Mystery surrounds death in shallows

Andrew Houston

Andrew Houston has been found dead in Port Phillip Bay. Picture: David Caird
Source: Herald Sun



POLICE are baffled as to how veteran diver Andrew Houston drowned while scuba diving in shallow water.


Police choppers discovered Mr Houston’s body about 50m from the shore of Middle Brighton beach about 1pm today.

Mr Houston was not trapped under the water but was wearing his full scuba diving equipment, including tank and mask.

The 52-year-old father of three ran into trouble sometime after setting out from the Brighton Sea Baths about 12pm yesterday. Relatives reported him missing about 7pm after he did not return home.

Missing diver

Mr Houston’s mother Caroline Wilson speaks to detectives this morning. Picture: Nicole Garmston

Snr-Sgt Dalton said something had clearly gone wrong during Mr Houston’s recreational dive in yesterday’s good conditions.

But Snr-Sgt Dalton said police did not believe his death was suspicious.

“All I can say is that he was found in his diving gear, lying on the bottom,” he said.

Missing diver

Mr Houston’s vehicle remained in the car park today.

“We don’t know how he got there, whether he ran into difficulty, so that will be for the Coroner.

“I don’t know if he had any air left or what might have happened to him.

“He was quite close to shore and in quite shallow water as well.

Missing diver

Police divers search the area this morning. Picture: Nicole Garmston

“Something has clearly gone wrong; what that is at this stage we aren’t sure.”

Mr Houston’s relatives were too overwhelmed with grief to speak at the scene. About 10 of his family members including his partner, mum and two daughters, embraced and sobbed when police delivered the news of their grim discovery.

“The family are very upset. Very upset,” Snr-Sgt Dalton said.

Missing diver

Mr Houston set off scuba fishing about midday yesterday.

The body will be taken to the Coroner this afternoon.

Earlier today, police Sen-Sgt Dalton said police had deployed divers, air wing and the dog squad in the search.

“We’ve been searching all night, all day, we have police resources doing all we can,” he said.

SES and Air Wing crews were combing the 3km stretch of the bay.

Mr Houston, who was alone, regularly dived in the reef and relatives said he grew up in the water.

Mr Houston’s mother, Caroline Wilson, arrived at the scene this morning after being alerted to her son’s disappearance on a radio bulletin.

“I was lying in bed and I heard them say a diver in his 50s from Carnegie had gone missing off Brighton,” Ms Wilson said.

“I put the pieces together and just thought, ‘Oh my God, that’s Andrew’.

“Then I saw a text message from Livinia (Andrew’s partner) asking me to ring her…I didn’t know what to say. That’s how I got the news.”

Ms Wilson said she now understood why her son had not contacted her to pass on his Mother’s Day wishes yesterday.

“Ever since he was a boy he loved the water. He loved fishing,” she said.

The man’s silver Daewoo remained parked in the Brighton Baths car park, about 50m away from the pier.

The area has been cordoned off by police tape.

Mr Houston has had problems in the water at Port Phillip before, in 2011 he used a spanner and piece of wood to dislodge a Port Jackson shark that latched onto his leg for 20 minutes.

Mr Houston wrestled with the shark for 10 minutes while in the water, before a passerby helped him into shore.

The metre-long Port Jackson shark hung on for another 10 minutes until Mr Houston was able to prise the beast off with the spanner. He then released the shark back into the sea.

“When it first bit me I freaked out,” Mr Houston said at the time.

“Someone got me a spanner because we just couldn’t get it to let go.”

The shark eventually gave in and Mr Houston threw it back in the water.

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Rolf abused me as teen, woman says

Tonya Lee

Tonya Lee has accused entertainer Rolf Harris of assaulting her when she was a teen. He has vehemently denied all wrongdoing in relation to other allegations made to date. Picture: Digitally altered. Courtesy of Channel 9/ A Current Affair
Source: Supplied



A WOMAN who claims to have been sexually assaulted by iconic Australian entertainer Rolf Harris has told Woman’s Day magazine she developed an eating disorder and “several obsessive behaviours” after allegedly being molested by Harris in a London pub in May 1986.


Tonya Lee was a 14-year-old schoolgirl touring the UK with her local Sydney theatre group when the alleged assault took place, sharing graphic details of the encounter with Harris which she claims has scarred her life.

The troupe, from the Sydney suburb of Carlton, had reportedly been met at London’s Heathrow Airport by Harris, a friend of the tour director Cathy Henkel, but it was later at a pub meeting that the alleged assault occurred.

Lee, now a 42-year-old bank manager and mother of three, claims Harris invited her to sit on his lap when he allegedly began touching her inappropriately.

Retreating to the pub’s bathroom, the terrified teenager claims she was met by Harris as she tried to leave the ladies toilets, and the alleged abuse continued.

“He sort of got me with my back against the wall and he went to give me a hug. He was touching me and all that kind of stuff… He didn’t do it for long and he was really quick,” Lee alleged.

She stayed silent but in shock over the alleged abuse during the six-week tour, but says her family knew “a different child had returned,” including 6kg weight loss, insomnia and later medicating with alcohol.

Before the birth of her children, Lee claims she also attempted suicide and was hospitalised.

“I was just really tired of being here and having to work so hard at living. I didn’t have kids then, and obviously feel differently now.”

It was only after seeking support from a Victims Of Crime group that she felt strong enough to tell her story publicly and reached out to Wollongong police then Scotland Yard detectives in Australia investigating claims against Harris earlier this month.

It is understood Lee used agent Max Markson to help sell her story to Woman’s Day and Channel 9’s A Current Affair which will air their interview tonight. Asked about whether she feels she will be criticised for accepting money for her story, she told the magazine: “People may be cynical, but this did happen and this is the truth. If I came forward, others might, and hopefully he’ll be charged. I know this is the right thing to do.”

Harris has not yet made public comment on Lee’s claims but has vehemently denied any wrongdoing in relation to other allegations made to date.

He was arrested and questioned as part of the Operation Yewtree abuse inquiry in the UK, which began after claims were made against the late BBC TV star Jimmy Savile, who police say committed hundreds of assaults dating back decades. The allegations against Harris are not linked to those made against Savile and no charges have yet been laid against Harris.

Earlier this month another woman, Lauren Martell, was interviewed at her home in Wiseman’s Ferry, north of Sydney, by Scotland Yard officers. The 43-year-old mother of two says she is a witness to an alleged “incident” involving the entertainer, rather than a victim.

Harris, 83, was arrested in March and has been interviewed twice in Britain. No charges have been brought and he has strenuously denied any wrongdoing.

He was arrested after a woman told police she was sexually assaulted by him when she was a teenager. Harris, a favourite of the Queen, is the biggest name to be arrested so far by Yewtree officers.

The artist, singer and children’s entertainer was first interviewed under caution over alleged sexual offences on November 29 after attending a police station by appointment.

Five days earlier, officers searched his home in Bray, Berkshire, while he was out of the country and took away computer equipment and other items.

On March 28, police decided to formally arrest him over the allegations, although the news did not become public until late last month.

The allegations are not linked to the Savile inquiry.

Yesterday friends of Harris broke their silence to defend him, saying the claims against him are “utter rubbish”. Musician Dana Gillespie, who has worked with Harris, said: “I’m amazed that Scotland Yard are wasting their time to do this. He’s the cleanest living man, the most un-rock’n’roll.”

Harris’s friend and producer Steve Lima said the allegations were “completely without foundation”.

He said the entertainer had “aged ten years in the last six months” and was “fearful that he might take his life”. Mr Lima added: “I can assure you, as his pal, he has no interest in children.”

Harris, who has lived in the UK for more than 50 years and is married to Welsh sculptress and jeweller Alwen Hughes, has not issued any formal statements over the allegations, but denies any wrongdoing. He met his wife when both were art students in London. They married in March 1958 and have one daughter, Bindi, an artist.

At last summer’s Diamond Jubilee concert for the Queen at Buckingham Palace, Harris led the crowd in an impromptu rendition of Two Little Boys, his 1969 Christmas No 1 hit. His other hits include Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport.

His detention follows the arrests of pop star Gary Glitter, comedian Freddie Starr, DJ Dave Lee Travis, publicist Max Clifford and comedian Jim Davidson.

Starr, Travis, Clifford and Davidson publicly denied any wrongdoing and gave statements after their arrests. Clifford was charged last month with 11 indecent assaults on girls and young women, including a 14-year-old.

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ANZAC Day Gallipoli tickets warning


Anzac Day at Gallipoli involves a huge security operation including the use of a helicopter drone.




AUTHORITIES are warning against unscrupulous tour companies selling tickets to ANZAC Day centenary commemorations in 2015, announcing a special ballot will be the only way of attending the service.


The ballot will select the majority of 10,500 tickets that will be allowed for the dawn service – with 8000 Australians, 2000 New Zealanders and 500 special representatives set to attend – about double the amount of this year.

But war widows will be spared the ballot and invited to travel in Australia’s special representative party, with their travel paid for by the Commonwealth, Minister Assisting the Prime Minister on the Centenary of Anzac Warren Snowdon said.

Australia’s ballot make up will include 400 double passes for direct descendants of Gallipoli veterans and 400 double passes for current veterans.

The rest – 3000 double passes – will go to Australian citizens or permanent residents, who will be able to bring along anyone as their plus one.

An extra 400 places will go to school children and their chaperones, to be selected by states and territories.

Mr Snowdon said a ballot was the fairest way to allocate tickets to the event he expected would draw far more nominations than available tickets.

Gallipoli ceremony

Australian visitors gather at the Lone Pine Australian Memorial for a ceremony to mark the Anzac Day in Gallipoli.

And he warned those wanting to go not to deal with tour companies making promises they could not keep.

Without naming companies, Mr Snowdow said he had “spoken to individuals” who had been selling tickets despite being told not to due to the ballot.

“If any are advertising a sure attendance on the Anzac service – the dawn service or the Lone Pine service – for 2015, they should cease doing it,” he said.

“And if they’ve taken money from people, they should give it back.”

He said tour companies had been told as far back as 2009 not to sell tickets and most companies had acted responsibly.

Details on how to register for the ballot have not yet been announced, but registration will be open from November to January and those successful will be notified in March, 2014.

Nominating for the ballot will be free, but people will need to make their own travel arrangements.
 

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No confidence motion ‘coming soon’

Tony Abbott

Leader of the Opposition Tony Abbott says there will be a vote on a motion of no confidence in the Gillard Government in the next sitting fortnight. Picture: Dan Himbrechts
Source: The Daily Telegraph




TONY Abbott says a motion of no confidence will be put to the parliament and debated “in the next sitting fortnight”.


As Labor accused the Coalition of “crabwalking” away from their threat to bring forward the motion, which could dismantle Julia Gillard’s government, Mr Abbott sought to clarify that the commitment remained.

“We will move a motion of no confidence in this government,” Mr Abbott said.

“I expect a no confidence motion to be debated in next sitting fortnight.”

Cabinet Minister Anthony Albanese said he was confident key independents Rob Oakeshott and Tony Windsor would not cross the floor to vote against the government, should the motion be put to the House of Representatives.

Mr Albanese said it would be “outrageous” for the Coalition to move such a motion when the budget was being considered.

“I think it would be outrageous frankly for a debate such as that when the budget is being considered,” he said.

“Christopher Pyne is now further crab walking away from the very clear statement that they made on no less than eight occasions … that they would move a motion of no confidence in the government.”

Asked directly if he feared Mr Oakeshott and Mr Windsor would cross the floor to vote against the government if such a motion was moved Mr Albanese said: “no”.

In March, in the wake of a leadership showdown between Julia Gillard and Kevin Rudd, the Coalition said they would move to bring down the government through a motion of no confidence as soon as parliament returned.

Manager of opposition business Christopher Pyne today seemed to retreat from the earlier threat.

“We want to move a no confidence motion when it is the right time to do so,” Mr Pyne said.

“And that time will be right when Mr Oakeshott and Mr Windsor give up their lock-step support for Julia Gillard and the Labor government.”

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No sign of diver after wide search

Andrew Houston

Andrew Houston has been found dead in Port Phillip Bay. Picture: David Caird
Source: Herald Sun



POLICE are baffled as to how veteran diver Andrew Houston drowned while scuba diving in shallow water.


Police choppers discovered Mr Houston’s body about 50m from the shore of Middle Brighton beach about 1pm today.

Mr Houston was not trapped under the water but was wearing his full scuba diving equipment, including tank and mask.

The 52-year-old father of three ran into trouble sometime after setting out from the Brighton Sea Baths about 12pm yesterday. Relatives reported him missing about 7pm after he did not return home.

Missing diver

Mr Houston’s mother Caroline Wilson speaks to detectives this morning. Picture: Nicole Garmston

Snr-Sgt Dalton said something had clearly gone wrong during Mr Houston’s recreational dive in yesterday’s good conditions.

But Snr-Sgt Dalton said police did not believe his death was suspicious.

“All I can say is that he was found in his diving gear, lying on the bottom,” he said.

Missing diver

Mr Houston’s vehicle remained in the car park today.

“We don’t know how he got there, whether he ran into difficulty, so that will be for the Coroner.

“I don’t know if he had any air left or what might have happened to him.

“He was quite close to shore and in quite shallow water as well.

Missing diver

Police divers search the area this morning. Picture: Nicole Garmston

“Something has clearly gone wrong; what that is at this stage we aren’t sure.”

Mr Houston’s relatives were too overwhelmed with grief to speak at the scene. About 10 of his family members including his partner, mum and two daughters, embraced and sobbed when police delivered the news of their grim discovery.

“The family are very upset. Very upset,” Snr-Sgt Dalton said.

Missing diver

Mr Houston set off scuba fishing about midday yesterday.

The body will be taken to the Coroner this afternoon.

Earlier today, police Sen-Sgt Dalton said police had deployed divers, air wing and the dog squad in the search.

“We’ve been searching all night, all day, we have police resources doing all we can,” he said.

SES and Air Wing crews were combing the 3km stretch of the bay.

Mr Houston, who was alone, regularly dived in the reef and relatives said he grew up in the water.

Mr Houston’s mother, Caroline Wilson, arrived at the scene this morning after being alerted to her son’s disappearance on a radio bulletin.

“I was lying in bed and I heard them say a diver in his 50s from Carnegie had gone missing off Brighton,” Ms Wilson said.

“I put the pieces together and just thought, ‘Oh my God, that’s Andrew’.

“Then I saw a text message from Livinia (Andrew’s partner) asking me to ring her…I didn’t know what to say. That’s how I got the news.”

Ms Wilson said she now understood why her son had not contacted her to pass on his Mother’s Day wishes yesterday.

“Ever since he was a boy he loved the water. He loved fishing,” she said.

The man’s silver Daewoo remained parked in the Brighton Baths car park, about 50m away from the pier.

The area has been cordoned off by police tape.

Mr Houston has had problems in the water at Port Phillip before, in 2011 he used a spanner and piece of wood to dislodge a Port Jackson shark that latched onto his leg for 20 minutes.

Mr Houston wrestled with the shark for 10 minutes while in the water, before a passerby helped him into shore.

The metre-long Port Jackson shark hung on for another 10 minutes until Mr Houston was able to prise the beast off with the spanner. He then released the shark back into the sea.

“When it first bit me I freaked out,” Mr Houston said at the time.

“Someone got me a spanner because we just couldn’t get it to let go.”

The shark eventually gave in and Mr Houston threw it back in the water.

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Another False Flag Attack?

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Another False Flag Attack?

Another False Flag Attack?

Always watch the first new reports and official statements in a false flag attack, because this is where the perpetrators typically make their mistakes. This is proving to be the case in New Orleans in the wake of today’s Mother’s Day shooting in New Orleans.

The Unfolding of the Event

New Orleans police are searching for three suspects after at least 19 people were shot during a Mother’s Day second-line parade in the 7th Ward  

The FBI said that the shooting appeared to be “street violence” and wasn’t linked to terrorism. Fox News of New Orleans is reporting that FBI spokeswoman. Mary Romig, has stated that federal investigators have no indication that the shooting was an act of terrorism. “It’s strictly an act of street violence in New Orleans.” 

 

Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com

First Reports from the scene indicated that at first 17 people were wounded, now that number has been revised upward to 19. The victims included a pair of 10-year-old’s, both a boy and a girl. There were 200 people near the corner where shots first rang out, and 300 to 400 were at the even in all.

At the time of this report, there have been no fatalities, and police say most of the injuries are non-life threatening. New Orleans Police Department, Superintendent Ronald Serpas, stated that he believes three gunman were involved. Serpas promises that “We will find them, and we will bring them to custody and will make them pay for the crime they committed today. I think what frustrates all of us is the selfishness of some people, and I think what frustrates all of us is that the great culture of this city sometimes stumbles a bit because of the selfish behavior of some people.” What selfish behavior, Superintendent Serpas? What do you know that you are not saying?

Another Martial Law Scenario?

boston marathon 4Detectives are out in full force, knocking on doors. Anyone want to bet we will see another martial law presence in New Orleans, similar to what we saw in Boston? If the detectives are not successful in finding the three gunmen, how long will it be until we see the swat team armored personnel carriers driving down the streets of New Orleans in yet another display of martial law as innocent people are forced from their homes at gunpoint as they were in Boston nearly a month ago?

A Closer Examination of the Facts

The events, as being reported, are just not believable. Are we supposed to believe that three men on Mother’s Day had nothing better to do than conspire to shoot up complete strangers on Mother’s Day? What could be the motive? We cannot blame psychotropic drugs, this time, because three men are involved and it is not likely that all three would “freak out” at the same time in the same manner.

The police are saying this is a case of gang violence. This makes no sense either.

We are supposed to believe that three men shooting at each other, can hit 19 people and completely miss each other or their intended target? What is this, the gang that couldn’t shoot straight?  I come from an old family line that can smell excrement from a mile away and this story stinks to high heaven.

homeschooling 3Perhaps I can occasionally buy the traditional the lone nut gunman scenario, in which, a person loaded up on psychotropic drugs, shoots up a school or some other public venue because he is not in his right mind. Although the rash of violence, in America, defies the statistical odds of probabilities that these random mass shootings can still be considered to be random acts of violence which are unrelated to one another. The odds do not add up.  The story being trotted out today in New Orleans, is just not believable. Yet, we will see Obama get up before the country renewing his cries for strict gun control while wiping away his fake tears.

What do false flag events capitalize on? They capitalize on sensationalism. And how sensational is a random, mass shooting on Mother’s Day.

moore 3Stay tuned to your TV as Obama as he addresses the nation with renewed demands for unconstitutional gun control in yet, another false flag attack. How many in America will be gullible enough to wipe away their tears with him?  Meanwhile, more innocent people are victims of the Obama Agenda to disarm America. God Bless the victims and damn the perpetrators of this event. What false flag event lies ahead of us next time? Perhaps it will happen on Memorial Day at a VA hospital is attacked by crazed vets with automatic weapons.  One thing I am sure of, look for another spectacular false flag event this Memorial Day weekend.

There is nothing that this administration will do to steal our guns.

What If the Authorities Are Telling the Truth (this time)?

 

This administration’s motto is “to never let a good crisis go to waste.” Therefore, in the unlikely event that we are merely looking at one of the most bizarre cases of gang violence in American history, Obama will not hesitate to spin this even to his advantage. Namely, gun control followed by confiscation which will render the American public defenseless.

Pray for the victims as well as their families and further pray that this Administration will reach a merciful end of the road under the crushing weight of the Benghazi scandal.

 

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‘The View’: Barbara Walters expected to announce retirement plans on show

Barbara Walters, who has been the first lady of journalism and entertainment news, is announcing her retirement. According to ABC News, Walters will announce on “The View” that next summer, she will retire from TV journalism. Until then, she will continue to anchor and report for ABC News, appear on “The View,” and anchor specials throughout the year including a “20 Years of 10 Most Fascinating People” special in December, an Oscars special, and a May career retrospective.

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Walters will remain Executive Producer of “The View,” the show she created and has co-hosted for over 16 years.

“I am very happy with my decision and look forward to a wonderful and special year ahead both on ‘The View’ and with ABC News,” Walter said in a statement. I created ‘The View’ and am delighted it will last beyond my leaving it.”

“The View” is ABC Daytime’s morning talk show featuring a team of dynamic women of different ages, experiences and backgrounds discussing the most exciting events of the day.

Joining Walters in co-hosting “The View” are Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Sherri Shepherd and Elisabeth Hasselbeck. “The View” consists of hot topics in the news, the best experts in their field, celebrity interviews and general entertainment. The program celebrated its 2000th show in 2006 and is now in its 12th seasons.

“The View” airs weekdays on ABC.

For the latest in television news, follow me on Twitter @Phyllis_Thomas

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British scientist infected with computer virus

First, let me explain. Gasson has an RFID chip implanted in him. The chip helps him to do small tasks such as operating a cell phone. In order to prove that no computer is really immune to viruses, he actually infected his own chip. The moment he used his chip to perform a task, the receiving computer was infected and a domino affect occurred. Others using their RFID chips on infected systems were also infected.

Does it really affect humans?

For now, we’re safe. However, if an RFID chip was hijacked in some way, the person could unintentionally serve as an access point for hackers. Each time they used their chip, the hacker would gain more information. The chip could easily be used to spread viruses. Considering RFID is wireless, infection wouldn’t be difficult. Proximity, such as walking by the person on the street, would be enough.

Why worry at all?

Hacking RFID is actually an old story. However, with many people having electronic devices inside them, such as pacemakers, it’s not illogical to believe a computer virus could potentially infect these devices. Once infected, the device could crash just like your computer, which could prove fatal to the infected person.

So most have nothing to worry about, but it’s enough to give anyone who’s experienced a computer virus reason to pause, especially before having any computer/electronic device placed inside them.

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Former president Bill Clinton delivers commencement speech at Howard University

At the 145th Commencement Convocation at Howard University, Clinton told the graduating Class of 2013 to “do what makes you happy” and “keep serving.”

At the historically black college, Clinton was introduced by former Virginia Governor Douglas Wilder.

Howard University bestowed 2,687 degrees of which 1,675 of them were at the undergraduate level.

Over the years, various colleges and universities have awarded Clinton honorary degrees, including the following:

  • Honorary Doctorate of Laws from UNC-Chapel Hill, 1993
  • Honorary Doctorate of Laws from Tulane University, 2006
  • Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters degree from Rochester Institute of Technology, 2007
  • Honorary Doctorate of Laws from Howard University, 2013

It is not unusual for people receiving honorary degrees to also be the commencement speaker. Annie Lennox was the commencement speaker at Berkee where she, Carole King and Willie Nelson received an Honorary Doctorate of Music on Saturday.

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Brewers fall in updated National League standings

After another week of baseball has been put in the books, it’s time to take a look at the updated National League standings. These numbers are current as of Monday morning, and each team will be represented by their win/loss record, win percentage, and number of games back in each division.

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AL EAST

  • Atlanta (21-16, .568, 0 GB)
  • Washington (20-17, .541, 1 GB)
  • Philadelphia (18-21, .462, 4 GB)
  • New York (14-20, .412, 5½ GB)
  • Miami (11-27, .289, 10½ GB)

Atlanta has struggled since last week’s note. They’ve gone from the best record in baseball to having lost three in a row entering Monday. Washington lost a crucial weekend series with the Cubs, but are ready for a west coast trip to play the struggling Dodgers.

AL CENTRAL

  • St. Louis (23-13, .639, 0 GB)
  • Cincinnati (22-16, .579, 2 GB)
  • Pittsburgh (21-16, .568, 2½ GB)
  • Milwaukee (15-20, .429, 7½ GB)
  • Chicago (15-22, .405, 8½ GB)

The Brewers have collapsed this past week. After staying in contention to start the month, they’ve dropped four straight, and are headed to Pittsburgh for what could be a rough start to the week. The Cubs are trying to keep their heads above water, having a good showing against the Nationals over the weekend. They host the Rockies on Monday, in what could be an interesting series.

AL WEST

  • San Francisco (23-15, .605, 0 GB)
  • Arizona (21-17, .553, 2 GB)
  • Colorado (20-17, .541, 2½ GB)
  • San Diego (16-21, .432, 6½ GB)
  • Los Angeles (15-21, .417, 7 GB)

The Giants continue to cruise, dominating the Braves over the weekend. They head to Toronto on Monday for an Interleague matchup with the Blue Jays. The Dodgers could end up getting out of the basement this week, with a little patience. The Padres have dropped three straight and are on the verge of falling off the radar.

Several key matchups take place this week, so the next set of standings in a week could have some drastic changes. For expanded and detailed standings, make sure to check out the MLB website for more information.

Don’t forget to also check out the MLB Examiner on Facebook, as well as follow along on Twitter for breaking news, updated scores, and more.

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