<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - ap]]> http://gazette.com/rss/ap Sun, 20 May 2018 19:16:47 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[In North Korea nuke site closing, spectacle trumps substance]]> http://gazette.com/in-north-korea-nuke-site-closing-spectacle-trumps-substance/article/feed/566275?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/in-north-korea-nuke-site-closing-spectacle-trumps-substance/article/feed/566275?custom_click=rss

TOKYO (AP) — Foreign journalists will be allowed to journey to North Korea's mountains this week to observe the official closing of the country's nuclear test site in a public display of goodwill ahead of leader Kim Jong Un's planned summit with President Donald Trump.

But the public display of the closure of the facility on Mount Mantap will likely be heavy on spectacle and light on substance. And the media will be spending much of their time in an unrelated tourism zone that North Korea hopes will be the next big thing for its economy.

Still, the closure is a milestone, marking an end to the world's last active underground testing site and offering some important insights into Kim's mindset as he sets the stage for his me

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]]> Sun, 20 May 2018 20:05:47 -0600 <![CDATA[North Korea Nuclear Site]]> http://gazette.com/north-korea-nuclear-site/article/feed/552155?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/north-korea-nuclear-site/article/feed/552155?custom_click=rss This April 20, 2018, satellite image provided by DigitalGlobe shows the nuclear test site in Punggye-ri, North Korea. Foreign journalists will journey into the mountains of North Korea this week to observe the closing of the country’s nuclear test site, a display of goodwill ahead of leader Kim Jong Un’s planned summit with President Donald Trump.

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<![CDATA[Ohtani pitches Angels to skid-snapping win over Rays, 5-2]]> http://gazette.com/ohtani-pitches-angels-to-skid-snapping-win-over-rays-5-2/article/feed/566268?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/ohtani-pitches-angels-to-skid-snapping-win-over-rays-5-2/article/feed/566268?custom_click=rss

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani left the mound to a standing ovation after his longest, deepest start for the Los Angeles Angels. He doffed his cap with a weary right arm, acknowledging the roars for the latest milestone in his remarkable rookie season.

The Angels already knew Ohtani had a prodigious talent. He also showed a wealth of tenacity while beating the Tampa Bay Rays.

Ohtani struck out nine while throwing 7 2/3 innings of excellent six-hit ball in his seventh career start, and the Angels snapped their five-game skid with a 5-2 victory on Sunday.

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]]> Sun, 20 May 2018 19:53:22 -0600 <![CDATA[Record Everest climber returns, already planning next trip]]> http://gazette.com/record-everest-climber-returns-already-planning-next-trip/article/feed/566274?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/record-everest-climber-returns-already-planning-next-trip/article/feed/566274?custom_click=rss

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A Sherpa climbing guide who scaled Mount Everest for a record 22nd time last week returned from the mountain on Sunday and said he's already planning his next trip.

After flying back to Kathmandu by helicopter, Kami Rita, 48, said he's not ready to retire and plans to continue to guide visiting climbers on the world's highest mountain next year.

"I will continue to climb. I have not reached my retirement age, and until I retire I will continue to be a guide on Everest," he said.

He said he will continue to climb other peaks and plans to attempt Mount Everest again next year.

"I really don't need to prepare for Everest since I will be climbing other peaks later this year," he said.

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]]> Sun, 20 May 2018 19:52:17 -0600 <![CDATA[Mariners rally late, beat Tigers 3-2 in 11 on Segura's hit]]> http://gazette.com/mariners-rally-late-beat-tigers-3-2-in-11-on-seguras-hit/article/feed/566271?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/mariners-rally-late-beat-tigers-3-2-in-11-on-seguras-hit/article/feed/566271?custom_click=rss

SEATTLE (AP) — Mitch Haniger hit a tying two-run homer in the ninth inning and Jean Segura's RBI single in the 11th gave the Seattle Mariners a 3-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Sunday.

Minnesota starter Francisco Liriano took a no-hitter into the seventh but closer Shane Greene blew his third save of the season, giving up Haniger's 11th home run on an 0-2 pitch with one out.

Second baseman Dee Gordon led off the 11th with a single against Buck Farmer (0-3), stole second, then scored on Segura's single down the right-field line. Nick Vincent (2-1) struck out two in his one inning for the win.

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]]> Sun, 20 May 2018 19:46:34 -0600 <![CDATA[Ariya Jutanugarn wins LPGA Tour playoff at Kingsmill]]> http://gazette.com/ariya-jutanugarn-wins-lpga-tour-playoff-at-kingsmill/article/feed/566266?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/ariya-jutanugarn-wins-lpga-tour-playoff-at-kingsmill/article/feed/566266?custom_click=rss WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — Ariya Jutanugarn arrived at Kingsmill Championship with no expectations, and it was a strategy that paid off handsomely.

The 22-year-old Thai star birdied the second hole of a playoff Sunday to win the LPGA Tour event for the second time in three years.

"I'm going to say I didn't expect anything this week because I think I have been playing ... very good like the last few tournaments and I'm still not winning the tournaments," she said. "So show up this week, I just tell myself I'm not going to expect anything. I'm going to really focus on the things under my control and make sure I'm going to have good commitment every shot."

"When I'm thinking about winning, I never win," Jutanugarn said.

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]]> Sun, 20 May 2018 19:45:30 -0600 <![CDATA[Ohtani sparkles for Angels; Romo starts again for Rays]]> http://gazette.com/ohtani-sparkles-for-angels-romo-starts-again-for-rays/article/feed/566273?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/ohtani-sparkles-for-angels-romo-starts-again-for-rays/article/feed/566273?custom_click=rss

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani struck out nine while throwing 7 2/3 innings of excellent six-hit ball in his seventh career start, and the Los Angeles Angels snapped their five-game skid with a 5-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday.

Martin Maldonado homered and drove in two runs, and Zack Cozart drove in two more runs on sacrifice flies as the Angels wrapped up a disappointing 11-game homestand with only four victories — including both games started by Ohtani (4-1).

Los Angeles' rookie two-way sensation had another strong outing in the longest start of his stateside career. Ohtani retired 12 straight Rays after yielding rookie Johnny Field's homer leading off the third. Blake Parker pitched the ninth for his

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]]> Sun, 20 May 2018 19:38:02 -0600 <![CDATA[Kerry says civil discourse is under threat around the world]]> http://gazette.com/kerry-says-civil-discourse-is-under-threat-around-the-world/article/feed/566201?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/kerry-says-civil-discourse-is-under-threat-around-the-world/article/feed/566201?custom_click=rss

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday warned that "true civil discourse" is under threat around the world while speaking to graduates at NYU Abu Dhabi, an event that the school blocked journalists from filming.

While obliquely criticizing President Donald Trump, Kerry did not mention the 2015 Iran nuclear deal he secured with other world powers, an accord of which Trump now has pulled America out.

It likely was courtesy to his hosts in the capital of the United Arab Emirates, which long opposed the deal as not going far enough to limit Iran's power in the greater Mideast. Kerry shared the stage with Emirati Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash, who long had

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]]> Sun, 20 May 2018 19:35:16 -0600 <![CDATA[Gray's shot lifts Sparks past Lynx 77-76 in finals rematch]]> http://gazette.com/grays-shot-lifts-sparks-past-lynx-77-76-in-finals-rematch/article/feed/566267?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/grays-shot-lifts-sparks-past-lynx-77-76-in-finals-rematch/article/feed/566267?custom_click=rss

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — There was no better way for the WNBA to open its 22nd season than with another intense matchup between the Los Angeles Sparks and the Minnesota Lynx.

After the Lynx received their championship rings and raised a fourth banner in the arena, Chelsea Gray and the Sparks gave them their parting shot.

Gray had 18 points, including a double-clutch off-balance in the lane at the buzzer that gave the short-handed Sparks a 77-76 victory over the Lynx on Sunday in a dramatic rematch of last year's finals.

"Chelsea is the game-winner queen," said Odyssey Sims, who led the Sparks with 21 points. "I don't know how she squeezed up and flipped it in. I still don't believe. I don't even know how, but it was amazing

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]]> Sun, 20 May 2018 19:28:45 -0600 <![CDATA[Expansion Vegas Golden Knights advance to Stanley Cup Final]]> http://gazette.com/expansion-vegas-golden-knights-advance-to-stanley-cup-final/article/feed/566258?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/expansion-vegas-golden-knights-advance-to-stanley-cup-final/article/feed/566258?custom_click=rss

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — The Vegas Golden Knights are going to the Stanley Cup Final — with a chip on their shoulder.

"Everybody on this team has something to prove," Ryan Reaves said. "We call ourselves 'The Golden Misfits' for a reason. We're doing a good job of proving everybody wrong."

Reaves scored the winning goal, Marc-Andre Fleury made 31 saves and the Golden Knights beat the Winnipeg Jets 2-1 on Sunday to wrap up the Western Conference final in five games.

"It's insane," said defenseman Deryk Engelland, who grabbed the Clarence S. Campbell Bowl after the final buzzer to celebrate with his teammates. "Your goal is always to make the playoffs. But if I were to guess I would be sitting here doing this right n

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]]> Sun, 20 May 2018 19:25:32 -0600 <![CDATA[Flaherty fans 13 for 1st MLB win as Cards beat Phillies 5-1]]> http://gazette.com/flaherty-fans-13-for-1st-mlb-win-as-cards-beat-phillies-5-1/article/feed/566249?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/flaherty-fans-13-for-1st-mlb-win-as-cards-beat-phillies-5-1/article/feed/566249?custom_click=rss

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Even after such an impressive outing, Jack Flaherty just wanted to talk about his hitting.

Flaherty struck out a career-high 13 to earn his first major league win and Tyler O'Neill homered as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-1 on Sunday.

Making his ninth big league start, Flaherty (1-1) gave up only two hits and walked one in 7 2/3 dominant innings. But after throwing 120 pitches, all the rookie right-hander had on his mind was his first hit in 10 at-bats — a relatively meaningless single in the third.

"I got tired of looking up at the scoreboard and seeing all those zeros by my batting average," Flaherty said. "So I needed to do something about it.

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]]> Sun, 20 May 2018 19:18:07 -0600 <![CDATA[Braves rally for 6 runs in 9th, beat Miami on Swanson's hit]]> http://gazette.com/braves-rally-for-6-runs-in-9th-beat-miami-on-swansons-hit/article/feed/566247?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/braves-rally-for-6-runs-in-9th-beat-miami-on-swansons-hit/article/feed/566247?custom_click=rss

ATLANTA (AP) — Dansby Swanson struck out to begin the ninth inning, so he wanted to do something special with the game on the line after the Atlanta Braves batted around.

"Yeah, I mean who doesn't?" Swanson said. "I think situations like that are what this game is meant to be played for. But obviously we wouldn't have been in that situation if the whole team didn't pick each other up that whole inning."

Swanson's two-run single capped a six-run ninth, and the NL-leading Braves rallied to stun the Miami Marlins 10-9 on Sunday.

Ronald Acuna Jr. drove in two runs in the seventh and another in the ninth as the Braves moved 11 games over .500 for the first time since July 5, 2014.

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]]> Sun, 20 May 2018 19:17:49 -0600 <![CDATA[Cubans mourn plane crash dead, officials ID 20 bodies]]> http://gazette.com/cubans-mourn-plane-crash-dead-officials-id-20-bodies/article/feed/566224?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/cubans-mourn-plane-crash-dead-officials-id-20-bodies/article/feed/566224?custom_click=rss

HAVANA (AP) — At morgues and in church services, tearful Cubans on Sunday mourned loved ones who died in the country's worst air disaster in three decades.

Island authorities said they have identified 20 bodies and recovered all human remains from the field next to Havana's international airport where a passenger jet crashed Friday, killing 110 people.

Maidi Charchabal wept and held a photograph of her son Daniel Terrero, who would have turned 22 years old Sunday, as she waited at Havana's Institute of Legal Medicine for experts to complete their identification of his body.

"We are here today so that, even if only in consolation, they hand over his body to us, so we can ... be able to be with him on his birthday," Cha

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]]> Sun, 20 May 2018 19:16:17 -0600 <![CDATA[Company in Cuba plane crash had received safety complaints]]> http://gazette.com/company-in-cuba-plane-crash-had-received-safety-complaints/article/feed/566149?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/company-in-cuba-plane-crash-had-received-safety-complaints/article/feed/566149?custom_click=rss

HAVANA (AP) — The Mexican charter company whose 39-year-old plane crashed in Havana had been the subject of two serious complaints about its crews' performance over the last decade, according to authorities in Guyana and a retired pilot for Cuba's national airline.

Mexico's government said late Saturday that its National Civil Aviation Authority will carry out an operational audit of Damojh airlines to see if its "current operating conditions continue meeting regulations" and to help collect information for the investigation into Friday's crash in Cuba that left 110 dead.

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]]> Sun, 20 May 2018 19:13:04 -0600 <![CDATA[Colombia Election]]> http://gazette.com/colombia-election/article/feed/565707?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colombia-election/article/feed/565707?custom_click=rss Supporters listen to Ivan Duque, presidential candidate for Democratic Center party, during a campaign rally in Bogota, Colombia, Sunday, May 20, 2018. Colombians will go to the polls on May 27 for a first round presidential election.

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