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February 20, 2018 4:30 AM 1B Eric Hosmer, Padres finalize $144 million, 8-year deal

The team announced the signing Monday night after Hosmer passed his physical. The first baseman, who spent his first seven major league seasons with Kansas City before becoming a free agent this offseason, can opt out of the deal after five years. Hosmer gets a $5 million signing bonus payable within 30 days of the contract being approved by the commissioner's 26

February 19, 2018 11:48 PM Police dashcam video captures pack of exotic sports cars speeding down interstate

A high-speed police chase of luxury sports car that looked like something out of movie was caught on newly-released dashcam footage. A lime green Lamborghini, a Ferrari, another Lamborghini and an Audi were among the pack speeding as fast as 110 mph on a Minnesota highway. Striker asked one of the drivers if he knew why he was being pulled over. "A bunch 15

February 19, 2018 7:16 PM Maldives president wants vote to extend state of emergency

The president of the Maldives asked Parliament on Monday to extend the state of emergency that has helped him reinforce his power, as political turmoil continued to churn in the Indian Ocean nation. A vote of the 85-member Parliament was postponed pending approval from a national security commission. It's likely to be taken before Tuesday evening, when the current 15

February 19, 2018 6:29 PM Ina Garten says this might be her 'favorite pizza ever,' but the Internet is divided

Pizza toppings can spark heated debate among passionate pie enthusiasts — just take pineapple, for example. So it’s no surprise that the Internet is divided about another controversial ingredient, which Ina Garten says might be her favorite. Over the weekend, the Barefoot Contessa posted a photo of a pizza covered in Brussels sprouts from Martina Pizzeria 18

February 19, 2018 3:25 PM NYC rape case prompts calls to close police sex loophole

ALBANY, N.Y. – The case of two New York City police officers accused of raping an 18-year-old woman in their custody last year is spurring calls to close what some are calling a police sex loophole. While New York law already bars sex between prison guards and inmates, it doesn't apply to officers and those in their custody. Democratic Gov. Andrew Como is pushing 11

February 19, 2018 2:18 PM Bodies found in Mexico belong to 2 kidnapped federal agents

MEXICO CITY – Mexico's federal Attorney General's Office says two bodies found in a car have been confirmed to be those of two prosecution agents kidnapped Feb. 5 and forced to appear on a video by a drug gang. The office called it "a terrible act," but didn't release details Sunday on how they died. The remains were found in Xalisco, a town in the Pacific 15

February 19, 2018 12:50 PM 5.9 quake hits southern Mexico, but no damage reported

A magnitude 5.9 earthquake shook the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca on Monday, days after a more powerful temblor hit the same area. State and national emergency officials said they had no immediate reports of damage from the latest shake, but schools were cancelled across the state on Monday. It was felt in Mexico City, where quake alarm sirens had people 17

February 19, 2018 12:42 PM IS claims responsibility for church shooting in Russia

The Islamic State group on Monday claimed responsibility for a deadly attack on churchgoers in Russia's predominantly Muslim Dagestan region. At least five people were killed and four wounded when a gunman opened fire with a hunting rifles on people leaving a Sunday service at a Russian Orthodox church in the Dagestan city of Kizlyar. Authorities say the gunman 16

February 19, 2018 11:24 AM Pope backs down, OKs resignation of divisive Nigerian bishop

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis has backed down and accepted the resignation of Nigerian bishop who had been rejected for years by the priests of his Ahiara diocese. The announcement Monday came after Francis in June issued a harsh ultimatum to Ahiaran priests that they would lose their jobs if they didn't obey him and accept Bishop Peter Okpaleke as their 12

February 19, 2018 10:58 AM IS ambushes Iraqi Shiite-led force, killing 27 fighters

BAGHDAD – Islamic State militants have ambushed a group of Iraq's Shiite-led paramilitary fighters, killing at least 27. The Popular Mobilization Forces, an umbrella group of mostly Shiite militias, said on Monday that the attack took place the previous night in the al-Saadounya area, southwest of the northern city of Kirkuk, when the paramilitaries 15