• Chicago group sues 3 suburbs over gun store regulations

    Updated: Tue, Jul 7, 2015

    CHICAGO (AP) — Two mothers who lost sons to gun violence joined ministers and an activist group Tuesday in an unusual lawsuit against three Chicago suburbs, alleging that weak oversight of gun stores has allowed criminals to easily obtain weapons flowing into a metropolitan area...

  • Paula Deen distances herself from posted 'I Love Lucy' photo

    Updated: Tue, Jul 7, 2015

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paula Deen didn't post a 2011 Halloween costume photo on her Twitter account showing her son Bobby in dark makeup as "I Love Lucy" character Ricky Ricardo, and the social media manager responsible for it was fired, Deen's spokesman said. The photo from a holiday...

  • The Latest: Pope urges Latin American youth to save planet

    Updated: Tue, Jul 7, 2015

    QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Here are the latest developments from Pope Francis' trip to South America: ___ 5:10 p.m. Pope Francis is challenging Latin America's youth to take up his environmental protection call, saying the defense of God's creation isn't just a recommendation but a...

  • NTSB: 2 killed when F-16, small plane crash; jet pilot safe

    Updated: Tue, Jul 7, 2015

    MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (AP) — An F-16 fighter jet smashed into a small plane Tuesday over South Carolina, killing two people and raining down plane parts and debris over a wide swath of marshes and rice fields. The two people aboard the smaller Cessna were killed, and the plane was...

  • Not-yet NBA refs also under microscope during summer league

    Published: Tue, Jul 7, 2015

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — With his slender build and 6-foot-5 frame, Nate Green blends in at a gym full of up-and-coming players looking to make their mark at Orlando's NBA summer league. But the people Green is trying to impress this week won't be competing for the NBA Finals next season....

  • PGA Grand Slam to move from Trump Course in Los Angeles

    Updated: Tue, Jul 7, 2015

    PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The PGA of America is moving its Grand Slam of Golf from Donald Trump's course in Los Angeles, the first significant fallout for golf from the Republican presidential candidate's comments on Mexican immigrants. Trump and the PGA of America met Monday....

  • US women begin home World Cup celebrations with LA fan rally

    Updated: Tue, Jul 7, 2015

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The home celebrations are underway for the World Cup-winning U.S. women's national team. The victorious Americans were welcomed to downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday by a crowd of several thousand cheering fans at a rally. Abby Wambach joyously lifted the World Cup...

  • Arrieta, Rizzo lead Cubs over Cards in doubleheader opener

    Updated: Tue, Jul 7, 2015

    CHICAGO (AP) — Jake Arrieta pitched into the seventh inning and also got a career-high two hits, Anthony Rizzo launched his 16th homer, and the Chicago Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-4 Tuesday in the first game of a day-night doubleheader. Rizzo's two-run drive highlighted a...

  • Orlando's grand slam in 9th gives Royals 9-5 win over Rays

    Updated: Tue, Jul 7, 2015

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Paulo Orlando hit his first career grand slam in the ninth inning off All-Star closer Brad Boxberger to give the Kansas City Royals a 9-5 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays in the opener of a day-night doubleheader on Tuesday. Boxberger (4-5), added to the AL...

  • First lady gives new look to State Dining Room

    Updated: Tue, Jul 7, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama has given a touch-up to the White House State Dining Room, the latest in a series of interior design changes that will endure long after she leaves the building. Her modest changes to the room where many dinners and other events are held follow this...

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