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Major League Baseball's rules committee has approved a ban on home plate collisions in a bid to improve player safety. The change, announced at MLB's winter meetings in Orlando, Florida, could take effect as early as next season if the Major League Players Association approves it. Otherwise, MLB can unilaterally enforce the change in 2015. MLB vice president of baseball operations and New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said several issues had prompted the change.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 60-year-old man is accused of fatally shooting his dementia-stricken wife Wednesday and then walking into a convalescent home and killing his sister as she lay in a vegetative state, in what Los Angeles police describe as "apparent mercy killings."