Pine tar, Vaseline, spit all part of baseball
It's fair to suspect that Michael Pineda isn't the only pitcher trying a few tricks on the mound from time to time.
The Yankees pitcher was suspended for 10 games for having a glob of pine tar on his neck to rub on his hands to grip the ball on...
Michael Phelps wins 100 fly heat in comeback meet
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — A giddy Michael Phelps qualified fastest for the 100-meter butterfly final Thursday in his first competition since retiring after the 2012 London Olympics.
The 28-year-old swimmer was second at the turn and came on down the...
Nevada rancher condemned for racist remarks
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada rancher who has become a conservative folk hero for resisting the federal government's attempts to round up his cattle faced sharp criticism Thursday for racist comments published in a New York Times...
9/11 museum film draws heat for portrayal of Islam
NEW YORK (AP) — A film that will be shown at the National September 11 Memorial Museum when it opens next month unfairly links Islam and terrorism, clergy members said in letters demanding it be changed.
"The Rise of Al Qaeda," a brief...
Paul McCartney to play at Candlestick concert
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pop legend Paul McCartney is set to return to Candlestick Park to offer a swan song to the San Francisco 49ers' former stadium.
McCartney's website posted a statement Thursday confirming that the former Beatle will perform...
Pineda banned 10 games for pine tar, won't appeal
BOSTON (AP) — New York Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda was suspended for 10 games Thursday after being caught using pine tar. He said he won't appeal the penalty that will cost him two starts.
"I accept it," Pineda said before Thursday night's...
Vermont moves toward labeling of GMO foods
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont lawmakers have passed the country's first state bill to require the labeling of genetically modified foods, underscoring a division between powerful lobbyists for the U.S. food industry and an American public that...
Navy probes report of gunman at San Diego base
SAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. Naval Base Point Loma in San Diego is being searched after an unconfirmed report of an armed individual there.
The official twitter feed of the Naval Installations Command says without elaboration that two people are in...
Study links California drought to global warming
WASHINGTON (AP) — While researchers have sometimes connected weather extremes to man-made global warming, usually it's not done in real time. Now a study is asserting a link between climate change and both the intensifying California drought and...
First lady gets resume from girl with jobless dad
WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama's annual question-and-answer session with the children of Executive Office employees took a serious turn Thursday when a 10-year-old girl in the front row told the first lady that her dad had been out of work for...
Family of slain TSA agent files claim for $25 million
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A law firm has filed a $25 million claim against the city of Los Angeles on behalf of the wife and two children of a security screener killed in an attack at Los Angeles International Airport last year.
AlderLaw P.C. said...
Smart Spending: Get your groove on, on a budget
NEW YORK (AP) — As the air gets warmer and spring blossoms, the season of music festivals is upon us. From Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Tennessee in June to Lollapalooza in Chicago in August, music lovers across the country will soon begin...