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Monthly Archives: May 2017

Eric Young Jr.’s rare homer lifts Angels over Braves 2-1

While most of the attention was focused on Albert Pujols and his pursuit of home run No. 600, it was a long ball from an unexpected source that gave the … Click to Continue »

Cuban entrepreneurs start first private business group

A handful of entrepreneurs have quietly formed communist Cuba's first private small business association, testing the government's willingness to allow Cubans to organize outside the strict bounds of state control. … Click to Continue »

Afghans mourn a day after massive truck bombing kills 90

Afghans are mourning the loss of family members, friends and colleagues a day after a massive truck bomb in the capital Kabul left at least 90 people dead and more … Click to Continue »

Cavs the champs but Warriors the favorites in the NBA Finals

Some predictions see the NBA Finals ending quickly. A video game simulation has them going the distance. All seem to agree on the Golden State Warriors winning. Beaten last year … Click to Continue »

Senior China official gets life in prison for $22M in bribes

The former head of China's statistics bureau has been sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of taking bribes equivalent to more than $22 million over more than two … Click to Continue »

Glassdoor: 107K jobs open in Seattle, pay on the rise

Many Seattle jobs have seen pay grow over the last year, and while there are more openings than ever, the unemployment rate here is nearly bottoming out.

Mariners win fourth straight, James Paxton dominant in return from disabled list – Wed,...

Despite missing almost a month, James Paxton picked up where he left off. Paxton and three relievers combined on a four-hitter to help the Seattle Mariners beat the Colorado Rockies ...

How Lakers-Celtics paved the way for the Cavs-Warriors

By the time the Los Angeles Lakers met the Boston Celtics for the third time in the NBA Finals in the 1980s, defensive stopper Michael Cooper had enough with Larry … Click to Continue »

First-ever “opiate court” designed to help addicted suspects

A city in upstate New York is now home to the nation's first ever "opiate court" — a pilot program designed to help those arrested and addicted to opioids. The … Click to Continue »

Mariners 5, Rockies 0: Paxton returns and returns in top form

The Big Maple is back and what a lift! It’s like he never left. James Paxton returned Wednesday from four weeks on the disabled list and pitched 5 1/3 scoreless … Click to Continue »

Scherzer Ks 11 in 5-hitter as Nationals sweep Giants, 3-1

With his closer unavailable after pitching in four of the past five games, Washington manager Dusty Baker had an easy decision in letting Max Scherzer go the distance for the … Click to Continue »

New Jersey Powerball winners use jackpot to help others

A year removed from a life-changing windfall, a New Jersey family is choosing to use their near $430 million in winnings from the Powerball lottery to help others in their … Click to Continue »

Baseball Capsules: George Springer, Astros clobber Twins – Wed, 31 May 2017 PST

MLB capsules: George Springer reached base in all six plate appearances and hit two of Houston’s season-high six home runs to lead the Astros to their seventh straight victory, 17-6 ...

Pakistan says Indian troops fire across border in Kashmir

Pakistan's military has accused India of attacking Pakistanis in border towns in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir. In a statement, the military said three villagers were wounded early Thursday … Click to Continue »

From Hockey 101, Preds bring Stanley Cup Final to Music City

Terry Crisp sorely wishes that he and fellow broadcaster Pete Weber had recorded their "Hockey 101" sessions from the early days of the Nashville Predators. The expansion franchise had tapped … Click to Continue »

Federal Trade Commission rules Amazon must issue refunds – Wed, 31 May 2017 PST

Amazon has started offering refunds to consumers for unauthorized in-app purchases made between November 2011 and May 2016, the Federal Trade Commission said Tuesday. During that time, children spent more than $70 million by buying virtual goods in “free” gaming apps because Amazon didn’t require a password.

Utilities company offers $1,200 for purchasing electric cars

The electric utility for Vermont's largest city is offering to help customers upgrade to electric cars, contributing $1,200 for the purchase of each new vehicle. Darren Springer, a Burlington Electric … Click to Continue »

Stephen Curry ready to take back championship that got away

Sure, Stephen Curry heard the scrutiny. It was deafening. It was everywhere. Even the two-time reigning NBA MVP wasn't immune. Curry's forgettable NBA Finals last year ended with Kyrie Irving … Click to Continue »

Column: As Pujols approaches 600 HRs, does anyone care?

More than any other sport, baseball is a numbers racket. From 20 wins in a season to 3,000 hits in a career, there are milestones that even the most cursory … Click to Continue »

Paxton, Valencia lead Mariners past Rockies, 5-0

Despite missing almost a month, James Paxton picked up where he left off. Paxton and three relievers combined on a four-hitter to help the Seattle Mariners beat the Colorado Rockies … Click to Continue »