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No peanuts or Cracker Jack at the old ballgame in Hartford

Feb. 16, 2019 9:27 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Kerry Adamowicz hoped that a meeting with Hartford Yard Goats officials might lead to a few peanut-free days or maybe a peanut-free section at the Double-A baseball team's stadium, so her son and other children with food allergies could enjoy a game. The team decided to go a bit...

Cubs' Russell sorry for 'pain' he caused ex-wife, no details

Feb. 15, 2019 5:05 PM EST

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell apologized Friday for the "hurt" and "pain" he caused his ex-wife but didn't detail what prompted a 40-game suspension under Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy. "My past behaviors were wrong and unacceptable," he said. Russell met with...

Theo Epstein: Joe Ricketts emails don't reflect Cubs' values

Feb. 12, 2019 7:09 PM EST

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein criticized emails from the patriarch of the family that owns the team and said Addison Russell won't play for Chicago again unless he meets the team's high expectations while completing his domestic violence suspension. Splinter News...

Department: Possible rabies exposure from bat at Pacers game

Feb. 10, 2019 9:22 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana health officials say people who had contact with a bat last week during an Indiana Pacers game have possibly been exposed to rabies. The Indiana State Department of Health says anyone who may have touched the bat with bare skin when it flew around at the Pacers game Thursday in...

New blow to horse racing as more equine flu cases announced

Feb. 10, 2019 8:23 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Four new cases of equine flu have been reported by the British Horseracing Authority in a blow to the sport's hopes of resuming action on Wednesday. The cases were identified in vaccinated thoroughbreds at the Newmarket yard of trainer Simon Crisford, the BHA said late Sunday. Racing has been...

China reports new outbreak of African swine fever

Feb. 8, 2019 10:54 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China has reported a new outbreak of African swine fever that is threating the country's vital pork industry. The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs reported Friday the disease had been detected on a farm in Yongzhou in the central province of Hunan, where 4,600 pigs were being...

Rats vex staff at historic Los Angeles City Hall

Feb. 8, 2019 1:37 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The first clue Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson had that rats were invading City Hall, possibly carrying a potentially deadly disease, was the pitter-patter of little feet. "We had an employee or two mention they heard something in the ceiling," Wesson said Thursday as he...

Arizona facility temporarily closing after 4th dolphin death

Feb. 5, 2019 9:31 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — After the death of a fourth dolphin, a Phoenix-area aquatic facility announced Tuesday that it will temporarily close for a reevaluation by an outside panel of experts. Officials with Dolphinaris Arizona said the voluntary closure will start Friday and there isn't an immediate timetable for...

Poland says no sick cows slaughtered; EU begins inspection

Feb. 4, 2019 1:56 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish government officials denied that sick cows were slaughtered for meat in Poland as European Union investigators began a weeklong inspection Monday based on a media report that beef from unfit animals was exported to more than a dozen countries. Poland's top veterinarian, Pawel...

Polish envoy to Slovakia summoned over tainted meat scandal

Feb. 1, 2019 10:52 AM EST

BRATSLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia's agriculture minister summoned the Polish ambassador to Bratislava on Friday over a scandal in which meat from sick Polish cows that were slaughtered illegally was exported to 11 other European Union countries. Polish authorities have previously acknowledged the meat...