SARASOTA, Fla.—A Florida man who authorities say accidentally shot and killed his 14-year-old son at a shooting range is blaming himself—not the gun—for the death.
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CREEKSIDE, Pa. — A Pennsylvania fire chief says some cackling chickens turned out to be cock-a-doodle-do-gooders.
Creekside Fire Chief Pete Yacovone says David Wells escaped from his burning Indiana County home at around 3:30 a.m. Wednesday after his son was awakened by his chickens. The chief says the chickens might have been startled by the fire.
DENVER—Aaron Sanchez kept the Colorado Rockies’ potent offence grounded yesterday.
He induced 14 groundouts—a great idea at Coors Field.
Sanchez allowed one run in eight innings while Josh Donaldson homered to lead the Toronto Blue Jays to a 5-3 victory over the Rockies.
NEW YORK — Samsung will sell unlocked versions of its flagship Galaxy S7 phones in the U.S. so consumers can switch carriers more easily.
Although two-year service contracts are now rare, consumers are instead stuck with two-year installment plans and cannot take a phone to a rival until it’s paid off.
LONDON — Turns out the largest diamond discovered in over a century may not be worth all that much.
The tennis ball-sized Lesedi la Rona failed to find a buyer Tuesday, a disappointing result for a stone which had described as “the find of a lifetime” by David Bennett, chairman of Sotheby’s jewelry division.
CINCINNATI—When Kris Bryant reached the dugout after his record-setting third homer, thousands of Cubs’ fans in the stands cheered for a curtain call.
A few teammates wanted him to take a bow, too.
Nope. That was the only thing Chicago’s top hitter wouldn’t do on his historic night.
AMSTERDAM—An Amsterdam court has approved the extradition of a Dutch man suspected of a string of crimes against B.C. teenager Amanda Todd, who took her own life after being bullied online.
The Dutch Justice minister now has to sign off on the extradition of Aydin Coban.
AMSTERDAM — An Amsterdam court has approved the extradition of a Dutch man to Canada, where authorities suspect him of a string of crimes against Amanda Todd, a 15-year-old girl who drew global attention to cyberbullying when she posted a YouTube video recounting her ordeal. She later took her own life.
MILWAUKEE—Tanner Roark did a stellar job in taking the place of Stephen Strasburg.
Roark—called on to replace the Nationals’ injured ace—held the Brewers without a run over seven innings as Washington snapped a seven-game losing streak with a 3-2 win over the Milwaukee Brewers yesterday.
“We had the off day so I was on five days’ rest anyway, so I felt good,” Roark noted.
BETHESDA, Md.—Billy Hurley III held the club in his left hand and fist-pumped with his right.
The ball disappeared into the hole in front of him as the crowd roared—and Hurley let loose the emotion he had been holding in.
“That’s probably like the most emotion I’ve ever shown in my life,” Hurley said.