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Rockies power up, snap home skid by beating Mets 10-8

Jun. 20, 2018 2:47 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A show of power helped take the edge off the Colorado Rockies' recent pitching problems. Nolan Arenado, Trevor Story and Ian Desmond homered in succession during a six-run third inning, German Marquez pitched effectively for six innings and Colorado snapped an eight-game home losing streak by...

LEADING OFF: Giants need hand in bullpen, Felix in the Bronx

Jun. 20, 2018 2:16 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: NEED A HAND The Giants are looking for answers at the back of the bullpen after closer Hunter Strickland broke his hand Monday night punching a door in frustration. Strickland blew a save in a 5-4 loss to Miami, then cost himself six to eight weeks with his...

Fixing a massive NYC plumbing leak, 55 stories underground

Jun. 20, 2018 1:57 AM EDT

NEWBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — New York City is in the midst of a plumbing repair job of monumental proportions. Hard-hat workers are toiling deep underground, 55 stories beneath the Hudson River, to eliminate gushing leaks in an aging tunnel that carries half the city's water supply over 85 miles from Catskill...

Business up at New Jersey track, casino with sports bets

Jun. 20, 2018 12:11 AM EDT

OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — Arthur Rosen puzzled over the photocopied sheet of paper listing all sorts of exotic bets on baseball games, including one in which the number of runs scored and hits made in Tuesday night's New York Yankees-Seattle Mariners game had to exceed 29. "I lived in Vegas 20 years and I...

Today in History

Jun. 20, 2018 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, June 20, the 171st day of 2018. There are 194 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On June 20, 1893, a jury in New Bedford, Massachusetts, found Lizzie Borden not guilty of the ax murders of her father and stepmother. On this date: In 1782, Congress approved...

Yanks back stellar German with 4 HRs, beat Mariners 7-2

Jun. 19, 2018 11:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In their first road test against baseball's top team, the upstart Seattle Mariners were no match for the Yankees' pitching and power. Domingo German tossed two-hit ball over a career-high seven innings and Giancarlo Stanton hit one of New York's four home runs Tuesday night in a 7-2 victory...

LEADING OFF: Giants need hand in bullpen, Felix in the Bronx

Jun. 19, 2018 9:25 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors Wednesday: NEED A HAND The Giants are looking for answers at the back of the bullpen after closer Hunter Strickland broke his hand Monday night punching a door in frustration. Strickland blew a save in a 5-4 loss to Miami, then cost himself six to eight weeks with his...

Corruption retrial begins for ex-New York Senate leader, son

Jun. 19, 2018 7:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Ex-New York Senate leader Dean Skelos and his son returned to a Manhattan courtroom Tuesday for the start of their retrial on corruption charges. U.S. District Judge Kimba M. Wood told prospective jurors that Skelos and his son, Adam, were facing public corruption charges and she was...

NYPD will start using summonses, not arrests, for marijuana

Jun. 19, 2018 5:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Lighting up a joint in the Big Apple could lighten some wallets, but won't lead to handcuffs in most cases once New York City's revamped marijuana enforcement policy goes into effect on Labor Day weekend. Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday police officers will shift to issuing criminal...

AP sources: Trump Jr cancels appearance at Bush fundraiser

Jun. 19, 2018 2:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A dispute between two political families escalated Tuesday as Donald Trump Jr. canceled plans to raise money for the eldest son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. Donald Trump Jr. decided to withdraw from a fundraiser for Texas land commissioner George P. Bush in New York City next week after...