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LEADING OFF: Yanks continue odd trip, Swanson could return

A look at what’s happening around the majors Friday: TOUGH TRIP The New York Yankees will be back in action, they hope, during a rather strange road swing. Their game at Washington on Tuesday night was suspended in the sixth inning because of rain, and they were washed out...

As talks resume, China ends anti-dumping probe of US sorghum

HONG KONG (AP) — As China-U.S. trade talks resume in Washington, China says it is dropping an anti-dumping investigation into imported U.S. sorghum, saying it is not in the public interest. The Commerce Ministry said in a statement Friday that it was ending the probe...

Kashmir nomads wonder what place they have in today’s India

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Along a bustling road set amid a series of new McMansions in Kashmir’s main city, a half-dozen extended families are camped in an open field in shelters of burlap and plastic. To an outsider, they look like refugees. But they’re not. They...

Polish leader calls for UN force for Russia-Ukraine border

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Poland’s President Andrzej Duda is calling for U.N. peacekeepers to be sent to the Russia-Ukraine border and all territory controlled by separatists in eastern Ukraine. Duda stressed “in the strongest terms” to reporters Thursday the...

Castillo helps White Sox rally past Rangers 4-2

CHICAGO (AP) — Welington Castillo hit a tiebreaking two-run single in Chicago’s four-run eighth, helping the White Sox beat the Texas Rangers 4-2 on Thursday night in the opener of a four-game series between two of the worst teams in the AL. Yoan Moncada sparked the...

Velasquez helps Phillies down Cardinals 6-2

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Vince Velasquez pitched shutout ball into the seventh inning, and Carlos Santana and Pedro Florimon each hit home runs in the Philadelphia Phillies’ 6-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday night. Velasquez (4-4) gave up five hits in 6 1/3...

Rule would take US funds from clinics discussing abortion

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration will resurrect a Reagan-era rule that would ban federally-funded family planning clinics from discussing abortion with women, or sharing space with abortion providers, a senior White House official said Thursday. The Department of...

Vasilevskiy Lightning top Caps 4-2 to even East final 2-all

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Killorn scored the tiebreaker with about 8 minutes left, Andrei Vasilevskiy made 36 saves, and the Tampa Bay Lightning weathered the equivalent of more than a period without a shot on goal to edge the Washington Capitals 4-2 on Thursday night, evening...

Athletics hit 3 HRs, beat Blue Jays 10-5

TORONTO (AP) — Matt Olson hit a three-run home run, Khris Davis and Matt Chapman added two-run shots, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Toronto Blue Jays 10-5 on Thursday night. Davis went 4 for 4 and scored three times as Oakland won for the second time in its past 13...

Georgia GOP candidates stay focused on guns, immigration

ATLANTA (AP) — With just five days to go before Georgia’s primary, the five Republican candidates for governor hardly mentioned topics like education and job creation during a debate Thursday night. It was all about guns and immigration. The candidates largely agree...