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  • Nibali set to win Tour, with 2 Frenchmen on podium

    Updated: Sat, Jul 26, 2014

    PERIGUEUX, France (AP) — Finally cracking broad smiles after weeks of no-nonsense racing, Vincenzo Nibali confirmed he will win the Tour de France after another impressive ride in a dramatic penultimate stage on Saturday. Nibali all but ensured he will be crowned Tour champion for...

  • Giants acquire righty Jake Peavy from Red Sox

    Updated: Sat, Jul 26, 2014

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants boosted their rotation for the stretch run by acquiring right-hander Jake Peavy from the Boston Red Sox on Saturday for a pair of minor league pitchers. The 2007 NL Cy Young Award winner will start Sunday night's series finale against...

  • Cotton announces veterans group support in race

    Updated: Sat, Jul 26, 2014

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton has announced the formation of a group of military veterans who support him in his race for the U.S. Senate against Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor. Cotton spoke Saturday to about two dozen veterans at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial...

  • Hamas rejects 4-hour Gaza war truce extension

    Updated: Sat, Jul 26, 2014

    BEIT HANOUN, Gaza Strip (AP) — A Hamas official says the group has rejected a four-hour extension of a humanitarian truce proposed by Israel. Sami Abu Zuhri sent a text message to reporters Saturday, saying: "No agreement to extending the calm for an additional four hours." Israel...

  • UN Myanmar envoy worried over camps for displaced

    Updated: Sat, Jul 26, 2014

    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — The U.N.'s new human rights envoy for Myanmar on Saturday expressed serious concern about the conditions in camps for more than 100,000 persons displaced by sectarian strife, and warned that the country's human rights situation may be deteriorating. Yanghee...

  • UK man freed 5 months after Yemen kidnapping

    Updated: Sat, Jul 26, 2014

    LONDON (AP) — The U.K. says a British man kidnapped in Yemen has been released safely after five months in captivity. Mike Harvey, a teacher, was abducted in Yemen's capital, Sanaa, on Feb. 12 after leaving an educational institute. A Foreign Office spokesman said Saturday that...

  • Dutch: 1st victim identified from Flight 17

    Published: Sat, Jul 26, 2014

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch government says the first victim has been identified from the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 disaster. The name and sex of the victim, a Dutch national, weren't released. The government said Saturday the next of kin and mayor of the victim's...

  • On border, Obama prods GOP while citing progress

    Updated: Sat, Jul 26, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — With one week left before Congress' August recess, President Barack Obama is prodding Republicans to help ease the influx of minors and migrant families from Central America, but with chances dimming that border legislation will reach his desk before the break, he...

  • Warner, Gillespie trade jabs in 1st Senate debate

    Updated: Sat, Jul 26, 2014

    WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Warner and Republican challenger Ed Gillespie had a heated exchange over women's health issues Saturday during their first debate, with Warner accusing Gillespie of wanting to "ban certain forms of common contraception."...

  • Body found in desert ID'd as missing woman's

    Updated: Sat, Jul 26, 2014

    GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — The Mesa County Sheriff's Office says the probe into the disappearance of a 54-year-old woman last week is now a death investigation. It announced Saturday that the body found in the desert north of Grand Junction on Thursday night is that of Kathleen...

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