Paul scores 34, Clippers beat Jazz 111-106 to take 2-1 lead

Los Angeles Clippers guard JJ Redick, right, guards Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward during the first half in Game 3 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Friday, April 21, 2017, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Chris Paul scored 34...

Paul scores 34, Clippers beat Jazz 111-106 to take 2-1 lead

Los Angeles Clippers guard JJ Redick, right, guards Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward during the first half in Game 3 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Friday, April 21, 2017, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Chris Paul scored 34...

Former Defense Contractor Sentenced In Mail Fraud Case

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Federal authorities say a former defense contractor convicted of mail fraud and making false claims while supplying non-conforming parts to the military has been sentenced in Ohio to two years in prison. The U.S. attorney for Ohio’s southern district...

Westbrook’s triple-double leads Thunder past Rockets 115-113

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook, left, shoots as Houston Rockets center Nene, right, defends in the second quarter of a first-round NBA basketball playoff game in Oklahoma City, Friday, April 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Russell...

Kuraly’s 2nd goal of game lifts Bruins past Senators in 2OT

Ottawa Senators defenseman Chris Wideman (6) skates away as Boston Bruins center Sean Kuraly (52) celebrates his goal against Senators’ Craig Anderson, right, with teammates David Backes (42) and Tim Schaller (59) during the second period of Game 5 of a first-round NHL...

Venezuela opposition boss asks Wall Street to cut off Maduro

FILE – In this April 1, 2017 file photo, National Assembly President Julio Borges speaks to fellow lawmakers during a special public session at a square in Caracas, Venezuela. The leader of Venezuela’s rebellious congress has a message for the world’s...

Fitch lowers Italy's credit rating to 1 notch above junk

Fitch Ratings has downgraded its rating on Italy’s long-term debt, citing the country’s huge debts, stagnant economy and divided politics. Fitch cut the country’s rating from BBB+ to BBB, one notch above junk-bond status. Fitch says the outlook for the debt is...

Ivanka Trump's brand ramped up China trademark work in 2016

AP Photo/Alex Brandon SHANGHAI (AP) — Ivanka Trump’s brand intensified its work in China as her father closed in on the Republican nomination for U.S. president, with her company applying for nearly twice as many trademarks in a five-month span as it had in the...

United CEO won't add chairman title in 2018 as was planned

AP Photo/Richard Drew DALLAS (AP) — United Airlines said CEO Oscar Munoz, who came under withering criticism for the airline’s handling of a passenger-dragging incident, will not automatically add the title of chairman in 2018 as planned. The company said Friday that...

Ovechkin brushes off hit from Kadri, returns to Caps’ win

Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, is helped off the ice to by a trainer and Nicklas Backstrom (19), of Sweden, after he was injured during the first period of Game 5 in an NHL Stanley Cup hockey first-round playoff series against the Toronto Maple Leafs,...