• Joint effort on Florida mental hospitals wins APME honors

    NEW YORK (AP) — A joint effort of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune and the Tampa Bay Times exposing treacherous and violent conditions in Florida’s state-funded mental hospitals won top honors in the 2016 Associated Press Media Editors Innovation in Journalism Awards.

  • Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Mike Foltynewicz throws against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the first inning of a baseball game, Thursday, May 19, 2016, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

    Foltynewicz falters as Braves fall to Pirates 8-2

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Foltynewicz knew finding a way to improve upon his previous start — eight shutout innings against the world champion Kansas City Royals — was going to be difficult.

  • Pittsburgh Pirates' Gregory Polanco,left, is greeted by third base coach Rick Sofield, right, as he rounds the bases after hitting a two-run home run off Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Mike Foltynewicz in the second inning of a baseball game, Thursday, May 19, 2016, in Pittsburgh.(AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

    Polanco powers Pirates by Braves 8-2

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Gregory Polanco homered and tripled, John Jaso collected three hits and the Pittsburgh Pirates rolled by the Atlanta Braves 8-2 on Thursday night.

  • Braves SS Aybar out after getting bone stuck in throat

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Atlanta Braves removed infielder Erick Aybar from the starting lineup for Thursday’s game against the Pittsburgh Pirates after getting a chicken bone stuck in his throat.

  • In this Oct. 26, 2009 file photo, comedian Bill Cosby, left, and his wife Camille appear at the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts before he received the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor in Washington. Cosby is spending millions of dollars on teams of high-priced lawyers across the country amid a cascade of sexual assault allegations, defamation claims and insurance disputes. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

    Cosby spends millions as lawsuits, criminal case rage on

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In any given week, teams of high-priced lawyers fan out across the country to defend Bill Cosby amid a cascade of sexual assault allegations, defamation claims and insurance disputes.

  • Ex-NFL player chosen to be next Pittsburgh schools head

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Officials say a former professional football player has been tapped to be the next superintendent of Pittsburgh Public Schools.

  • Atlanta Braves relief pitcher Arodys Vizcaino, right, celebrates with catcher Tyler Flowers (25) after getting the final out of Atlanta's 3-1 win over Pittsburgh Pirates in a baseball game in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, May 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

    Teheran guides Braves to 3-1 win over Pirates

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Given that it took four decades for Brian Snitker to become a big-league manager, he wasn’t going to be picky about his first victory in the majors.

  • In this April 13, 2016, file photo, Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez, right, with general manager John Coppolella sitting at left, talks with the media before a baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park, in Washington. The Atlanta Braves have fired manager Fredi Gonzalez, who couldn’t survive the worst record in the majors.  Braves general manager John Coppolella confirmed the firing of Gonzalez, in his sixth season, Tuesday, May 17, 2016.  (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

    Former Braves manager Gonzalez laughs off clumsy firing

    VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) — Fredi Gonzalez brought two bottles of wine and knocked on the hotel room door of Atlanta general manager John Coppolella for a late-night bull session.

  • Philadelphia Phillies' Jeremy Hellickson pitches during the first inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Wednesday, May 18, 2016, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Goeddel, Hellickson lead Phillies over Marlins 4-2

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Another rookie had a big game, another starter pitched well and the bullpen was lights-out again.

  • News groups seek to unseal court records in Penn State case

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Two news organizations asked a Pennsylvania judge on Tuesday to unseal records in the pending criminal case against three former Penn State administrators over their handling of complaints about Jerry Sandusky, who was convicted of child sexual abuse.