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Schwindel's go-ahead hit in 9th lifts Cubs over Arizona

May. 15, 2022 20:15 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Frank Schwindel figured he got the best of the bargain with his broken-bat, go-ahead single. “I'll trade a bat for a hit any day," Schwindel said. Schwindel had a tiebreaking single in the ninth inning and the Chicago Cubs beat the Arizona...

Blue Jays prospects strike out 24 Yankees minor leaguers

May. 15, 2022 15:05 PM EDT

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — Prospects on the Class A Dunedin Blue Jays struck out 24 batters in a 1-0 win over the New York Yankees' Tampa Tarpons in the Florida State League on Saturday night, the most in a nine-inning minor league game since at least 2005. Nick Frasso, a 24-year-old...

Marte has 3 hits to lift Diamondbacks over Cubs 4-3

May. 14, 2022 01:53 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks played a ton of one-run games last season and lost most. This year's team is built to not only survive, but thrive in tight games. They did it again Friday night. Ketel Marte had three hits and drove in a run, Zach Davies...

Cubs SS Hoerner leaves game after colliding with umpire

May. 11, 2022 21:32 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Chicago Cubs shortstop Nico Hoerner came out of Wednesday's series finale against the Padres with a sprained right ankle an inning after colliding with second base umpire Dan Iassogna in center field. Hoerner was on the ground in pain after the collision in the...

Rivas' key hit vs hometown Padres lifts Cubs to 7-5 win

May. 11, 2022 21:24 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Chicago Cubs first baseman Alfonso Rivas had quite the homecoming. Playing against his hometown San Diego Padres for the first time, Rivas hit a tiebreaking two-run single in the eighth inning to lift the banged-up Cubs to a 7-5 victory on Wednesday. ...

NYPD officer shot in arm, suspect killed in Bronx shootout

May. 11, 2022 12:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City police officer was shot in the arm and the gunman was killed in a shootout in the Bronx, officials said Wednesday. The confrontation happened at about 10:45 p.m. Tuesday when Officer Dennis Vargas and his partner, patrolling in uniform in an unmarked...

Tony Vargas wins Democratic nomination for U.S. House in Nebraska's 2nd Congressional District.

May. 10, 2022 21:24 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Tony Vargas wins Democratic nomination for U.S. House in Nebraska's 2nd Congressional District.

Paraguay organized crime prosecutor slain on Colombian beach

May. 10, 2022 20:47 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Paraguay's prosecutor of organized crime and drug trafficking cases was slain Tuesday by gunmen on a Colombian beach as he honeymooned with his new wife, who said the attackers came on a jet ski or small boat. Prosecutor Marcelo Pecci married journalist...

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

May. 09, 2022 14:05 PM EDT

Omaha World-Herald. May 8, 2022. Editorial: Tuesday is the Nebraska primary. Don’t forget to vote. Citizens of Nebraska, it’s time to vote. The state’s primary election is Tuesday, May 10. Don’t miss this opportunity to help choose local and...

Census ready to study combining race, ethnicity questions

May. 06, 2022 17:20 PM EDT

U.S. Census Bureau officials said Friday they are ready to start examining changes that would combine race and ethnicity questions and add a Middle Eastern and North African category to the 2030 census questionnaire, but they have to wait for another federal office to start the conversation. ...