China’s June trade with North Korea fall by more than half

BEIJING (AP) — China’s imports from North Korea plunged 92.6 percent in June compared with a year earlier under U.N. sanctions imposed to stop Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile programs, the customs agency said Friday. Exports of Chinese oil and other goods to the...

Betts’ slam leads Red Sox past Blue Jays 6-4 for 10th in row

BOSTON (AP) — Mookie Betts fouled off seven pitches before hitting a grand slam that helped the Boston Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-4 on Thursday night, extending their winning streak to 10 games. Betts added an RBI single in the seventh inning and went 2 for 4,...

Author of Emmett Till book gave FBI interview recordings

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Weeks after he published a book about the brutal slaying of Emmett Till, a North Carolina author received a call from FBI agents asking about his interview with a key witness who acknowledged lying about her interactions with the black teen. Not long...

Yankees score twice in 8th off Kluber, top Indians 7-4

Jul. 12, 2018 10:33 PM EDT CLEVELAND (AP) — Aaron Hicks drove home Didi Gregorius from first base with a one-out double in the eighth inning off Cleveland ace Corey Kluber, sending the New York Yankees to a 7-4 win over the Indians on Thursday night. Hicks drove a 3-2 pitch...

Taillon, Mercer shine in Pirates' 6-3 win over Brewers

Jul. 12, 2018 10:21 PM EDT PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jameson Taillon had a career-high 10 strikeouts, Jordy Mercer tied his career high with four RBIs and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Milwaukee Brewers 6-3 on Thursday night. Taillon (6-7) surrendered one run on four hits with...

Wings pull away for 5th straight win, 92-77 over Sparks

Jul. 12, 2018 10:18 PM EDT Wings pull away for 5th straight win, 92-77 over Sparks AP-BKL–Wings-Sparks <!– –> LOS ANGELES (AP) — Skylar Diggins-Smith had 22 points and 11 assists, helping the Dallas Wings beat the Los Angeles Sparks 92-77 on Thursday...

Scherzer, HRs by Rendon, Harper lead Nationals over Mets 5-4

Jul. 12, 2018 10:14 PM EDT NEW YORK (AP) — Max Scherzer made a final pitch to start the All-Star Game on his own mound, Anthony Rendon hit two homers and Bryce Harper also connected, leading the Washington Nationals over the New York Mets 5-4 Thursday night. Washington won...

Wayne Ellington returning to Miami on 1-year deal

Jul. 12, 2018 10:10 PM EDT Wayne Ellington returning to Miami on 1-year deal By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer AP-BKN–Heat-Ellington,1st Ld-Writethru <!– –> LAS VEGAS (AP) — Wayne Ellington is returning to the Miami Heat, after nearly two weeks of...

Ben Rhodes wins in front of home state fans at Kentucky

Jul. 12, 2018 10:06 PM EDT Ben Rhodes wins in front of home state fans at Kentucky BC-CAR–NASCAR-Trucks <!– –> SPARTA, Ky. (AP) — Ben Rhodes raced to his second career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series win in front of his home state fans at Kentucky...

Commerce secretary tells ethics office he will sell equities

WASHINGTON (AP) — Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross says he will sell all his equity holdings after a government ethics office noted inaccuracies and omissions in his financial disclosure reports. Ross says in a statement issued Thursday night that he “made inadvertent...