CHICAGO | Cubs beat White Sox 8-3, inch closer to NL Central title

CHICAGO — Javier Baez homered and the Chicago Cubs took advantage of huge mistake by Ryan LaMarre, beating the crosstown White Sox 8-3 on Saturday night to increase their lead in the NL Central. Ben Zobrist added two hits and two RBIs as the Cubs moved 2½ games ahead of second-place Milwaukee. Coupled with the … Continue reading CHICAGO | Cubs beat White Sox 8-3, inch closer to NL Central title

NORMAN, Okla | No. 5 Oklahoma escapes with 28-21 OT win over Army

NORMAN, Okla.  — Kyler Murray threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to CeeDee Lamb in overtime, and Parnell Motley intercepted Kelvin Hopkins’ fourth-down pass to help No. 5 Oklahoma escape with a 28-21 victory over Army on Saturday night. Kenneth Murray had a school-record 28 tackles for the Sooners (4-0). Army had the ball for 44:41 … Continue reading NORMAN, Okla | No. 5 Oklahoma escapes with 28-21 OT win over Army

SAN DIEGO | US seeks to curtail green cards for immigrants on public aid

SAN DIEGO  — The Trump administration is proposing rules that could deny green cards to immigrants if they use Medicaid, food stamps, housing vouchers and other forms of public assistance. Federal law already requires those seeking green cards to prove they will not be a burden — or “public charge” — but the new rules … Continue reading SAN DIEGO | US seeks to curtail green cards for immigrants on public aid

AP Source: Towns getting $190 million extension from Wolves

Karl-Anthony Towns announced Saturday night that he is recommitting to the Minnesota Timberwolves, securing his future there while Jimmy Butler’s remains a mystery. A person with knowledge of the negotiations confirmed that Towns will be signing a five-year super-max extension worth $190 million. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because … Continue reading AP Source: Towns getting $190 million extension from Wolves

WASHINGTON | AP source: Kavanaugh, Ford agree to testify on Thursday

WASHINGTON — Negotiators reached a tentative agreement Saturday for the Senate Judiciary Committee to hear testimony Thursday from Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault from decades ago, according to two people briefed on the matter. Lawyers for Ford and bipartisan representatives of the committee came to the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP source: Kavanaugh, Ford agree to testify on Thursday

BEIJING | China summons US envoys over sanctions linked to Russia deal

BEIJING — China summoned the American ambassador and the defense attache and recalled its navy commander from a U.S. trip to deliver a strong protest against economic sanctions Washington lodged over the purchase of Russian fighter jets and surface-to-air missile equipment. The Defense Ministry said the U.S. had no right to interfere in Chinese military cooperation … Continue reading BEIJING | China summons US envoys over sanctions linked to Russia deal

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla | Hundreds mark Hurricane Maria anniversary near Trump resort

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla — Dozens of vehicles slowly approached President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida on Saturday afternoon, blasting reggaeton and salsa as they drove by. They honked their horns and waved Puerto Rican flags draped from their car windows and trunks. They were on their way to a rally a few miles … Continue reading WEST PALM BEACH, Fla | Hundreds mark Hurricane Maria anniversary near Trump resort

ATLANTA | Lawrence throws 4 TDs, No. 3 Clemson routs Ga Tech 49-21

ATLANTA — With plenty of family and friends cheering him on at his first college road game, Trevor Lawrence certainly played like a starting quarterback. Now, the Clemson Tigers have to decide if it’s time to push the talented freshman to the top of the depth chart. Lawrence claimed a leading role in Clemson’s quarterback … Continue reading ATLANTA | Lawrence throws 4 TDs, No. 3 Clemson routs Ga Tech 49-21