World War I battle of Bellau Wood was a turning point for US

BELLEAU, France (AP) — It was the spring of 1918, and the German army was making a final push toward Paris. The only thing in their way was a contingent of Allied troops, including untested U.S. forces near the Marne River in northern France. Among them: U.S. Army 1st Lt....
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The Latest: Death toll from cyclone in Oman climbs to 3

SALALAH, Oman (AP) — The Latest on the cyclone battering Oman and Yemen (all times local): 12:15 p.m. Police in Oman say Cyclone Mekunu has killed at least three people in the Gulf sultanate. Capt. Tarek al-Shanfari, of the Royal Oman Police’s public relations...
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China orders crackdown on large outdoor religious statues

BEIJING (AP) — China’s ruling Communist Party has ordered local governments to better regulate the construction of large outdoor religious statues amid increasing restrictions on religious expression of all kinds. The directive from the United Front Work Department...
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Cavs’ Love has head injury, status for Game 7 unknown

CLEVELAND (AP) — Kevin Love’s troubled season has twisted again. The Cavaliers All-Star forward, who has battled injuries and criticism while revealing he suffered panic attacks in the past, may have to sit out Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals after injuring...
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Ireland: Exit polls predict win for repealing abortion ban

DUBLIN (AP) — Official counting is set to begin in Ireland’s historic abortion rights referendum, with two exit polls predicting an overwhelming victory for those seeking to end the country’s strict ban. The Irish Times and RTE television exit polls suggest the...
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India military says 4 militants killed near Kashmir frontier

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — At least four suspected militants were killed in a gunbattle with government troops Saturday after crossing into the Indian-controlled part of Kashmir from the Pakistani side of the disputed territory, the Indian military said. Fighting began early...
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Column: Danica squanders chance to leave truly lasting mark

Danica Patrick never lacked for attention. Too bad she failed to capitalize on all that hype. Patrick’s racing career, which ends Sunday at the same place where she had her coming-out party 13 years ago , was trailblazing in many ways, but should be also be remembered as an...
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Quest to find an Indy 500 ride can be yearlong effort

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Drivers still show up at Indianapolis Motor Speedway without a ride, walking through the tunnel beneath the great, gray grandstands looming over the front stretch before strolling through Gasoline Alley. They still visit with team owners. They glad-hand...
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Dixon back for another Indy 500 try after spectacular wreck

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Scott Dixon has no trouble watching replays of last year’s Indianapolis 500, when a car driven by Jay Howard slid across the track and sent him catapulting into the catch fence. Dixon understands that crashes happen in auto racing. They happen at...
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Summit or not, giant gulf separates US-NKorea on nukes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even if conciliatory rhetoric revives U.S.-North Korea summit plans, President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un are still left with the gaping disconnect over what a deal on North Korea’s nukes would look like. Observers of the soap opera-style Trump-Kim...
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