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Suspended Russell, Cubs agree at $3.4M, $200,000 raise

Jan. 12, 2019 12:17 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Suspended shortstop Addison Russell and the Chicago Cubs agreed Friday to a $3.4 million, one-year contract, a relatively small $200,000 raise for a player whose relationship with the team appeared strained after a domestic violence suspension. Russell accepted a 40-game suspension last...

Playoff-bound Eagles get scare with chest injury to Foles

Dec. 30, 2018 10:02 PM EST

The Philadelphia Eagles were down to their third-string quarterback at the end of their playoff-clinching victory over the Washington Redskins on Sunday. Nick Foles left the game with a chest injury in the fourth quarter. Foles started the Eagles' last three games of the season, all of them victories that got the...

Lions beat up on Packers 31-0; Rodgers suffers concussion

Dec. 30, 2018 5:58 PM EST

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Detroit Lions kicker Matt Prater lined up for a field goal but seemed a little antsy, gesturing with his arms like a quarterback calling for a shotgun snap. It turns out that was exactly what it was. Prater's 8-yard pass on a fake field-goal try was a high and a little wobbly, but...

Climate change affecting northeastern Pennsylvania

Dec. 29, 2018 3:09 AM EST

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — The second-warmest year on record in Northeast Pennsylvania would have passed with little fanfare in 2016 but for one scorching anomaly. Between late May and early September that year, the high temperature hit at least 90 degrees on 22 days, more than triple the area's annual average...

Sharks beat Blackhawks 7-3; Crawford suffers concussion

Dec. 16, 2018 11:58 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The San Jose Sharks roared back for a win and the reeling Chicago Blackhawks lost more than just another game. Melker Karlsson, Evander Kane, Kevin Labanc, Tomas Hertl and Logan Couture each had a goal and an assist, and the Sharks rallied to beat the Blackhawks 7-3 on Sunday night for their...

Eagles' Wentz out for Sunday with stress fracture in back

Dec. 15, 2018 12:54 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Carson Wentz's back injury will sideline him for Sunday's game at the Los Angeles Rams. With the Eagles' No. 1 quarterback out, Nick Foles gets another opportunity to rescue the team he led to a Super Bowl victory last season. The Eagles moved Wentz from doubtful to out on the injury...

Israeli ambassador bemoans glorification of Ukrainian leader

Dec. 14, 2018 1:53 PM EST

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The Israeli ambassador to Ukraine has sharply criticized local legislators' move to honor a Ukrainian nationalist leader. Ambassador Joel Lion said on Facebook that he was "shocked' to see the regional legislature in Lviv in western Ukraine declare 2019 "the year of Stepan Bandera" to...

Metaphorical Washington 'swamp' overrun by actual vermin

Dec. 12, 2018 12:34 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Andre Pittman and Gregory Cornes are on a mission to rid Washington of opportunistic vermin. But their target isn't corrupt officials or shady political fixers; it's Rattus Norvegicus, the common Norway Rat. The nation's capital is facing a spiraling rat infestation, fueled by mild...

Cold-stunned turtles flown from New England to Florida Keys

Dec. 12, 2018 5:20 AM EST

MARATHON, Fla. (AP) — Officials say 32 cold-stunned Kemp's ridley sea turtles rescued off New England's coast have arrived in the Florida Keys to warm up at the Turtle Hospital. A volunteer group of general aviation pilots, under the banner of "Turtles Fly Too," transported the reptiles on Tuesday....

Beloved gift shop turtle celebrates 50th birthday party

Dec. 3, 2018 4:24 PM EST

BRISTOL, N.H. (AP) — A turtle given to a bedridden little boy in New Hampshire back in 1968 celebrated her 50th birthday with party hats, a sheet cake with the right number of candles and many well-wishers. Diane the Turtle was given to Jim Tonner when he was 12 and being treated for hip arthritis at his...