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HONOLULU | WWII POWs buried as unknowns in Hawaii get memorial marker

HONOLULU— Nancy Kragh grew up without her father, who was among 400 prisoners of war killed when a ship taking them from the Philippines to Japan was bombed. On Wednesday, she and other family members of prisoners on that ship dedicated a memorial stone to their loved ones. The marker lies within a national cemetery … Continue reading HONOLULU | WWII POWs buried as unknowns in Hawaii get memorial marker

SEATTLE | Unhealthy smoky air blankets Northwest

SEATTLE— Unhealthy air filled with smoke from wildfires blanketed the Northwest again on Wednesday. Washington state had the worst air quality in the country, according to the National Weather Service. In the central Washington cities of Chelan and Wenatchee the air quality Wednesday reached the hazardous level, prompting Chelan County officials to distribute masks. The … Continue reading SEATTLE | Unhealthy smoky air blankets Northwest

HOUSTON | Astros hit 5 homers to end skid with 12-1 win over Rockies

HOUSTON  — Evan Gattis and Tyler White hit two homers each, Yuli Gurriel added a two-run shot and the Houston Astros broke out of their offensive slump in a huge way with a 12-1 win over the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday night to snap a five-game skid. Gerrit Cole struck out 12 and the defending … Continue reading HOUSTON | Astros hit 5 homers to end skid with 12-1 win over Rockies

MASON, Ohio | Djokovic wins in Cincinnati, Halep’s match suspended

MASON, Ohio — Novak Djokovic completed his comeback from elbow surgery by winning Wimbledon for the fourth time. He’s inching closer to one of the few titles to elude him throughout his career. Djokovic overcame an upset stomach and a sluggish first set Wednesday, beating Adrian Mannarino 4-6, 6-2, 6-1 before heavy rain halted afternoon … Continue reading MASON, Ohio | Djokovic wins in Cincinnati, Halep’s match suspended

LAS VEGAS | Dave Dave, whose father set him on fire in 1983, dies at 42

LAS VEGAS — Dave Dave, a respected Las Vegas artist who was badly scarred as a boy when his father tried to burn him to death in Southern California, has died. He was 42. Dave, who was born David Rothenberg, died on July 15 at Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas, Clark County Coroner John Fudenberg … Continue reading LAS VEGAS | Dave Dave, whose father set him on fire in 1983, dies at 42

PHILADELPHIA | Wilson Ramos has 3 hits, 3 RBIs as Phillies beat Red Sox 7-4

PHILADELPHIA  — Wilson Ramos had three extra-base hits and three RBIs, helping the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Boston Red Sox 7-4 on Wednesday night in his first game with his new team. The Phillies, who remained two games behind first-place Atlanta in the NL East, split a two-game interleague series with the major league-leading Red … Continue reading PHILADELPHIA | Wilson Ramos has 3 hits, 3 RBIs as Phillies beat Red Sox 7-4

ATLANTA | Swanson fills void after Acuna’s exit as Braves top Marlins

ATLANTA  — Slugging rookie Ronald Acuna Jr. was hit by a pitch before he could take the Marlins deep again, but Dansby Swanson filled the power void for Atlanta, hitting a two-run homer that led the Braves to a 5-2 win over Miami on Wednesday. Acuna, who had hit leadoff homers in the last three … Continue reading ATLANTA | Swanson fills void after Acuna’s exit as Braves top Marlins

Church sex scandal: Abuse victims want a full reckoning

Six Roman Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania joined the list this week of those around the U.S. that have been forced to face the ugly truth about child-molesting priests in their ranks. But in dozens of other dioceses, there has been no reckoning, leading victims to wonder if the church will ever truly take responsibility or … Continue reading Church sex scandal: Abuse victims want a full reckoning