- Protests disband after IS group carries out 2nd Iraq bombing
BAGHDAD (AP) — Anti-government protesters disbanded at least temporarily Sunday from the heavily fortified Green Zone they had stormed a day earlier after the Islamic State group carried out its second major attack in Iraq in as many days — a pair of car bombs that killed more than 30 people.
- US once again forced to turn to Russia for help on Syria
GENEVA (AP) — Scrambling to resuscitate a nearly dead truce in Syria, the Obama administration has again been forced to turn to Russia for help, with little hope for the desired U.S. outcome.
- Elephants to perform for final time at Ringling Bros. circus
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Elephants will perform for the last time at the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus on Sunday, as the show closes its own chapter on a controversial practice that has entertained audiences since circuses began in America two centuries ago.
- Schumer: Probe billboards using phone data to track shoppers
NEW YORK (AP) — A U.S. senator is calling for a federal investigation into an outdoor advertising company's latest effort to target billboard ads to specific consumers.
- Longtime chef: Prince fought throat, stomach pains recently
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — On stage, Prince was still captivating audiences at recent performances in Australia and California. He hosted a pop-up party at his Paisley Park studio, and there were few outward signs in his final months that anything was wrong.
- Warriors whip Portland at home in opener of West semifinals
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Klay Thompson scored 37 points in another brilliant performance as fellow "Splash Brother" Stephen Curry watched injured, and the Golden State Warriors again dominated without their MVP to beat the Portland Trail Blazers 118-106 Sunday in the opener of the Western Conference semifinals.
- Heat roll past Hornets in Game 7, 106-73
MIAMI (AP) — Dwyane Wade took a moment before tipoff Sunday to reflect on all that his Miami Heat endured this season.
- Brad Keselowski wins crazy crash-fest at Talladega
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Two cars went airborne, 35 were involved in an accident of some kind, and Danica Patrick had the wind knocked out of her in a vicious crash into the wall.
- Blues even series on Backes' OT game-winner, beat Stars 4-3
DALLAS (AP) — Blues captain David Backes scored off a rebound during a power play 10:58 into overtime and St. Louis beat the Dallas Stars 4-3 in Game 2 on Sunday to get even in the second-round series.
- Kershaw: 3-hitter, 14 Ks, RBI single, Dodgers top Pads 1-0
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clayton Kershaw pitched a three-hitter, struck out 14 and also singled home the game's only run, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers over the San Diego Padres 1-0 on Sunday.