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Odor snaps late tie with 1st hit as Yankee, NY tops Rays 8-4

Apr. 11, 2021 17:22 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Rougned Odor snapped a 10th-inning tie with his first hit as a Yankee, Gio Urshela homered and drove in three runs, and New York rallied Sunday to avoid a weekend sweep with an 8-4 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays. Urshela hit a two-run homer...

Angels at Blue Jays rained out in Florida, makeup in Anaheim

Apr. 11, 2021 16:11 PM EDT

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — The game between the Los Angeles Angels and Toronto scheduled for Sunday at the Blue Jays' temporary home in Florida was postponed because of rain. The game will be made up as part of a split doubleheader on Aug. 10 at Anaheim, California. ...

Teenager dies when electrocuted during Florida storm

Apr. 11, 2021 15:26 PM EDT

SPRING HILL, Fla. (AP) — A 17-year-old girl died Sunday during a strong storm that swept through central Florida, damaging homes and businesses. The woman was driving in Spring Hill, north of Tampa, when her car struck a downed power line, the Florida Highway Patrol...

Trump goes after Pence, McConnell in speech to party donors

Apr. 11, 2021 15:04 PM EDT

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — It was supposed to be a unifying weekend for a Republican Party at war with itself over former President Donald Trump’s divisive leadership. But Trump himself shattered two days of relative peace in his closing remarks to the GOP’s top donors when he insulted the...

Clean-shaven Odor makes debut for Yankees against Rays

Apr. 11, 2021 14:32 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Rougned Odor was in the lineup for the New York Yankees for the first time Sunday, sporting a new look that includes more than a uniform change. The clean-shaven infielder complied with his new team’s longstanding facial hair policy by...

Angels OF Fowler needs season-ending surgery for torn ACL

Apr. 11, 2021 14:30 PM EDT

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — Los Angeles Angels outfielder Dexter Fowler has a torn ACL in his left knee that requires season-ending surgery. A date for the procedure has not been set. Recovery time is expected to be six to nine months. “Comeback season...

Hit-and-run crash in Florida kills New York federal judge

Apr. 11, 2021 10:19 AM EDT

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman who claimed she is Harry Potter fatally struck a federal judge visiting from New York and seriously injured a 6-year-old boy after swerving her car onto a sidewalk, officials said. Nastasia Snape, 23, is charged with vehicular...

New York judge killed in hit-and-run accident in Florida

Apr. 11, 2021 10:18 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A woman is facing criminal charges after a hit-and-run crash killed a New York-based federal judge. The crash occurred Friday morning in Boca Raton, Florida. According to multiple reports, U.S. District Judge Sandra Feuerstein was walking on a sidewalk...

Montana faith groups, advocates show LGBTQ support

Apr. 11, 2021 10:14 AM EDT

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — Shortly after the deadly 2016 mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, Courtney VonLindern, who is gay and non-binary, was walking through downtown Missoula in a state of dejection when they spotted a pride flag displayed in the window of the United...

Time ticks on Florida bills on protestors, budget, voting

Apr. 11, 2021 08:44 AM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida lawmakers have little time to waste as they debate and finalize legislative proposals, big and small, in the waning days of the legislative session — including a state budget, a nationally watched elections bill and a so-called “anti-riot” bill that is...