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Blue Jays’ Estrada pitching perfect game thru 7 vs Rays

AP Photo/Chris O’Meara ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Toronto Blue Jays right-hander Marco Estrada lost his bid for a perfect game with one out in the eighth inning when Tampa Bay’s Logan Forsythe had an infield single. Forsythe hit a slow hopper that third baseman...
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Bid to restore Soviet-era Moscow statue raises controversy

AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko MOSCOW (AP) — The Moscow city legislature on Wednesday gave the go-ahead for a popular vote on whether to restore the statue of the Soviet secret police’s founder to a square in central Moscow, but the city election commission vowed...

Alberto Salazar hits back hard at doping allegations

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Track coach Alberto Salazar is hitting back at doping allegations against him, releasing a 12,000-word rebuttal of the claims against himself and his star runner, Olympic silver medalist Galen Rupp. Salazar’s open letter, released Wednesday on the...

Carter: NATO must bolster cyber defense

BRUSSELS (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter is telling NATO leaders the alliance must improve its ability to defend itself against cyberattacks before it tries to build its cyber warfare capabilities. Carter’s remarks in Brussels come amid rising tensions with...

Railroad regulator vows to enforce Dec. 31 safety deadline

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s top railroad regulator said Wednesday she will enforce a Dec. 31 deadline for commuter and freight railroads to install safety technology that experts say could have prevented a deadly Amtrak derailment last month. Sarah Feinberg, acting...
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Massachusetts’ first slots parlor ready for action

AP Photo/Charles Krupa PLAINVILLE, Mass. (AP) — The start of casino gambling in Massachusetts kicked off Wednesday as the state’s first slots parlor, Plainridge Park Casino, officially opened for business to a large and eager crowd of gamblers. Hundreds of special...
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Hulu recreates Seinfeld apartment as it releases episodes

AP Photo/Bruce Barton NEW YORK (AP) — “Seinfeld” fans are getting an open invitation into Jerry’s apartment. Hulu has teamed up with production shop Magnetic Collaborative to remake Jerry Seinfeld’s TV apartment for the iconic show’s Wednesday...
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Republicans push back against proposed dietary guidelines

AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Republicans are pushing back against proposed dietary guidelines that urge Americans to consider the environment when deciding what foods to eat. House and Senate spending bills approved by subcommittees in each...

NFL concussion awards on hold through this fall amid appeals

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Retired NFL players seeking payouts from the potential $1 billion NFL concussion settlement could be waiting until next year based on appeals being weighed this fall. Dozens of ex-players are appealing the final settlement approved this year by a federal...

New era in police recruitment: Courting hearts and minds

They poach officers from nearby police departments. They entice recruits by playing up the drama and heroism of policing through video close-ups of flashing lights and holstered guns. They wrestle with how to offer better pay. But most of all, cognizant of the recent turmoil over...