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Dustin Johnson wins at Riviera, goes to No. 1 in the world

Dustin Johnson

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The only question about Dustin Johnson going to No. 1 in the world is: What took so long? The talent was never an issue. Jordan Spieth once referred to Johnson as “a freak athlete,” a term rarely heard in golf. Pat Perez was partly in awe and partly exasperated Sunday as he stood behind the 10th ... Read More »

AP Top Strange News at 1:15 p.m. EST

American flag has 51 stars for Pence visit to European Union Trump wigs in big demand for Austrian carnival-goers Misspelled note on pickup apologizes for ‘anger isusesh’ Man practicing Parkour falls 40 feet down chimney in Denver Joggers in bras, panties, briefs raise money for sick kids Cops warn of cows trying to sell dairy products after escape Biologists find ... Read More »

AP Top Technology News at 5:25 p.m. EST

Uber to investigate sexual harassment claim by engineer AP, other media ask judge to order release of iPhone records Electronic media searches at border crossings raise worry Zuckerberg’s goal: Remake a world Facebook helped create Some excerpts from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s missive New Zealand judge upholds Kim Dotcom extradition ruling New supercomputer aids climate research in top coal state Read More »

High profile gymnasts come forward, claim abuse by doctor

NEW YORK (AP) — Three former elite U.S. gymnasts, including 2000 Olympian Jamie Dantzscher, have come forward saying they were sexually abused by a former doctor currently facing trial on a separate matter. Dantzscher, three-time U.S. rhythmic gymnastics champion Jessica Howard and former national team member Jeanette Antolin appeared on “60 Minutes” on Sunday , detailing what they have claimed ... Read More »

Flood fears renewed as another storm aims for California

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The first outer rain bands from a powerful Pacific storm headed to Northern California on Sunday brought light rain and wind and renewed warnings of possible flooding in the already soggy region. The San Joaquin River at a measuring station near Vernalis remained at “danger stage,” meaning it keeps approaching the top of levees, said Tim ... Read More »

2 dams illustrate challenge of maintaining older designs

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Twelve years ago, widespread destruction from Hurricane Katrina on the Gulf Coast helped compel federal engineers 2,000 miles away in California to remake a 1950s-era dam by constructing a massive steel-and-concrete gutter that would manage surging waters in times of torrential storms. The nearly $1 billion auxiliary spillway at Folsom Dam, scheduled to be completed later ... Read More »

The fiduciary rule and you

Donald Trump

President Donald Trump’s administration is working to dismantle a complex set of financial rules including the “fiduciary rule,” which requires certain financial professionals to act in their clients’ best interests when providing retirement advice. The rule’s future is unclear but here’s what you need to know now: WHAT IS IT? The fiduciary rule requires brokers who sell stocks, bonds and ... Read More »

James Brown’s ‘Funky Drummer’ Clyde Stubblefield dies at 73

Clyde Stubblefield

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Clyde Stubblefield, a drummer for James Brown who created one of the most widely sampled drum breaks ever, died Saturday. He was 73. His wife, Jody Hannon, told The Associated Press that Stubblefield died of kidney failure at a Madison, Wisconsin, hospital around noon. He had been suffering from kidney disease for 10 years, and had ... Read More »

Milo Yiannopoulos, Larry Wilmore go head-to-head on ‘Maher’

Panel left to right: Malcolm Nance - Author, The Plot to Hack America, U.S. Counterterrorism, Intelligence Officer, Larry Wilmore - Producer/ Comedian/ Writer, Jack Kingston - Former Representative

NEW YORK (AP) — While conservative provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos insulted comics Lena Dunham, Leslie Jones, Amy Schumer and Sarah Silverman, his appearance on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher” was relatively tame — at least until the television cameras were turned off. It was later, during an online-only “Overtime” segment of Maher’s Friday night show, that two of Maher’s three ... Read More »

NY woman hits half-court shot, then gets marriage proposal

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — It was quite a night for a New York state college basketball fan who made a half-court shot to win a $500 gift card and received a marriage proposal seconds later. Erin Tobin took part in a Dunkin’ Donuts promotion during Thursday night’s Manhattan-Siena game at the Times Union Center in Albany. As the company’s mascot ... Read More »