Florida sheriff removed following sex scandal investigation

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida sheriff facing a primary contest next week was suspended from office Friday, a day after his arrest in connection to a sex scandal investigation at his previous job...

Ramon Laureano's suspension reduced from 6 games to 4

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oakland Athletics center fielder Ramon Laureano had a six-game suspension reduced to four games Friday after appealing the penalty for his role in a benches-clearing brawl with ...

Florida sheriff arrested following sex scandal investigation

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida sheriff facing a primary contest within days was arrested Thursday following a sex scandal investigation at his previous job, authorities said. Cl...

Pope cleans house in Poland after abuse, cover-up scandal

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis continued cleaning house in Poland on Thursday following revelations of clergy sexual abuse and cover-up, replacing the powerful archbishop of Gdansk on his 75th birthday. ...

Ecuador's ex-president detained in organized crime probe

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — A former Ecuadorian president known for his wild antics has been detained in an organized crime probe as authorities investigate the murder of an Israeli man jailed in a possible...

5 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. INSIDE BIDEN’S SEARCH FOR A RUNNING MATE He started with a list of roughly ...

Political novices drawn to anti-Netanyahu protests in Israel

JERUSALEM (AP) — In a summer of protests against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the accusations of corruption and calls for him to resign could be accompanied by another familiar refrain: ...

Mexico: Odebrecht allegedly paid for slick 2012 campaign

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexicans were inundated by a slick, expensive ad campaign on behalf of front-running presidential candidate Enrique Peña Nieto for the 2012 election, but few then suspected who is n...

AP Source: Astros coach faces 20-game suspension, Laureano 6

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Houston Astros hitting coach Álex Cintrón faces a 20-game suspension and a fine for his role in a benches-clearing brawl at Oakland, a person with direct knowledge of the punish...

Probe: Interior held back Bernhardt records sought by court

The Interior Department withheld public documents related to Interior Secretary David Bernhardt ahead of his Senate confirmation, an agency watchdog office concluded in a report made public Tuesday. ...

Liberty University names acting leader with Falwell on leave

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The board of private evangelical Liberty University in Virginia said Monday that it had chosen an interim leader, days after Jerry Falwell Jr. began a leave of absence after one o...

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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 ...

LEADING OFF: A's try for 10th win in row, wait for MLB word

A look at what's happening in the majors on Monday: PENALTIES POSSIBLE The Athletics try for their 10th straight win when they start a series on the road against th...

Astros, A's clear benches, empty seats; Oak wins 9th in row

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — 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 sig...

Astros, Athletics clear benches as rivals' tempers flare

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Benches cleared during the seventh inning of the Astros-Athletics series finale Sunday, tempers flaring at last between the AL West rivals months after Houston's sign-stealing s...