• ‘Summer of Rivera’ closes with Yankee Stadium celebration
    by CHARLES O'BRIEN on August 17, 2019 at 7:26 pm

    NEW YORK (AP) — Taking his familiar position on the Yankee Stadium rubber, Mariano Rivera wound up and delivered his famed cut fastball to his son, Mariano Jr. It was high and outside, but no one seemed to mind. The pitch came Saturday during a pregame celebration for baseball’s greatest closer and capped off the […]

  • Ohio mayor receives threats after comments by Trump
    by The Associated Press on August 17, 2019 at 7:20 pm

    DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The mayor of Dayton where nine people were slain in a mass shooting says a round-the-clock security detail was assigned to her because of hate-filled messages she received following verbal sparring with President Donald Trump after his visit to a Dayton hospital earlier this month. The Dayton Daily News reports Trump […]

  • Pakistan officials say roadside bomb kills 2 soldiers
    by ISHTIAQ MAHSUD on August 17, 2019 at 7:17 pm

    DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani intelligence officials say a roadside bomb attack has killed two army soldiers in the country’s northwest. The officials say the planted bomb exploded Saturday afternoon when a security forces vehicle was patrolling in Ladha area of South Waziristan. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were […]

  • 2 overnight shootings hit Pioneer Square
    by Scott Greenstone on August 17, 2019 at 7:14 pm

    Two shootings, less than an hour and about a block apart, were being investigated Saturday by Seattle Police Department’s Gang Unit on Saturday. Police responded just before midnight Friday to reports of shots near Third Avenue and Yesler Way in Pioneer Square. When they arrived, they found shell casings nearby and an 18-year-old man at […]

  • Blast at wedding hall in Kabul, with casualties feared
    by The Associated Press on August 17, 2019 at 7:12 pm

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says an explosion has occurred at a wedding hall in western Kabul and casualties are feared. Interior Ministry spokesman Nusrat Rahimi tells The Associated Press there is no immediate information on the cause of the blast, which occurred on a busy Saturday night. Kabul’s brightly lit wedding halls […]

  • Mariners manager Scott Servais benches Mallex Smith for repeated mental mistakes
    by Ryan Divish on August 17, 2019 at 7:04 pm

    After a team meeting before Friday's game to address repeated careless mental mistakes, Smith made another one hours later. […]

  • Woman thought she had kidney stones, gave birth to triplets
    by The Associated Press on August 17, 2019 at 6:59 pm

    STURGIS, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota woman who recently gave birth to triplets says she didn’t find out about her pregnancy until she went to the hospital with what she thought were kidney stones. KOTA-TV reports Dannette Giltz, of Sturgis, gave birth to the healthy triplets on Aug. 10. Giltz says that despite having […]

  • Military: 3 rockets fired from Gaza toward Israel
    by The Associated Press on August 17, 2019 at 6:52 pm

    JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says three rockets have been fired from the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip into southern Israel. Israeli aerial defense batteries intercepted two of the missiles Saturday, the military said. Israeli media reported that shrapnel from the Iron Dome defense system landed on the patio of a house. There were no immediate […]

  • Denny Hamlin passes inspection, retains pole at Bristol
    by JENNA FRYER on August 17, 2019 at 6:33 pm

    BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Denny Hamlin has passed pre-race inspection and his car will start on the pole Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway. The Daytona 500 winner gave both Toyota and Joe Gibbs Racing its first pole of the season in qualifying, but the result was not official until after inspection began hours before […]

  • Illinois sues company after lead found in village’s water
    by The Associated Press on August 17, 2019 at 6:24 pm

    UNIVERSITY PARK, Ill. (AP) — Illinois alleges that a company that provides water to a Chicago suburb made changes without permission from state regulators that caused lead to contaminate the village’s drinking water. Attorney General Kwame Raoul filed a lawsuit Friday against Aqua Illinois, the company that supplies water to residents of University Park, a […]