Indians’ Carrasco Pitching Perfect Game Thru 6 Vs Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Carlos Carrasco of the Cleveland Indians is pitching a perfect game through six innings against the Tampa Bay Rays. Carrasco has struck out 10 Wednesday night at Tropicana Field. The Indians lead 5-0. This is the third straight day an Indians starter...
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Top American diplomat in Cuba in line to head new embassy

AP Photo/Desmond Boylan HAVANA (AP) — From his office high above Havana, Jeffrey DeLaurentis has a sweeping view of the cerulean Florida Straits and the blood-red letters declaring Cuba’s defiance of the United States. “Homeland or Death!” reads the sign...
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Billy Joel bests Elton John, sets new record at MSG

AP Photo/Robert Altman NEW YORK (AP) — Billy Joel set a record for most performances by a single artist at Madison Square Garden with his 65th show Wednesday night, besting Elton John. The Piano Man was full of energy as he performed for a feverish crowd of all ages in New...

Midwest League

x-clinched first half ___ Fort Wayne 7, Bowling Green 1 Dayton 5, Great Lakes 4 West Michigan 4, Lake County 3 Lansing 3, South Bend 2, 10 innings Kane County 1, Burlington 0 Peoria 12, Clinton 10 Beloit at Quad Cities, 8 p.m. Cedar Rapids at Wisconsin, 8:05 p.m. Lansing at Lake...

Carrasco Loses No-hitter With 1 Strike To Go In 9th Vs Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Carlos Carrasco was one strike away from throwing Cleveland’s first no-hitter in 34 years and already considering ways to celebrate. A bit prematurely it turned out. The right-hander gave up an RBI single to Joey Butler over leaping second...

Ohio To Replace Bridge After Tanker Fire, Reroute Traffic

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Transportation officials plan to replace an Ohio bridge that was badly damaged when an overturned tanker truck carrying ethanol caught fire and forced closures on two major highways. The tanker overturned Wednesday along Interstate 270 on the west side of...

Prosecutor Offers Deal To White Cleveland Police Supervisors

CLEVELAND (AP) — A prosecutor has offered to drop charges against five white Cleveland police supervisors accused of failing to stop a high-speed car chase that ended in a 137-shot barrage of police gunfire and the deaths of two unarmed black people if they admit they endangered...

Ohio Funeral Home Owner Indicted After Bodies Found In Room

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The owner of a funeral home where several bodies intended for cremation were found in a state of decay was charged Wednesday with abuse of a corpse. The two-count indictment said that Robert Tate Jr. treated a corpse in a way that would outrage reasonable...
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Witness: Man killed by police told officers ‘shoot me’

AP Photo/Joshua Trujillo SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Two witnesses said an unarmed Mexican immigrant fatally shot by police in Washington state fought with an officer, threw rocks and told officers to shoot him before they opened fire, documents released Wednesday show. Witness...
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Own goal gives Japan 2-1 win over England in World Cup semi

AP Photo/JASON FRANSON EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Laura Bassett scored into her own net during second-half stoppage time, giving Japan a 2-1 victory over England in a Women’s World Cup semifinal. The decisive goal Wednesday came when Japan’s Nahomi Kawasumi drove...