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Injured New York Yankees star pitcher Masahiro Tanaka promised Friday to remain confident during rehabilitation in hopes of returning to the Major League Baseball team as quickly as possible. The 25-year-old Japanese right-hander was placed on the Major League Baseball disabled list on Wednesday by the Yankees, who revealed Thursday that Tanaka had suffered a torn right elbow ligament. Tanaka, a rookie in North America whose 12 wins lead the American League, could return in six weeks with successful rehabilitation. Tanaka, who signed a seven-year deal worth $155 million with the Yankees after an unbeaten campaign last year for the Japan League champion Rakuten Eagles, apologized for the games he will miss as the Yankees try to close a four-game gap on American League East division leader Baltimore.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A key Republican said Friday that President Barack Obama's multibillion-dollar emergency request for the border is too big to get through the House, as a growing number of Democrats rejected policy changes Republicans are demanding as their price for approving any money.
Ride-share operator Lyft was forced Friday to postpone its planned launch in New York after a court intervened over demands that it satisfy local safety and licensing requirements. New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and financial services superintendent Benjamin Lawsky said they sought a temporary restraining order after talks broke down with Lyft. "As a result of that action, the court has granted the state a temporary restraining order preventing Lyft from launching this evening in New York City," Lawsky and Schneiderman said in a statement. A spokeswoman for Lyft denied that the court had granted a temporary restraining order but told AFP that the company had agreed to hold its launch.