Cubs Call Up Peralta To Help Struggling Bullpen

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Chicago Cubs have promoted right-hander Joel Peralta from the minors to help their bullpen for the start of a series at the Cincinnati Reds. The Cubs signed the 40-year-old reliever this month after he was released by Seattle, where he was 1-0 with a 5.40...

Governor Wants Whitewater Center Review After Visitor Dies

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory says there needs to be a review of oversight for the U.S. National Whitewater Center following the death of an Ohio teenager who contracted an infection after she visited the park. McCrory told The Charlotte Observer on...

George W. Bush To Campaign In August For Ohio’s GOP Senator

CINCINNATI (AP) — Former president George W. Bush plans a campaign stop in Ohio later this summer on behalf of incumbent GOP U.S. senator Rob Portman. Corry Bliss, a Portman spokesman, confirmed Monday the visit by Bush on Aug. 2 to a private fundraiser at Cincinnati’s...

Losses To Cleveland Leave Tigers In A Hole

DETROIT (AP) — When the Detroit Tigers won the AL Central every year from 2011-14, the title often seemed to come down to a handful of head-to-head matchups between the champions and their closest challengers. The Tigers consistently won those games during that impressive...

Call For Review Of Whitewater Center After Amoeba Death

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory says there needs to be a review of oversight for the U.S. National Whitewater Center following the death of an Ohio teenager who contracted an infection after she visited the park. McCrory told The Charlotte Observer on...

Man Gets 15 Years For Human Smuggling, Virtual Slave Labor

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The ringleader of a scheme that smuggled teens into the U.S. and kept them as virtual slaves at an Ohio egg farm has been sentenced to just over 15 years in prison. A federal judge in Toledo said Aroldo Castillo-Serrano will be deported to his native Guatemala...

The Latest: Brown Says Warren Should Take DNA Test

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. presidential campaign (all times EDT): 2:08 p.m. A Donald Trump ally is suggesting that Elizabeth Warren take a DNA test to clear up controversy over her heritage. Former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown, who lost his Senate race to Warren...

Ex-student Gets Life Term For Killing Baby At Sorority House

ZANESVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A former college student accused of giving birth in a sorority house bathroom and killing her baby girl by disposing of her in a trash bag was sentenced Monday to life in prison without parole. Emile Weaver, 21, was found guilty by a jury last month of...

Clinton’s VP Thinking: Don’t Harm Dem Chances To Take Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Hillary Clinton considers her choices for vice president, she’s seriously weighing the potential negative impact her decision could have on Democratic efforts to retake control of the Senate, according to party members familiar with her thinking....

The Latest: Study Says Trump Plan Would Swell National Debt

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. presidential campaign (all times EDT): 11:50 a.m. A new study says Donald Trump’s tax and budget plans would make the national debt skyrocket by $10 trillion or more over the coming decade, mostly because of expensive tax cuts. The...