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Sex abuse lawsuit vs. former hockey coach adds 3 plaintiffs

Jul. 23, 2021 22:30 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Three former hockey players — including former Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Frank Pietrangelo — have joined an existing federal lawsuit against multiple organizations and a college and youth coach who allegedly sexually abused them during the 1980s, according to a civil...

LEADING OFF: Indians changing team name to Guardians

Jul. 23, 2021 22:27 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors on Saturday: ___ GUARDIANS OF THE GAME After more than 100 years, the Cleveland Indians are getting a new name — the team will be called the Guardians next season. ...

DOJ says no probe into state-run nursing homes in New York

Jul. 23, 2021 22:23 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Justice Department has decided not to open a civil rights investigation into government-run nursing homes in New York over their COVID-19 response, according to a letter sent Friday to several Republican members of Congress. Under former...

Western wildfires: Crews make progress on huge Oregon blaze

Jul. 23, 2021 22:16 PM EDT

BLY, Ore. (AP) — The nation's largest wildfire raged through southern Oregon on Friday, but crews were scaling back some night operations as hard work and weaker winds helped reduce the spread of flames even as wildfires continued to threaten homes in neighboring California. ...

Phoenix area cooled by monsoon rain; flooding reported

Jul. 23, 2021 22:11 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Scorching summer heat in Phoenix has been replaced by rain, lightning, flooding and cool temperatures because of monsoon thunderstorms. Scattered storms that began Thursday continued through Friday, with about 60% of metro Phoenix reporting received...

Megill earns 1st win, Alonso homers twice as Mets blank Jays

Jul. 23, 2021 22:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Tylor Megill tossed six scoreless innings for his first big league win and got his first career hit, Pete Alonso homered twice and the New York Mets defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 3-0 on Friday night. Megill (1-0) allowed two hits, walked one and struck...

Family of James Brown settles 15-year battle over his estate

Jul. 23, 2021 22:06 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The family of entertainer James Brown has reached a settlement ending a 15-year battle over the late singer’s estate, an attorney involved in the mediation said Friday. David Black, an attorney representing Brown's estate, confirmed to The...

Biden stumps for McAuliffe in early test of political clout

Jul. 23, 2021 22:05 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — President Joe Biden led the kind of campaign rally on Friday that was impossible last year because of the pandemic, speaking before nearly 3,000 people in support of a fellow moderate Democrat whose race for Virginia governor could serve as a test of Biden's own...

Valaika homers twice to lead Orioles past Nationals 6-1

Jul. 23, 2021 21:59 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Pat Valaika homered twice — doubling his total for the season — and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Washington Nationals 6-1 on Friday night for just their second victory in their last 11 home games. Josh Bell went deep for Washington in the fourth...

1 man, 2 women fatally shot in LI home; baby found unharmed

Jul. 23, 2021 21:48 PM EDT

FARMINGVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — A man and two women were discovered shot and killed inside a Long Island house on Friday, and a baby was found in the home unharmed, police said. Authorities identified the victims as Richard Castano, 31, and Diamond Schick, 24, who lived at...