• What's on deck today at spring training

    Updated: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    What to watch for today at spring training: ___ WELCOME BACK Shortstop Jose Iglesias is set to play one inning when Detroit hosts Florida Southern. He missed all of last season because of stress fractures in both legs. Iglesias hit a combined .303 for Boston and the Tigers in 2013....

  • Dodgers and reliever Mike Adams agree to minor league deal

    Updated: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Relief pitcher Mike Adams and the Los Angeles Dodgers have agreed to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training. Adams was 2-1 with a 2.89 ERA in 22 games last season with the Philadelphia Phillies, who declined his $6 million club option for...

  • Chinese shoppers latest target of Hong Kong protest anger

    Updated: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police arrested nearly three dozen people Sunday after scuffles broke out in the latest protest against the growing influx of mainland Chinese shoppers. Police officers drew batons and used pepper spray on the crowds after the demonstration in a border town...

  • Myanmar prevents student protesters from marching to Yangon

    Updated: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    LETPADAN, Myanmar (AP) — Truckloads of police have prevented hundreds of student protesters from marching to Myanmar's biggest city to push for educational reform. Students have been marching from Myanmar's second-largest city of Mandalay to Yangon, the old capital, since January,...

  • Kerry, Russian FM meet in Geneva as Ukraine tensions simmer

    Updated: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    GENEVA (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is meeting his Russian counterpart for likely highly contentious talks amid continuing tensions over Ukraine and American calls for a full probe into the murder of a prominent opposition figure in Moscow. Kerry and Russian Foreign...

  • Kerry set to defend Israel before UN rights panel

    Updated: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    GENEVA (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in Geneva where he is to deliver a vigorous defense of Israel before a U.N. body that Washington deems biased against the Jewish state. Even as the U.S.-Israel rift over a possible Iran nuclear deal was expected to grow with a series...

  • UN report: Libya's flow of weapons needs tighter controls

    Updated: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A new U.N. report says Libya's ability to prevent the flow of weapons into and out of the chaotic country is "almost nonexistent," and it calls for the tightening of an arms embargo that the government says must be loosened so it can defend itself. The report by...

  • Asia stocks mostly rise as China rate cut offsets US data

    Updated: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    TOKYO (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly higher Monday as a weekend interest rate cut by the Chinese central bank lifted sentiment following the release of lackluster U.S. growth data. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 gained 0.2 percent to 18,826.88 and South Korea's Kospi added...

  • Australia bans travel to Iraqi city of Mosul under new law

    Updated: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Iraqi city of Mosul, which is held by Islamic State movement fighters, has become the second terrorist hot-spot to be declared off-limits to Australians under a new counterterrorism law aimed at deterring foreign fighters. Foreign Minister Julie Bishop...

  • Iraq state TV: Operation to retake Tikrit begins

    Updated: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's state TV says government forces backed by allied Shiite and Sunni fighters have begun a large-scale military operation to recapture Saddam Hussein's hometown from the Islamic State extremist group. Al-Iraqiya television said Monday that the forces were attacking...

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