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Big league ballparks broil as heat wave grips much of majors

Jul. 21, 2019 7:35 AM EDT

At Wrigley Field, misters in the back of the bleachers tried to cool the crowd. At Yankee Stadium, only one player took batting practice on the field. In Cleveland, rules were relaxed on what fans could bring into the park. Even for a sport that promotes high heat, Saturday was a scorcher across the majors. The...

Guerrero hits 1st slam, Blue Jays rally past Tigers 7-5

Jul. 20, 2019 11:17 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit his first career grand slam, a 441-foot drive toward the bushes at Comerica Park that helped the Toronto Blue Jays rally for a 7-5 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Saturday night. Guerrero's home run erased a 5-1 deficit in the fifth, and Brandon Drury added a...

NFL won't suspend Chiefs' Tyreek Hill in case involving son

Jul. 19, 2019 1:27 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Tyreek Hill has been cleared to report to Chiefs training camp next week after the NFL said Friday it would not suspend the star wide receiver under its personal conduct policy after a domestic violence case involving his 3-year-old son. The league spent eight hours interviewing...

Missouri man sentenced in rape, kidnapping of Kansas deputy

Jul. 19, 2019 1:25 PM EDT

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A Missouri man has been sentenced to 55 years in prison for kidnapping and raping a Kansas sheriff's deputy. Brady Newman-Caddell, of Independence, was sentenced Friday. He pleaded guilty last year to rape, kidnapping and sodomy. William Luth, of Blue Springs, Missouri, was sentenced...

Senator urges federal agencies to wrap up duck boat probes

Jul. 19, 2019 10:38 AM EDT

BRANSON, Mo. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri says everyone affected by last year's duck boat tragedy on Table Rock Lake near Branson "deserves answers," and he is urging federal agencies to wrap up their investigations. The Republican senator released a statement on Friday marking the one-year...

$47M settlement reached in deadly St. Louis boiler explosion

Jul. 19, 2019 9:02 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A $47 million settlement has been reached in an explosion that launched a van-sized boiler through the roof a St. Louis box company and onto a nearby laundry business, killing four people and injuring three more. The Simon Law Firm said in a news release that the settlement was reached...

Royals hold off White Sox 6-5 to sweep 4-game series

Jul. 18, 2019 5:48 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — When the Kansas City Royals gave starter Brad Keller the lead with a five-run third inning, Keller made sure to show his gratitude. The 23-year-old took care of the White Sox batters in the top of the fourth, striking out the side on 14 pitches to get his guys back to the plate. "We...

Trucker charged in Indiana highway crash killing mom, 2 kids

Jul. 18, 2019 4:44 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Prosecutors filed reckless homicide charges on Thursday against a Missouri semi driver for a highway construction zone crash in Indianapolis that killed a woman and her 18-month-old twin daughters. Documents filed by Marion County prosecutors say computer data from the truck driven by...

Missouri man fined for pointing laser at Brady during game

Jul. 18, 2019 4:26 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man has been fined $500 for pointing a laser at New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady during the AFC championship with the Kansas City Chiefs in January. KMBC reports Dwyan Morgan pleaded guilty Wednesday to a misdemeanor, disturbing the peace. He will pay the fine...

Heat wave forecast prompts Chicago public housing checks

Jul. 18, 2019 3:24 PM EDT

Public housing officials in Chicago were planning wellbeing checks on residents as the heat and humidity are expected to mount to dangerous levels as part of a wave of sweltering weather covering a substantial portion of the U.S. Routine checks also will be done to make sure the temperature in housing units are...