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  • Clevinger fans 10, Indians tame Yankees 8-4 for 4-game split

    NEW YORK — Mike Clevinger struck out 10 in five shutout innings, Mike Freeman had three extra-base hits and the Cleveland Indians tamed the New York Yankees 8-4 Sunday for a four-game split between AL pennant contenders. A day after manager Aaron Boone and two other Yankees were ejected for again ranting against umpires, it was a relatively quiet afternoon. Miffed by a strike three call against rookie Mike Ford, Boone merely threw his hands up and walked down the […]

  • Man riding bus fatally shot after gunfire breaks out in Cincinnati neighborhood, police say

    CINCINNATI, Ohio — Police say a man riding a bus has been fatally shot after gunfire broke out in a Cincinnati neighborhood Cincinnati police say 21-year-old Neko Larkin was a passenger on a Metro bus around 9 p.m. Saturday when there was an exchange of gunfire outside the vehicle in North Avondale. Police say a bullet apparently came through the bus and struck Larkin. Investigators say the bus driver immediately drove to a hospital to get help for the wounded […]

  • The Champ again! Miocic stops Cormier, reclaims heavyweight belt at UFC 241

    ANAHEIM, Calif. — Stipe Miocic stopped Daniel Cormier with a barrage of punches in the fourth round, reclaiming his heavyweight title with a stunning comeback victory at UFC 241 on Saturday night. Nate Diaz also returned from a three-year hiatus with a dominant decision victory over Anthony Pettis at Honda Center. Miocic (19-3) appeared to be losing the first three rounds of his rematch with Cormier (22-2), who added the heavyweight belt to his light heavyweight title by stopping Miocic […]

  • Gun control advocates host rallies across the country calling for new gun laws

    Gun control advocates rallied around the country on Saturday, seeking to pressure Congress to tighten the nation’s gun laws after the recent mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, Dayton, Ohio and Northern California. Demonstrators in Providence, Rhode Island, where several dozen people gathered. Some held signs that said, “Disarm Hate,” ”Enough” and “No One Needs a Weapon of War at Home.” In Baltimore, activists organized a march. Protesters in Charleston, West Virginia, carried signs that called for changing Congress if […]

  • Boone, Gardner, Yanks hammer umps in 6-5 win over Indians

    NEW YORK — Manager Aaron Boone, Brett Gardner and the New York Yankees again hammered away at the umpires, this time in prolonged rants that brought several members of the team spilling onto the field, while beating the Cleveland Indians 6-5 Saturday. Gleyber Torres hit two home runs and Didi Gregorius and DJ LeMahieu also connected for the AL East-leading Yankees. But what really fired up the crowd of 47,347 at Yankee Stadium occurred in the sixth inning after Cameron […]

  • Governor DeWine dismisses proposal to use fentanyl for executions

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine is dismissing a legislator’s proposal to use the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl to execute death row inmates as the state struggles to find a drug combination to carry out lethal injections. The Columbus Dispatch reports the Republican governor says fentanyl, which has led to thousands of fatal overdoses in Ohio, isn’t an option and likely would not pass “constitutional muster.” Rep. Scott Wiggam, a Wooster Republican, began seeking co-sponsors this week for a bill to […]

  • Thousands of strangers say goodbye to El Paso shooting victim after man with ‘no other family’ invited public to wife’s funeral

    EL PASO, Texas — Thousands of strangers from Los Angeles to Tucson have come to El Paso, Texas, to say goodbye to an El Paso shooting victim after hearing that she had few family members. Antonio Basco is scheduled Saturday to bury his long-time companion, 63-year-old Margie Reckard, who was killed by a gunman who opened fire at an El Paso Walmart this month. Attendees waited more than two hours in 100-degree temperatures on Friday after Basco invited the public […]

  • Medical examiner rules Epstein death a suicide by hanging

    NEW YORK — Jeffrey Epstein‘s prison death has been ruled a suicide by hanging, the medical examiner’s office said Friday. Epstein, 66, was found dead in his cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York City on Aug. 10, touching off outrage and disbelief over how such a high-profile prisoner, known for socializing with powerful people including presidents Donald Trump and Bill Clinton, could have gone unwatched. The Bureau of Prisons said Epstein had apparently killed himself, but that […]

  • Couple accused of faking baby’s birth, death to scam gifts

    FRIEDENS, Pa. — A Pennsylvania couple is accused of faking the birth and death of a baby to obtain more than $600 in donations and gifts from friends and family. State police on Thursday charged Geoffrey and Kaycee Lang with theft by deception and receiving stolen property. Authorities say the couple posted a photo on Facebook of a baby. They said the child was born July 3 but died hours later. Authorities say the photo matched the appearance of a […]

  • Earnhardt takes weekend off after plane crash near Bristol

      ELIZABETHTON, Tennessee — Dale Earnhardt Jr. will take the weekend off from broadcasting to be with his wife and daughter after the three were in a plane crash landing Thursday near Bristol Motor Speedway. The 44-year-old television analyst and retired driver was taken to a hospital for evaluation after the crash in east Tennessee. Earnhardt was with wife Amy, 15-month-old daughter Isla, a dog and two pilots. “We’re incredibly grateful that Dale, his wife Amy, daughter Isla, and the […]

  • 7-year-old shot and killed after startling man sleeping on couch, police say

    MONTGOMERY, Ala.— Police in Alabama say a 7-year-old child was shot and killed after startling a man who had been sleeping on the couch in his home. In a news release, Montgomery police say 7-year-old Omarion Greenhouse was fatally shot in his home shortly before 1 a.m. Friday. Police have charged 32-year-old Willie Sankey with capital murder in the child’s death. Sankey is being held without bond at the Montgomery County Detention Facility. The police department said an investigation determined […]

  • Police seek to question man in NYC after pressure cookers prompt evacuations

    NEW YORK  — Three abandoned devices that looked like pressure cookers prompted an evacuation of a major lower Manhattan subway station and closed off an intersection in another part of town Friday morning before police determined the objects were not explosives. Police were looking to talk to a man seen on surveillance video taking two of the devices, which they identified as rice cookers, out of a shopping cart and placing them in the subway station. But police emphasized that […]

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