February 14, 2016

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Cardinals down Giants on Kolten Wong’s walk-off homer, tie NLCS at a game apiece

St. Louis Cardinals' Kolten Wong is greeted at home plate after he hit a walk-off solo home run in ninth inning action during Game 2 of the National League Championship Series against the San Francisco Giants on Sunday. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Chris Lee)

ST. LOUIS — Kolten Wong and the St. Louis Cardinals rallied again with their latest postseason power show, tying the NL Championship Series at a game apiece. After the final party at home plate, reality set in: They might be without Yadier Molina the rest of the way. Wong hit a leadoff home run in Read More…

Kansas City stays perfect in playoffs with second road win over Orioles

BALTIMORE — The Kansas City Royals prefer to simply savor their exceptional performance at Camden Yards rather than ponder the historical ramifications of where it’s gotten them. Alcides Escobar doubled in the go-ahead run in the ninth inning, Mike Moustakas extended his home run-binge and Kansas City remained perfect in the playoffs, beating the Baltimore Read More…

Royals continue their extra-inning magic, down Orioles in 10 to open ALCS

BALTIMORE — Alex Gordon had already compiled a career’s worth of playoff memories when he stepped to the plate in the 10th inning of a tie game. Given the Kansas City Royals’ success rate in extra innings this postseason, what happened next was almost inevitable. Gordon homered to put Kansas City in front, Mike Moustakas Read More…

LeBron James not sure if he’ll return to Brazil in two years for another Olympics

Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James dunks during team practice in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday.  (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

RIO DE JANEIRO — The beaches and glamour of Rio de Janeiro haven’t yet convinced LeBron James that he should come back in two years for a shot at a third Olympic gold medal. James has spent several days in Rio preparing for today’s NBA preseason game against his former Miami Heat teammates, but reiterated Read More…

10 Things to Know, Friday, Oct. 10

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Children’s rights activists capture Nobel  Malala Yousafzai, a teenage education campaigner from Pakistan, and Kailash Satyarthi, who protested against child exploitation in India, are awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. 2. Ebola screening likely would withstand court challenge  Read More…

Ebola screening measures rest on federal law

A Nigerian port health official uses a thermometer on a passenger at the arrivals hall of Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, Nigeria. The Obama administration’s plans to screen certain airline passengers for exposure to Ebola are based on the Constitution and long-established legal authority that would almost certainly stand up in court if challenged, public health experts say.  (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration’s plans to screen certain airline passengers for exposure to Ebola are based on the Constitution and long-established legal authority that would almost certainly stand up in court if challenged, public health experts say. Airline passengers arriving from three West African countries — Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea — will Read More…

Kim absence at major event raises health questions

North Korean military personnel march as they visit the statues of late leaders, Kim Il Sung, left, and Kim Jong Il on Mansudae to mark the 69th anniversary of the founding of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea, in Pyongyang, North Korea Friday. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — For the first time in three years, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un didn’t appear at a celebration of the anniversary of the founding of the ruling Workers’ Party on Friday, further increasing speculation that something is amiss with the authoritarian leader who hasn’t been seen publicly in more than a month. North Read More…

Gay couples get married in Las Vegas

Antioco Carri and Theo Small hold-up their marriage license after being the first couple in line at the Clark County Marriage License Bureau in Downtown on Thursday. (AP Photo/Las Vegas News Bureau, Brian Jones)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Daniel Carroll and Dayvin Bartolome stood on the steps of the marriage license bureau in Las Vegas and researched where they might tie the knot after being together for 14 years. They ran through the options and joked about whether an Elvis Presley or Celine Dion impersonator would be available to perform the Read More…

Microsoft CEO apologizes for comments on women

Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella speaks to students in New Delhi.  (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella apologized Thursday night and said he was wrong for saying that women don’t need to ask for a raise and should just trust the system to pay them well. Nadella was blasted on Twitter and in blog posts for his comments, which were made earlier Thursday at an event Read More…

Traffic checkpoint nets alleged Juarez Cartel capo

Drug boss Vicente Carrillo Fuentes is led towards a helicopter after his arrest, in the hangar of the Mexican Attorney Generals Office in Mexico City Thursday. Carrillo Fuentes was taken into custody at a traffic checkpoint without a shot being fired, National Security Commissioner Monte Alejandro Rubido said. (AP Photo)

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Federal police used a seemingly routine traffic checkpoint to nabVicente Carrillo Fuentes, the alleged drug cartel boss accused by Mexico’s government of turning the border city of Juarez into one of the deadliest places on the planet. Over the course of an 11-month investigation, agents identified two homes in the northern city of Read More…