Yankees pitcher Pineda to have Tommy John surgery Tuesday

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — New York Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda is set to have Tommy John surgery this week, likely putting him out of action until at least late next year. The Yankees said Pineda will have surgery Tuesday to repair a torn ligament in his right elbow. New York...

White House briefing is off-camera again

White House press secretary Sean Spicer speaks to members of the media in the Brady Briefing room of the White House in Washington, Monday, July 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) NEW YORK (AP) — Cameras remained off Monday at the White House press briefing on...

Illinois school dorm director teaches dog to bark in whisper

GREENVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A resident director who lives in a dorm at a college in southern Illinois has taught his dog to bark in a whisper. Brian Gertler lives in an apartment with his wife and 1-year-old dog Dudley inside a freshman dorm at Greenville University , about 50...

Zimmerman sets franchise HR record, Nationals beat Reds 6-1

Washington Nationals’ Ryan Zimmerman runs the bases after hitting a solo home run off Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Scott Feldman in the first inning of a baseball game, Monday, July 17, 2017, in Cincinnati. Zimmerman’s became the Nationals’ career home run...

Flood victims ‘heard a roar, and it was on top of them’

A Navajo County rescuer searches the riverbank under the bridge where one body was recovered in Tonto National Park, Monday, July 17, 2017. Rescuers continue the search for a missing 27-year-old man, who was swept downriver with more than a dozen others when floodwaters inundated...

Permits required before repairing damaged structures in floodplain

The City of Findlay is reminding residents that all structures within the 100-year floodplain require permits for repairs. The city says that for properties in the 100-year flood plain that sustained flood damage and have flood insurance, one of the following must be submitted to...

Houston Rockets owner Alexander is selling team

Chris Paul waves to fans after being introduced as the newest member of the Houston Rockets Friday, July 14, 2017, in Houston. The nine-time All-Star was traded from the Los Angeles Clippers late last month. Joining Paul on stage, from left to right, are Rockets announcer Craig...

Venezuelan opposition calls for nationwide strike

National Assembly first Vice President Freddy Guevara speaks to the press accompanied by fellow lawmakers in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, July 17, 2017. Venezuelan opposition leaders called Monday for escalated street protests after more than 7 million people rejected a government...

Redskins QB Cousins to play another season on franchise tag

FILE – In this Jan. 1, 2017, file photo, Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) passes during the first half of an NFL football game against the New York Giants, in Landover, Md. Cousins is expected to play a second consecutive season on the franchise tag unless...

Relatives demand answers in fatal Minnesota police shooting

This undated photo provided by Stephen Govel/www.stephengovel.com shows Justine Damond, of Sydney, Australia, who was fatally shot by by police in Minneapolis on Saturday, July 15, 2017. Authorities say that officers were responding to a 911 call about a possible assault when the...