Cubs beat White Sox 8-3, inch closer to NL Central title

CHICAGO (AP) — Javier Baez homered and the Chicago Cubs took advantage of huge mistake by Ryan LaMarre, beating the crosstown White Sox 8-3 on Saturday night to increase their lead in the NL Central. ...

Astros top Angels 11-3, clinch a postseason berth

Yuli Gurriel hit a grand slam and a two-run homer on his way to a career-high seven RBIs, and the Houston Astros clinched a postseason berth by routing the Los Angeles Angels 11-3 on Friday night. ...

Silver memo: Hire more women, improve workplace conditions

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver wants all teams to hire more women, especially in leadership and supervisory positions, and is urging them to take some of the mandates that the Dallas Mavericks must now ...

Immigration judges say new quotas undermine independence

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's immigration court judges are anxious and stressed by a quota system implemented by Attorney General Jeff Sessions that pushes them to close 700 cases per year as a way t...

Cubs' Russell placed on leave after domestic violence claims

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell was placed on administrative leave Friday following fresh allegations of domestic violence by his ex-wife. Last year, Melisa Rei...

Meyer's back, but No. 4 Buckeyes managed fine without him

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State coach Urban Meyer, watching on TV at home while serving a suspension, got so worked up during the TCU game last week that he had to leave the room when the Buckeyes st...

Despite strong laws, domestic violence in Brazil is rampant

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rogeria Cardeal had spent most of the day in a muggy waiting room at the public defenders' office. She wanted to report that a former partner, who had beaten her for years, had v...

The Latest: Wife of gunman says she's OK after shooting

MASONTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting at a Pennsylvania court building (all times local): 3:55 p.m. The wife of a gunman who opened fire at a Pennsylvani...

3 hurt in court shooting leave hospital; gunman identified

MASONTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Three civilians wounded when a gunman opened fire outside a crowded Pennsylvania courtroom are out of the hospital. The three were taken to Ruby Memorial Hospit...

Trump's immigrant roundups increasingly net noncriminals

NEW YORK (AP) — A daughter who never returned home, a son gunned down point-blank, a mom who was brutally attacked — all deaths at the hands of immigrants in the country illegally, all gripping storie...

Oklahoma board denies commutation in domestic violence case

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's Pardon and Parole Board has denied a request to commute the 30-year prison sentence of a woman convicted of failing to report the abuse of her children by her boyfriend...

Ballistic vests part of the uniform for more firefighters

DALLAS (AP) — Houston officials will spend up to $1.4 million to purchase ballistic vests for firefighters as they join a growing number of cities buying the vests to better protect firefighters who a...

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Sept. 19 The Baltimore Sun on the similarities between a woman accusing Supre...

Mavs owner Mark Cuban donates $10M after workplace probe

DALLAS (AP) — Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has agreed to contribute $10 million to women's causes and domestic violence awareness as part of the NBA's investigation into workplace conditions with...

Factors don't favor criminal charges against Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats have been calling on the FBI to investigate a woman's claim that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were both in high school. What they'...