COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. | Jeter: Mattingly expected to return in ’19 as Miami manager

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.— What so many sex-abuse survivors on the U.S. Olympic team have been waiting to hear is that someone in power was listening. On Thursday, incoming CEO Sarah Hirshland choked back tears and let them know that, indeed, she is. The most memorable moment from her first major appearance before the U.S. Olympic … Continue reading COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. | Jeter: Mattingly expected to return in ’19 as Miami manager

NEW YORK | Only in New York: McGregor takes shots, swigs ’em in return

NEW YORK— Conor McGregor bellied up to his makeshift bar, plopped his dress shoes on the table and took a swig of his own Irish whiskey. Take a shot for every profanity belched out by the returning star? You’d be toast. But UFC can raise a glass to the return of the most loquacious, wicked … Continue reading NEW YORK | Only in New York: McGregor takes shots, swigs ’em in return

NEW YORK | Voit gives Yankees pair of home run records on 1 swing

NEW YORK — Luke Voit and the New York Yankees have set two home run records with one swing of the bat. The brawny first baseman hit a two-run shot to straightaway center field in the second inning Thursday night against Boston, giving the Yankees a major league-record 12 players with at least 10 home … Continue reading NEW YORK | Voit gives Yankees pair of home run records on 1 swing

OAKLAND, Calif. | Marcus Semien has 5 RBIs, A’s pound Angels 21-3

OAKLAND, Calif. — With a postseason berth within their sights, the Oakland Athletics are leaving nothing to chance. Marcus Semien had three hits and a career-high five RBIs, Stephen Piscotty homered and drove in four runs and the Oakland Athletics hammered the Los Angeles Angels 21-3 on Thursday. The Athletics reduced their magic number for … Continue reading OAKLAND, Calif. | Marcus Semien has 5 RBIs, A’s pound Angels 21-3

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M | Native American teens stopped on college tour urge changes

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M— An attorney for two Native American brothers pulled from a Colorado State University tour earlier this year has demanded the school make policy changes, saying Thursday that campus officers violated the teens’ constitutional rights by patting them down without any suspicion of a crime. A letter from American Civil Liberties Union attorney Sarah … Continue reading ALBUQUERQUE, N.M | Native American teens stopped on college tour urge changes

NEW YORK | It’s high times for soaring marijuana stocks on Wall Street

NEW YORK — Reefer Madness has gripped Wall Street. Investors are craving marijuana stocks as Canada prepares to legalize pot next month, leading to giant gains for Canada-based companies listed on U.S. exchanges. Some experts are concerned that the ending will be a buzzkill. Billions of dollars have poured into the stocks in the last … Continue reading NEW YORK | It’s high times for soaring marijuana stocks on Wall Street

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Ford prefers to testify next Thursday, aide says

WASHINGTON — The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and a woman who accuses him of sexually assaulting her decades ago (all times local): 8:30 p.m. A Senate aide says Christine Blasey Ford’s lawyer told the Judiciary Committee she prefers to testify next Thursday and doesn’t want Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Ford prefers to testify next Thursday, aide says

LAS VEGAS | Get ready for ‘Bongzilla,’ selfie frenzy at Vegas pot museum

LAS VEGAS — A glass bong taller than a giraffe. Huggable faux marijuana buds. A pool full of foam weed nuggets. Las Vegas’ newest attraction — and Instagram backdrop — is a museum celebrating all things cannabis. Nobody will be allowed to light up at Cannabition when it opens Thursday because of a Nevada ban … Continue reading LAS VEGAS | Get ready for ‘Bongzilla,’ selfie frenzy at Vegas pot museum