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MIAMI — Extremely dangerous Hurricane Irma first crashed into the Florida Keys on Sunday morning and then made a second landfall on Marco Island on Florida's west coast Sunday afternoon, unleashing violent wind gusts up to 142 mph and storm-surge flooding. The storm was plowing up Florida's west coast Sunday night and, once it's over, forecasters feared that this storm will go down as one of the worst in the state's history.
OAKLAND, Calif. — The Twins aren't saying for the moment, but it's likely that the trade Sunday morning of left-handed starter Jaime Garcia to the New York Yankees has bought outfielder Zack Granite more time on the 25-man roster to prove he belongs.
BEDMINSTER, N.J. — All week long, Sung Hyun Park was in the shadows like a lioness stalking her prey. She emerged Sunday night to be crowned the U.S. Women's Open champion. The 23-year-old South Korean fired a 5-under-par 67 at the Old Course at Trump National Golf Club to win the 72nd edition of the oldest major championship in women's golf. She completed the 72 holes at 11-under 277. Seventeen-year old Hye-Jin Choi of South Korea, who was trying to become the second amateur to win a Women's Open title, finished second after a 1-under 71 for a 9-under 279.
NEW YORK — New York City FC overcame an early sloppy mistake and cruised past visiting Minnesota United FC 3-1 on Thursday at Yankee Stadium for its fourth consecutive Major League Soccer victory. Alexander Callens, Jack Harrison and David Villa scored for New York City, which is on a five-game unbeaten run in MLS play.
PITTSBURGH—Chris Kunitz scored his second goal of the game at 5:09 of the second overtime in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference final Thursday night to lift the Pittsburgh Penguins past the Ottawa Senators 3-2 and into the Stanley Cup Final. The Penguins, in the Cup final for the fourth time in 10 years, will begin defense of their 2016 championship Monday when the Western Conference champion Nashville Predators visit. Pittsburgh will be trying to become the first repeat titlist since the Detroit won back-to-back Cups in 1997 and '98.
News Tribune, Aug. 8, 1975 This weekend, 97 descendants of the family established by Chester A. and Clara B. Congdon will meet in Duluth for their first reunion. Elisabeth Congdon,...
Picture this: the new Duluth Central Library on top of a high hill. There’s unlimited parking in contrast to the current location. Buses go by regularly. It’s in a central...
Pop star Britney Spears has canceled two of her Las Vegas shows after injuring her ankle in a fall during a performance. The “Toxic” and “Circus” singer took a tumble on Wednesday during one of her “Britney: Piece of Me” residency concerts at Las Vegas’s Planet Hollywood resort and casino. “Britney injured her ankle during her performance Wednesday evening and her doctor has advised her not to perform Friday and Satu
Peter Bogdanovich blames James Cameron’s success with 1997’s “Titanic” for studios pulling the plug on smaller movies, such as his 1971 hit “The Last Picture Show.” “The worst thing was when Cameron made ‘Titanic’ and spent $150 million,” he said Saturday night after receiving the King Vidor Award from the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival. “So everyone was predicting a disaster and whe