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MLB threatens pitchers with 10-game bans for altering balls

MLB threatens pitchers with 10-game bans for altering balls

NEW YORK (AP) — Pitchers will be ejected and suspended for 10 games for using illegal foreign substances to doctor baseballs in a crackdown by Major League Baseball that will start Monday.

Juneau leaders reject $2 million cruise company donation

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Juneau city leaders have declined a $2 million donation from Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. amid concerns from some Assembly members about the public perception of accepting the money.
France eases mask rules; will end nightly virus curfew

France eases mask rules; will end nightly virus curfew

PARIS (AP) — France on Wednesday eased several COVID-19 restrictions, with authorities saying it's no longer always mandatory to wear masks outdoors and halting an 8-month nightly coronavirus curfew this weekend.
Vaccines, low COVID case counts increase Father's Day hope, but risk is still there

Vaccines, low COVID case counts increase Father's Day hope, but risk is still there

Last year's Father's Day snuck up quickly on Raywat Deonandan, coming five weeks after the birth of his first child Harrison, and three months into a global pandemic.
COVID hits Ecuador doctors who delayed wedding to treat sick

COVID hits Ecuador doctors who delayed wedding to treat sick

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — They were a pair of young doctors in love who put off marriage to save lives.
Waddling into view are the stars of Netflix's 'Penguin Town'

Waddling into view are the stars of Netflix's 'Penguin Town'

NEW YORK (AP) — They arrive every year in their snazzy black and white tuxedos, causing traffic jams and clamoring for quality real estate.
Spain hopes to jumpstart electric car industry with EU funds

Spain hopes to jumpstart electric car industry with EU funds

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Daniel Sánchez is one of the luckier electric car owners in Spain. With a free recharging station less than a kilometer from his home just north of Barcelona, he can keep his Tesla ready to roll.
'Luca' star Jacob Tremblay on the 'relief' of getting first COVID-19 vaccine shot

'Luca' star Jacob Tremblay on the 'relief' of getting first COVID-19 vaccine shot

TORONTO — Like his adorable sea-monster character in Disney and Pixar's new animated film "Luca," actor Jacob Tremblay is set for some summertime fun.

Mexico's Cozumel port gets first cruise ship since pandemic

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican resort of Cozumel on Wednesday welcomed the first arrival of a cruise ship carrying passengers since the coronavirus pandemic essentially collapsed the industry.
AP source: Kawhi Leonard has knee issue, status unclear

AP source: Kawhi Leonard has knee issue, status unclear

All-NBA forward Kawhi Leonard has a right knee injury that may keep him out of the Los Angeles Clippers' lineup for Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals on Wednesday night, according to a person with knowledge of the matter.