July 2, 2015

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Appetite for truffles spurs demand for truffle dogs

CARNEROS, Calif. — The growing appetite for truffles is feeding demand for dogs trained to sniff out the pungent fungus prized by chefs and foodies. As more landowners plant orchards in hopes of harvesting truffles, more dogs are being trained to detect the earthy delicacies, which take several years to ripen on tree roots underground. Read More…

The camera’s always watching, and athletes must adjust to it

When LeBron James pulls into the parking lot at Quicken Loans Arena, there are cameras waiting. They follow him into the arena, record him walking down the hall to the locker room. They are there when he’s changing into his uniform. They are there in the huddles during timeouts and there during the halftime meetings Read More…

Egyptian prosecutor killed in bomb blast

CAIRO — A strong explosion ripped through the convoy of Egypt’s prosecutor general on Monday morning in a busy upscale Cairo suburb, killing him and seven other people in the first assassination attempt on a top official in two years. The attack came as Egyptian security forces were already on high alert on the eve Read More…

Sources say Kasich will announce presidential bid July 21

COLUMBUS — Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who’s spent the year testing his scrappy political style and pragmatic policy positions around the country, plans to formally enter the 2016 presidential race July 21. The two-term governor, who leads one of the nation’s premier swing states, is expected to formally join the crowded Republican primary field at Read More…

Orioles 4-8, Indians 0-0: Tribe blanked twice in doubleheader disaster

BALTIMORE — The Cleveland Indians had been flailing helplessly at the plate for nearly 18 innings when Terry Francona finally had seen enough. Francona stormed out of the dugout after a third-strike call went against Ryan Raburn, and the manager was ejected before he got to the plate. The sequence effectively summed up a Sunday Read More…

Women’s World Cup: American Carli Lloyd at her best in most important moments

MONTREAL — Carli Lloyd’s career is defined by big moments. The latest came in the U.S. victory Friday over China, with a goal that ultimately sent the Americans through to the semifinals at the Women’s World Cup. With goals in consecutive games, the 32-year-old midfielder could face her biggest challenge against top-ranked Germany on Tuesday. Read More…

NASCAR: Kyle Busch wins in Sonoma in 5th start back after serious injuries

SONOMA, Calif. — After two practice sessions at Sonoma Raceway, Kyle Busch spent an evening icing his surgically repaired left foot. He repeated the routine the night before Sunday’s race, all in an effort to minimize pain and give himself the best chance to pick up a much-needed victory. Just five races after returning from Read More…

Corey Kluber just can’t win: Right-hander sees another strong performance go unrewarded as Indians fall 4-3 to Orioles

BALTIMORE — On a night Corey Kluber had 10 strikeouts and allowed only three runs in seven innings, he didn’t take the loss. The way things are going this season for the 2014 Cy Young Award winner, that’s about as good as it gets. Cleveland wasted another decent outing by Kluber, falling to the Baltimore Read More…

Women’s World Cup: United States heads to semifinals after Carli Lloyd’s header, dominant defense shut out China 1-0

OTTAWA, Ontario — Carli Lloyd finally was able to express her creativity. Aided by tweaks in the lineup, the 32-year-old midfielder was able to roam more Friday night, scoring the lone goal in the United States’ 1-0 victory over China that sent the Americans to the semifinals of the Women’s World Cup against Germany. “These Read More…

Official: Escaped murderer killed during manhunt

MALONE, N.Y. — One of two convicted killers who staged a brazen escape from an upstate maximum-security prison and had been hunted for three weeks was shot and killed Friday, and the other is on the run, an official told The Associated Press. An official with knowledge of the manhunt said Richard Matt was killed Read More…