Hornet sting, birdies take Swafford to lead at Punta Cana

PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic (AP) — A hornet sting early and a bunch of birdies late carried Hudson Swafford to a 5-under 67 on Friday for a two-shot lead going into the weekend of the Corales Punta...

Laywer: Client in Giuliani case hasn't paid legal fees

NEW YORK (AP) — The lawyer representing a man accused of conspiring with associates of Rudy Giuliani to make illegal campaign contributions has asked a judge to let him quit the case, in part because ...

Taiwan's Matsu Defense Command conducts joint live-fire drills

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Lieutenant General Chiu Shu-hua (丘樹華), the Ministry of Defense (MND) deputy chief of staff, on Thursday (Sept. 25) oversaw the Army’s Matsu Defense Command’s j...

Thursday's Sports in Brief

COLLEGE FOOTBALL A major college football season that was in peril six week ago as conferences succumbed to concerns about COVID-19 is reconstituting. The West Coas...

Virus disrupting Rio's Carnival for first time in a century

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A cloud of uncertainty that has hung over Rio de Janeiro throughout the coronavirus pandemic has been lifted, but gloom remains — the annual Carnival parade of flamboyant samba s...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Friday, Sept. 25, the 269th day of 2020. There are 97 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 2...

Patriots owner Kraft cleared of massage parlor sex charge

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida prosecutors dropped a misdemeanor charge against New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft on Thursday, saying they couldn't go forward after courts blocked their us...

Taiwan ranked No. 1 on Agoda 2020 travel wish list

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has been ranked number one among the top 10 most-searched destinations in the second half of 2020, according to Agoda, an online travel agency and metasearch engine...

Rays beat Mets 8-5, clinch 1st AL East title in 10 years

NEW YORK (AP) — Randy Arozarena homered twice and the Tampa Bay Rays clinched their first AL East title in 10 years Wednesday night with an 8-5 victory over the New York Mets. Joey W...

Original 9 trailblazers stood for tennis equality in 1970

NEW YORK (AP) — Billie Jean King and eight other women of the “Original 9” are celebrating the 50th anniversary of signing $1 contracts and breaking away from the U.S. tennis establishment to form the...

South Beach vs. North Florida on Thursday night

The idea has merit: Take teams you don't expect to be in the playoff chase and stick them in prime time early in the schedule. That's what the NFL has done by placing Cincinnati at C...

Almost 500 pilot whales stranded on Australian island state

HOBART, Australia (AP) — More pilot whales were found stranded on an Australian coast Wednesday, raising the total to almost 500 in the largest mass stranding ever recorded in the island state of Tasm...

Warrant issued for man accused of driving toward protesters

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — An arrest warrant has been issued for a man accused of driving a pickup truck toward a group of people demonstrating against racism and police brutality in Virginia after he...

Column: US Open more about modern athlete than modern game

MAMARONECK, N.Y. (AP) — The power grabbed everyone's attention, tee shots launched so far that it reduced a big golf course into what seemed like a pitch and putt. Thoughts quickly turned to the next ...

VIRUS DIARY: As time ran short, a son rushed to say goodbye

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — No man is an island, the poem says. But amid pandemic quarantine, when my dad started having episodes of feeling faint, he seemed so isolated. Coronavirus proto...