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  • 37th time the charm for China's Peng at US Open

    3 hours, 7 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Peng Shuai got so frustrated with her inability to make a serious run at a major title that she nearly quit the sport in 2006, a thought that crossed her mind only once before when she ...

  • Cilic tops Simon in 5 sets, makes US Open quarters

    3 hours, 10 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Marin Cilic held off Gilles Simon this time, winning their U.S. Open fourth-round match 5-7, 7-6 (3), 6-4, 3-6, 6-3. The Frenchman had come from behind for a five-set victory at the Australian Open to improve ...

  • Justice Department: Texas voter ID discriminatory

    3 hours, 10 minutes ago

    (AP) CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday began reviewing tough new Texas voter ID rules challenged by the Obama administration in a trial that could threaten the polarizing law, although a decision isn't expected before the November ...

  • Tom Watson fills out his Ryder Cup team

    3 hours, 12 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Keegan Bradley hasn't stopped thinking about playing in another Ryder Cup. U.S. captain Tom Watson gave him that chance Tuesday night. Watson's first of three picks to fill out his team was Bradley. He missed qualifying ...

  • Tuesday's Sports Scoreboard

    3 hours, 12 minutes ago

    (AP) All Times Eastern Interleague Cincinnati 0, Baltimore 0 del, Rain American League Boston 0, N.Y. Yankees 0 -1 Detroit 0, Cleveland 0 -1 Toronto 0, Tampa Bay 0 -1 Chicago White Sox vs Minnesota, 8:10 p.m. L.A. Angels vs Houston, ...

  • Problems abound with health law immigration papers

    3 hours, 19 minutes ago

    (AP) MIAMI (AP) — More than 200,000 immigrants who bought insurance through President Barack Obama's health care initiative could lose their coverage this month if they don't submit proof this week they are legally in the country, but language barriers and ...

  • Victim survives, gunman killed in Reno shootout

    3 hours, 20 minutes ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Reno man says he's lucky to be alive after he was shot in a struggle with an armed robber who later was killed in a gun battle with police outside a Reno casino. John Oliver ...

  • Air Force instructor convicted in sex scandal dies

    3 hours, 24 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The first Air Force instructor convicted of rape in a sex scandal at one of the nation's busiest military training centers has died in prison. Staff Sgt. Luis Walker died at a hospital Sunday night after ...

  • THEhotel in Vegas switches to new name Delano

    3 hours, 25 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — The former THEhotel on the campus of Mandalay Bay has officially taken on its new identity as The Delano Las Vegas (DELL'-uh-no). Officials held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the renovated property Tuesday. The 1,100-room, all-suite hotel ...

  • Kenny Football? Texas A&M QB has his own nickname

    3 hours, 27 minutes ago

    (AP) COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Just call him Kenny Trill. Many, including Johnny Manziel himself, started calling new Texas A&M quarterback Kenny Hill by the nickname Kenny Football after his record-setting, 511-yard passing game in an upset of South Carolina ...

  • AP Top News at 6:55 p.m. EDT

    3 hours, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) Video purports to show beheading of US journalist BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State extremists released a video Tuesday purportedly showing the beheading of a second American journalist, Steven Sotloff, and warning President Barack Obama that as long as U.S. airstrikes ...

  • Officials: Accused Texas killer targeted others

    3 hours, 30 minutes ago

    (AP) KAUFMAN, Texas (AP) — The man charged in the deaths last year of two North Texas prosecutors had intended to kill other law enforcement officials, according to court documents filed Tuesday. The records contend former Justice of the Peace Eric ...

  • 2 years later most say 'Fail Mary' is history

    3 hours, 35 minutes ago

    (AP) RENTON, Wash. (AP) — This story involves a rookie quarterback, a banker turned NFL replacement official, a touchdown that should not have been and actor Cary Elwes. Yes, the actor from satirical classics "The Princess Bride" and "Robin Hood: Men ...

  • Paul Ryan blames Obama in rise of Islamic State

    3 hours, 39 minutes ago

    (AP) MILWAUKEE (AP) — U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan blamed the Obama administration Tuesday for contributing to the circumstances that led to the swift ascent of the Islamic State, a militant group that purportedly beheaded a second American journalist in two weeks. ...

  • 49ers' Harbaugh won't tolerate domestic violence

    3 hours, 48 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh reiterated Tuesday that the team will not tolerate domestic violence. Harbaugh made his comments and maintained a firm stance about the topic during his radio segment on KNBR-AM, two days ...

  • What to watch at US Open: Djokovic takes on Murray

    3 hours, 48 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Andy Murray went more than a year between victories over top-10 opponents. Now he needs to make it two in a row. In the U.S. Open quarterfinals Wednesday night, he will face No. 1 Novak Djokovic, ...

  • Chiefs give Santos shot to fulfill father's dreams

    3 hours, 48 minutes ago

    (AP) KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — David Burnett had just landed in Atlanta on a business trip when his phone buzzed with a voice mail. On the recording, breaking with emotion, was the voice of Cairo Santos. "He said he needed ...

  • 'Guardians' tops box office for the summer, year

    3 hours, 50 minutes ago

    (AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Guardians of the Galaxy" closed out the summer movie season with a first-place finish. Marvel's Disney-distributed space adventure — the top-grossing film of the year so far in North America — added another $22.9 million to ...

  • Candidates in Alaska governor's race join forces

    4 hours, 15 minutes ago

    (AP) ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The independent and Democratic candidates for Alaska governor say they are merging their campaigns to give them a better shot at unseating Republican incumbent Gov. Sean Parnell. Independent Bill Walker said Tuesday that he has dropped ...

  • Penn State student gains rep as squirrel whisperer

    3 hours, 57 minutes ago

    (AP) STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — A Penn State student is gaining an Internet reputation as a "squirrel whisperer" for befriending, feeding and dressing up a furry little friend she has named "Sneezy." Junior Mary Krupa tells WJAC-TV (http://bit.ly/1B9IvPf ) that ...

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