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After a 50-year wait, 'Stonewall' opera was written in weeks

Jun. 20, 2019 6:15 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Pulitzer Prize-winning librettist Mark Campbell received a note in late February 2018 from the general director of the New York City Opera: "I may have a project for you, but you have to write quickly." A day later, the note writer, Michael Capasso, asked Campbell to collaborate on an...

Contreras powers Cubs past Giolito, White Sox 7-3

Jun. 20, 2019 1:16 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Willson Contreras celebrated a very special anniversary with an impressive all-around show. Contreras homered twice and drove in five runs, and the Chicago Cubs handed Lucas Giolito his first loss since April by downing the Chicago White Sox 7-3 on Wednesday night. David Bote also connected...

Today in History

Jun. 20, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, June 20, the 171st day of 2019. There are 194 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On June 20, 1921, U.S. Rep. Alice Mary Robertson, R-Okla., became the first woman to preside over a session of the House of Representatives. On this date: In 1782, Congress...

Donaldson hits go-ahead homer in 6th, Braves beat Mets 7-2

Jun. 19, 2019 11:47 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves finished an 8-2 homestand with another convincing victory. Freddie Freeman loved nearly every minute of it. "It's pretty much the best you can possibly do, really," the slugger said. "We won every series, and that's ultimately the goal." Josh Donaldson hit a tiebreaking,...

Lawmakers OK emission cuts, farmworker rights

Jun. 19, 2019 10:04 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York would adopt the nation's most aggressive carbon emission reduction goals and give new rights to farmworkers under proposals moving through the state Legislature Wednesday. With the session scheduled to end Wednesday, lawmakers planned to work through the night to wrap up work...

After lottery setback, Hawks look to add to young core

Jun. 19, 2019 9:20 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The NBA draft lottery didn't go their way. Still, the Atlanta Hawks are poised to take another big step forward in their massive rebuilding job. With a pair of picks in the top 10 — or perhaps a single selection that's higher than what they have now, should they work out a trade...

Self-help guru convicted in lurid sex-trafficking case

Jun. 19, 2019 8:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The guru of a cult-like self-improvement group that attracted heiresses and Hollywood actresses was convicted Wednesday of turning his female devotees into his sex slaves through such means as shame, punishment and nude blackmail photos. A jury in federal court in Brooklyn took less than...

Lawsuit alleges Carrie Underwood copied 'Game On' NFL intro

Jun. 19, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A songwriting team sued country singer Carrie Underwood, the NFL and NBC Wednesday, saying they stole a song and "slightly modified" it to introduce "Sunday Night Football" to viewers last season. The lawsuit in Manhattan federal court noted that Underwood's "Game On" even carried the same...

Snell chased in 1st, Sabathia wins 250th, Yankees sweep Rays

Jun. 19, 2019 5:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — It's not unusual for Rays manager Kevin Cash — pioneer of the relief opener — to have his bullpen warming as early as the first inning. It's just never happened with a defending Cy Young Award winner on the mound. The surging, slugging New York Yankees are on that kind of...

Follow the money: Salary cap could spawn NHL trade frenzy

Jun. 19, 2019 5:51 PM EDT

Matt Niskanen wasn't totally shocked when the Washington Capitals traded him to Philadelphia last week. One look at their salary cap picture explained it. "I know what kind of situation Washington was in, so I knew there was a possibility," he said. General managers say there is more trade chatter now than at any...