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PHNOM PENH, Cambodia—Cambodia’s opposition claimed a strong showing in local elections last Sunday that could shake Prime Minister Hun Sen’s longtime grip on power. Hun Sen has repeatedly warned of civil war if his Cambodian People’s Party loses the majority...
By Janie Mccauley / The Associated Press OAKLAND, California—Stephen Curry dribbled every which way and ran a circle around LeBron James, then drove left through the paint and beat him to the rim for a right-handed lay-up over the star’s outstretched...
BEIJING—China’s scramble to curb pollution has made it the world leader in renewable-energy (RE) development, yet increasing amounts of that green electricity have gone unused as the country struggles to integrate wind and solar power into an outdated and...
WASHINGTON—President Donald J. Trump plans to lay out his vision for overhauling the nation’s air-traffic control system on Monday, outlining his goals to privatize the system in a White House speech. Trump will push for the separation of air-traffic control...
By Jake Coyle / By Associated Press NEW YORK—Wonder Woman conquered milestones and movie myths at North American theaters, where the Patty Jenkins-directed superhero film powered its way to a $100.5-million debut this weekend and became the biggest blockbuster ever directed by a...
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry says the Golden State Warriors can play better. They're playing pretty good right now. Curry had a triple double and Kevin Durant scored 33 and the Golden State Warriors took a 2-0 lead in the...
ANAHEIM, California—Albert Pujols hit his 600th career homer last Saturday night, delivering a grand slam to become the ninth player in major league history to reach the mark. The Los Angeles Angels slugger connected in the fourth inning against Minnesota’s Ervin Santana,...
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia—Cambodians voted in local elections last Sunday that could shake longtime ruler Hun Sen’s grip on power. Prime Minister Hun Sen has repeatedly warned of civil war if his Cambodian People’s Party loses the majority in city and village...
By TODD PITMAN / Associated Press MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The security footage shows the man responsible for one of the Philippine capital's deadliest attacks in years casually exiting a taxi just after midnight and walking calmly into a vast...
GAZIANTEP, Turkey—They are veterans of Syria’s rebellion, trying for years to bring down President Bashar al-Assad. But these days they’re doing little fighting with his military. They’re struggling to find a place in a bewildering battlefield where several wars...

Benchmark of rivalries

BY the time the Los Angeles Lakers met the Boston Celtics for the third time in the National Basketball Association (NBA) Finals in the 1980s, defensive stopper Michael Cooper had enough with Larry Bird, Kevin McHale and the rest...
JIM GOMEZ / Associated Press MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine police say the attacker was a tall, English-speaking white man with a mustache. They say he carried an assault rifle and that he used gasoline to start a casino fire...
10:30 a.m. Family members are waiting outside a funeral home for the bodies of their loved ones to be released following an attack on a Manila casino complex in which 36 people died. At the Rizal funeral home, where 18 bodies...
By Paul Newberry / The Associated Press MORE than any other sport, baseball is a numbers racket. From 20 wins in a season to 3,000 hits in a career, there are milestones that even the most cursory fan knows are cause for celebration...
A gunman stormed a crowded Manila casino early on Friday and used gasoline to set gambling tables on fire, creating clouds of smoke that swept through the crowds and killed at least 35 people, the police said. The gunman,...
JOSH DUBOW / AP Sports Writer OAKLAND, California (AP) — The defensive woes that plagued the Cavaliers late in the regular season were glaring against the star-laden Golden State Warriors in a 113-91 loss in Game 1 of the NBA...

Take III!

By Josh Dubow / The Associated Press OAKLAND, California—After a summer highlighted by Kevin Durant’s decision to leave Oklahoma City for the star-laden Golden State Warriors, a six-month regular season and three rounds of playoffs, the National Basketball Asociation (NBA) Finals...
If President Donald J. Trump withdraws support for the Paris climate change accord, will efforts in the US to fight global warming dry up? Hardly. Dozens of states and many cities have policies intended to reduce emissions of greenhouses gases and deal...
By Andrew Leland / Rutgers University A FAMILY court judge in Kentucky, Washington. Mitchell Nance, says he refuses to hold hearings on same-sex couples’ adoptions “as a matter of conscience”. He’s not the only authority defying the 2015 Supreme Court ruling that made marriage equality...
LONDON—Prince William says he is sad his wife and two young children can’t meet his late mother, Princess Diana. In an interview with the magazine British GQ, the heir to the throne opened up about his feelings about his mother’s...