CHICAGO — Designated hitter Eduardo Escobar went 2-for-3 with a homer and four RBIs as the Minnesota Twins held on for a 7-6 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Thursday. The decision gave the Twins (17-14) wins in both games of the rain-shortened series. The White Sox (15-17) took their fifth consecutive loss. Twins reliever Ryan Pressly (1-2) struck out all three batters he faced in the seventh inning. Right-hander Brandon Kintzler worked 1 2/3 innings for his eighth save.
Ideas were flying at a brainstorming session to create a slogan for North Carolina county Democrats when Catherine Cloud blurted out a phrase that made a colleague's eyes light up: "Because this is America." The words were quickly scrawled on a notepad and the New Hanover County Democratic Party in Wilmington, North Carolina, began its scramble to own the phrase - applying just days later for a trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump blasted ousted FBI chief James Comey as a "showboat" and "grandstander" on Thursday even as the agency's acting leader contradicted the president's account that the agency had been in turmoil before he fired Comey.
Americans need to do more than stop reaching for the salt shaker if they want to cut back on the amount of sodium in their diets, according to a new study.
A West Virginia journalist was arrested and jailed on Tuesday, May 9, after he repeatedly asked a question of U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price as he toured the state's capital with White House advisor Kellyanne Conway, the reporter said. Journalist Dan Heyman was following Price down a hallway in the Capitol building in Charleston asking him about the healthcare bill passed last week by the U.S. House of Representatives when he was grabbed by security and handcuffed, he said at a press conference with his attorney late on Tuesday.
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump defended his firing of FBI Director James Comey on Wednesday, fighting a storm of criticism that the ouster was aimed at blunting an agency probe into his presidential campaign's possible collusion with Russia to sway the 2016 election. The Republican president's abrupt move on Tuesday stunned Washington and was swiftly condemned by Democrats and by some in his own party.
WASHINGTON - Federal prosecutors have issued grand jury subpoenas seeking business records from people who worked with former U.S. national security adviser Michael Flynn when he was a private citizen, CNN reported on Tuesday. Citing people familiar with the matter, CNN said the subpoenas were issued by the U.S. Attorney's Office in Alexandria, Virginia. They targeted people who worked with Flynn on contracts after he was pushed out of his job as director of the Defense Intelligence Agency in 2014, it reported.
Amazon.com Inc said on Tuesday, May 9, it cut the threshold for free shipping to $25 from $35, upping the ante against Wal-Mart Stores Inc in a hotly contested battle for ecommerce supremacy. Amazon already offers free two-day shipping under its $99 Prime membership program but the new offer is aimed at encouraging more customers to shop on its platform.
LOS ANGELES - Abby Lee Miller, the star of the Lifetime show "Dance Moms," has been sentenced to one year and one day in jail for bankruptcy fraud and money laundering. Miller plead guilty to both charges last year. A federal judge in Pittsburgh made the ruling Tuesday, ordering the reality TV star to pay a $40,000 fine,a $120,000 judgment, and spend two years on probation after her release.
SEATTLE - A tunnel partly collapsed on Tuesday at a plutonium-handling facility at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington state, but there was no indication workers or the public were exposed to radiation, federal officials said. Workers evacuated or took cover and turned off ventilation systems after minor damage was discovered in the wall of a transport tunnel, a spokeswoman for the Department of Energy said by telephone from the Hanford Joint Information Center.