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Kang, Gonzalez win starting jobs in Pittsburgh Pirates’ infield

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Jung Ho Kang and Erik Gonzalez have won starting jobs in the infield with the Pittsburgh Pirates. General manager Neal Huntington said Monday that Kang has beaten out Colin Moran at third base and Erik Gonzalez has won the shortstop competition over Kevin ...

Stopping Zion the key to tourney

(AP) — It’s going to take more than a busted sneaker to stop Zion Williamson. The way he’s going, he might not be done until he’s cutting down nets at the Final Four. Impressed by how Duke is playing with college basketball’s best player in the lineup, the NCAA selection ...

Miami Open tennis moves to Dolphins’ home

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — At the main entrance to the Miami Dolphins’ stadium stands a statue of Dan Marino as witness to a game-changing completion. A remarkable transformation is done, and the complex is ready for tennis. The Miami Open has moved 18 miles north from its location ...

Datebook

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Datebook is reserved for nonprofit, civic organizations. Unless otherwise noted, events listed should be considered free and open to the public. Due to numerous entries, items may appear for only one week. Entries appear in chronological order and as there is space. The ...

Bengals release oft-suspended LB Vontaze Burfict

(AP) — The Cincinnati Bengals released oft-suspended linebacker Vontaze Burfict on Monday. Burfict’s career was marked more by his behavior than his tackling skills. In his seven years with the Bengals, he was suspended by the NFL to start each of the past three seasons, mostly for ...

Hints From Heloise

Is this ad following me? Dear Heloise: After I searched for a particular handbag ONLINE, I then started noticing advertisements for that handbag on my social media pages and my email homepage. Kinda creepy! What gives? — Sarah T., Bozeman, Mont. Sarah, no, there’s not a little man ...

Horoscope

This is the last day of the Pisces sun 2019 and an excellent time to go into yourself with a few questions: “What have I learned lately about myself?” “Who do I know is on my side?” “How can I better support myself going forward?” The spring equinox is coming and so is a renewal of ...

Meeting Memos

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Meeting Memos column is reserved for nonprofit, civic organizations. TUESDAYS ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS will meet from 8 - 9 p.m. Tuesdays at Grace Episcopal Church. ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUP will meet at 5 p.m. the last Tuesday of each month at Colonial Place, 301 Wilson ...

Volunteer organizations always need help

Dear Annie: I am an officer in an old but still active community cemetery with graves dating back to at least the 1800s and with plenty of available space. We have the usual slate of officers and board of directors. We advertise our public meetings, as directed in our bylaws, but they are ...

Homes flood as Missouri River overtops, breaches levees

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Hundreds of homes flooded in several Midwestern states after rivers breached at least a dozen levees following heavy rain and snowmelt in the region, authorities said Monday while warning that the flooding was expected to linger. About 200 miles of levees were ...

Supreme Court agrees to hear deadly DC sniper shootings case

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to consider Virginia’s plea to reinstate the life-without-parole sentence of a man who as a teenager participated in sniper shootings that terrorized the Washington, D.C., region in 2002. The justices said they will take up the ...

Pentagon lists possible project cuts to pay for border wall

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon sent a 20-page list of military construction projects to Congress on Monday that might be slashed to pay for President Donald Trump’s wall along the Mexican border. Democrats expressed hope that by knowing which local projects could be targeted, lawmakers ...

Democrats urge FBI probe of spa owner offering Trump access

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Democrats are urging the FBI to investigate a Trump campaign donor who is the founder and onetime owner of a spa that has been implicated in a human-trafficking ring. In a Friday letter to the FBI, Democrats on the House and Senate judiciary and intelligence panels ...

Be Kind, Please Rewind: Oregon Blockbuster is last on Earth

BEND, Ore. (AP) — There are challenges that come with running the last Blockbuster Video on the planet. The computer system must be rebooted using floppy disks that only the general manager — a solid member of Gen X — knows how to use. The dot-matrix printer broke, so employees write ...

U.S. stocks see gains

(AP) — U.S. stock indexes finished modestly higher Monday, extending the market’s solid gains from a rally last week. Energy companies notched the biggest gains after the price of U.S. crude oil closed above $59 a barrel for the first time since November. Smaller company stocks fared ...

Justice Dept. probing Boeing jets

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. prosecutors are looking into the development of Boeing’s 737 Max jets, a person briefed on the matter revealed Monday, the same day French aviation investigators concluded there were “clear similarities” in the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines Max 8 last week and a ...

O’Rourke boasts about $6.1M in campaign’s 1st 24 hours

CENTER LINE, Mich. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke boasted Monday that the more than $6 million he raised online within a day of announcing his White House bid, the most reported by any 2020 candidate, was helping to create “the largest grassroots campaign this ...

Man can’t recall events in death

RIPLEY (AP) — A West Virginia man accused of sexually assaulting and killing his girlfriend’s 10-month-old baby says he consumed several beers and could not recall what happened to the girl the night of her death. WCHS-TV reports Benjamin Taylor testified Monday in his trial in Jackson ...

W.Va. statewide tornado drill set

CHARLESTON (AP) — Officials are asking West Virginia families, businesses, hospitals, nursing homes, schools and government agencies to use a statewide tornado test alert to simulate the plan for a real tornado. West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management says ...

Trial set for couple in death of child

PRINCETON (AP) — A trial date has been set for a West Virginia couple charged with murder and neglect after authorities said their toddler appeared to have been starved to death. The Bluefield Daily Telegraph reports Christy Moore and Corey Moore are now scheduled to stand trial May 14. The ...