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  • at Citi Field on July 29, 2015 in Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.

    Upton, Solarte lead Padres over Mets

    NEW YORK— Justin Upton homered and drove in three runs and Yonder Alonso also connected as the San Diego Padres beat the New York Mets 7-3 on Wednesday night despite three long balls from Lucas Duda. Duda hit the first of his home runs leading off the second to end Tyson Ross’ streak of starts without allowing one at 16, a Padres record. Ross (7-8) hadn’t given up a homer since April 28, a span of 100 innings. As rumors spread throughout […]

  • ARLINGTON, TX - JULY 29:  Colby Lewis #48 of the Texas Rangers pitches against the New York Yankees in the top of the first inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington on July 29, 2015 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

    Colby Lewis gets 11th win as Rangers beat Yankees 5-2

    ARLINGTON, Texas — Colby Lewis went six innings for his 11th victory and the Texas Rangers snapped a three-game losing streak with a 5-2 win over the AL East-leading New York Yankees on Wednesday night. Adrian Beltre had two hits and scored twice for the Rangers, who won for only the second time in their last 14 home games. After the Yankees scored two runs in the second, nine fewer than in the same inning the previous night in a 21-5 win, the Rangers […]

  • Aquilla Flood, 17, was fatally shot in her bedroom in June 2013. (Twitter)

    Ex-boyfriend gets 24 years in slaying of soon-to-be prom queen

    NEWARK, N.J. — A New Jersey man has been sentenced to 24 years in prison for killing a high school student days before she was to be named prom queen. NJ.com reports 20-year-old Al-Muqqadin Means must serve slightly more than 20 years of the sentence imposed Wednesday before he becomes eligible for parole. He had pleaded guilty last month to aggravated manslaughter and a weapons charge in the slaying of 17-year-old Aquilla Flood, his former girlfriend. Prosecutors say Means fatally […]

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    University of Cincinnati cop Ray Tensing charged with murder in driver’s killing

    CINCINNATI — Here are the latest developments in the investigation of the July 19 fatal shooting of a motorist after a traffic stop by a University of Cincinnati police officer (all times local): 5:20 p.m. Authorities say the University of Cincinnati police officer indicted on a murder charge in the shooting of a motorist will be jailed overnight. Hamilton County sheriff’s spokesman Michael Robison says 25-year-old Ray Tensing turned himself in at the county justice center Wednesday afternoon. He will […]

  • Jessie Radice (right) allegedly mailed drugs to Kyle Whitenack in prison. (Nassau County Police Department)

    Couple arrested after greeting cards containing drugs mailed to Long Island jail

    EAST MEADOW, N.Y. — A jail inmate and his girlfriend been arrested after authorities say greeting cards with fentanyl patches were mailed to the Nassau County jail. Police say Wednesday that 28-year-old Kyle Witeneck, an inmate at the jail, allegedly masterminded the plot. Detectives launched an investigation in June after a correction officer found the drug patches stuffed in greeting cards sent to Whitenack and another inmate. Investigators claim Whitenack told his girlfriend, 28-year-old Jessie Radice, to mail the cards […]

  • An 81-year-old Stratford man has been charged with public indecency, accused of performing a sex act with some shrubbery. (Photo Credit: Thinkstock)

    Stratford man accused of performing sex act with shrubbery

    STRATFORD, Conn. (AP) — An 81-year-old Stratford man has been charged with public indecency, accused of performing a sex act with some shrubbery. Police tell the Connecticut Post they arrested Wallace Berg Monday after a neighbor showed them a video he took of a naked Berg in the bushes outside Berg’s home. Police say the neighbor told them he confronted Berg who then stopped the indecent behavior, covered himself with a grill cover, apologized and went into his house. Berg […]

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    Prosecutors charge teen as adult in death of 8-year-old

    SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors have charged a 15-year-old boy as an adult in the death of an 8-year-old girl in an artists complex in a California beach town. Santa Cruz District Attorney Jeffrey Rosell said Wednesday the teen faces charges including murder and kidnapping. Madyson Middleton went missing Sunday after playing in a courtyard at the complex where she lived with her mother. Police say the teen lured her into his family’s apartment unit and killed her before […]

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    Boy who lost hands to infection gets double-hand transplant

    PHILADELPHIA — Surgeons in Philadelphia have performed a double-hand transplant on an 8-year-old boy believed to be the youngest patient to undergo the procedure. Zion Harvey’s forearms are still heavily bandaged. But his new hands were visible as he joined doctors at a news conference Tuesday. The transplant was conducted earlier this month at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Zion thanked his family and doctors for helping him on a “bumpy road.” He’s from the suburban Baltimore community of Owings Mills, […]

  • Afghanistan's main intelligence agency says the reclusive Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar has been dead for more than two years. (Photo by Getty Images)

    Taliban leader Mullah Omar dead for more than two years

    KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghanistan’s main intelligence agency says the reclusive Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar has been dead for more than two years. Abdul Hassib Seddiqi, the spokesman for Afghanistan’s National Directorate of Security, said Wednesday that Mullah Omar died in a hospital in the Pakistani city of Karachi in April 2013. “We confirm officially that he is dead,” he told The Associated Press. The confirmation comes two days before the Afghan government and the Taliban are to hold their […]

  • Authorities in western New York say they've arrested a man on a charge of attempting to support the Islamic State group.

    Feds: Western New York man attempted to support Islamic State group

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities in western New York say they’ve arrested a man on a charge of attempting to support the Islamic State group. Federal authorities holding a news conference Wednesday morning at the U.S. attorney’s office in Buffalo say they were tipped off by a resident who heard the man talking about his jihadi beliefs. The man is scheduled to be in court Wednesday to face a charge of attempting to support a terrorist organization. Authorities say his […]

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