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Ortiz oldest ever with 30 homers, but Red Sox lose to Rays
10:08 PM, 08.24.2016

Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz connects for a two-run home run off Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Matt Andriese during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The latest memorable night for David Ortiz ended badly for the Boston Red Sox.


 
Rescuers search for survivors in Italy quake that killed 159
10:02 PM, 08.24.2016

Rescuers search for survivors in Italy quake that killed 159Rescue crews using bulldozers and their bare hands raced to dig out survivors Thursday from a strong earthquake that reduced three central Italian towns to rubble. The death toll stood at 159, but the ...


 
N. Korea leader says missile test 'greatest success'
10:01 PM, 08.24.2016

People in Seoul watch a TV broadcast showing North Korea's leader Kim Jong-Un during a missile launch on August 24, 2016North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un declared a submarine-launched missile test the "greatest success", state media said Thursday, as the UN weighed a condemnation of the launch which appears to advance Pyongyang's nuclear strike capability. The missile was fired from a submarine submerged off the northeastern port of Sinpo on Wednesday, according to South Korea's military. It flew 500 kilometres (around 300 miles) towards Japan, far exceeding any previous sub-launched tests.


 
Hope Solo suspended from US soccer team for 6 months
09:53 PM, 08.24.2016

FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2016, file photo, U.S. goalkeeper Hope Solo takes the ball during a women's Olympic football tournament match against New Zealand in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Solo has been suspended form the team for six months for what U.S. Soccer termed conduct "counter to the organization's principles." The suspension is effective immediately. U.S. Soccer President Sunil Gulati said Wednesday, Aug. 24, that comments Solo made after the U.S. lost to Sweden during the Rio Olympics were "unacceptable and do not meet the standard of conduct we require from our National Team players." (AP Photo/Eugenio Savio, File)CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. women's goalkeeper Hope Solo was suspended Wednesday for six months by U.S. Soccer for disparaging comments about Sweden following the Americans' early departure from the Rio Olympics.


 
Gun, bomb attack on American University in Kabul kills 12: police
09:42 PM, 08.24.2016

Afghan security forces arrive at the site of an attack at American University of Afghanistan in KabulBy Mirwais Harooni and Hamid Shalizi KABUL (Reuters) - Twelve people, including seven students, were killed in an attack on the American University in Kabul that sent hundreds of students fleeing in panic, police said early on Thursday, before the assault ended when two gunmen were shot dead. Elite Afghan forces surrounded the walled compound and eventually worked their way inside, according to a senior interior ministry official. Kabul police chief Abdul Rahman Rahimi said seven students, three policemen and two security guards were killed during the attack, the second incident involving the university this month.


 
State police: No serious injuries after Indiana tornadoes
09:40 PM, 08.24.2016

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — No serious injuries were reported after multiple tornadoes touched down Wednesday in central Indiana, tearing the roofs off apartment buildings, sending air conditioners falling onto parked cars and cutting power to thousands of people.

 
Clinton defends foundation, says it has been transparent
09:38 PM, 08.24.2016

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton walks to greet people on the street as she leaves a fundraiser in Piedmont, Calif., Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton defended her family's charitable foundation on Wednesday against criticism from Donald Trump, saying it had provided more transparency than her Republican rival's sprawling business interests.


 
Paisley Park, home of Prince, opens for public tours Oct. 6
09:20 PM, 08.24.2016

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Paisley Park, the private estate and studio complex of the late rock superstar Prince, will open for daily public tours starting Oct. 6, the trust company overseeing his estate announced Wednesday, and the company that runs Elvis Presley's Graceland will manage it.

 
Trump, aiming to widen support, makes pitch to Hispanics
09:15 PM, 08.24.2016

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Jackson, Miss., Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)TAMPA, Florida (AP) — Visiting a battleground state he can't afford to lose, Donald Trump promised Hispanics "a much better life" Wednesday in a Florida speech that continued his recent effort to soften his tone and broaden his support 11 weeks before the presidential election.


 
Iranian navy in 'unsafe' intercept of US destroyer: defense official
09:09 PM, 08.24.2016

The USS Nitze fired flares, sounded its whistles and tried to communicate with Iranian military vessels which came within 300 yards of the ship in the Strait of HormuzFour Iranian military vessels sped close to two US Navy guided missile destroyers with their weapons uncovered in the Strait of Hormuz in an "unsafe and unprofessional" encounter between the longtime foes, American defense officials said. The USS Nitze shot warning flares, sounded its whistles and attempted unsuccessfully to communicate with the Iranian boats during Tuesday's incident, US Central Command spokesman Commander Kyle Raines said in a statement, adding that the Iranian vessels came within 300 yards (meters) of the American destroyer. The destroyer had to change course to avoid a possible collision, even though it was near offshore oil rigs.


 
Afghan troops end attack on Kabul's American University
09:05 PM, 08.24.2016

An Afghan security personnel, holding a rocket-propelled grenade, stands guard near the site of explosion that targeted the elite American University in Kabul, on August 24, 2016An attack at the American University in Kabul ended early Thursday after two attackers were killed, police said nearly 10 hours after militants stormed the complex, prompting desperate pleas for help from trapped students. No group has so far claimed responsibility for the assault, but it occurred as Taliban insurgents ramp up their nationwide summer offensive against the Western-backed Kabul government. Two attackers were gunned down," Fraidoon Obaidi, chief of Kabul police's Criminal Investigation Department, told AFP without offering any details.


 
With no deal, Chargers withdraw offer to first-rounder Bosa
08:57 PM, 08.24.2016

FILE - In this May 13, 2016, file photo, San Diego Chargers rookie defensive end Joey Bosa trains during an NFL football rookie training camp in San Diego. The Chargers have withdrawn their contract offer to first-round draft pick Joey Bosa and will restructure a new deal that takes into account his absence from the team. The Chargers' statement Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, said they believe "Joey will be unable to contribute for the full 16-game season without the adequate time on the practice field, in the classroom, and in preseason games."(AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)SAN DIEGO (AP) — Joey Bosa's holdout turned ugly Wednesday when the San Diego Chargers pulled their contract offer to the first-round draft pick and said they'll restructure a new deal that would reflect him playing less than a full season.


 
German tourist dies of injuries after California car crash
08:53 PM, 08.24.2016

GROVELAND, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say one of three German tourists whose rental car crashed over a steep embankment after leaving Yosemite National park has died.

 
Bill Clinton defends embattled family foundation
08:51 PM, 08.24.2016

Former President Bill Clinton, left, says hello to Megan Bartlett, of Decatur, Ga., and her 3-month-old daughter Hannah Rice, as he works the crowd at historic Manuel's Tavern, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, during a stop in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)ATLANTA (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton said Wednesday that he's proud of people who have donated to the Clinton Foundation and the work the organization has done, as he waded into a dispute that Republicans are hoping will damage his wife's presidential campaign.


 
Contentious French burkini ban before highest court
08:50 PM, 08.24.2016

The French beach ban on Islamic garb has caused controversy over women's rights and secularism and confusion over what constitutes a burkiniFrance's highest administrative court will on Thursday examine a request to scrap a ban on the Islamic burkini swimsuit which has sparked a furore in the country. The Human Rights League (LDH) is appealing a decision by a lower court in the Riviera city of Nice which upheld a ban on the outfit by the town of Villeneuve-Loubet. Villeneuve-Loubet, just west of Nice, was among the first of some 30 French towns to ban the burkini, triggering a fierce debate in France and elsewhere about the wearing of the full-body swimsuit, women's rights and secularism.


 
The Latest: Trump won't address immigration in Phoenix
08:45 PM, 08.24.2016

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump welcomes Nigel Farage, ex-leader of the British UKIP party, to speak at a campaign rally in Jackson, Miss., Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. presidential race (all times EDT):


 
Florida governor complains U.S. not doing enough to fight Zika
08:44 PM, 08.24.2016

The New York State Department of Health unveiled a Zika Prevention Kit for pregnant women during the rollout of a Zika Information hotline and website, in New YorkCHICAGO/MIAMI (Reuters) - Florida Governor Rick Scott said on Wednesday the federal government had so far not delivered all the Zika antibody tests and laboratory support he had requested as the state battles the spread of the virus. On Wednesday, the Florida Department of Health reported a second non-travel related case of Zika in Palm Beach County, bringing the state's total to 43. Health officials warned pregnant women last week not to travel to Miami Beach after Florida confirmed the mosquito-borne Zika virus was active there, becoming the second area in Miami to be affected after Wynwood.


 
Texas college students rally against gun law with sex toys
08:41 PM, 08.24.2016

Students holds signs and sex toys as they protest a campus carry law in Austin, Texas, Wednesday Aug. 24, 2016. Hundreds of University of Texas students waved sex toys at a campus rally during the first day of classes, protesting a new state law that allows concealed handguns in college classrooms, buildings and dorms. (AP Photo/John Mone)AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Hundreds of University of Texas students waved sex toys at a campus rally during the first day of classes, protesting a new state law that allows concealed handguns in college classrooms, buildings and dorms.


 
Sepp Blatter in court, bids for redemption
08:41 PM, 08.24.2016

Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter looks on as fake dollar notes fly around him, thrown by a British comedian during a press conference in Zurich, in July 2015Sepp Blatter is back in court on Thursday in a final bid for redemption as he seeks to overturn a six-year ban from football following more than a year of scandal. The former FIFA boss is launching a final appeal to clear his name to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), the world's top sporting tribunal, seeking to revoke the suspension imposed by world football's governing body. The now infamous, endlessly debated case first emerged in September of last year, when Swiss prosecutors said they were investigating Blatter over a suspect 2 million Swiss franc payment ($2 million, 1.8 million euros) he authorised in 2011 to his one-time heir apparent, Michel Platini.


 
Brother: Deaf man shot by state trooper was afraid of police
08:40 PM, 08.24.2016

Sam Harris stands beside a memorial to his brother, Daniel Kevin Harris, in their Charlotte, N.C., neighborhood on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. Daniel was shot by a state trooper last week in a traffic stop that turned deadly. The family of Daniel said he was unarmed and suggested the sequence of events was a tragic misunderstanding — the type the state's training manual warns troopers to avoid. (AP Photo/Allen G. Breed)CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A deaf man shot to death by a North Carolina state trooper after a chase was scared of police after several misunderstandings with officers, his brother said Wednesday.


 
Ledecky hands medals to Harper, throws out first pitch
08:38 PM, 08.24.2016

Olympic gold medal swimmer Katie Ledecky, left, hands her medals to Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper, right, to hold before she threw out the ceremonial first pitch before a baseball game between the Baltimore Orioles and the Washington Nationals, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)WASHINGTON (AP) — One by one, swimmer Katie Ledecky handed her Olympic medals to Bryce Harper. Four gold medals and one silver from the Rio Olympics sat in the hands of the reigning National League MVP.


 
Yellowstone tourists face detour for fire but landmarks open
08:31 PM, 08.24.2016

A wildfire is visible from Leek's Marina on the shore of Jackson Lake, in north Grand Teton National Park, Wyo., Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. Some tourists heading to Yellowstone National Park during the busy summer season were facing an hourlong detour Wednesday as a wildfire in neighboring Grand Teton National Park kept a highway closed. Firefighters hope cooler weather slows the flames over the next couple of days. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Some tourists heading to Yellowstone National Park during the busy summer season are facing an hourlong detour Wednesday as a wildfire in neighboring Grand Teton National Park kept a highway closed.


 
Crews battling 35 large, uncontained wildfires in the West
08:28 PM, 08.24.2016

Members of a firefighting crew work at a fire support helicopter staging area south of a wildfire, in north Grand Teton National Park, Wyo., Wednesday, Aug 24, 2016. Some tourists heading to Yellowstone National Park during the busy summer season were facing an hourlong detour Wednesday as a wildfire in neighboring Grand Teton National Park kept a highway closed. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Thirty-five large, uncontained wildfires were burning Wednesday in the West, and firefighters were making initial attacks on another 112 new blazes to prevent them from spreading.


 
North Korea's Kim praises submarine launch test as a success
08:24 PM, 08.24.2016

TV screens show file footage of a similar North Korea's ballistic missile that North Korea claimed to have launched from underwater at the Yongsan Electronic store in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. A North Korean ballistic missile fired from a submarine Wednesday flew about 500 kilometers (310 miles) in the longest flight by that type of weapon, Seoul officials said, a range that can place much of South Korea within its striking distance. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said Thursday that his country had achieved the "success of all successes" in launching a missile from a submarine, saying it effectively gave the country a fully equipped nuclear attack capability and put the U.S. mainland within striking distance.


 
Brazil's Rousseff enters final act of impeachment
08:22 PM, 08.24.2016

A Senate trial is considered almost sure to see Brazil's suspended President Dilma Rousseff found guilty of cooking the budget books to mask economic problemsBrasília (AFP) - Brazil's first woman president, Dilma Rousseff, faced the final act of an impeachment battle Thursday likely to see the suspended leader of Latin America's biggest economy sacked within days. A Senate trial starting at 9:00 am (1200 GMT)was considered almost sure to result in Rousseff, 68, being found guilty of cooking the budget books to mask the depth of economic problems during her 2014 reelection campaign. If she is removed from office, her former vice president turned rival Michel Temer will be sworn in to serve until 2018, shifting Brazil to the right after 13 years of leftist rule under Rousseff's Workers' Party.


 
Colombia, FARC rebels reach deal to end half-century of bloodshed
08:21 PM, 08.24.2016

People celebrate after Colombia's government and Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebels reached a final peace deal on Wednesday to end a five-decade war, in Bogota, ColombiaBy Helen Murphy and Nelson Acosta BOGOTA/HAVANA (Reuters) - Colombia's government and Marxist FARC rebels reached a final peace deal on Wednesday to end a five-decade war which once took the resource-rich country to the brink of collapse. Under the historic agreement to end one of the world's longest conflicts, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) will lay down arms and reintegrate into civilian life. The accord, which was reached after almost four years of talks in Cuba, sparked celebrations in parks and bars in the Colombian capital, Bogota.


 
Colombia, FARC rebels reach deal to end half-century war
08:20 PM, 08.24.2016

People celebrate the announcement from Havana, Cuba, that delegates of Colombia's government and leaders of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia reached a peace accord to end their half-century civil war, in Bogota, Colombia, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. The government's accord with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia must still be ratified by voters in a plebiscite in order to take effect. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)HAVANA (AP) — Colombia's government and the country's biggest rebel group reached a historic deal Wednesday evening for ending a half-century of hostilities in one of the world's longest-running and bloodiest armed conflicts.


 
Many donors to Clinton Foundation met with her at State
08:10 PM, 08.24.2016

FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2016 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks in Philadelphia. More than half the people outside the government who met with Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state gave money, either personally or through companies or groups, to the Clinton Foundation. It's an extraordinary proportion indicating her possible ethics challenges if elected president. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — More than half the people outside the government who met with Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state gave money — either personally or through companies or groups — to the Clinton Foundation. It's an extraordinary proportion indicating her possible ethics challenges if elected president.


 
UN to consider statement on North Korea missile launch
08:09 PM, 08.24.2016

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council agreed at an emergency meeting late Wednesday to consider issuing a statement on the latest North Korean missile launch.

 
Colombia announces historic peace pact
08:07 PM, 08.24.2016

Colombians in Bogota celebrate as they watch the signing of a peace agreement between the government and FARC guerrillas broadcast from Havana, CubaColombia's government and FARC rebels announced that they have reached a historic peace deal to end their half-century civil war that cost hundreds of thousands of lives. After nearly four years of negotiations in Cuba, the two sides announced a final deal, which President Juan Manuel Santos said would be put to a decisive referendum on October 2. "The Colombian government and the FARC announce that we have reached a final, full and definitive accord... on ending the conflict and building a stable and enduring peace," the two sides said in a joint statement read out in Havana by Cuban diplomat Rodolfo Benitez.


 
Attack on American University in Afghanistan leaves 7 dead
07:55 PM, 08.24.2016

Attack on American University in Afghanistan leaves 7 deadAn attack on the American University of Afghanistan has ended, a senior police officer said Thursday, after at least seven people were killed and more than 30 were wounded. Kabul police Chief Abdul Rahman ...


 
Spanish giants to be feared in Champions League draw
07:51 PM, 08.24.2016

Real Madrid won the UEFA Champions League last season, a record 11th in the club's history, in a penalty shoot-out against city rivals Atletico after the final finished 1-1The eyes of European football will be on Monaco on Thursday as holders Real Madrid and the rest of the continent's elite discover their fate when the Champions League group-stage draw is made. Zinedine Zidane's side won the trophy last season -- a record 11th in the club's history -- as Cristiano Ronaldo scored the decisive penalty in the shoot-out against city rivals Atletico after the final in Milan finished 1-1. The aim now for Madrid is to become the first team to retain the trophy in the Champions League era -- the last club to win back-to-back European Cups was AC Milan in 1990.


 
Federal judge puts Starbucks lawsuit on ice in California
07:50 PM, 08.24.2016

FILE - This Feb. 11, 2008 file photo shows a Starbucks iced drink at a store in Seattle. A federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit that claimed Starbucks was defrauding customers by adding too much ice to its cold beverages. Judge Percy Anderson tossed out the potential class-action Friday, Aug. 19, 2016, in Los Angeles federal court. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge has thrown cold water on a lawsuit that claimed Starbucks defrauded customers by adding ice to its cold beverages.


 
Brexit leader Nigel Farage addresses Trump rally, bashes Clinton
07:47 PM, 08.24.2016

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump watches as Member of the European Parliament Nigel Farage speaks at a campaign rally in JacksonBy Steve Holland JACKSON, Miss. (Reuters) - Nigel Farage, a key figure in the successful campaign to get Britain out of the European Union, lent his support to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Wednesday, saying Trump represented the same type of anti-establishment movement that he masterminded in his own country. Farage appeared with Trump before a cheering crowd of thousands at a rally in Jackson, Mississippi. Farage partly based his Brexit drive on opposition to mass immigration to Britain that he said was leading to rapid change in his country.


 
Colorado sheriff accused of sexually assaulting inmate
07:34 PM, 08.24.2016

DENVER (AP) — A sheriff in rural Colorado was arrested after being accused of taking a developmentally delayed inmate to his home, sexually assaulting her and threatening to put her in prison for the rest of her life if she told anyone, according to an arrest affidavit released Wednesday.

 
World's first self-driving taxis debut in Singapore
10:10 PM, 08.24.2016

World's first self-driving taxis debut in SingaporeThe world's first self-driving taxis will be picking up passengers in Singapore starting Thursday. Select members of the public will be able to hail a free ride through their smartphones in taxis operated ...


 
Report: Syria and Islamic State blamed for chemical attacks
07:31 PM, 08.24.2016

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — An international team has concluded that the Syrian government and Islamic State militants carried out chemical attacks in the conflict-wracked nation during 2014 and 2015, according to a report circulated on Wednesday.

 
LEADING OFF: Indians, Rangers start big series; Segedin back
07:31 PM, 08.24.2016

Cleveland Indians' Carlos Santana strikes out swinging against Oakland Athletics relief pitcher Ryan Madson during the ninth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, in Oakland, Calif. Oakland won 5-1. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)A look at what's happening all around the majors Thursday:


 
California lawmakers approve extension of climate change law
07:20 PM, 08.24.2016

California lawmakers approve extension of climate change lawCalifornia lawmakers voted Wednesday to extend the state's landmark climate change law — the most aggressive in the nation — by another 10 years, resisting fierce opposition from oil companies and other ...


 
White Sox ballpark changing name to Guarantee Rate Field
07:18 PM, 08.24.2016

Chicago White Sox's Jose Abreu hits an RBI single off Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Jake Thompson, scoring Tim Anderson, during the third inning of an interleague baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)CHICAGO (AP) — Maybe the Chicago White Sox will change their luck by changing the name of their stadium.


 
 
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