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Texas Gov. Rick Perry Booked On Abuse-of-Power Charges AUSTIN, Texas—Gov. Rick Perry was booked in a courthouse here Tuesday after being indicted last week on felony charges that he abused his authority when trying to force a Democratic district attorney from office. Texas Gov. Rick Perry appears in a ...  Ferguson Demonstrators Defy Police A demonstrator holds her hands in the air as she walks past police officers in riot gear, in Ferguson, Mo., Aug. 19, 2014. Reuters. FERGUSON, Mo.—Protesters marched Tuesday night, defying law-enforcement officials' request to stay off the streets after dark ...  Kent State University issues Ice Bucket Challenge to Ohio University: Higher ... - The Plain Dealer Kent State University President Beverly Warren took the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS then challenged her counterpart at Ohio University, President Roderick McDavis. OU travels to Kent to play football on Aug. 30. (Kent State University). Print · Karen Farkas ...  Liberian police fire tear gas to disperse protest over Ebola quarantine By Clair MacDougall. MONROVIA (Reuters) - Police in the Liberian capital Monrovia fired tear gas on Wednesday to disperse a stone-throwing crowd agitating to leave a neighbourhood placed under quarantine because of the Ebola virus, witnesses said.  Interest rates: Minutes show two Bank policymakers voted for rise Two members of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) voted to raise interest rates in August, the first time in three years that policymakers have done so. The minutes of the meeting on 6-7 August show Ian McCafferty and Martin Weale ...  Super Bowl halftime show: NFL wants Coldplay, Katy Perry or Rihanna to pay to ... - The Post-Standard Will Coldplay, Katy Perry or Rihanna perform at the 2015 Super Bowl Halftime Show? (The Associated Press). Print · Geoff Herbert | gherbert@syracuse.com By Geoff Herbert | gherbert@syracuse.com The Post-Standard Email the author | Follow on Twitter  Taylor Swift video accused of 'perpetuating black stereotypes' Taylor Swift has come under fire over the video for her new single, Shake It Off, which is said to be "perpetuating black stereotypes". US rapper Earl Sweatshirt hit out at the 24-year-old on Twitter, writing: "haven't watched the taylor swift video and I don't need ...  Uber appoints former Obama advisor to lead policy efforts (+video) Uber announced Wednesday that David Plouffe, well known as a senior advisor to President Obama, is joining the ride-sharing company as senior vice president of policy and strategy. By Jacob Axelrad, Staff Writer August 19, 2014. About video ads. When it ...  Palestinians say Israeli strike hit home of top Hamas commander in Gaza JERUSALEM — Palestinians on Wednesday accused Israel of firing a missile at the home of the top Hamas military commander in the Gaza Strip, killing his wife and child a day after negotiations for a permanent truce broke down amid renewed rocket fire ...  Pakistan anti-govt protesters blockade parliament; Pak SC summons Imran Khan ... Protesters demanding the fall of the Pakistani government blockaded parliament and key ministries on Wednesday in the latest round of a week-long political drama that has shaken the restive nuclear-armed nation. Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan and ...  Interest rates: Minutes show two Bank policymakers voted for rise Two members of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) voted to raise interest rates in August, the first time in three years that policymakers have done so. The minutes of the meeting on 6-7 August show Ian McCafferty and Martin Weale ...  Lowe's lags Home Depot during strong spring rebound A strong spring selling season after a harsh winter helped bolster sales for home-improvement supplies, but the rebound wasn't strong enough to prevent Lowe's from trimming its full-year financial targets. The guidance cut was a surprise, and perhaps ...  Barcelona's appeal against transfer ban rejected by Fifa, but club will take case ... Barcelona have lost their appeal against a year-long transfer ban over their recruitment tactics regarding young players – but will be allowed to keep Luis Suarez and their other summer signings. Fifa announced on Wednesday that its appeal committee had ...  Balfour Beatty Rejects Carillion's Latest Merger Offer Balfour Beatty said the new offer made late Tuesday fails to address its two key concerns—the "considerable" risks associated with the business plan, including reducing the scale of its U.K. construction business, and Carillion's opposition to the planned sale ...  Alaska Might Be More Friendly to Democrats Than It Appears Republicans need to win six seats to retake the Senate, and, at first glance, Alaska looks as if it ought to be one of the G.O.P.'s best opportunities. In presidential elections, it's one of the most dependably Republican states, and the Democratic incumbent, Mark ...  Officers shot, hostage standoff in Harvey closes nearby schools Two hostage-takers who had allegedly shot and wounded two Harvey police officers earlier Tuesday entered a home in the 14700 block of Robey Ave, and took several hostages. Hostage Drama in Harvey. HARVEY | Two hostage-takers who had allegedly ...  Islamic State video claims to show beheading of US journalist BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Islamic State militants posted a video on Tuesday that purported to show the beheading of American journalist James Foley in revenge for U.S. air strikes against the insurgents in Iraq. The video, titled "A Message To America," also ...  Japanese police say death toll from landslides in Hiroshima has risen to 36; 7 ... TOKYO — Japanese police say death toll from landslides in Hiroshima has risen to 36; 7 people missing. Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Share on Facebook ...  FIFA rejects Barca appeal FIFA has rejected Barcelona's appeal against a ban on signing players, leaving them unable to recruit in the next two transfer windows. The Catalan giants announced soon after the verdict that they would take their case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.  Cubs win shortened game thanks to unplayable field Cubs win shortened game thanks to unplayable field. CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs claimed a rain-shortened, 2-0 victory over the San Francisco Giants early Wednesday morning. The Giants might protest to get the game restarted. A surprise storm that hit ...  Carlsberg's Russia Struggle Worsens as Heineken Is Wary Carlsberg A/S (CARLB) and Heineken NV, (HEIA) two of the world's top four brewers, signaled tougher times ahead for the beer industry as escalating political tensions in eastern Europe weigh on the region's economy. Carlsberg, Russia's biggest brewer, cut ...  Yoga Guru BKS Iyengar Dies in India Indian yoga master B.K.S. Iyengar, center, stood on his head during a Yoga convention in London in 1993. Getty Images. One of the world's best-known yoga gurus, B.K.S. Iyengar, who helped spread the Indian discipline across the globe, died Wednesday ...  Meeting Kashmiri separatists a long-standing practice: Abdul Basit NEW DELHI: A defiant Pakistan high commissioner on Wedneday justified his meetings with Kashmiri separatists here notwithstanding India's protestation, asserting that engagement with all stakeholders have been the "bottomline" of Islamabad's efforts to ...  Meeting Kashmiri separatists a long-standing practice: Abdul Basit NEW DELHI: A defiant Pakistan high commissioner on Wedneday justified his meetings with Kashmiri separatists here notwithstanding India's protestation, asserting that engagement with all stakeholders have been the "bottomline" of Islamabad's efforts to ...  California hospital treating patient possibly exposed to Ebola A Northern California hospital said it is treating a patient who may have been exposed to Ebola as the worst outbreak of the deadly virus on record continues to spread across Africa. Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento Medical Center said in a statement it ...  Clashes kill 34 civilians in Ukraine's Donetsk Local residents sit in a basement used as a shelter from artillery fire, in the settlement of Makiivka, on the outskirts of Donetsk August 19, 2014. (REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov). Connect; Tweet; RSS; Follow; Email; Print; Share. Agence France Presse.  Clashes kill 34 civilians in Ukraine's Donetsk Local residents sit in a basement used as a shelter from artillery fire, in the settlement of Makiivka, on the outskirts of Donetsk August 19, 2014. (REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov). Connect; Tweet; RSS; Follow; Email; Print; Share. Agence France Presse.  Indonesian Capital Threatens to Ban Uber Car App The Indonesian capital is threatening to shut down controversial smartphone car-hailing service Uber due to licensing issues a week after it officially launched in the city, an official said Wednesday. Jakarta authorities are just the latest to target Uber, an app ...  At least 27 dead after torrential rain triggers landslides in Japan At least 27 people have been confirmed dead in landslides set off by torrential rain overnight in southern Japan, with emergency teams looking for a further 10 people who are still listed as missing. The government has deployed units of the Self-Defence ...  Nicki Minaj Slithers, Seduces in Music Video for "Anaconda" Nicki Minaj has given Drake an up close and VERY personal view of her music video for "Anaconda." As teased in a number of sexy stills, the female rapper gives her fellow artist a lap dance in the footage, which Minaj released very early this morning to the ...  Russia tensions hit Carlsberg sales Sales at the Danish brewer Carlsberg have been hit by falling consumption in Russia and Ukraine. Russia beer volumes declined by between 6% and 7% in the second quarter due to the "uncertain macroenvironment" and "weak economic development", ...  Nicki Minaj's 'Anaconda' Video Has All The Butts You Could Ever Want In A ... After much teasing, Nicki Minaj dropped her video for "Anaconda" late Tuesday night. Some first glance observations include Nicki Minaj's butt in an Amazonian forest, Nicki Minaj's butt in teeny tiny denim cuttoffs, Nicki Minaj's butt in a pink thong, Nicki Minaj's ...  Russia tensions hit Carlsberg sales Sales at the Danish brewer Carlsberg have been hit by falling consumption in Russia and Ukraine. Russia beer volumes declined by between 6% and 7% in the second quarter due to the "uncertain macroenvironment" and "weak economic development", ...  Russia tensions hit Carlsberg sales Sales at the Danish brewer Carlsberg have been hit by falling consumption in Russia and Ukraine. Russia beer volumes declined by between 6% and 7% in the second quarter due to the "uncertain macroenvironment" and "weak economic development", ...  NFL to Musicians: Pay Us For Super Bowl Performance Because performing during halftime at the Super Bowl is every musician's dream and is considered as one of the biggest musical platforms in the world, the NFL wants performers to pay for the privilege of appearing during the event. According to a report ...  Chris Carter's 30th homerun is a big one Chris Carter was having a tough Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium. That is, until the ninth inning. Basking in the glow of being named the American League's Player of the Week, Carter struck out in each of his first four plate appearances. But Chris took ...  Coco Crisp's 3-run triple helps Oakland Athletics halt slide Oakland, California: Coco Crisp hit a tiebreaking three-run triple in the fourth inning to help Scott Kazmir earn his career-best 14th win, and the Oakland Athletics beat the New York Mets 6-2 on Tuesday night to snap a five-game losing streak. Coming off a ...  Demba Ba gives Arsenal early Champions League scare as Besiktas striker hits ... Demba Ba was inches away from scoring one of the most audacious goals ever seen in the Champions League. The Besiktas striker saw his ingenious strike from kick-off hit the Arsenal crossbar in their play-off first leg encounter. The halfway effort caught out ...  Icahn roasts board of Family Dollar With a $9.7 billion upset bid from Dollar General threatening to upset the North Carolina-based Family Dollar's planned acquisition by another competitor, the Family Dollar's board of directors is in a vocal critic's crosshairs for not moving more aggressively to ...  Johnny Depp and Kevin Smith to work alongside daughters in Yoga Hosers Johnny Depp and Kevin Smith are to work alongside their own daughters on Smith's new film Yoga Hosers, an action-adventure movie based around a pair of teen yoga fanatics. Depp's daughter Lily-Rose and Smith's daughter Harley Quinn take the lead ...  Japan Mudslides Kill At Least 18 People Rescuers search the mud for survivors "washed away" in Hiroshima, with officials warning there could be more to come. 10:51am UK, Wednesday 20 August 2014. JSDF soldiers and police officers search for survivors at a site where a landslide swept through.  Raging wildfire threatens California In central California, around 13,000 households and businesses have been evacuated as a chaotic, 1200-acre wildfire approaches a community just miles from Yosemite National Park. Authorities also declared a local state of emergency in Madera County.  Global stocks drift ahead of Fed minutes TOKYO (AP) — Asian stocks got a slight boost Wednesday from positive U.S. economic figures that reinforced expectations of eventual Fed rate hikes and a stronger dollar, while European markets drifted lower ahead of Federal Reserve minutes. KEEPING ...  FOMC minutes eyed on Wall Street pre-Jackson Hole Wall Street was seen opening lower on Wednesday, with minutes from the latest Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting in focus. Read MoreTrack US stock index futures. Investors hope that the minutes, out at 2 p.m. ET, will shed further light on the ...  Ukraine's dying rebel capital seeks normal life against the soundscape of war The regular rumble on the edge of this besieged city in eastern Ukraine is a constant reminder of the government's effort to shell armed pro-Russian separatists out of their stronghold. Rebels give as good as they get, blindly lobbing shells back at an unseen ...  Wenger sees red over Ramsey sending off Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey leaves the field after receiving a red card during the first leg of their Champions League qualifying soccer match against Besiktas at Ataturk Olympic stadium in Istanbul. Photograph: Murad Sezer/Reuters. Topics: Sport · Soccer · Aaron ...  SD6, LAD8: Rally Ruined By Smelly Dodgers A few flashy offensive pops by our Friars were smothered to death by El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula Dodgers.  Tweet Share on Twitter Share Share on Facebook  Share Share with Padres friends + Comments. F  Tennis Notes: Djokovic top seed for US Open - Yakima Herald NEW YORK — Top-ranked Novak Djokovic is seeded No. 1 for the U.S. Open, and five-time champion Roger Federer is No. 2, meaning they could meet only in the final. Djokovic beat Federer for the title at Wimbledon last month. The U.S. Tennis Association ...  Tennis Notes: Djokovic top seed for US Open - Yakima Herald NEW YORK — Top-ranked Novak Djokovic is seeded No. 1 for the U.S. Open, and five-time champion Roger Federer is No. 2, meaning they could meet only in the final. Djokovic beat Federer for the title at Wimbledon last month. The U.S. Tennis Association ...  Miller's injury sting Big Ten's playoff hopes This is bigger than the Buckeyes. Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller is done for the season because of a shoulder injury. The senior needs surgery to repair of torn labrum. It's a crushing blow on a few levels: — Miller is one of the best and most entertaining ...  Witness accounts of shooting in Missouri differ MICHAEL B. THOMAS/AFP/Getty Images. Law enforcement officers moved toward the crowd last night in Ferguson, Missouri. Related: Full Screen · Demonstrators gestured on West Florissant Avenue during a protest. MICHAEL B. THOMAS/AFP/Getty Images.  #5 Buckeyes lose star QB for season - Waco Tribune Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller is done for the season because of a shoulder injury. The senior needs surgery to repair of torn labrum. It's a crushing blow on a few levels: Miller is one of the best and most entertaining players in the country. He ran for ...  Carlsberg's Russia Struggle Worsens as Heineken Profit Gains Carlsberg A/S (CARLB) and Heineken NV, (HEIA) two of the world's top four brewers, signalled tougher times ahead for the beer industry as escalating political tensions in eastern Europe weigh on the region's economy. Carlsberg, Russia's biggest brewer, ...  Jose Mourinho's Chelsea want Cech to stay on... as Courtois' mentor Petr Cech will seek clarification from Jose Mourinho on his long-term place in the pecking order at Chelsea, having been displaced by Thibaut Courtois as the club's first-choice goalkeeper for Monday's 3-1 victory over Burnley.  Iwakuma fans season-high 11, Mariners top Phillies PHILADELPHIA (AP) Seattle's Hisashi Iwakuma struck out a season-high 11 batters in eight scoreless innings to lead the Mariners to a 5-2 victory over Philadelphia on Tuesday. The Mariners, who scored two runs in the first, have won 11 of their past 14.  Dollar Strengthens Before Fed Minutes as Metals Advance Chair of the U.S. Federal Reserve Janet Yellen will address global central bankers this week. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg. The dollar strengthened to an 11-month high versus the euro and industrial metals advanced before the release of ...  Pre-dawn landslides kill 32 in Hiroshima, 9 remain missing HIROSHIMA--Massive landslides in the pre-dawn hours triggered by torrential rains killed as many as 32 people in Hiroshima on Aug. 20 and left another 9 people missing, police said. The dead include a 2-year-old boy and his 11-year-old brother in ...  Red Sox doomed by doubles in 9th Red Sox starting pitcher Allen Webster delivers during the first inning Tuesday night at Fenway Park. (THE ASSOCIATED PRESS). By Bill Ballou TELEGRAM & GAZETTE STAFF william.ballou@telegram.com · Add a comment. BOSTON — It is rare when Koji ...  Carlsberg says 2014 profit to be hit by falling Russia sales Published 20/08/2014 | 09:28. 0 Comments; Share. Danish brewer Carlsberg. Danish brewer Carlsberg said today that its 2014 operating profit would decline compared to 2013 due to deteriorating conditions in Russia, which generates some 35 percent of its ...  Dollar Gains Before Fed Minutes as Stocks Swing in Europe The dollar climbed against most peers before the release of minutes from the Federal Reserve's last meeting. Zinc gained while stocks fluctuated in European and Asian markets. The greenback advanced 0.2 percent versus the yen by 8:05 a.m. in London, ...  Patient tested for possible Ebola exposure Another patient is being tested in the United States for possible Ebola exposure -- this time, in California. Related Content. Media galleries. Common myths about Ebola · What to know: Ebola · How Ebola patients traveled to... Ebola outbreak ravages West ...  Wildfire near Yosemite ebbs, some evacuees return A wildfire that gave a scare to a community near Yosemite National Park after whose early surges has been tamed by firefighters, and some of the more than 1,000 people who evacuated their homes have returned. By SCOTT SMITH. Associated Press.  Insight - Ukraine rebel movement faces uncertain future DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - The resignations were abrupt and unexpected, two quick-fire blows to a separatist movement already suffering reversals on the battle field of eastern Ukraine. Alexander Borodai, the premier of the self-proclaimed Donetsk ...  Cubs outlast Giants 2-0 in rain-shortened game CHICAGO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants and the Chicago Cubs played 4 1/2 innings in 6 hours, 9 minutes. And when the game was finally called early Wednesday morning, they still hoped to play some more. An unplayable field following a downpour led ...  Atlanta Braves - TeamReport PITTSBURGH -- The Atlanta Braves insist they are not scoreboard watching, even though it's nearly late August. "We're not trying to look at anybody," third baseman Chris Johnson said. "I think if we keep playing the way we've been playing, we'll get in the ...  Former Va. governor's finances examined at trial RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- A forensic accountant hired as a defense witness will be back on the stand when the corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, resumes in federal court in Richmond. The accountant testified Tuesday ...  Cubs outlast Giants 2-0 in rain-shortened game CHICAGO — Anthony Rizzo slammed a two-run homer, Tsuyoshi Wada pitched five strong innings, and the Chicago Cubs beat the San Francisco Giants 2-0 on Tuesday night in a game that was halted after 4 1/2 innings because of unplayable field ...  US police claim black man shot and killed after 'stealing energy drinks and a ... US police officers in St Louis have shot and killed a 23-year-old black man who they claim was wielding a knife and refused to drop it. Also in this Section. New Zealand bans shark finning · Joy as protesters reach parliament · Deadly landslides hit Hiroshima ...  Ballmer resigns from Microsoft board Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is stepping down from the company's board of directors to focus on his new ownership of the LA Clippers of the NBA. (Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images). Topics: Business · Technology · Bill Gates · Satya Nadella ...  New York Times: Plenty of room at the top of Ukraine's fading rebellion DONETSK, Ukraine - To outward appearances, Fyodor D. Berezin is the picture of a senior military commander. He wears camouflage, has bodyguards and confidently gives orders as the newly named deputy defense minister of the separatist Donetsk ...  Game #125: A's earn much-needed win over Mets There isn't much to say, really. The simple act of getting back in the win column is far more valuable than a single game in the standings — there's just an air of success that penetrated the Coliseum tonight that had been lacking throughout the fanbase, the ...  Golfer Rory McIlroy takes on ice bucket challenge The ice bucket challenge is the latest internet craze, involving people pouring cold water over themselves and posting their videos online. Well-known names from Cristiano Ronaldo and Lady Gaga to Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg have taken the plunge to ...  Official: 4 of 6 child hostages freed in Harvey HARVEY, Ill. — Negotiators worked late into the night in an effort to persuade two men barricaded in a home in the southern Chicago suburb of Harvey to end their standoff with police and release the last of six children and two adults they took hostage.  Iyengar yoga founder dies aged 95 An Indian woman meditates in a yoga class in New Delhi. BKS Iyengar who helped spread this ancient Indian practice to the world has died at 95. — AFP picNEW DELHI, Aug 20 — BKS Iyengar, the yoga guru who helped take the ancient Indian spiritual ...  Preview: Giants at Cubs The San Francisco Giants might not be eager to get back to Wrigley Field on Wednesday after an unsettling loss a night earlier. The Giants look to regain their hold on the National League's final wild-card spot when they continue a three-game series against ...  Balfour Beatty Rejects Carillion's Third Offer Aug. 20 (Bloomberg) –- Bloomberg's Caroline Hyde reports on Balfour Beatty rejecting Carillion's revised bid saying the latest offer again fails to address two key concerns for the company. She speaks to Mark Barton and Manus Cranny on “Countdown.  BKS Iyengar's legacy: What is Iyengar yoga and how is it different? Yoga guru BKS Iyengar passed away on August 20, 2014, leaving behind a message 'I always tell people, live happily and die majestically.'(as per his website). The yoga guru, who is also hailed as the father of modern yoga and has been awarded the ...  Glencore to Buy Back $1 Billion of Stock as Profit Gains 8% Glencore Plc, the global commodity trader and metals producer run by billionaire Ivan Glasenberg, said first-half profit gained 8 percent after acquisitions boosted production of coal and copper. Adjusted net income rose to $2.01 billion from a restated $1.9 ...  Preview: Padres at Dodgers The Los Angeles Dodgers have been perfectly average at home this season, but they'll have plenty of chances to improve over the next few weeks. The Dodgers, who play 15 of their next 20 games at home, are 30-30 at Chavez Ravine heading into ...  Tigers bounce back, top Rays in 11 innings Tigers bounce back, top Rays in 11 innings. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Brad Ausmus would love to believe in the theory of the carryover win or momentum. All the Detroit Tigers manager could verify Tuesday was that his club came from four runs down to a ...  Infante's 4 hits, 4 RBIs help Royals dump Rockies Infante's 4 hits, 4 RBIs help Royals dump Rockies. DENVER -- Omar Infante provided Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost with a nice 60th birthday present. The second baseman keyed two late two-out rallies for the torrid Royals, who came from behind ...  Tigers bounce back, top Rays in 11 innings Tigers bounce back, top Rays in 11 innings. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Brad Ausmus would love to believe in the theory of the carryover win or momentum. All the Detroit Tigers manager could verify Tuesday was that his club came from four runs down to a ...  New York Mets - PlayerWatch RHP Matt Harvey (Tommy John surgery) threw a bullpen session Monday at Citi Field. It was the fifth time Harvey has thrown off a mound since he was cleared for mound work on Aug. 1. Harvey will not pitch in any sort of game this season but is expected to ...  Infante's 4 hits, 4 RBIs help Royals dump Rockies Infante's 4 hits, 4 RBIs help Royals dump Rockies. DENVER -- Omar Infante provided Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost with a nice 60th birthday present. The second baseman keyed two late two-out rallies for the torrid Royals, who came from behind ...  New York Mets - PlayerWatch RHP Matt Harvey (Tommy John surgery) threw a bullpen session Monday at Citi Field. It was the fifth time Harvey has thrown off a mound since he was cleared for mound work on Aug. 1. Harvey will not pitch in any sort of game this season but is expected to ...  Preview: Padres at Dodgers The Los Angeles Dodgers have been perfectly average at home this season, but they'll have plenty of chances to improve over the next few weeks. The Dodgers, who play 15 of their next 20 games at home, are 30-30 at Chavez Ravine heading into ...  Padres blow 3-run lead and lose to Dodgers 8-6 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ian Kennedy is starting to feel more comfortable after a recent oblique injury. He just didn't show it against the first-place Dodgers. The right-hander notched his 11th loss in the San Diego Padres' 8-6 defeat Tuesday night, allowing six ...  Wednesday's football paper talk A look at the biggest transfer stories making today's back pages, including Petr Cech, Alex Song and Edinson Cavani. Sky Bet. Transfer Specials. Click here to bet. Alex Song: Could he be set for a return to the Premier League? THE SUN. Chelsea will offer ...  Official: 4 of 6 child hostages freed in Harvey By M. SPENCER GREEN Associated Press. HARVEY, Ill. (AP) - Negotiators have worked late into the night trying to persuade two men barricaded in a home in a Chicago suburb to end their standoff with police and release the last of six children and two ...  I want Cech to stay at Chelsea, says Courtois Thibaut Courtois wants Petr Cech to stay at Stamford Bridge, but has no intention of giving back his place in the Chelsea goal. Courtois, who is back in London after a successful loan at Atletico Madrid, was selected ahead of long-standing number one Cech ...  Carlsberg shares fall as Russian market woes hit brewer Carlsberg's shares fell nearly 5 per cent after it issued its second profit warning of the year, as the Danish brewer's exposure to Russia continued to weigh it down. The brewer of Baltika, Russia's biggest beer brand that represents about a third of Carlsberg's ...  Browns not ready to name starting quarterback CLEVELAND — This summer saga, packed with drama, celebrity and clumsiness, isn't quite over for the Browns. Hoyer vs. Manziel marches on. Cleveland first-year coach Mike Pettine still hasn't chosen his Week 1 starting quarterback, and that's not his fault.  In-law: Ex-Va. gov's wife could be sweet, manipulative RICHMOND, Va. — The wife of Virginia's former governor took credit for securing loans to keep her husband's and his sister's real-estate rental business afloat, according to testimony Tuesday in the federal corruption trial of Bob and Maureen McDonnell.  Latest Casino News Meadowlands casino: Business leaders laid out plans to transform the Meadowlands into a multi-venue entertainment district, with casinos, hotels, a convention center, and even a monorail. Racetrack slots: State Sen. Joe Pennacchio (R., Morris) wants a ...  Latest Casino News Meadowlands casino: Business leaders laid out plans to transform the Meadowlands into a multi-venue entertainment district, with casinos, hotels, a convention center, and even a monorail. Racetrack slots: State Sen. Joe Pennacchio (R., Morris) wants a ...  Official: 4 of 6 child hostages freed in Harvey Cook County officers confer near the scene of a hostage situation in a home in Harvey Ill. on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. Authorities said two men took hostages after Harvey police responded to a call of a burglary in progress at a home. There was an exchange ...  More high school graduates want to go to college, but many still miss the mark in ... More students than ever are taking the ACT college admissions test, but student achievement remains flat, as nearly one-third of students are not meeting any college readiness benchmarks, according to a new report from the testing agency. [READ: What ...  Dollar hits multi-month highs in Asia on upbeat US data The dollar hit multi-month highs against the euro and yen in Asia Wednesday after a surge in US housing construction boosted optimism over the state of the world`s number one economy. In late afternoon Tokyo trade, the greenback rose to 103.23 yen at one ...  Cech should go, says ex-Chelsea striker Former Chelsea striker Tony Cascarino believes Petr Cech is too good to be Thibaut Courtois' understudy and should look to leave Stamford Bridge before the close of the transfer window. #452961758 / gettyimages.com. Former Chelsea striker Tony ...  Microsoft's ex-CEO Ballmer leaves board Steve Ballmer will spend more time with the Los Angeles Clippers, which he bought for $2 billion, and teaching a class at Stanford. JAE C. HONG — The Associated Press. Most Popular Stories. Junction fire destroys eight Oakhurst structures; evacuations ...