N. Koreans: Brutal work abroad better than life back home

AP Photo/Lee Jin-man SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — One North Korean who worked abroad says that as a waitress in China, she was forced to put up with male customers who groped her and tried to get her drunk. Two others recall the frozen bodies of their countrymen stored in...

Finnegan Loses No-hit Bid In 7th; Russell, Cubs Top Reds 5-3

CHICAGO (AP) — Reds left-hander Brandon Finnegan pitched 6 2/3 hitless innings before allowing a single to David Ross, but Addison Russell hit a three-run home run while Chicago roughed up Cincinnati’s bullpen in a 5-3 victory Monday night in the Cubs’ home opener....

Meowing traced to kitten found stuck inside home’s wall

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Firefighters have rescued a kitten that was trapped inside the wall of a South Florida home, bringing an end to a family’s confusion about where a certain meowing sound was coming from. Broward County Sheriff’s Office Fire Rescue...

Health workers get lead-test help from Flint student nurses

AP Photo/Mike Householder FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A nurse volunteering at the free lead-testing clinic at a Flint school sensed immediately that the boy was nervous about being poked in the finger. Veronica Robinson explained to 7-year-old Zyontae that it would feel like a...

Reds’ Finnegan Loses No-hit Bid With 2 Outs In 7th Vs Cubs

CHICAGO (AP) — Cincinnati Reds left-hander Brandon Finnegan lost his bid for a no-hitter to David Ross with two outs in the seventh inning against the Cubs in Chicago’s home opener. Ross lifted a soft line drive into left-center field for the Cubs’ first hit Monday...

Goodbye, Lake Wobegon: ‘Prairie Home’ is getting a new host

AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — No more Guy Noir, Private Eye. No more tales of Dusty and Lefty, the luckless cowboys. And no more weekly “News From Lake Wobegon,” the imaginary Minnesota town famous for strong women, good-looking men and...

Reds SS Cozart Leaves Game With Tightness In Right Quad

CHICAGO (AP) — Cincinnati Reds shortstop Zack Cozart has left a game Monday night against the Chicago Cubs because of tightness in his right quad. He was replaced in the field by Ivan DeJesus Jr. to start the bottom of the fourth. Cozart singled and scored in the first inning and...

Marv Albert to call Olympic hoops for 1st time since 1996

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — Marv Albert will call Olympic basketball this summer for the first time since 1996. NBC announced its hoops commentator teams for Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday. Albert is set to be joined by analyst Doug Collins and reporter Craig Sager on the U.S....

LeBron, Cavs Clinch Top Seed In East With Win Over Hawks

CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James scored 34 points in three quarters, Kyrie Irving added 35 and the Cleveland Cavaliers clinched the top seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs with a 109-94 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Monday night. James scored 19 in the third quarter and only sat...

A killer, a friend: Tsarnaev’s classmates to premiere film

BOSTON (AP) — Among the many people forced to come to terms with the death and destruction caused by the Boston Marathon bombings were the teenage friends of bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Three years later, two of Tsarnaev’s friends from high school are getting ready to...