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Friday’s Scoreboard

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...

Utah man wrongly accused of drugging officer gets $50K

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah city has paid $50,000 to settle with a Subway worker who was wrongly accused of drugging a police officer’s drink in a case that made national headlines, its attorney said Thursday. The out-of-court settlement came after police in Layton,...

Ex-cop convicted of murder from days as alleged gang member

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A reputed gang member who beat a murder charge decades ago and went on to land a job as a police officer was convicted Thursday of the 30-year-old killing after DNA evidence put him at the crime scene. Pierre Romain, 53, was convicted in Los Angeles...

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...

Experimental defense unit funds new tech but faces skeptics

AP Photo/Philip Marcelo CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s administration is throwing its support to a Barack Obama-era effort enlisting startup companies to come up with solutions to the military’s toughest technological challenges. Secretary of...

High schooler dies when log falls on him in football drill

AP Photo/Frank Eltman FARMINGVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — A high school football player lifting a large log with teammates as part of a Navy SEALs-style drill was hit in the head by the log and died Thursday, raising questions about adapting such military training to young athletes....

High schooler dies when log falls on him in football drill

AP Photo/Frank Eltman FARMINGVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — A high school football player lifting a large log with teammates as part of a Navy SEALs-style drill was hit in the head by the log and died Thursday, raising questions about adapting such military training to young athletes....

Houston sued over possible denial of benefits to gay spouses

HOUSTON (AP) — Three city employees and their spouses who are concerned that Houston could be forced to stop paying benefits to same-sex spouses due to an ongoing civil case on Thursday sued the city, asking for a court order to stop any such action. The employees’...

Houston sued over possible denial of benefits to gay spouses

HOUSTON (AP) — Three city employees and their spouses who are concerned that Houston could be forced to stop paying benefits to same-sex spouses due to an ongoing civil case on Thursday sued the city, asking for a court order to stop any such action. The employees’...