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  • Fashion blogger, model dies after freak whipped cream accident

    ALSACE, France — French authorities are investigating the death of a fashion blogger reportedly hit by an exploding whipped cream canister that was withdrawn from the market in 2013, officials and the company that makes the product said Thursday. The prosecutor’s office in the eastern city of Mulhouse said that an investigation is underway into Saturday’s death of Rebecca Burger and whether a faulty siphon on a high-pressure canister used to make and dispense whipped cream was at fault. The […]

  • Tribe wins! Carrasco strikes out 10 as Indians beat skidding Orioles 5-1

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Carlos Carrasco struck out 10, Francisco Lindor homered and the Cleveland Indians defeated the skidding Baltimore Orioles 5-1 Wednesday night for their seventh win in eight games. Carrasco (8-3) allowed seven hits and walked none over six-plus innings to win his third straight start. The right-hander struck out every Baltimore starter except Trey Mancini to reach double figures in strikeouts for the 11th time in his career. Not only did the Orioles lose for the 10th time […]

  • AP source: Cavaliers owner, Billups meeting for 2nd time

    CLEVELAND — Chauncey Billups once competed against the Cleveland Cavaliers as a player. He could be joining them. Billups met with team owner Dan Gilbert on Wednesday for the second straight day to discuss an executive position with the Cavaliers, who are regrouping after losing in the Finals. Gilbert could be close to offering a job to Billups, according to a person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the talks. Billups […]

  • Machado hits 2 HRs, has 4 RBIs as Orioles beat Indians 6-5

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Manny Machado went 4 for 4, homered twice and drove in four runs to help the Baltimore Orioles beat Cleveland 6-5 on Tuesday night and end the Indians’ six-game winning streak. After the Orioles rallied from a 5-2 deficit to pull even, Machado doubled off Bryan Shaw (1-2) in the seventh inning and scored on a double by Adam Jones. Machado’s first four-hit game since last August lifted his batting average 13 points to .227. He hit […]

  • Amazon aiming to be the dressing room in your house

    NEW YORK — Amazon is hoping to claim more territory once held by department stores, essentially placing a dressing room in your house. The company, which has been making a big push into selling clothes, is testing a new service that lets members of its Prime program try on styles before they put items on their charge card — at no upfront fee. Customers have seven days to decide what they like, and then pay only for what they keep. […]

  • AP source: Cavs owner, Billups meet about front-office job

    CLEVELAND (AP) — A person familiar with the talks says Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert met with former NBA star Chauncey Billups about a position in Cleveland’s front office. The meeting took place on Tuesday in Detroit, said the person who spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the negotiations. Gilbert is looking for a general manager after parting ways with David Griffin on Monday as the Cavs regrouped after losing to Golden State […]

  • Prodigy, half of rap duo Mobb Deep, dead at 42

    NEW YORK (AP) — Rapper Prodigy, a member of the hardcore New York hip-hop duo Mobb Deep, has died. He was 42. The rapper’s publicist said in a statement Tuesday that Prodigy was hospitalized a few days ago in Las Vegas “for complications caused by a sickle cell anemia crisis.” Prodigy has battled sickle cell since birth and was in Las Vegas for a performance. The exact cause of death was not clear, the representative said. TMZ released a story […]

  • Sean Spicer might be leaving White House podium

    WASHINGTON — White House press secretary Sean Spicer is seeking to take on a more strategic role that would give him a limited presence in the daily press briefings that have made him a prominent face of the Trump administration. A senior administration official and three people familiar with the potential changes said Monday that Spicer has discussed taking a more senior communications role at the White House. The three people said he has reached out to possible successors at […]

  • Ken gets a makeover! Cornrows, ‘beefy bod’ and new skin tones among new looks

    NEW YORK — He’s been overshadowed by Barbie for decades, but now Ken is finally getting some attention. Mattel is introducing 15 new looks for the male doll, giving him different skin tones, body shapes and hair styles. The makeover is part of the toy company’s plan to make its dolls more diverse and appeal to today’s kids. Barbie received a similar overhaul more than a year ago. Ken will be sold in three body shapes: “slim,” ”broad” and “original.” […]

  • Ohio to train investigators to identify human trafficking

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio plans to train the undercover agents who investigate liquor, tobacco and food stamp violations to identify and help victims of human trafficking. Ohio Gov. John Kasich  announced Monday that the Ohio Investigative Unit has formed anti-regional human trafficking groups to help youths and adults who may be potential victims. The agents will be trained to identify and support potential human trafficking victims they may encounter through regular law enforcement work. The initiative is part of ongoing […]

  • Kluber fires 3-hitter as Indians blank Orioles 12-0

    BALTIMORE — Corey Kluber pitched a three-hitter for his fifth career shutout, Jason Kipnis and Carlos Santana homered and the Cleveland Indians overpowered the Baltimore Orioles 12-0 Monday night for their season-high sixth straight victory. Santana and Austin Jackson had three RBIs apiece for the AL Central leaders, whose recent surge has lifted them to a season-best six games over .500 (37-31). SHO, 3 H, 11 Ks. Corey Kluber defines #AceStatus: https://t.co/tTKnSHofEO pic.twitter.com/CZS6xZCEiB — MLB (@MLB) June 20, 2017 Cleveland […]

  • Ohio group vows to keep pressure on Indians logo despite Supreme Court ruling

    WASHINGTON, DC – The head of an Ohio American Indian group says a Supreme Court decision to strike down the disparagement clause in trademark law won’t affect efforts to get the Cleveland Indians to change their Chief Wahoo logo and nickname. Philip Yenyo, executive director of the American Indian Movement of Ohio, says he does not think Monday’s court ruling will help teams like the Washington Redskins and Indians keep monikers that some find offensive. Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said […]