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  • Greece’s Tsipras prevails over rebels at party meeting

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has defeated a bid by dissenters in his left-wing Syriza party to push for an end to bailout talks and an exit from the euro currency.…

  • Familia gives up J-Upton’s 3-run homer, Mets lose to Padres

    NEW YORK (AP) — The 44-minute rain delay wasn’t the problem for Jeurys Familia. The quality of his pitches was the issue. Familia returned from the first of two ninth-inning rain delays adding up to…

  • 10 Things to Know for Friday

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday: 1. INVESTIGATORS WORK TO LINK WING PART TO VANISHED MALAYSIA AIRLINES JET The surprise discovery of the debris…

  • Packers offense opens training camp with running start

    GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers got off to a running start at training camp. Coach Mike McCarthy wouldn’t have it any other way for the NFL’s highest-scoring team last season. “The…

  • FBI: Suspect in Montana shooting says victim laughed at him

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — An 18-year-old Wyoming man accused of robbing and shooting three members of a family after asking for roadside help told investigators he opened fire after one of the victims laughed at…

  • 2-time defending champ John Isner advances in Atlanta Open

    ATLANTA (AP) — Two-time defending champion John Isner beat Radek Stepanek 7-6 (3), 7-6 (7) on Thursday night in his opening match in the Atlanta Open. The top-seeded Isner has reached the final four of…

  • Campus officer pleads not guilty in traffic stop shooting

    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.…

  • Struggling MSNBC cancels 3 daytime shows with liberal slant

    NEW YORK (AP) — MSNBC said Thursday that it is canceling three of its afternoon programs, part of a network-wide shift to a straight news focus during the daytime hours. Hour-long programs hosted by Ed…

  • Venezuela occupies food warehouse of biggest private company

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela’s largest food distributor on Thursday denounced the government occupation of a Caracas warehouse amid accusations that the company is hoarding goods. Soldiers took over the warehouse complex used by Empresas…

  • Knicks sign 1st-round picks Porzingis, Grant

    NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Knicks have signed first-round draft picks Kristaps Porzingis and Jerian Grant. The team announced the signings Thursday, along with the re-signing of forward Lou Amundson. The 7-foot-3 Porzingis…

  • Mexico: Death toll 27 after truck hits religious procession

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — The death toll rose to 27 on Thursday and authorities listed 149 others as injured after a truck lost control and slammed into a religious procession in a central Mexico town.…

  • Jets’ Richardson facing charges for resisting arrest

    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Sheldon Richardson has already been suspended four games by the NFL for drug use. The New York Jets defensive lineman is now facing trouble with the law. Richardson was charged…

  • Maryland governor to close Baltimore detention center

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland’s governor announced plans Thursday to immediately shut down Baltimore’s state-run jail, where inmates and guards ran a criminal conspiracy inside vermin-infested, 19th-century walls and thwarted decades of attempted reforms. Republican Gov.…

  • Allegiant executives were flying plane that ran low on fuel

    Two executives with pilot licenses were flying the Allegiant Air jet that made an emergency landing at a closed airport because it nearly ran out of fuel. Allegiant spokeswoman Jessica Wheeler said Thursday that management…

  • MLB PITCHING COMPARISON

    FOR GAMES OF FRIDAY JULY 31 NATIONAL LEAGUE 2015 TEAM 2015 VS OPP PITCHERS LINE W-L ERA REC W-L IP ERA Atlanta Perez (R) 7:05p 4-0 2.88 5-3 No Record Philadelphia Buchanan (R) -105 1-5…