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At least 21 dead after tornadoes rake US Midwest, South

Apr. 01, 2023 17:41 PM EDT

WYNNE, Ark. (AP) — Storms that dropped possibly dozens of tornadoes killed at least 21 people in small towns and big cities across the South and Midwest, tearing a path through the Arkansas capital, collapsing the roof of a packed concert venue in Illinois, and stunning people throughout the...

Official confirms 3 more deaths in Illinois from storms, bringing death toll in US to 21

Apr. 01, 2023 16:34 PM EDT
NEW HEBRON, Ill. (AP) — Official confirms 3 more deaths in Illinois from storms, bringing death toll in US to 21.

Storms strike Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana; 7 reported dead

Apr. 01, 2023 07:59 AM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A monster storm system tore through the South and Midwest on Friday, spawning deadly weather including tornadoes that shredded homes and shopping centers in Arkansas, collapsed a theater roof during a heavy metal concert in Illinois and made a fatal sweep into rural...

Phillies put Harper (elbow) on 10-day IL to start season

Mar. 30, 2023 22:26 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Bryce Harper was placed on the 10-day injured list Thursday by the Philadelphia Phillies, who avoided the 60-day list for their star slugger and left open the opportunity that he could return before the end of May. Dave Dombrowski, the Phillies president of...

Nimmo's 2-run double sends Scherzer, Mets past Marlins 5-3

Mar. 30, 2023 20:27 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Brandon Nimmo broke a seventh-inning tie with a two-run double, sending Max Scherzer and the New York Mets past the Miami Marlins 5-3 on Thursday. Scherzer (1-0) coughed up a three-run lead but threw six solid innings in a matchup with NL Cy Young Award winner Sandy...

Police in central Illinois shoot suspect who charged them

Mar. 30, 2023 18:52 PM EDT

DECATUR. Ill. (AP) — Police in central Illinois shot a man suspected of stabbing a woman early Thursday, authorities said. Two Decatur police officers shot the man after he charged at them while armed with a knife, Decatur Police Chief Shane Brandel said in a news release. ...

Braves lefty Fried strains hamstring in opener, IL likely

Mar. 30, 2023 17:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Atlanta Braves left-hander Max Fried was cruising along on a windy, 45-degree afternoon, into his fourth inning against the Washington Nationals on opening day, when he felt pain in his left hamstring while running over to cover first base and exited the game. ...

Q&A: Prosecutors open up about prisoner's fatal beating

Mar. 30, 2023 15:42 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Three former Illinois prison guards will spend years behind bars for fatally punching, kicking and stomping a 65-year-old inmate after dragging him out of sight of security cameras. Larry Earvin was just four months from the end of his six-year sentence...

Georgia bill to require bail for more crimes fails to pass

Mar. 30, 2023 01:24 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia lawmakers won't require cash bail for more crimes after all, failing to pass a bill that would have imposed bail for offenses including misdemeanor marijuana possession. The Georgia House voted 95-81 on Wednesday to pass Senate Bill 63, which would have...

Basic training without yelling: Army recruits get 2nd chance

Mar. 29, 2023 00:19 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Last August, Daysia Holiday decided to try one more time to join the Army. She’d taken the academic test and failed three times. So, when she was offered a slot in a new Army prep course to help improve her scores and qualify for basic training, she jumped at...