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  • Sales of unearthed Atari games total more than $100,000

    ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — A cache of Atari game cartridges dug up in a New Mexico landfill last year has generated more than $100,000 in sales over the last several months. The April 2014 dig…

  • Naked, body-painted bicyclists ride through Philadelphia

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Thousands of bicyclists in various stages of undress have pedaled their way around the city to promote fuel conservation and positive body image. The Philly Naked Bike Ride on Saturday featured people…

  • Saturday’s Sports Transactions

    BASEBALL American League BOSTON RED SOX — Placed RHP Steven Wright on the 15-day DL. CHICAGO WHITE SOX — Placed RHP Zach Putnam on the 15-day DL. Reinstated RHP Daniel Webb from the 15-day DL.…

  • Royals LF Alex Gordon close to return from groin injury

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Kansas City manager Ned Yost says left fielder Alex Gordon is “getting close” to rejoining the AL Central-leading Royals after missing almost two months with a strained left groin. “He’s…

  • Encarnacion hits 3 HRs, 9 RBIs as Blue Jays rout Tigers

    TORONTO (AP) — Edwin Encarnacion hit three home runs and tied a Toronto record with nine RBIs as the AL East-leading Blue Jays routed the Detroit Tigers 15-1 Saturday. Encarnacion extended his hitting streak to…

  • 1st African-American actor to play Valjean on Broadway dies

    NEW YORK (AP) — The first African-American and youngest person to ever play the role of Jean Valjean (zhahn val-ZHAHN’) on Broadway in “Les Misérables” has died. He was 21. According to show spokesman Marc…

  • Report: Md. ethics board investigates O’Malley’s purchases for mansion

    WASHINGTON — A Maryland ethics board is investigating former governor Martin O’Malley after he got a sweet deal on some furniture that taxpayers paid for, The Baltimore Sun reports. When O’Malley moved out of the…

  • Fed Vice Chair Fischer keeps open possibility of Sept. hike

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer left the door open Saturday for a Fed rate increase in September, saying the factors that have kept inflation below the central bank’s target level have…

  • Latest on Houston deputy: Abbott speaks out against shooting

    HOUSTON (AP) — Here are the latest developments regarding the fatal shooting of a suburban Houston sheriff’s deputy (all times local): 1:25 p.m. Gov. Greg Abbott says “heinous and deliberate crimes against law enforcement will…

  • Deputy ambushed, killed at gas station; person in custody

    HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities on Saturday had yet to find the suspect in what they’re calling the “cold-blooded assassination” of a uniformed sheriff’s deputy who was fatally shot while filling up his patrol car at…

  • Even No. 2 Halep rooting for Serena to win US Open

    NEW YORK (AP) — The No. 2 women’s tennis player in the world hopes Serena Williams wins the U.S. Open. Simona Halep raised some eyebrows last weekend after she lost to the top-ranked American in…

  • Blue Jays’ Encarnacion hits 3 HRs against Tigers

    TORONTO (AP) — Edwin Encarnacion hit a grand slam in the seventh inning for his third home run of the game in Saturday’s contest against Detroit. Encarnacion extended his hitting streak to 24 games with…

  • Nats pitcher reads to D.C. kids (Photos)

    WASHINGTON — Washington Nationals relief pitcher Drew Storen shared his love of reading with more than 100 kids Saturday at Tenley-Friendship Library  in Northwest D.C. Storen read a book  called “Mighty Jackie, the Strike-Out Queen,” which is…

  • Tropical storm watch for Big Island as Ignacio approaches

    HONOLULU (AP) — A tropical storm watch has been issued for the Big Island as a strengthening Hurricane Ignacio approaches Hawaii. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports (http://bit.ly/1KtLIjE ) that Ignacio is now a Category 3 hurricane…

  • Lebanese stage largest protests yet sparked by trash crisis

    BEIRUT (AP) — Thousands rallied in downtown Beirut Saturday in the largest anti-government protest yet over a summer garbage crisis, chanting “revolution, revolution” and setting a three-day ultimatum for authorities to respond to demands, including…