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Scherzer, Seager get big-money deals ahead of CBA expiration

Nov. 29, 2021 22:18 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Right-hander Max Scherzer agreed to a record-setting $130 million, three-year contract with the New York Mets and shortstop Corey Seager struck a $325 million, 10-year deal with the Texas Rangers on Monday as players and teams rushed to reach agreements before an expected...

Franco, Rays both get what they want in $182 million deal

Nov. 29, 2021 13:12 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Wander Franco and the Tampa Bay Rays both got what they wanted in the shortstop’s $182 million, 11-year deal that includes a club option for the 2033 season. The 20-year-old Franco got financial security for his family and Tampa Bay locked...

Franco signs $182-million, 11-year contract with Tampa Bay

Nov. 27, 2021 14:29 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Wander Franco and the Tampa Bay Rays have finalized an $182 million, 11-year contract that includes a club option for the 2033 season. The shortstop's deal, which could be worth up to $223 million if the club option is exercised and...

Italy, France deepen economic, defense cooperation

Nov. 26, 2021 12:45 PM EST

ROME (AP) — Italian Premier Mario Draghi said that a bilateral treaty signed on Friday with French President Emmanuel Macron to strengthen bilateral cooperation would in turn strengthen the European Union, including such areas as defense, aerospace and technology. The...

From serious to scurrilous, some Jimmy Hoffa theories

Nov. 26, 2021 09:10 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The FBI’s confirmation last week that it was looking at a spot near a New Jersey landfill as the possible burial site of former Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa is the latest development in a search that began when he disappeared in 1975. A number of...

Illinois families of 2 killed at concert file lawsuits

Nov. 24, 2021 18:43 PM EST

NAPERVILLE, Ill. (AP) — The family of two close friends from suburban Chicago who were killed at the Astroworld concert in Houston this month have filed wrongful death lawsuits against rapper Travis Scott, the Live Nation entertainment company and others. The lawsuits...

Man ordered to stand trial in September killing in Omaha

Nov. 23, 2021 08:06 AM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A 19-year-old man has been ordered to stand trial on first-degree murder for allegedly opening fire on two teenagers in Omaha killing one of them. The Omaha World-Herald reports that the judge made the decision Monday. In...

Today in History

Nov. 23, 2021 00:06 AM EST

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Nov. 23, the 327th day of 2021. There are 38 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 23, 1971, the People’s Republic of China was seated in the U.N. Security Council. ...

Sebastian Blanco scores twice, Timbers beat Minnesota 3-1

Nov. 21, 2021 20:50 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Sebastian Blanco scored the go-ahead goal and adding an insurance score and the Portland Timbers eliminated Minnesota United from the MLS playoffs with a 3-1 opening-round victory Sunday. The fourth-seeded Timbers advanced to play the top-seeded...

Spain faces its past in mass graves bill. Will it be enough?

Nov. 19, 2021 03:43 AM EST

GUADALAJARA, Spain (AP) — Carnations in hand, 94-year-old Julio López del Campo has come decade after decade to mark the spot where he believes the body of his brother, Mariano, was tossed into a pit along with other victims of the brutal regime of Francisco Franco in Spain. ...