MLB, players in drug lawsuit
NEW YORK — Major League Baseball’s lawyers issued subpoenas to Federal Express, AT&T Mobility and T-Mobile USA in an attempt to gain records for its investigation of players suspected of using performance-enhancing drugs....
Syrian rebel offensive jolts Israel
QUNEITRA, Golan Heights — Syrian rebels briefly seized control of a border crossing along the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights on Thursday, prompting the withdrawal of a major Austrian peacekeeping contingent and heightening fears in ...
Family sues over lung donor list
PHILADELPHIA — A dying Pennsylvania girl has been placed on the adult waiting list for donated lungs amid a court fight over the nation’s transplant rules with help from a judge who granted another petition Thursday from a boy at the same ...
Bulger jury unlike other mob cases
BOSTON — The selection of a jury for the long-awaited trial of reputed Boston crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger may end up being most notable for how routine it appears despite the notoriety of the case and the outsized tales of the man at ...
LOS ANGELES — A Chinese-American businessman who was held in China for nearly five years has been allowed to return to his Southern California home, his wife said Tuesday....
Man indicted in poisoned letters case
JACKSON, Miss. — A Mississippi man suspected of sending poison-laced letters to President Barack Obama and two other officials was charged in a five-count federal indictment made public Monday that could send him to prison for life if he’s ...
Florida city wonders who won jackpot
ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. — It’s been two long weeks since the small city of Zephyrhills learned that a $590 million Powerball ticket was sold at a supermarket here....
California wildfire explodes in size
LOS ANGELES — A fire that destroyed six homes and threatened hundreds of others exploded in size over the weekend as it burned dangerously close to two communities north of Los Angeles and into unoccupied desert wilderness. Erratic wind ...
Holy Land archaeological treasure hurt by politics
SEBASTIA, West Bank — The ancient town of Sebastia is one of the major archaeological sites of the Holy Land, with its overlapping layers of history dating back nearly 3,000 years. But today the hilltop capital of biblical kings, later ...
Turkey’s PM rejects ‘dictator’ claims, dismisses protesters
ISTANBUL — Turkey’s prime minister on Sunday rejected claims that he is a “dictator,” dismissing protesters as an extremist fringe, even as thousands returned to the landmark Istanbul square that has become the site of the fiercest ...
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