Mets' Wright has shoulder injury, won't throw for 2 weeks

NEW YORK (AP) — Mets captain David Wright has returned from spring training to New York, been diagnosed with impingement in his right shoulder and was told not to throw for two weeks. The team says the third baseman was examined Tuesday at the Hospital for Special Surgery...

Phelps asks Congress to ensure anti-doping system is fair

AP Photo/Susan Walsh WASHINGTON (AP) — Testifying before a congressional hearing on improving anti-doping measures, Michael Phelps has expressed frustration over seeing others cheat and says athletes need to believe the system works. The retired swimmer said Tuesday he has...

Colombia protests China's execution of 72-year-old drug mule

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A retired journalist who joined the criminal underworld while researching a book on South America’s drug cartels became the first Colombian, and possibly the first Latin American, to be executed in China for drug offenses. The execution Monday...

Mother of slain Indian man told him to leave US if in danger

AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A. HYDERABAD, India (AP) — The mother of an Indian engineer who was killed in an apparently racially motivated shooting in an American bar said she asked her son to come back to India if he felt threatened in the United States, but he said he was not...
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New help for that bane of middle-age: blurry close-up vision

AP Photo/Andrew Harnik WASHINGTON (AP) — Squinting while texting? Always losing your reading glasses? An eye implant that takes about 10 minutes to put in place is the newest in a list of surgical repairs for the blurry close-up vision that is a bane of middle age. But...

US approves 3 types of genetically engineered potatoes

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — U.S. officials say three types of potatoes genetically engineered to resist the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine are safe for the environment and safe to eat. The approval by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Food and Drug...
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Netflix CEO: co-workers were affected by Trump travel ban

AP Photo/Manu Fernandez BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Netflix employees were personally affected by U.S. President Donald Trump’s attempt to ban people entering from seven Muslim countries, its CEO said Tuesday. Reed Hastings has been an outspoken critic of the temporary...

Comedy Central to laugh it up with a 3-day festival in June

NEW YORK (AP) — No joke! Comedy Central is leaping off the screen this summer with a comedy cavalcade in the heart of San Francisco. Dubbed the Colossal Clusterfest, this three-day event will team Comedy Central with Superfly, the company known for staging such live...

Day Care Owner Charged In Ohio Toddler’s Pool Drowning Death

LORAIN, Ohio (AP) — A northern Ohio woman who ran a home day care has been charged with involuntary manslaughter after a 22-month-old girl drowned in a pool there and her 23-month-old male cousin was hospitalized. Forty-eight-year-old Elizabeth Zenda, of Pittsfield Township,...

Mardi Gras: 'One time of year people can act like fools'

AP Photo/Gerald Herbert NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The streets of New Orleans are filling up with costumed revelers, dazzling floats featuring kings and queens, and people of all ages screaming for trinkets and beads. Lots of beads. Tuesday marks the culmination of the Carnival...