Remote home of leprosy patients could open door wider

JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER, Associated Press HONOLULU (AP) — A remote peninsula that has been the home of leprosy patients since the 19th century could be opened more fully to the public as the last remaining residents near the end of their lives. Now called Kalaupapa National...

Boston Marathon bomber shows emotion for 1st time at trial

BOSTON (AP) — For the first time since his trial began four months ago, Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev dropped his blank, impassive demeanor and showed emotion as his Russian aunt sobbed uncontrollably and had to leave the witness stand. Tsarnaev, 21, grabbed a tissue...

Baltimore police: Man arrested near scene of recent riots

By BEN NUCKOLS and DAVID DISHNEAU BALTIMORE (AP) — Days after riots crippled Baltimore, tensions again escalated Monday after police said they arrested a man who appeared to be armed. The arrest drew a crowd of protesters who chanted, “Black community, control the...

Reforming Baltimore police will be expensive, costly

By BEN NUCKOLS and MICHAEL BIESECKER, Associated Press  BALTIMORE (AP) — Months before Freddie Gray died of the broken neck he suffered during what Baltimore’s top prosecutor called an illegal arrest, the city’s mayor and police commissioner said the department needed...

Accused Texas gunman was former target of FBI terror probe

By EILEEN SULLIVAN, ERIC TUCKER and RYAN VAN VELZER, Associated Press  WASHINGTON (AP) — The target of a federal terror investigation was one of two suspects in a shooting at a Texas cartoon contest featuring images of the Muslim Prophet Muhammad, and the Islamic State group on...

Dale Earnhardt Jr. cruises to 1st Talladega win since 2004

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — There’s something about Talladega Superspeedway — its ardent Earnhardt fans, the success his family has had at the track — that makes Dale Earnhardt Jr. feel a responsibility to put on a show. He failed to deliver last year, using a strategy that took...

Beal leads well-rested Wizards past Hawks 104-98 in Game 1

ATLANTA (AP) — After resting up for the past week, the Washington Wizards merely had to withstand Atlanta’s early pace. Once the Hawks ran out of gas, Bradley Beal and the Wizards took control. Just call them the road warriors. Beal shook off a sprained ankle to score 28...

Warriors roll past Grizzlies 101-86 in Game 1 of West semis

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr joked before Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals that reporters should have two stories ready: One if his team looked well-rested and won, another if it looked rusty and lost. “It was right in the middle,...

Craig Counsell hired as Brewers manager after 7-18 start

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Craig Counsell enjoyed a solid but unspectacular major league career, hitting .255 over 16 seasons. He is confident he will have more success as a manager. “It’s an honor, and it’s humbling, but I feel like this is what I was meant to do,”...

Centenarian survives Nepal quake, worries he’s testing fate

BIDUR, Nepal (AP) — It was an unlikely escape. By his own account, he should have died. But when the humble hut of stacked grey stones collapsed onto Funchu Tamang, who believes himself to be 101 years old, his daughter-in-law quickly pulled him from the wreckage. He was hit in...