Why choice of running mate matters more than usual this year

NEW YORK (AP) — For all the secrecy and speculation that typically surrounds the search for a vice presidential candidate, the decision rarely sways an election. But ahead of Joe Biden's imminent anno...

Trump end run around Congress raises questions on his claims

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s end run around Congress on coronavirus relief is raising questions about whether it would give Americans the economic lifeline he claims and appears c...

States on hook for billions under Trump's unemployment plan

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Whether President Donald Trump has the constitutional authority to extend federal unemployment benefits by executive order remains unclear. Equally up in the air is whether st...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's smoke and mirrors on executive orders

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump isn't telling the full story when it comes to executive orders on coronavirus relief payments and health care. Over the weekend, the presiden...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Monday, Aug. 10, the 223rd day of 2020. There are 143 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 1...

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Benches cleared and even the stands emptied during Oakland’s 7-2 victory over the Astros on Sunday, tempers flaring at last between the AL West rivals months after Houston’s sign-stealing scandal was ...

Trump's pandemic relief orders are limited in scope

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's new executive orders to help Americans struggling under the economic recession are far less sweeping than any pandemic relief bill Congress ...

MLS navigates resuming the season in local markets

In light of Major League Baseball's trouble with its season, Major League Soccer's plan to resume play in its local markets is under scrutiny. The league has been buoyed by the succ...

'Wild' NHL playoffs move into next stage with final 16 teams

Derek Stepan gave some advice to his Arizona Coyotes teammates not used to the bright lights of playoff hockey. “It’s the best time of the year to be playing,” he said. ...

Brewers rally to beat Reds 9-3 for first home win

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Christian Yelich homered, tripled and drew a bases-loaded walk as the Milwaukee Brewers rallied to beat the Cincinnati Reds 9-3 on Sunday for their first home victory. ...

Strasburg hit hard in debut; O's-Nats suspended after rain

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stephen Strasburg’s 2020 debut for the Nationals unraveled in a five-run fifth inning Sunday, when the World Series MVP allowed six consecutive batters to reach base before being lif...

Mets beat Marlins 4-2 behind deGrom, rookie Giménez

NEW YORK (AP) — Jacob deGrom dodged trouble for five innings, rookie Andrés Giménez had three hits and scored three runs, and the New York Mets won a home series for the first time this season by beat...

Moreland 2 HRs, walk-off shot sends Red Sox over Toronto 5-3

BOSTON (AP) — Mitch Moreland hit two home runs, including a walk-off shot over the Green Monster to send the Boston Red Sox past the Toronto Blue Jays 5-3 Sunday. It was the fourth w...

Perez has RBI single in 9th, Rays rally to beat Yankees 4-3

ST. PETERSBURG. Fla. (AP) — Michael Perez had an RBI single with two outs in the ninth inning and the Tampa Bay Rays rallied late to beat the New York Yankees 4-3 on Sunday. Mike Bro...

NY governor calls Trump benefits executive order 'laughable'

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday dismissed President Donald Trump's executive orders as “laughable" and another chapter in the federal government's botched response to the coronavi...