Texas infielder Ivan Melendez wins Golden Spikes Award

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Texas infielder Ivan Melendez was named the 2022 Golden Spikes Award winner Friday as the top amateur baseball player in the U.S. The 22-year-old redshirt junior helped the Longhorns reach the College World Series, where they were eliminated with losses to Notre Dame and Texas A&M. He led Texas with a… Continue reading Texas infielder Ivan Melendez wins Golden Spikes Award

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Former England great Wayne Rooney resigns as Derby manager

DERBY, England (AP) — Wayne Rooney has resigned as Derby manager after 18 months in charge and on the same day the club appeared to have sorted out its financial difficulties. The Manchester United and England star joined the team in January 2020 as player-coach and ended that year in temporary charge following Phillip Cocu’s… Continue reading Former England great Wayne Rooney resigns as Derby manager

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AP PHOTOS: U.S. Supreme Court overturns abortion protection

The U.S. Supreme Court issued a highly charged decision on Friday, June 24, 2022, that ends constitutional protections to abortion nearly 50 years after Roe v. Wade made abortion legal. Abortion-rights activists are protesting in the streets of U.S. cities, while anti-abortion demonstrators are celebrating the court’s decision. President Joe Biden says he knows many… Continue reading AP PHOTOS: U.S. Supreme Court overturns abortion protection

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Coast Guard: Overdue sailors are safe, on course to Virginia

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — Two people reported overdue after deciding to return to Virginia in their weather-damaged sailboat instead of continuing their trip to Portugal’s Azores are safely headed home, the U.S. Coast Guard announced Friday. Virginia Beach natives Yanni Nikopoulos and Dale Jones, both 65, contacted the Coast Guard on Friday saying they were… Continue reading Coast Guard: Overdue sailors are safe, on course to Virginia

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These US companies will cover travel costs for employees who need an abortion

After the Supreme Court ruled on Friday to overturn Roe v. Wade, corporate giants from a range of industries pledged to provide support and financial assistance for employees — and, in some cases, their dependents — seeking abortions in states that outlaw the procedure. The court’s decision to roll back the nearly 50-year-old landmark ruling,… Continue reading These US companies will cover travel costs for employees who need an abortion

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For years, one of Contra Costa’s most brutal homicides remained unsolved. Then a letter — addressed to police — arrived from prison

CROCKETT — It took a quarter-century after 21-year-old Priscilla Lewis was brutally beaten and drowned inside a pizza restaurant bathroom before a suspect was arrested and charged. Now, court records reveal that the suspect, 52-year-old Danny Lamont Hamilton, was the one who inserted himself into the police investigation 15 years ago, when he wrote a… Continue reading For years, one of Contra Costa’s most brutal homicides remained unsolved. Then a letter — addressed to police — arrived from prison

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18 migrants dead after stampede into Spanish enclave

By Ciaran Giles and Tarik el-Barakah | Associated Press RABAT, Morocco — Eighteen Africans seeking to cross into Spain were killed and scores of migrants and police were injured in what Moroccan authorities called a “stampede” of people surging across Morocco’s border fence with the Spanish North African enclave of Melilla on Friday. A total… Continue reading 18 migrants dead after stampede into Spanish enclave

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NY lawmakers to mull post-Supreme Court gun bills next week

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Kathy Hochul said she is bringing state lawmakers back on Thursday to consider gun safety legislation in response to the Supreme Court striking down key portions of the state’s licensing law. The court on Thursday overturned the state law that required that people applying for a concealed carry… Continue reading NY lawmakers to mull post-Supreme Court gun bills next week

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Calls for newest council appointment to resign after controversial social media posts surface

Controversy and questions surrounding the newest member of Toronto City Council. Hours after Rosemarie Bryan was appointed to fill the vacancy in Ward 1 – Etobicoke North a number of social media posts attributed to her surfaced which include anti-2SLGBTQ+ views as well as Islamophobic and anti-Asian posts. All but four councillors voted to appoint… Continue reading Calls for newest council appointment to resign after controversial social media posts surface

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