Ashton Eaton races out to big lead in decathlon at worlds

BEIJING (AP) — The clock by the track isn’t broken, Ashton Eaton. You really did run that fast. The defending decathlon champion thought for sure there was some sort of malfunction after seeing 45.00 seconds displayed in big, bold numerals as he finished the 400...

Mariners fire general manager Jack Zduriencik

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners fired general manager Jack Zduriencik on Friday after seven disappointing seasons during which the club failed to end its playoff drought. Team President Kevin Mather announced the decision to fire Zduriencik, with assistant general...

Mariners fire general manager Jack Zduriencik

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners fired general manager Jack Zduriencik on Friday after seven disappointing seasons during which the club failed to end its playoff drought. Team President Kevin Mather announced the decision to fire Zduriencik, with assistant general...

Layout Visit — Part IV

Milepost 988 After passing Pittsburgh Junction, we head on towards Nelms Mine & Tipple. This part of the Wheeling traverses through an area in Eastern Ohio that is rich in coal deposits. The original reason for the construction of the Wheeling & Lake Erie was to connect...

Mariners fire general manager Jack Zduriencik

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners have fired general manager Jack Zduriencik after seven disappointing seasons during which the club failed to end its playoff drought. Team President Kevin Mather announced the decision to fire Zduriencik on Friday. Assistant general...

Bush returns to New Orleans for 10th anniversary of Katrina

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former President George W. Bush is returning Friday to New Orleans – the scene of one of his presidency’s lowest points – to tout the region’s recovery from the nation’s costliest natural disaster on the 10th anniversary of...

Ukraine asks Russia for lower gas prices for winter season

MOSCOW (AP) — Emboldened by a deal with international creditors to write down part of its debt, Ukraine on Friday asked Russia for lower gas prices for the winter season….

US Open women’s final sells out before men’s final

NEW YORK (AP) — With Serena Williams on the verge of making history, the U.S. Open women’s final has sold out before the men’s title match. Tournament officials don’t have complete records but believe this is the first time that has happened. If Williams...

Only bronze for US in 2 hurdles finals; Schippers wins 200

BEIJING (AP) — On a night when the United States was looking for five medals in the two sprint hurdle races at the world championships, only Aries Merritt delivered — a bronze for the kidney patient that should feel like gold. The world-record holder will be flying...

Benedictine monk relaxing atop wind turbine spotted by drone

PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (AP) — A Benedictine monk who works at a private Rhode Island school has discovered that finding solitude is no easy feat, even 175 feet in the air. Brother Joseph Byron was recently relaxing atop the Portsmouth Abbey School’s wind turbine — as...