• Harper uses patriotic themed bat, homers to help Nats win

    Updated: Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Seems like every bat Bryce Harper uses this season provides fireworks for the Washington Nationals. The patriotic version he used on July 4 against Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants was no exception. Harper homered, Tyler Moore drove in four runs and...

  • Slain woman's parents focused on healing, not 'sanctuary'

    Updated: Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The parents of a woman killed at a San Francisco pier say they're focused on healing and not on the fact that the man accused of shooting her has been deported five times. Kathryn Steinle's father, Jim Steinle, told reporters he hopes justice reigns in the case...

  • 3 dead bodies found in 2 houses in coastal Maine town

    Updated: Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    BOOTHBAY HARBOR, Maine (AP) — Police have found three bodies inside two houses in the coastal Maine town of Boothbay Harbor, and authorities believe they are from the same family. A spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety says two bodies were found Saturday inside a home...

  • Funeral for Mormon leader Boyd K. Packer slated for Friday

    Updated: Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Funeral services for Mormon leader Boyd K. Packer, president of the faith's highest governing body, will be held next week. Church officials say services are scheduled for Friday at the Tabernacle on Temple Square in Salt Lake City. The 11 a.m. service will be...

  • Radiation errors investigated at St. Cloud cancer center

    Updated: Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — An internal investigation has found that some patients at the CentraCare Health Coborn Cancer Center in St. Cloud received improper doses of radiation, resulting in discipline and firings of some employees. CentraCare President and CEO Ken Holmen told the St....

  • Updated Odds to Win 2015 Sprint Cup Championship

    Updated: Sat, Jul 4, 2015

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  • NASCAR-XFINITY-Subway Firecracker 250 Lineup

    Updated: Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    1. (18) Daniel Suarez, Toyota, 180.256. 2. (2) Brian Scott, Chevrolet, 179.827. 3. (20) David Ragan, Toyota, 179.497. 4. (22) Joey Logano, Ford, 179.412. 5. (54) Erik Jones, Toyota, 179.308. 6. (3) Ty Dillon, Chevrolet, 179.133. 7. (33) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 179.129. 8. (16)...

  • Bumgarner struggles; Giants suffer 9-3 loss to Nats

    Updated: Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Madison Bumgarner barely broke a sweat before the Nationals got to him. The San Francisco Giants ace struggled again in a late-morning start, allowing a season-high six runs over five-plus innings in a 9-3 loss to the Washington Nationals. Three of those runs came...

  • Clinton: Hopeful US can reach 'verifiable deal' with Iran

    Updated: Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    GLEN, N.H. (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton said Saturday that she remains hopeful the U.S. can reach a "strong verifiable deal" to curb Iran's nuclear weapons program by next week's deadline. The Democratic presidential front-runner said during a July Fourth campaign organizing event in...

  • Matt Stonie tops Joey Chestnut in hot dog eating contest

    Updated: Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Matt Stonie shocked the competitive eating world Saturday by upsetting Joey "Jaws" Chestnut at the Fourth of July hot dog eating contest at Nathan's Famous in Coney Island, thwarting Chestnut's bid for a ninth straight victory. Stonie, 23, who finished second last...

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