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City of Los Angeles expands vaccine eligibility to 16 and up

Apr. 11, 2021 14:30 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The city of Los Angeles has opened up vaccines to younger people, days ahead of the state broadening eligibility to everyone 16 and up. An option to book vaccine appointments for Los Angeles residents 16 and older at city-run inoculation sites...

Stroman unhappy Mets allowed him to start in rain

Apr. 11, 2021 14:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Marcus Stroman was unhappy that the New York Mets began Sunday's game against the Miami Marlins in a steady rain, which interrupted his outing after nine pitches. The game began at 1:10 p.m. and was stopped by plate umpire D.J. Reyburn after seven...

Police investigating woman's death at North Carolina jail

Apr. 11, 2021 14:30 PM EDT

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A woman died at a North Carolina jail less than four after hours after she was brought there on Saturday, a sheriff's office said. The Asheville Citizen Times reports that Tania Shepherd, 37, appears to at least the third person to die in the...

Vaccine seized from medical spa due to storage problems

Apr. 11, 2021 14:30 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — About 3,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been confiscated from a Colorado Springs medical spa after county health officials observed problems in vaccine storage on Friday, prompting the state health department to investigate the vaccination process there. ...

Grandson convicted of murdering grandmother with knife, dish

Apr. 11, 2021 14:30 PM EDT

PERRY, Ga. (AP) — A 33-year-old Georgia man has been convicted of murdering his grandmother in 2018 after striking her with a Crock-Pot and stabbing her in the chest with a kitchen knife. Jared Randall Carter was convicted Friday in the June 2018 death of 81-year-old...

Angels OF Fowler needs season-ending surgery for torn ACL

Apr. 11, 2021 14:30 PM EDT

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — Los Angeles Angels outfielder Dexter Fowler has a torn ACL in his left knee that requires season-ending surgery. A date for the procedure has not been set. Recovery time is expected to be six to nine months. “Comeback season...

Most of White Sox traveling party gets COVID-19 vaccine

Apr. 11, 2021 14:28 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — More than 90% of the traveling party for the Chicago White Sox got the COVID-19 vaccine after their home opener, moving the team closer to meeting Major League Baseball's threshold for relaxing some of the protocols put in place for the pandemic. Showing...

Ledecky dominates 1,500 freestyle at California meet

Apr. 11, 2021 14:26 PM EDT

MISSION VIEJO, Calif. (AP) — Katie Ledecky won the 1,500-meter freestyle at the Pro Swim Series meet with the world’s fastest time this year. She touched in 15 minutes, 40.55 seconds in the outdoor pool on Sunday. Ashley Twichell finished second in 16:06.68. ...

Polynesian voyaging canoe captain, navigator dies at 65

Apr. 11, 2021 14:21 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Master navigator Chad Kalepa Baybayan, who served as a captain of the Polynesian voyaging canoe Hokulea, has died. He was 64. Baybayan died suddenly while visiting family in Seattle, his family said in a statement on Friday. The cause of death was not...

Josh Berry gets 1st career Xfinity victory at Martinsville

Apr. 11, 2021 14:10 PM EDT

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Josh Berry passed Ty Gibbs with 28 laps to go and pulled away for his first career NASCAR Xfinity Series victory in a rain-delayed race at Martinsville Speedway. Berry gave himself enough cushion after getting by Gibbs to withstand challenges by...