LEADING OFF: All-Stars Kluber, Fulmer match up before break

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw, left, talks with Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Zack Greinke prior to a baseball game, Thursday, July 6, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) A look at what’s happening all around the majors Sunday: ___ ALL-STAR...

Dr. Spencer Johnson, author of self-help best-seller, dies

ENCINITAS, Calif. (AP) — Dr. Spencer Johnson, whose book “Who Moved My Cheese?” sold 25 million copies and became a business and self-help phenomenon, has died. Johnson’s executive assistant Nancy Casey said Saturday that he died Monday of complications...

Iraq says forces are ‘tens of meters’ from retaking Mosul

An Iraqi army soldier walks on a damaged street as Iraqi forces continue their advance against Islamic State militants in the Old City of Mosul, Iraq, Saturday, July 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana) MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi commanders said Saturday their forces are...

Report: Trump son, son-in-law met with Kremlin-linked lawyer

FILE – In this Monday, June 5, 2017 file photo, senior adviser to President Donald Trump Jared Kushner, right, and Ivanka Trump, the daughter of President Donald Trump, sit in the front row in East Room of the White House in Washington. Donald Trump’s eldest son,...

Spencer Johnson, author of self-help best-seller, dies at 78

ENCINITAS, Calif. (AP) — Spencer Johnson, whose book “Who Moved My Cheese” sold 25 million copies and became a business and self-help phenomenon, has died. He was 78. Johnson’s executive assistant Nancy Casey said Saturday that he died Monday of...

Pyeongchang Olympics are icy path to warmer Korean relations

FILE – In this Feb 12, 2010 file photo, North Korea’s Song Chol Ri carries the flag during the opening ceremony for the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, Canada. Seven months ahead of the Pyeongchang Olympics, many in South Korea, including new liberal President...

Ups and downs in 2 Koreas’ sports diplomacy over the years

FILE – In this Feb. 10, 2006 file photo, Korea flag-bearers Bora Lee and Jong-In Lee, carrying a unification flag, lead their teams into the stadium during the 2006 Winter Olympics opening ceremony in Turin, Italy. The two Koreas continued their joint march tradition at the...

State election officials worry about 2018 election security

Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft looks at notes during a voter registration meeting at the the National Association of Secretaries of State conference, Saturday, July 8, 2017, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings) INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — State election officials...

'True Blood' actor Nelsan Ellis dead at 39

AP Photo/Matt Sayles NEW YORK (AP) — Actor Nelsan Ellis, best known for his memorable portrayal of Lafayette Reynolds on HBO’s “True Blood,” has died at the age of 39. Ellis’ manager, Emily Gerson Saines, confirmed the actor’s death in an email...

Out goes Frazier! Rookie hits HR in 9th to lift Yankees

New York Yankees’ Clint Frazier, center, is congratulated by teammates, including Aaron Judge, right, after hitting a three-run walkoff home run during the ninth inning of an interleague baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers, Saturday, July 8, 2017, at Yankee Stadium...