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US, Swiss target top soccer officials in corruption probe (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - In this Monday June 8, 1998 file photo, Switzerland's Sepp Blatter next to a replica of the World Cup trophy, waves after being elected FIFA president, the world's soccer governing body, in Paris. FIFA has been routinely called

The U.S. government launched an attack on what it called deep-seated and brazen corruption in soccer's global governing body Wednesday, pulling FIFA executives out of a luxury Swiss hotel to face racketeering charges and raiding regional offices in Miami. Swiss officials also invaded FIFA headquarters, seizing records and computers to investigate whether the decisions to award World Cups to Russia and Qatar were rigged. Scandals and rumors of corruption have dogged FIFA throughout the 17-year reign of its president, Sepp Blatter, but he was not named in either investigation.

Syndergaard dazzles with bat and glove, Mets sweep Phillies (Yahoo Sports)

Teammates congratulate New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard in the dugout after he hit a fourth-inning solo home run off Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Sean O'Sullivan in a baseball game in New York, Wednesday, May 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Noah Syndergaard took care of birthday gifts for his dad and manager with one scintillating start. The Mets' prized prospect pitched six-hit ball into the eighth inning and connected for his first major league home run, and the New York Mets beat the Philadelphia Phillies 7-0 Wednesday to complete a three-game sweep. ''Tomorrow is my dad's birthday and when I asked him what he wanted all he asked for was a 'W','' Syndergaard said.

A-Rod breaks Gehrig's AL RBI record; Yanks sweep Royals, 4-2 (Yahoo Sports)

New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez (13) follows through on a three-run home run to left field against the Kansas City Royals during the third inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, May 27, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

Alex Rodriguez checked off another age-old milestone in a comeback season that's surpassing almost anyone's expectations. The three-time MVP hit a three-run homer to break Lou Gehrig's American League record for RBIs, and the New York Yankees beat the Kansas City Royals 4-2 Wednesday to finish a three-game sweep.

Jonathan Franzen talks up, and around, his new novel

Author Jonathan Franzen speaks at an event at BookExpo America, Wednesday, May 27, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)NEW YORK (AP) — Writing has become no easier for Jonathan Franzen, whose fifth novel comes out this fall.

New official James Bond novel to be called 'Trigger Mortis'
LONDON (AP) — James Bond will be reunited with Pussy Galore in a new novel to be published this year.
Tracy Morgan settles suit with Wal-Mart over fatal crash

FILE - In this April 9, 2014 file photo, actor Tracy Morgan attends the FX Networks Upfront premiere screening of "Fargo" at the SVA Theater in New York. Actor-comedian Morgan has settled his lawsuit against Wal-Mart over a New Jersey highway crash that killed one man and left Morgan and two friends seriously injured. A filing in federal court in Newark on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, refers to a confidential settlement reached by the two sides. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File)NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Actor-comedian Tracy Morgan has settled his lawsuit against Wal-Mart over a highway crash that killed one man and left Morgan and two friends seriously injured.

Deadly Heatwave Melting Roads
A devastating heatwave has left more than 1,100 people dead over the past month in India, and photos also show the toll on the country's infrastructure.
Explosion Narrowly Avoided After Fire Engulfs Ship Carrying Fertilizer
The freighter was carrying fertilizer in its cargo hold.
See Man's Body Covered With 1.1 Million Bees
Wearing only his underpants, Gao Bingguo set a new Guinness World Record after he covered himself with almost 1.1 million bees, collectively weighing 240 pounds.