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August 30, 2014

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  • Made in America music festival rocks Los Angeles

    2 hours, 38 minutes ago

    (AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — Downtown Los Angeles' inaugural outdoor music festival got underway Saturday despite concerns from residents about possible security and traffic issues. The Budweiser Made in America concert featured three large stages dotting Grand Park in front of ...

  • Missing British boy with tumor found in Spain

    2 hours, 44 minutes ago

    (AP) LONDON (AP) — A critically ill 5-year-old boy who was taken out of a British hospital against doctors' advice has been found in Spain, police said Saturday. An international search began Thursday for Ashya King, who has a severe brain ...

  • Silva surges ahead of Brazil's presidential vote

    3 hours, 4 minutes ago

    (AP) RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's once humdrum presidential race now resembles one of the country's famed soap operas, with a newcomer thrust into the spotlight by a plane crash and the longtime favorite reeling from a one-two punch of ...

  • Girl, 9, dies; trapped in sand at Oregon beach

    3 hours, 6 minutes ago

    (AP) LINCOLN CITY, Ore. (AP) — Police in the Oregon coastal town of Lincoln City say a 9-year-old girl died when a sand hole collapsed on her at a beach. Lt. Jerry Palmer says police and firefighters responded shortly after 5 ...

  • Saints cut Bailey, Meachem, both kickers

    3 hours, 6 minutes ago

    (AP) METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The New Orleans Saints included 12-time Pro Bowl cornerback Champ Bailey, veteran receiver Robert Meachem and both kickers among their final preseason roster cuts Saturday. Receiver Nick Toon was among several young, relatively unproven players who ...

  • AP PHOTOS: Fairy-tale night for girls in Rio slum

    3 hours, 13 minutes ago

    (AP) RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Dressed in long evening gowns, girls from Rio de Janeiro's Santa Marta "favela" slum have celebrated a fairy-tale evening in a debutante ball sponsored by local police. The 15-year-old girls were escorted to the ball ...

  • US OPEN SCENE: No muss, no fuss for Raonic's hair

    3 hours, 26 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — What's the secret of Milos Raonic's perfect hair? He's not telling but maybe his slick, jet-black, Cary Grant style will speak for itself. "It's got a Twitter account, so it actually does more speaking than I ...

  • Champ Bailey, Michael Sam among NFL cuts

    3 hours, 30 minutes ago

    (AP) For the first time in his career, Champ Bailey was told he isn't good enough. Jettisoned by the New Orleans Saints after a difficult training camp, the 12-time Pro Bowl cornerback was the most notable name when NFL teams trimmed ...

  • Wind, weather stoke Northern California wildfires

    3 hours, 43 minutes ago

    (AP) HAPPY CAMP, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service says a pair of wildfires sparked by lightning nearly three weeks ago continues to grow while threatening as many as 250 homes in far Northern California. Forest Service spokesman Marc Peebles ...

  • Cubs hit 3 more HRs, beat Cards 5-1 in DH opener

    3 hours, 41 minutes ago

    (AP) ST. LOUIS (AP) — Starlin Castro hit one of Chicago's three solo homers and Felix Doubront pitched seven strong innings in his National League debut, sending the Cubs to a 5-1 victory over the slumping St. Louis Cardinals in the ...

  • US dominates Finland 114-54 in basketball worlds

    3 hours, 42 minutes ago

    (AP) BILBAO, Spain (AP) — The U.S. held Finland without a basket in the second quarter, opening defense of its title with a 114-54 romp Saturday in the Basketball World Cup. Silencing the Finns in the second quarter on the scoreboard ...

  • Fisher: Sam was no distraction in training camp

    3 hours, 45 minutes ago

    (AP) ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher says he was in Michael Sam's corner from the start and that having the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team was no distraction at all in training ...

  • 5 US airstrikes target Islamic State fighters

    3 hours, 54 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military says fighter aircraft and unmanned drones have struck Islamic State militants near Iraq's Mosul Dam. In a statement issued Saturday, U.S. Central Command says the five latest U.S. airstrikes were in support of operations ...

  • Cubs 5, Cardinals 1

    4 hours, 1 minute ago

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  • 6 die in fire at eastern North Carolina home

    4 hours, 4 minutes ago

    (AP) GARLAND, N.C. (AP) — A fire swept through a mobile home in eastern North Carolina early Saturday, killing six people, authorities said. Five bodies were found in the rubble of the home immediately after the fire was put out around ...

  • In Texas, Cruz sounds like he's running in 2016

    4 hours, 8 minutes ago

    (AP) DALLAS (AP) — Firebrand Sen. Ted Cruz is sounding increasingly like he's made up his mind to run for president in 2016. The tea party-backed Texan's rousing speech Saturday in Dallas energized thousands at the summit of Americans for Prosperity, ...

  • 5 highlights from California's legislative session

    4 hours, 10 minutes ago

    (AP) SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown has until the end of September to sign or veto the hundreds of bills sent to him by the Legislature. Here are five notable actions, some of them firsts in the country, ...

  • Serena Williams runs US Open winning streak to 17

    4 hours, 10 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Bidding for a third consecutive U.S. Open title, Serena Williams moved into the fourth round by beating 52nd-ranked Varvara Lepchenko 6-3, 6-3 Saturday. The No. 1-ranked and No. 1-seeded Williams has faced American opponents in all ...

  • Saturday's College Football

    4 hours, 16 minutes ago

    (AP) EAST Monmouth (NJ) 52, Delaware St. 21 Ohio St. 34, Navy 17 Pittsburgh 62, Delaware 0 Wagner 21, Georgetown 3 SOUTH Georgia Tech 38, Wofford 19 Kentucky 59, UT-Martin 14 NC State 24, Georgia Southern 23 Penn St. 26, UCF ...

  • Syrian rebels attack peacekeepers in Golan Heights

    4 hours, 18 minutes ago

    (AP) BEIRUT (AP) — Clashes erupted between al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels and U.N. peacekeepers in the Golan Heights on Saturday after the militants surrounded their encampment, activists and officials said, as the international organization risked being sucked further into the conflict. Other ...

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