• Journalist shot dead in Northern Ireland rioting
    by The Associated Press on April 19, 2019 at 7:15 am

    LONDON (AP) — Police in Northern Ireland say the dissident republican group the New IRA was probably responsible for the fatal shooting of a journalist during overnight rioting in the city of Londonderry. The Police Service of Northern Ireland said Friday morning that 29-year-old investigative journalist Lyra McKee died after she was shot during rioting […]

  • Worth the risk? It’s not easy to put a value on a cathedral
    by DANICA KIRKA on April 19, 2019 at 7:09 am

    LONDON (AP) — Rebuilding Notre Dame, the 800-year-old Paris cathedral devastated by fire this week, will cost billions of dollars as architects, historians and artisans work to preserve the medieval landmark. But contrary to what one might think, little of the money will come from insurance companies. Notre Dame and all of its pre-1905 artworks […]

  • China sentences military veterans for protesting
    by The Associated Press on April 19, 2019 at 7:08 am

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese courts have sentenced more than three dozen military veterans to years in prison for protesting over the lack of benefits, saying they disrupted social order in a bid to further their own interests. The announcements on Friday from the courts in the eastern provinces of Shandong and Jiangsu follow repeated demonstrations […]

  • College golfer in hijab out to blaze trail for Muslim girls
    by ERIC OLSON on April 19, 2019 at 7:07 am

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Noor Ahmed outwardly lives her Muslim faith, and even growing up in a state as diverse as California she says she encountered hostility on the street, in school and on the golf course. One of the top junior golfers in Northern California coming out of high school, Ahmed was a starter […]

  • More yellow vest protests despite Notre Dame fire
    by SAMUEL PETREQUIN on April 19, 2019 at 6:41 am

    PARIS (AP) — For many yellow vest protesters, the stinging sadness that came with the devastating fire at Notre Dame Cathedral has quickly given way to boiling anger. Some of the activists, whose violent protests against inequality have been shaking up France for months, said they cried in front of their TV sets as they […]

  • Eric Young’s homer in ninth inning lifts Tacoma Rainiers over El Paso
    by Seattle Times staff on April 19, 2019 at 6:37 am

    The Tacoma Rainiers wasted a 6-0 lead but still pulled out a 7-6 victory over the El Paso Chihuahuas. […]

  • In Ukrainian candidate’s hometown, a cry for change
    by YURAS KARMANAU on April 19, 2019 at 6:30 am

    KRYVYI RIH, Ukraine (AP) — Residents of this grim industrial city in eastern Ukraine say they are exhausted by a daily battle for survival amid low wages and soaring bills. Many of them believe a native son — a comedian with no political experience — is just the person to lift them out of their […]

  • Mariners snap 6-game skid by winning crazy 11-10 slugfest in Anaheim
    by Ryan Divish on April 19, 2019 at 6:22 am

    Four Mariners relievers combined to give up seven runs, turning a rout in which the Mariners led 10-2 going into the seventh inning into a nail biter. […]

  • Asian stocks modestly higher in quiet holiday trading
    by YURI KAGEYAMA on April 19, 2019 at 6:19 am

    TOKYO (AP) — Asian stock indexes were mostly moderately higher in quiet holiday trading on Good Friday as some markets were closed. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 edged up 0.5% to 22,189.01. South Korea’s Kospi rose 0.3% to 2,219.78. The Shanghai Composite was little changed at 3,248.87. Some markets remain closed for the holiday, including in […]

  • Durant, Curry shut down Clippers in Warriors’ 132-105 win
    by BETH HARRIS on April 19, 2019 at 5:27 am

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — He’s Kevin Durant, and the Los Angeles Clippers got reminded of it. Durant scored 38 points, Stephen Curry added 21 playing with five fouls, and the Golden State Warriors dominated from the opening tip to win 132-105 Thursday night and take a 2-1 lead in their first-round playoff series. “He came […]