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5/31/2016 10:57:34 AM
Illinois remains without a budget as the end of the spring legislative session approaches. State lawmakers have until midnight tonight to submit a spending plan. The Illinois House has proposed a budget that is at least seven-million-dollars out of balance. The governor has said he would veto the proposal. The Illinois General Assembly handed Governor Rauner a defeat after he vetoed a bill to pro...read more

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Stephen Curry hit five of the Warriors' 10 second-half three-pointers as the reigning champions rallied to oust the third-seeded ThunderStephen Curry scored 36 points to lead the Golden State Warriors to a 96-88 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder and into an NBA title rematch with the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Warriors, trying to cap a sensational season that included a record 73 regular-season victories with a second straight title, sealed the 4-3 series victory in the Western Conference finals on their home floor in Oakland, California -- clawing back after trailing 3-1 in the series. The Warriors, who became the 10th team to rally from a 3-1 deficit to win a playoff series, host LeBron James and the Cavaliers in game one of the finals on Thursday.


NBA: Playoffs-Oklahoma City Thunder at Golden State Warriors(The Sports Xchange) - The Golden State Warriors beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 96-88 in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals on Monday to set up a rematch with the Cleveland Cavaliers for the NBA Championship. Stephen Curry hit five second-half 3-pointers and scored 36 points in all for Golden State, who will host the opener of the best-of-seven NBA Finals on Thursday in Oakland. The defending NBA champions, who rallied from a 3-1 series deficits, were down by 13 in the first half and eight early in the third quarter before gunning their way to a shot at becoming the NBA's first repeat winner since Miami in 2012 and '13.


Golf - Rose withdraws from Memorial with bad backFormer US Open champion Justin Rose has withdrawn from this week's Memorial tournament with a lingering back injury. England's Rose won the US PGA event, hosted by Jack Nicklaus, in 2010 and was second last year, losing to Sweden's David Lingmerth in a playoff.


Bourdy hits out of a sand trap on the 7th hole during the BMW Masters 2013 golf tournament at Lake Malaren Golf Club in Shanghai(Reuters) - France's Gregory Bourdy led 13 players into the field for the U.S. Open golf championship next month at Oakmont Country Club in the International Sectional qualifier at Walton Heath in Surrey, England on Monday. Four-time European Tour winner Bourdy shot rounds of 67 and 68 to finish nine-under-par, two shots clear of Sweden’s Mikael Lundberg, to lead the qualifying event for the U.S. Open which takes place outside Pittsburgh starting on June 16. Irishman Padraig Harrington, announced last week as one of Darren Clarke’s vice-captains for this year’s Ryder Cup, bogeyed his final two holes to miss out on the playoff by one shot.


France's Gregory Bourdy led 13 players into the field for the U.S. Open golf championship next month at Oakmont Country Club in the International Sectional qualifier at Walton Heath in Surrey, England on Monday. Four-time European Tour winner Bourdy shot rounds of 67 and 68 to finish nine-under-par, two shots clear of Sweden's Mikael Lundberg, to lead the qualifying event for the U.S. Open which takes place outside Pittsburgh starting on June 16. Irishman Padraig Harrington, announced last week as one of Darren Clarke's vice-captains for this year's Ryder Cup, bogeyed his final two holes to miss out on the playoff by one shot.

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Flowers lay around a bronze statue of a gorilla and her baby outside the Cincinnati Zoo's Gorilla World exhibit in Cincinnati, OhioAnimal rights activists filed a federal complaint accusing the Cincinnati Zoo of negligence in maintaining its gorilla habitat after an ape was killed in order to rescue a boy who had fallen into its enclosure, a spokesman for Stop Animal Exploitation Now said on Tuesday. The complaint, which was filed with the U.S. Department of Agriculture after the 450-pound animal named Harambe was felled by a single shot on Saturday, seeks the maximum penalty of $10,000 for the zoo, said Michael Budkie, co-founder of SAEN said. "It's clear that this enclosure is not capable of keeping a 4-year-old child out and must violate federal regulations," he said.


Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio announces newly launched program aimed at providing security around schools in Anthem ArizonaA federal court judge on Tuesday will consider punishments against Arizona lawman Joe Arpaio, known for his tough immigration stance, for committing civil contempt in a 2007 racial profiling case and ensure the violations do not happen again. U.S. District Court Judge Murray Snow also was expected to hear arguments about how best to compensate hundreds of Latino drivers who were found to have been illegally stopped and detained by sheriff’s deputies. Tighter oversight of the sheriff’s office are among the remedies that will be considered at the special hearing in federal court in Phoenix.


The federal jury trial of three Somali-American men from Minnesota accused of trying to help Islamic State militants and fight with the group in Syria neared its end on Tuesday as closing arguments began. Mohamed Farah, Abdirahman Daud and Guled Omar are charged with conspiring to provide material support to Islamic State and commit murder outside the United States, charges that could result in a life sentence for each if they are convicted. Farah, Daud and Omar are the only three to face trial in U.S. District Court in Minnesota.
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