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McCutchen homers, Pirates' bullpen holds a 5-4 win over Reds

07/31/2015 11:08 PM EDT
CINCINNATI (AP) — Andrew McCutchen hit another homer at Great American Ball Park, and Pittsburgh's rebuilt bullpen was shaky but delivered on Friday night, holding on for a 5-4 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. 
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Column: Baseball plays parity game as well as any sport
08/01/2015 12:22 AM EDT - The Houston Astros are loading up for a pennant race. Ditto for the Toronto Blue Jays. Quit rubbing your eyes. Full Story

Verizon strike possible as contract deadline looms
07/31/2015 06:22 PM EDT - WASHINGTON (AP) — Verizon workers in nine states could walk off the job as soon as early Sunday if union negotiators don't reach an agreement over benefits with the wireless carrier. Full Story

School closes after venomous spiders found for a 3rd time
07/31/2015 01:42 PM EDT - MERCERSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania school district has closed one of its elementary schools due to an infestation of venomous spiders. Full Story

The Latest: Hamels, Cespedes top names dealt at deadline
07/31/2015 07:33 PM EDT - NEW YORK (AP) — Here are the latest developments as Major League Baseball hits a deadline Friday for trades where players do not first have to pass through waivers (all times Eastern): 7:20 p. Full Story

Rangers get Hamels from Phillies for 2015—and beyond
07/31/2015 07:28 PM EDT - ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — With Cole Hamels, the Texas Rangers have gotten another ace in hopes of getting back to the playoffs — in 2015 and beyond. Full Story

Escaped inmate suspected in killing is captured after chase
07/31/2015 12:43 PM EDT - KITTANNING, Pa. (AP) — An escaped inmate suspected of strangling an acquaintance and stealing a gun and two trucks while on the run led police on a chase and rammed a cruiser before being captured Friday, authorities said. Full Story

Hamels' trade to Rangers being finalized, expected Friday
07/31/2015 01:57 AM EDT - ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Cole Hamels' locker was still intact in Philadelphia's clubhouse, as was Matt Harrison's in Texas' locker room. Full Story

Pope's upcoming visit inspires anxiety in Philadelphia
07/30/2015 07:23 PM EDT - PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pregnant women are calling up the mayor, concerned they won't be able to get to the delivery room. Full Story

AP Sources: Phillies agree to trade Cole Hamels to Texas
07/30/2015 12:56 AM EDT - PHILADELPHIA (AP) — After years of trade speculation, Cole Hamels' time in Philadelphia is ending. Full Story

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From Scratch: Just give that 'green spaghetti' a try

Pasta with pesto Genovese may be ubiquitous in the rest of the United States now, but it hadn't yet "arrived" in York County when I tried serving it to my dinner guests. Full Story
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Jolie, Suu Kyi visit Myanmar female factory workers

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Angelina Jolie has joined Myanmar's opposition leader and democracy icon, Aung San Suu Kyi, in sitting down with female workers to learn more about their dire conditions. Full Story