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Jim Thome is taking his cuts for Baltimore after being acquired from Philadelphia for two prospects. The Orioles' are one of baseball's first-half surprises, while the Phillies were underachievers.

associated press Jim Thome is taking his cuts for Baltimore after being acquired from Philadelphia for two prospects. The Orioles' are one of baseball's first-half surprises, while the Phillies were underachievers.

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Say hello, Assad: See the Navy warships off the coast of Syria

The Navy has sent four warships — USS Ramage, USS Mahan, USS Gravely and USS Barry — armed with ballistic missiles into the eastern Mediterranean Sea amid violence in Syria. Navy ships are capable of a variety of military actions, including launching Tomahawk cruise missiles as they did against Libya in 2011.