LEADING OFF: Trout trots at Yankee Stadium, NL East stout

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: FISH STICK Mike Trout tries to homer in his fourth straight game when the Los Angeles Angels play their series finale at Yankee Stadium. The two-time MVP is coming off his first career game with four extra-base hits...

US Gulf Coast prepares as Alberto brings wind, rain north

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Florida, Alabama and Mississippi launched emergency preparations ahead of the arrival of Subtropical Storm Alberto, a slow-moving system expected to cause wet misery across the eastern U.S. Gulf Coast over the holiday weekend. Heavy downpours...

Trout HR, 3 doubles in 1st 5-hit game; Angels top Yanks 11-4

NEW YORK (AP) — Mike Trout homered and doubled three times during his first five-hit game in the majors, and the Los Angeles Angels quickly erased an early deficit in beating the New York Yankees 11-4 on Saturday night. Playing not far from his southern New Jersey hometown,...

Japan ex-PM Nakasone, witness to war and success, turns 100

TOKYO (AP) — It is somehow fitting in a country known for longevity that one of Japan’s most prominent former leaders has reached 100 years of age. As a World War II naval officer, Yasuhiro Nakasone witnessed the depths of his country’s utter defeat and...

Monument honors famous WWI war dog Stubby

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) — A new monument in Connecticut honors service animals with a statue of one of the nation’s most famous war dogs. The sculpture, “Stubby Salutes,” was unveiled Saturday in Veterans Memorial Park in Middletown. Stubby was a...

The Latest: Trump says Korea talks ‘going along very well’

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on diplomatic efforts involving the Koreas (all times local): 10:25 a.m. President Donald Trump says negotiations over a potential summit with the leader of North Korea are “going along very well.” Trump told reporters...

Seoul: North Korea committed to US summit, denuclearization

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s president says North Korean leader Kim Jong Un remains committed to holding a summit with President Donald Trump and to the “complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.” South Korean President Moon Jae-in met...

S. Korea’s president says N. Korean leader Kim committed to summit with President Trump and complete denuclearization

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — S. Korea’s president says N. Korean leader Kim committed to summit with President Trump and complete denuclearization .

Man in custody after swastikas found painted on gravestones

GLEN CARBON, Ill. (AP) — Authorities in southwestern Illinois say a suspect is in custody after swastikas were found spray-painted on several homes and dozens of grave markers at a nearby cemetery. Edwardsville police announced on Facebook that a 34-year-old man was...

Accelerate spurts ahead in stretch to win Grade 1 Gold Cup

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Victor Espinoza shook Accelerate’s neck to encourage him leaving the starting gate. That got the usually slow-breaking horse away in good position. Then Espinoza waited. With pacesetting Dr. Dorr and City of Light going at it up front,...