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Swimmer missing from race down New York's Hudson River

Jun. 15, 2019 5:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Police were searching Saturday for a retired medical school professor and AIDS researcher from North Carolina who went missing during a marathon swimming race down New York's Hudson River. Authorities say Dr. Charles van der Horst, 67, was reported missing just after 3 p.m. Friday near the...

"Romeo and Juliet" director Franco Zeffirelli dies at 96

Jun. 15, 2019 1:40 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italian director Franco Zeffirelli, who delighted audiences around the world with his romantic vision and extravagant productions, most famously captured in his cinematic "Romeo and Juliet" and the miniseries "Jesus of Nazareth," died Saturday at 96. While Zeffirelli was most popularly known...

Taylor Swift makes surprise performance at gay bar Stonewall

Jun. 15, 2019 12:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift made a surprise performance at an iconic gay bar a day after releasing a song supporting the LGBTQ community. Swift celebrated Pride Month by appearing at New York City's Stonewall Inn on Friday night. She released her new tune Thursday called "You Need to Calm Down," where she...

Giolito, Jimenez lead White Sox to 10-2 romp over Yankees

Jun. 15, 2019 2:36 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Lucas Giolito called it a "grinder game." The White Sox simply called it another victory. Giolito pitched into the seventh inning for his ninth straight win, Eloy Jimenez hit two three-run homers and Chicago pounded the New York Yankees 10-2 on Friday night. Giolito (10-1) gave up a solo...

MacDonald wins, Sonnen quits in Bellator return to MSG

Jun. 15, 2019 2:08 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Rory MacDonald found the conviction needed to keep fighting. Chael Sonnen realized it was time to call it quits. MacDonald shook off his crisis of conscience and defeated Neiman Gracie by unanimous decision to retain his welterweight championship on Friday night in the main event of...

Rays break loose, overcome poor Snell outing to beat Angels

Jun. 15, 2019 12:11 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Blake Snell was upset with his performance but ecstatic over what his Tampa Bay teammates pulled off. Tommy Pham hit a pair of RBI singles as the Rays suddenly broke loose, overcoming another subpar start by Snell and rallying past the Los Angeles Angels 9-4 on Friday night....

Yankees' Judge joins Stanton on rehab assignment at Triple-A

Jun. 15, 2019 12:03 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The New York Yankees might have their most feared sluggers back in the lineup soon after Aaron Judge joined Giancarlo Stanton on a rehab assignment with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Friday. Judge, making his first rehab appearance, went 0 for 4 the designated hitter Friday night in a...

Today in History

Jun. 15, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, June 15, the 166th day of 2019. There are 199 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On June 15, 1944, American forces began their successful invasion of Saipan (sy-PAN') during World War II. B-29 Superfortresses carried out their first raids on Japan. On this...

DeJong, Fowler help Cards beat Mets twice in odd twinbill

Jun. 14, 2019 11:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Paul DeJong and the Cardinals looked like the ballclub St. Louis fans expect Friday night. "When we play well," manager Mike Shildt said, "we've gotten into people's bullpens and done damage." Not that this odd double feature shocked Mets fans, either. They've seen this horror show before....

Bauers hits for the cycle, leads Indians past Tigers 13-4

Jun. 14, 2019 10:59 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Cleveland's Jake Bauers hit for the cycle, and the Indians routed the Detroit Tigers 13-4 on Friday night after scoring eight runs in the fourth inning. Bauers singled and tripled in that inning. He also hit a double in the second and a two-run homer in the eighth, becoming the first...