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Mariners’ 21-Year Playoff Wait Ends on Raleigh’s Walk-Off HR
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Mariners’ 21-Year Playoff Wait Ends on Raleigh’s Walk-Off HR

By TIM BOOTH, AP Sports WriterSEATTLE (AP) — More than an hour after Cal Raleigh ended the longest playoff drought in baseball, he was back on the field with his teammates, circling the perimeter of the field to acknowledge the tens of thousands of fans who still stuck around.The celebration was more akin to winning something big in October, rather than a victory on the last day of September. But after 21 years, the Seattle Mariners could be excused for going a little over the top upon their return to the playoffs.“It's better than maybe what you could dream it to be,” Seattle manager Scott Servais said.Raleigh hit a game-winning home run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning and the Mariners clinched a wild-card berth in the American League with a 2-1 victory over the Oakland...
Ohtani Takes No-Hitter Into 8th, Angels Beat Athletics 4-2
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Ohtani Takes No-Hitter Into 8th, Angels Beat Athletics 4-2

By JOE REEDY, AP Sports WriterANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Two-way phenom Shohei Ohtani pitched no-hit ball into the eighth inning and extended his hitting streak to 14 games as he led the Los Angeles Angels over the Oakland Athletics 4-2 Thursday night.In his final home start of the season, Ohtani (15-8) issued a leadoff walk to Tony Kemp before retiring the next 22 batters in order. Conner Capel broke up the no-hit bid with a sharp grounder that deflected off sliding shortstop Livan Soto’s glove and into left-center field with two outs in the eighth.Even if Soto had been able to field it, he would have had trouble throwing out Capel.Dermis Garcia followed with a clean single to left before Ohtani retired Shea Langeliers on a grounder to third to end the inning.Political CartoonsOhtani had a...
Escobar Rallies Mets Past Marlins in 10, Back Into 1st Alone
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Escobar Rallies Mets Past Marlins in 10, Back Into 1st Alone

By MIKE FITZPATRICK, AP Baseball WriterNEW YORK (AP) — With the Mets needing a comeback in the pressure of a tight pennant race, Eduardo Escobar was a one-man show.Escobar homered and drove in five late runs — including the game-winning single in the 10th inning — to rally New York past the Miami Marlins 5-4 on Wednesday night and back into sole possession of first place in the NL East.“It was an incredible moment,” Escobar said through a translator. “What a game that was and how it just turned out.”By overcoming a four-run deficit, the Mets moved a game ahead of the Braves heading into a three-game showdown between the teams in Atlanta this weekend. The defending World Series champions lost 3-2 in 10 innings at last-place Washington, one night after pulling even with New York.Political...
Biden Keeps US Target for Refugee Admissions at 125,000
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Biden Keeps US Target for Refugee Admissions at 125,000

By JULIE WATSON, Associated PressSAN DIEGO (AP) — President Joe Biden on Tuesday kept the nation’s cap on refugee admissions at 125,000 for the 2023 budget year, despite pressure from advocates to raise it even higher to meet the need after falling far short of that target this year.Refugees advocates have been pushing the Biden administration to do more to restore the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program. The program suffered deep cuts under the Trump administration, which slashed admissions to a record low.Biden raised the cap to four times that amount this year, but so far fewer than 20,000 refugees have been admitted this budget year, according to the latest count in August. The budget year ends Sept. 30.Biden said in his presidential determination that the admissions should be earmarked...
Pennsylvania Spending $45M to Establish 3 New State Parks
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Pennsylvania Spending $45M to Establish 3 New State Parks

By MARK SCOLFORO, Associated PressHARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania is spending $45 million to add new state parks at a nature preserve in Tunkhannock, on Big Elk Creek in the Philadelphia suburbs and along the Susquehanna River near Wrightsville, officials were set to announce Tuesday.The additions to the state's 121-park system will be an existing nearly 700-acre nature preserve on the Vosburg Neck in Wyoming County, a 1,700-acre tract in Chester County and some 1,100 acres in York County.The expansion was funded in the state budget that passed in July. They are the first new state parks in Pennsylvania since 2005, not counting Washington Crossing in Bucks County, which was transferred from the state Historical and Museum Commission.The Vosburg Neck property, known as the Howland Pr...
Bank of England Fails to Reassure Markets After Pound Plunge
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Bank of England Fails to Reassure Markets After Pound Plunge

By JILL LAWLESS and DANICA KIRKA, Associated PressLONDON (AP) — The Bank of England sought to reassure financial markets after the British pound touched an all-time low against the U.S. dollar Monday, but its entreaty fell flat for investors concerned about a sweeping package of tax cuts that further jolted a faltering economy that the government’s plan was meant to prop up.The central bank said it was “closely monitoring’’ the markets and would not hesitate to boost interest rates to curb inflation. Its statement came after the pound plunged as low as $1.0373, the lowest since the decimalization of the currency in 1971, on concerns that tax cuts announced Friday by Treasury chief Kwasi Kwarteng would swell government debt and fuel further inflation as the United Kingdom teeters toward ...
Croatia, Dutch Advance in Nations League; France Loses
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Croatia, Dutch Advance in Nations League; France Loses

By JEROME PUGMIRE, AP Sports WriterPARIS (AP) — Croatia and the Netherlands finished warming up for the World Cup in style on Sunday by winning their last Nations League games to qualify for the Final Four tournament next year.Croatia topped Group A1 by winning 3-1 in Austria to relegate the hosts to the second tier of the Nations League, while the unbeaten Dutch defeated visiting Belgium 1-0 and won Group A4 with 16 points — six more than second-place Belgium.Defending Nations League and World Cup champion France lost 2-0 in Denmark but avoided relegation because of Austria's defeat.It was the last match for the World Cup-bound teams before the competition starts in Qatar on Nov. 20. Qatar is in the Netherlands' group at the World Cup along with Ecuador and Senegal.Political CartoonsTh...
Tennessee Town Reflects 1 Year After Grocery Store Shooting
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Tennessee Town Reflects 1 Year After Grocery Store Shooting

COLLIERVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Part of healing and moving from place of grief to hope involves looking back.Friday night, about 150 community members did just that on the front steps of Collierville Town Hall. They gathered to look back on Sept. 23, 2021. It’s been one year since a gunman opened fire in the Kroger on New Byhalia, injuring 15 people during the mayhem. Olivia King, a shopper, was the only one to succumb to her injuries.Wes King, her son, was among those present, Friday. Although he now lives in Ohio, he returned to his hometown to remember the life of his mother and the tragedy which took her life.“I’m reconciling the fact she’s gone and the undeniable fact she shouldn’t be,” he said, noting she didn’t die of other sickness, but due to a senseless act. “This as an example of ...
Baby Is First Born in SC’s Newest Hospital in Fort Mill
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Baby Is First Born in SC’s Newest Hospital in Fort Mill

By JOHN MARKS, The HeraldFORT MILL, S.C. (AP) — Alyssa Ann Farley can’t talk yet, but someday she’ll be able to say something generations of Fort Mill residents can’t. She was the first born there.Farley arrived at 11:34 p.m. on Sept. 14 at 7 pounds, 15 ounces and 19.75 inches long. She’s the first baby born at the town’s first hospital, Piedmont Medical Center — Fort Mill. Parents Becky Hatton and Chris Farley met their third child after a scheduled induction.“It’s a crazy thing for her to be the first one born here,” Hatton said Friday afternoon. “It’s very special.”Alyssa is the first of her kind, and likely will be the first of many. Traditionally, expectant mothers in Fort Mill have gone either to the long-time Piedmont hospital in Rock Hill or have left the county for maternity ca...
Texas Tech Tops No. 22 Texas 37-34 With FG in Wild OT Finish
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Texas Tech Tops No. 22 Texas 37-34 With FG in Wild OT Finish

By SCHUYLER DIXON, AP Sports WriterLUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Trey Wolff kicked a 20-yard field goal in overtime, lifting Texas Tech over No. 22 Texas 37-34 after the Red Raiders overcame a two-touchdown deficit in the second half but let a lead slip away in the final seconds Saturday.Texas' Bijan Robinson fumbled on the first play of overtime, and Donovan Smith led the Red Raiders to the 1-yard line before Wolff's winning kick in the Big 12 opener for both teams.Fans of Texas Tech (3-1, 1-0) thought they had their first home win over Texas since Michael Crabtree's last-second catch 14 years ago when Wolff kicked a 45-yarder for a 34-31 lead with 21 seconds left in regulation.The Longhorns had other ideas.Political CartoonsHudson Card's 28-yard pass to Tarique Milton got the Longhorns (2-2, ...