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Trump: Uganda must capture kidnappers of freed US tourist

Apr. 8, 2019 10:41 PM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday urged Uganda to find the kidnappers of an American tourist who has been freed amid conflicting reports over whether a ransom was paid for her release. Kim Endicott of Costa Mesa, California, was released by her abductors over the weekend and was...

Uganda police say kidnapped US woman and driver are freed

Apr. 8, 2019 2:18 AM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan police said on Sunday they had rescued an American woman and her driver who had been kidnapped by gunmen in a national park. The two "are in good health" and "in the safe hands" of security officials, police said in a Twitter update. Although authorities provided no details...

Kin of US tourist kidnapped in Uganda calls for her rescue

Apr. 5, 2019 7:13 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A relative of a California woman kidnapped while on a safari in Uganda said Friday he wants to see the U.S. send in Navy SEALS to locate and rescue her if that's what it takes. Phoenix resident Rich Endicott said Friday he hasn't spoken with his cousin since a family reunion several years...

Price tabbed as No. 5 starter, may relieve opening day

Mar. 26, 2019 8:04 PM EDT

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — David Price is set to be the No. 5 starter in the Boston Red Sox rotation, but the left-hander isn't ruling out a relief appearance during the season's opening weekend. Price pitched four innings Tuesday in Boston's final exhibition game, a 16-7 loss to the Chicago Cubs, then said he's...

Hendricks, Cubs agree to deal adding $55.5M from 2020 to '23

Mar. 26, 2019 3:29 PM EDT

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Kyle Hendricks' focus is on the season, among the reasons the Cubs didn't hesitate to give the right-handed pitcher a new deal. Hendricks and the Cubs agreed Tuesday to a contract that adds $55.5 million from 2020 to 2023, guaranteeing he will receive $62,905,000 over the next five...

Red Sox to put World Series MVP Steve Pearce on injured list

Mar. 26, 2019 2:32 AM EDT

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Steve Pearce will start the season on the injured list for the Boston Red Sox. The 2018 World Series MVP exited an exhibition game last weekend due to discomfort in his left calf. Pearce, a right-handed batter, normally platoons with lefty-hitting Mitch Moreland at first base. But the...

Cubs' Hamels gets hole-in-one, home run

Mar. 26, 2019 1:30 AM EDT

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Chicago Cubs pitcher Cole Hamels has had a fun few days of firsts. Over the weekend, he recorded his first hole-in-one on a golf course, and on Monday night he hit a home run in his final spring training tuneup. Hamels has another first coming up when he faces the Texas Rangers in his...

Chicago Cubs cut LHP Brian Duensing

Mar. 24, 2019 4:45 PM EDT

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — The Chicago Cubs have designated reliever Brian Duensing for assignment. The Cubs also announced Sunday they had signed Tim Collins to a one-year deal, and then optioned the left-hander to Triple-A Iowa. Collins had no record and a 4.37 ERA in 38 appearances with Washington last season....

Cubs option Ian Happ to minors after poor spring

Mar. 23, 2019 10:00 PM EDT

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — The Chicago Cubs have optioned versatile youngster Ian Happ to the minor leagues. Manager Joe Maddon announced the decision Saturday. The 24-year-old Happ appeared in 142 games with Chicago last season, hitting .233 with 15 homers and a .761 OPS while playing second base, third base and...

Seager homers for Dodgers in return from elbow, hip surgery

Mar. 21, 2019 3:28 AM EDT

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Corey Seager returned with a bang to the Los Angeles Dodgers lineup Wednesday night. The star shortstop, playing against major league competition for the first time in nearly a year, homered to center field in his second at-bat against Chicago Cubs left-hander Cole Hamels at Sloan Park....