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In big shift, Trump assesses Kim Jong Un as ‘very honorable’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday said Kim Jong Un wants a historic, high-stakes meeting as soon as possible and suggested the North Korean dictator has been “very open” and “very honorable,” a sharply different assessment of a leader he once denounced as “Little ...

Senate leaders hope to end take-it-or-leave-it budget votes

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate’s Republican and Democratic leaders can’t agree on much, but both say they want to dedicate weeks to passing legislation to fund the government next year — and avoid the annual take-it-or-leave-it vote on a $1 trillion-plus catchall spending bill. For now, ...

Ex-Yahoo paying $35M to settle SEC charges over 2014 hack

WASHINGTON (AP) — The company formerly known as Yahoo is paying a $35 million fine to resolve federal regulators’ charges that the online pioneer deceived investors by failing to disclose one of the biggest data breaches in internet history. The Securities and Exchange Commission ...

Get into my car … Amazon begins delivery to vehicles

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Amazon’s latest perk ... free delivery to your car. The Seattle company on Tuesday began offering delivery in 37 cities to Amazon Prime members who own newer General Motors or Volvo vehicles. The company will expand the number of locations as well as eligible ...

Who owns the bat?

NEW YORK (AP) — As part of its collection of Babe Ruth items, the Baseball Hall of Fame says it has the bat the slugger used to hit his then-record 60th home run in 1927. A private collector also claims to own the bat, and he’s selling it at auction. PSA/DNA, one of the leading sports ...

Schwarber brings back memories of World Series

CLEVELAND (AP) — Kyle Schwarber hit two of Chicago’s four solo home runs and the Cubs defeated the Cleveland Indians 10-3 on Tuesday night in the first meeting between the teams since their classic 2016 World Series. The Cubs won Game 7 of that Series in Cleveland for their first ...

Cavaliers look for support

CLEVELAND — By now, LeBron James is usually getting some rest in the NBA playoffs. The Pacers are making him work much harder than he has in years. After splitting the first four games, Indiana and Cleveland will meet on tonight in the critical Game 5 of a first-round series that has been ...

Steelers search for defensive pieces

PITTSBURGH — Kevin Colbert isn’t a fan of the word “need.” The Pittsburgh Steelers general manager believes it points too specifically to one area of weakness. “We have to be better and I do not think we were better in 2017 than we were in 2016 because we got eliminated a round ...

Allen’s arm might be key to top pick

Four quarterbacks are certain to go in the first round of the NFL draft Thursday night, all of them early. Five might be off the board midway through the top 32 picks. And, who knows given the desperation pro teams are displaying about finding that franchise QB, we could see six of them go on ...

Police: Van kills 9, injures 16 on Toronto street; driver in custody

TORONTO (AP) — A rented van jumped onto a crowded Toronto sidewalk Monday, killing nine people and injuring 16 before the driver fled and was later arrested in a confrontation with police, Canadian authorities said. Witnesses said the driver was moving fast and appeared to be acting ...