Musgrove pitches hometown Padres past Mets 6-0 and into NLDS

Oct 9, 2022, 7:22 PM | Updated: Oct 10, 2022, 9:52 am
San Diego Padres starting pitcher Joe Musgrove celebrates after the Padres defeated the New York Me...

San Diego Padres starting pitcher Joe Musgrove celebrates after the Padres defeated the New York Mets in Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

(AP Photo/John Minchillo)

NEW YORK (AP) — With a magnificent performance on a memorable night in Padres history, Joe Musgrove brought this one home for San Diego and really stuck it to the New York Mets.

The big right-hander brushed off chants of “Cheater!” after a bizarre spot check by umpires on the mound, pitching his hometown Padres into the next round of the playoffs Sunday with seven innings of one-hit ball in a 6-0 victory over the listless Mets.

“You could see the resolve in his face and the demeanor he had,” San Diego manager Bob Melvin said. “He was on a mission today.”

Trent Grisham hit an RBI single and made a terrific catch in center field that helped the Padres take the best-of-three National League wild-card series 2-1. Austin Nola and Juan Soto each had a two-run single.

San Diego advanced to face the top-seeded Los Angeles Dodgers in a best-of-five Division Series beginning Tuesday — ensuring the Padres will play in front of their home fans in the postseason for the first time in 16 years when they return to Petco Park for Game 3.

“Can’t wait to get back there. They deserve it,” Melvin said.

It was the fifth time the Padres won a playoff series — and they took this one without star shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr., sidelined all season by a wrist injury and PED suspension.

They won a first-round matchup against St. Louis in their own ballpark with no fans permitted after the pandemic-shortened 2020 season before being swept in the Division Series by the eventual World Series champion Dodgers.

For the Mets, a scintillating season ended with a whimper at home in front of empty seats. Baseball’s biggest spenders won 101 games — second-most in franchise history — but were unable to hold off Atlanta in the NL East after sitting atop the division for all but six days.

Relegated to the wild-card round, New York never fully recovered. Max Scherzer got rocked in Game 1 and, after the Mets won Game 2 behind Jacob deGrom to stave off elimination, they mustered almost nothing against Musgrove and finished with one lonely hit.

No. 3 starter Chris Bassitt lasted just four innings, giving up three runs and three hits with three costly walks to batters near the bottom of the order.

Pete Alonso’s leadoff single in the fifth and Starling Marte’s walk to start the seventh were the only baserunners permitted by Musgrove in his first postseason start. He was 0-5 with a 6.33 ERA in five previous starts against the Mets.

Robert Suarez and Josh Hader finished up with perfect relief. After the final out, Padres players and coaches gathered for happy hugs and handshakes on the field as a small but vocal throng of San Diego fans dressed in brown and yellow cheered and chanted “Beat LA! Beat LA!” behind the team’s dugout.

Then the Padres took the party inside their clubhouse — dancing and dousing each other with booze in a loud, raucous celebration.

“They flat-out beat us,” Alonso said.

Musgrove grew up a Padres fan in the San Diego suburbs and pitched the franchise’s first no-hitter last year in his second start with the team.

He was working on a one-hitter and warming up for the sixth inning Sunday when Mets manager Buck Showalter came out of the dugout and spoke to first base umpire Alfonso Marquez.

“All Buck requested was for us to check for an illegal substance,” Marquez said.

The six umps huddled and then went to the mound. Marquez, the crew chief, felt Musgrove’s glove, cap — even his ears — searching for any unauthorized sticky substances.

“I’ve seen him do it before, checking the pitcher,” Musgrove said, referring to Showalter. “I get it, dude. They’re on their last leg, they’re desperate, they’re doing everything they can to get me out of the game.”

Marquez said the umpires “found nothing.”

Musgrove was allowed to continue, and he worked a 1-2-3 sixth punctuated by a pointed gesture toward the New York dugout.

“It motivated me a little bit, man. It fired me up,” he said.

The spin rate was up on all six of Musgrove’s pitches Sunday.

“I love him as a pitcher, always have,” Showalter said. “I feel kind of bad about it, but it won’t cast anything. He’s too good a pitcher, and they’re too good — without getting into a lot of things, the spin rates and different things that I’m sure you’re all aware of when you see something that jumps out at you. I get a lot of information in the dugout that — we certainly weren’t having much luck the way it was going, that’s for sure.

“I’m charged with doing what’s best for the New York Mets. If it makes me look however it makes me look or whatever, I’m going to do it every time and live with the consequences. I’m not here to not hurt somebody’s feelings. I’m going to do what’s best for our players and the New York Mets. I felt like that was best for us right now. There’s some pretty obvious reasons why it was necessary.”

Fans yelled “Cheater!” at Musgrove, a member of the 2017 Houston Astros World Series champions that were found by Major League Baseball to have stolen signs illegally to help their hitters.

“I guarantee Musgrove has Red Hot on his ears,” Milwaukee outfielder Andrew McCutchen tweeted. “Pitchers use it as mechanism to stay locked in during games. It burns like crazy and IDK why some guys thinks it helps them but in no way is it `sticky.´ Buck is smart tho. Could be trying to just throw him off.”

Musgrove has said he feels uncomfortable wearing his Astros championship ring after their cheating scandal rocked the sport. He said he wants “one that feels earned” with the Padres.

“Joe Musgrove is a man of character,” Melvin said. “Questioning his character to me, that’s the part I have a problem with, and I’m here to tell everybody that Joe Musgrove is as above board as any pitcher I know, any player I know, and unfortunately that happened to him because the reception that he got after that was not warranted.”

THINKING OF MR. PADRE

During batting practice, San Diego second baseman Jake Cronenworth wore an old-school Tony Gwynn No. 19 uniform T-shirt, a giveaway at Petco Park one day this season.

Cronenworth figured this was a night to salute the late Padres Hall of Famer.

“I brought it with me for a reason, so I decided I’d wear it,” he said. “Tony was one of the best, so give us some support from up above.”

TRAINER’S ROOM

Padres: All-Star 3B Manny Machado, who had an RBI single, limped back to the dugout after striking out in the ninth and appeared to be favoring his right leg. He remained in the game and said afterward he was fine.

UP NEXT

San Diego went 5-14 against the first-place Dodgers this season and finished 22 games behind them in the NL West.

New York begins its spring training schedule next year with split-squad games Feb. 25 against Miami and Houston. The regular-season opener is March 30 at Miami.

___

More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/hub/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


              San Diego Padres starting pitcher Joe Musgrove celebrates after the Padres defeated the New York Mets in Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              San Diego Padres third baseman Manny Machado and shortstop Ha-Seong Kim (7) celebrate with catcher Austin Nola (26) and left fielder Jurickson Profar (10) after the Padres defeated the New York Mets in Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
            
              The San Diego Padres celebrate as they pose for a team photo on the field after defeating the New York Mets in Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              San Diego Padres Manny Machado, center, congratulates Ha-Seong Kim (7) after Kim scored during the fourth inning of Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series against the New York Mets, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              The San Diego Padres celebrate in the locker room after defeating the New York Mets in Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series to advance to the National League Division Series against the Lost Angeles Dodgers, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
            
              San Diego Padres starting pitcher Joe Musgrove, center, celebrates after the Padres defeated the New York Mets in Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              San Diego Padres fans celebrate after the Padres defeated the New York Mets in Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
            
              The San Diego Padres celebrate as they pose for a team photo on the field after defeating the New York Mets in Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              Umpire Alfonso Marquez (72) checks for substances behind the ears of San Diego Padres starting pitcher Joe Musgrove (44) during the sixth inning of Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series against the New York Mets, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
            
              The San Diego Padres celebrate in the locker room after defeating the New York Mets in Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series to advance to the National League Division Series against the Lost Angeles Dodgers, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
            
              San Diego Padres starting pitcher Joe Musgrove celebrates after the Padres defeated the New York Mets in Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              San Diego Padres third baseman Manny Machado and shortstop Ha-Seong Kim (7) celebrate with catcher Austin Nola (26) and left fielder Jurickson Profar (10) after the Padres defeated the New York Mets in Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
            
              The San Diego Padres celebrate as they pose for a team photo on the field after defeating the New York Mets in Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              San Diego Padres Manny Machado, center, congratulates Ha-Seong Kim (7) after Kim scored during the fourth inning of Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series against the New York Mets, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              The San Diego Padres celebrate in the locker room after defeating the New York Mets in Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series to advance to the National League Division Series against the Lost Angeles Dodgers, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
            
              San Diego Padres starting pitcher Joe Musgrove, center, celebrates after the Padres defeated the New York Mets in Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              San Diego Padres fans celebrate after the Padres defeated the New York Mets in Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
            
              The San Diego Padres celebrate as they pose for a team photo on the field after defeating the New York Mets in Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              Umpire Alfonso Marquez (72) checks for substances behind the ears of San Diego Padres starting pitcher Joe Musgrove (44) during the sixth inning of Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series against the New York Mets, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
            
              San Diego Padres starting pitcher Joe Musgrove celebrates after the Padres defeated the New York Mets in Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              San Diego Padres third baseman Manny Machado and shortstop Ha-Seong Kim (7) celebrate with catcher Austin Nola (26) and left fielder Jurickson Profar (10) after the Padres defeated the New York Mets in Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
            
              The San Diego Padres celebrate as they pose for a team photo on the field after defeating the New York Mets in Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              San Diego Padres Manny Machado, center, congratulates Ha-Seong Kim (7) after Kim scored during the fourth inning of Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series against the New York Mets, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              The San Diego Padres celebrate in the locker room after defeating the New York Mets in Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series to advance to the National League Division Series against the Lost Angeles Dodgers, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
            
              San Diego Padres starting pitcher Joe Musgrove, center, celebrates after the Padres defeated the New York Mets in Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              San Diego Padres fans celebrate after the Padres defeated the New York Mets in Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
            
              The San Diego Padres celebrate as they pose for a team photo on the field after defeating the New York Mets in Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              Umpire Alfonso Marquez (72) checks for substances behind the ears of San Diego Padres starting pitcher Joe Musgrove (44) during the sixth inning of Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series against the New York Mets, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
            
              The San Diego Padres celebrate in the locker room after defeating the New York Mets in Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series to advance to the National League Division Series against the Lost Angeles Dodgers, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
            
              San Diego Padres starting pitcher Joe Musgrove celebrates after the Padres defeated the New York Mets in Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              San Diego Padres third baseman Manny Machado and shortstop Ha-Seong Kim (7) celebrate with catcher Austin Nola (26) and left fielder Jurickson Profar (10) after the Padres defeated the New York Mets in Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
            
              The San Diego Padres celebrate as they pose for a team photo on the field after defeating the New York Mets in Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              San Diego Padres Manny Machado, center, congratulates Ha-Seong Kim (7) after Kim scored during the fourth inning of Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series against the New York Mets, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              The San Diego Padres celebrate in the locker room after defeating the New York Mets in Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series to advance to the National League Division Series against the Lost Angeles Dodgers, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
            
              San Diego Padres starting pitcher Joe Musgrove, center, celebrates after the Padres defeated the New York Mets in Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              San Diego Padres fans celebrate after the Padres defeated the New York Mets in Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
            
              The San Diego Padres celebrate as they pose for a team photo on the field after defeating the New York Mets in Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              Umpire Alfonso Marquez (72) checks for substances behind the ears of San Diego Padres starting pitcher Joe Musgrove (44) during the sixth inning of Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series against the New York Mets, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
            
              The San Diego Padres celebrate in the locker room after defeating the New York Mets in Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series to advance to the National League Division Series against the Lost Angeles Dodgers, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
            
              San Diego Padres starting pitcher Joe Musgrove celebrates after the Padres defeated the New York Mets in Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              San Diego Padres third baseman Manny Machado and shortstop Ha-Seong Kim (7) celebrate with catcher Austin Nola (26) and left fielder Jurickson Profar (10) after the Padres defeated the New York Mets in Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
            
              The San Diego Padres celebrate as they pose for a team photo on the field after defeating the New York Mets in Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              San Diego Padres Manny Machado, center, congratulates Ha-Seong Kim (7) after Kim scored during the fourth inning of Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series against the New York Mets, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              The San Diego Padres celebrate in the locker room after defeating the New York Mets in Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series to advance to the National League Division Series against the Lost Angeles Dodgers, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
            
              San Diego Padres starting pitcher Joe Musgrove, center, celebrates after the Padres defeated the New York Mets in Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              San Diego Padres fans celebrate after the Padres defeated the New York Mets in Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
            
              The San Diego Padres celebrate as they pose for a team photo on the field after defeating the New York Mets in Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              Umpire Alfonso Marquez (72) checks for substances behind the ears of San Diego Padres starting pitcher Joe Musgrove (44) during the sixth inning of Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series against the New York Mets, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
            
              The San Diego Padres celebrate in the locker room after defeating the New York Mets in Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series to advance to the National League Division Series against the Lost Angeles Dodgers, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
            
              San Diego Padres starting pitcher Joe Musgrove celebrates after the Padres defeated the New York Mets in Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              San Diego Padres third baseman Manny Machado and shortstop Ha-Seong Kim (7) celebrate with catcher Austin Nola (26) and left fielder Jurickson Profar (10) after the Padres defeated the New York Mets in Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
            
              The San Diego Padres celebrate as they pose for a team photo on the field after defeating the New York Mets in Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              San Diego Padres Manny Machado, center, congratulates Ha-Seong Kim (7) after Kim scored during the fourth inning of Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series against the New York Mets, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              The San Diego Padres celebrate in the locker room after defeating the New York Mets in Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series to advance to the National League Division Series against the Lost Angeles Dodgers, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
            
              San Diego Padres starting pitcher Joe Musgrove, center, celebrates after the Padres defeated the New York Mets in Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              San Diego Padres fans celebrate after the Padres defeated the New York Mets in Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
            
              The San Diego Padres celebrate as they pose for a team photo on the field after defeating the New York Mets in Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              Umpire Alfonso Marquez (72) checks for substances behind the ears of San Diego Padres starting pitcher Joe Musgrove (44) during the sixth inning of Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series against the New York Mets, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
            
              The San Diego Padres celebrate in the locker room after defeating the New York Mets in Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series to advance to the National League Division Series against the Lost Angeles Dodgers, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
            
              San Diego Padres starting pitcher Joe Musgrove celebrates after the Padres defeated the New York Mets in Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              San Diego Padres third baseman Manny Machado and shortstop Ha-Seong Kim (7) celebrate with catcher Austin Nola (26) and left fielder Jurickson Profar (10) after the Padres defeated the New York Mets in Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
            
              The San Diego Padres celebrate as they pose for a team photo on the field after defeating the New York Mets in Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              San Diego Padres Manny Machado, center, congratulates Ha-Seong Kim (7) after Kim scored during the fourth inning of Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series against the New York Mets, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              The San Diego Padres celebrate in the locker room after defeating the New York Mets in Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series to advance to the National League Division Series against the Lost Angeles Dodgers, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
            
              San Diego Padres starting pitcher Joe Musgrove, center, celebrates after the Padres defeated the New York Mets in Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              San Diego Padres fans celebrate after the Padres defeated the New York Mets in Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
            
              The San Diego Padres celebrate as they pose for a team photo on the field after defeating the New York Mets in Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              Umpire Alfonso Marquez (72) checks for substances behind the ears of San Diego Padres starting pitcher Joe Musgrove (44) during the sixth inning of Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series against the New York Mets, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
            
              The San Diego Padres celebrate in the locker room after defeating the New York Mets in Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series to advance to the National League Division Series against the Lost Angeles Dodgers, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
            
              San Diego Padres starting pitcher Joe Musgrove celebrates after the Padres defeated the New York Mets in Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              San Diego Padres third baseman Manny Machado and shortstop Ha-Seong Kim (7) celebrate with catcher Austin Nola (26) and left fielder Jurickson Profar (10) after the Padres defeated the New York Mets in Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
            
              The San Diego Padres celebrate as they pose for a team photo on the field after defeating the New York Mets in Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              San Diego Padres Manny Machado, center, congratulates Ha-Seong Kim (7) after Kim scored during the fourth inning of Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series against the New York Mets, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              The San Diego Padres celebrate in the locker room after defeating the New York Mets in Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series to advance to the National League Division Series against the Lost Angeles Dodgers, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
            
              San Diego Padres starting pitcher Joe Musgrove, center, celebrates after the Padres defeated the New York Mets in Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              San Diego Padres fans celebrate after the Padres defeated the New York Mets in Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
            
              The San Diego Padres celebrate as they pose for a team photo on the field after defeating the New York Mets in Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              Umpire Alfonso Marquez (72) checks for substances behind the ears of San Diego Padres starting pitcher Joe Musgrove (44) during the sixth inning of Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series against the New York Mets, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
            
              The San Diego Padres celebrate in the locker room after defeating the New York Mets in Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series to advance to the National League Division Series against the Lost Angeles Dodgers, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
            
              San Diego Padres starting pitcher Joe Musgrove celebrates after the Padres defeated the New York Mets in Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              San Diego Padres third baseman Manny Machado and shortstop Ha-Seong Kim (7) celebrate with catcher Austin Nola (26) and left fielder Jurickson Profar (10) after the Padres defeated the New York Mets in Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
            
              The San Diego Padres celebrate as they pose for a team photo on the field after defeating the New York Mets in Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              San Diego Padres Manny Machado, center, congratulates Ha-Seong Kim (7) after Kim scored during the fourth inning of Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series against the New York Mets, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              The San Diego Padres celebrate in the locker room after defeating the New York Mets in Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series to advance to the National League Division Series against the Lost Angeles Dodgers, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
            
              San Diego Padres starting pitcher Joe Musgrove, center, celebrates after the Padres defeated the New York Mets in Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              San Diego Padres fans celebrate after the Padres defeated the New York Mets in Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
            
              The San Diego Padres celebrate as they pose for a team photo on the field after defeating the New York Mets in Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              Umpire Alfonso Marquez (72) checks for substances behind the ears of San Diego Padres starting pitcher Joe Musgrove (44) during the sixth inning of Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series against the New York Mets, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
            
              The San Diego Padres celebrate in the locker room after defeating the New York Mets in Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series to advance to the National League Division Series against the Lost Angeles Dodgers, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
            
              San Diego Padres starting pitcher Joe Musgrove celebrates after the Padres defeated the New York Mets in Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              San Diego Padres third baseman Manny Machado and shortstop Ha-Seong Kim (7) celebrate with catcher Austin Nola (26) and left fielder Jurickson Profar (10) after the Padres defeated the New York Mets in Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
            
              The San Diego Padres celebrate as they pose for a team photo on the field after defeating the New York Mets in Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              San Diego Padres Manny Machado, center, congratulates Ha-Seong Kim (7) after Kim scored during the fourth inning of Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series against the New York Mets, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              The San Diego Padres celebrate in the locker room after defeating the New York Mets in Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series to advance to the National League Division Series against the Lost Angeles Dodgers, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
            
              San Diego Padres starting pitcher Joe Musgrove, center, celebrates after the Padres defeated the New York Mets in Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              San Diego Padres fans celebrate after the Padres defeated the New York Mets in Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
            
              The San Diego Padres celebrate as they pose for a team photo on the field after defeating the New York Mets in Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              Umpire Alfonso Marquez (72) checks for substances behind the ears of San Diego Padres starting pitcher Joe Musgrove (44) during the sixth inning of Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series against the New York Mets, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
            
              The San Diego Padres celebrate in the locker room after defeating the New York Mets in Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series to advance to the National League Division Series against the Lost Angeles Dodgers, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
            
              San Diego Padres starting pitcher Joe Musgrove celebrates after the Padres defeated the New York Mets in Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              San Diego Padres third baseman Manny Machado and shortstop Ha-Seong Kim (7) celebrate with catcher Austin Nola (26) and left fielder Jurickson Profar (10) after the Padres defeated the New York Mets in Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
            
              The San Diego Padres celebrate as they pose for a team photo on the field after defeating the New York Mets in Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              San Diego Padres Manny Machado, center, congratulates Ha-Seong Kim (7) after Kim scored during the fourth inning of Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series against the New York Mets, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              The San Diego Padres celebrate in the locker room after defeating the New York Mets in Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series to advance to the National League Division Series against the Lost Angeles Dodgers, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
            
              San Diego Padres starting pitcher Joe Musgrove, center, celebrates after the Padres defeated the New York Mets in Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              San Diego Padres fans celebrate after the Padres defeated the New York Mets in Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
            
              The San Diego Padres celebrate as they pose for a team photo on the field after defeating the New York Mets in Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              Umpire Alfonso Marquez (72) checks for substances behind the ears of San Diego Padres starting pitcher Joe Musgrove (44) during the sixth inning of Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series against the New York Mets, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
            
              The San Diego Padres celebrate in the locker room after defeating the New York Mets in Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series to advance to the National League Division Series against the Lost Angeles Dodgers, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
            
              San Diego Padres starting pitcher Joe Musgrove celebrates after the Padres defeated the New York Mets in Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              San Diego Padres third baseman Manny Machado and shortstop Ha-Seong Kim (7) celebrate with catcher Austin Nola (26) and left fielder Jurickson Profar (10) after the Padres defeated the New York Mets in Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
            
              The San Diego Padres celebrate as they pose for a team photo on the field after defeating the New York Mets in Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              San Diego Padres Manny Machado, center, congratulates Ha-Seong Kim (7) after Kim scored during the fourth inning of Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series against the New York Mets, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              The San Diego Padres celebrate in the locker room after defeating the New York Mets in Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series to advance to the National League Division Series against the Lost Angeles Dodgers, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
            
              San Diego Padres starting pitcher Joe Musgrove, center, celebrates after the Padres defeated the New York Mets in Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              San Diego Padres fans celebrate after the Padres defeated the New York Mets in Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
            
              The San Diego Padres celebrate as they pose for a team photo on the field after defeating the New York Mets in Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              Umpire Alfonso Marquez (72) checks for substances behind the ears of San Diego Padres starting pitcher Joe Musgrove (44) during the sixth inning of Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series against the New York Mets, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
            
              The San Diego Padres celebrate in the locker room after defeating the New York Mets in Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series to advance to the National League Division Series against the Lost Angeles Dodgers, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
            
              San Diego Padres starting pitcher Joe Musgrove celebrates after the Padres defeated the New York Mets in Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              San Diego Padres third baseman Manny Machado and shortstop Ha-Seong Kim (7) celebrate with catcher Austin Nola (26) and left fielder Jurickson Profar (10) after the Padres defeated the New York Mets in Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
            
              The San Diego Padres celebrate as they pose for a team photo on the field after defeating the New York Mets in Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              San Diego Padres Manny Machado, center, congratulates Ha-Seong Kim (7) after Kim scored during the fourth inning of Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series against the New York Mets, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              The San Diego Padres celebrate in the locker room after defeating the New York Mets in Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series to advance to the National League Division Series against the Lost Angeles Dodgers, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
            
              San Diego Padres starting pitcher Joe Musgrove, center, celebrates after the Padres defeated the New York Mets in Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              San Diego Padres fans celebrate after the Padres defeated the New York Mets in Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
            
              The San Diego Padres celebrate as they pose for a team photo on the field after defeating the New York Mets in Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              Umpire Alfonso Marquez (72) checks for substances behind the ears of San Diego Padres starting pitcher Joe Musgrove (44) during the sixth inning of Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series against the New York Mets, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
            
              The San Diego Padres celebrate in the locker room after defeating the New York Mets in Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series to advance to the National League Division Series against the Lost Angeles Dodgers, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
            
              San Diego Padres starting pitcher Joe Musgrove celebrates after the Padres defeated the New York Mets in Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              The San Diego Padres celebrate in the locker room after defeating the New York Mets in Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series to advance to the National League Division Series against the Lost Angeles Dodgers, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
            
              San Diego Padres third baseman Manny Machado and shortstop Ha-Seong Kim (7) celebrate with catcher Austin Nola (26) and left fielder Jurickson Profar (10) after the Padres defeated the New York Mets in Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
            
              San Diego Padres Manny Machado, center, congratulates Ha-Seong Kim (7) after Kim scored during the fourth inning of Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series against the New York Mets, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              The San Diego Padres celebrate in the locker room after defeating the New York Mets in Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series to advance to the National League Division Series against the Lost Angeles Dodgers, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
            
              Umpire Alfonso Marquez (72) checks for substances behind the ears of San Diego Padres starting pitcher Joe Musgrove (44) during the sixth inning of Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series against the New York Mets, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
            
              San Diego Padres starting pitcher Joe Musgrove, center, celebrates after the Padres defeated the New York Mets in Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              San Diego Padres starting pitcher Joe Musgrove celebrates after the Padres defeated the New York Mets in Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              The San Diego Padres celebrate in the locker room after defeating the New York Mets in Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series to advance to the National League Division Series against the Lost Angeles Dodgers, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
            
              San Diego Padres third baseman Manny Machado and shortstop Ha-Seong Kim (7) celebrate with catcher Austin Nola (26) and left fielder Jurickson Profar (10) after the Padres defeated the New York Mets in Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
            
              San Diego Padres Manny Machado, center, congratulates Ha-Seong Kim (7) after Kim scored during the fourth inning of Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series against the New York Mets, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              The San Diego Padres celebrate in the locker room after defeating the New York Mets in Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series to advance to the National League Division Series against the Lost Angeles Dodgers, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
            
              Umpire Alfonso Marquez (72) checks for substances behind the ears of San Diego Padres starting pitcher Joe Musgrove (44) during the sixth inning of Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series against the New York Mets, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
            
              San Diego Padres starting pitcher Joe Musgrove, center, celebrates after the Padres defeated the New York Mets in Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              San Diego Padres starting pitcher Joe Musgrove celebrates after the Padres defeated the New York Mets in Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              The San Diego Padres celebrate in the locker room after defeating the New York Mets in Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series to advance to the National League Division Series against the Lost Angeles Dodgers, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
            
              San Diego Padres third baseman Manny Machado and shortstop Ha-Seong Kim (7) celebrate with catcher Austin Nola (26) and left fielder Jurickson Profar (10) after the Padres defeated the New York Mets in Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
            
              San Diego Padres Manny Machado, center, congratulates Ha-Seong Kim (7) after Kim scored during the fourth inning of Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series against the New York Mets, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              The San Diego Padres celebrate in the locker room after defeating the New York Mets in Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series to advance to the National League Division Series against the Lost Angeles Dodgers, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
            
              Umpire Alfonso Marquez (72) checks for substances behind the ears of San Diego Padres starting pitcher Joe Musgrove (44) during the sixth inning of Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series against the New York Mets, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
            
              San Diego Padres starting pitcher Joe Musgrove, center, celebrates after the Padres defeated the New York Mets in Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              Umpire Alfonso Marquez (72) checks for substances behind the ears of San Diego Padres starting pitcher Joe Musgrove (44) during the sixth inning of Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series against the New York Mets, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
            
              Umpire Alfonso Marquez (72) checks for substances behind the ears of San Diego Padres starting pitcher Joe Musgrove (44) during the sixth inning of Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series against the New York Mets, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
            
              San Diego Padres starting pitcher Joe Musgrove hands his glove to the umpires to check for substances during the sixth inning of Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series against the New York Mets, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              Umpire Alfonso Marquez (72) checks for substances behind the ears of San Diego Padres starting pitcher Joe Musgrove (44) during the sixth inning of Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series against the New York Mets, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
            
              San Diego Padres starting pitcher Joe Musgrove (44) reacts at the end of the seventh inning of Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series against the New York Mets, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              New York Mets manager Buck Showalter, left, watches play from the dugout as Eduardo Escobar (10) prepares to bat against the San Diego Padres during the eighth inning of Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              San Diego Padres shortstop Ha-Seong Kim, right, celebrates with first baseman Josh Bell (24) after scoring on a hit by Juan Soto against the New York Mets during the eighth inning of Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
            
              San Diego Padres starting pitcher Joe Musgrove (44) delivers against the New York Mets during the first inning of Game 3 of a National League wild-card baseball playoff series, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

AP

Associated Press

Hess to buy $750 million in carbon credits from Guyana

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (AP) — U.S.-owned Hess Corporation, a consortium partner in Guyana’s offshore oil sector, has agreed to buy $750 million worth of carbon credits from the South American nation in the next decade as it works to ensure Guyana’s almost intact Amazonian rainforests remain standing for decades to come, officials said Saturday. Guyanese government […]
9 hours ago
Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee answers a question while taking part in a panel discussion during a Republi...
Associated Press

Tennessee roads plan mulls toll lanes, electric car fee hike

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee is considering allowing express toll lanes on highways and tripling a fee for electric car owners as he targets his first big push after winning reelection — paying for tens of billions of dollars in roadway projects. The Republican is adamant about what he won’t do: Raise […]
9 hours ago
Associated Press

UK arrests wealthy Russian as police target Putin enablers

LONDON (AP) — British authorities have arrested a wealthy Russian businessman on suspicion of money laundering, amid efforts to disrupt potential criminal activity by oligarchs and others linked to Russian President Vladimir Putin. The National Crime Agency said more than 50 officers from a specialized unit raided the suspect’s multi-million-pound home in London on Thursday, […]
9 hours ago
Voters wait in line to make corrections to their ballots for the midterm elections at City Hall in ...
Associated Press

Non-religious voters wield clout, tilt heavily Democratic

When members of the small Pennsylvania chapter of Secular Democrats of America log on for their monthly meetings, they’re not there for a virtual happy hour. “We don’t sit around at our meetings patting ourselves on the back for not believing in God together,” said David Brown, a founder from the Philadelphia suburb of Ardmore. […]
9 hours ago
FILE - Nick Fuentes, right-wing podcaster, speaks at a pro-Trump march, Nov. 14, 2020, in Washingto...
Associated Press

Antisemitic celebrities stoke fears of normalizing hate

A surge of anti-Jewish vitriol, spread by a world-famous rapper, an NBA star and other prominent people, is stoking fears that public figures are normalizing hate and ramping up the risk of violence in a country already experiencing a sharp increase in antisemitism. Leaders of the Jewish community in the U.S. and extremism experts have […]
9 hours ago
A car destroyed by Russian shelling sits in a field in Posad-Pokrovske village, in the Kherson regi...
Associated Press

Russia rejects $60-a-barrel cap on its oil, warns of cutoffs

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian authorities rejected a price cap on the country’s oil set by Ukraine’s Western supporters and threatened Saturday to stop supplying the nations that endorsed it. Australia, Britain, Canada, Japan, the United States and the 27-nation European Union agreed Friday to cap what they would pay for Russian oil at $60-per-barrel. […]
9 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

...
Day & Night Air Conditioning, Heating and Plumbing

Prep the plumbing in your home just in time for the holidays

With the holidays approaching, it's important to know when your home is in need of heating and plumbing updates before more guests start to come around.
...
Quantum Fiber

How high-speed fiber internet can improve everyday life

Quantum Fiber supplies unlimited data with speeds up to 940 mbps, enough to share 4K videos with coworkers 20 times faster than a cable.
...
Children’s Cancer Network

Children’s Cancer Network celebrates cancer-fighting superheroes, raises funds during September’s Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Jace Hyduchak was like most other kids in his kindergarten class: He loved to play basketball, dress up like his favorite superheroes and jump as high as his pint-sized body would take him on his backyard trampoline.
Musgrove pitches hometown Padres past Mets 6-0 and into NLDS