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Dodgers' Justin Turner hopes to return against St. Louis next week

If everything goes according to plan, the Dodgers could have utility infielder Justin Turner back for the club’s first series after the All-Star break in St. Louis next week.

2nd fatal lightning strike in 2 days at Rocky Mountain National Park

One man was killed and three others were injured by a lightning strike Saturday at Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado on Saturday, not far from where one woman was killed and seven people injured by lightning on Friday.

Afghan presidential candidates agree to audit, unity government

Afghanistan's two presidential candidates reached agreement Saturday on a complete audit of their contested election and on forming a national unity government, regardless of who wins.

Washington firefighters make progress protecting homes from wildfire

Washington firefighters made progress Saturday against the Mills Canyon fire, the largest in the state, extending protection to homes in the area as the blaze only slightly grew, fire officials said.

U.S. sets condition for extending deadline on nuclear talks with Iran

 U.S. officials warned Saturday that they would not seek to extend negotiations over Iran's nuclear program beyond the July 20 deadline unless Tehran's negotiators make major concessions in the next several days.

British Open might be dry, dry again

Much has changed in golf since they last played the British Open at Royal Liverpool here in 2006.

Host Brazil gives up third place to the Netherlands, 3-0

As the Brazilian midfielder Oscar juked into the box, ball at his toe, and went down on impact precipitated by defender Daley Blind, the referee began digging out a punitive card. With a successful penalty kick, Brazil's deficit would shrink to one in the second half and a modicum of soccer...

A tragedy for Brewers shortstop Jean Segura

Milwaukee Brewers shortstop Jean Segura is heading home to the Dominican Republic after the death of his 9-month-old son.

Yasiel Puig impresses Torii Hunter, could draw more praise this week

The men who play baseball are fans of the sport too. The MLB Network is the default setting for every clubhouse television. When veterans hear about The Next Big Thing, well, they would rather not take the word of a talking head. They prefer to see with their own eyes and decide for themselves,...

Utah man suspected of antigovernment plot to bomb police station

A 47-year-old Utah man is jailed, accused of plotting to kill police officers and blow up a police station in the town of Tremonton to start an uprising against the government, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office. 

'Stay strong,' says 15-year-old survivor of Houston-area shooting

The 15-year-old lone survivor of a shooting at a suburban Houston home that left her parents and four siblings dead spoke tearfully at a memorial service for her family Saturday, saying they were "in a much better place."

Garry Trudeau discusses how 'Doonesbury' helped him with 'Alpha House'

"Doonesbury," the classic comic strip, has had to take a back seat as its cartoonist, Garry Trudeau, focuses on his Amazon original series, "Alpha House," but that doesn't mean the old hasn't helped inform the new.

United Airlines flight diverted to remote Pacific island of Midway

A United Airlines flight carrying 348 people from Honolulu to Guam was diverted to the tiny Pacific island of Midway because of a  “mechanical issue,”  the airline said Saturday.

Carmelo Anthony to return to Knicks; Bulls target Pau Gasol deal

Carmelo Anthony is staying home, deciding to return to the New York Knicks.

Alberto Contador makes first big move in eighth stage of Tour de France

In a solo breakaway, Blel Kadri gave France its first stage winner at the Tour de France in the entree to the Vosges mountains on Saturday.

Jazz match offer for Gordon Hayward; Grizzlies sign Vince Carter

Forward Gordon Hayward, a restricted free agent, will return to the Utah Jazz after the club matched the four-year, $63-million offer sheet from the Charlotte Hornets while the Memphis Grizzlies agreed to terms with veteran swingman Vince Carter.

Look for a 'supermoon' Saturday night, and two more times this summer

Get ready moon gazers! There's a supermoon rising Saturday night and you don't want to miss it.

Angels' Garrett Richards could make All-Star team if Price not right

Garrett Richards was asked after Friday night’s 3-0 win over the Texas Rangers if he had taken the mound with a chip on his shoulder after being snubbed in the selection process for the All-Star Game last Sunday.

200 marriage licenses issued to same-sex couples in Colorado

Three counties in Colorado are now issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples after a judge ruled that the Boulder County clerk could continue issuing licenses to such couples while the courts considered Colorado’s ban on gay marriage.

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