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Major League Baseball to sponsor US Olympic softball team

Jan. 23, 2020 8:01 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball is using its financial muscle to support the U.S. women's softball team, which already is assured a spot in the Tokyo Olympics while the American men's baseball team struggles to qualify. MLB announced an agreement Thursday to become presenting sponsor of the women's...

Venezuelan sentenced in $250,000-monthly ATM skimming scheme

Jan. 23, 2020 7:21 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A Venezuelan man who pleaded guilty to stealing debit and credit card information from ATMs has been sentenced to four years in prison. Ricardo Abdel and his conspirators installed pinhole cameras at ATM machines in Georgia, Florida and California to record card and pin numbers, and...

Miami Heat's Goran Dragic, left, talks to coach Erik Spoelstra during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets on Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, in New York. The Nets won 117-113. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Dragic says his retirement from international game is final

Jan. 23, 2020 2:29 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Goran Dragic is not going to play for Slovenia in this summer’s Olympic qualifying tournament, insisting Thursday that he will not change his stance on being retired from international basketball. The Miami Heat guard has a slew of reasons why he won’t change his mind, including...

In this image from video, House impeachment manager Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., speaks during the impeachment trial against President Donald Trump in the Senate at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. (Senate Television via AP)

AP-NORC poll: Public doubts Senate trial will be revealing

Jan. 23, 2020 12:50 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are sharply divided along party lines about whether President Donald Trump should be removed from office, and they doubt the Senate impeachment trial will do anything to change their minds, according to a poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research....

In this photo made available by U.S. astronaut Christina Koch via Twitter on Dec. 26, 2019, she and Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano pose for a photo with a cookie baked on the International Space Station. The results are finally in for the first chocolate chip cookie bake-off in space. While looking more or less normal, the best cookies required two hours of baking time last month up at the International Space Station. It takes far less time on Earth, under 20 minutes. And how do they taste? No one knows. (NASA via AP, File)

First space-baked cookies took 2 hours in experimental oven

Jan. 23, 2020 12:15 AM EST

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The results are finally in for the first chocolate chip cookie bake-off in space. While looking more or less normal, the best cookies required two hours of baking time last month up at the International Space Station. It takes far less time on Earth, under 20 minutes. And how do...

Washington Wizards forward Rui Hachimura, third from left, reacts with his teammates from the bench during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Heat waste lead, then rally to beat Wizards 134-129 in OT

Jan. 22, 2020 11:15 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Heat built a huge lead, wasted every bit of it, benched their entire starting five and wound up having to go to overtime yet again. Clearly, they like being uncomfortable. Tyler Herro scored 25 points, Jimmy Butler scored nine of his 24 points in overtime and the Heat wasted a...

City suspends Miami police captain who claimed to be black

Jan. 22, 2020 5:32 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The city of Miami on Wednesday suspended a Hispanic police captain who was strongly condemned after he publicly claimed he was black when fighting accusations that he has derided black people. The Miami Dade Branch of the NAACP had called for Police Capt. Javier Ortiz's resignation earlier...

Critics: consumers should be wary of short-term health plans

Jan. 22, 2020 5:09 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla (AP) — Consumers who bought short-term health insurance thinking they had found a better deal than “Obamacare” during the open enrollment season may be in for a shock when they show up at their doctor’s office this year. The low-cost plans aren't required to cover...

FILE - In this July 24, 2019, file photo, then-Washington Redskins head football coach Jay Gruden gestures during a news conference at the Redskins NFL training camp in Charlottesville, Va. The Jacksonville Jaguars have hired former Washington coach Jay Gruden as their offensive coordinator. Gruden signed his contract Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, and replaces John DeFilippo, who was fired earlier this month after just one season. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

Jaguars hire former Redskins coach Jay Gruden as OC

Jan. 22, 2020 4:27 PM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars coach Doug Marrone didn't really have time to break in a new offensive coordinator. That's why Marrone interviewed four former head coaches with play-calling experience for the job. Marrone ended up hiring former Washington coach Jay Gruden on Wednesday....

Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker (9), long snapper Morgan Cox, center, and running back Mark Ingram joke around during an NFC practice for the NFL Pro Bowl football game Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in Kissimmee, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Role reversal: Pro Bowl provides chance for position swap

Jan. 22, 2020 4:01 PM EST

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Pittsburgh’s Cameron Heyward jogged through the end zone, stretched out his right arm and made a one-handed catch to start Pro Bowl practice Wednesday. Not bad for a defensive lineman. And no one should be surprised to see Heyward do it again in the NFL’s...