• Giants activate Pence from disabled list

    Updated: Tue, Jul 7, 2015

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants activated outfielder Hunter Pence from the disabled list Tuesday and immediately inserted him into the starting lineup against the New York Mets. Pence had been sidelined more than a month with tendinitis in his left wrist. Pence also...

  • Low turnout as primary voters head to polls for Schock seat

    Updated: Tue, Jul 7, 2015

    SHERMAN, Ill. (AP) — Voters in central Illinois headed to the polls Tuesday to narrow the list of candidates to replace ex-U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock, once a rising Republican star who resigned amid questions about his spending for travel and the "Downton Abbey"-styled redecoration of his...

  • Former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore plans presidential run

    Updated: Tue, Jul 7, 2015

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore will announce a run for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination next month. Gilmore said in a phone interview Tuesday with The Associated Press that he plans to announce his candidacy in the first week of August. Gilmore, who...

  • Tech consultant plans to challenge Duffy in Wisconsin 7th

    Updated: Tue, Jul 7, 2015

    WOODRUFF, Wis. (AP) — A consultant to technology companies plans to run against Republican U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy in northern and central Wisconsin's 7th District next year. Stevens Point native Kirk Bangstad launched his campaign Tuesday. It's the Democrat's first run at political...

  • The Latest: Pope visits Jesuit church, then calls it a day

    Updated: Tue, Jul 7, 2015

    QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Here are the latest developments from Pope Francis' trip to South America: ___ 7:55 p.m. Pope Francis has ended his private visit to the Church of the Society of Jesus in Quito and returned to the Vatican ambassador's residence for his final night in Ecuador....

  • 70 years later, WWII bombardier receives presidential honor

    Updated: Tue, Jul 7, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — At 22, 2nd Lt. John Pedevillano was the youngest bombardier in the U.S. Army Air Corps' 306th Bomb Group when he was shot down by Nazi fighter pilots in Germany in 1944. Pedevillano and his crew were missing for a month before being taken as prisoners of war. The men...

  • Search for California baby suspended; no signs of abduction

    Updated: Tue, Jul 7, 2015

    REDDING, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in Northern California are suspending the search for a missing baby, saying they've found no evidence to support the father's story that the 6-month-old was abducted from her crib. The Shasta County Sheriff's Office said Tuesday it has surveillance...

  • Judge awards nearly $230,000 to woman who got 153 robocalls

    Updated: Tue, Jul 7, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge has awarded a Texas woman nearly $230,000, saying a cable company harassed her with 153 robocalls even after she complained about them. Judge Alvin Hellerstein in Manhattan federal court ordered Time Warner Cable Inc. on Tuesday to make the $229,500...

  • Hacker attacks gambling websites, demands Bitcoin ransom

    Updated: Tue, Jul 7, 2015

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A hacker shut down four New Jersey Internet gambling sites for half an hour last week and threatened more cyberattacks over the holiday weekend unless a ransom was paid using the online currency Bitcoin, authorities said Tuesday. David Rebuck, director of...

  • USDA prepares for possible return of bird flu this fall

    Updated: Tue, Jul 7, 2015

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Two top veterinary officials with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and farmers affected by the bird flu outbreak said Tuesday it will take increased surveillance, improved farm security and more money to fight off a possible fall return of the disease that...

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