Davis hits 37th HR as Orioles defeat Blue Jays 7-4

BALTIMORE (AP) — Chris Davis hit his 37th home run to tie the AL record before the All-Star break, and the Baltimore Orioles cruised past the Toronto Blue Jays 7-4 Sunday. Davis doubled in two runs in the…

Verlander no-hits Texas until 7th, Tigers win

DETROIT (AP) — Justin Verlander held Texas hitless until the seventh inning, and the Detroit Tigers backed their ace with three home runs in a 5-0 victory over the Rangers on Sunday. Mitch Moreland’s two-out double to right-center…
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Justice Dept: Zimmerman case under review

The Justice Department says it is looking into the shooting death of Trayvon Martin to determine whether federal prosecutors should file criminal civil rights charges now that George Zimmerman has been acquitted in the state case.…

Texas horse breeders sue to get clones registered

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Two Texas quarter horse breeders want a federal jury to rule that their cloned animals should be registered by the American Quarter Horse Association, something the organization has banned since 2004. Panhandle rancher Jason…

Return beer engagement at county fair in SW Ohio

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — Beer is making a return engagement at a county fair in southwest Ohio. Beer, once banned at the Warren County Fair in Lebanon, will be flowing for a second year in a row when…

National Native American magazine going digital

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A weekly magazine that is a leading source of Native American news is abandoning print in favor of an online-only presence, in a cost-cutting move that worries some readers who fear they may…

Islamic militants leave Pakistan to fight in Syria

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Suleman spent years targeting minority Shiite Muslims in his home country of Pakistan as a member of one of the country’s most feared militant groups. Now he is on his way to a new sectarian…

Obama: Trayvon Martin death a tragedy for America

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the death of Trayvon Martin was a tragedy for America. Obama says he knows the not-guilty verdict reached late Saturday has elicited strong passions around the country. In a statement released…

Mickelson wins Scottish Open after playoff

INVERNESS, Scotland (AP) — Phil Mickelson birdied the first playoff hole to beat Branden Grace and win the Scottish Open on Sunday, ending his 20-year wait for a victory in Europe. After three-putting the 72nd hole to miss…

Israelis near Egypt advised to stay indoors

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli security officials have advised residents living near the Egyptian border to stay indoors because of fighting in the neighboring country. Egyptian security forces have been clashing with Islamic militants in the northern Sinai Desert…

Report: Iran releases diplomat jailed 4 months

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian news agency is reporting that authorities have released a veteran Iranian diplomat after nearly four months in prison. The Sunday report by the semi-official ISNA says Bagher Asadi was released based on…

Nigeria: Mass graves found in anti-extremist raids

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Military officials say they have uncovered mass graves of decomposing bodies, networks of underground tunnels and caches of buried arms in raids that killed dozens of Islamic extremists in Nigeria’s northeastern city of Maiduguri.…

A glance at Zimmerman trial, verdict, what’s next

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — THE VERDICT George Zimmerman was found not guilty of second-degree murder in the fatal shooting last year of unarmed teen Trayvon Martin. The jury had the option to consider manslaughter but declined to convict…

Lawsuit claims murder in Calif. mansion death

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The family of a woman whose nude, bound body was found hanging at a California mansion has filed a $10 million lawsuit claiming she was murdered. The suit was filed Friday in federal court…