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Heyward hits walk-off slam in 9th, Cubs beat Phillies 7-5

CHICAGO (AP) — Jason Heyward hit a game-ending grand slam off Adam Morgan with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Chicago Cubs a 7-5 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday night. Heyward’s drive sent the Cubs to their eighth win in 10...
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Fans using cell phones cause brief delay at Fenway

BOSTON (AP) — Fans using their cell phone lights caused a brief delay when the Detroit Tigers were batting in the seventh inning at Fenway Park Wednesday night. It started to grow with one out in the seventh of Boston’s 7-1 win and circled the stands when...
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Mystery ailment leads US to evacuate more workers from China

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States has evacuated several more government workers out of the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou after medical testing revealed they might have been affected by unexplained health incidents that have already hurt U.S. personnel in Cuba, the...
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Leader of corrupt Baltimore police unit to be sentenced

BALTIMORE (AP) — An ex-leader of a rogue Baltimore police unit is scheduled to be sentenced in federal court. Former Gun Trace Task Force leader Sgt. Wayne Jenkins pleaded guilty in January to charges including racketeering and robbery. His plea agreement calls for a...
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Bottom of Rockies’ order comes up big in 6-3 win over Reds

CINCINNATI (AP) — With the top of the Rockies’ lineup struggling to do much of anything, the guys who bat at the bottom did all the damage in their latest win. Ian Desmond hit a two-run homer , and Gerardo Parra and Tony Wolters each drove in a pair of runs Wednesday...
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Santiago beats former team as White Sox top Twins

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Tim Anderson had two hits and drove in two runs and Hector Santiago earned the victory against his former team as the Chicago White Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 5-2 on Wednesday night. Santiago (2-2), who pitched for Minnesota the past two seasons, fared...
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School shooting panel to discuss student diversion programs

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The task force investigating the Florida high school shooting massacre is set to discuss student diversion programs, school security and campus police. The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission is meeting Thursday and Friday as...
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National Guardsman killed in flash flood to be laid to rest

SEVERN, Md. (AP) — A Maryland National Guardsman who died while trying to help a woman during a flash flood will be laid to rest. The funeral for 39-year-old Staff Sgt. Eddison Hermond of Severn, Maryland, will be held Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to noon at The Church at...
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Astros use big 7th inning to get 7-5 win over Mariners

HOUSTON (AP) — Evan Gattis hit a two-run homer early and Yuli Gurriel added a two-RBI single in a four-run seventh inning that lifted the Houston Astros to a 7-5 win over the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday night. The victory ends a three-game skid for Houston and snaps a...
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Explore an abandoned Chinese village now engulfed by nature

HOUTOUWAN, China (AP) — Blanketed with greenery, the ghost town is perched atop cliffs looking west into sea mists obscuring the horizon. Abandoned homes ravaged by weather and creeping vines stand silent but for the surf, the whine of mosquitos, and birdsong. This is...
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