McIlroy roars back into contention in the Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Rory McIlroy knows better than most how quickly fortunes can change in the Masters. He was eight shots behind Friday and headed to the scariest par 3 at Augusta National in tree-shaking wind. All that mattered was picking the right club, hoping for the...

Spieth hangs on to Masters lead, but just barely

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The final pairing for a weekend at the Masters is what everyone wanted — Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy, winners at four of the last six majors. Just nobody expected this kind of an Augusta National. In the toughest scoring conditions at the...

After Stripling pulled with no-hitter, Giants’ Brown homers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Right after Ross Stripling of the Los Angeles Dodgers was pulled following 7 1/3 hitless innings in his major league debut, Trevor Brown homered off Chris Hatcher for the San Francisco Giants on a rainy Friday night. Manager Dave Roberts removed...

Rockies rookie Story hits 2 more HRs in 13-6 loss to Padres

DENVER (AP) — Trevor Story took his first swings at Coors Field and had quite a blast. Two, actually. Story became the first major leaguer to homer in each of his first four games, connecting two more times for the Colorado Rockies in a 13-6 loss to the San Diego Padres on...

Man in torture-death case who fled hospital caught by police

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A man who escaped from a Washington state psychiatric hospital where he was held after being found too mentally ill to face charges that he tortured a woman to death was captured Friday. Anthony Garver, 28, was taken into custody by law enforcement in...

Van Zandt: Anti-LGBT laws like an ‘evil virus’ spreading

NEW YORK (AP) — E Street Band guitarist Steven Van Zandt says Bruce Springsteen and the band canceled their North Carolina concert because of the state’s new law blocking anti-discrimination rules for the LGBT community, the kind of legislation that’s like an...

Saturday’s Scoreboard

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL American League East Division W L Pct GB Baltimore 4 0 1.000 — New York 2 2 .500 2 Toronto 2 2 .500 2 Boston 1 1 .500 2 Tampa Bay 2 3 .400 2½ Central Division W L Pct GB Detroit 3 0 1.000 — Cleveland 2 1 .667 1 Chicago 3 2 .600 1 Kansas City 1 1...

FBI shows new images of Arizona ‘Most Wanted’ fugitive

PHOENIX (AP) — There is no reason to believe that a suburban Phoenix man who disappeared after the 2001 slayings of his wife and children is dead, authorities said. Scottsdale police and FBI officials announced plans Friday to plaster age-enhanced photos of Robert William...

Mexico detains woman wanted in slaying of Texas dentist

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican prosecutors on Friday said they have detained a woman on the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted fugitives list for the killing of a dentist in Texas. Brenda Delgado was detained at a house in the city of Torreon, in northern Coahuila state, according to...

Tiny British Virgin Islands has big role in leaked documents

AP Photo/Todd VanSickle TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands (AP) — A thriving financial services industry that evolved over the last 30 years in the British Virgin Islands made it one of the most popular places in the world to form a corporation, turning a sleepy cluster of...