The Latest: A$AP Rocky lawyer ‘disappointed’ by verdict

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Latest on A$AP Rocky’s trial for assault in Stockholm (all times local): 2:55 p.m. The lawyer for U.S. rapper A$AP Rocky says he is “disappointed” by the decision of a Stockholm court to find his client guilty of assault for his role in a June 30 street brawl in the city. […]

Wife of US student held in Iran says husband ‘not a spy’

WASHINGTON (AP) — The wife of a Princeton University graduate student imprisoned in Iran said Thursday that her husband is not a spy as she appealed for international cooperation to secure his release. “I plead for the gate of mercy to be opened for him, and I hope he can come back to us as […]

Conservatives win Faeroe Islands general election

HELSINKI (AP) — Initial results show that the opposition People’s Party has won a general election in the Faeroe Islands as the ruling Social Democratic Party lost its position as the biggest party in the parliament. With all votes counted by officials on Sunday, the conservative People’s Party, led by Joergen Niclasen, had gathered 24.5% […]

German men die climbing Austrian Alps at ages 50, 50 and 60

BERLIN (AP) — Three German men have died in separate accidents while hiking in the Austrian Alps, authorities said Saturday. A 60-year-old man who fell while roped to two other climbers near Nassereith in western Austria died Friday, Austria’s APA news agency reported. The man, the three-man team’s lead climber, suffered fatal injuries when he […]

Greinke wins Astros debut with HR help, tops Rockies 11-6

HOUSTON (AP) — Zack Greinke’s debut with the Houston Astros on Tuesday night was made easier by the warm welcome he received from his new teammates in the days since his trade from the Arizona Diamondbacks. It didn’t hurt that the Astros also provided him a ton of offense on a night where he didn’t […]

Ex-baseball players Dotel, Castillo linked to DR drug ring

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Authorities in the Dominican Republic have arrested former MLB pitcher Octavio Dotel and cited ex-infielder Luis Castillo for their alleged links to a drug-trafficking and money-laundering ring, officials said Tuesday. Dominican Attorney General Jean Alain Rodríguez said police are also actively pursuing the alleged leader of the ring, César […]

Cambodian rescued after 4 days wedged in mountain rocks

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A man who became wedged between rocks while collecting bat droppings in the Cambodian jungle was rescued after being trapped for almost four days. Police said Sum Bora slipped Sunday while trying to retrieve his flashlight, which had fallen in the small rocky hollow. Bat droppings — guano — are […]

Gurriel 8 RBIs, Cole wins 10th in row, Astros rout Rockies

HOUSTON (AP) — With Houston’s powerful offense, there always seem to be men on base when Yuli Gurriel comes to the plate in the bottom part of the Astros order. On Wednesday, he found a way to send most of them home. Gurriel drove in a team record-tying eight runs, Gerrit Cole won his 10th […]

LEADING OFF: Indians take aim at Target, Hamels rolling

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: TARGET TIME A couple months ago, Cleveland trailed the Twins by 11 ½ games in the AL Central and was being written off as too old and too banged-up. But by going a baseball-best 38-16 since June 4, the Indians have closed within two games of […]

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