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Living on fumes: China's war on pollution means little to a chemical park’s neighbors

HANDAN, China (Reuters) - Hebei province, home to many of China's most polluted cities, has promised to close down companies that are poisoning the environment, but after years of protests villagers living in the shadows of the Guantao chemical park remain skeptical. 

Penguins look to repeat as Stanley Cup champions, but Predators won't make it easy

Navigating the Stanley Cup playoffs requires intensity in each moment and respect for the big picture, quick bursts of energy and a well of endurance, scaling emotional highs and displaying restraint. Winning the Cup is exhilarating but exhausting. Winning twice in a row has become a forbidding...

MLB: Indians send struggling starter Danny Salazar to bullpen

Cleveland Indians right-hander Danny Salazar, an All-Star last season, has been sent to the bullpen. Salazar is 3-5 with a 5.50 earned-run average in 10 starts. He has struck out 73 in 52 1/3 innings but has given up 55 hits and 28 walks. Manager Terry Francona says Salazar will be available as...

Trump returns to an increasingly troubled White House and criticism from allies

Whatever respite President Trump may have received from his nine-day overseas trip came to an abrupt end Sunday as administration allies sought to beat back allegations about his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, while the leader of Europe’s most powerful nation suggested the U.S. was no longer a reliable...

At Cannes, an existential fight over technology, Netflix and the future of cinema

Will Smith and Pedro Almodovar jostled over it. Silicon Valley executive Ted Sarandos defended it. The Oscar winner Alejandro Inarritu boasted about it. And the people who run the entertainment business can't stop debating it. Despite its traditionalism, or perhaps because of it, this year’s Cannes...

Golf roundup: Kevin Kisner holds off hard-charging Jordan Spieth to win Colonial

Kevin Kisner birdied the first three holes on the back nine to take the lead and held on to win at Colonial despite a Sunday charge by defending champion Jordan Spieth. Kisner shot a four-under 66 in the final round to finish at 10-under 270, including a clutch par save on the 18th hole after...

Mike Trout sprains his left thumb and leaves game during Angels' 9-2 loss to the Marlins

The Angels lost a game, a series and their star player Sunday. They fell 9-2 in the rubber match of a three-game series with Miami at Marlins Park. It ended a painful 4-6 road trip for the Angels, who have now dropped four of their last five games. Mike Trout left the game in the sixth inning with...

Tom Dumoulin claims Giro d'Italia title with rally in final-stage time trial

Tom Dumoulin won the 100th Giro d'Italia in dramatic fashion Sunday, reclaiming the overall lead in a final-stage individual time trial. It's the first Grand Tour victory for Dumoulin, a Dutchman with Team Sunweb, and it sets him up as a potential rival for three-time Tour de France champion Chris...

Video: Watch Scott Dixon's terrifying Indy 500 crash

A spectacular crash sent pole-sitter Scott Dixon’s car airborne and on to a retaining fence and wall during the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday but Dixon was not hurt. The crash started when Jay Howard lost control on lap 53 of the 200-lap race and Dixon slammed into him. Dixon’s car then flew into...

Downey coach has priorities straight, and players heading to college

It’s more important than any championship banner hanging on a wall. It’s more valuable than any MVP trophy glittering in a glass display case. It’s more telling than a win-loss record on a coach’s resume. On Friday, when Downey High has its graduation ceremony at Long Beach Veterans Stadium, 13...

Homeland Security chief considers banning laptops on all flights to and from U.S.

Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly said Sunday that he's considering banning laptop computers from the passenger cabins of all international flights to and from the United States. That would dramatically expand a ban announced in March that affects about 50 flights a day from 10 cities,...

Why are so many women dropping out of the workforce?

Mari Villaluna never wanted to be a stay-at-home mom. The 36-year-old spent a decade building up a resume as a career counselor and tutor in San Francisco schools after serving in the U.S. Army. She made about $42,000 at an employment agency, and was regularly sought out by potential employers....

Eight dead, including deputy sheriff, after shooting in Mississippi

Authorities in Mississippi say a suspect is in custody after eight people were killed in a shooting, including a sheriff's deputy. Mississippi Bureau of Investigation spokesman Warren Strain said the shootings occurred at three separate homes Saturday night in rural Lincoln County. Strain says...

Political Road Map: Trump's budget presents new challenge to California's long suffering unemployment fund

After years of the state being deep in debt to the federal government for a loan covering the unemployment benefits of millions of Californians, state government officials have been promising the system was well on its way to stability. And then came President Trump’s federal budget plan, with...

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