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Former All-Star Steve Delabar suspended 80 games for positive test
Former All-Star pitcher Steve Delabar, a veteran of six major league seasons with Seattle, Toronto and Cincinnati, has been suspended for 80 games following a positive test under baseball's minor league drug program. The 28-year-old right-hander, on the roster of Cleveland's Triple-A team in Columbus, tested positive for the performance-enhancing substance Ostarine, the commissioner's office said Monday.
Want to swim in a pool of ice cream sprinkles? Here's how
Guest Jeff Hendler plays in the pool at the Museum of Ice Cream. The co-founders of the Museum of Ice Cream always wanted to wade in a sprinkle-filled ocean, so they made their dreams a reality. Now, Maryellis Bunn and Manish Vora's have an exhibit, currently in downtown Los Angeles, with a pool filled with almost 100 million sprinkles.
Wild wrap up: Magical 2016-17 season ends too soon
Five straight appearances in the playoffs for the Minnesota Wild have produced just two series victories and a high volume of frustration. This year, a loss in the first round to the St Louis Blues marked the maddening peak of these spring letdowns. Sure, we felt good coming in, captain Mikko Koivu said, alluding to the franchise-best 106 points compiled during the regular season that gave the Wild the second-best record in the Western Conference.
Maryland police identify driver involved in shooting
Police have identified a man accused of driving a stolen car toward a police officer in suburban Baltimore, leading to a shooting by the officer. A woman riding in the car was injured by gunfire from the officer on Friday night. Baltimore County police say no one riding in the car realized it was stolen and all passengers have been released from custody. The driver, 23-year-old Dejuan Owens, faces charges including 17 counts of first-degree assault.
Pence thanks US military members during stop in Hawaii
Vice President Mike Pence ended his trip to Asia on Monday with a thanks to US service members based in Hawaii and promises of robust military spending under President Donald Trump. Pence sat with troops for lunch at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Hawaii and noted the president's push for increased military spending at a time when the US faces threats in the Asia-Pacific posed by North Korea.
Marine Le Pen Steps Down as Head of France's National Front Party
French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen announced Monday she is temporarily stepping down as head of her National Front party with less than two weeks ago before the country chooses its leader in a runoff vote. The move appears to be a way for Le Pen to embrace a wide range of potential voters ahead of the vote pitting her against Emmanuel Macron, the independent centrist who came in first in Sunday's first round, The Associated Press reported.
NH treats overdoses as crime scenes, targets drug dealers
It gets you, it holds onto you and all you ever do is want it,' said Daniel Kilburn, Dakota's father. DRUG DEALERS WOULD FACE MANSLAUGHTER CHARGES FOR OPIOID OVERDOSES UNDER PROPOSED FLORIDA LAW. It aims to ensure the right evidence is gathered, streamlines investigations and targets dealers whose actions claim so many lives. A strike force was created to respond 24 hours a day, packed with experts, including a prosecutor and homicide detective.
Top 10 team NFL draft classes in league history
CLOSE USA TODAY Sports' Lorenzo Reyes looks at some of the big questions that will help shape the outcome of the 2017 NFL draft in Philadelphia. Teams in this year's NFL draft can only hope to one day land on a list such as this. These are the greatest draft classes in NFL history. The Buccaneers had endured 12 consecutive seasons with 10 or more losses; the team finished 7-9 in 1995.
After Madison Bumgarner's fall from grace, are the Giants done?
CLOSE Giants ace Madison Bumgarner is headed to the disabled list after injuring his ribs and left shoulder in a dirt bike accident. Instead it will be rookie left-hander Ty Blach taking the mound for the Giants as they try to keep their spiral from accelerating to the point they can't reverse course. A contrite Bumgarner - scheduled for another MRI later Monday - seemed to grasp that all too well.
Supreme Court denies stay of execution for one Arkansas inmate
The US Supreme Court denied a stay of execution for an Arkansas killer - one of two scheduled to die by lethal injection Monday evening. The court rejected last-minute appeals for Jack Harold Jones, 52, convicted in the 1995 rape and murder of a mother in front of her young daughter. Both men were served last meals on Monday afternoon, Arkansas Department of Correction spokesman Solomon Graves said.
UFC's Dana White lists reasons why Floyd Mayweather could struggle vs. Conor McGregor
While most people believe Floyd Mayweather will simply eviscerate Conor McGregor if when they square off in a boxing match, UFC President Dana White has said there are no guarantees what the outcome will be. It's no surprise White would say McGregor (21-3 MMA, 9-1 UFC) has a chance against Mayweather (49-0 boxing). Whether that set of facts translates into McGregor pulling off a huge upset, though, remains to be seen.
US embassy 'promotes Trump's Florida resort'
Democrats have criticised a blog post on the website of the US embassy in London about President Donald Trump's luxury Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. The blog, published on 5 April, details the history of the 114-room mansion, which is often described as Mr Trump's winter White House. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Oregon Senator Ron Wyden accused the state department of promoting Mr Trump's private club.
Garland Terror Victim to FBI: Did You Sit on Your Hands While I Got Shot?
A man shot in the leg during a 2015 terrorist attack is pushing the FBI to explain why one of its agents was at the scene and did nothing, and if the agent was filming the incident for the terrorists as part of his undercover work of trying to infiltrate the group. The two opened fire at the checkpoint.
Obama Team Botched Citizenship Application Ahead of 2016 Election
Legal immigrants lined up to apply for US citizenship ahead of last year's election, but the Obama administration let them down, as the agency responsible for approving applications botched the process, leaving tens of thousands of eligible people stuck in limbo. The Department of Homeland Security blamed the problem on a spike in applications, but the numbers don't bear out that explanation. Applications rose 14 percent compared with the 2012 election year, but the backlog surged 64 percent.
Loose lug nut likely will result in fine for Martin Truex Jr.
The only post-race inspection issue that surfaced followed Monday's rain-delayed Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway was a loose rear lug nut on the No 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota of eighth-place finisher Martin Truex Jr NASCAR officials said they would announce later this week what that will cost Truex and his team, but all indications are that it will be a $10,000 fine with no points penalty or team suspensions.
Rockets can close out Thunder with Game 5 victory
The Rockets' three-man bench has been exceptional throughout the series, which resumes with Game 5 on Tuesday night at Toyota Center and the Thunder on the brink of elimination. Their production has been integral in keeping the Rockets rolling through lulls and has set the stage for fourth-quarter rallies. If the Thunder are looking to correct late-game collapses, the Rockets are seeking solutions to their sluggish starts.
The numbers keep adding up for Jimmie Johnson
Wayne Gretzky once scored 92 goals in a single season and led the National Hockey League in scoring 10 times. In NASCAR today, the guy with the insane numbers is Jimmie Johnson, who is tied with Richard Petty and the late Dale Earnhardt with seven championships in what is now the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Monday at Bristol Motor Speedway, a track he admits he struggles at, Johnson won his 82nd career race when he captured the Food City 500.
Trump Wants Astronauts on Mars in First Term
Donald Trump instructed Nasa astronauts to get to Mars within his first term - or failing that, his second term, in a livestream with Peggy Whitson. The President congratulated her via video link from the Oval Office alongside his daughter, Ivanka, and NASA astronaut Kate Rubins.
Twins' Sano faces 1-game suspension, fine for 'aggressive actions'
Minnesota's Miguel Sano has been suspended for one game and fined by Major League Baseball for what the sport termed aggressive actions that caused benches to clear during a game against Detroit last weekend. Detroit's JaCoby Jones was hit in the face by a pitch from Justin Haley in the third inning of the Tigers' 5-4 victory Saturday. Two innings later, Detroit's Matthew Boyd threw behind Sano, who pointed his bat toward Boyd and yelled out at the mound.
Federal officials charge 15 for eagle trafficking
Federal officials in South Dakota said Monday that 15 people have been indicted for illegally trafficking eagles and other migratory birds after a two-year undercover operation potentially involving hundreds of birds. US Attorney Randy Seiler said that officials expect significant additional federal charges in the case, which focused on trafficking of eagles and eagle parts such as feathers for profit. Authorities said the case involves more than 100 eagles, a number that could climb as high as 250.

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