• Use of bat boys suspended after 9-year-old's death

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The National Baseball Congress has suspended using bat boys and girls during its World Series games in Kansas following the death of a 9-year-old boy who was accidentally hit in the head with a bat during a game.

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  • Mormons publish photos of 'seer stone' used by founder

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church for the first time is publishing photos of a small sacred stone it believes founder Joseph Smith used to help translate the story that became the basis of the religion.

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  • Grandma Feels Disrespected When Her Advice Is Ignored

    DEAR ABBY: Whatever happened to respecting one's elders and recognizing grandparents as head of the family? I recently returned from visiting my son, his wife and my new grandchild. My son's wife and I had many disagreements on how to care for my grandchild. Instead of respecting my years of…

    Dear Abby
  • AP Exclusive: Deaths of Yosemite jumpers remain a mystery

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — World-famous wingsuit flier Dean Potter had strapped his iPhone to the back of his head and hit record before jumping from a cliff in Yosemite National Park in what was to be an exhilarating flight through a V-shaped rocky formation — a route that left little margin for error.

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  • Suspect in Memphis officer's death says he's no coward

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The man accused of killing a Memphis police officer had a few words for the department's director when he turned himself in, ending a manhunt that dragged on for two days.

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  • US warning to Syria army met with scepticism in Damascus

    A US warning that it would use its air power to defend Pentagon-trained rebels against Syrian troops was met with scepticism by officials in Damascus on Tuesday. The US-backed Division 30 was also left reeling when the Al-Qaeda affiliated Al-Nusra front captured at least five of its members in…

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  • Idaho woman comes under fire for celebrating her killing of giraffe

    By Laura Zuckerman SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) - A big-game trophy collector from Idaho has ignited a firestorm of criticism from animal-rights activists for flaunting online images of herself posed with the carcasses of a giraffe and other wildlife she killed during a recent guided hunt in South…

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  • Head of $11 bn Chinese state firm found hanged amid graft probe

    The head of a multi-billion-dollar state-owned Chinese heavy machinery manufacturer was found hanging in his office as anti-corruption investigators probed his firm, state media said Tuesday. Police believe Wu Shengfu, 51, the general manager of China First Heavy Industries (CFHI), killed himself,…

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    70th Anniversary of Hiroshima bombing (39 photos)

    On two days in August 1945, U.S. planes dropped two atomic bombs, one on Hiroshima on August 6, one on Nagasaki on August 9, the first and only time nuclear weapons have been used. Their destructive power was unprecedented, incinerating buildings and people, and leaving lifelong scars on survivors,…

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  • APNewsBreak: North Korean ship pursued for seizure in case

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Winning a lawsuit against North Korea is rare. Collecting millions of dollars in damages from the isolated country? Pretty much impossible. But an Israel-based civil rights group thinks it has found a way, starting with a North Korean ship that's been held, against Pyongyang's…

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  • Drone drops drugs in Ohio prison yard, spurring inmate fight

    MANSFIELD, Ohio (AP) — A drone dropped a package of drugs into a prison yard while inmates were outside, sparking a fight, prison officials said.

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  • Jaguars have little hope of Justin Blackmon's return

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Nearly two years after Justin Blackmon's last NFL practice, the Jacksonville Jaguars have all but given up on the suspended receiver.

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  • NATO halves Baltic air policing mission

    NATO on Tuesday said that from September it will reduce its air patrols over the Baltic states, which it stepped up amid concern over Russia's activity in the region. "As of the 1st of September NATO will have eight aircraft assigned to the Baltic air policing mission," NATO military spokesman Jay…

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  • Boston-area police officer charged with punching handcuffed suspect

    A Boston-area police officer pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to charges of repeatedly punching a handcuffed suspect he had taken into custody and then lying about it, according to local prosecutors and police. Felix Rivera, 34, has been suspended from his position with the Chelsea police department…

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  • Ferguson cop who killed black teen speaks out: report

    Twenty-nine-year-old Darren Wilson spoke with New Yorker magazine from St. Louis, Missouri, where he is laying low after the uproar triggered by his shooting of Michael Brown on August 9, 2014. Wilson was cleared of wrongdoing by a grand jury and the federal government. In the lengthy article…

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    Carnival tent collapses in New Hampshire (6 photos)

    A man and a girl were killed and at least 22 people were injured Monday when a severe storm blew down a circus tent in northern New Hampshire, officials said. State Fire Marshal William Degnan said at a briefing late Monday that the injured were taken to four regional hospitals. Their conditions…

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  • 5 Things You Should Never Do While Waiting to Hear Back About a Job

    Your job interview went great, and the employer said you'd hear something soon. But it's been a week, your phone hasn't rung, and you're getting antsy to hear from them. When you're waiting to hear back about a job, time often seems like it's passing incredibly slowly, and each day of silence can…

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    In Kenya, traditional handcrafts meet conservation (20 photos)

    In the arid lands of northern Kenya, the environment, wildlife and communities are under constant pressure. The unforgiving landscape is often struck by drought, keeping the pastoralist people on the move in search of water and grass to sustain themselves and their animals. With an unpredictable…

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