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  • Miller, Braves spoil Billingsley's return, beat Phillies 9-0

    5 hours, 30 minutes ago

    (AP) ATLANTA (AP) — Shelby Miller threw his third career shutout, Freddie Freeman and Kelly Johnson hit homers to spoil Chad Billingsley's first start in more than two years, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 9-0 on Tuesday night. ...

  • Red Sox make 5 hits count, beat Rays 2-0

    5 hours, 30 minutes ago

    (AP) BOSTON (AP) — Mookie Betts homered to lead off the sixth inning — the first hit off Rays starter Drew Smyly — and added another in the eighth to lead the Boston Red Sox to a 2-0 victory over Tampa ...

  • Colon beats Baltimore once again, Mets snap shutout string

    5 hours, 38 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Bartolo Colon became the first pitcher in at least 100 years to beat the same opponent with seven different teams, stopping Baltimore once again and leading the New York Mets past the Orioles 3-2 Tuesday night. ...

  • Mets 3, Orioles 2

    5 hours, 43 minutes ago

    (AP) Baltimore New York ab r h bi ab r h bi Machd 3b 4 1 1 1 Grndrs rf 3 0 1 0 Pareds 2b 4 0 1 0 Lagars cf 4 0 0 0 A.Jones cf 4 0 1 ...

  • Governor: Michigan voters defeat tax increases for road work

    5 hours, 53 minutes ago

    (AP) LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder says Michigan voters have resoundingly defeated tax increases to pump $1.2 billion more a year into deteriorating roads. Before all returns had been counted, Snyder said in a statement Tuesday night that the ...

  • US gives farmers approval to spray crops from drones

    6 hours, 26 minutes ago

    (AP) FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A drone large enough to carry tanks of fertilizers and pesticides has won rare approval from federal authorities to spray crops in the United States. Steve Markofski of Yamaha Corp. U.S.A. said Tuesday that the Federal ...

  • Maya Moore will sign contract with Lynx soon

    6 hours, 44 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Fear not Minnesota Lynx fans, Maya Moore isn't going anywhere. The restricted free agent hasn't signed her contract yet, but said that it's only a matter of time before she does. "It literally has just been ...

  • Duke seeks delay in suit over North Carolina coal ash spill

    6 hours, 47 minutes ago

    (AP) DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge is considering Duke Energy's request for a six-month halt of a shareholder lawsuit prompted by a massive coal ash spill in North Carolina while the company tries to resolve related lawsuits and finalize ...

  • Trial of NY nursing home employees in patient death begins

    6 hours, 57 minutes ago

    (AP) RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (AP) — Five employees of a suburban New York nursing home are defending themselves against charges they disregarded alarms for more than two hours, leading to the death of a 72-year-old bedridden patient who was not connected to ...

  • SEC lawsuit accuses company of fraud in 'man camp' projects

    7 hours, 6 minutes ago

    (AP) FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A company that sold investments in housing developments for workers in the North Dakota oil patch ran an illegal fraud scheme that bilked investors out of millions of dollars, state and federal authorities said Tuesday. The ...

  • Uber says it is leaving Kansas after new regulations set

    7 hours, 13 minutes ago

    (AP) TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Ride-hailing company Uber said Tuesday that it is pulling out of Kansas after the Republican-dominated Legislature overruled GOP Gov. Sam Brownback and imposed new regulations on such services. It was the first time a Brownback veto ...

  • Topeka man charged with conspiracy in Fort Riley bomb plot

    7 hours, 14 minutes ago

    (AP) WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Topeka man has been charged with conspiracy in a plot to bomb the Fort Riley military base. A court document unsealed Tuesday but initially filed April 23 alleges Alexander Blair conspired with John T. Booker ...

  • Cigarette tax hike could be even steeper to close budget gap

    7 hours, 15 minutes ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Michael Roberson wants to raise the cigarette tax even more than Gov. Brian Sandoval proposed in an effort to plug a budget hole. The Republican lawmaker said Tuesday that he wants to ...

  • Man admits pointing laser at aircraft near New York airport

    7 hours, 22 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — A man who aimed a laser pointer at planes near New York's LaGuardia Airport has pleaded guilty to a federal charge. Elehecer Balaguer (behl-ah-GWEHR') entered the plea Tuesday in Manhattan federal court. He told a judge ...

  • Woods has memories of Peete, but never a meeting

    7 hours, 27 minutes ago

    (AP) PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Calvin Peete competed in The Players Championship for the last time a year before Tiger Woods turned pro. Woods said he never had a chance to meet him, though he was well aware of ...

  • Obama, Biden tell Kurdish leader US stands by unified Iraq

    7 hours, 33 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden told the president of the Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq that the United States remains committed to a united, federal and democratic Iraq. The White House says Obama and ...

  • Man accused of shooting Idaho officer, stealing patrol car

    7 hours, 38 minutes ago

    (AP) SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A man has been charged with attempted murder in the shooting of a Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, police officer. 26-year-old Jonathan Renfro made his initial court appearance Tuesday afternoon and was charged with attempted murder, theft of ...

  • Puerto Rico rejects smoking marijuana for medicinal purposes

    7 hours, 42 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Smoking marijuana for medicinal purposes will not be allowed in Puerto Rico, but cannabis derivatives could be consumed in other ways, government officials said Tuesday as they provided more details on the governor's weekend ...

  • Italy's UN mission says 300 migrants rescued off coast

    7 hours, 42 minutes ago

    (AP) UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Italy's U.N. mission says 300 migrants have been rescued in the Mediterranean sea. In a tweet sent Tuesday, the mission said the migrants had just been rescued by coast guard, 80 miles (130 kilometers) from Italian ...

  • TIPOFF: Paul '50-50' for Clippers; Bulls' Rose ready to play

    7 hours, 44 minutes ago

    (AP) Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers thinks the odds are 50-50 point guard Chris Paul will return on Wednesday night to try to help the Clippers build a 2-0 lead over the Houston Rockets in the Western Conference semifinals. Chicago ...

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