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Cop who shot woman gets 12.5 years; apologizes

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A former Minneapolis police officer who shot and killed an unarmed woman who had called 911 said Friday he “knew in an instant that I was wrong” and apologized to her family, just moments before a judge brushed off a defense request for leniency and ordered him to ...

Democratic Party adds to calls for lawmaker to resign

HARRISBURG (AP) — Leaders of Pennsylvania’s Democratic Party on Friday added to calls for a state senator to resign over accusations of sexual misconduct. The statement came a day after the Senate’s top Democrat said an inquiry he commissioned into complaints about Sen. Daylin Leach, ...

Alabama mourns death of football fan with Down syndrome

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — The University of Alabama sports community is mourning the death of a fan with Down syndrome who was known for his weekly football season visits to the athletic facilities and his pre-game predictions to coach Nick Saban. The Tuscaloosa News reports 36-year-old Walt ...

Coach under restrictions for misconduct claims

ALLENTOWN (AP) — The organization tasked with policing abuse in Olympic sports has barred a Pennsylvania gymnastics coach from being around minors unsupervised while it investigates a misconduct claim. John Holman’s interim restriction issued by the U.S. Center for SafeSport is a ...

Bruce’s 2-run homer leads Phils

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jay Bruce is happier about playing in front of big crowds than a hitter-friendly ballpark. Bruce hit a two-run homer, Zach Eflin threw 6 1/3 sharp innings and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Cincinnati Reds 4-2 Friday night. Bruce already has four homers in four ...

Woodruff fans 10, Brewers top Bucs

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Brandon Woodruff struck 10 in six innings and Ryan Braun hit a three-run homer, helping the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 10-4 on Friday night. Eric Thames also connected for Milwaukee, and NL MVP Christian Yelich had three hits. Travis Shaw walked twice and ...

Federer can’t handle wind or Nadal

PARIS (AP) — It’s rough enough for Roger Federer — well, let’s be honest, anyone holding a tennis racket — to try to deal with Rafael Nadal’s unflinching excellence on the French Open’s red clay. Mix in a wild wind, and Federer, so great for so long, against anyone else and ...

Snedeker ties record, is 1 stoke back

ANCASTER, Ontario (AP) — Brandt Snedeker’s early record-tying round didn’t stand up to late charges by Scott Brown and Matt Kuchar at the RBC Canadian Open on Friday. Snedeker fired a 10-under 60 to tie the Canadian Open’s record low score. That was good enough for an early clubhouse ...

Warriors in big trouble as Raptors win

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Golden State coach Steve Kerr is fond of saying that the Warriors have seen everything in their five-year run as the best team in the NBA. They are now looking at something they haven’t faced before. They’ve successfully overcome a 3-1 deficit in the playoffs ...

Robert Mueller stirs the pot

Last week, special counsel Robert Mueller — who had been appointed by the Department of Justice two years earlier to investigate the nature and extent of Russian attempts to influence the outcome of the 2016 presidential election and to determine, if those attempts did occur, whether the ...