State & National News

September 1, 2015 - 7:08am
15 min 49 sec ago

BERN, Switzerland (AP) — Federal prosecutors leading investigations of corruption in international football are to hold a joint news conference in FIFA's home city.

The office of Switzerland's attorney general Michael Lauber says he and U.S. counterpart Loretta Lynch will give updates on their cases on Sept. 14.

Lauber's office says the news conference will explain the "status of the two criminal proceedings."

Lynch is scheduled...

September 1, 2015 - 7:01am
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CATASAUQUA, Pa. (AP) — Fans will get their chance to remember former NBA great Darryl Dawkins.

A public viewing is taking place Tuesday between 4 and 8 p.m. at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Catasauqua.

Parking is available at the Catasauqua pool on American Street and a shuttle bus will run every five minutes to the church.

The first player to go from high school into the first round of the NBA draft died last...

September 1, 2015 - 6:04am
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LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The Court of Arbitration for Sport has dismissed appeals by 11 Bulgarian weightlifters against their doping bans, meaning they will miss the upcoming world championships in Houston.

CAS says its panel issued an urgent decision after a hearing held Aug. 24. The worlds are staged Nov. 20-29.

Eight men and three women tested positive for the anabolic steroid stanozolol during training in March.


September 1, 2015 - 3:49am
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Adrian Gonzalez singled in the winning run with the bases loaded in the 14th inning, lifting the Los Angeles Dodgers over the San Francisco Giants 5-4 early Tuesday in the opener of a crucial series between the NL West's top two teams.

The first-place Dodgers' lead increased to 4 ½ games over their second-place rivals after the longest game by innings for both teams this season.

Giants reliever Mike Broadway (0-1) started his first...

September 1, 2015 - 3:43am
15 min 49 sec ago
By The Associated Press

BATTING_MiCabrera, Detroit, .358; Brantley, Cleveland, .322; Kipnis, Cleveland, .319; Fielder, Texas, .316; Altuve, Houston, .316; Bogaerts, Boston, .315; NCruz, Seattle, .314.

RUNS_Donaldson, Toronto, 101; Dozier, Minnesota, 90; Bautista, Toronto, 89...

September 1, 2015 - 3:43am
15 min 49 sec ago
By The Associated Press

BATTING_Harper, Washington, .329; DGordon, Miami, .329; Goldschmidt, Arizona, .325; Posey, San Francisco, .321; Pollock, Arizona, .320; Votto, Cincinnati, .312; LeMahieu, Colorado, .312.

RUNS_Harper, Washington, 92; Pollock, Arizona, 91; Fowler,...

September 1, 2015 - 3:01am
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Cincinnati 13, Chicago Cubs 6

St. Louis 8, Washington 5


Kane County 7, Beloit 6

Quad Cities 5, Burlington 2

Peoria 1, Cedar Rapids 0



Cincinnati at Chicago Cubs, 7:05 p.m....

September 1, 2015 - 2:00am
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — With Boston out, Los Angeles appears on the verge of stepping in as the U.S. candidate for the 2024 Olympic Games.

The City Council is scheduled to vote Tuesday on a proposal to authorize Mayor Eric Garcetti to execute agreements related to the Olympic bid.

If approved, the U.S. Olympic Committee is expected to announce LA is the candidate.

Rome, Paris, Hamburg, Germany and Budapest, Hungary are already in the...

September 1, 2015 - 1:56am
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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Mark Canha hit a three-run homer, Jake Smolinski's three-run double highlighted a decisive third inning and the Oakland Athletics beat the Los Angeles Angels 11-5 on Monday in another quirky night at the Coliseum when part of the outfield wall fell down and delayed the game.

Danny Valencia added a two-run double in the third and another RBI double in the fifth to back Felix Doubront (2-1) in his first win for Oakland.

A piece...

September 1, 2015 - 1:19am
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TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Olympic organizers are expected to scrap the logo for the 2020 Games following another allegation its Japanese designer might have used copied materials in presentations of the design.

Organizers have supported designer Kenjiro Sano against allegations of plagiarizing the design, but Japan's national broadcaster NHK said Tuesday that the support will be withdrawn as a result of new accusations that Sano allegedly used an image from someone else's...

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