LEADING OFF: Soto swings away, Harvey’s home debut with Reds

A look at what’s happening around the majors Tuesday: ENCORE! Nationals outfielder Juan Soto looks to add to his hit total. The youngest player in the majors at 19, he launched a 442-foot home run Monday night in his first big league start. Soto also singled while driving...

Thai authorities block Bangkok march on coup anniversary

BANGKOK (AP) — Police in the Thai capital blocked a march Tuesday by pro-democracy activists protesting four years of military rule and calling for elections this year. About 3,200 officers were deployed to prevent about 200 protesters from marching from a Bangkok...

Pizza deliveryman’s killing: Man ordered free decades later

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana judge has ordered the release of an inmate whose attorneys have accused prosecutors of withholding “staggering” evidence of the man’s innocence in a pizza deliveryman’s killing two decades ago. A plea deal with...

Police search past nightfall for suspects in officer’s death

PERRY HALL, Md. (AP) — Police backed by aircraft and trained dogs scoured a greater Baltimore suburb into the night, seeking suspects believed armed and dangerous after the death of a female officer killed as she investigated a report of a suspicious vehicle. Baltimore...

Miss Nebraska wins Miss USA competition

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Sarah Rose Summers from Nebraska beat out 50 other women Monday to win this year’s Miss USA competition. Summers, a 23-year-old contestant from Omaha, graduated from Texas Christian University with two degrees and is working on becoming a...

LeBron scores 44 as Cavs even series with Celtics

CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James scored 44 points, surpassed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar atop a postseason list and helped the Cleveland Cavaliers even the Eastern Conference finals at 2-2 on Monday night with a 111-102 victory over the Boston Celtics, who are looking forward to...

Foreign media arrive for North Korea nuke site closing

WONSAN, North Korea (AP) — Foreign journalists have arrived in North Korea to cover the dismantling of the country’s nuclear test site later this week. South Korean media initially scheduled to join were not allowed onto Tuesday’s charter flight from Beijing....

Deadly Florida airport shooting results in plea deal for man

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Federal prosecutors filed court documents Monday in which an Alaska man agreed to plead guilty to a Florida airport shooting rampage that killed five people in exchange for a life prison sentence. The agreement says that Esteban Santiago, 28,...

Cordray makes campaign stop in Findlay

Rich Cordray, the Democratic candidate for Ohio governor, was greeted by applause and a standing-room-only crowd Monday during a campaign stop at Findlay’s Coffee Amici, 328 S. Main St. The crowd of about 60 people stood and cheered as Cordray entered the coffee shop. The stop...

Pastor: Depression preceded fatal crash into restaurant

BESSEMER CITY, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man accused of crashing a car into a restaurant table full of loved ones, killing two, had suffered for weeks with depression and previously asked his family to take his guns away, his pastor says. Roger Self faces two counts of...