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The Latest: Dutch govt eases travel to vacation spots

May. 15, 2021 04:19 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — As coronavirus infections decline in parts of the world and the summer holiday season tentatively begins, the Dutch government has eased travel restrictions for a group of popular vacation destinations. Among the countries with a lower risk of...

Musgrove gets 1st win since no-hitter, Padres beat Cardinals

May. 15, 2021 03:21 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Joe Musgrove found himself in unfavorable counts and more jams than he would have liked, and still managed to get his first win since throwing a no-hitter on April 9. Musgrove made it through five innings and Manny Machado drove in two runs for San...

Family shares lessons through ALS, tumor diagnoses

May. 15, 2021 03:20 AM EDT

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Gay Valimont moves her son, 8-year-old Eli, from his wheelchair to his bed. Through the filtered light of the sheer curtains, his bright orange and blue-striped bedroom nearly glows in the quiet of late morning. In this process of climbing back into...

Local police leaders say part-time work is harder to find

May. 15, 2021 03:18 AM EDT

MOOSIC, Pa. (AP) — Late-morning traffic rolled along near the bend in the pavement where Lonesome Road ends and the borough’s Main Street begins, an area neighbors often raise with the local police as rife with speeders. To deter them, Officer Matthew Brown sat in his...

At 16, she drove drunk and killed a man. It happened again.

May. 15, 2021 03:18 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Five years ago, a diminutive teenage girl with striking brown eyes stood shackled and weeping in a Tampa courtroom. Jennifer Carvajal admitted she was drunk early one morning a few weeks shy of her 17th birthday. She admitted that she’d blown...

LEADING OFF: Major League Baseball nears 20,000 players

May. 15, 2021 03:16 AM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: ___ COUNT ’EM! Major League Baseball is full of huge numbers — 4,256 hits by Pete Rose, 511 wins for Cy Young, 2,632 consecutive games played by Cal Ripken Jr. ...

Living his dream, he settles into Curve broadcast booth

May. 15, 2021 03:16 AM EDT

ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) — Little 2-year-old Preston Shoemaker of Hollidaysburg would look up at the video board at Blair County Ballpark back in 2002 and recognize all of the Altoona Curve players. “He’d see the players come up on the scoreboard, and it was, ‘Daddy,...

Boy, 10, a hit as league’s first fully blind baseball player

May. 15, 2021 03:16 AM EDT

EMMAUS, Pa. (AP) — Christopher Yetter, wearing a blue New York Mets jersey with his last name emblazoned in orange on the back, steps up to home plate. “Big hit Christopher,” the announcer bellows, as the boy strikes a purple ball that makes a beeping sound, and he...

Residents push back against sewer system sales, fearing cost

May. 15, 2021 03:06 AM EDT

CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. (AP) — Lisa Lilick and Carol Smith struggled to get fellow Conshohocken residents to pay attention to their campaign opposing the sale of the borough’s sewer system. Who wants to think about boring wastewater when there’s a pandemic going on? ...

At synagogue targeted by violence, vision for transformation

May. 15, 2021 03:04 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — When he was working on the master plan for the post-9/11 World Trade Center site in New York City, architect Daniel Libeskind confronted a dilemma much like the one he will now face in helping revive another target of terrorist violence, the Tree of Life synagogue in...