• Texas abortion providers study whether clinics could reopen

    Updated: 36 min ago

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Abortion providers cheered a move by the U.S. Supreme Court to temporarily block part of a Texas law that would have closed more than half the state's 19 remaining abortion clinics. Now they are studying whether it could also allow them to reopen some previously...

  • Pre-Civil War baseball team card going on the auction block

    Updated: 36 min ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — For decades, a circa 1860s Brooklyn Atlantics team baseball card was tucked away, first inside a secret drawer of a bedroom set and then between the pages of a photo album. Now the pre-Civil War card that's been in the same family for over 150 years is going on the...

  • 'Mind blowing' flames destroy homes in Washington state

    Updated: 50 min ago

    WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) — From just across the Wenatchee River, Dominick Bonny watched a whole neighborhood in his central Washington town burn as a wildfire destroyed two dozen homes and forced hundreds to flee. "With the wind blowing away from us, it was like we were watching a...

  • AAA Michigan: 1.4M expected to travel this Fourth of July

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — AAA Michigan says about 1.4 million state residents are expected to travel this Fourth of July, the most since 2007. The Dearborn-based auto club says its projections are for Michigan residents traveling 50 miles or more from home between Wednesday and Sunday....

  • Openly transgender swimmer at Harvard believed to be a 1st

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Schuyler Bailar was a star recruit for the women's swimming team at Harvard University, a tough competitor with a shot at winning titles. But Bailar is opting to forgo such honors to join the men's team instead, competing as the first openly transgender swimmer...

  • Altuve helps Astros to 6-1 win over Royals

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    HOUSTON (AP) — Kansas City's Joe Blanton didn't walk anyone in his first two starts this season. Things were a lot different on Monday night, and it helped the Houston Astros to a 6-1 win. Chris Carter and Jose Altuve homered to back a solid start by rookie Lance McCullers in the...

  • Passenger sets self on fire on Japan's bullet train

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    TOKYO (AP) — A passenger on one of Japan's high-speed bullet trains tried to set himself or herself on fire Tuesday, causing smoke to fill the carriage and forcing the train to stop, Japan's transport ministry said. Two people were found unconscious, a ministry official said. Japanese...

  • Coal industry scores a win but fate of plants still in air

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Coal companies and their supporters scored a courtroom victory with a U.S. Supreme Court decision that said the Obama administration failed to take potential costs into account when it decided to regulate toxic emissions from many power plants. But officials...

  • Lucroy has 4 hits, 2 RBIs, helps Brewers down Phillies

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jonathan Lucroy and Ryan Braun seem to always have a good time when hitting at Citizens Bank Park. It was no different on Monday night. Lucroy had four of the Brewers' season high-tying 16 hits and drove in two runs and Braun added three hits and an RBI, leading...

  • Norris gives up 4 HRs as Orioles lose to Rangers 8-1

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    BALTIMORE (AP) — On a night when Bud Norris gave up a career high-tying four home runs, the Orioles' right-hander labored through six innings. That, unfortunately for Baltimore, was the best that could be said about his latest effort during a very trying season. Mitch Moreland...

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