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Frustrated Mickelson Swats Moving Ball With Putter

SOUTHAMPTON — After intentionally hitting a moving putt on the 13th green Saturday, Phil Mickelson asked the USGA if he should withdraw from the U.S. Open. His bogey putt from above the hole ran by the cup and was headed down a slope when he trotted over and swatted it back toward the hole ...

DiVincenzo’s Path: NCAA Title-Game Star To NBA Draft Hopeful

Donte DiVincenzo’s plan was to come out and test the NBA draft waters this spring, with the expectation that he would be returning to Villanova for another season. And then the national championship game happened. The hero of Villanova’s win over Michigan picked the perfect moment to ...

Messi Misses PK In 1-1 Draw

MOSCOW — If there is one flaw in Lionel Messi’s genius, it might be his failure to score penalty kicks in big games. Add Messi’s saved attempt against Iceland on Saturday at the World Cup to misses for Argentina in shootouts for the Copa America title, and for Barcelona in a Champions ...

Republicans Risk Conservative Backlash Over Immigration

NEW YORK — The push toward immigration votes in the House is intensifying the divide among Republicans on one of the party’s most animating issues and fueling concerns that a voter backlash could cost the GOP control of the House in November. To many conservatives, the compromise ...

‘Little Women’ And Author Alcott Resonate 150 Years Later

CONCORD, Mass. (AP) — A century and a half before the #MeToo movement gave women a bold, new collective voice, Louisa May Alcott was lending them her own. Society had far different expectations of women in 1867, when publisher Thomas Niles asked Alcott to write a “girls’ story.” At a ...

Rosa Parks Family Home To Be Offered At Auction This Summer

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The house where Rosa Parks sought refuge after fleeing the South will be offered at auction after being turned into a work of art and shipped across the Atlantic Ocean twice. Guernsey’s auctioneers said it will offer the house where Parks’ family lived in a midsummer ...

Father’s Day Is Bitter Reminder For Daughter Mourning Her Dad

DEAR ABBY: I got a stepdad when I was a young teen. He never tried to replace my dad, and was very respectful of that relationship. I didn’t regard him as a father figure, but more as a relative, friend, and a good man who has done a lot of good for my family. I’m a young adult now. My ...

Making The Adjustment To High School

Question: In the fall my son will be making the transition from middle school to high school. What are some things that he could do over the summer to make the transition easier? — Moving Up Answer: Here are suggestions of things that your son could do this summer to help him make the ...

Clinton-Patterson Novel Sells 250K Copies Its First Week

NEW YORK (AP) — Bill Clinton’s debut novel had the year’s biggest opening so far for a work of fiction. “The President is Missing,” the thriller he co-wrote with James Patterson, sold 250,000 copies its first week. Alfred A. Knopf and Little, Brown and Co., the book’s ...

Stumpwork

Ever notice stumpwork in an antiques auction or shop? It is a type of early embroidery that makes raised designs on a flat textile to make a three-dimensional design. It uses wire or padding to stuff the figure made of thread. This difficult type of embroidery was popular in England from about ...

Streisand Gives Early Nod Of Approval To Lady Gaga’s ‘Star’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Barbra Streisand’s “A Star Is Born” is being reborn online with scenes she’d cut from the 1976 movie. Long known as a perfectionist, Streisand tinkered with the film to restore an exchange between the star-crossed lovers played by her and Kris Kristofferson and an ...

Marking Tabasco’s 150th Birthday With A Tour Of Avery Island

AVERY ISLAND, La. (AP) — One of the world’s most famous condiments, Tabasco, celebrates its 150th birthday this year. Edmund McIlhenny created the famous pepper sauce in 1868 on Avery Island, Louisiana. The company is still headquartered there, and it is still run by McIlhenny’s ...

Tourists Can Now Experience The Ancient Sport Of Falconry

WOODSTOCK, Vt. (AP) — Falconry is an old tradition in many parts of the world, including the United Kingdom and the Middle East. But now it’s starting to be offered as an activity for tourists at hotels, vineyards and other sites around the U.S., from Vermont to Colorado to ...

Not Necessarily A Young Man’s Game

NEW YORK — Regal and commanding even in his youth, Christopher Plummer has turned into an even mightier force in old age. The 88-year-old Plummer earlier this year became the oldest actor ever nominated for an Oscar (for his J. Paul Getty in “All the Money in the World”), six years ...

NYC’s War On Academic Excellence

“I also have a dream.” This rallying cry, handwritten on a simple white placard held up by an Asian-American mom at a protest this week against liberal New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to radically transform New York City’s public schools, says it all. A new civil rights ...

The Singapore Summit: Trump ‘Trusts’ Kim, But Will He Verify?

WASHINGTON — Behind the blockbuster of a possible diplomatic breakthrough on denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, the same question that hovered over America’s Cold War dealings with the former Soviet Union now confronts Donald Trump. Can we trust our adversary without verifying its ...

Today In History

By The Associated Press Today is Sunday, June 17, the 168th day of 2018. There are 197 days left in the year. This is Father’s Day. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 17, 1775, the Revolutionary War Battle of Bunker Hill resulted in a costly victory for the British, who suffered ...

Fewer Teens Smoking, Doing Drugs … And Drinking Milk

NEW YORK — Fewer U.S. teens are smoking, having sex and doing drugs these days. Oh, and they’re drinking less milk, too. Less than one-third of high school students drink a glass of milk a day, according to a large government survey released Thursday. About two decades ago, it was nearly ...

A Troubling Midlife Trend

CHICAGO — The deaths of celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain and fashion designer Kate Spade highlight a troubling trend — rising suicides among middle-aged Americans. Mental health problems, often undiagnosed, are usually involved and experts say knowing warning signs and who is at risk can ...