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The Daily Register - Harrisburg, IL
Updated at 7:37 AM

BASEBALL OXON HILL, Md. (AP) " A person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press that free agent closer Aroldis Chapman and the New York Yankees have reached agreement on an $86 million, five-year deal. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the contract was still pending a physical. Chapman was acquired by New York from the Cincinnati Reds last offseason, then was traded to the Chicago Cubs in late July. The hard-throwing lefty helped the Cubs win the...

Updated at 7:33 AM

MOSCOW (AP) " Even before Friday's publication of a new report into alleged state-sponsored drug use by Russian athletes, Russia and the World Anti-Doping Agency are at loggerheads. WADA has protested it was not consulted before a new board...

Updated at 7:28 AM

RENO, Nev. (AP) " Social media postings about a school district police officer shooting a Nevada high school student waving a knife toward classmates drew an immediate plea from authorities not to rush to conclusions about the on-campus...

Updated at 7:27 AM

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) " A fun-loving computer science graduate and 21-year-old college roommates were among the 36 people killed when fire engulfed a dance party inside an Oakland warehouse. Officials have identified all but one of the...

Updated at 7:20 AM

BAGHDAD (AP) " Iraq's parliament speaker said an airstrike targeting the Islamic State-held town of Qaim in western Iraq near the Syrian border killed and wounded "dozens" of civilians, and that he is holding the Iraqi government...

Updated at 7:16 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) " Military leaders are trying to fix the lengthy, inconsistent process for investigating senior officers accused of misconduct, The Associated Press has learned. They are seeking to change a hodgepodge system in which...

Updated at 7:15 AM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) " It may seem odd for the governor of a lightly populated agricultural state to be chosen as U.S. ambassador to China, especially amid escalating talk of a trade war with the major U.S. trading partner. But Iowa Gov.

Updated at 7:13 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) " When Robert Johnson, the founder of Black Entertainment Television, arrived to a recent meeting with Donald Trump, the president-elect greeted him with a blunt question. "Did you think I was going to win?" Trump...

Updated at 7:13 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) " Retired Marine Gen. John Kelly carved out a reputation as a highly respected, but often outspoken commander who could roil debate with blunt assessments or unpopular directives on issues ranging from women in combat to the...

Updated at 7:11 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) " Did anyone see it coming, the apparent new rapport between President Barack Obama and President-elect Donald Trump? Just a few months ago they were regularly flinging insults back and forth. Today they're trading phone...

Updated at 7:06 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) " The U.S. surgeon general is calling e-cigarettes an emerging public health threat to the nation's youth. In a report being released Thursday, Surgeon General Vivek Murthy acknowledged a need for more research into the...

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