• Al-Qaida in Syria snuffs out competition in northwest

    BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebels and activists are warning that an al-Qaida-linked jihadi group is on the verge of snuffing out what remains of the country’s uprising in northwestern Syria, after the extremists seized control of the opposition-held regional capital, Idlib, last weekend.

  • Meyer has Ohio State running like Fortune 500 juggernaut

    CHICAGO (AP) — The tailored, slate-gray suit, the scarlet and gray power tie, the blacked-out chronograph on his wrist — if you didn’t know Urban Meyer was the football coach at Ohio State, your first guess would be a Fortune 500 CEO.

    Updated: 1:23 am

  • McCutchen’s three-run homer powers Pirates past Giants 10-3

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates kept clearing the fences, and the San Francisco Giants were left arguing plate umpire Chris Conroy’s tough strike zone.

  • Tractor-trailer survivor says truck had no ventilation

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Adan Lara Vega said he was told the $5,500 he was being charged to be smuggled into the United States would include an air-conditioned truck ride.

    Updated: 2:30 am

  • Paxton, Seager pace Mariners past Red Sox, 4-0

    SEATTLE (AP) — James Paxton added a dominant night to what has become a dominant month.

  • DeGrom wins 8th straight start, Mets hold off Padres 5-3

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — The first sign it was going to be a good night for Jacob deGrom was when he struck out the side in the first inning, all looking, on 10 pitches.

  • Smugglers offer crammed big rigs as ‘VIP treatment’ to US

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — When Thomas Homan, the acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, was awakened Sunday morning with news that migrants were found dead inside a sweltering tractor-trailer outside a San Antonio Walmart, his mind flashed back to 2003, when he stood at the back of a truck about 120 miles (200 kilometers) southeast of San Antonio that carried 19 dead migrants.

  • Bellinger three-run homer leads Dodgers past Twins, 6-4

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — They are two rookies on very different career paths, but Cody Bellinger and Edward Paredes worked together beautifully Monday night to lead the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 6-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins.

    Updated: 12:38 am

  • Stanton hits 2 more home runs, Marlins beat Rangers 4-0

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — By the end of his career, Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton would like to homer in all 30 major league parks.

    Updated: 11:20 pm

  • AP: US church goes to Brazil; instills fear, splits families

    SAO JOAQUIM DE BICAS, BRAZIL (AP) — At the Word of Faith Fellowship churches in the Brazilian cities of Sao Joaquim de Bicas and Franco da Rocha, the signs of broken families are everywhere: parents separated from their children, siblings who no longer speak, grandparents who wonder if they will ever know their grandchildren.

    Updated: 3:15 am