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Keuchel called up by Diamondbacks to start vs Tiger

Jun. 26, 2022 14:17 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Former Cy Young Award winner Dallas Keuchel was called up by the Arizona Diamondbacks from the minors on Sunday to start against the Detroit Tigers. The 34-year-old Keuchel was designated for assignment by the Chicago White Sox on May 28. The Diamondbacks signed him...

Grand Canyon won't seek volunteers to kill bison this fall

Jun. 26, 2022 14:14 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A bison herd that lives almost exclusively in the northern reaches of Grand Canyon National Park won't be targeted for lethal removal there this fall. The park used skilled volunteers selected through a highly competitive and controversial lottery last year...

African American Museum planned for Las Vegas' Westside

Jun. 26, 2022 14:09 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas’ Historic Westside community is paving the way for an African American Museum and Cultural Arts Center, as part of its road map to revitalization. The center is one of many implementation strategies under the community’s HUNDRED Plan — a...

Pride parades march on with new urgency across US

Jun. 26, 2022 14:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s annual pride parade kicked off Sunday with glittering confetti, cheering crowds, fluttering rainbow flags and newfound fears about losing freedoms won through decades of activism. The annual marches in New York, San Francisco, Chicago and elsewhere...

Russia strikes Kyiv as Western leaders meet in Europe

Jun. 26, 2022 14:03 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia shattered weeks of relative calm in the Ukrainian capital with long-range missiles fired toward Kyiv early Sunday, an apparent Kremlin show-of-force as Western leaders meet in Europe to strengthen their military and economic support of Ukraine. Kyiv...

Report: Oklahoma gun deaths rose as firearms access grew

Jun. 26, 2022 14:01 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gun deaths in Oklahoma have increased since a “permitless carry” law allowing people over the age of 21 to carry a gun without a permit or training went into effect in 2019, according to a newspaper’s review of data. The Oklahoman analyzed state medical...

Wisconsin Democrats focus ire on Republican Sen. Johnson

Jun. 26, 2022 13:51 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Democrats looking to unseat Republican Sen. Ron Johnson focused their attacks on him Sunday, and not each other, as the eight candidates made their case to party activists at the state convention held six weeks before the primary. The Democratic...

'Elvis,' 'Top Gun' tie for box-office crown with $30.5M each

Jun. 26, 2022 13:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Baz Luhrmann's Elvis Presley biopic “Elvis” shook up theaters with an estimated $30.5 million in weekend ticket sales, but — in a box-office rarity — “Elvis” tied “Top Gun: Maverick," which also reported $30.5 million, for No. 1 in theaters. Final...

Biden urges Western unity on Ukraine amid war fatigue

Jun. 26, 2022 13:48 PM EDT

ELMAU, Germany (AP) — President Joe Biden and Western allies opened a three-day summit in the Bavarian Alps on Sunday intent on keeping economic fallout from the war in Ukraine from fracturing the global coalition working to punish Russia’s aggression. Britain’s Boris Johnson warned the...

Rays SS Wander Franco returns from quadriceps injury

Jun. 26, 2022 13:47 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay shortstop Wander Franco was reinstated from the 10-day injured list after missing 23 games with a right quadriceps strain. The 21-year old was the No. 2 hitter in Sunday’s lineup against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Franco was...