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Carrie Fisher, Child of Hollywood and ‘Star Wars’ Royalty, Dies at 60

Carrie Fisher, the actress, author and screenwriter who brought a rare combination of nerve, grit and hopefulness to her most indelible role, as Princess Leia in the “Star Wars” movie franchise, died on Tuesday morning. She was 60.<p>A family spokesman, Simon Halls, said Ms. Fisher died at 8:55 a.m. …

It happened! Cubs win epic Game 7 to end Series drought

CLEVELAND (AP) — Kris Bryant started to smile even before he fielded the ball. And with his throw to first for the final out, the agonizing wait 'til …

Baseball

What we learned at US Open: Wawrinka can pursue career Slam

NEW YORK (AP) — Stan Wawrinka was about 2 1/2 hours removed from winning the U.S. Open for his third major championship when he was presented with a question he probably was figuring would be coming.<p>The gist: After adding this trophy to those from the Australian Open in 2014, and the French Open in …

Beach volleyball: Walsh Jennings has perfect run spiked

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazilian duo Barbara Seixas and Agatha Bednarczuk dished out a first ever Olympic loss to American great Kerri Walsh Jennings amid a fevered atmosphere on Copacabana beach to reach the final of the women’s beach volleyball.<p>2016 Rio Olympics - Beach Volleyball - Women's …

Men’s 200: Bolt Earns Third Straight Olympic Gold

Victory gives Jamaican sprinter a “triple double”—and his eighth gold medal.<p>Usain Bolt added to his legacy Thursday night in Rio, becoming the first athlete to win three consecutive gold medals in the 200 meters. He finished in 19.78.<p>The performance came four days after he accomplished the same …

'Silence,' 'Sully' Among AARP's Movies for Grownups of 2016

'Jackie,' 'Fences,' 'Lion' and 'La La Land' were also among the titles in the running for its top pick, announced at its awards gala on Feb. 6.<p><i>AARP</i> …

Why Donald Trump won — and how Hillary Clinton lost: 13 theories explain the stunning election

<b>President-elect Donald Trump raises his fist as he speaks during the first stop of his post-election tour, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) (AP)</b><p>Trump did what millions thought impossible: he was — sort of — elected president of the United States. Here’s why<p>Don Hazen …

The Zika Virus Is Spreading Across Florida

Florida officials on Tuesday announced the first case of Zika transmitted by mosquitoes in Pinellas County, located some 265 miles (425 km) from …

LeBron James Wins For Cleveland and For All of Basketball

He’s done it so many times. It’s a signature move. An NBA player drives for easy fast break layup. Then LeBron James, legs chug-chugging like a …

Basketball