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  • Hamels, 3 Phils relievers combine to no-hit Braves

    1 hour, 31 minutes ago

    (AP) ATLANTA (AP) — The biggest number for Cole Hamels after six innings wasn't the zero in the hits allowed column but the 108 pitches thrown by the Philadelphia Phillies' starter. That was enough, even though it meant giving up a ...

  • Take my sweat, please: Tennis' gross ritual

    1 hour, 32 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — In a sport known for its genteel traditions, tennis has one increasingly common ritual that stands apart for its ickiness — the passing of the sweat-soaked towel.  It happens dozens of times in a long match ...

  • Modi promises red carpet for Japan firms in India

    1 hour, 37 minutes ago

    (AP) TOKYO (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is wooing Japanese businesses with a promise of "red carpet" treatment rather than the bureaucratic red tape India is notorious for. Modi told Japanese business leaders Tuesday that India is the best ...

  • Philippine House rejects Aquino impeachment

    1 hour, 40 minutes ago

    (AP) MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine House of Representatives' justice committee has rejected three impeachment complaints against President Benigno Aquino III. The committee, dominated by Aquino allies, voted against the complaints, 54-4, on Tuesday, declaring them insufficient in substance and ...

  • S. Korea soldiers charged with homicide over death

    1 hour, 41 minutes ago

    (AP) SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Military prosecutors have charged four soldiers with homicide over the hazing death of a young army conscript in April, South Korea's Defense Ministry said Tuesday. The soldiers were previously charged with manslaughter, but prosecutors decided ...

  • 5 things to know about driving on marijuana

    1 hour, 42 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The legalization of recreational marijuana in two states — Colorado and Washington — and medical marijuana in more than 20 others has raised concern that there will be more drivers stoned behind the wheel. What's not clear ...

  • AP Top News at 3:26 a.m. EDT

    1 hour, 43 minutes ago

    (AP) Russia's gains cloud Obama's assurances to Baltics WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is traveling to Russia's backyard for the second time this year to assure nervous nations of his ironclad commitment to their security. But his objectives will be ...

  • AP Top Health News At 3:23 a.m. EDT

    1 hour, 45 minutes ago

    (AP) US eating habits improve a bit — except among poor Marijuana's hazy contribution to highway deaths 5 things to know about driving on marijuana Senegal monitors contacts of 1st Ebola patient Parents of ill UK boy fight extradition from Spain ...

  • AP Top International News At 3:22 a.m. EDT

    1 hour, 46 minutes ago

    (AP) UK: Passports could be seized to fight terrorism Regional body to help restore stability in Lesotho Syrian rebels, government clash in Golan Heights Pakistan's premier challenged by raging protests Pro-Russian rebels lower demands in peace talks Clashes between Islamists, rivals ...

  • Marijuana's hazy contribution to highway deaths

    1 hour, 45 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Public officials and safety advocates worry there will be more drivers high on pot and a big increase in traffic deaths as states liberalize marijuana laws. It's not clear, though, whether those concerns are merited. Researchers are ...

  • Amnesty accuses Islamic militants of war crimes

    1 hour, 47 minutes ago

    (AP) BAGHDAD (AP) — Amnesty International has accused the militant Islamic State group of carrying out a systematic campaign of mass killings, abductions and ethnic cleansing in northern Iraq that could amount to war crimes. The London-based rights group says the ...

  • Blackwater legacy: a faint memory of Nisoor Square

    1 hour, 47 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — A jury is about to consider the fates of four former Blackwater security guards who face charges stemming from the shooting of 30 Iraqis on a Baghdad street in 2007. The 12-member jury in Washington is to ...

  • Iran unveils new surface-to-air missile, radars

    1 hour, 53 minutes ago

    (AP) TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has unveiled a new surface-to-air missile and two radar systems it claims will boost the country's defense capabilities. Air defense chief Gen. Farzad Esmaili says the missile will enable Iranian forces to "shoot down any ...

  • Russia's gains cloud Obama's assurances to Baltics

    1 hour, 53 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is traveling to Russia's backyard for the second time this year to assure nervous nations of his ironclad commitment to their security. But his objectives will be clouded by the West's inability to halt ...

  • Cops: Groom, 2 others charged after wedding brawl

    2 hours, 4 minutes ago

    (AP) PITTSBURGH (AP) — A western Pennsylvania groom spent his wedding night in the back of a police car after allegedly harassing a waitress at the reception then resisting arrest after an altercation with the pregnant woman's boyfriend. A criminal complaint ...

  • Chris Brown due back in DC court for plea hearing

    2 hours, 5 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Singer Chris Brown is expected to appear in a District of Columbia court for what would be a third attempt at a plea deal to resolve an assault case. According to court filings, Brown is scheduled to ...

  • Jury to begin deliberations in ex-governor trial

    2 hours, 6 minutes ago

    (AP) RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal jury will hear instructions from a judge before beginning deliberations in the public corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen. U.S. District Judge James Spencer is to read his ...

  • Your Top Plays for Today

    2 hours, 16 minutes ago

    (AP) Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide ___ DJOKOVIC SWEEPS INTO QUARTERS AT US OPEN Novak Djokovic reaches quarterfinals at U.S. Open — the 22nd straight time he's made it to the last eight of a Grand Slam tournament. ...

  • Wawrinka pulls away to beat Robredo at US Open

    2 hours, 23 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Australian Open champ Stan Wawrinka tumbled into the stands, kept calling for the trainer to treat cramping, and still pulled away to reach the U.S. Open quarterfinals. The third-seeded Wawrinka won 7-5, 4-6, 7-6 (7), 6-2 ...

  • Gunmen in Tunisia attempt to kill politician

    2 hours, 23 minutes ago

    (AP) TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian authorities say a parliamentarian narrowly escaped assassination by masked men in Kasserine, a city near the Algerian border. Interior Ministry spokesman Mohamed Ali Aroui said six men came to the home of Mohammed Ali Nasri, ...

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