Yankees beat Astros to even ALCS

By JAKE SEINER AP Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) — With a soaring shot headed for Monument Park, Aaron Judge got New York back on course for another memorable October. Yankee Stadium sound like it’s ready, too. “That ballpark is alive,” Judge said after this latest rousing rally....

Cavs hold off Celtics in opener

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Gordon Hayward’s face was etched in pain and shock. Of all the juicy subplots for this hyped homecoming and a season opener between heated rivals, a serious injury to Hayward wasn’t on the list. Boston’s season changed in a...

NFL players, owners say talks positive

By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer NEW YORK (AP) — NFL players and owners held an unusual meeting Tuesday to discuss social issues, a session both sides termed positive and productive. What was not discussed at any length was the divisive topic of the national anthem that has...

Army Sgt. Bergdahl pleads guilty to desertion

By JONATHAN DREW Associated Press FORT BRAGG, N.C. — Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was captured and held by the Taliban for five years after walking away from his post in Afghanistan, pleaded guilty Monday to desertion and endangering his comrades — charges that could put him...

Displaced Calif. residents start to move back

By SUDHIN THANAWALA and TERRY CHEA Associated Press SANTA ROSA, Calif. — Tom and Catherine Andrews live on the edge of devastation. On one side of their mid-century style home, the deadly wildfires that ravaged parts of Northern California for more than a week wiped away the...

Florida: State of emergency declared for speech

By GARY FINEOUT Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Citing past clashes and protests, Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Monday declared a state of emergency in advance of a speech white nationalist Richard Spencer is scheduled to give at the University of Florida. The state’s...

NYC ‘remains target,’ FBI says after bombing conviction

By LARRY NEUMEISTER Associated Press NEW YORK — The swift conviction Monday of a New Jersey man in a mostly botched bombing mission in Manhattan last summer was labeled a victory against terrorism by law enforcement officials, but they urged continued vigilance. “It’s very...

Sewage contaminating water in Puerto Rico

By MICHAEL MELIA Associated Press CAGUAS, Puerto Rico — Raw sewage is pouring into the rivers and reservoirs of Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. People without running water bathe and wash their clothes in contaminated streams, and some islanders have been...

Trump: ‘Total termination’ of Iran deal possible

By MATTHEW LEE AP Diplomatic Writer WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Monday renewed his threat to fully withdraw the United States from the landmark Iran nuclear deal, while holding out the possibility that fixes to the accord may prevent an American pullout. Justifying his...

Cuba ‘responsible’ for attacks on U.S. personnel, Trump says

By JOSH LEDERMAN Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Monday that he believes Cuba is responsible for unexplained, invisible attacks in Cuba that have harmed American government workers. Though Trump’s comments appeared to be a new allegation, it wasn’t clear...