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Heat, humidity grips East Coast as central US sees reprieve

Jul. 21, 2019 11:31 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The East Coast was sweating through high temperatures and humidity levels again Sunday. The searing heat caused a New Jersey drawbridge to get stuck open and led to some gallows humor in a Boston suburb, where police implored criminals to take it easy until the weather cools. The central...

Rays place CF Kevin Kiermaier on IL with thumb injury

Jul. 21, 2019 10:44 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays placed oft-injured center fielder Kevin Kiermaier on the 10-day injured list Sunday with a sprained left thumb and recalled outfielder Guillermo Heredia from Triple-A Durham. Kiermaier is hopeful of missing just a couple of weeks after an MRI exam Sunday found...

Endangered birds halt Chicago beachfront music festival

Jul. 21, 2019 10:04 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago beachfront music festival set for August has been cancelled following concerns about its impact on endangered shorebirds. Organizers of Mamby on the Beach say the Aug. 23-24 festival was canceled due to "circumstances beyond our control," including two federally-protected piping...

White Sox win in 11th, hand Rays fifth straight loss

Jul. 20, 2019 11:16 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays' losing streak is now five games and they now face the likely task of trying to end it without Gold Glove center fielder Kevin Keirmaier. Yoán Moncada scored the winning run from first base on a single in the 11th inning and the Chicago White Sox beat the...

'Survive, not enjoy': Heat, humidity gripping half the US

Jul. 20, 2019 8:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans from Texas to Maine sweated out a steamy Saturday as a heat wave canceled events from festivals to horse races, chased baseball fans out of their seats and pushed New York City to order steps to avoid straining the electrical system. The National Weather Service said "a dangerous...

Báez, bullpen lead streaking Cubs over Padres 6-5

Jul. 20, 2019 8:13 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Javier Báez tagged the San Diego Padres in all sorts of ways. The Chicago Cubs star hit a go-ahead, three-run homer, then made a nifty play with his glove in the ninth inning Saturday to help preserve a 6-5 victory. The game started out as a slugfest in sweltering conditions at Wrigley...

Heat wave cancels Chicago events, challenges festivalgoers

Jul. 20, 2019 7:44 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Stifling heat has forced the cancellation of several outdoor events in Chicago as forecasters urge residents to drink plenty of water and stay in the shade. An excessive heat warning covered the Chicago area Saturday for a second straight day, with temperatures expected to reach about 95 (35...

Suit: Chicago police used excessive force in 3 raids on home

Jul. 20, 2019 12:16 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A woman is alleging in a federal lawsuit that Chicago police used excessive force when they raided her home three separate times this year. Attorney Al Hofeld Jr.is suing the Chicago Police Department on behalf of Krystal Archie and her three children, alleging civil rights violations and...

Bicyclist dies after falling onto electric train rail

Jul. 20, 2019 12:09 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A bicyclist has died after falling onto an electrically charged rapid train rail in Chicago. The man was riding on the platform at a Chicago Transit Authority Blue Line station about 9 p.m. Friday when he fell onto the track's third rail. He was pronounced dead at the scene. His death is...

Hot Chicago weekend off to violent start, with 19 shot

Jul. 20, 2019 11:15 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A hot weekend in Chicago has gotten off to a violent start, with more than a dozen people wounded and two killed in shootings throughout the city. WBBM-TV reports that 19 people were shot overnight, including six people who were wounded in a 3:30 a.m. shootout between two groups outside the...