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  • U.S. Navy ship fires warning shots at Iranian vessel

    25 Aug 2016 at 5:46pm
    US-USA-IRAN-MILITARYBy Idrees Ali WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Navy ship fired warning shots toward an Iranian fast-attack craft that approached two U.S. ships, a Pentagon spokesman said on Thursday, in the most serious of a number of incidents in the Gulf area this...
     
  • Catcher swap: Dodgers send Carlos Ruiz to Phillies for Ellis

    25 Aug 2016 at 5:43pm
    LOS ANGELES (AP) ? The NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers have swapped catchers with Philadelphia, getting Carlos Ruiz and trading A.J. Ellis to the Phillies.
     
  • Swimmer Lochte charged over false robbery claim

    25 Aug 2016 at 5:43pm
    US swimmer Ryan Lochte holding a press conference in Rio de Janeiro, two days ahead of the opening ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on August 3, 2016Rio de Janeiro (AFP) - US swimming star Ryan Lochte has been charged with making a false statement following his story about being robbed at gunpoint during the Olympics, Brazilian police said Thursday.
     
  • 2 nuns found slain in Mississippi home, their vehicle gone

    25 Aug 2016 at 5:42pm
    This undated photo provided by Sisters of Charity of Nazareth shows Sister Paula Merrill. Sister Margaret Held and Merrill, two nuns who worked as nurses and helped the poor in rural Mississippi, were found slain in their home and there were signs of a break-in and their vehicle was missing, officials said Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. (Sisters of Charity of Nazareth via AP)DURANT, Miss. (AP) ? Two nuns who worked as nurses and helped the poor in rural Mississippi were found slain in their home, and there were signs of a break-in and their vehicle was missing, officials said Thursday.
     
  • Correction: Giants-Mara story

    25 Aug 2016 at 5:41pm
    FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015 photo, New York Giants co-owner John Mara walks across the field before an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins in Landover, Md. A visibly shaken Giants owner John Mara said Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016 he was fine with the NFL's suspension of placekicker Josh Brown for one game, despite allegations Brown abused his ex-wife as many as 20 times prior to the Giants signing Brown to a two-year extension last spring. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) ? In a story Aug. 24 about New York Giants owner John Mara commenting on placekicker Josh Brown's one-game suspension, The Associated Press erroneously reported some of the details of the allegations made against Brown a...
     
  • UN agency: No confirmed Zika cases linked to Rio Olympics

    25 Aug 2016 at 5:39pm
    GENEVA (AP) ? The U.N. health agency says reports from national authorities indicate no confirmed laboratory cases of the Zika virus in anyone associated with the Rio Olympics.
     
  • Mylan offers discounts on EpiPen amid wave of criticism

    25 Aug 2016 at 5:39pm
    EpiPen auto-injection epinephrine pens manufactured by Mylan NV pharmaceutical company are seen in WashingtonThe list price of the drug will remain the same, but the company said it would increase the maximum copay assistance program to $300 from $100 for patients who pay for the 2-pak in cash or who are covered by a commercial health insurer. The price ...
     
  • Blatter fights FIFA ban in marathon final appeal

    25 Aug 2016 at 5:37pm
    Former FIFA President Sepp Blatter (R) arrives for his appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), seeking to overturn his suspension from football, on August 25, 2016 in Lausanne, SwitzerlandFormer FIFA president Sepp Blatter fought to overturn his ban from football in a marathon, 14-hour appeal hearing on Thursday, in a long-shot bid at redemption after his career ended in disgrace. Blatter mounted his defence against the six-year FI...
     
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