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CHONBURI, Thailand | Shin birdies last hole to lead LPGA Thailand after 2 rounds

CHONBURI, Thailand (AP) — South Korean golfer Jenny Shin snatched the lead at the LPGA Thailand with a birdie on the last hole of the second round at Siam Country Club Pattaya on Friday. Shin bogeyed the sixth hole but sunk five birdies in the rest of the round, including the par-5 18th. Her round … Continue reading CHONBURI, Thailand | Shin birdies last hole to lead LPGA Thailand after 2 rounds

TOKYO | Global shares mixed as investors watch trade talks

TOKYO (AP) — Global shares were mixed Friday after a slide on Wall Street as nervous investors eyed U.S.-China trade talks in Washington. France’s CAC 40 fell 0.1 percent in early trading at 5,190.64. Germany’s DAX was little changed, up less than 0.1 percent at 11,425.51. Britain’s FTSE 100 was also little changed at 7,167.12. … Continue reading TOKYO | Global shares mixed as investors watch trade talks

LOS ANGELES | If proven, Smollett allegations could be a ‘career killer’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jussie Smollett is enmeshed in weekly drama on the set of “Empire,” the Fox TV series that gave the actor a breakout role and the fame to advance his social activism. But a scene that played out on a dark Chicago street in January has left Smollett facing felony charges and … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | If proven, Smollett allegations could be a ‘career killer’

RALEIGH, N.C. | Was that ballot fraud in North Carolina US House race?

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The country’s last vacant congressional seat will stay that way for months after North Carolina’s election board, hearing evidence of ballot fraud and testimony that the Republican ignored warning signs, ordered a new election. GOP candidate Mark Harris gave up his fight Thursday to be declared winner of November’s 9th congressional … Continue reading RALEIGH, N.C. | Was that ballot fraud in North Carolina US House race?

SAN FRANCISCO | Nestle, AT&T pull YouTube ads over pedophile concerns

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Several companies, including AT&T and Nestle, are pulling advertisements from YouTube over concerns about inappropriate comments on videos of children. A video from a popular YouTuber and a report from Wired showed that pedophiles have made unseemly comments on innocuous videos of kids. The comments reportedly included timestamps that showed where … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO | Nestle, AT&T pull YouTube ads over pedophile concerns

CHICAGO | Prosecutors: Smollett paid brothers $3,500 for staged attack

CHICAGO (AP) — Two brothers who told police that Jussie Smollett paid them $3,500 to help stage an attack on himself were linked to the actor through the “Empire” television series, and court documents filed Thursday allege one of the men provided Smollett with designer drugs. Smollett appeared in court for a bond hearing one … Continue reading CHICAGO | Prosecutors: Smollett paid brothers $3,500 for staged attack

ATLANTA | Cyclorama to be unveiled again amid diverging views of past

ATLANTA (AP) — At a time when counties, cities and states across the South are removing or covering up Confederate monuments, one of the world’s largest paintings of the American Civil War will reopen to the public Friday. But the artwork was never intended to celebrate the Confederacy, historians say. Atlanta’s Cyclorama depicts charging horses, … Continue reading ATLANTA | Cyclorama to be unveiled again amid diverging views of past

OAKLAND, Calif | Curry scores 36 as Warriors hold off Kings 125-123

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry scored 36 points, hitting 10 3-pointers, and the Golden State Warriors survived a hectic finish to beat the Sacramento Kings 125-123 on Thursday night. Kevin Durant added 28 points, nine rebounds and tied his career-high with seven blocks. DeMarcus Cousins had 17 points and 10 rebounds in his first … Continue reading OAKLAND, Calif | Curry scores 36 as Warriors hold off Kings 125-123