Cuban baseball players’ matchup in Miami goes awry

MIAMI (AP) — It was the baseball game many Cubans thought might never happen: Players on both sides of the Florida Straits, separated through the years by defections and exile, reunited on the same field before a joyful…

Sheriff: SC killer randomly targeted sex offender

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina man targeted a sex offender at random, killed him and his wife and later told deputies he planned to kill others on the state’s sex registry, authorities said Wednesday. Jeremy Moody…

Ex-leader of Conn. casino tribe convicted of theft

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A former chairman of the tribe that owns Connecticut’s Foxwoods Resort Casino was convicted Wednesday of stealing about $100,000 from his Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation to pay for limousine service trips for his…

Pope says he’ll be back to Brazil in 2017

APARECIDA, Brazil (AP) — Pope Francis says he’ll be coming back to Brazil in 2017. The pope spoke to Catholic pilgrims moments after saying Mass at the shrine of the country’s patron saint in the city of Aparecida…

Review: Only Jackman makes ‘Wolverine’ interesting

Don’t get us wrong. We don’t mean to take anything away from the more substantial qualities of “The Wolverine,” a fairly satisfying if not stellar installment in the saga of the famous mutant that Hugh Jackman’s been playing…

Witness to Emmett Till lynching dies in Illinois

CHICAGO (AP) — Hearing the screams of 14-year-old lynching victim Emmett Till from inside a Mississippi barn left a teenage field hand with an unbearable choice. He could tell a courtroom and risk paying for it with his…

Forbes apologizes for calling Irish president gay

DUBLIN (AP) — Financial news publisher Forbes says it’s apologizing to Ireland’s president for inaccurately describing him as gay in an online article. The New York-based media company pulled the offending piece from its website Wednesday and replaced…

Red Sox, Pedroia finalize 8-year, $110M deal

If the Red Sox thought the contract extension they gave Dustin Pedroia would keep him in Boston for the rest of his career, they may have actually underestimated the tenacity that made the diminutive second baseman a star.…
Gas station shooter

Gas station shooter speaks out

The Texas woman caught on camera shooting and killing a man during an argument at a Houston gas station gives her side of the story. …

Revis cleared to join Buccaneers in practice

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Darrelle Revis is expected on the practice field when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers open training camp. The three-time All-Pro cornerback who’s the centerpiece of an effort to overhaul the NFL’s worst pass defense has…

IMF will not file brief for Argentina in debt case

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The International Monetary Fund said Wednesday that it had dropped a proposal to formally back Argentina in its legal battle with holdout investors who refused to take losses on debts in the country’s…