DeGrom shines vs Phils' Nola, Mets get 17 hits in 14-1 romp

NEW YORK (AP) — Jacob deGrom struck out 12 over seven innings, Aaron Nola was let down by lackluster defense and the New York Mets poured it on with a season-best 17 hits in a 14-1 victory over the Ph...

Ag officials warn of unsolicited seed shipments to states

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Agriculture officials in multiple states issued warnings Monday about unsolicited shipments of foreign seeds and advised people not to plant them. In Kentucky, ...

Mets longtime PR man Horwitz reflects on early challenges

NEW YORK (AP) — In nearly four decades as the head public relations man for the New York Mets, Jay Horwitz saw plenty. The rise and fall of Dwight Gooden and Darryl Strawberry. A Wor...

Detroit police challenged over face recognition flaws, bias

A Black man who says he was unjustly arrested because facial recognition technology mistakenly identified him as a suspected shoplifter is calling for a public apology from Detroit police. And for the...

Taipei City councilor busts 53 chopsticks with buttocks after losing bet on Han recall

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After losing a bet on the voter turnout for the recall of former Kuomintang (KMT) Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜), Taipei City councilor Chiu Wei-chieh (邱威傑) on Tuesday (...

Mississippi gov is pranked in shout-out to high school grads

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — This one slipped through the cracks. Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves asked people to submit names of high school seniors so he could read them aloud on a webcast —...

No joke: Tupac Shakur needs unemployment benefits

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — It’s no joke — Tupac Shakur lives in Kentucky and needs unemployment benefits to pay his bills. The Lexington man’s name was brought up by Gov. Andy Beshear on ...

Burkina Faso struggles against COVID-19 and extremist threat

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — The last time Amado Compaore saw his wife, she asked him for a phone charger so she could text friends and let them know she was OK. She died just hours later. ...

Gas station worker in New Taipei arrested for coronavirus prank

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A part-time worker at a gas station in New Taipei has been arrested for pulling a prank on one of his customers by claiming that he had tested positive for Wuhan coronavir...

Taiwan education ministry advises schools to ban tripping jump challenge

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to increased casualties worldwide caused by the Tripping Jump Challenge, Taiwan's Ministry of Education (MOE) is issuing a letter to schools that recommend...

A PGA Tour pro and his pranks wait on payback from Mickelson

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Keith Mitchell needs to be sharp this week at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, and it has nothing to do with his game. Phil Mickelson is in the field. ...

'Send Nudes': Drivers shocked by road sign's racy request

PINE KNOT, Ky. (AP) — Drivers traveling along a Kentucky highway didn't have to check their direct messages to receive the infamous sexting request: send nudes. An electronic road si...

Agnes Keleti, the oldest living Olympic champion, turns 99

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Although she turned 99 on Thursday, even a 9-year-old would have a hard time keeping up with Agnes Keleti's irrepressible energy and enthusiasm. Keleti is th...

Taiwan twins caught swapping identities at school

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A pair of Taiwanese twin brothers decided to switch identities and attend classes as the other person last December, but the two were disciplined after their stunt was rev...

Navy Probe finds no racism intent in hand gestures

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hand gestures flashed by West Point cadets and Naval Academy midshipmen during the televised Army-Navy football game were not racist signals, military investigations have concluded. ...