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Norris joins elite club

CHICAGO—Detroit’s Daniel Norris became just the 19th pitcher to hit a home run in his first major-league at-bat before suffering an injury that will send him to the disabled list.

Norris left yesterday’s game against the Chicago Cubs with a strained right oblique and is headed to the disabled list, Tigers’ manager Brad Ausmus said.

Arrest of man in scuba gear leads to US-Mexico border tunnel that ends underwater in canal

CALEXICO, Calif. — The arrest of a drug smuggler in scuba gear led to the discovery of a tunnel from Mexico that’s partially underwater and ends in a canal.

Evelio Padilla pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court in San Diego to one count of possession of drugs with intent to distribute.

New hole opens in ground at site of fatal Florida sinkhole that swallowed sleeping man in 2013

SEFFNER, Fla. — Sometime after the sun came up Wednesday, a woman walking her dog past a fenced-off area in a sleepy suburban neighbourhood near Tampa heard a loud rumble. She quickly dialed 911.

The earth had opened, again.

FDA approves drug to boost female libido, a long-sought milestone fraught with controversy

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved the first prescription drug designed to boost sexual desire in women, a milestone long sought by a pharmaceutical industry eager to replicate the blockbuster success of impotence drugs for men.

For Africa’s hunted albino children, US charity offers them false limbs and true hope

NEW YORK — Like other little boys, Baraka Cosmas Lusambo loves to play soccer. When he hears music, his feet tap and his face breaks out into a wide smile. During summer pool time recently, he used his left hand to toss a ball through a basketball hoop while red arm floaties keep him above water.

Hackers say they’ve leaked massive database of Ashley Madison users to the Internet

LONDON — Hackers claim to have leaked a massive list of users from Ashley Madison, a matchmaking website for cheating spouses, saying its owners had refused to bow to their demands to close the site.

A message posted online said “Time’s Up!” and accused parent company Avid Life Media of deceit and incompetence.

“Now everyone gets to see their data,” the statement said.

Boston Olympics organizers: Critical consultants’ report didn’t fully analyze the plans

BOSTON — Boston’s failed bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics underestimated costs for hosting the games, potentially leaving Massachusetts taxpayers on the hook for significant cost overruns, according to a state-funded report released Tuesday.