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  • Sarah Sanders says she was told to leave Virginia restaurant

    WASHINGTON — White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was booted from a Virginia restaurant because she works for President Donald Trump, the latest administration official to experience a brusque reception in a public setting. Sanders tweeted that she was told by the owner of the Red Hen in Lexington, Virginia, that she had to “leave because I work for @POTUS and I politely left.” She said the episode Friday evening said far more about the owner of the restaurant […]

  • Reds beat Cubs 11-2 for fifth straight win

    CINCINNATI — The last-place Cincinnati Reds slammed the Chicago Cubs — again. Anthony DeSclafani hit the first grand slam by a Cincinnati pitcher in 59 years, helping the Reds beat the Chicago Cubs 11-2 on Saturday for their sixth consecutive victory. It was Cincinnati’s third slam in five days and major league-leading seventh of the season, two short of the record set in 2002. Jesse Winker hit one in the series opener against Chicago on Thursday night. The last Reds […]

  • Mexico’s 2-1 victory over South Korea silences critics

    ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia — The criticism of Mexico’s national team heading into the World Cup was loud and scathing. The answer has been emphatic. The Mexicans won their second straight match at the tournament, beating South Korea 2-1 Saturday to move ever closer to a spot in the round of 16. “We didn’t listen to the criticism,” said Javier Hernandez, one of the scorers against South Korea. “It was just noise.” Mexico opened its World Cup by upsetting defending champion Germany […]

  • Anderson hits 13th homer; Athletics top White Sox 7-6

    CHICAGO — Pinch-hitter Nick Martini drove in the tiebreaking run in the eighth inning with his first major league hit and the Oakland Athletics came back from an early five-run deficit to edge the Chicago White Sox 7-6 on Saturday. Martini, recalled from Triple-A before the game, lined a full-count single off Juan Minaya (0-2) with two outs to center to score Stephen Piscotty from second. Piscotty reached on a double when right fielder Avisail Garcia lost his routine fly […]

  • LGBT-friendly affordable housing units to open in Chicago

    CHICAGO — Chicago is set to open its largest LGBT-friendly affordable housing complex on the city’s Northwest Side. Mayor Rahm Emanuel said the John Pennycuff Memorial Apartments will provide low-cost housing for people “from all walks of life.” The Logan Square building contains 88 units of affordable housing and is primarily targeted for LGBT tenants. It will also include a furnished lobby, a community room and an outdoor picnic area. The apartment complex is named after John Pennycuff, an LGBT […]

  • HGTV’s Joanna & Chip Gaines welcome 5th child

    WACO, Texas — HGTV’s Joanna and Chip Gaines have welcomed their fifth child — a boy. The proud papa announced the birth Saturday on Twitter . He wrote, “The Gaines crew is now 1 stronger!” The stars of the TV show “Fixer Upper” have two daughters and two others sons. Chip Gaines did not immediately reveal the newborn’s name or further details. He did tweet: “10 beautiful toes and 10 beautiful fingers all accounted for, and big momma is doing great!” The […]

  • Police misconduct lawsuits may cost Chicago $6 million

    CHICAGO — Chicago aldermen are considering paying out $6 million to settle two lawsuits alleging police misconduct. The city’s law department is asking the aldermen to approve two settlements worth millions of dollars each, according to the Chicago Tribune . One alleges that a Chicago police officer pointed a gun at a 3-year-old girl, leading to psychological distress. The other accuses detectives of ignoring evidence that established a suspect’s innocence in a 1981 robbery and gang rape. The suspect spent 20 years […]

  • ‘Game of Thrones’ co-stars Kit Harington, Rose Leslie wed

    LONDON — Former “Game of Thrones” co-stars Kit Harington and Rose Leslie married Saturday with a church service and a celebration at the bride’s ancestral castle in Scotland. The couple and guests arrived for the afternoon service at Rayne Church, close to the 900-year-old Wardhill Castle in northeast Scotland, which is owned by Leslie’s family. Harington, wearing a morning suit, and Leslie, in a flowing ivory gown and veil, smiled at members of the public who had gathered outside the […]

  • Netflix spokesman fired over use of N-word

    SAN FRANCISCO — Netflix CEO Reed Hastings says he fired the company’s top spokesman over use of the N-word. The spokesman, Jonathan Friedland, confirmed in tweets that he was leaving the company, saying he was insensitive in speaking with his team about words that offend in comedy. In a memo to employees, published by Variety and The Hollywood Reporter and confirmed by Netflix, Hastings says Friedland used the word twice — first in a meeting of public relations staff several months ago about sensitive words. Hastings […]

  • Pantera drummer Vinnie Paul dead at 54

    Vinnie Paul, co-founder and drummer of metal band Pantera, has died at 54. Pantera’s official Facebook page posted a statement early Saturday announcing his death. The label of Hellyeah, his most recent group, confirmed the death but neither statement mentioned Paul’s cause of death. His real name was Vincent Paul Abbott. He and his brother, Dimebag Darrell, formed Pantera in 1981. Dimebag, whose real name was Darrell Lance Abbott, was shot to death while on stage with the band Damageplan […]