Polanco helps with tarp, then triples as Pirates top Padres
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Gregory Polanco helped free a grounds crew member trapped underneath a billowing tarp, then hit a go-ahead triple in the eighth inning that sent the Pittsburgh Pirates past the San Diego Padres 3-2 Tuesday night.
07/08/2015 - 04:12 AM
Pakistan says peace talks between Afghan officials and Taliban end, plan to meet after Ramadan
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan says peace talks between Afghan officials and Taliban end, plan to meet after Ramadan.
07/08/2015 - 04:11 AM
Pope wraps Ecuador leg of SAmerica trip, next stop Bolivia
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Pope Francis wraps up the first leg of a three-nation South American pilgrimage Wednesday after issuing an impassioned call for a new economic and ecological world order where the goods of the Earth are shared by everyone, not just exploited by the rich.
07/08/2015 - 04:03 AM
Church-state tensions in Bolivia cloud Pope Francis' visit
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — President Evo Morales is a huge fan of Pope Francis, and says he couldn't be happier they are of the same mind that capitalism promotes social inequalities that leave the poor by the wayside.
07/08/2015 - 04:01 AM
Two Myanmar men go on trial for murder of British tourists
By Amy Sawitta Lefevre KOH SAMUI, Thailand (Reuters) - Two Myanmar men accused of murdering two British holidaymakers in Thailand went on trial on Wednesday in a case that caused outrage in Britain and raised questions about the competence of the Thai police and the treatment of migrant labourers. British tourists David Miller, 24, and Hannah Witheridge, 23, were murdered last year on Koh Tao, or Turtle Island, a popular tourist destination in southern Thailand.
07/08/2015 - 04:00 AM
Brit murder trial opens on tropical Thai island
The high-profile trial of two Myanmar migrants charged with killing two British holidaymakers opened Wednesday on the holiday island of Koh Samui, in a grim case that has tarnished Thailand's reputation as a tourist haven. Zaw Lin and Win Zaw Tun are accused of murdering 24-year-old David Miller and of the rape and murder of Hannah Witheridge, 23, on the southern island of Koh Tao in September. The two men arrived at court in a prison van Wednesday morning on the neighbouring island of Koh Samui with their feet shackled.
07/08/2015 - 03:58 AM
LaHood wins Illinois GOP race to replace ex-US Rep. Schock
SHERMAN, Ill. (AP) — State Sen. Darin LaHood won the GOP nod in Tuesday's primary to replace disgraced ex-U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock, setting up the son of the former U.S. transportation secretary as the likely next congressman in this heavily Republican swath of central Illinois.
07/08/2015 - 03:54 AM
Dempsey scores twice, US beats Honduras 2-1 to open Gold Cup
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Clint Dempsey scored twice on headers in front his home state fans, and the United States opened defense of its CONCACAF Gold Cup title with a 2-1 victory over Honduras on Tuesday night.
07/08/2015 - 03:47 AM
Ray outpitches Rangers' Gallardo in Diamondbacks' 4-2 win
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Arizona rookie Robbie Ray took a shutout into the eighth inning to outpitch Texas' Yovani Gallardo, and the Diamondbacks beat the Rangers 4-2 on Tuesday night.
07/08/2015 - 03:47 AM
China leads dive in Asia stocks as Greece rattles investors
TOKYO (AP) — Chinese stocks led a slump in Asian markets on Wednesday as the sell-off in Shanghai intensified and Greece's future in the euro remained highly uncertain.
07/08/2015 - 03:44 AM
Indigenous leaders complain of being left off pope's agenda
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuador's largest indigenous association is complaining that it was left off of Pope Francis's agenda during his visit to Ecuador, where the group has been at odds with President Rafael Correa.
07/08/2015 - 03:42 AM
'Subway guy' Jared was key in giving chain healthy image
NEW YORK (AP) — Subway said Tuesday it mutually agreed with Jared Fogle to suspend their relationship after the home of the chain's longtime pitchman was raided by federal and state investigators.
07/08/2015 - 03:24 AM
Cosby accusers claim vindication, friends reserve judgment
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — While many of Bill Cosby's accusers feel vindicated by his decade-old admission that he gave at least one woman quaaludes before sex, some of his Hollywood friends are reserving judgment, saying the testimony doesn't prove he committed a crime.
07/08/2015 - 03:23 AM
NTSB: 2 killed when F-16, small plane crash; jet pilot safe
MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (AP) — An F-16 fighter jet smashed into a small plane Tuesday over South Carolina, killing two people and raining down plane parts and debris over a wide swath of marshes and rice fields.
07/08/2015 - 03:21 AM
Asia stocks sink on Greece fear as China sell-off spreads
Asian markets tumbled Wednesday after Greece was slapped with a deadline to submit fresh bailout reform proposals or face a eurozone exit, while Shanghai and Hong Kong plunged as fears about China's stock collapse spilled over into regional markets. The European leaders' ultimatum to Athens, which could see it ejected from the currency bloc at the weekend, saw traders scramble to safer investments, pushing the yen higher. Shanghai tumbled almost seven percent and Hong Kong lost 4.74 percent soon after opening, despite Chinese leaders announcing a slew of measures to staunch a mainland bloodletting that has wiped trillions off the country's markets.
07/08/2015 - 03:18 AM
AP source: Fed's gun used in San Francisco pier slaying
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The gun used in the seemingly random slaying of a woman on a San Francisco pier belonged to a federal agent, a law enforcement official briefed on the matter said Tuesday.
07/08/2015 - 03:13 AM
Greece given Sunday deadline for debt deal
European leaders gave debt-stricken Athens a final deadline of Sunday to reach a new bailout deal and avoid crashing out of the euro, after Greek voters rejected international creditors' plans in a weekend referendum. Greek leaders must submit detailed reform plans by Thursday to win the fresh bailout funds the country needs to stop its banking system from collapsing, EU President Donald Tusk said after an emergency summit of Greek and eurozone leaders. All 28 European Union leaders will examine the plans on Sunday in a make-or-break summit that will either save Greece's moribund economy, or leave it to crash out of the single currency -- a so-called "Grexit".
07/08/2015 - 03:09 AM
Sharapova looks to end 11-year drought against Serena
Serena Williams fired a warning to Maria Sharapova ahead of their Wimbledon semi-final clash as the world number one admitted she saves her best performances for clashes with her fiercest rival. Williams and Sharapova meet on Thursday in the latest instalment of a bitter rivalry that took root on Centre Court in 2004 and still festers more than a decade later. Sharapova caused one of the great Wimbledon shocks 11 years ago when, aged just 17, she defeated Serena in the final to claim her first Grand Slam title.
07/08/2015 - 03:08 AM
UN divided on calling Srebrenica 'genocide' 20 years on
The UN Security Council has postponed a vote recognising the Srebrenica massacre as genocide after Russia threatened to veto the draft text, even as Serbia's prime minister called for reconciliation 20 years after the slaughter. The vote -- led by Britain and which condemns the mass killing of 8,000 Muslim men and boys by Bosnian Serb forces in July 1995, the worst atrocity in Europe since World War II -- was delayed until Wednesday. Bosnian Serb leaders had lobbied Russia to block the draft UN resolution, arguing that it was "anti-Serb" because it focused on the killings in the final months of the bloody war 1992-1995 Bosnian war.
07/08/2015 - 02:50 AM
Greece gets until Sunday for proposals to stave off collapse
BRUSSELS (AP) — Frustrated and angry eurozone leaders fearing for the future of their common currency gave the Greek prime minister a last-minute chance Tuesday to finally come up with a viable proposal on how to save his country from financial ruin.
07/08/2015 - 02:22 AM
China opens exhibition to mark the war victory over Japan
BEIJING (AP) — China opened an exhibition of guns and photos of massacres to commemorate the World War II victory over Japan, part of a propaganda push to stir up nationalism by observing the 70th anniversary of the war's end in Asia with great fanfare.
07/08/2015 - 02:20 AM
Osborne to spell out new, post-election spending cuts
By William Schomberg LONDON (Reuters) - Chancellor George Osborne, fresh from May's election victory, will say on Wednesday how he plans to reshape the economy by chopping welfare spending, easing the tax bill for workers and tackling some of the biggest challenges facing the recovery. When he presents his budget at 1130 GMT (12:30 p.m. BST), it will mark the first time in nearly 20 years that the Conservative Party has had a free hand to decide how much Britain spends and raises in taxation. It also offers a chance for Osborne to boost his chances of becoming Britain's next prime minister if David Cameron steps down before the next election in 2020 as he has said he will.
07/08/2015 - 02:18 AM
Miss USA gets new hosts to replace Trump-prompted dropouts
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Miss USA pageant has new hosts, one step in its swift reassembly after fallout from Donald Trump's criticism of Mexican immigrants.
07/08/2015 - 02:12 AM
Former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore plans presidential run
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore will announce a run for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination next month.
07/08/2015 - 02:04 AM
McCutchen helps free grounds crew member swallowed by tarp
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen made quite a play — during a rain delay.
07/08/2015 - 01:48 AM
Bruce Jenner's 1984 Olympic Torch going on auction block
NEW YORK (AP) — The 1984 Summer Olympic Torch that Bruce Jenner carried through Lake Tahoe, Nevada, is going on the auction block where it could fetch $20,000 or more.
07/08/2015 - 01:40 AM
AP source: Gun used in San Francisco slaying of woman on city pier belonged to federal agent
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — AP source: Gun used in San Francisco slaying of woman on city pier belonged to federal agent.
07/08/2015 - 01:36 AM
APNewsBreak: Texas AG figures in federal securities probe
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, whose admitted violations of state securities laws will go before a grand jury this month, has also figured in a federal investigation of a Dallas-area technology company suspected of defrauding investors.
07/08/2015 - 01:34 AM
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois state Sen. Darin LaHood wins GOP primary to replace former US Rep. Aaron Schock.
07/08/2015 - 01:33 AM
Judge awards nearly $230,000 to woman who got 153 robocalls
NEW YORK (AP) — It wasn't a robocall, but a federal judge left a message anyway for companies Tuesday when he awarded nearly $230,000 to a Texas woman, finding that a cable company crossed the line when it harassed her with 153 robocalls even after she complained about the wrong numbers.
07/08/2015 - 01:30 AM
70 years later, WWII bombardier receives presidential honor
WASHINGTON (AP) — At 22, 2nd Lt. John Pedevillano was the youngest bombardier in the U.S. Army Air Corps' 306th Bomb Group when he was shot down by Nazi fighter pilots in Germany in 1944.
07/08/2015 - 01:19 AM
SC Senate OKs Confederate flag removal; House vote ahead
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina Senate gave its final approval Tuesday to removing the Confederate flag from the Capitol grounds, but across the hall in the House, Republicans quietly sought a way to make a last stand to preserve some kind of symbol honoring their Southern ancestors at the Statehouse.
07/08/2015 - 01:15 AM
Trial alternative considered for Hawaii telescope protesters
HONOLULU (AP) — Instead of a trial, most of the people arrested in April for blocking construction of a giant mountaintop telescope will likely participate in a Hawaiian culture-based form of mediation.
07/08/2015 - 01:09 AM
'Can't Buy Me Love' actress Amanda Peterson dies at 43
GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — Amanda Peterson, best known for her role in the 1987 romantic comedy "Can't Buy Me Love," has died. She was 43.
07/08/2015 - 01:03 AM
10 Things to Know for Wednesday
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:
07/08/2015 - 01:02 AM
'The View' says host Rosie Perez leaving to focus on acting
LOS ANGELES (AP) — There's more host upheaval ahead for ABC's "The View," with Rosie Perez leaving the daytime talk show.
07/08/2015 - 01:02 AM
The Latest: Pope visits Jesuit church, then calls it a day
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Here are the latest developments from Pope Francis' trip to South America:
07/08/2015 - 12:58 AM
2 more bodies found in river 3 days after boat capsized
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A girl's body has been pulled from the Ohio River, and authorities are trying to determine whether it's that of a child who went missing when a boat capsized.
07/08/2015 - 12:52 AM
Clinton jabs Republican field on immigration policy
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton said a Republican in the White House would mark a "big U-turn" for the nation and assailed the GOP presidential field's stance on an immigration overhaul.
07/08/2015 - 12:25 AM
New York holding parade for champion US women's soccer team
NEW YORK (AP) — The confetti will be flying when the city holds a parade for the U.S. women's soccer team to celebrate its World Cup victory.
07/08/2015 - 12:14 AM
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