Jacoby Ellsbury

Boston Red Sox’s Jacoby Ellsbury runs to first after hitting a solo home run in the third inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers at Fenway Park in Boston, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)…

Booker faces Newark, NJ, crime wave amid campaign

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Mayor Cory Booker, with six weeks left in his campaign for a U.S. Senate seat, is grappling with a surge in violence that has left nine people dead in his city in as many…

Ex-CEO of USVI hospital convicted of tax fraud

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) — The former chief executive of a U.S. Virgin Islands hospital has been convicted of tax fraud. After a two-day trial in U.S. District Court on St. Thomas, a federal jury convicted…

Student charged with murder in high school knifing

SPRING, Texas (AP) — A 17-year-old male student has been charged with murder in a deadly knife fight at a Houston-area high school. A Harris County Sheriff’s Office statement says Luis Alonzo Alfaro was charged in the fight…

Julien Leparoux, Diamond Bachelor

In this image provided by Benoit Photo, Diamond Bachelor and jockey Julien Leparoux win the $100,000 Oak Tree Juvenile Turf horse race on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club in Del Mar, Calif. (AP Photo/Benoit…

1 of farmworker movement’s 1st female leaders dies

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Jessie Lopez De La Cruz, a longtime leader in the national farmworker movement, has died. She was 93. The United Farmworkers of America says De La Cruz died in Kingsburg, Calif., on Labor Day.…

Erik Johnson, Robinson Cano

Chicago White Sox pitcher Erik Johnson, right, reacts as New York Yankees’ Robinson Cano rounds the bases with a home run in the first inning Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)…

Robinson Cano, Alfonso Soriano

New York Yankees’ Robinson Cano, right, celebrates with Alfonson Soriano after Cano hit a home run during the first inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, at Yankee Stadium in New…

Colombia leader’s popularity plunges to 21 percent

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A poll says Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos’ approval rating has plummeted 27 percentage points to its worst since he took office: 21 percent. The Gallup poll released Wednesday was done during the week…

Correction: People-Linda Ronstadt story

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a story Aug. 24 about Linda Ronstadt having Parkinson’s Disease, The Associated Press erroneously credited the story to AARP Magazine. In fact, the article appeared only on AARP.org. A corrected version of the…

Willie Bloomquist

Arizona Diamondbacks’ Willie Bloomquist swings to deliver the game-winning walkoff hit against the Toronto Blue Jays in the 10th inning of a baseball game on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, in Phoenix. The Diamondbacks defeated the Blue Jays 4-3.…

Coco Crisp

Oakland Athletics’ Coco Crisp (4) hits a two-run home run off of Texas Rangers pitcher Cory Burns during the eighth inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)…