NBA: Antetokounmpo out with injury but Bucks still beat Clippers

Associated Press 03/05/2024

MILWAUKEE  — Not even the absence of Giannis Antetokounmpo could cool off the Milwaukee Bucks. Damian Lillard scored 41 points as the Bucks came from behind to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 113-106 on Monday night for…

Israel airstrike kills 5-month-old twins in Rafah

Associated Press 03/04/2024

RAFAH, Gaza Strip — It took 10 years and three rounds of in vitro fertilization for Rania Abu Anza to become pregnant, and only seconds for her to lose her five-month-old twins, a boy and a girl.…

NBA: Celtics rout weary Warriors 140-88

Associated Press 03/04/2024

BOSTON — Jaylen Brown scored 29 points, Jayson Tatum had 27 on his 26th birthday and the NBA-leading Boston Celtics had the third-largest winning margin in franchise history, drubbing the weary Golden State Warriors 140-88 on Sunday.…

Asia’s richest man hosts lavish pre-wedding party for youngest son

Associated Press 03/03/2024

NEW DELHI — What happens when the son of Asia’s richest man is about to get married? His father throws a three-day prenuptial bash four months before the actual ceremony. Tycoons from around the world, heads of…

NBA: Curry has big game, tows Warriors to a win against Knicks

Associated Press 03/01/2024

NEW YORK — Stephen Curry had 31 points and 11 rebounds, bouncing back from a scoreless first half in his last game with a double-double by the midpoint of this one, and the Golden State Warriors beat…

Bangladesh building fire kills at least 43, injures dozens

Associated Press 03/01/2024

DHAKA — A massive fire raced through a six-storey building in Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka late on Thursday, killing at least 43 people and injuring dozens, the country’s health minister said. The fire originated in a restaurant and…

Spanish bishop slams priests who joked about wishing Pope goes to heaven soon

Associated Press 03/01/2024

MADRID — A Spanish bishop rebuked comments made by some priests on a weekly internet program about praying for Pope Francis to die as soon as possible. The priests later apologized. Archbishop Francisco Cerro Chaves of Toledo…

Palestinians say Israeli troops fired at people seeking food in Gaza

Associated Press 03/01/2024

RAFAH, Gaza Strip — Israeli troops fired on a crowd of Palestinians racing to pull food off an aid convoy in Gaza City on Thursday, witnesses said. More than 100 people were killed in the chaos, bringing…

‘Iron Man’ pilots race in jet suits against a backdrop of Dubai skyscrapers

Associated Press 02/29/2024

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Pilots lined up on a runway in Dubai on Wednesday and fired up their seven jet engines with an ear-splitting roar. But they weren’t preparing to fly an airplane — they were…

Doncic gets 11th triple double of season as Mavs beat Raptors 136-125

Associated Press 02/29/2024

TORONTO— Luka Doncic had 30 points, 16 assists and 11 rebounds on his 25th birthday for his 11th triple-double of the season, Kyrie Irving scored 15 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter and the Dallas…

NBA: Warriors coach Steve Kerr finalizes new 2-year contract extension

Associated Press 02/28/2024

SAN FRANCISCO  — Warriors coach Steve Kerr always planned on staying put alongside Stephen Curry, Draymond Green and the rest of Golden State’s star-studded roster. Kerr finalized his $35 million, two-year contract extension that takes him through…

Jamaican mother faces murder charge for throwing baby from roof

Associated Press 02/26/2024

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A 27-year-old mother has been charged with murder for allegedly throwing her 5-month-old daughter from a roof late last year, Jamaican police said Sunday. Authorities said in a statement that the mother…

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