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  • Hamilton leads final practice at Italian GP; Vettel 2nd

    MONZA, Italy (AP) — Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton remained fastest in the third and final practice session Saturday for the Italian Grand Prix, while Sebastian Vettel moved up to second in a positive sign for…

  • The Latest: UN lauds Austrian, German welcome for migrants

    The latest news as tens of thousands of migrants pour into countries across Europe. All times local (CET): 1:00 p.m. The U.N. refugee agency has praised Austria and Germany for deciding to take in thousands…

  • Afghanistan opens meeting of donors with progress report

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani on Saturday opened a conference of donors to his country’s reconstruction after almost 40 years of war, telling them he has made progress on a range of…

  • Islamists dominate cities in Morocco local elections

    RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Morocco’s Islamist party dominated this North African kingdom’s urban areas in local elections, but trailed in total seats behind two parties with strong backing in the countryside, according to final results…

  • Ukraine’s president lauds renewed cease-fire in the east

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has lauded the renewed cease-fire in the east, saying that not a single Ukrainian soldier has died in fighting this week. The military conflict in Ukraine’s industrial…

  • Hungary bus fleet delivers 4,000 migrants to Austria welcome

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Thousands of exhausted, elated migrants reached their dream destinations of Germany and Austria on Saturday, completing epic journeys by boat, bus, train and foot to escape war and poverty. Before dawn,…

  • Protests in southern Syrian city after Druze cleric’s death

    BEIRUT (AP) — Activists say tension and anti-government protests have spread in a southern Syrian province following the death of a prominent cleric in explosions that claimed the lives of 25 others. Activists said Saturday…

  • Thai police seek 10th suspect in Bangkok bombing

    BANGKOK (AP) — Thai police say they’re looking for a 10th suspect in last month’s bombing of a landmark in central Bangkok that killed 20 people. Police spokesman Lt. Gen. Prawut Thavornsiri said Saturday that…

  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    Thousands of migrants reach Austria after Hungary mobilizes bus fleet in emergency move BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Thousands of exhausted, surprised and relieved migrants reached Austria on Saturday, clambering off a fleet of Hungarian buses…

  • Town near damaged Japan nuclear plant lifts evacuation order

    NARAHA, Japan (AP) — Japan’s government on Saturday lifted a 4 1/2-year-old evacuation order for the northeastern town of Naraha that had sent all of the town’s 7,400 residents away following the disaster at the…

  • Black couple uses housing law to sue over slurs, threats

    GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Citing a sliver of civil rights-era legislation more commonly used as protection against discriminatory landlords, a black couple is suing their former neighbor and a north Georgia city they say failed…

  • Black couple uses housing law to sue over slurs, threats

    GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A black couple is suing their former neighbor citing a civil rights-era law more commonly used against discriminatory landlords. Gregory and Sophia Bonds say the white neighbor, Roy Turner Jr., began…

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  • Shields unhappy after Padres’ 8-4 loss to Dodgers

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — James Shields didn’t want to sound like he was complaining, but he wasn’t pleased. Shields struggled through five innings as he walked a season-high six batters before the Padres bullpen turned…

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    East Division W L Pct GB Toronto 76 58 .567 — New York 75 58 .564 ½ Tampa Bay 66 68 .493 10 Baltimore 65 69 .485 11 Boston 62 72 .463 14 Central Division…