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  • M's send Paxton to Triple-A, recall Erasmo Ramirez

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners optioned starter James Paxton to Triple-A Tacoma on Wednesday. The team recalled Erasmo Ramirez to join the club in order to start against the Texas Rangers on Wednesday. Paxton, a rookie who moved to 4-1 on the season after throwing 6 2-3...

  • Blackwater defense: Iraqi police removed evidence

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A defense attorney told a federal jury on Wednesday that Iraqi national police removed evidence that would prove Blackwater security guards were being fired on by insurgents, prompting the guards to return fire in shootings that killed or wounded over 30 Iraqi...

  • Police: Diplomat accused of beating, no charges

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The ambassador of Equatorial Guinea is suspected of beating his daughter with a wooden chair leg but won't be arrested because he has diplomatic immunity, police said Wednesday. Arlington County Police were called to the diplomatic residence Monday night for the...

  • Shooting by 9-year-old girl stirs debate over guns

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    PHOENIX (AP) — The accidental shooting death of a firing-range instructor by a 9-year-old girl with an Uzi has set off a powerful debate over youngsters and guns, with many people wondering what sort of parents would let a child handle a submachine gun. Instructor Charles Vacca, 39,...

  • Mom: captured son 'honorable' US journalist

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    MIAMI (AP) — An American freelance journalist held hostage and threatened with death by Islamic militants wanted to tell the world through his writing about oppressed people in the Middle East, his mother said in a video released Wednesday. Steven Sotloff, 31, was last seen in August...

  • AP names gambling industry reporter in Las Vegas

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Reporter Kimberly Pierceall has been hired to cover gambling and tourism for The Associated Press in Nevada. The appointment was announced Wednesday by West Region Editor Traci Carl, who oversees news for 13 states. Pierceall, 32, joins the AP from the Orange County...

  • Chris Soules is ABC's new 'Bachelor'

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — ABC has chosen its next "Bachelor." Chris Soules, who came in third last season on "The Bachelorette," will look for love among 25 women vying for his heart. His selection was announced Wednesday on "Good Morning America." The 32-year-old Iowa farmer said he was...

  • Rapper Young Jeezy pleads not guilty to gun charge

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — California prosecutors say platinum-selling rapper Young Jeezy has pleaded not guilty to possessing an illegal assault weapon during an investigation into a fatal shooting at a rap concert. A spokeswoman for the Orange County district attorney says the...

  • Long Davis homer lifts Pirates over Cardinals 3-1

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ike Davis wasn't able to play meaningful late-season games during his time with the New York Mets. He's making the most of his chance with the Pittsburgh Pirates. "It's the first time he's been involved in games that have this kind of significance this late in the...

  • Crist puts aside doubts that Democrats support him

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist used a decisive primary victory to cast aside doubts about whether Democrats will accept his political conversion. Now his challenge will be motivating them as he takes on a tougher task — beating Republican Gov. Rick...

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