SEATTLE — As Cal Raleigh sat on home plate, breathing heavily and grinning sheepishly at his unexpected accomplishment, the Seattle Mariners dugout was celebrating and laughing like little kids. They just saw a Little League homer — a triple with a throwing error — that allowed their burly catcher, whose nickname refers to the excessive size of his gluteus maximus, dive head first into third ...

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Lakers have added a trio of former first-round picks in the first hour of free agency. The team agreed to deals with Lonnie Walker IV, Troy Brown Jr. and Damian Jones on Thursday afternoon. The Lakers also added free-agent forward Juan Toscano-Anderson, according to people not authorized to speak publicly on the matter. Walker will sign a one-year deal worth ...

Elon Musk’s SpaceX won permission from U.S. regulators to offers its Starlink broadband-from-space service to users in vehicles, vessels and aircraft. The Federal Communications Commission announced the decision in an order published Thursday, which said it also granted permission for the service to mobile customers of Kepler Communications Inc. Space Exploration Technologies Corp., the formal ...

MINNEAPOLIS — U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar and others expressed gratitude for new federal gun legislation at a forum in north Minneapolis on Thursday night, but the message included a reminder that there is much more to be done. "This particular town hall is different," Omar said, explaining that the monthly gatherings rarely focus on a one or two issues. But for the first time in 30 years, "we were ...

MIAMI — Florida advocates for legal abortion won a respite Thursday from the parade of bad news for their cause after a judge in Leon County said he would block implementation of a 15-week abortion ban just a day before the law was scheduled to go into effect. But supporters of the law believe they will win in the end. It was the latest twist in a week of dizzying, fast-moving developments in ...

Over the past three years, Julie Contreras, an immigration and humanitarian activist from the Waukegan area, has visited the makeshift tent encampments filled with asylum-seekers on the southwestern border that were erected after the Trump administration enacted the “Remain in Mexico” program in 2019. Contreras said she has witnessed the unsanitary conditions in which they live, often hungry ...

Over the past three years, Julie Contreras, an immigration and humanitarian activist from the Waukegan area, has visited the makeshift tent encampments filled with asylum-seekers on the southwestern border that were erected after the Trump administration enacted the “Remain in Mexico” program in 2019. Contreras said she has witnessed the unsanitary conditions in which they live, often hungry ...

North Korea blamed its COVID-19 outbreak on “alien things” likely sent by balloon across its border with South Korea, saying a teenage soldier and a five-year-old girl in April were the first people in the country infected by coronavirus. Kim Jong Un’s regime called on its officials “to vigilantly deal with alien things coming by wind and other climate phenomena and balloons in the areas along ...

PHILADELPHIA — The Phillies offense looked lifeless on Wednesday night. They drove in only one run and four hits. On Thursday, they woke up, put on their powder blues, and decided to score a season-high 14 runs in a 14-4 win over the Atlanta Braves. Four of the Phillies’ starting nine hit home runs, including rookie Darick Hall, whose solo shot in the bottom of the fourth inning also happened ...

MISSOULA, Mont. - The Clark Fork river is currently in post flood stage but high water levels, fast currents and cold temperatures still make the river a risk.

An upswing in coronavirus infections has spawned a rise in worksite case clusters in Los Angeles County, prompting health officials to recommend additional measures aimed at tamping down transmission, including reducing crowding and, if there’s a suspected outbreak, expanding remote work. “With the continued increase in cases, and now as you’re seeing the corresponding increase in ...

MINNEAPOLIS — The Timberwolves are adding free-agent forward Kyle Anderson, who played the past four seasons for Memphis, an NBA source confirmed. The deal is for two years and $18 million. Free agency officially opens at 11 p.m. Thursday. The 6-9 Anderson is an eight-year veteran. He played his first four seasons for the San Antonio Spurs after they drafted him in the first round (30th ...

Authorities arrested a man Wednesday whom federal prosecutors accuse of running a $45 million scam that netted him 39 Teslas and allegedly included false claims that a billionaire electric car company founder — likely Tesla CEO Elon Musk — was involved in the investment scheme. In a federal grand jury indictment unsealed Wednesday, Neil Suresh Chandran, 50, is alleged to have defrauded more ...

WASHINGTON — Republicans won’t back compromise legislation to boost domestic semiconductor manufacturing and U.S. competitiveness with China if Democrats continue to negotiate a partisan budget package that can pass without GOP support, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday. “Let me be perfectly clear: There will be no bipartisan USICA as long as Democrats are pursuing a ...

Ukrainian officials are exploring the possibility of debt restructuring as the war-ravaged country’s funding options are at risk of running out, according to three people familiar with the discussions. Multiple scenarios are being considered and no decision is expected until later in the summer, according to two of the people, all of whom asked not to be identified because the talks are ...

LOS ANGELES — Many public officials and environmental advocates in California were dismayed by Thursday’s Supreme Court decision to limit federal authority on greenhouse gases from power plants, citing a collective blow to the monumental challenge of tackling global warming. But experts say it’s not likely to unravel California’s ambitious climate goals to eliminate its carbon footprint by ...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday signed into law key elements of a new $307.9-billion state budget, a spending plan centered on gas refunds for 17.5 million taxpayers to soften the sting of high fuel prices and the cost of living. The refunds, varying from as little as $200 for individuals up to $1,050 for couples with children, are the hallmark of the state’s ...

Josh Hawley became a symbol of the Jan. 6 insurrection. He hasn’t come up in the hearings WASHINGTON — The Select Committee to Investigate the January 6 Attack on the U.S. Capitol has presented a lot of evidence about the effort to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election. They’ve presented evidence that extremist groups planned the attack on the Capitol, that those close to the ...

The Justice Department on Thursday said it will investigate the NYPD’s scandal-plagued Special Victims Division due to rampant allegations that detectives are “retraumatizing” sex assault victims. Federal prosecutors will examine the Special Victims Division’s policies and training in the probe of alleged “gender-biased policing.” The feds are also eyeing how investigators treat and ...