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  • GOP governor stays popular in Democratic Massachusetts

    BOSTON (AP) — While partisan battles rage in Washington and state capitals, Republican Gov. Charlie Baker thrives in one of the nation’s bluest states. He trades compliments, not jabs, with Democratic legislative leaders and has…

  • Long road to recovery after devastating California wildfire

    MIDDLETOWN, Calif. (AP) — Five months after a deadly Northern California wildfire killed four and wiped out 1,300 homes, many survivors face personal and logistical hurdles that put full recovery years away, if ever, for…

  • Schwartzel races away to win Tshwane Open by 8 shots

    PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Charl Schwartzel raced away from the rest of the field to win the European Tour’s Tshwane Open by eight shots on Sunday as he closed with a 7-under 63 to…

  • Men’s World Cup Slalom Results

    Sunday At Yuzawa, Japan 1. Felix Neureuther, Germany, 1:50.93 (53.97-56.96). 2. Andre Myhrer, Sweden, 1:50.98 (53.63-57.35). 3. Marco Schwartz, Austria, 1:51.17 (54.40-56.77). 4. Fritz Dopfer, Germany, 1:51.22 (53.41-57.81). 5. Marc Digruber, Austria, 1:51.47 (54.39-57.08). 6.…

  • Haiti lawmakers elect Senate chief as provisional president

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haitian lawmakers on Sunday chose the country’s Senate chief to lead a caretaker government that will fill the void left by last week’s departure of former President Michel Martelly and perhaps…

  • Suspect in Baton Rouge shootout dies

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Police in Louisiana say a man suspected of shooting two police officers in Baton Rouge has died. Baton Rouge police issued a statement Sunday saying that Calvin Smith, 22, of…

  • New York weighs new approach to high child care costs

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York may allow the parents of young children to defer a piece of their state income taxes to help cover the cost of child care. The novel proposal, introduced as…

  • Vinci beats Bencic to win St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy

    ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Roberta Vinci beat Belinda Bencic 6-3, 6-3 to win the inaugural St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy on Sunday. It is the 10th career win for No. 16-ranked Vinci in a WTA…

  • Israeli leader defends gas extraction deal in Supreme Court

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made an unprecedented appearance at the Supreme Court Sunday to defend a deal signed in December with U.S. and Israeli developers drilling offshore gas deposits. Israel’s Channel…

  • Navy considers electric gun for a Zumwalt-class destroyer

    BATH, Maine (AP) — Development of a futuristic weapon depicted in video games and science fiction is going well enough that a Navy admiral wants to skip an at-sea prototype in favor of installing an…

  • The Latest: Scalia’s body taken to Texas funeral home

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on developments following the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia (all times local): 10 a.m. The body of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has been taken to a funeral…

  • Iran exports first oil shipment to Europe since nuclear deal

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran says it has exported its first crude oil shipment to Europe since it reached a landmark nuclear deal with world powers, the official IRNA news agency reported Sunday. IRNA quoted…

  • Johaug claims 2nd win in as many days in Falun

    FALUN, Sweden (AP) — Therese Johaug again proved too strong for the rest of the field in Falun to take her second cross-country World Cup victory in two days as Norway swept the podium on…

  • Tshwane Open Leading Scores

    Sunday At Pretoria Country Club Pretoria, South Africa Purse: $1.14 million Yardage: 7,063; Par: 70 Final Charl Schwartzel, South Africa 71-64-66-63—264 Jeff Winther, Denmark 73-66-69-64—272 Anthony Michael, South Africa 64-69-71-70—274 Dean Burmester, South Africa 70-68-68-69—275…

  • Turkey shells Kurdish positions in Syria for 2nd day

    BEIRUT (AP) — Turkey shelled positions held by the main Kurdish militia in northern Syria for a second day on Sunday, drawing condemnation from the Syrian government, whose forces are advancing against insurgents in the…