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  1. Orioles 5, Reds 4


    Orioles 5, Reds 4

    BALTIMORE — Bud Norris pitched six shutout innings and Nelson Cruz notched his career-high 91st RBI during a four-run first for the Orioles. Baltimore endured two rain delays totaling more two hours and withstood an eighth-inning grand slam by Jay Bruce to notch its seventh win in nine …

  2. Giants 12, Rockies 7


    Giants 12, Rockies 7

    DENVER — Buster Posey homered, doubled twice and drove in four runs to lead a Giants rally. Posey's solo homer in the sixth keyed a three-run inning.

  3. Obama visiting Estonia to reassure Baltic allies over Russia


    KEFLAVIK, Iceland — With concerns rising about Russia's intervention in Ukraine, President Barack Obama will use a visit to neighboring Estonia today to reassure fretful allies that the United States and Europe are serious about defending them from a newly aggressive Russia.

  4. 2 convicted in 1983 North Carolina murder are freed after DNA tests


    LUMBERTON, N.C. — Thirty years after their convictions in the rape and murder of an 11-year-old girl in rural North Carolina, based on confessions that they quickly repudiated and said were coerced, two mentally disabled half-brothers were declared innocent and ordered to be released Tuesday by a Robeson County …

    Henry McCollum soaks in the applause Tuesday at a courtroom in Lumberton, N.C., after a judge overturned his conviction.
  5. Uzi 'too much' for girl who accidentally shot instructor, report says


    When the police arrived, the shooting range instructor who was accidentally killed by a 9-year-old girl with an Uzi last week was still breathing, lying on the ground and moaning as a colleague tried to stanch the bleeding from a bullet wound to his head, according to a police report released on Tuesday.

    Bush and Rubio to fundraise for candidates in Illinois, Virginia

    Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio continue to fundraise for other candidates....


    Fox sends out seriously ill-timed 'Sleepy Hollow' release

    A firm's plan to drum up interest in the show’s Sept. 16 digital, Blu-ray and DVD release turned into a PR nightmare for the network....


    USF wanted to be like UF and FSU

    No "major" football school in America has had a steeper decline in student attendance over the last five years than USF. After I posted that the other day, I heard on Facebook from Michael Sokolove, who way back in 2002 wrote a piece for the New York Times Magazine called Football Is A Sucker's Game. What struck me reading it is how much it's somehow simultaneously dated, prescient and evergreen....