Aaron Judge homered twice after his first-inning drive bounced off the new left-field wall at Camden Yards, and the New York Yankees topped the Baltimore Orioles 5-4 for their 20th win in 23 games. Judge came within a few feet of a three-homer game. His bid in the first hit high off the wall that was moved back and made taller before this season. He settled for an RBI double on that play, then hit solo shots in the third and fifth. Judge now has a major league-leading 14 home runs. Ramón Urías went deep for the Orioles.
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First-term U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn has lost to North Carolina state Sen. Chuck Edwards in the Republican congressional primary. Luke Ball, a spokesperson for Cawthorn’s campaign, told The Associated Press late Tuesday that Cawthorn had conceded the race before the AP called it for Edwards. A fast-food franchise owner, Edwards' victory advances him to the November election against Democrat Jasmine Beach-Ferrara. Several GOP leaders had turned away from the 26-year-old, pro-Donald Trump congressman, with some citing a series of unforced errors.
Brady Singer outdueled Davis Martin as the Kansas City Royals beat the Chicago White Sox 2-1 in the second game of a doubleheader. The White Sox won the first game 3-0. Singer (1-0) had his best outing since last September 5, when he threw seven shutout innings against the White Sox. He struck out a career high nine batters and didn’t walk anyone. He allowed just four hits in seven innings. Josh Staumont earned his third save in five chances. Davis Martin (0-1) made his debut and was equally impressive. He allowed just one run on five hits in five innings, walking one and striking out seven.
Madison Cawthorn's unexpected victory in 2020 made him the youngest member of the House and a rising Republican star — until the scandals started piling up. On Tuesday, the 26-year-old conservative North Carolina firebrand left his election night party early, and a spokesperson told reporters he was conceding the race to state Sen. Chuck Edwards. Cawthorn faced a slew of problems as he sought a second term — many of his own creation. On Monday, former President Donald Trump had urged voters to give him a second chance.
A new report says decisions by Presidents Donald Trump and Joe Biden to pull all U.S. troops out of Afghanistan were the key factors in the collapse of that nation’s military, leading to the Taliban takeover last year. The report by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction mirrors assertions made by senior Pentagon and military leaders. Those contentions came in the aftermath of the U.S. troop withdrawal that ended last August in the chaotic evacuation of Americans and other civilians from the embattled country. Military leaders have said they recommended leaving about 2,500 U.S. troops in the country, but that plan was not approved.
Incumbent Ron Wyden has won Oregon’s Democratic U.S. Senate primary. The 73-year-old Wyden, who is seeking his fifth full term in the Senate, will be a heavy favorite in the liberal state in November. Wyden chairs the powerful Senate Finance Committee. He was previously a longtime U.S. House member from Oregon.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) _ These Illinois lotteries were drawn Tuesday:
BOSTON (AP) — Five Houston players homered off Boston's Nathan Eovaldi in the second inning, tying a major league record as the Astros beat th…
Japan’s economy shrank at an annual rate of 1% in the first quarter, as rising prices and COVID-19 restrictions deadened spending and investment. The Cabinet Office says Japan’s real gross domestic product, or GDP, the sum of the value of a nation’s products and services, contracted 0.2% in January-March compared to the previous quarter, as household consumption and government investments fell. Russia's war in Ukraine has sent energy prices soaring, a big minus for resource-poor Japan. The Japanese yen has nose-dived, trading at about 130 yen to the dollar. In trade, higher energy prices inflated the price of imports.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) _ These Missouri lotteries were drawn Tuesday: