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January 10, 2019 12:18 AM Dustin Ackley returning to Mariners with minor league deal

SEATTLE -- Former No. 2 overall pick Dustin Ackley is returning to the Seattle Mariners on a minor league deal after spending the past two seasons in the minors with the Los Angeles Angels, according to a person familiar with the deal. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Wednesday on the condition of anonymity because the deal had not been announced 151

January 9, 2019 2:48 PM Freak freeway sign fall seen in shocking video nearly dooms driver in Australia

A shocking video has emerged showing the moment a highway sign fell on an SUV in Australia. (iStock) An Australian woman narrowly avoided death when a freeway sign tumbled onto her SUV Tuesday -- a freak incident captured on video by another driver. The woman was driving on the Tullamarine freeway in Melbourne when the large metal sign came crashing 355

January 2, 2019 1:52 AM Man United beat Newcastle as Romelu Lukaku scores with first touch

Manchester United's good form under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer continued with a 2-0 win away at Newcastle on Wednesday night thanks to goals from Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford. United had the most possession in the opening exchanges but it was Newcastle who had the better chances as Christian Atsu drew a good save from David De Gea before dragging another 85

December 28, 2018 4:38 PM Kansas teen will high school, Harvard diplomas in same month

ULYSSES, Kan. – A 16-year-old Kansas boy will soon earn his high school diploma — and a few days later he'll travel to Harvard to collect his bachelor's degree. The Hutchinson News reports Ulysses High School senior Braxton Moral will attend both commencement ceremonies in May. He will become the only student to successfully pursue a four-year high school 114

December 24, 2018 2:05 AM New York couple driven to their wedding by friendly police officer after crash

Suffolk County Police Officer Cody Matthews saved the day in more ways than one on Saturday for a couple in New York who had gotten into a car accident on the way to their wedding. (Suffolk County Police Department) Suffolk County Police Officer Cody Matthews saved the day in more ways than one on Saturday for a bride and groom in New York who had crashed 139

December 23, 2018 9:19 PM Texas man allegedly shoots wife's laptop because she was playing music too loudly

Gary Lykins, 44, was arrested after he allegedly shot his wife's laptop because she was playing music too loudly on it. (Fort Worth Police Department) A Texas man was arrested after he allegedly shot his wife's laptop with a handgun because she was playing music too loudly on it. Gary Lykins, 44, was taken into custody early Saturday after he barricaded 113

December 21, 2018 6:26 PM A's pick up Profar in three-team deal

The Oakland Athletics filled their impending hole at second base by trading for infielder Jurickson Profar in a three-team, seven-player deal, the Athletics announced Friday. Profar is coming off his best season as a pro, batting .254 with 20 home runs and 77 RBIs in 146 games in 2018. Jed Lowrie, the Athletics second baseman last season, is a free agent 125

December 21, 2018 12:56 AM Tornado damages 80 mobile homes in central Florida

ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. – A tornado damaged 80 homes in a mobile home park and a 90-year-old woman was taken to a hospital after a roof fell on her head after a day of wild weather in central Florida Thursday. Officials in Pasco County, north of Tampa, said 5 homes were deemed unsafe due to major damage, 20 homes have moderate to major damage and 55 homes 138

December 20, 2018 7:12 PM The Latest: Woman injured when roof collapses in storm

A 90-year-old woman was taken to a hospital after a roof fell on her during a heavy rainstorm in central Florida. The Lakeland Ledger reports that Marie Weddle was hit on the head when part of her condominium's roof collapsed Thursday morning. A neighbor told the paper that Weddle was taken to Lakeland Regional Medical Center as a precautionary measure 140

December 19, 2018 9:44 PM MLB Agreement Will Let Cuban Players Sign Contracts Without Defecting

(HAVANA) — Major League Baseball, its players’ association and the Cuban Baseball Federation reached an agreement that will allow players from the island nation to sign big league contracts without defecting, an effort to eliminate the dangerous trafficking that had gone on for decades. The agreement, which runs through Oct. 31, 2021, allows Cubans to sign under 126