Cutting Humor wins Sunland Derby to enter Ky Derby picture

HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — Cutting Humor edged Anothertwistafate by a neck to win the $800,000 Sunland Derby and enter the picture for the Kentucky Derby. Ridden by John Velazquez, Cutting H...

Casey becomes 1st repeat winner at Innisbrook

PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) — Paul Casey became the first back-to-back winner of the Valspar Championship on Sunday by closing with a 1-over 72 for a one-shot victory over Jason Kokrak and Louis Oosthuizen...

Republicans cheer, Democrats scoff as Mueller details emerge

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Republicans cheered, Democrats scoffed, and as the first glimpse into the special counsel's investigation emerged Sunday, just about the only thing they agreed upon was that the fi...

New Mexico archbishop again denounces 'Santa Muerte'

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico archbishop is renewing his call for Catholics to stop worshipping the skeleton folk saint known as La Santa Muerte, or "Our Lady of Holy Death," saying he fears s...

Democrats' 2020 nominating fight turns in the GOP-run South

ATLANTA (AP) — When the top lieutenant to a presidential contender phoned Georgia Democratic Party chairwoman Nikema Williams recently to ask for a one-on-one meeting, Williams declined. ...

AP Exclusive: Guaido's Citgo snubs US execs in Caracas jail

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — When the Trump administration paved the way for Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido to name a new board to run the U.S. affiliate of Venezuela's state oil company, it was ...

Unprecedented spring flooding possible, US forecasters say

The stage is set for unprecedented major flooding this spring for most of the nation, U.S. weather officials said Thursday. More than 200 million Americans are at risk for some kind ...

Trump nominates Louisiana native as Cape Verde ambassador

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump has nominated a Louisiana native as ambassador to Cape Verde, an archipelago off the northwest coast of Africa. News outlets repor...

Supreme Court to consider Louisiana's non-unanimous juries

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will consider banning non-unanimous juries in criminal cases in Louisiana, the only state that still allows them. The justices said Monday they wi...

More charges in $50M state benefits prescription drug probe

A police officer and three firefighters were among seven people indicted this week in an alleged $50 million prescription drug scheme involving public employees, the latest charges in an investigation...

O'Rourke launch is a final puzzle piece in Dem primary race

WASHINGTON (AP) — The contours of the Democratic presidential primary came into clearer focus this week with Texan Beto O'Rourke's entry into the race — one of the final puzzle pieces in a contest tha...

Last of whooping cranes departs Maryland breeding program

LAUREL, Md. (AP) — The last of a flock of 75 whooping cranes has left a U.S. Geological Survey site in Maryland, marking the end of a 52-year-old breeding program. The Baltimore Sun ...

McIlroy waiting for consistent golf to pay off in victories

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Rory McIlroy is playing his most consistent golf since the end of 2011 and the start of 2012, when he finished no worse than third in nine out of 12 tournaments worldwid...

2,200 quarantined over mumps outbreak at immigration centers

PHOENIX (AP) — U.S. immigration authorities say over 2,200 people exposed to a mumps outbreak in at least two detention facilities have been quarantined. Immigration and Customs Enfo...

Native American child welfare law faces biggest challenge

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A federal law that gives preference to Native American families in foster care and adoption proceedings involving Native children is facing a significant legal challenge. ...