JAYAPURA, Indonesia—An airplane with 54 people on board that crashed in the mountains of eastern Indonesia was carrying nearly half-a-million dollars in government cash for poor families to help offset a spike in fuel prices, an official said today.
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PORTLAND, Ore.—Brooke Henderson got her breakthrough LPGA Tour victory.
The Canadian teen will have to wait a little longer to become a tour member.
Henderson won the Cambia Portland Classic by eight strokes yesterday to become the third-youngest champion in LPGA Tour history at 17 years, 11 months, and six days.
SHEBOYGAN, Wis.—Given a third-straight chance to finally win a major, Jason Day promised a fight to the finish in the PGA Championship.
Turns out the biggest fight was to hold back the tears.
Worried that this year might turn out to be a major failure, Day never gave Jordan Spieth or anyone else a chance yesterday.
SAN FRANCISCO—Washington manager Matt Williams figures his team needs a break.
He’s giving them one.
The Nationals dropped their sixth-straight—losing to World Series MVP Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants 5-0 yesterday to complete a four-game sweep and matching Washington’s longest skid of the season.
BROOKLYN, Mich.—Matt Kenseth had little to say about how NASCAR’s rules package affected his race at Michigan International Speedway yesterday.
“I didn’t see much of the race, which was totally fine with me,” he remarked.
“We were up front the whole time.”
HAVANA, Cuba — U.S. Marines raised the Stars and Stripes over the newly reopened American Embassy in Cuba on Friday as Secretary of State John Kerry made an unprecedented nationally broadcast call for democratic change on the island ruled by a single party for more than five decades.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska—Alaska State Troopers want to talk to a man believed to have donned a fairly realistic bear costume to harass a sow and two cubs.
The incident happened on the Chilkoot River near Haines, Alaska, on Monday.
The bears are frequent visitors to a fish weir, where pink salmon are running.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.—A man admitted yesterday that he brought millions of dollars in counterfeit poker chips to use in a casino’s poker tournament, a scheme that was uncovered when he clogged a pipe by flushing the chips down the toilet in his hotel room.
Christian Lusardi, 43, of Fayetteville, North Carolina, pleaded guilty to trademark counterfeiting and criminal mischief.
WASHINGTON—The U.S. government has formally returned a painting by Pablo Picasso valued at $15 million that had been stolen from a Paris museum more than a decade ago and seized by immigration officials late last year in New Jersey.
MISSOULA, Mon.—A man who broke into a car in Missoula had to call police for help after finding himself locked in the trunk.
KGVO-AM reports that Missoula Police Patrol Sgt. Colin Rose says 31-year-old Ryan Payne broke into a car Tuesday night and then called 911 after managing to lock himself in the trunk of the car.