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Consumer confidence up slightly in July

Jul. 27, 2021 12:45 PM EDT

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — U.S. consumer confidence was largely unchanged between June and July, holding to the lofty heights that were last seen near the beginning of 2020, just before the coronavirus pandemic throttled the U.S. and global economies. The Conference...

Orioles complete three-game sweep of Nationals with 5-4 win

Jul. 25, 2021 17:22 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Ryan McKenna scored on a sharp grounder by Ramon Urías for the winning run as the Baltimore Orioles completed a three-game sweep of the Washington Nationals with a 5-4 victory on Sunday. Trey Mancini, Maikel Franco and McKenna hit solo homers for the...

Matt Harvey impressive again, Orioles beat Nationals 5-3

Jul. 24, 2021 22:12 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Matt Harvey allowed one hit in six scoreless innings in another outstanding performance and the Baltimore Orioles held on to beat the fading Washington Nationals 5-3 on Saturday night. Harvey (5-10) allowed only one baserunner — Trea Turner hit a...

Shell's journey from undrafted long shot ends with hall call

Jul. 24, 2021 13:24 PM EDT

Donnie Shell knew he had a little time to make an impression. The life span of an undrafted free agent rookie is short. Really short. Especially for undrafted free agent rookies from a Historically Black College and University like South Carolina State, where the undersized Shell spent years...

Cruz HR in Rays debut, Tampa Bay beats Cleveland 10th in row

Jul. 23, 2021 23:39 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Nelson Cruz hit a solo homer in his Tampa Bay debut and Joey Wendle delivered the go-ahead single in a six-run ninth inning as the Rays beat the Cleveland Indians 10-5 Friday night. On a day the Indians announced they will change their name to the...

Valaika homers twice to lead Orioles past Nationals 6-1

Jul. 23, 2021 23:19 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Pat Valaika's sudden power surge helped the Baltimore Orioles to a rare win at home. Valaika homered twice — doubling his total for the season — and the Orioles beat the Washington Nationals 6-1 on Friday night for just their second victory in their...

Kraken attorney's fundraising group gets Florida's approval

Jul. 21, 2021 14:04 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A group run by one of former President Donald Trump’s most prominent election conspiracy adherents, reacting to accusations it was illegally seeking donations in Florida, has registered with the state and says it will raise $7 million, documents released...

Tampa Bay slugs 2 HRs, spoils return of Orioles' Means 9-3

Jul. 20, 2021 23:08 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Francisco Mejía had a homer and five RBIs, Randy Arozarena also homered and the Tampa Bay Rays spoiled John Means’ return from a left shoulder strain, beating the Baltimore Orioles 9-3 Tuesday night. Means (4-3), making his first start...

Spain: govt bill targets supporters of Franco’s dictatorship

Jul. 20, 2021 08:41 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spain’s government wants to outlaw expressions of support for Gen. Francisco Franco’s 20th-century dictatorship and ban bodies which praise that period’s policies and leaders. The Socialist-led coalition government’s Cabinet on Tuesday approved a...

Berlin opens ambitious cultural forum in palace replica

Jul. 20, 2021 04:37 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — One of Germany's most ambitious cultural projects, which will feature collections of African, Asian and other non-European art in a partial replica of a Prussian palace that was demolished by East Germany's communist government after World War II, is opening to the public on...