Cubs pick up $16.5M option on 1B Anthony Rizzo for 2021

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs picked up their $16.5 million option for Anthony Rizzo on Saturday, bringing back the popular first baseman after he struggled during the pandemic-shortened season. ...

The Latest: Obama to return Monday to Georgia and Florida

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): 11:50 a.m. Barack Obama plans to campaign in Georgia on Monday in an election-eve push ...

Election 2020 Today: The path to 270 and a focus on Michigan

Here’s what’s happening Saturday in Election 2020, three days until Election Day: ON THE TRAIL: Joe Biden is in Michigan for two stops. President Donald Trump is in Pennsylvania for ...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's voting wrongs; Biden's trade miss

WASHINGTON (AP) — The actual crisis of the coronavirus pandemic and a manufactured crisis over voting fraud featured heavily in President Donald Trump’s misstatements during the 2020 campaign’s final ...

Expect a lot more of the same if Trump wins a second term

Expect to see a lot more of the same if there's a second Trump administration. President Donald Trump has consistently pointed to tax cuts and regulatory relief as key successes of h...

Biden looks to restore, expand Obama administration policies

Stop and reverse. Restore and expand. Joe Biden is promising to take the country on a very different path from what it has seen over the past four years under President Donald Trump,...

The Latest: Australia to spend on vaccines for wider region

CANBERRA, Australia — Australia has announced it will spend 500 million Australian dollars ($351 million) to secure COVID-19 vaccines for the Pacific and Southeast Asia “as part of a shared recovery f...

Biden, Obama make a final appeal to Michigan's Black voters

WATERFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Joe Biden enters the final weekend of the presidential campaign with an intense focus on appealing to Black voters whose support will be critical in his bid to defeat ...

Asia Today: Australia to spend on vaccines for wider region

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia has announced it will spend 500 million Australian dollars ($351 million) to secure COVID-19 vaccines for the Pacific and Southeast Asia “as part of a shared recov...

Lester, Kluber, Hand boost free agent total to 175

NEW YORK (AP) — Jon Lester, Corey Kluber and Brad Hand were among 15 more major leaguers who became free agents Friday when teams declined their 2021 options, many the victims of budget cuts following...

Phillies clear out 'pen, decline options on Neris, Phelps

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies have declined options on relievers Héctor Neris, David Phelps and David Robertson, clearing out the bullpen after it posted the highest ERA in the majors....

New DT A'Shawn Robinson eager to be Rams' midseason addition

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Right before A'Shawn Robinson's first day of training camp with the Los Angeles Rams, the veteran defensive tackle swerved from the excitement of a fresh start to the unce...

US agency sets rules for cruise ships to start sailing again

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal health officials on Friday issued new rules that will enable large cruise ships to start sailing again in U.S. waters, though not immediately. Among the requi...

Business Highlights

___ Tech losses drive Wall Street down again, ending grim week NEW YORK (AP) — Sharp drops in Apple, Facebook and other big technology companies ended a miserable w...

Rangers decline $18M option on Kluber after shoulder injury

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers on Friday declined the $18 million contract option on right-hander Corey Kluber, who lasted just one inning in his only start before a shoulder injury ended h...