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LEADING OFF: Mets' deGrom faces Nats, Kershaw vs. Darvish

Apr. 23, 2021 03:10 AM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: ___ DEGROMINATOR Jacob deGrom of the Mets is 1-1 with a 0.45 ERA, 35 strikeouts and three walks in 20 innings going into a homestand opener against Washington and Erick Fedde...

Astronauts arrive at pad for SpaceX flight on used rocket

Apr. 23, 2021 03:00 AM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Four astronauts arrived at their launch pad early Friday morning for a SpaceX flight to the International Space Station, the company’s third bon voyage for a NASA crew in under a year. The two Americans, one French and one Japanese...

Padres hold off Dodgers 3-2 in resumption of SoCal rivalry

Apr. 23, 2021 02:22 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jake Cronenworth barely managed to knock down Sheldon Neuse's vicious 105-mph grounder. He recovered and relayed to Fernando Tatis Jr., who somehow dragged his foot sideways over the bag while loading up for a desperate throw that beat Neuse to first by an eyelash. ...

Jill Biden to visit tribal school still teaching remotely

Apr. 23, 2021 02:12 AM EDT

ST. MICHAELS, Ariz. (AP) — A small grade school on the outskirts of the Navajo Nation capital is ready for students to return. Staff at Hunters Point Boarding School in St. Michaels have repainted the building, upgraded the washer and dryer in the dorms, installed a...

Shock G, off-kilter Digital Underground leader, dead at 57

Apr. 23, 2021 01:55 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Shock G, who blended whimsical wordplay with reverence for '70s funk as leader of the off-kilter Bay Area hip-hop group Digital Underground, has died. He was 57. Nzazi Malonga, a longtime friend who served as head of security and helped manage the...

Grant program would boost Maine tourism, hospitality

Apr. 23, 2021 01:52 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine might create a grant program designed to help the state's tourism and hospitality industries, which have suffered during the coronavirus pandemic. Democratic Sen. Joe Rafferty of Kennebunk has introduced a proposal that would allow tourism...

Queen Creek man facing murder charge in shooting near casino

Apr. 23, 2021 01:32 AM EDT

CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) — A Queen Creek man has been arrested in the fatal shooting of a man who was with his former girlfriend at a casino near Chandler last week, according to authorities. They said 37-year-old Jonathan Lorenz remains jailed on suspicion of one count...

Federal officers seek to block shooting trial in state court

Apr. 23, 2021 01:32 AM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A federal judge is scheduled to hear arguments on whether Virginia prosecutors can bring manslaughter charges against two U.S. Park Police officers accused of fatally shooting an unarmed motorist in 2017. Fairfax County Commonwealth's Attorney...

Asia stocks mixed after Wall St falls on Biden tax report

Apr. 23, 2021 01:30 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mixed Friday after Wall Street fell following a report that President Joe Biden will propose raising taxes on the wealthiest investors. Shanghai, Hong Kong and Seoul rose while Tokyo and Sydney retreated. Wall...

New Mexico expands child-wellness campus in Albuquerque

Apr. 23, 2021 01:26 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The state of New Mexico is expecting multimillion-dollar annual savings on lease costs with the relocation of 160 child-wellness officials to a newly renovated campus in southeast Albuquerque. The General Services Department announced Thursday...