- Republican leaders dance around Trump remarks
NEW YORK (AP) — One after another, the nation's most powerful Republicans responded to President Donald Trump's extraordinary remarks about white supremacists. Yet few mentioned the president.The Senate's top Republican, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, condemned "hate and bigotry." House Speaker Paul Ryan charged that, "White supremacy is repulsive." Neither criticized the president's insistence that there were "very fine people on both sides" of a violent weekend clash between white supremacists and counterdemonstrators.
- Charlottesville woman's family: Fight injustice like she did
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Family members of the young woman mowed down while protesting a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville used her funeral as a rallying cry, telling mourners the best way to honor Heather Heyer is to continue her fight against injustice."Let's find that spark of conviction," Heyer's mother, Susan Bro, told the hundreds who packed a downtown theater to remember Heyer on Wednesday. "Find what's wrong and say to yourselves, 'What can I do to make a difference?'"
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- US: War would be 'horrific' but NKorea nukes 'unimaginable'
BEIJING (AP) — A military solution to the North Korean missile threat would be "horrific" but allowing Pyongyang to develop the capability to launch a nuclear attack on the United States is "unimaginable," the top U.S. military officer said Thursday in Beijing.The chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford, told reporters that President Donald Trump directly has "told us to develop credible viable military options and that's exactly what we're doing."
- Trump increasingly isolated as business panels dismantled
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has abruptly dismantled two of his White House business councils_an apparent attempt to manage his increasing isolation and the continued fallout from his combative comments on racially charged violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.With corporate chieftains fleeing, Trump took to Twitter to explain the exodus on his own terms.
- Oh the drama: Puig lifts Dodgers to 5-4 win over White Sox
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Dodgers won in — what else — dramatic fashion, scoring three runs in the bottom of the ninth inning for their major league-leading 10th walk-off victory of the season.Trailing 4-2, Yasiel Puig's two-run double drove in the tying and go-ahead runs to beat the Chicago White Sox 5-4 on Wednesday night for the Dodgers' second comeback win in two games.
- Betts' 2-run double caps Red Sox 5-4 comeback win
BOSTON (AP) — Mookie Betts finally had a pitch he could drive and the Boston Red Sox pulled out anther last at-bat win in Fenway Park.Betts lined a two-run double off the Green Monster with two outs in the ninth inning, capping a three-run rally that lifted the Red Sox to a 5-4 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday night.
- US men's basketball enters a new world _ without its stars
The jerseys say USA, though that's about all that will be recognizable.When the U.S. men's basketball team returns to action later this month, fans might be left wondering, "the red, white and who?"
- Redshirt freshman QBs could make huge impact in SEC
This could turn into a big year for redshirt freshman quarterbacks in the Southeastern Conference.It all depends on how a few preseason competitions turn out. Florida, Tennessee and Texas A&M all have redshirt freshman quarterbacks bidding for starting spots. None of the three schools has named a starter.
- Plan of attack: How a college football coach game-plans
NEW YORK (AP) — A big dry erase board hangs on the wall of one side of the meeting room. It has rows and rows of numbers and words handwritten in blue marker that only make sense to someone who speaks the language of football.On the opposite wall sits another big white board, mostly empty with a few categories written in red marker: 3rd and 1-2; 3rd and 3-6; Red Zone; Goal Line.