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Yankees' Stanton to IL, will miss London trip

Yankees' Stanton to IL, will miss London trip New York Yankees outfielder Giancarlo Stanton is returning to the 10-day injured list with a strained right PCL and will miss this weekend's trip to London, manager Aaron Boone told reporters Wednesday. Boone told reporters before Wednesday's 8-7 win over the Toronto Blue Jays that Stanton would "probably" join the Yankees for their two-game series in London against the Boston Red Sox and would not go on the IL, citing a clean MRI on Stanton's knee.


Soccer-Valencia sign Dutch goalkeeper Cillessen from Barcelona

Soccer-Valencia sign Dutch goalkeeper Cillessen from Barcelona Valencia have signed Netherlands goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen from Barcelona on a four-year deal, both Spanish clubs said on Wednesday. Barca said in a statement they would receive 35 million euros ($40 million) for the 30-year-old Cillessen, earning a considerable profit on the Dutchman who they signed from Ajax Amsterdam for an initial fee of 13 million euros in 2016. Cillessen played 32 times in three seasons for Barca, never managing to unseat German Marc-Andre ter Stegen as the club's number one goalkeeper.


Lawsuits: Dallas man charged in killings had more victims

Lawsuits: Dallas man charged in killings had more victims Lawsuits allege a Dallas man already charged in the deaths of 12 elderly women also killed six additional elderly people, which would bring the number of his victims to 18. The six lawsuits filed Tuesday in Dallas County against The Tradition-Prestonwood independent living facility accuse it of failing to keep residents safe. The lawsuits say plaintiffs anticipate Billy Chemirmir will soon be indicted in the deaths of the five women and one man.


Minnesota diocese reaches $34M settlement with abuse victims

Minnesota diocese reaches $34M settlement with abuse victims The Diocese of New Ulm in Minnesota has reached a $34 million settlement in its bankruptcy case with 93 people who say they were sexually abused by priests and others, the diocese and an attorney representing survivors said Thursday. Attorney Jeff Anderson, who represents many of the survivors, said the settlement includes contribution of $8 million from the diocese and its parishes with the rest coming from insurance carriers. Anderson praised the survivors for advancing the child protection movement and making their communities safer for children.


NRA splits with PR firm, lobbyist and TV amid infighting

NRA splits with PR firm, lobbyist and TV amid infighting Infighting at the National Rifle Association exploded Wednesday, when the powerful association severed ties with its longtime public relations firm, suspended operations of its fiery online TV station and lost its top lobbyist. The latest turmoil emerged just a year before the critical 2020 presidential elections when the NRA's ability to influence the outcome could decide the fate of gun rights. Lobbyist Chris Cox, long viewed as the likely successor to longtime CEO Wayne LaPierre, was placed on administrative leave about a week ago by the NRA, which claimed he was part of a failed attempt to extort LaPierre and push him out.


Torres, Yankees beat Blue Jays 8-7, pack up for London

Torres, Yankees beat Blue Jays 8-7, pack up for London Gleyber Torres lined a game-winning single in the ninth inning and the New York Yankees hit two more big flies before jetting off to see Big Ben and the London sights, beating the Toronto Blue Jays 8-7 Wednesday. Didi Gregorius and DJ LeMahieu connected as the Yankees extended their major league record to 29 straight games with a home run. The AL East leaders overcame two homers and a double by Lourdes Gurriel Jr., plus an early 5-0 deficit, to finish a power-packed 9-1 homestand.


Man freed after years in prison won't be retried for murder

Man freed after years in prison won't be retried for murder A North Carolina man who was once on death row for a shopkeeper's slaying won't be retried in the case that put him behind bars for more than 40 years. The prosecutor filed a dismissal notice in the case of 81-year-old Charles Ray Finch of Wilson, who was released last month from Greene Correctional Institution in Maury. In the notice dated June 14, Wilson County District Attorney Robert Evans wrote that a retrial of the 1976 case is "impractical/impossible" because witnesses are dead, retired or relocated.


Ex-USC gynecologist charged in sex assaults of 16 patients

Ex-USC gynecologist charged in sex assaults of 16 patients A former campus gynecologist at the University of Southern California was charged Wednesday in the sexual assaults of 16 patients at the campus student health center, authorities said. Dr. George Tyndall has been the subject of a Los Angeles police investigation for more than a year after patients claimed sexual abuse or harassment by the gynecologist.


Torres rescues Yankees with walk-off single vs. Jays

Torres rescues Yankees with walk-off single vs. Jays Gleyber Torres hit a game-winning single with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning as the New York Yankees overcame blowing a late lead and pulled out an 8-7 victory over the visiting Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday afternoon. The win completed a three-game sweep and gave the Yankees 11 wins in their last 12 games as they head to London to face the Boston Red Sox in the first two major league games in Europe. After Didi Gregorius reached on an infield single and Aaron Hicks walked, Torres won it by lining a 2-2 slider from Nick Kingham (3-1) into right field.


Bond set for parents in New Mexico child, animal abuse case

Bond set for parents in New Mexico child, animal abuse case A New Mexico couple arrested in an abuse case marked by allegations of child beatings and tortured pets can be released on bond, a magistrate judge ruled Wednesday. Martha and Timothy Crouch made initial court appearances Wednesday, two days after their arrests in Aztec — a town of about 6,000 people in northwest New Mexico.


Coal train derails into Great Dismal Swamp wildlife refuge

Coal train derails into Great Dismal Swamp wildlife refuge A coal train has derailed in the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge in Virginia, raising concerns about its wildlife and the fragile peat soil that has accumulated there over the course of centuries. Chris Lowie, manager of the federal refuge, said 36 of about 100 cars went off the tracks early Tuesday morning. The Norfolk Southern train was carrying a fine, sand-like form of coal that spilled into water-filled ditches along the tracks and into the forested wetland.


Gas prices could rise after fire-stricken refinery closes

Gas prices could rise after fire-stricken refinery closes The largest oil refinery on the East Coast said Wednesday that it will close after a devastating fire last week that set off explosions and damaged equipment, and analysts said consumers could see gas prices rise as summer travel hits full swing. Philadelphia Energy Solutions sent a notice to state labor officials that it will shut the plant down Monday and lay off about 1,020 workers there in the next two weeks after that. Gasoline futures prices spiked Tuesday night after the first news of the refinery's possible closure, and prices remained high Wednesday, according to the markets research company FactSet.


Transcript: Judith Clark remorseful for deadly Brinks heist

Transcript: Judith Clark remorseful for deadly Brinks heist After her first bid for release from prison was denied, former radical Judith Clark spent the next two years focusing on the seriousness of her crime, the suffering of her victims and any reparations she could make, she said in her second interview before New York's parole board. In a 98-page transcript of her parole hearing released Wednesday, Clark said the time since her first parole bid was denied in 2017 was "the hardest two years I've ever done" because her hopes of release had been raised. Clark was serving a sentence of 75 years to life in prison when Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo granted her clemency in 2016.


Torres rescues Yankees with walk-off single vs. Jays

Torres rescues Yankees with walk-off single vs. Jays Gleyber Torres hit a game-winning single with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning as the New York Yankees overcame blowing a late lead and pulled out an 8-7 victory over the visiting Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday afternoon. The win completed a three-game sweep and gave the Yankees 11 wins in their last 12 games as they head to London to face the Boston Red Sox in the first two major league games in Europe. After Didi Gregorius reached on an infield single and Aaron Hicks walked, Torres won it by lining a 2-2 slider from Nick Kingham (3-1) into right field.


Top restaurateur cleared in pregnancy discrimination trial

Top restaurateur cleared in pregnancy discrimination trial A jury has found the Thomas Keller Restaurant Group not guilty of pregnancy discrimination. Wednesday's verdict exonerates the famous chef and his acclaimed restaurants — Per Se in New York and the French Laundry in California — of wrongdoing alleged by former employee Vanessa Scott-Allen. Scott-Allen worked at Per Se for five years, rising to the highest server position of captain, before requesting a transfer to the Napa Valley restaurant.


The Latest: Lawyers hear from more patients in UCLA case

The Latest: Lawyers hear from more patients in UCLA case Lawyers for plaintiffs in sexual abuse lawsuits against a now-retired University of California, Los Angeles gynecologist say they're hearing from other women and expect to file more civil cases. In separate criminal proceedings, Dr. James Heaps has pleaded not guilty to two counts of sexual battery in 2017 and 2018. Lawyers Jennifer McGrath and Darren Kavinoky said at a hearing Wednesday for the 62-year-old Heaps that they keep getting calls from other women about the gynecologist.


UPDATE 1-Tennis-Wozniacki out as Kerber, Pliskova, Halep win in Eastbourne

UPDATE 1-Tennis-Wozniacki out as Kerber, Pliskova, Halep win in Eastbourne Three former world number ones reached the quarter-finals of the Eastbourne championships but a fourth, defending champion Caroline Wozniacki, fell short as she was beaten by eighth seed Aryna Sabalenka on Wednesday. Angelique Kerber, Simona Halep and Karolina Pliskova all sharpened their grasscourt games ahead of Wimbledon. Reigning Wimbledon champion Kerber beat Swede Rebecca Peterson 7-6(4) 6-0 and Pliskova crushed Elise Mertens 6-1 6-2, although Halep was pushed hard by Polona Hercog before emerging with a 6-1 4-6 6-3 victory.


Abreu, White Sox rally past Red Sox in 9th

Abreu, White Sox rally past Red Sox in 9th Jose Abreu hit a two-run home run in the ninth inning as the Chicago White Sox avoided a three-game sweep by beating the host Boston Red Sox 8-7 on Wednesday afternoon. Abreu battled Boston reliever Matt Barnes (3-3) in a 10-pitch at-bat, fouling off six offerings before taking a 2-2 pitch over the Green Monster and out of the park. Abreu finished 3-for-5 with four RBIs.


Reuters Entertainment News Summary

Reuters Entertainment News Summary Following is a summary of current entertainment news briefs. Bill Cosby's lawyers on Tuesday formally appealed his conviction for drugging and sexually attacking a former friend at his home near Philadelphia 15 years ago, citing what they called errors in legal procedure that allowed trial testimony and evidence the defense contends should have been excluded. Attorneys for the once-beloved American actor and comedian, star of the hit television sitcom "The Cosby Show," urged the appellate-level Pennsylvania Superior Court to either throw out his 2018 guilty verdict altogether or grant him a new trial.


Reuters Health News Summary

Reuters Health News Summary Support for government-run "Medicare for All" plans from U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders and other left-leaning politicians and candidates shook the stocks earlier this year, and has contributed to the overall sector's underperformance, despite the recent recovery. San Francisco will become the first major city in the United States to ban the sale of e-cigarettes as officials look to control the rapid uptick in teenage use of nicotine devices made by companies such as Juul Labs Inc. The San Francisco Board of Supervisors approved the ordinance on Tuesday, banning the sale and distribution of e-cigarettes until they have approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.


Reuters People News Summary

Reuters People News Summary Bill Cosby's lawyers on Tuesday formally appealed his conviction for drugging and sexually attacking a former friend at his home near Philadelphia 15 years ago, citing what they called errors in legal procedure that allowed trial testimony and evidence the defense contends should have been excluded. Attorneys for the once-beloved American actor and comedian, star of the hit television sitcom "The Cosby Show," urged the appellate-level Pennsylvania Superior Court to either throw out his 2018 guilty verdict altogether or grant him a new trial. The cost of renovating Prince Harry and his wife Meghan's new home was $3 million, Buckingham Palace said on Tuesday as it detailed how the royal family had spent money provided by taxpayers.


White Sox rally after blowing lead in 8th, beat Boston 8-7

White Sox rally after blowing lead in 8th, beat Boston 8-7 José Abreu hit a two-run homer over the Green Monster and out of Fenway Park in the ninth inning on Wednesday as the Chicago White Sox recovered after blowing the lead in the eighth to beat the Boston Red Sox 8-7. Chicago had leads of 3-0, 5-2 and 6-4 before the Red Sox scored three in the eighth to take a 7-6 lead and hand White Sox closer Alex Colomé (3-1) his first blown save in 17 opportunities.


Vegas casino workers plan to picket outside Palms casino

Vegas casino workers plan to picket outside Palms casino Members of a powerful Las Vegas casino workers union and other hospitality workers plan to picket Wednesday outside the Palms casino-resort, where owners have refused to bargain with the union. The workers will call for Palms owner Station Casinos to negotiate with employees, who voted in April 2018 to unionize. The company challenged the election's result, but the National Labor Relations Board determined the company has been "failing and refusing to bargain collectively and in good faith" with the Culinary Union.


Golf-No problem for U.S. Open champion Woodland

Golf-No problem for U.S. Open champion Woodland U.S. Open winner Gary Woodland is enjoying life as a newly-crowned major champion but has quickly realised that the biggest adjustment since his breakthrough victory may just be finding out how to say no. Woodland, who will return to action for the first time since his U.S. Open triumph when he tees it up at this week's Rocket Mortgage Classic in Detroit, has understandably experienced a sudden increase in requests. "You try to be a nice guy," Woodland told reporters on Wednesday at Detroit Golf Club.


Ohio elections chief taps advocates to find inactive voters

Ohio elections chief taps advocates to find inactive voters Ohio's elections chief launched a program Wednesday that will enlist the help of community and social service groups to find voters who are at risk of being removed from the state's registration rolls. The initiative is included in an order that Republican Secretary of State Frank LaRose issued to the 88 county election boards in Ohio, a perennial battleground state. It requires them to send his office names for a "registration reset list" he plans to share with local organizations that work closely with populations vulnerable to removal.


German tourists run over, killed at Washington swimming hole

German tourists run over, killed at Washington swimming hole Two German tourists visiting family in nearby Portland, Oregon, were run over and killed by a local man as they sunbathed by a swimming hole, police in Washington state said Wednesday. Police arrested David E. Croswell, 71, of Washougal, Washington, and held him on suspicion of vehicular homicide while driving under the influence of intoxicants and hit-and-run driving that causes death. Killed were Rudolf Hohstadt, 61, and Regina Hohstadt, 62, of Germany.


Charges dropped against woman in probe of family massacre

Charges dropped against woman in probe of family massacre Prosecutors on Wednesday dropped all of the charges against an Ohio woman accused of lying during an investigation of her relatives who were later accused of carrying out the massacre of eight people. A judge dismissed the obstruction and perjury charges against 77-year-old Fredericka Wagner after prosecutors said the investigation was ongoing and there were concerns about violating her right to a speedy trial. Wagner's son, daughter-in-law and two grandsons were charged in November with shooting eight members of a family in Pike County more than three years ago.


The Latest: Refinery confirms it will close, lay off workers

The Latest: Refinery confirms it will close, lay off workers The owner of the largest oil refinery on the East Coast is giving first public confirmation of its plans to close the facility after a fire last week set off explosions and damaged the complex. Philadelphia Energy Solutions told the state labor department Wednesday that it will discontinue operations Monday and complete the layoff of about 1,020 workers within two weeks after that. The markets research company FactSet reported that gasoline futures prices spiked Tuesday night after the first news of the refinery's possible closure.


REFILE-Canadian businesses have a message ahead of the election: We need immigrant workers

REFILE-Canadian businesses have a message ahead of the election: We need immigrant workers Canadian unemployment is at an all-time low and businesses have a message for politicians ahead of October's national election: We need immigrant workers so do not make the campaign about keeping them out. Concern about immigration is on the rise in Canada, according to a recent survey, especially among Conservative voters whose party leads Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberals in polls ahead of October elections. Unlike the United States where immigration is viewed by some as a threat, Canadian businesses broadly support Trudeau's promise to boost the number of immigrants and refugees allowed into the country every year to about 1% of the population.


Guatemalan prosecutors raid election body after vote questioned

Guatemalan prosecutors raid election body after vote questioned Guatemalan prosecutors raided the offices of the Supreme Election Tribunal to investigate alleged discrepancies in the vote count for the first round of a presidential election this month, the attorney general's office said Wednesday. The attorney general's office said it carried out the search to get evidence from the tribunal, including copying voting data and digital systems in order to clear up "various reports" of irregularities it had received about the first round vote. On Tuesday, the electoral tribunal reviewed its own preliminary vote count.


GLOBAL MARKETS-Dollar gains on lower rate cut expectations, stocks flat

GLOBAL MARKETS-Dollar gains on lower rate cut expectations, stocks flat The dollar edged higher and European shares fell on Wednesday as traders curbed expectations of an aggressive U.S. interest rate cut in July, while Wall Street traded little changed on mixed signals over China-U.S. trade talks at the G20 summit in Japan. Gold fell about 1% a day after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said the U.S. central bank is "insulated from short-term political pressures," suggesting policymakers would not bow to President Donald Trump's call to sharply cut rates. Trump said Powell was doing a "bad job" and he urged the Fed to lower rates so that U.S. exports can compete with countries that he said are devaluing their currencies.


The Latest: Man accused of killing tourists appears in court

The Latest: Man accused of killing tourists appears in court Authorities say a man accused of fatally running over two German tourists at a southwest Washington swimming hole told police he had been drinking at a local restaurant prior to the crash. Court documents show a preliminary breath test taken nearly four hours after the Tuesday afternoon crash in Washougal, Washington, found David Croswell had a blood-alcohol level of 0.085. In Washington, a blood alcohol level of 0.08 or greater is considered evidence of drunken driving.


US STOCKS-S&P 500 dips as healthcare declines counter tech gains

US STOCKS-S&P 500 dips as healthcare declines counter tech gains The S&P 500 ended lower on Wednesday as gains in technology stocks were offset by a drop in healthcare shares, and investors parsed mixed messages over prospects for a deal to end a trade war between the United States and China. Technology shares led the Nasdaq higher while the Dow Jones Industrial average posted a nominal loss.


Democrats are ready to throw punches but vow debate won't become 'crazytown'

Democrats are ready to throw punches but vow debate won't become 'crazytown' For the past several months, the approximately two dozen Democratic presidential candidates have crisscrossed the country visiting key early states and introducing themselves to voters. As they move past this introductory phase of the primary, the candidates have begun to turn toward each other and fire their first shots.


Rite Aid: Fiscal 1Q Earnings Snapshot

Rite Aid: Fiscal 1Q Earnings Snapshot CAMP HILL, Pa. (AP) _ Rite Aid Corp. (RAD) on Wednesday reported a fiscal first-quarter loss of $99.7 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. Losses, adjusted for non-recurring costs and to account for discontinued operations, came to 14 cents per share. Rite Aid expects full-year results to range from a loss of 14 cents per share to earnings of 72 cents per share, with revenue in the range of $21.5 billion to $21.9 billion.


Bauer strikes out season-high 12; Indians top KC 5-3

Bauer strikes out season-high 12; Indians top KC 5-3 Trevor Bauer struck out a season-high 12 in 6 2/3 innings, and the Cleveland Indians beat the Kansas City Royals 5-3 on Wednesday. Bauer (6-6) had the 23rd double-figure strikeout game of his career and his fourth this season. The right-hander gave up one run and didn't allow a hit until rookie Humberto Arteaga singled with two outs in the fifth.


Brazil congressional pension committee vote pushed back

Brazil congressional pension committee vote pushed back Brazil's special congressional committee on pension reform may still vote on the bill this week, according to the government's spokeswoman in the lower house, dashing earlier hopes the vote would be concluded by Wednesday. Earlier this month, lower house speaker Rodrigo Maia had said he hoped the committee would give its verdict on the government's signature reform bill by June 26, before sending it on to the lower house plenary for a full vote. "Our plan is to vote (in special committee) by Thursday.


UPDATE 1-Trump: U.S., Guatemala close to a safe third country deal on migrants

UPDATE 1-Trump: U.S., Guatemala close to a safe third country deal on migrants The United States and Guatemala are close to reaching a safe third country agreement as part of an effort to curb U.S-bound migrants, U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday, offering no details about when such a deal might be finalized. Trump, who made the remarks at a gathering of religious conservatives in Washington, had said last week that a pact was close, but Guatemala's interior minister said the Central American nation had made no commitment yet. The U.S. Homeland Security Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment.


Bauer strikes out 12 as Indians beat Royals

Bauer strikes out 12 as Indians beat Royals Trevor Bauer struck out a season-high 12 batters over 6 2/3 innings as the host Cleveland Indians recorded a 5-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday afternoon in the rubber match of their series. Jake Bauers and Tyler Naquin each belted a solo homer, and Francisco Lindor collected three hits and scored twice for the Indians, who have won 10 of their last 13 games. Bauer (6-6), who allowed one run on three hits, highlighted his fourth double-digit strikeout performance of the season by fanning the side in the fourth inning before encountering trouble in the fifth.


UPDATE 2-Ex-USC gynecologist arrested in Los Angeles on sexual assault charges

UPDATE 2-Ex-USC gynecologist arrested in Los Angeles on sexual assault charges Los Angeles police arrested a former University of Southern California gynecologist on Wednesday on charges of sexually assaulting 16 patients, authorities said, in a case that has already resulted in a $215 million civil settlement. George Tyndall, 72, was charged in Los Angeles Superior Court with 18 criminal counts of sexual penetration and 11 counts of sexual battery by fraud, the L.A. District Attorney's Office said in a statement. The 16 patients ranged in age from 17 to 29 and were sexually assaulted by Tyndall at the downtown Los Angeles university's student health center between 2009 and 2016, prosecutors said.