Czechs an insurmountable 3-0 lead over the defending champion United States in the best-of-five final. In a hard-fought battle that … Continue reading PRAGUE | Czechs beat defending champion US 3-0 in Fed Cup final

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. | 2 killed in Southern California fire that’s doubled in size

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif.— A wildfire that tore through Malibu mansions and working-class suburban homes in Southern California‘s hills and canyons has killed two people and had more than doubled in size by Saturday. Officials took advantage of temporarily calm conditions to assess damage from the blaze that has burned 109 square miles (282 square kilometers) … Continue reading THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. | 2 killed in Southern California fire that’s doubled in size

ATLANTA | Volunteers track down Georgia voters by phone and on foot

ATLANTA — Volunteers spread out Friday trying to find any ballots that could help Democrat Stacey Abrams close the gap against Republican Brian Kemp in their unsettled, too-close-to-call race for Georgia governor. Unofficial returns show Kemp with an advantage, and he’s already resigned as secretary of state to start a transition with the blessing of … Continue reading ATLANTA | Volunteers track down Georgia voters by phone and on foot

HONOLULU | ACLU challenges Hawaii home’s medically assisted death ban

HONOLULU  — The American Civil Liberties Union demanded Thursday that a Hawaii retirement home stop discriminating against non-Catholic residents and allow them to take advantage of the state’s new medically assisted suicide law if they wish. The ACLU of Hawaii sent a letter to the executive director of the Kahala Nui home after receiving an … Continue reading HONOLULU | ACLU challenges Hawaii home’s medically assisted death ban

DETROIT | Matthews scores 2 and helps Maple Leafs beat Red Wings 5-3

DETROIT— Auston Matthews scored twice for a league-leading nine goals — tying an NHL record after five games — and helped the Toronto Maple Leafs beat Detroit Red Wings 5-3 Thursday night. Matthews joined Alex Ovechkin, Patrick Marleau, Mario Lemieux and Mike Bossy as the players in league history to score nine times in their … Continue reading DETROIT | Matthews scores 2 and helps Maple Leafs beat Red Wings 5-3

APA, Calif. | Mickelson has 6 straight birdies; 2 shots back at Silverardo

APA, Calif. — Phil Mickelson had six straight birdies and shot a 7-under 65 on Thursday to pull within two strokes of leader Sepp Straka in the PGA Tour’s season-opening Safeway Open.N Coming off a winless performance in the U.S. Ryder Cup loss to Europe, the 48-year-old Mickelson birdied Nos. 9-14 and closed with four … Continue reading APA, Calif. | Mickelson has 6 straight birdies; 2 shots back at Silverardo

WASHINGTON | Showdown hearing not set yet: Dems, GOP arguing on witnesses

WASHINGTON — Wrestling for advantage, Democratic and Republican senators argued Tuesday over who could, should or would testify at next Monday’s hearing with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the woman who accuses him of a sexual assault when they were in high school. Doubts were even raised whether she would appear. Meanwhile, Kavanaugh was … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Showdown hearing not set yet: Dems, GOP arguing on witnesses