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Longtime Free Press writer Lowe wins BBWAA excellence award

Dec. 06, 2022 22:53 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — John Lowe, who created the quality start statistic while covering baseball for the Detroit Free Press and other newspapers for more than three decades, won the BBWAA Career Excellence Award on Tuesday. The honor was announced by the Baseball Writers' Association of...

American Museum of Natural History names new president

Dec. 06, 2022 21:17 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The American Museum of Natural History on Tuesday said it had chosen college president Sean Decatur to become its next president, making him the first Black leader of the institution. Decatur, currently the president of Kenyon College in Ohio, will succeed Ellen...

Reviews find misuse of COVID-19 hotel stays by prison staff

Dec. 06, 2022 17:13 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — There are at least 35 instances where Connecticut Department of Correction employees potentially misused a COVID-19 program that provided workers with hotel rooms during the height of the pandemic, including a staffer who booked a room to attend a wedding, according to...

State sues company that failed to return N95 mask money

Dec. 06, 2022 15:39 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts attorney general's office has sued a company it alleges failed to reimburse the state nearly $3.5 million for hundreds of thousands of N95 masks it failed to deliver as promised early in the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the suit filed Monday in...

Oil spill smears coast in Venezuelan tourist hotspot

Dec. 06, 2022 13:12 PM EST

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — An oil spill has polluted more than 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) of coastline at the city of Lechería, one of Venezuela's top tourist destinations, the city's mayor said Tuesday. Mayor Manuel Ferreira called it a “catastrophic scene.” ...

Biden's efforts to protect abortion access hit roadblocks

Dec. 06, 2022 12:28 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is still actively searching for ways to safeguard abortion access for millions of women, even as it bumps up against a complex web of strict new state laws enacted in the months after the Supreme Court stripped the constitutional right. ...

USS Arizona survivor: Honor those killed at Pearl Harbor

Dec. 05, 2022 19:20 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — USS Arizona sailor Lou Conter lived through the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor even though his battleship exploded and sank after being pierced by aerial bombs. That makes the now 101-year-old somewhat of a celebrity, especially on the anniversary of the Dec. 7,...

Mexico pledges to complete huge elevated train in one year

Dec. 05, 2022 18:57 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s troubled Maya Train tourist project will now include a 45-mile (72 kilometer) stretch of elevated trackway through the jungle, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Monday. López Obrador has changed his mind a number of times on his pet...

Train service in Nigeria capital resumes after deadly attack

Dec. 05, 2022 12:47 PM EST

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Rail service in Nigeria’s capital city resumed on Monday, eight months after assailants attacked a train with explosives and gunfire, killing seven people and abducting dozens of passengers. Only a handful of passengers and armed security personnel were...

French tenor belatedly, triumphantly makes his Met debut

Dec. 05, 2022 10:44 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Fresh off a triumphant debut, French tenor Benjamin Bernheim seems likely to become a familiar presence at the Metropolitan Opera. Just not too familiar, he hopes. Bernheim, already a star at major European houses, is one of a new crop of tenors being introduced to...