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  • American League

    East Division W L Pct GB Tampa Bay 24 22 .522 — New York 23 22 .511 ½ Baltimore 20 22 .476 2 Boston 21 24 .467 2½ Toronto 21 26 .447 3½ Central Division…

  • National League

    East Division W L Pct GB Washington 27 18 .600 — New York 25 21 .543 2½ Atlanta 22 22 .500 4½ Philadelphia 19 28 .404 9 Miami 18 28 .391 9½ Central Division W…

  • Iraq announces launch of operation to drive IS from Anbar

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq on Tuesday announced the launch of a military operation to drive the Islamic State group out of the western Anbar province, where the extremists captured the provincial capital, Ramadi, earlier this…

  • The Latest: Evacuations underway in Austin due to flooding

    2:30 a.m. CDT Evacuations are underway in Austin, Texas, due to rising water that’s threatening homes. The Austin American-Statesman reported early Tuesday that some houses in a neighborhood in eastern Travis County had flooded after…

  • Authorities: 12-year-old Maryland girl stabbed sister

    EDGEWOOD, Md. (AP) — Authorities say a 12-year-old girl stabbed her 14-year-old sister in Edgewood. WBAL-TV (http://bit.ly/1HHk7eu ) reports deputies are investigating the stabbing, which happened Sunday afternoon. The victim, who was stabbed once, was…

  • For an IS fighter, a paid honeymoon in caliphate’s heart

    BEIRUT (AP) — The honeymoon was a brief moment for love, away from the front lines of Syria’s war. In the capital of the Islamic State group’s self-proclaimed “caliphate,” Syrian fighter Abu Bilal al-Homsi was…

  • 12 missing after flooding in Texas sweeps away vacation home

    WIMBERLEY, Texas (AP) — Recovery teams are set to resume looking for the 12 members of two families who authorities say are missing after a rain-swollen river in Central Texas carried a vacation home off…

  • High speed chase ends with suspect shot near Roanoke

    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — A man has been seriously injured after he was shot following a police chase and crash near Roanoke. WWBT-TV (http://bit.ly/1KwuQch) reports the suspect was shot by Virginia state police after he…

  • Report: Israeli leader offers talks over settlement blocs

    JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli newspaper says Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has offered to renew peace talks with the Palestinians. Haaretz reports Monday that Netanyahu told European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini he hopes…

  • Update on the latest religion news

    US-MEMORIAL DAY Obama pays tribute to fallen service members at Arlington ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — President Barack Obama says America’s fallen heroes are “a testament” that there’s no greater love “than to lay down your…

  • Update on the latest business

    FINANCIAL MARKETS Asia stocks gain as China announcements spur Shanghai TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares mostly gained today after China promoted an array of infrastructure projects as open to private investment and said it was…

  • China’s army plays down South China Sea island-building

    BEIJING (AP) — China’s military on Tuesday compared its controversial island-building in the South China Sea to ordinary construction such as road-building going on elsewhere in the country, trying to deflect criticism over an issue…

  • Iraq announces launch of operation to retake western Anbar province from Islamic State

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq announces launch of operation to retake western Anbar province from Islamic State.

  • Hagerstown celebrates baseball history; team looks to leave

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — The city of Hagerstown is celebrating its long love affair with baseball even as its minor league team looks for a way out. Tuesday’s City Council agenda includes formal recognition of…

  • Ryanair beats forecasts again as annual profits rise 66 pct

    DUBLIN (AP) — Europe’s leading budget airline Ryanair has beaten forecasts again, reporting full-year net profits of 867 million euros ($949 million), 66 percent higher than the year before. The Dublin-based airline said Tuesday it…