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Vegas Play of the Day: Open Championship third round

Steve Marcus Webb Simpson of Charlotte, N.C. drives off the 16th tee during the Shriners Hospital for Children Open at TPC Summerlin Sunday Oct. 20, 2013. Simpson ties tourney record to win Shriners Open by six strokes. By Case Keefer (contact) Saturday, July 20, 2019 | 2 a.m. The sixth season of the annual Play of […]

Iran says its seizure of British ship a ‘reciprocal’ move

Stena Bulk via AP This undated photo issued July 19, 2019, by Stena Bulk, shows the British oil tanker Stena Impero at unknown location. The ship is believed to have been captured by Iran. Iran’s Revolutionary Guard announced on its website that its seized a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz, the latest […]

Alaphilippe still in yellow after first big Tour climb

Christophe Ena / Associated Press France’s Julian Alaphilippe, wearing the overall leader’s yellow jersey, rides with the pack during the 14th stage of the Tour de France cycling race Saturday, July 20, 2019. By The Associated Press Saturday, July 20, 2019 | 9:06 a.m. LA MONGIE, France — The first super-tough 2,000-meter (6,500-foot) climb of the […]

Opinion: Outdated NBA free-agent moratorium rules need to change

CLOSE Wondering where free agents like Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving or Kawhi Leonard will land? Well, Donovan Mitchell of the Utah Jazz is here to lend his expertise and predict where they all will go. USA TODAY The NBA needs to do away with its free-agent timeline rules. Those rules about teams contacting players before […]

Vultures are eating animals alive on Kentucky farms

CLOSE Kentucky farmers have experienced increased problems with  vultures fearlessly attacking their cows. Here’s what to know. Wochit, Wochit LOUISVILLE, Ky. – They’ll devour slimy newborn calves, full-grown ewes and lambs alive by pecking them to death. First the eyes, then the tongue, then every last shred of flesh.  And there isn’t much defense against black vultures […]

Opinion: This is where the top remaining NBA free agents should sign

CLOSE Wondering where free agents like Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving or Kawhi Leonard will land? Well, Donovan Mitchell of the Utah Jazz is here to lend his expertise and predict where they all will go. USA TODAY The good news about the NBA having little interest in enforcing its free agency rules is that we’ve […]

The Latest: Drugmaker: Email does not reflect company stance

The Latest on filings in a case in which local governments seek to hold the drug industry accountable for a nationwide opioid crisis (all times local): 9:50 p.m. A drugmaker says an email from a former employee telling a distributor to order more opioids even if they weren’t needed is antithetical to the company’s stance. […]

Counties: Drug companies shipped suspicious opioid orders

Companies that make and distribute opioids didn’t abide by a requirement that they refuse to ship orders of the powerful prescription painkillers when they deemed them suspicious, helping fuel a national addiction and overdose crisis, two Ohio counties said in a legal filing Friday. Until now, lawyers representing Cuyahoga and Summit counties, the first local […]

War-weakened South Sudan tries to prepare for Ebola

With the deadly Ebola outbreak in Congo now an international emergency , neighboring South Sudan and its war-weakened health system is a major concern, especially after one case was confirmed near its border. Health experts say there is an urgent need to increase prevention efforts. The World Health Organization on Wednesday made the emergency declaration […]