• Jennings gets 1st win, Marlins top Orioles 1-0 in 13 innings

    Updated: 9 min ago

    MIAMI (AP) — New Miami Marlins manager Dan Jennings splashed around in the nightclub swimming pool adjacent to the team's clubhouse, surrounded by a dozen of his players whooping it up shortly before midnight. The Marlins played six games and went 13 innings Saturday before managing a 1-0 victory over Baltimore for Jennings. Then they threw a celebration worth waiting for. Jennings was unable to pinpoint who dunked him in the pool. "No, the shaving cream pretty well blocked my vision," he said with a laugh. "It's the best, dirtiest bath I've ever had." Martin Prado started the fun with a two-out, bases-loaded single in the 13th and the Marlins broke an eight-game losing streak, improving to 1-8 on a homestand th

  • Protests, arrests after Ohio officer's acquittal in 2 deaths

    Updated: 12 min ago

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Police in riot gear made numerous arrests overnight as protesters took to the streets after a judge found a city police officer not guilty in the deaths of two unarmed black suspects killed in a barrage of police gunfire. Michael Brelo, 31, faces administrative charges while remaining suspended without pay after his acquittal Saturday on two counts of voluntary manslaughter, but he no longer faces the prospect of prison. The anxious city now awaits a decision on criminal charges against a white officer in the fatal shooting of a black 12-year-old boy with a pellet gun. Brelo and 12 other officers fired 137 shots at a car with Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams inside it on Nov. 29, 2012.

  • Putin signs Russian law to shut 'undesirable' organizations

    Updated: 29 min ago

    MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin signed a bill into law Saturday giving prosecutors the power to declare foreign and international organizations "undesirable" in Russia and shut them down. Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International have condemned the measure as part of an "ongoing draconian crackdown which is squeezing the life out of civil society." The law is part of a Kremlin campaign to stifle dissent that intensified after Putin began his third term in 2012. His return to the presidency had been accompanied by mass street protests that Putin accused the United States of fomenting. Russian suspicions of Western intentions have been further heightened because of tensions over Russia's role in the conflict in Ukra

  • Hawaii groups plant coconut trees, protest against Monsanto

    Updated: 33 min ago

    HONOLULU (AP) — Demonstrators spent Saturday planting coconut trees and waving signs in rallies across the Hawaiian Islands as part of an international day of protests against agriculture business Monsanto. The protesters complained about the impacts that companies like Monsanto have on the community when they spray fields with chemical pesticides. They say they want agribusiness companies to stop using Hawaii as a testing ground for pesticides and genetically modified foods. "Get off the island," said Diane Marshall, a Honolulu teacher. "I would like to see them close up shop." In Waikiki, a man wore a gas mask in front of a statue of surfer Duke Kahanamoku to demonstrate the dangers of pesticides.

  • Wilson gives up 2 HRs to Napoli, Angels' lose 8-3 to Red Sox

    Updated: 33 min ago

    BOSTON (AP) — C.J. Wilson actually may have been one of the few Los Angeles pitchers who had decent success against former teammate Mike Napoli. It didn't matter. Napoli hit two homers and drove in three runs, carrying the Boston Red Sox to an 8-3 win over the Angels on Saturday night. Coming into the game, Napoli hit just .194 with one homer and six RBIs against Wilson. "My numbers against Nap are, I'd say, good overall," Wilson said. "So it's an anomaly tonight to give up two home runs. He's got one homer off me before tonight, it was because I threw him like six back-door cutters in a row in Anaheim in 2011, so that's the last time he hit a homer off me." Napoli improved his numbers to .327 with 17 home

  • SRLC: Republican activists get legal briefing on EPA's power plant plan for carbon emissions

    Updated: 35 min ago

    The Environmental Protection Agency wants to reduce those emissions 30 percent from 2005 levels by 2030. The panelists — West Virginia’s attorney general and an attorney working on behalf of coal company Peabody Energy Corp. — painted a dire picture of the electricity market if the proposal is put in place. “The Clean Power Plan is a clear power grab,” said Patrick Morrisey, the West Virginia attorney general who led more than a dozen states in a lawsuit against the proposed rules. They also can increase power plant efficiency, switch from coal to natural gas, add renewable energy and reduce consumer demand for electricity.

  • Gordon, Volquez lead KC over Cards in rain-shortened game

    Updated: 41 min ago

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Expecting some rain, the Kansas City Royals tried to rush their way through five innings to make it an official game, and came away with a shortened win. Alex Gordon hit a two-run homer, Edinson Volquez pitched six solid innings and the Royals beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 Saturday night in a game called in the sixth inning due to rain. Volquez acknowledged he was rushing his throws with rain looming. "I was kind of hurrying my throws a little bit," Volquez said. "I knew the rain was coming. I was trying to get past the fifth inning. I did it, too." The Royals improved to 28-14, the best record in the majors. The game was stopped as Kansas City came to bat in the sixth, and was called

  • Napoli blasts 2 HRs in Boston's 8-3 win over Angels

    Updated: 49 min ago

    BOSTON (AP) — Mike Napoli's timing at the plate returned at the perfect time for the struggling Boston Red Sox. Napoli smacked two homers and drove in three runs, Steven Wright pitched six-plus solid innings and the Red Sox snapped a three-game losing streak with an 8-3 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday night. "It's been impressive to see what he's done against that team," Boston manager John Farrell said. "I think more importantly for us, he's on time. It's more consistent than what we've seen in a number of years from Nap. It couldn't come at a better time." Napoli has tormented the Angels since leaving the club that originally drafted him, hitting .327 with 17 homers and 32 RBIs in 46 games.

  • Curry, Golden State rout Houston 115-80 to take 3-0 lead

    Updated: 50 min ago

    HOUSTON (AP) — Stephen Curry scored 40 points and the Golden State Warriors made it look easy, beating the Houston Rockets 115-80 on Saturday night to take a 3-0 lead in the Western Conference finals. The Warriors won the first two games by just five points combined. There would be no such drama in this one, with Curry leading them to a 26-point advantage in the second quarter. Now the baby-faced MVP has Golden State just one victory away from its first trip to the NBA Finals since 1975. Game 4 is Monday night in Houston. Curry was unstoppable, making seven 3-pointers to break the NBA record for most 3s in the playoffs in a season with 64.

  • Jailed Venezuelan leader starts hunger strike, urges protest

    Updated: 55 min ago

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez said he is beginning a hunger strike and called for a mass anti-government protest next week in a video leaked Saturday. Lopez has been held in a military prison for more than a year on charges related to his role in leading protests against the South American country's socialist administration last year. In the video, the former Caracas area mayor repeats his charge that the government is corrupt and incompetent, and he accuses authorities of killing dozens of people during the 2014 protests, which saw more than 40 deaths. The video comes after Venezuela's currency lost a quarter of its value over the last week.

  • Local media: Burundi opposition figure shot dead in capital

    Updated: 56 min ago

    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The leader of a Burundi opposition party was killed Saturday by unknown assailants in the nation's capital, Bujumbura, local media reported. Iwacu, a prominent news organization in Burundi, reported on its website that Zedi Feruzi of the UPD-Zigamibanga party was slain late Saturday in a drive-by shooting in which at least one of his bodyguards was also killed. Feruzi was outside his house when a car approached and its occupants sprayed him with bullets, according to Iwacu. His killing, which took place in Bujumbura's Ngangara district, is likely to raise tensions in this Central African country that has been hit by political unrest since the announcement late last month that President Pierre Nk

  • Women's walk across Koreas' DMZ denied; they cross on bus

    Updated: 57 min ago

    DORASAN STATION, South Korea (AP) — International women activists including Gloria Steinem and two Nobel Peace laureates have been denied an attempt to walk across the Demilitarized Zone dividing North and South Korea, but are allowed to cross by bus. The group of 30 women from 15 countries made a final appeal to authorities to allow them to walk across the demarcation line but were turned down. The North allowed a South Korean bus to cross the demarcation line to pick them up on the North side of the DMZ and transport them over the border to South Korea. United Nations Command officials met the group inside the DMZ after they crossed the demarcation line, and allowed them to march again after the final checkpoint on the so

  • Ohio patrolman's acquittal in 2 deaths sets off protests

    Updated: 58 min ago

    CLEVELAND (AP) — The acquittal of a white Cleveland police officer Saturday set off angry but mostly orderly protests while shining little light on how an event that started with a car backfiring could end in a 137-shot barrage, the patrolman firing from the hood of the car and the deaths of two unarmed black suspects. Michael Brelo, 31, put his head in his hands as the judge issued the verdict followed by angry, but peaceful, protests outside the courthouse. Police blocked furious protesters from going inside while across the city others held a mock funeral with some carrying signs asking, "Will I be next?" As demonstrations continued into the night, police in riot gear made multiple arrests.

  • The Latest in Cleveland: Multiple arrests after verdict

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    11:18 p.m. Cleveland police say more than a dozen arrests have been made at one location during protests Saturday night over the acquittal of a patrolman charged in the deaths of two unarmed black suspects after a high-speed chase. Deputy police chief Wayne Drummond says the protesters were arrested for failing to disperse from an alley in the city's Warehouse District on downtown's west side. Dozens of Cleveland police officers and state highway patrol troopers lined the alley, with some protesters standing and argued with police by the alley for several minutes. Several other people were arrested downtown during protests, with police posting on Twitter shortly before 9:30 p.m. Saturday night that officers had ma

  • Back from the brink: Bolder Boulder runner who collapsed in 2013 is ready to run again

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    Robert Fowler was just 1 kilometer from the finish line of the 2013 Bolder Boulder when he collapsed and his world went dark. Fowler, a 65-year-old La Junta pharmacist, suffered a massive heart attack as he neared the conclusion of the 10K race, his heart absent a functional heartbeat for about 24 minutes. In the face of daunting odds, through the immediate intervention by fellow runners — including a cardiologist and two other doctors — and race paramedics, Fowler was revived.

  • The Latest on flooding: Music festival evacuated in Oklahoma

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — 10:20 p.m. A music festival in Oklahoma is being evacuated because of inclement weather. Officials with the Rocklahoma festival in Pryor, about 50 miles west of Tulsa, urged attendees around 9 p.m. to head to their cars or the nearby camping area to wait out the incoming weather. They later stressed the campgrounds were not being evacuated. The Oklahoma Department of Transportation says at least 15 highways have been closed across the state due to high water from the recent flooding. It also caused damage to a gas station and mall in Oklahoma City. Evacuation orders have been issued in Elk City, Oklahoma, and Wichita Falls, Texas, amid warnings from the National Weather Service about potenti

  • Thousands evacuated in Nepal after landslide blocks river

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Thousands of people fled villages and towns along a mountain river in in northwest Nepal on Sunday after it was blocked by a landslide that could burst and cause flash floods, officials said. The landslide created a dam and a lake 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) long on the Kaligandaki River, said government administrator Yam Bahadur Chokhal. Residents living on the banks of the river were moved to higher grounds for fear the river could burst and send flash floods through the area north of Beni Bazaar, about 200 kilometers (125 miles) northwest of the capital, Kathmandu. Soldiers and police officers were sent to monitor the river and help and warn the villagers.

  • Lyles suffers sprained toe as Rockies fall to Giants 10-8

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    DENVER (AP) — Poor weather and bad luck continue to plague Jordan Lyles and the Colorado Rockies. Lyles got off to a strong start before a sprained toe derailed his outing and the San Francisco Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 10-8 in the opener of a day-night doubleheader Saturday at rain-soaked Coors Field. The game, a makeup of an April 26 rainout, was delayed at the start by 2 hours, 15 minutes by heavy showers. More rain was in the forecast for the second game when the Giants sought their first nine-game winning streak since winning 10 in a row in May 2004. It appeared Lyles would stop the Giants' win streak at eight games when he cruised through the lineup in the first three innings.

  • SRLC: Ben Carson wins GOP conference straw poll

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    Every other current of potential GOP presidential candidate got single digits, and none got more than 5 percent. Rounding out the top ten were New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie; former Texas Gov. Rick Perry; former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush; U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, of Kentucky; U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, of Florida; Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal; and former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina. The survey was conducted over three days by the Oklahoma City firm SoonerPoll. Bill Shapard, the company’s founder, said 958 of the approximately 1,400 people who attended the conference responded to the poll. Of those voting, 75 percent were from Oklahoma. The votes from Oklahoma, Texas and Arkansas made up 90 percent of the total.

  • Orioles reliever leaves game after umps inspect his forearm

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    MIAMI (AP) — Baltimore Orioles reliever Brian Matusz has left the game against the Miami Marlins in the 12th inning after the umpire crew chief inspected the left-hander's right forearm. With the score 0-0, Matusz retired the first two batters before new Marlins manager Dan Jennings approached home plate umpire Jordan Baker. Baker and crew chief Paul Emmel then went to the mound to talk with Matusz. Orioles manager Buck Showalter joined the conversation, and there was no argument from him as Matusz left the game. The Brewers' Will Smith was suspended for eight games by Major League Baseball on Friday for having a foreign substance on his arm in Thursday's loss to the Braves.




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