• Gomez traded to Astros after Mets deal falls through

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    HOUSTON (AP) — The Astros have added another bat to their lineup as they make a push for the postseason, acquiring two-time All-Star outfielder Carlos Gomez from the Milwaukee Brewers. Houston also received right-hander Mike Fiers in the deal and sent four prospects to the Brewers:...

  • Defense, DA argue reasons to spare Colorado gunman's life

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Defense lawyers for James Holmes made one more appeal for mercy Thursday, urging jurors to consider mental illness in his sentencing even though they rejected his insanity claim when they convicted him of murdering 12 people and trying to kill 70 others at a...

  • Kurt Cobain's family wants death-scene photos kept sealed

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    SEATTLE (AP) — Kurt Cobain's widow and daughter are urging a Seattle judge not to release death-scene photos and records that a lawsuit claims will prove the Nirvana frontman was murdered more than 20 years ago. Superior Court Judge Theresa Doyle is set to hear arguments Friday over...

  • NASCAR Pocono Poker Auto Racing

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon looks on during an interview with Sirius XM at the Pocono Poker Tournament at Mohegan Sun Pocono in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. on Thursday, July 30, 2015. The tournament benefits The NASCAR Foundation and the Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation.

  • Campus officer pleads not guilty in traffic stop shooting

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    CINCINNATI (AP) — A University of Cincinnati police officer who fatally shot a motorist during a traffic stop pleaded not guilty Thursday to a charge of murder and was ordered jailed on $1 million bail. Fired UC officer Ray Tensing later posted 10 percent of that amount and was...

  • Hollywood's Relativity files for bankruptcy with $681M owing

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Relativity Media, the struggling "mini major" Hollywood studio behind movies such as "Immortals" and "Mirror Mirror," filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Thursday. The filing will allow the studio led by chairman and CEO Ryan Kavanaugh to continue to operate...

  • HBO Programming Chief optimistic about David Chase series

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — It's been six years since HBO first announced that "Sopranos" creator David Chase has a new project in the works, and according to the network's programming chief, it's still happening. "He's writing. I have seen pages," Michael Lombardo told TV critics at...

  • Woods gets hot after bad start, shoots 68 at Quicken Loans

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    GAINESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Tiger Woods took a conservative 3-wood off the first hole Thursday in the Quicken Loans National when many players were hitting driver. No matter — he still pull-hooked it into the gallery, hit his second shot into a greenside bunker and lipped out a 5-footer...

  • 911 calls describe harrowing scene after theater shooting

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The urgent call went out across a police radio only minutes after gunfire erupted inside a Lafayette movie theater: The suspect was inside an auditorium and had reloaded his gun. "We have an active shooter here," one officer said, calling for help from others...

  • State police commander, 3 others killed in southern Mexico

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) — Men armed with rifles killed a police commander Thursday in the capital of the restive southern Mexico state of Guerrero, and officers pursuing the suspected attackers killed three people about two hours later, authorities said. Officials of the state...

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