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Mo'ne Davis' impact on girls and boys

My girls, ages 6 and 8, love sports, but we are not a family that watches much baseball or even follows the Little League World Series. Of course, that was before we heard the name Mo'ne Davis, the 13-year-old pitching phenom.

Israel targets Hamas Aug. 20

Strikes, counter strikes resume in Mideast

Strikes and counter-strikes between Israel and Hamas resumed as talks aimed at agreeing to a longer-term truce fell apart.

Since the temporary ceasefire crumbled Tuesday, at least 137 rockets have been launched from Gaza, the Israeli military said. Of...

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Concerns over prosecutor in Brown case

While protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, are demanding justice for the killing of Michael Brown by police, questions are being asked about the man who at the moment is responsible for pursuing any prosecution and whether he can be impartial.

Some resid...

Oakland Athletics baseball stadium, Coliseum

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Selig: Oakland A's need new park

Outgoing MLB commissioner Bud Selig says a new ballpark must be on the frontburner for the Oakland Athletics to remain competitive.


URGENT - Mideast-Flights-Qassam

(CNN) -- The Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas, warned international airlines to refrain from landing at or taking off from Ben Gurion Airport in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv starting 6 a.m. local time Thursday (11 p.m. ET Wednesday), the g...

Cops: Kids in CPS custody after meth lab found in Winona Lake trailer

Child Protective Services took two children, ages 9 and 10, for a medical checkup after a meth lab was discovered in a trailer at Fair Lane Trailer Park, according to the Winona Lake Police Department.


Bucs cut WR Hawkins

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers released wide receiver Lavelle Hawkins, the team announced Wednesday. Hawkins appeared in four games for the San Diego Chargers last season after spending five years with the Tennessee Titans. Hawkins had his best s...

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Former ref Carey declined Redskins games

Retired NFL referee Mike Carey refused assignments in Washington because he believes the team nickname is a racial slur.

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