By RONALD BLUMAP Sports Writer
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Melky Cabrera and Pablo Sandoval sent the National League to a big early lead. Matt Cain and the rest of an imposing pitching staff finished off a Giant blowout in the All-Star game.
Flashing their bright orange spikes and booming bats, the
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) - A former chief executive of mattress manufacturer Latex International was sentenced Tuesday to nearly six years in prison for embezzling about $1.7 million in what prosecutors said was a scheme to pay for "an absurdly extravagant lifestyle."
Kevin Coleman of Waseca, Minn.,
By NOMAAN MERCHANTAssociated Press
DALLAS (AP) - Texas, the nation's most active death penalty state, announced Tuesday that it would become the latest to switch to single-drug executions amid a drug shortage that has left states scrambling for acceptable alternatives.
The Texas Department of
By CASSANDRA VINOGRAD and GREGORY KATZAssociated Press
LONDON (AP) - When Eva Rausing approached the heavily guarded U.S. Embassy in London's Grosvenor Square four years ago to deal with a routine passport matter, she had to pass through British security, then face an airport-style metal
By Robyn Ross,
U.S. soccer player Hope Solo has been issued a warning after testing positive for a banned substance, the United States Anti-Doping Agency announced.
Solo has accepted the public warning and will still compete in Olympics.
Last month, the Dancing with the Stars alum tested positive
By JENNY BARCHFIELDAssociated Press
SANTA RITA DO SAPUCAI, Brazil (AP) - Brazilian inmate Ronaldo da Silva was making an escape of a sort as he hopped on a bicycle and pedaled furiously, clocking up several miles (kilometers) before jumping off.
Silva didn't get very far, in fact not an inch
By LAURAN NEERGAARDAP Medical Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - Getting older doesn't just mean a risk for physical ailments like heart disease and bum knees: A new report finds as many as 1 in 5 seniors has a mental health or substance abuse problem.
And as the population rapidly ages over the next
PLAINSBORO TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) - In a July 9 story about Indian drugmaker Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd., The Associated Press erroneously reported that the company will launch a generic version of acne drug Accutane in about six months. The product is slightly different than Accutane and will be sold
By JIM VERTUNOAP Sports Writer
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A federal judge handed Lance Armstrong a quick setback Monday as he went to court to save his seven Tour de France titles and his reputation as one of the greatest cyclists ever.
Armstrong filed a lawsuit aimed at preventing the U.S. Anti-Doping
By RANDALL CHASEAssociated Press
DOVER, Del. (AP) - Armed men suspected of triggering an exchange of gunfire at a weekend soccer tournament in Delaware that left three people dead and two wounded apparently targeted the tournament organizer, but authorities on Monday remained mum about the motive