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Pittsburgh Pirates’ closer Felipe Vázquez accused of sex crimes in Florida, Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh Pirates’ closer Felipe Vázquez accused of sex crimes in Florida, Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh Pirates’ all-star closer Felipe Vázquez was arrested Tuesday on a felony count of soliciting a child for unlawful sexual conduct using computer services or devices, and also faces serious charges in Pennsylvania, according to statements from authorities and court documents. Vázquez, 28, a two-time All-Star who’s among the National League leaders in saves this…MORE

This giant Texas corn maze honors military families

This giant Texas corn maze honors military families

An agricultural maze. In Texas. Honoring military families. Could this get any more American? Every year, the Graff 7A Ranch in Hondo, Texas, hosts the South Texas Maize, a giant labyrinth of sorghum and seasonally appropriate puns. Like many agricultural mazes across the country, the Maize maze is known for its impressive designs. This year,…MORE

Merriam-Webster adds the nonbinary pronoun ‘they’ to its dictionary

Merriam-Webster adds the nonbinary pronoun ‘they’ to its dictionary

Merriam-Webster has officially added the nonbinary pronoun “they” as an entry in its dictionary. Merriam-Webster announced Tuesday that the word “they” can be used to refer to a single person whose gender identity is nonbinary along with three other separate definitions. Merriam-Webster uses the word in a sentence as an example: “I knew certain things…MORE

Surfing legend Sunny Garcia ‘has said a few words’ since April hospitalization

Surfing legend Sunny Garcia ‘has said a few words’ since April hospitalization

Surfing legend Vincent “Sunny” Garcia has begun to speak since his hospitalization in April and remains in daily physical, speech and occupational therapy, his daughter said on Instagram. “We are taking one day at a time and celebrating each little triumph,” wrote Kaila Garcia, who runs the PrayForSunny account. “My dad is a warrior and…MORE