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  • Taiwan swipe card with porn star image sells out in 4 hours

    TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A special edition swipe card for Taiwan’s mass transit featuring the clothed image of a Japanese porn star sold out within hours overnight via a telephone hotline, despite a storm of…

  • Japan could scrap Olympic logo over plagiarism allegation

    TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Olympic organizers are expected to scrap the logo for the 2020 Games on Tuesday following another allegation its Japanese designer might have used copied materials in presentations of the design. Up…

  • Pope Francis asks bullied Chicago girl to sing for him

    NEW YORK (AP) — Pope Francis, speaking Monday from Rome via satellite to people in three American cities, asked a teenage girl to sing for him as he sought prayers for his upcoming trip to…

  • Los Angeles poised to vote on 2024 Olympic plan

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A month after Boston’s bid for the 2024 Olympic Games collapsed, Los Angeles appears on the verge of stepping in as the replacement U.S. candidate. The City Council is scheduled to…

  • Clashes during Israeli raid to arrest militant in West Bank

    RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — An Israeli raid to arrest a senior Hamas operative in the West Bank turned into a gunbattle Monday night, leaving several wounded in the clashes. The Israeli military said Israeli…

  • Study: Pot more a habit for college students than cigarettes

    More U.S. college students are making a habit of using marijuana, which has supplanted cigarettes as the smoke-able substance of choice among undergraduates who light up regularly, a study released Tuesday found. Just under 6…

  • Mark Canha hits 3-run HR as Athletics beat Angels 11-5

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Mark Canha hit a three-run homer, Jake Smolinski’s three-run double highlighted a decisive third inning and the Oakland Athletics beat the Los Angeles Angels 11-5 on Monday in another quirky night…

  • Singapore’s ruling party in unprecedented electoral contest

    SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore’s political parties have officially started campaigning for general elections in which the ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) faces contests in all available seats for the first time in the island-nation’s history.…

  • Lewis struggles while Ross shuts down Rangers 7-0

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — The way the Texas Rangers have been scoring, Colby Lewis figured allowing two runs in the third inning wasn’t going to be that bad. It turns out the four runs he…

  • Clinton, aides stressed protecting State Dept info in email

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton and her aides at the State Department were acutely aware of the need to protect sensitive information when discussing international affairs over email and other forms of unsecure electronic…

  • American League

    East Division W L Pct GB Toronto 74 57 .565 — New York 72 58 .554 1½ Tampa Bay 65 66 .496 9 Baltimore 63 68 .481 11 Boston 61 70 .466 13 Central Division…

  • Athletics 11, Angels 5

    Los Angeles Oakland ab r h bi ab r h bi Calhoun rf 5 0 0 0 Burns cf 5 1 1 0 Trout cf 4 1 0 0 Canha 1b 3 2 1 4…

  • Athletics 11, Angels 5

    Los Angeles AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Calhoun rf 5 0 0 0 0 2 .261 Trout cf 4 1 0 0 1 1 .296 Pujols 1b 4 1 2 1 1 0…

  • Athletics 11, Angels 5

    Los Angeles Oakland ab r h bi ab r h bi Calhon rf 5 0 0 0 Burns cf 5 1 1 0 Trout cf 4 1 0 0 Canha 1b 3 2 1 4…

  • Athletics 11, Angels 5

    Los Angeles Oakland ab r h bi ab r h bi Calhon rf 5 0 0 0 Burns cf 5 1 1 0 Trout cf 4 1 0 0 Canha 1b 3 2 1 4…