• First WWI gas attack produced new horrors, changed warfare

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    STEENSTRATE, Belgium (AP) — As a spring breeze wafted into his trench, commander Georges Lamour of the French 73rd infantry saw something almost surreal drift his way. A yellow-green cloud. He barely had time to react. "All my trenches are choked," Lamour cried into the field...

  • Overlooked female veterans highlighted by state legislation

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A prospective new law could help Shannon Lyons, a 51-year-old veteran of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iraq and Afghanistan, find a job that pays enough to save for a house. The same goes for Carmen Roldan, 34, who served in Iraq with the Army National Guard in 2003....

  • New correction commissioner a frequent visitor to prisons

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — Department of Correction Commissioner Scott Semple was on the move inside the Garner Correctional Institution on a recent Tuesday, ducking into every office and inspecting each inmate housing unit from end to end. Members of Semple's executive team hustled to...

  • Lack helps Canucks top Flames 4-1, even series

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Tempers flared and fists flew — and the tone might have been set for the rest of the first-round playoff series between the Vancouver Canucks and Calgary Flames. Eddie Lack made 22 saves and the Canucks defeated the Flames 4-1 on Friday night to even...

  • Rockies' Kyle Kendrick loses 7-3 to Kershaw and Dodgers

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kyle Kendrick found himself behind after only 15 pitches in his matchup with reigning NL MVP Clayton Kershaw. He gave up a leadoff walk to former Philadelphia Phillies teammate Jimmy Rollins, a run-scoring double to Adrian Gonzalez and a two-run homer to Howie...

  • Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" — Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas; Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo. ___ NBC's "Meet the Press" — Govs. John Kasich, R-Ohio, and Terry McAuliffe, D-Va.; Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah. ___ CBS' "Face the Nation" —...

  • Robin Williams the posthumous star of '3 Still Standing'

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    TORONTO (AP) — Before the late Robin Williams enthralled television audiences on "Mork and Mindy," he already was a star on the 1970s stand-up comedy circuit — and by the '80s was a leading light for a new stand-up generation. The political satirist Will Durst recalls how he once had...

  • Go figure: Stat titles rarely lead to NBA titles

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    It's already known that Oklahoma City won't win the NBA title, since the Thunder didn't make the playoffs. And now it doesn't look good for the Los Angeles Clippers, San Antonio Spurs and New Orleans Pelicans, either. Reason? They have players who won stat titles this season. Odd as...

  • LEADING OFF: Bryant tries again, Giants get their rings

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    A look at what's happening all around the major leagues today: ___ TRY AGAIN Prized power prospect Kris Bryant takes another swing at getting his first hit in the majors. The Cubs rookie went 0 for 4 with three strikeouts in his big league debut Friday. Chicago faces Tyson Ross and...

  • Rest a thing of past, now comes the playoff grind

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Rest is supposed to be a good thing heading into the playoffs. But not too much, apparently. Lose after a four-day break, like the St. Louis Blues did in their opener to the Minnesota Wild, and the familiar theme of rust affecting the outcome inevitably creeps into...

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