• Royals' Edinson Volquez drops appeal, starts 5-game ban

    Updated: Mon, Apr 27, 2015

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Kansas City Royals pitcher Edinson Volquez has dropped his appeal of a five-game suspension for his involvement in a brawl with the Chicago White Sox last week. Volquez was to start serving his suspension against Cleveland on Monday night. He is among four Royals...

  • Officials: Inmate serving life term dies at Iowa hospital

    Updated: Mon, Apr 27, 2015

    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa man serving a life sentence for first-degree murder has died. The Iowa Department of Corrections says 62-year-old Michael Rouse died Sunday in Iowa City after he told a nurse he was having trouble breathing and was transported to University of Iowa...

  • Editorials from around Oregon

    Updated: Mon, Apr 27, 2015

    Albany Democrat-Herald, April 27, on citizens videotaping police We've spent a lot of time in this legislative session tracking a bill regarding the use of body cameras worn by police offices and whether the recordings from those should be public. We have news to report about that...

  • Editorials from around Oregon

    Updated: Mon, Apr 27, 2015

    Albany Democrat-Herald, April 27, on citizens videotaping police We've spent a lot of time in this legislative session tracking a bill regarding the use of body cameras worn by police offices and whether the recordings from those should be public. We have news to report about that...

  • Redskins to pick up 5th-year option on Robert Griffin III

    Updated: 7 min ago

    ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Despite Robert Griffin III's history of injuries and moves in and out of the lineup, the Washington Redskins plan to exercise the quarterback's fifth-year contract option for the 2016 season. New general manager Scot McCloughan opened his pre-draft news conference...

  • NASCAR Camping World Truck Points Leaders

    Updated: 7 min ago

    1. Matt Crafton, 128. 2. Tyler Reddick, 126. 3. Erik Jones, 122. 4. Johnny Sauter, 112. 5. James Buescher, 100. 6. John Wes Townley, 90. 7. Ray Black Jr., 89. 8. Cameron Hayley, 84. 9. Spencer Gallagher, 84. 10. Ben Kennedy, 83. 11. Timothy Peters, 81. 12. Tyler Young, 78....

  • Corinthian Colleges closes all 28 remaining campuses

    Updated: 8 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Corinthian Colleges canceled classes Monday and shut down all of its remaining 28 ground campuses, displacing about 16,000 students, less than two weeks after the Education Department announced it was fining the for-profit institution $30 million for...

  • Polish border guards refuse entry for 10 Russian bikers

    Updated: 9 min ago

    TERESPOL, Poland (AP) — Polish border guards on Monday blocked 10 nationalistic Russian bikers loyal to President Vladimir Putin from entering Poland as part of a ride to commemorate the Red Army's victory over Nazi Germany 70 years ago. The bikers — who have stirred controversy with...

  • Car bombings in Iraq's capital kill at least 20 civilians

    Updated: 9 min ago

    BAGHDAD (AP) — A series of car bombings targeting busy commercial areas in Iraq's capital killed at least 20 civilians Monday, officials said. The deadliest attack took place Monday night when a car bomb exploded on a commercial street in Baghdad's western district of Mansour, killing...

  • Uruguay urges ex-Guantanamo detainees to sign for housing

    Updated: 9 min ago

    MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Uruguay's foreign minister said Monday that six former Guantanamo Bay detainees resettled here will be out of a house and off public assistance unless they agree to terms they have so far rejected, the latest in an increasingly public battle over who is...

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