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Mets shuffle leaky bullpen, sign 1st-round draft pick

Jun. 15, 2019 9:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Desperate for help in a failing bullpen, the New York Mets acquired reliever Brooks Pounders from the Cleveland Indians for cash on Saturday. Pounders, who had been pitching at Triple-A Columbus, was immediately added to the major league roster. The Mets (33-36) also recalled right-hander...

Injured American midfielder Holmes replaced by Mihailovic

Jun. 15, 2019 12:04 PM EDT

Midfielder Duane Holmes has been dropped from the U.S. CONCACAF Gold Cup roster because of a reoccurrence of a left quadriceps strain, and he has been replaced by midfielder Djordje Mihailovic. The U.S. Soccer Federation announced the change Saturday, four days after the Americans replaced injured midfielder and...

Outbreak of Legionnaire's blamed on hot water system

Jun. 13, 2019 5:05 PM EDT

GROVE CITY, Ohio (AP) — An outbreak of Legionnaires' disease at a newly opened hospital outside Columbus has been traced to its hot water system. The health department said at least 16 patients admitted to the 210-bed Mount Carmel Grove City hospital after its opening April 28 have been diagnosed with...

Judge awards $4.1 million in neo-Nazi website lawsuit

Jun. 12, 2019 2:15 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge awarded a Muslim-American radio host $4.1 million in monetary damages Wednesday after he successfully sued a neo-Nazi website operator who falsely accused him of terrorism. SiriusXM Radio show host Dean Obeidallah filed the civil complaint against The Daily Stormer...

Tyler Adams will miss Gold Cup with injured groin

Jun. 11, 2019 7:14 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. midfielder and defender Tyler Adams will miss the CONCACAF Gold Cup because of an injured groin, the third regular starter who will not be available to the struggling American team. The U.S. Soccer Federation said Tuesday that Adams has acute chronic groin issues requiring six to eight...

Serial killer's confession resolves 1981 slaying case

Jun. 7, 2019 5:48 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Investigators who interviewed a serial killer about two victims he said he killed described him Friday as a friendly, normal-appearing person with chillingly abnormal desires. Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters announced that Samuel Little has been indicted for the 1981 murder of Anna...

Doctor charged with painkiller murders released on bond

Jun. 7, 2019 2:10 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A critical care doctor charged with murder in 25 patient deaths has been released from jail on bond after two days. William Husel (HYOO'-suhl) is accused of ordering painkiller overdoses for dozens of Ohio hospital patients, including 25 named in an indictment this week. Husel has...

US forward Josh Sargent dropped from Gold Cup roster

Jun. 6, 2019 11:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Turns out Josh Sargent won't play in the CONCACAF Gold Cup or the Under-20 World Cup. The 19-year-old forward was among seven cuts from the national team roster Thursday, another setback that follows limited playing time during the second half of his Bundesliga season with Werder Bremen....

Doctor killed 25 patients, officials say. Can they prove it?

Jun. 6, 2019 5:58 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Prosecutors face a legal hurdle as they pursue 25 murder charges against an Ohio doctor accused of essentially using his colleagues as weapons by ordering fatal painkiller doses for hospital patients but not directly administering them himself, legal experts say. Critical care doctor...

Doctor accused of murder in 25 patient overdose deaths

Jun. 5, 2019 7:32 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio doctor was charged with murder Wednesday in the deaths of 25 hospital patients who, authorities say, were killed with deliberate overdoses of painkillers, many of them administered by other medical workers on his orders. In one of the biggest cases of its kind ever brought...