Deivi Garcia has worst start of big-league career as Red Sox play spoiler and snap Yankees' win streak
BOSTON — After winning 10 straight, the Yankees will have to watch and wait. Rookie Deivi Garcia had the first stinker of his big-league career and the Bombers offense was quieted by a rookie making his major-league debut Sunday as the Red Sox delayed the Yankees entry into the postseason by handing them a 10-2 loss at Fenway.Not only was the Yankees’ longest winning streak since 2012 snapped, but it stopped the Bombers from making franchise history with a 13th straight win over the Red Sox. With nothing much left to play for this season, the Red Sox at least enjoyed being a temporary spoiler....
New York Daily News
After losing father and sister to ALS, Illinois man swims nearly 20,000 strokes to raise funds
CHICAGO — When Doug McConnell reaches 100 swim strokes, he thinks about his father. At 400, he thinks about his sister.He thought about both of them this week when he swam 19,220 strokes in Lake Michigan from Evanston, Ill., to downtown Chicago to raise funds toward finding a cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a terminal disease with no cure. He lost his father in 2006 to the disease, and in 2018, his sister.“That’s always a lift, when you’re cold or you’re tired or your shoulders are aching or your legs are cramping,” he said.The swim was part of the group A Long Swim, which he and...
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Florida senators pitch daylight saving time pauseWASHINGTON — Florida Republican Sens. Marco Rubio and Rick Scott want to make sure there is plenty of time for wasting away again in Margaritaville in the sunlight this winter.If they get their way, revelers in Key West, Florida, where Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band conceived of the mythical Margaritaville, will get to nibble on sponge cake and watch the sun bake one more hour — hopefully in a socially distant manner in this age of coronavirus pandemic protocols.The pair introduced a bill that was placed on the Senate calendar Wednesday...
Tribune News Service
'It's a lack of respect.' Why some Haitians felt spurned by Kamala Harris' Miami visit
MIAMI — Sen. Kamala Harris courted Venezuelan, Black-American and Jewish voters during her first visit to Miami on behalf of her running mate, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.But other than a “Sak pase “ by Harris — Creole for “what’s happening” — Haitian American representation was mostly absent from Thursday’s campaign stop, reinforcing feelings of neglect by a large contingent of the South Florida Black community that has long felt overlooked by Democratic politicians.“When I turn on my TV, you hear everything in the Hispanic community about (President) Trump or about Biden. Biden...
Fall TV 2020: 10 new shows you'll really want to see
Brace yourself for what might be the weirdest fall TV season ever.Thanks to production delays caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the broadcast networks have been forced to cobble together funky-looking lineups full of reality series, game shows, cartoons and content imported from other countries (see Canada’s “Transplant” on NBC) or streaming platforms (“Star Trek: Discovery” on CBS).Meanwhile, new episodes of our favorite scripted shows will arrive later than usual. Eager to see what happens next on “This Is Us”? Check back in November.But that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty of amazing tele...
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Nine-year-old's bake sales have raised $3,500 for Parkinson's research
SAN DIEGO — When the pandemic hit in the spring, 9-year-old Zoe Bernard of La Mesa, Calif., started baking sweet treats with family members. But what started out as a fun way to pass the time during quarantine has become a one-girl mission to raise $10,000 for Parkinson’s disease research.Through a series of weekend bake sales since July, the home-schooled fourth-grader has taken in nearly $3,500 through the sale of her homemade banana bread, peanut butter cookies and brownies. For a typical weekend sale, like the one in her driveway on Saturday morning, she’ll bake up to 25 loaves of banana b...
The San Diego Union-Tribune
6 Black Lives Matter murals coming to Kansas City streets
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Black Lives Matter murals will be painted on six Kansas City streets Saturday in what organizers believe is the largest project of its kind.Other cities across the country have similar murals, most notably the Black Lives Matter Plaza in Washington, D.C. But none — at least that organizers know of — match the scope.This project, KC Art on the Block, spans 2,000 feet of street and will involve 1,000 volunteers, hundreds of gallons of paint and six local Black artists leading the designs.Each mural will feature “Black Lives Matter” in big block letters, but each artist is fill...
The Kansas City Star
Kamala Harris' AKA sorority sisters hoping to play a role in election
ATLANTA — When Gayle Danley arrived on the campus of Howard University in the fall of 1983 from Atlanta’s Mays High School, she knew she was bright enough. But she wasn’t sure if she belonged.With about 10,000 students on its campus in Washington, D.C., Howard was one of the largest Black colleges in the country and one of the most elite. Everybody seemed to be a legacy, former class president, homecoming queen or high school valedictorian. It was a place where 400 women, including Danley, would vie for 30 spots to join a sorority.“There were moments in college where I felt awkward and ungainl...
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Veteran charged with Steve Bannon in border wall fundraising scam keeps ranting online about case, prosecutors say
NEW YORK — The triple-amputee Air Force veteran accused of scamming supporters who donated to a private Mexico border wall fund won’t stop ranting about the case on Facebook, prosecutors said Friday.Brian Kolfage, the founder of the “We Build the Wall” fundraiser, was arrested Aug. 20 along with President Donald Trump’s former adviser Steve Bannon and others for allegedly spending more than $1 million in donations on personal expenses.After being released on bail, Kolfage began posting screeds referring to himself as a “political prisoner” and victim of a “witch hunt.” The posts continued even...
New York Daily News
Florida men are snagged in Steve Bannon's build-the-wall scandal. Feds call it a fraud
MIAMI — Conservative political strategist Stephen K. Bannon, the architect of President Donald Trump’s victorious 2016 campaign, was arrested Thursday on a mega-yacht and charged with plundering a fund set up to privately finance construction of Trump’s border wall. Three others were arrested elsewhere.In large part, it is a made-in-Florida scandal. Two Florida businessmen — one of them with a history of bankruptcies and liens — were among the four rounded up by the feds. Those two had first appearances in separate Florida courtrooms later in the day. The company used to run the fundraising ef...