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Indians hit 3 straight HRs, Plesac shuts down Rangers, 10-3

Jun. 19, 2019 12:36 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Jose Ramirez went into the upper deck for his first home run in more than a month. The Cleveland Indians later got a trio of long balls unlike any they have had in nearly 15 years. While rookie Zach Plesac allowed only two hits pitching into the eighth inning, Cleveland hitters were...

Today in History

Jun. 19, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, June 19, the 170th day of 2019. There are 195 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On June 19, 1865, Union troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, with news that the Civil War was over, and that all remaining slaves in Texas were free — an event celebrated...

Reds hit 3 homers off Justin Verlander, beat Astros 4-3

Jun. 18, 2019 11:28 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Justin Verlander gives up a lot of fly balls. Great American Ball Park yields a lot of home runs. The Cincinnati Reds took advantage of the combination to finally win a series. Jesse Winker and Derek Dietrich homered off Verlander in the first inning Tuesday night, and the Reds held on...

Rangers will retire Michael Young's No. 10 jersey in August

Jun. 18, 2019 8:22 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Michael Young was really bummed about being traded to the Texas Rangers in the summer of 2000. Texas became home for the kid from California, and later this summer the Rangers will retire the No. 10 jersey of the former seven-time All-Star infielder, who has played more games and...

Photographer recounts facing Dallas gunman

Jun. 18, 2019 7:47 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Waiting outside a federal courthouse, photographer Tom Fox took in Dallas' 8 a.m. bustle. People dressed for work got out of cars. A homeless man danced on a street pole. But when what initially sounded like a truck backfiring clarified into gunshots, the routine assignment for a veteran...

New Jersey may let Golden Nugget casino take some NBA bets

Jun. 18, 2019 6:48 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers are considering loosening their sports betting restrictions to allow the owner of the Golden Nugget casino to accept bets on most National Basketball Association teams. Texas billionaire Tilman Fertitta owns the casino — and also owns the NBA's Houston...

Man re-arrested for fatal stabbing of Houston boy, 11

Jun. 18, 2019 5:39 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Newly tested DNA evidence led to the re-arrest of a man accused of fatally stabbing an 11-year-old Houston boy as he walked home from school in 2016, authorities said Tuesday. Andre Timothy Jackson Jr. was indicted by a grand jury in Houston in the death of Josue Flores. The sixth-grader was...

US air quality is slipping after years of improvement

Jun. 18, 2019 4:45 PM EDT

After decades of improvement, America's air may not be getting any cleaner. Over the last two years the nation had more polluted air days than just a few years earlier, federal data shows. While it remains unclear whether this is the beginning of a trend, health experts say it's troubling to see air quality...

McConnell on reparations for slavery: Not a 'good idea'

Jun. 18, 2019 4:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday rejected reparations for slavery in part because it would be hard to know whom to pay. The Kentucky Republican spoke to reporters on the eve of a rare House hearing on what compensation, if any, the U.S. might owe for the economic and...

Biden balances middle-class appeal with ritzy fundraisers

Jun. 18, 2019 2:50 PM EDT

HIGHLAND PARK, Texas (AP) — During the early weeks of his presidential campaign, Joe Biden stopped by this exclusive Dallas-area enclave to headline a fundraiser at the home of Russel Budd, a lawyer known for overseeing billions of dollars in settlements with corporations sued for asbestos exposure. The...