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Boston beats Chicago in the battle of the Sox

Boston beats Chicago in the battle of the Sox

Pinch-hitter Mike Carp connected on a run- scoring single in the bottom of the 10th inning as the Boston Red Sox beat the Chicago White Sox, 4-3, on Thursday.
Federal judge: IRS must explain lost Lois Lerner emails under oath

Federal judge: IRS must explain lost Lois Lerner emails under oath

A federal judge ordered the IRS to explain what happened to the lost Lois Lerner emails under oath Thursday in response to Judicial Watch's FOIA lawsuit.
JC Sevcik
Two years later, Todd Akin rescinds apology for 'legitimate rape' comments

Two years later, Todd Akin rescinds apology for 'legitimate rape' comments

In a new book by disgraced former congressman Todd Akin, the Missouri Republican says he regrets apologizing for his "legitimate rape" assertion in 2012.
Matt Bradwell
Athletics stomp the Giants

Athletics stomp the Giants

Scott Kazmir justified his All-Star selection by firing seven scoreless innings, while Stephen Vogt knocked in three runs at the plate in the Oakland Athletics' 6-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants.
Ancient sea scorpion was a gentle giant with bad eyes

Ancient sea scorpion was a gentle giant with bad eyes

New evidence suggests ancient sea scorpions were rather harmless, ineffectual predators with bad eyesight.
Brooks Hays
Malaysian politician apologizes for Hitler tweet after Germany's World Cup win

Malaysian politician apologizes for Hitler tweet after Germany's World Cup win

A Malaysian politician who took to Twitter after Germany beat Brazil 7-1 in the World Cup semi-final, praising Hitler, has apologized.
JC Finley
Secretary Kerry arrives in Afghanistan to discuss political transition

Secretary Kerry arrives in Afghanistan to discuss political transition

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Kabul early Friday to meet with Afghan leaders regarding the country's political transition.
JC Finley
Elon Musk celebrates Nikola Tesla's 158th birthday with $1 million museum donation

Elon Musk celebrates Nikola Tesla's 158th birthday with $1 million museum donation

Elon Musk is donating $1 million to the museum being built in honor of inventor Nikola Tesla.
Brooks Hays
Obama cuts the line at BBQ joint, pays for their food

Obama cuts the line at BBQ joint, pays for their food

President Obama made the strong choice of an impromptu stop at Franklin's Barbecue in on the way to catching his flight out of town Thursday.
Gabrielle Levy
Wildfire in central Washington doubled in size in a day

Wildfire in central Washington doubled in size in a day

A wildfire in central Washington State remained uncontained Thursday with high winds and warm temperatures contributing to its spread.
Frances Burns
FIFA partner indicted for fraudulent World Cup ticket sales

FIFA partner indicted for fraudulent World Cup ticket sales

Brazilian authorities now consider FIFA partner Ray Whelan a fugitive after he fled Brazil following his indictment Thursday for illegal World Cup ticket sales.
JC Finley
Beached humpback whale gets rescued after two days

Beached humpback whale gets rescued after two days

A baby humpback whale was rescued and freed into the ocean after it was beached for two days.
Aileen Graef

Pennsylvania woman dies trying to save son from drowning in Lake Erie

Christen Stefan of Pennsylvania is dead after trying to save her son and a friend drowning in Lake Erie Wednesday.
Matt Bradwell
No criminal charges in fatal 2013 shooting near Capitol

No criminal charges in fatal 2013 shooting near Capitol

Criminal charges will not be filed against U.S. Capitol Police or Secret Service officers involved in the fatal shooting of Miriam Carey.
Gabrielle Levy
Phillies rally to complete sweep against Brewers

Phillies rally to complete sweep against Brewers

Jimmy Rollins broke up Matt Garza's no-hitter in the seventh inning and put the Phillies in front with a two-run single in the eighth, as Philadelphia rallied for a 9-1 win over the Milwaukee Brewers to complete a four-game sweep at Miller Park.
Loretta Lynn to receive lifetime achievement award from Americana Music Association

Loretta Lynn to receive lifetime achievement award from Americana Music Association

Loretta Lynn will be honored with a lifetime achievement award for songwriting at the Americana Music Association awards September 17 in Nashville.
Annie Martin
U.N. appoints new international mediator for Syria peace talks

U.N. appoints new international mediator for Syria peace talks

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced Thursday the appointment of Staffan de Mistura as the new mediator for the Syria peace talks.
JC Finley
Denver starts issuing same-sex marriage licenses

Denver starts issuing same-sex marriage licenses

A judge refused to block the county clerk in Boulder, Colo., from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples Thursday.
Frances Burns
Korea accelerates plan to design, build own fighters

Korea accelerates plan to design, build own fighters

A new report says South Korea is accelerating a project for building jet fighters.
Richard Tomkins
Cubs edge out Reds in 12th inning

Cubs edge out Reds in 12th inning

Luis Valbuena's two-run triple in the top of the 12th inning lifted the Chicago Cubs over the Cincinnati Reds, 6-4, on Thursday afternoon at Great American Ball Park.
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