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Plumber turned political candidate busted in Capitol riot

Jul. 28, 2021 16:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City plumber who's moonlighted as a fringe political candidate is in hot water for allegedly storming the U.S. Capitol during January's insurrection, boasting about it on social media and then trying to cover his tracks. Daniel Christmann, a...

Rangers sign No. 2 overall pick Leiter with $7.9M bonus

Jul. 28, 2021 16:20 PM EDT

Second overall pick Jack Leiter signed Wednesday with the Texas Rangers, getting a $7,922,000 signing bonus that is the largest for a drafted pitcher in 10 years. The deal for the right-hander out of Vanderbilt, and the son of former big league lefty Al Leiter, was for...

Reds acquire reliever Givens from Rockies for prospects

Jul. 28, 2021 16:08 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds added more help for their struggling bullpen by acquiring right-hander Mychal Givens from the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday in exchange for two pitching prospects. The Rockies got right-hander Case Williams and right-hander Noah...

Expansion Kraken land Grubauer; Lightning breakup continues

Jul. 28, 2021 16:02 PM EDT

There was a method to the Seattle Kraken’s approach to preserve salary cap space while making their expansion draft selections. Two weeks later, it led to the Kraken making one of the biggest splashes in free agency by signing goalie Philipp Grubauer to a six-year...

The Latest: California urges people to mask up indoors

Jul. 28, 2021 15:57 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Following the federal government’s lead, California is recommending that people wear masks indoors regardless of vaccination status. Wednesday’s announcement comes a day after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advised that fully...

NXIVM sex cult member who cooperated avoids prison time

Jul. 28, 2021 15:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A former member of NXIVM leader Keith Raniere’s inner circle who was charged in his sex trafficking enterprise avoided prison at sentencing Wednesday after prosecutors cited her extraordinary cooperation. Lauren Salzman was sentenced in Brooklyn...

Hurricanes trade for Bear, reach deals with DeAngelo, others

Jul. 28, 2021 15:54 PM EDT

The Carolina Hurricanes have acquired defenseman Ethan Bear from the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for forward Warren Foegele while agreeing to deals with returning alternate captain Jordan Martinook, defenseman Tony DeAngelo and forward Josh Leivo. Martinook agreed to a...

Vehicle traffic nearing pre-COVID levels as transit lags

Jul. 28, 2021 15:47 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Vehicle traffic between New Jersey and New York City is approaching pre-pandemic levels while public transit ridership continues to lag, according to numbers released Wednesday by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey that reflect a regional trend. ...

NY to require state employees to get vaccines, or get tested

Jul. 28, 2021 15:47 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York will require state employees to get vaccinated against the coronavirus by Labor Day or undergo weekly tests for COVID-19, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday. "It’s smart, it’s fair and it’s in everyone’s interest,” Cuomo said in a...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Jul. 28, 2021 15:42 PM EDT

South Florida Sun Sentinel. July 28, 2021. Editorial: A rare and healthy dose of outrage from ethics watchdogs From its earliest days in 1974, the Florida Commission on Ethics has been criticized as too lax in punishing politicians and candidates for...