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LEADING OFF: Bassitt back, Chisox close, Max starts, Cards W

Sep. 23, 2021 05:22 AM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: ___ Oakland right-hander Chris Bassitt promised to return to the mound by season’s end following a frightening 100 mph line drive to the face on Aug. 17. He’ll get his...

EPA completes rule to phase out gases used as refrigerants

Sep. 23, 2021 05:11 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In what officials call a key step to combat climate change, the Environmental Protection Agency is sharply limiting domestic production and use of hydrofluorocarbons, highly potent greenhouse gases commonly used in refrigerators and air conditioners. ...

ETSU seeks volunteers to sift for fossils from ancient site

Sep. 23, 2021 04:11 AM EDT

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) — East Tennessee State University is seeking volunteers to help sift for fossils in sediment from what was a prehistoric pond that has produced remains of mastodons. The university says the volunteers needed this fall at the the Gray Fossil...

Many migrants staying in US even as expulsion flights rise

Sep. 23, 2021 04:08 AM EDT

DEL RIO, Texas (AP) — Three hours after being freed from a giant migrant camp under an international bridge, Mackenson Veillard stood outside a gas station and took stock of his sudden good fortune as he and his pregnant wife waited for a Greyhound bus to take them to a cousin in San...

McVey appointed WVa insurance commissioner, successor named

Sep. 23, 2021 04:08 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Allan L. McVey has been appointed as West Virginia's insurance commissioner. Gov. Jim Justice announced McVey's appointment Wednesday. McVey fills the vacancy created by the resignation of Jim Dodrill. McVey served as...

Kentucky to collect $300 million in settling gambling suit

Sep. 23, 2021 04:02 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — An internet gambling site has agreed to pay $300 million to Kentucky to settle a long-running lawsuit filed by the state, Gov. Andy Beshear said. Flutter Entertainment, the parent company of PokerStars, agreed to the settlement, the governor said...

World shares advance after Fed signals it will ease support

Sep. 23, 2021 04:01 AM EDT

World shares were mostly higher Thursday after the Federal Reserve signaled it may begin easing its extraordinary support measures for the U.S. economy later this year. Benchmarks rose in Paris, London, Hong Kong, Shanghai and most other markets. U.S. futures were higher....

Retired Supreme Court justice portrait will hang in Capitol

Sep. 23, 2021 04:01 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The official portrait of a retired Kentucky Supreme Court justice has been dedicated and will hang in the state Capitol. Daniel J. Venters served 10 years as the justice for the 3rd Supreme Court District before retiring in 2019. He was also a...

Florim USA to expand operations in Clarksville

Sep. 23, 2021 04:01 AM EDT

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee officials say Florim USA will expand its operations at its facility in Clarksville, investing roughly $35 million and creating more than 30 jobs. According to a news release, the expansion of the porcelain floor and wall tile...

Sport's biggest secret: Names in the envelopes at Ryder Cup

Sep. 23, 2021 03:37 AM EDT

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — Steve Stricker and Padraig Harrington still haven't faced the toughest part of being Ryder Cup captains, a decision they can only hope never gets revealed. Whose name goes in the envelope? It might be the biggest secret in...