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  • Rihanna in queen’s garb shuts down Met Gala carpet

    NEW YORK (AP) — Never let it be said that Rihanna doesn’t know how to make an entrance. On a night when big stars were a dime a dozen — try George and Amal Clooney,…

  • Venezuelan rum industry succeeding despite country’s woes

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Ever since he was a young man, one of Guillermo Matos’ small pleasures has been a mid-month round of cocktails with friends. His drink of choice was always imported whiskey. But…

  • The Latest on prophet cartoon case: 1 man’s mom speaks out

    9:45 p.m. CDT The Dallas Morning News reports that Sharon Soofi, the mother of suspected gunman Nadir Soofi, says she had no idea her son would turn to violence. Sharon Soofi tells the newspaper her…

  • Brewers win in Counsell’s debut, 4-3 over Dodgers

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Craig Counsell capped his first day as a big league manager in the best way possible: with a victory. The Milwaukee Brewers rallied for three runs in the eighth inning to win…

  • Cardinals rally from 5 down to beat Cubs 10-9

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Tony Cruz hit a tiebreaking two-run double to cap a four-run seventh inning and the St. Louis Cardinals rallied to beat the Chicago Cubs 10-9 on Monday night for their seventh…

  • Hanley Ramirez hurt; Red Sox offense quiet in 5-1 loss

    BOSTON (AP) — Clay Buchholz was roughed up early again. The bigger concern for the Boston Red Sox is how hard Hanley Ramirez banged into a wall. Ramirez, the club’s most productive hitter so far,…

  • A name for Britain’s new princess: Charlotte Elizabeth Diana

    LONDON (AP) — It’s a name that immediately evokes British royal history: Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana. Prince William and his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, on Monday announced the name they picked for Britain’s…

  • Boston Marathon bomber cries at federal death penalty trial

    BOSTON (AP) — For the first time in court, Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev dropped his blank, impassive demeanor and cried as his sobbing aunt briefly took the stand Monday in his federal death penalty…

  • IOC chief: Small nations like New Zealand could host games

    AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach says there’s no reason a small nation such as New Zealand shouldn’t aspire to host the Olympics. Bach, who is on a tour through…

  • Today in History

    Today is Tuesday, May 5, the 125th day of 2015. There are 240 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On May 5, 1945, in the only fatal attack of its kind during…

  • Today in History

    Today is Tuesday, May 5, the 125th day of 2015. There are 240 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On May 5, 1945, in the only fatal attack of its kind during…

  • FBI had investigated accused Texas gunman for years

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Since 2006, the FBI had been investigating Elton Simpson — one of the men suspected in the Texas shootings outside a contest featuring cartoons of the Muslim Prophet Muhammad. Agents recorded the…

  • Marlins’ bullpen unravels in 6-4 loss to Nationals

    WASHINGTON (AP) — There was no need for deep analysis. The Miami Marlins knew exactly what went wrong in a dreadful loss to the Washington Nationals. The Marlins led in the seventh inning. They led…

  • Cardinals 10, Cubs 9

    Chicago AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Fowler cf 5 1 0 0 1 2 .263 Coghlan lf 4 2 1 0 1 1 .214 Rizzo 1b 5 1 1 1 0 1 .313…

  • National League

    East Division W L Pct GB New York 16 10 .615 — Washington 13 14 .481 3½ Atlanta 12 14 .462 4 Miami 12 14 .462 4 Philadelphia 10 17 .370 6½ Central Division W…