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Astros beat Red Sox 5-4 in ALCS opener

HOUSTON — Carlos Correa paused a few seconds at the plate and tapped the spot on his wrist where a watch would be. “It’s my time!” the Houston Astros star screamed. That it is. And if his time with the Astros runs out at the end of this season, the star shortstop sure is making ...

Nursing schools see applications rise, despite COVID burnout

The Associated Press STORRS, Conn. — Nurses around the U.S. are getting burned out by the COVID-19 crisis and quitting, yet applications to nursing schools are rising, driven by what educators say are young people who see the global emergency as an opportunity and a challenge. Among them ...

We can stop being the world’s suckers on prescription drug prices

There’s a drug war on TV. It has nothing to do with cocaine or heroin but does involve an addiction — the pharmaceutical industry’s compulsion to charge Americans an average 3.4 times more for brand-name drugs than people in other countries pay. Step 1 in the rehab program is to let ...

Bellinger sends LA to NLCS

The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — Cody Bellinger pointed at the dugout and pounded his chest after delivering the biggest hit of the season for the defending World Series champions. Of course, it took until the ninth inning of the 24th and final meeting this year to finally separate ...

Brady throws for 2 TDs, Bucs hold off Eagles

The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers keep losing key players and stockpiling victories. Tom Brady threw two touchdown passes, Leonard Fournette ran for two scores and the Buccaneers beat the Philadelphia Eagles 28-22 on Thursday night. The defending Super Bowl ...

Biden tries to tame inflation by having LA port open 24/7

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden tried to reassure Americans on Wednesday that he can tame high inflation, announcing a deal to expand operations at the Port of Los Angeles as prices keep climbing and container ships wait to dock in a traffic jam threatening the U.S. ...