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  • Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck say they’re getting divorced

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actors Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck say they’ve decided to divorce after 10 years of marriage. The couple announced in a joint statement Tuesday that the decision comes after careful consideration.…

  • MLB PITCHING COMPARISON

    FOR GAMES OF WEDNESDAY JULY 1 NATIONAL LEAGUE 2015 TEAM 2015 VS OPP PITCHERS LINE W-L ERA REC W-L IP ERA Milwaukee Lohse (R) -140 4-9 6.28 6-10 No Record Philadelphia Harang (R) 7:05p 4-10…

  • Major League Baseball

    FAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE Milwaukee -140 at Philadelphia +130 at Miami -115 San Francisco +105 Washington -130 at Atlanta +120 Chicago -120 at New York +110 Los Angeles -125 at Arizona +115 American League at…

  • Consumer Reports finds some newer cars burn too much oil

    DETROIT (AP) — Newer cars aren’t supposed to need more oil between oil changes, but Consumer Reports found that some engines — mainly from Audi, BMW and Subaru — require an extra quart as often…

  • Cardinals place RHP Matt Belisle on 15-day DL

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals placed right-handed reliever Matt Belisle on the 15-day disabled list with elbow inflammation, retroactive to June 28. Right-hander Marcus Hatley’s contract was purchased from Triple-A Memphis. To…

  • NHL teams more cautious going into free agency

    Now a decade into the salary-cap era, NHL free agency isn’t what it used to be. And the 2015 unrestricted group is one of the weakest in recent memory. “It’s not a great group,” Philadelphia…

  • Gray to miss start for A’s vs. Rockies with illness

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics scratched starter Sonny Gray because of an illness and brought up right-hander Chris Bassitt from Triple-A Nashville to face Colorado. The A’s announced that Gray will miss Tuesday’s…

  • DC stop of Pope Francis trip includes White House, Congress

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Pope Francis will spend 48 hours in Washington during a September visit, stopping at both the White House and Congress on his first trip to the United States as pope, the Vatican…

  • Obama calls string of recent victories ‘gratifying’

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama cast a string of legal and legislative victories last week on trade, health care and gay marriage as the “gratifying” culmination of years of work by his White House.…

  • Police replace soldiers on security duty in big Rio slum

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Police in Rio de Janeiro have finished replacing more than 2,000 soldiers who have been stationed in the Mare complex of shantytowns to improve security and drive out the drug…

  • Casey McGehee designated for assignment by Giants

    MIAMI (AP) — Casey McGehee, the NL Comeback Player of the Year in 2014, will need another comeback. The veteran infielder was designated for assignment Tuesday by the San Francisco Giants shortly before they began…

  • 2 years after spying flap, US, Brazil seek to turn the page

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two years after revelations about U.S. spying frayed ties between their countries, President Barack Obama and visiting Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff publicly closed that chapter Tuesday, declaring that the relationship between the…

  • Duquesne coach Jim Ferry receives contract extension

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Duquesne men’s basketball coach Jim Ferry signed a contract extension on Tuesday as his rebuilding project with the Dukes continues. Terms of the extension were not disclosed. Ferry is 33-58 in three…

  • Prosecutor: Woman shot firearms instructor in face

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A woman brought a hammer to a firearms lesson and then tried to kill her instructor by shooting him in the face with a revolver, a prosecutor said. Veronica Lewis, 31,…

  • Official: Prison chief, 11 others put on leave after escape

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The superintendent at the prison where two killers broke out has been placed on leave along with his security chief and 10 other staff members amid an internal investigation into how…