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Indians 8, White Sox 6: Zach Walters’ home run lifts Tribe to win in 10 innings

Cleveland Indians' Zach Walters watches his two-run home run during the 10th inning Chicago White Sox Tuesday. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

CHICAGO — Zach Walters hit a two-run home run in the 10th inning, lifting the Cleveland Indians to an 8-6 victory over the sliding Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night. Pinch-hitter Lonnie Chisenhall doubled to lead off the 10th against Jake Petricka (0-4), and after failing to sacrifice Chisenhall to third, Walters hit a 3-2 Read More…

10 Things to Know, Tuesday, Aug. 26

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Obama addresses veteran’s meeting The president is speaking at the American Legion National Convention months after a VA hospital crisis rocked his administration. 2. Israel targets more high-rises in Gaza The Israeli military is destroying multi-story buildings Read More…

Andy Murray grits through cramps to win at US Open

Andy Murray, of the United Kingdom, returns a shot against Robin Haase, of the Netherlands, during the opening round of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament Monday. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

NEW YORK (AP) — Spinning in 70 mph second serves, grabbing at his hamstring during points,Andy Murray gritted his way through head-to-toe cramps to win at the U.S. Open. Murray outlasted Robin Haase 6-3, 7-6 (6), 1-6, 7-5 in the first round Monday during an afternoon that was hot but not particularly humid. He was mystified that the Read More…

Rare Superman comic book fetches a record $3.2M

This 2014 photo provided by e-Bay shows a rare, nearly flawless copy of Superman's comic-book debut which has sold for $3.2 million. (AP Photo/eBay)

NEW YORK (AP) — A rare, nearly flawless copy of Superman’s comic-book debut has sold for a super-powered price: $3.2 million. New York comics dealers Stephen Fishler and Vincent Zurzolo said Monday they submitted Sunday’s record-setting bid in the eBay auction for Action Comics No. 1, the 1938 book in which the superhero first appeared. Read More…

Napa businesses say earthquake cleanup shouldn’t deter tourists

Tourists Colin Norman, his mother-in-law, Agnes Gill, and his wife, Beatrice, all of Vancouver, Canada, sit next to an earthquake-damaged window at the Napa Valley Coffe Roasting Company, Monday, in Napa, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

NAPA, Calif. (AP) — The earthquake that jarred California’s wine capital caused $1 billion in damage, Napa County officials estimated Monday as business owners mopped up high-end vintages that spilled from barrels and bottles and swept away broken glass in the rush to get the tourist hotspot back in shape for the summer’s final holiday weekend. With Read More…

Mourners urge black Americans to take action

People raise their arms during the funeral service for Michael Brown at Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church in St. Louis, Monday. (AP Photo/New York Times, Richard Perry, Pool)

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The mourners filled an enormous church to remember Michael Brown — recalling him as a “gentle giant,” aspiring rapper and recent high school graduate on his way to a technical college. But the funeral that unfolded Monday was about much more than the black 18-year-old who lay in the closed casket after being shot Read More…

China courts documentaries as it limits expression

BEIJING (AP) — China is wooing filmmakers at the same time as it’s cracking down on them. Authorities are handing more slots to documentaries, giving even independent filmmakers a chance to be shown on state television. But while China is avidly pursuing what it considers serious content to replace popular dating, reality and game shows, Read More…

‘Breaking Bad’ and ‘Modern Family’ win Emmy Awards

Aaron Paul, left, Anna Gunn and Bryan Cranston  pose with the awards they won for “Breaking Bad” at the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Modern Family” and “Breaking Bad” triumphed at Monday’s EmmyAwards, proving that established broadcast and cable fare retains the power to fend off challenges from upstart online series such as “Orange Is the New Black.” The ceremony’s emotional high point came with Billy Crystal’s restrained and graceful remembrance of Robin Williams, who was Read More…

AP sources: US surveillance planes fly over Syria

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The U.S. has begun surveillance flights over Syria after President Barack Obama gave the OK, U.S. officials said, a move that could pave the way for airstrikes against Islamic State militant targets there. While the White House says Obama has not approved military action inside Syria, additional intelligence on the militants would likely be Read More…

Hearings planned after call for closure of Calif. nuclear plant

One of Pacific Gas and Electric's Diablo Canyon Power Plant's nuclear reactors is seen in Avila Beach on California's central coast. (AP Photo/Michael A. Mariant, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A senior federal nuclear expert is urging regulators to shut down California’s last operating nuclear plant until they can determine whether the facility’s twin reactors can withstand powerful shaking from any one of several nearby earthquake faults. Michael Peck, who for five years was Diablo Canyon’s lead on-site inspector, says in a 42-page, confidential report Read More…