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Detroit-area school gardens bring science to life

Jun. 17, 2019 1:07 AM EDT

HOLLY, Mich. (AP) — Looking for a spot to begin her elementary school's very first garden — a place where they could not just grow food but bring science to life — Patterson Elementary School teacher Kathy Marion settled on an area in full sun with room to spread out: smack dab in the middle...

Dodgers edge Cubs 3-2 with late-game heroics

Jun. 16, 2019 11:30 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kenley Jansen sent a late-night text to Dodgers manager Dave Roberts after his blown save against the Cubs. "I wanted the ball after what happened last night," the closer said. "I really wanted to face them again." Jansen got his wish, and quickly found himself in trouble again. But he...

Gary Woodland wins US Open at Pebble Beach

Jun. 16, 2019 10:04 PM EDT

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Gary Woodland denied Brooks Koepka's bold bid at history with two clutch shots and made U.S. Open memories of his own, starting with that silver trophy in his hands at Pebble Beach. Woodland finished in style Sunday. He holed a 30-foot birdie putt for a 2-under 69, giving him...

No room: Frazier squeezed out of Yanks' lineup, sent down

Jun. 16, 2019 8:29 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Hot-hitting Clint Frazier was squeezed out of the New York Yankees' powerful lineup and sent down to the minors Sunday, another frustrating episode in what's been a breakout season for the 24-year-old outfielder. The Yankees got AL home run leader Edwin Encarnación in a late-night trade...

Paxton effective as Yanks gain series split with 10-3 rout

Jun. 16, 2019 7:28 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The New York Yankees already are showing signs of busting out offensively, even before they add three big-time power hitters to their lineup in the coming days. James Paxton pitched six effective innings, Brett Gardner and Austin Romine each had four RBIs and New York cruised past the...

Encarnación to join Yankees on Monday, become primary DH

Jun. 16, 2019 6:17 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Edwin Encarnación will find himself in a familiar spot after he joins the Yankees in New York on Monday. Manager Aaron Boone plans to use AL home run leader as his team's primary designated hitter once the 36-year-old slugger arrives. The AL East leaders acquired Encarnación for a...

Sexual abuse charges 'unfounded,' Chicago priest reinstated

Jun. 16, 2019 4:55 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Roman Catholic priest cleared of sexual abuse has been reinstated as pastor of a Chicago parish. The Rev. Patrick Lee was removed from Mt. Carmel Parish in January after an allegation he abused a minor nearly 40 years ago at a South Side parish. Church officials forwarded the complaint to...

Civil War reenactment in Illinois back on after cancellation

Jun. 16, 2019 12:19 PM EDT

WAUCONDA, Ill. (AP) — A Civil War reenactment at a northeastern Illinois forest preserve is back on after the event was temporarily canceled by a county official over questions of its value, as well as the use of the Confederate flag. Lake County Forest Preserves District President Angelo Kyle announced...

Suburban Chicago residents warned about lead in tap water

Jun. 16, 2019 10:34 AM EDT

UNIVERSITY PARK, Ill. (AP) — Residents of Chicago's southern suburbs have been warned about higher than normal lead levels in tap water. Aqua Illinois, which serves University Park as well as Green Garden and Monee townships, has advised residents this weekend to use bottled water as the utility worked to...

Yankees get slugger Encarnación in trade with Mariners

Jun. 16, 2019 10:16 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The New York Yankees acquired AL home run leader Edwin Encarnación in a trade with the Seattle Mariners on Saturday night, adding another feared slugger to what could be baseball's most powerful lineup when Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton return from injuries. Seattle is sending the...