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  • Maria Sharapova comes through in 3 sets at US Open
    Maria Sharapova comes through in 3 sets at US Open

    NEW YORK (AP) — A year ago at this time, Maria Sharapova was sitting out the U.S. Open, getting checked by doctors and having tests on the surgically repaired right shoulder that has troubled her off and on.

  • Cowabunga! Storm sends big waves to California
    Cowabunga! Storm sends big waves to California

    NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Thundering surf spawned by a Pacific hurricane pounded the Southern California coast Wednesday, causing minor flooding in a low-lying beach town while drawing daredevil surfers and body-boarders into churning, 20-foot waves as crowds of spectators lined the shore.

  • Sister of accused Boston marathon bombers arrested after bomb threat
    Sister of accused Boston marathon bombers arrested after bomb threat

    The sister of the accused Boston Marathon bombers was arrested in New York City for threatening a woman over the phone, saying she could "put a bomb on you," police said on Wednesday. Aliana Tsarnaev, 23, sister of Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, was facing charges of aggravated harassment, a New York City Police Department spokesman said. Tsarnaev, of North Bergen, New Jersey, was accused of calling a woman in New York City's Harlem neighborhood and telling her "I have people that can go over there and put a bomb on you," the spokesman said. Her brothers are accused of killing three people and wounding more than 260 after detonating pressure-cooker bombs near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013.

  • Obama to award Medal of Honor to Civil War officer
    Obama to award Medal of Honor to Civil War officer

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A century and a half after his valiant death at the Battle of Gettysburg, a Union Army officer is being awarded the nation's highest military decoration, thanks to a decades-long campaign by his descendants and Civil War buffs.

  • Libya in turmoil as US says UAE, Egypt bombed Islamists
    Libya in turmoil as US says UAE, Egypt bombed Islamists

    The United Arab Emirates and Egypt secretly bombed Islamist militia in Libya, apparently catching Washington off guard, as turmoil in the North African country deepened with the Islamists naming a rival premier. The US government said on Tuesday that the UAE and Egypt were behind last week's two deadly night raids on Islamist positions near Tripoli airport. "We do believe there were air strikes undertaken in recent days by the UAE and Egypt inside Libya," Pentagon spokesman Rear Admiral John Kirby told a news conference.

  • Sharapova reaches US Open third round, American men in new low
    Sharapova reaches US Open third round, American men in new low

    Maria Sharapova booked her US Open third-round berth with a gritty three-set victory over Alexandra Dulgheru as US men produced an historic low in their home Grand Slam. "It was difficult," Sharapova said. Sharapova was one of the day's headliners, along with Australian Open winner Stan Wawrinka and five-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams on a day that saw two-time defending women's champion Serena Williams along with top men Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Andy Murray all having a day off.

  • Stosur, Sharapova unite in clampdown on time wasters
    Stosur, Sharapova unite in clampdown on time wasters

    Samantha Stosur joined fellow former US Open champion Maria Sharapova in calling for a clamp down on tennis time-wasters on Tuesday. Australian 30-year-old Stosur demanded that the '20-seconds between points' rule be strictly observed regardless of the status of players within the sport who may be tempted to abuse it to gain an edge. Stosur's demands came just a day after Sharapova only half-jokingly said that all players insisting on medical timeouts should be charged $2,500 as a test of the severity of their ailments.

  • Diane Sawyer exits as ABC's evening news anchor
    Diane Sawyer exits as ABC's evening news anchor

    NEW YORK (AP) — Diane Sawyer signed off as anchor of ABC's "World News" on Wednesday, telling viewers that it has been wonderful to be the "home port" of the network's news team each weeknight.

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