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  • California farmers strike a deal to cut water use

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California regulators Friday accepted a historic offer from a group of farmers holding some of the state’s strongest water rights to voluntarily reduce their water use by one-quarter to stave off…

  • Friday’s Sports Transactions

    BASEBALL MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL — Suspended Milwaukee LHP Will Smith eight games for having a foreign substance on his arm during a game. American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Optioned INF Rey Navarro to Norfolk (IL).…

  • Yes or no? Ireland decides whether to legalize gay marriage

    DUBLIN (AP) — Voters determined to have their voice heard on gay marriage turned out in strength Friday for Ireland’s most hard-fought referendum in decades, a contest that pitted the liberal forces of social change…

  • Rays’ minor league team cancels ‘A-Rod Juice Box’ promotion

    NEW YORK (AP) — A minor league team of the Tampa Bay Rays has canceled an “A-Rod Juice Box” promotion that barbed slugger Alex Rodriguez after a complaint by the New York Yankees. The Class…

  • MLB PITCHING COMPARISON

    Saturday NATIONAL LEAGUE 2015 TEAM 2014 VS OPP PITCHERS LINE W-L ERA REC W-L IP ERA New York Harvey (R) 4:05p 5-1 1.98 6-2 No Record Pittsburgh Burnett (R) -110 3-1 1.38 4-4 0-3 24.0…

  • Major League Baseball

    FAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE at Pittsburgh -110 New York +100 at Washington -145 Philadelphia +135 at Atlanta -140 Milwaukee +130 San Francisco (G1) -135 at Colorado +125 at Colorado (G2) -110 San Francisco +100 Chicago…

  • Babcock bids emotional farewell in Detroit

    DETROIT (AP) — Mike Babcock stood at the front of the familiar dressing room at Joe Louis Arena, this time for something of a farewell address. He became choked up after about a minute of…

  • Murray Energy expects more than 1,800 coal mine layoffs

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Appalachian coal mining suffered a double blow Friday, as Murray Energy announced plans to lay off more than 1,800 miners, most from West Virginia, and Alpha Natural Resources told another 439…

  • Hundreds line up for Las Vegas public viewing of B.B. King

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — More than 300 people were lined up Friday when doors opened for the viewing of blues legend B.B. King. First through the door was Larry Montano, 61, who had staked out…

  • New trial expected for man convicted in Chandra Levy death

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A man convicted of killing Washington intern Chandra Levy is expected to get a new trial after government attorneys on Friday said the “interests of justice” would best be served by one.…

  • No immediate surgery for A’s Coco Crisp

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics have ruled out immediate neck surgery for outfielder Coco Crisp. The A’s said Friday they expect to make a decision this weekend on Crisp’s playing status. He…

  • Justice Department issues policy on domestic drone use

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is acknowledging that the FBI, DEA and other federal law enforcement agencies are likely to make increasing use of unmanned aerial drones in the United States. The department on…

  • 2 men arrested in California in terrorism probe

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Two California men who were arrested on charges of trying to join the Islamic State group appeared in court Friday. The U.S. attorney’s office charged 24-year-olds Nader Elhuzayel and Muhanad…

  • Arena Football League

    All Times EDT NATIONAL CONFERENCE West Division W L T Pct PF PA Arizona 6 2 0 .750 436 368 Las Vegas 3 4 0 .429 319 357 Los Angeles 0 8 0 .000 300…

  • National Lacrosse League

    All Times EDT Divisional Semifinals East Division Friday, May 8: Rochester 14, Buffalo 11 West Division Saturday, May 9: Calgary 11, Colorado 6 Divisional Finals East Division Saturday, May 16: Rochester 10, Toronto 9 Saturday,…