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MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL American League East Division W L Pct GB Boston 65 49 .570 — New York 60 53 .531 4½ Tampa Bay 59 57 .509 7 Baltimore 56 58 .491 9 Toronto 54 60 .474 11 Central Division W L Pct GB Cleveland 60 52 .536 — Minnesota 57 56 .504 3½ Kansas City 57 57...

New hope for endangered eels, Japanese summer delicacy

AP Photo/Sherry Zheng FUJISAWA, Japan (AP) — The Japanese summer delicacy of roasted eel, braised with a tangy sauce and sprinkled with prickly mountain pepper, is in question as the creatures with their mysterious migrations become increasingly endangered. Soaring demand...

Scaramucci, magazine at odds over his profanity-laced call

AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais NEW YORK (AP) — Anthony Scaramucci says his profanity-laced phone call that preceded his ouster as White House communications director was recorded without his permission. But a representative for The New Yorker on Thursday notes that...

California court orders billionaire to reopen beloved beach

HALF MOON BAY, Calif. (AP) — A San Francisco Bay Area billionaire needs to open an access road to a beloved beach, upholding a lower court ruling against a co-founder of a giant tech company, a California appeals court ruled. The First District Court of Appeals in San...

Appeals court orders billionaire to open beach access

HALF MOON BAY, Calif. (AP) — A California appeals court says a San Francisco Bay-area billionaire needs to open an access road to a beloved beach, upholding a lower court ruling against a co-founder of a giant tech company. The First District Court of Appeals in San...

Mexican singer: I knew suspect, but not as drug trafficker

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican norteno singer Julio Cesar Alvarez says he knew suspected drug trafficker Raul Flores Hernandez, but only as a businessman and the owner of a club where he performed. The U.S. Treasury Department says the singer, better known as...

Department stores _ except Nordstrom _ see sales metric drop

AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews NEW YORK (AP) — It’s still a pretty rough time to be a department store. Macy’s, Kohl’s and Dillard’s all said Thursday that a key sales figure fell again in the latest quarter as customers increasingly shop online, at...

Credit Suisse bans trading of Venezuelan bonds

NEW YORK (AP) — Credit Suisse has banned the trading and use of Venezuelan bonds, as the political and financial crisis in the South American country escalates. The bank will no longer trade, nor accept as collateral, two specific types of Venezuelan securities as well as...

More Uber woes: Exec resigns, investor sues ousted CEO

AP Photo/Eric Gay DETROIT (AP) — Uber Technologies Inc. faced a fresh round of turmoil Thursday, with its global operations chief resigning and a major investor suing the ride-hailing company’s former CEO. Ryan Graves told Uber staff in an email Thursday that he will...

Court upholds long sentence for subject of film 'Bernie'

TEXARKANA, Texas (AP) — A Texas appeals court has upheld the 99-year prison sentence given to a mortician who was the subject of the 2011 film “Bernie.” The 6th Texas Court of Appeals in Texarkana on Wednesday upheld the sentence given to Bernie Tiede...