• LEADING OFF: Kluber's on a roll, Burnett vs Harvey

    Updated: Sat, May 23, 2015

    A look at what's happening all around the major leagues today: ___ LOOKING MORE LIKE CY Corey Kluber is only 1-5, but he's looking more like the pitcher who won the AL Cy Young last season. The Indians right-hander heads into his start against the Reds on quite a roll: He has 30...

  • Kendrick battles but Giants top Rockies, 11-8.

    Updated: Sat, May 23, 2015

    DENVER (AP) — Kyle Kendrick fought to keep the Colorado Rockies in the game. It almost paid off when his teammates nearly erased a seven-run deficit at a rain-soaked Coors Field. Kendrick tossed 6 1-3 hard-fought innings before the bullpen stumbled in the final three frames and the...

  • AP Interview: Leader says Mideast pays price for gender gap

    Updated: Sat, May 23, 2015

    SOUTHERN SHUNEH, Jordan (AP) — Bring more Arab women into the workforce, invest in "bite-sized" infrastructure projects and get the private sector more involved in training young job seekers — these are the prescriptions of a leading Gulf entrepreneur for growing Middle Eastern...

  • UN chief says save migrants, deal with cause of flight

    Updated: Sat, May 23, 2015

    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday urged Southeast Asian nations to deal with the causes behind a growing humanitarian crisis that has forced thousands of Rohingya from Myanmar and Bangladeshi migrants to flee by sea, leaving many still stranded in...

  • Japan pledges climate change aid to Pacific island nations

    Updated: Sat, May 23, 2015

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan is giving 55 billion yen ($450 million) in climate change and disaster aid to Pacific island nations, an effort to beef up its profile in the region. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made the pledge at a meeting with Pacific island nations in Iwaki in northern...

  • Roadside bomb kills 2, including Afghan district chief

    Updated: Sat, May 23, 2015

    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says a roadside bomb has killed that two people, including a district administrative chief, in the country's south. Dost Mohammad Nayab, spokesman for the provincial governor of Uruzgan province, said Saturday that Mohammad Ismail...

  • AP Analysis: At Mideast forum, hopes for future amid chaos

    Published: Sat, May 23, 2015

    SOUTHERN SHUNEH, Jordan (AP) — Against a backdrop of Iraq and Syria in flames, Middle Eastern political and business leaders sought to focus on a future of growth and investment for a region that for long has lagged behind. But present-day reality proved rather difficult to ignore,...

  • Islamic State group radio claims Saudi mosque suicide attack

    Updated: Sat, May 23, 2015

    CAIRO (AP) — The Islamic State group's radio station has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing Friday on a Shiite mosque in Saudi Arabia, warning that more "black days" loom ahead for Shiites. The attack killed at least 21 people and wounded dozens in the eastern town of Qatif...

  • Thai year-old coup imposes superficial calm but little else

    Updated: Sat, May 23, 2015

    BANGKOK (AP) — Shortly after seizing power in a coup that followed months of debilitating street protests, Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha vowed to end Thailand's decade of political upheaval once and for all. In his words, "to bring everything out in the open and fix it." One year later, the...

  • North Dakota health officials warn about hantavirus

    Updated: Sat, May 23, 2015

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Spring cleaning season is here and the North Dakota Health Department says people should be aware of the risk of being infected by hantavirus. Health officials are warning residents to be aware of the presence of rodents when cleaning up houses, barns,...

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