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Early voting starts in NY, candidates urge people to polls

Jun. 12, 2021 11:02 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Candidates in New York City's heavily contested Democratic mayoral primary on Saturday urged people to go to the polls in the coming days as early voting kicked off. The start of early voting in the state marks the homestretch to primary election day on...

Pharrell Williams to open Va. school for low-income families

Jun. 12, 2021 09:51 AM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Singer Pharrell Williams’ nonprofit plans to open a group of small private schools for students from low-income families, starting in Norfolk. The first school will open this fall in Ghent — the group declined to specify where — for students in...

Birding group helps foster LGBTQ community in the outdoors

Jun. 12, 2021 08:04 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — As folks drank coffee and munched on doughnuts on the patio outside the Jordan River Nature Center, Kylie Jones-Greenwood gave a simple directive. Jones-Greenwood, who uses they/them pronouns, wanted each of the dozen or so guests to introduce themselves, including...

LEADING OFF: deGrom, Scherzer get checked after early exits

Jun. 12, 2021 02:40 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: DR. DEGROM No doubt every Mets fans shuddered when they heard the news that star pitcher Jacob deGrom was pulled from his latest start with an elbow injury. But the two-time NL...

Historic St. Paul building transforms itself during pandemic

Jun. 12, 2021 01:07 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Built over a century ago as headquarters for James J. Hill’s two railroad enterprises and First National Bank, a mammoth Lowertown building is getting new life as an office for government agencies and their clients. The 14-story, block-length...

LEADING OFF: deGrom, Scherzer get checked after early exits

Jun. 12, 2021 00:12 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors on Saturday: DR. DEGROM No doubt every Mets fans shuddered when they heard the news that star pitcher Jacob deGrom was pulled from his latest start with an elbow injury. But the...

Mets' deGrom leaves with flexor tendinitis in win vs Padres

Jun. 11, 2021 23:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jacob deGrom did it all Friday night, pitching and hitting the Mets to victory. New York manager Luis Rojas even trusts him to diagnose his own elbow injury — and Dr. deGrom says not to fret. “My level of concern is not too...

Rays become first team to reach 40 wins, 4-2 over Orioles

Jun. 11, 2021 22:55 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Ryan Yarbrough followed up a rare Tampa Bay complete game with six solid innings and the Rays became the first team to reach 40 wins this season, 4-2 over the Baltimore Orioles on Friday night. “Hopefully we're first to 41, too,” Tampa...

Border collie Verb wins agility title at unique Westminster

Jun. 11, 2021 22:51 PM EDT

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — The competitors could run, jump and weave — and, for the first time, relax by rolling in the grass. The 145-year-old Manhattan event, usually held indoors in February, instead is happening outdoors at a suburban estate because of pandemic...

Mets' deGrom pulled elbow issue, says not concerned

Jun. 11, 2021 22:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Mets ace Jacob deGrom was pulled after six scoreless innings Friday night with right flexor tendinitis, but the two-time NL Cy Young Award winner said he isn't troubled by the diagnosis amid a historically dominant season. DeGrom faced the...