Becky Sullivan

Becky Sullivan appears in the following:

Why the home run chases of today are different from the late '90s and early 2000s

Saturday, September 24, 2022

For many baseball fans, the excitement over Aaron Judge, Albert Pujols and the milestones they've been chasing has evoked bittersweet memories of the home run chases of baseball's "steroid era."

Comment

Two of baseball's biggest stars are closing in on major home run marks

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

The Yankees' Aaron Judge and the Cardinals' Albert Pujols are each closing in on a major home run milestone, bringing life to every at-bat as their teams near the end of the regular season.

Comment

How Biden's declaring the pandemic 'over' complicates efforts to fight COVID

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Biden's comments — made as officials try to convince Americans to get a new booster shot and the White House seeks $22 billion in new COVID funding — were "unfortunate," several epidemiologists said.

Comment

Nerf, Catan and bingo are among the new finalists for the National Toy Hall of Fame

Thursday, September 15, 2022

The 12 nominees for the collection at the Strong Museum of Play in Rochester, N.Y., run the gamut from Breyer horses and Phase 10 to toys with centuries of history, like spinning tops and piñatas.

Comment

A new credit card code is a first step toward preventing gun violence, advocates say

Thursday, September 15, 2022

A new "merchant code" for credit cards will categorize purchases made at gun stores. But there are limitations on its usefulness — including that most guns in the U.S. aren't bought at such outlets.

Comment

Ken Starr, the prosecutor on the Clinton Whitewater investigation, has died at 76

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

As independent counsel, Starr and his investigations loomed over much of the Clinton presidency. His 1998 report about Clinton's affair with Monica Lewinsky helped lead to the president's impeachment.

Comment

iPhone users can now edit and unsend text messages (but only to other iPhone users)

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

The newest version of Apple's iOS will allow users to edit and unsend messages sent via iMessage — although the features work properly only when your recipient's device is also running iOS 16.

Comment

More than 2,000 Oregon homes are evacuated as the Cedar Creek fire quadruples in size

Sunday, September 11, 2022

Gusty winds and dry conditions starting in the middle of last week propelled the fire from 18,000 acres to 86,000, prompting evacuations and power outages as firefighters worked to control the blaze.

Comment

Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-serving British monarch, has died at 96

Thursday, September 08, 2022

Queen Elizabeth, who reigned for 70 years as Britain's monarch, died Thursday at Balmoral, her estate in the Scottish Highlands. She was 96. Her son Charles, 73, is now king.

Comment

A new lawsuit is challenging Florida Medicaid's exclusion of transgender health care

Wednesday, September 07, 2022

One plaintiff said the state's Medicaid program pre-approved him in August for a chest surgery scheduled for later this year. Then the state enacted a new rule excluding such treatments from the plan.

Comment

More than half of minor league baseball players have voted to unionize

Tuesday, September 06, 2022

Most minor league players make less than the federal poverty line. The Major League Baseball Players Association has asked MLB to voluntarily recognize the unionizing efforts.

Comment

A San Diego Zoo penguin struggled with bumblefoot, but his new boots help him thrive

Tuesday, September 06, 2022

Pain medication, physical therapy and even acupuncture had all failed to help Lucas, a 4-year-old African penguin. But a fancy new set of boots has helped give him a new lease on life.

Comment

Sexual harassment and assault plague U.S. research bases in Antarctica, report says

Thursday, September 01, 2022

A new report commissioned by the National Science Foundation finds a culture of silence and fear among employees at U.S.-run facilities in Antarctica.

Comment

BYU bans a fan who yelled a racist slur at a Black volleyball player on Duke's team

Sunday, August 28, 2022

The universities are playing in a four-team, round-robin invitational. Brigham Young University says the fan is not allowed at any of the athletic venues on campus.

Comment

Since 1989, threats to Salman Rushdie have sparked support and debate on free speech

Friday, August 19, 2022

Last week's attack has reignited debates over free speech, censorship and offensiveness that were already heated back in 1989, when an op-ed by a former president called Rushdie's book an "insult."

Comment

Scotland becomes the first country to offer tampons and pads for free, officials say

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Studies have shown that a significant number of people struggle to afford menstrual products, and going without can cause people to miss school or work.

Comment

The U.K. approved omicron-specific booster shots. They're coming to the U.S. soon

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

In the U.S., officials have asked vaccine makers to target BA.5, rather than the original omicron strain. That has delayed the boosters' development — but officials hope they will be more effective.

Comment

Police name the man they say crashed his car and killed himself near the U.S. Capitol

Sunday, August 14, 2022

A 29-year-old man drove his car into a barricade and fired a gun into the air before killing himself, officials said. Authorities believe he did not appear to be targeting any members of Congress.

Comment

Deshaun Watson's apology over his alleged sexual misconduct doesn't stop the boos

Friday, August 12, 2022

The Browns quarterback was jeered during a preseason game in Jacksonville. An arbitrator recommended a suspension of six games over the allegations. The NFL has appealed.

Comment

Fear turns to shock among Albuquerque Muslims as police say the shooter is a Muslim

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Businesses were closed and people skipped prayer services after the shooting deaths of four Muslim men, three of them in the past two weeks. Now, the fear has given way to confusion over a motive.

Comment