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MLB players call on Puerto Rico governor to resign over leaked text messages

Several Major League Baseball players on Wednesday called for the governor of Puerto Rico to resign after hundreds of leaked documents between the governor and other officials featured homophobic and sexist language.Puerto Rico’s Center for Investigative Journalism published nearly 900 pages of private messages between Gov. Ricardo Rossello and several other government officials. In one…

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Florida police officer rescues 2 from submerged vehicle, says ‘it didn’t really matter what it took’

A Florida police officer credited with rescuing two passengers trapped in a submerged vehicle batted away praise for his recent heroics, saying, “When you have the opportunity to do something or save a life, you have to go in and do it.”Cocoa Police Department Cpl. Kenneth Brackin said he was preparing to shower after returning home from his…

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Local Sports July 18, 2019

Local Sports July 18, 2019 Wednesday Scoreboard: Amateur Baseball: Rochester Royals 9 Red Wing Aces 4 Hastings Hawks 10 Lake City Serpents 0 (7 innings)

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David Price, Dennis Eckersley feud reignites after plane incident resurfaces

The feud between Boston Red Sox pitcher David Price and Hall of Fame closer-turned-broadcaster Dennis Eckersley reignited Wednesday over a resurfaced story about an incident on a plane.Two years ago, Price confronted Eckersley on a team flight after Eckersley criticized a player’s performance on air. The incident was brought up again in a lengthy profile…

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Florida police officer rescues 2 from submerged vehicle, says ‘it didn’t really matter what it took’

A Florida police officer credited with rescuing two passengers trapped in a submerged vehicle batted away praise for his recent heroics, saying, “When you have the opportunity to do something or save a life, you have to go in and do it.”Cocoa Police Department Cpl. Kenneth Brackin said he was preparing to shower after returning home from his…

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This Day in History: July 18

On this day, July 18 …1969: U.S. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., leaves a party on Chappaquiddick Island near Martha’s Vineyard with Mary Jo Kopechne; some time later, Kennedy’s car goes off a bridge into the water. Kennedy is able to escape, but Kopechne drowns. The scandal would dog Kennedy the rest of his life.Also…

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Siblings who claimed income taxes ‘against God’s will’ ordered to pay $1.4 million

Two Australian siblings who refused to pay income taxes for eight years because it went “against God’s will” were reportedly ordered to fork over $1.4 million to Australia’s tax office this week.Rembertus Cornelis Beerepoot and Fanny Alida Beerepoot told the court they hadn’t filed since 2011 because “We don’t own anything because we are [God’s],” BBC…

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DNA from cigarette butts links man to 12-year-old’s kidnapping, sexual assault: prosecutors

A Connecticut man was arrested Wednesday in connection with the May kidnapping and sexual assault of a Massachusetts 12-year-old after investigators used DNA from discarded cigarette butts to tie him to the case, prosecutors said.LAPD OFFICER LINKED TO TWO SEPARATE RAPE CASES BY DNA ‘COLD MATCH’: POLICEJoshua Besaw, 35, of Thompson, Conn., faces several federal charges,…

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