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Trump Says Russia Probe Is ‘Con Job’

WASHINGTON (AP) — The president isn’t waiting. As Washington counts down the final hours until publication of the redacted special counsel report — now expected Thursday — Donald Trump stepped up his attacks in an effort to undermine potential disclosures on Russia, his 2016 campaign ...

Baby Receiving Treatment After Being Born Without Skin

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Doctors are working toward a diagnosis and care plan for a baby boy who has spent the first three months of his life in hospitals after he was born without skin. Ja’bari Gray has been hospitalized since his birth on Jan. 1 at Methodist Hospital in San Antonio, the San ...

Paxton Ks 12, Yanks Rout Red Sox

NEW YORK — James Paxton and Chris Sale came out firing in this year’s first edition of baseball’s biggest rivalry. Paxton pumping 99 mph, and Sale nearing 98. Only one of those hard-throwing lefties got results to match. Paxton struck out 12 in his first pinstriped clash with ...

Columbus Eliminates Presidents Trophy-Winning Tampa Bay

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Sullen and speechless, the Tampa Bay Lightning had little explanation for how they followed up a glorious regular season by getting bounced from the playoffs with record-setting haste. The Columbus Blue Jackets capped a stunning sweep of the Presidents’ Trophy winners ...

Lehner-Led New York Knocks Out Pittsburgh In Four Games

PITTSBURGH — Barry Trotz had questions when he took over the New York Islanders last summer. About the defense. About the goaltending. About where the scoring would come from if star John Tavares bailed in free agency. One by one over the last 10 months, the Islanders have answered them ...

Group Wants Changes To Migrant Processing

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal advisory group is calling for significant changes to how the federal government deals with the surge of migrant families that officials say is overwhelming the southern border. In a draft report unveiled Tuesday, a committee of the Homeland Security Advisory ...

Hearing To Focus On River Flooding Prevention

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — This spring’s massive flooding along the Missouri River unearthed bitter criticism of the federal agency that manages the river while devastating communities and causing more than $3 billion in damage. The flooding and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ actions will be ...

Godiva Moves Beyond Chocolate To Open 2,000 Cafes

NEW YORK (AP) — Godiva is looking beyond its iconic gold gift box of chocolates. The Belgium confectioner is rolling out 2,000 cafes over the next six years that will serve a complete menu of items like the croiffle, a croissant and waffle hybrid that’s stuffed with fillings like cheese ...

Horoscopes

To make an agreement that expresses expectations and imparts standards of performance may seem like a formal exchange, but in reality we make such agreements informally and naturally all of the time. The Virgo moon’s opposition to Neptune helps us understand the role of expectations and our ...

QB Allen Welcomes Bills’ New Additions

ORCHARD PARK — Josh Allen took it upon himself to be the Buffalo Bills’ one-man welcoming committee in sending a text to each of the team’s numerous free agent additions last month. “It didn’t take a whole lot of effort to do it,” Allen said, discussing how many of the newcomers ...

Kenya’s Cherono Wins Boston Marathon

BOSTON (AP) — Two-time Boston Marathon champion Lelisa Desisa turned onto Boylston Street with a sliver of a lead, leaning in front of two other runners with the finish line in sight. Unfortunately for him, one of them was the fastest man in the field. Lawrence Cherono needed every bit of ...

Sabres Sign Providence Defenseman Bryson To Three-Year Contract

BUFFALO (AP) — Defenseman Jacob Bryson is skipping his senior season at Providence after signing a three-year entry level contract with the Buffalo Sabres. Bryson will report to Buffalo’s AHL affiliate in Rochester after signing an amateur tryout contract. That means his NHL contract ...

Matthews Leads Maple Leafs Past Bruins For 2-1 Series Lead

TORONTO (AP) — Auston Matthews scored his first goal of the playoffs and set up another as the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Boston Bruins 3-2 on Monday night to take a 2-1 lead in their best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarterfinal. Andreas Johnsson, also with a goal and an assist, and ...

Tiger A Major Champion Again, And Race To Nicklaus Back On

AUGUSTA, Ga. — No comeback by Tiger Woods was ever going to be complete without a major. Now the question becomes how many more he can win. So much appeal of that red shirt beneath a green jacket involved looking back at all Woods had to overcome to reach that moment — a Masters ...

The Search Is On For Cause Of Man’s Mild Anemia

DEAR DR. ROACH: I’m a 73-year-old male. My recent bloodwork showed a mild anemia. My doctor ordered a second blood test and a cancer screening kit. The anemia was stable, and the screening was normal with no microscopic blood detected. He is not sure why my bloodwork showed a mild anemia and ...

Girl With Asperger’s Gets Little Attention From Her Dad

DEAR ABBY: My husband is more interested in hanging out with his friends than caring about our 11-year-old daughter who has Asperger’s syndrome. She’s a great kid and smart, but she has challenges and needs help. It falls to me to do everything with and for her. I need him to participate ...

Today In History

Today is Tuesday, April 16, the 106th day of 2019. There are 259 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 16, 2007, in one of America’s worst school attacks, a college senior killed 32 people on the campus of Virginia Tech before taking his own life. On this ...

108-Year-Old Woman Among Few Native American WWII Veterans

WAMEGO, Kan. (AP) — Julia Kabance isn’t sure about her new residence. At 108 (109 in August, she says), she had been living independently in her home in St. Marys until about a month ago. There she was still pretty active, doing calisthenics and walking to stay healthy. A problem with her ...

100-Year-Old Yoga Instructor Keeps Moving And Dancing

HARTSDALE, N.Y. (AP) — A 100-year-old yoga instructor has no plans to stop practicing and teaching. On a spring day in Hartsdale, a northern suburb of New York City where she leads her classes, Tao Porchon-Lynch said she first encountered the ancient practice at age 7 in her native India. ...

Fertility Doctor May Have More Than 49 Children

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Martijn van Halen has every right to be angry at Jan Karbaat. The Dutch fertility doctor lied to his parents and used his own sperm to inseminate Van Halen’s mother. But, somehow, the 39-year-old Dutch landscape gardener doesn’t seem to harbor too much ...