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Kelly, lowly D-Backs rally past NL East-leading Braves 6-4

Sep. 23, 2021 23:00 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Carson Kelly hit a tying three-run homer in a five-run seventh inning, Daulton Varsho followed with a go-ahead double and the last-place Arizona Diamondbacks beat the NL East-leading Atlanta Braves 6-4 Thursday. Seeking its fourth straight division title,...

White House faces bipartisan backlash on Haitian migrants

Sep. 22, 2021 00:20 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is facing sharp condemnation from Democrats for its handling of the influx of Haitian migrants at the U.S. southern border, after images of U.S. Border Patrol agents on horseback using aggressive tactics went viral this week. Striking...

White House faces bipartisan backlash on Haitian migrants

Sep. 21, 2021 22:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is facing sharp condemnation from Democrats for its handling of the influx of Haitian migrants at the U.S. southern border, after images of U.S. Border Patrol agents on horseback using aggressive tactics went viral this week. Striking...

Siri, McCormick rally AL West-leading Astros past D-backs

Sep. 19, 2021 18:50 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Jose Siri and Chas McCormick hit back-to-back home runs in the eighth inning, rallying the AL West-leading Houston Astros over the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-6 on Sunday. Carlos Correa also homered as the Astros held their comfortable division lead over...

Shooting death investigation uncovers illegal pot farm

Sep. 19, 2021 15:23 PM EDT

OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — The shooting death of man in rural Northern California has led to five arrests, including his father and two brothers who are accused of trying to hide the body to prevent investigators from discovering an illegal marijuana growing operation, authorities said. ...

Karen Tei Yamashita to receive honorary National Book Award

Sep. 10, 2021 10:04 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Karen Tei Yamashita, this year's recipient of a National Book Award for literary achievement, is in some ways a departure from previous winners. The National Book Foundation announced Friday that Yamashita has been awarded its medal for Distinguished...

Las Cruces woman sentenced 9 years for beating little girl

Sep. 09, 2021 19:23 PM EDT

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A Las Cruces woman has been sentenced to a nine-year prison term after pleading guilty to what prosecutors described as a vicious, hourslong beating of a toddler. Desirae Vargas pleaded guilty to a felony child abuse charge on Thursday and was...

Brazil judge claps back at 'undemocratic' Bolsonaro vow

Sep. 08, 2021 19:09 PM EDT

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — The Brazilian Supreme Court's Chief Justice Luiz Fux on Wednesday issued a sharp rebuttal to President Jair Bolsonaro, one day after the right-wing leader escalated his feud with the court by vowing to no longer abide by one of its justice's rulings. ...

Today in History

Sep. 06, 2021 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, Sept. 6, the 249th day of 2021. There are 116 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On Sept. 6, 2006, President George W. Bush acknowledged for the first time that the CIA was...

Parents say child injured at S. Idaho school, file lawsuit

Aug. 31, 2021 11:33 AM EDT

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — The parents of a former south-central Idaho middle school student have filed a lawsuit against the school district contending a teacher instructed other children to wrap their child tightly in a sheet and push her down concrete stairs while the teacher recorded...