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Tuesday's WNBA Capsules

Games played on Aug. 4, 2015

WNBA ROUNDUP: Candace Parker had 18 points, 13 rebounds, five assists and four steals in her first home game and the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Minnesota Lynx 83-61 on Tuesday night for their third straight win.

Manhunt focuses on rugged area of California after attacks

A weeklong manhunt launched after a killing, kidnapping and the wounding of two sheriff’s deputies in California focused Tuesday on a remote area of sparsely populated mining territory.

Sheriff: 2 men fire at soldiers in Mississippi; none hurt

Authorities are searching for two men who fired gunshots from a vehicle at soldiers at a military facility in Mississippi, although no one was reported wounded, a sheriff said Tuesday.

Hessman sets minor-league HR record by hitting No. 433

Call him the real-life Crash Davis.

Kelly: Bryant won’t play for Irish in 2015

Notre Dame will be without Greg Bryant, its second-leading rusher in 2014, for the upcoming season because of disciplinary reasons, coach Brian Kelly announced Tuesday.

AAC striving to join the nation’s elite

The American Athletic Conference is not one of the nation’s power conferences.

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Perez continues unexpected success vs. Verlander, lifts Royals to win

Salvador Perez can’t explain his success against Justin Verlander. He just hopes it continues.

Dombrowski out as Tigers’ president, GM

The end of Dave Dombrowski’s tenure in Detroit came suddenly and unexpectedly — like so many of the moves he made to build the Tigers into an American League powerhouse.

Tuesday's MLB Capsules

Games played on Aug. 4, 2015

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Eric Campbell's tiebreaking pinch single and Juan Lagares' two-run triple highlighted a four-run eighth inning that helped send New York to a win over Miami.

Two killed in wrecks

Two people were killed Monday in a pair of area accidents.

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DeSclafani handles Cardinals again, leads Reds to 3-2 win

Anthony DeSclafani has figured out how to handle the Cardinals — go right at them.

Families upset with likely relocation of war memorial

The Boone County Commission likely will decide this month whether to move from public land an Operation Desert Storm memorial that includes a religious symbol.

More than 380 in US sickened by cilantro-linked infection

More than 380 people in 26 U.S. states have been diagnosed with a stomach illness tied to Mexican cilantro contaminated by human waste, two federal agencies said Tuesday.

Debate field set: Trump, Bush in; Santorum, Fiorina out

Billionaire businessman Donald Trump has scored the top spot for Thursday night’s leadoff debate of the 2016 presidential race, joined by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and seven other Republican contenders who made the campaign’s first cut.

More fights ahead on Planned Parenthood after Senate vote

After the Senate’s derailing of Republican legislation halting federal dollars for Planned Parenthood, one thing seems clear: Many on both sides think they can ring up gains from the battle.

GOP hopefuls take on illegal immigration in debate preview

The Republican Party’s presidential class demanded aggressive steps to curb illegal immigration, seizing on a delicate political issue while facing off in New Hampshire on Monday night during a crowded and pointed preview of the 2016 primary season’s first full-fledged debate.

North Korean ship pursued for seizure in case

Winning a lawsuit against North Korea is rare. Collecting millions of dollars in damages from the isolated country? Pretty much impossible. But an Israel-based civil rights group thinks it has found a way, starting with a North Korean ship that’s been held, against Pyongyang’s wishes, in a Mexican port for the past year.

Russia bids for vast Arctic territories at UN

Russia has submitted a revised bid for vast territories in the Arctic to the United Nations, the Foreign Ministry said Tuesday.

Taliban official resigns in sign of growing internal divide

A senior Taliban figure resigned Tuesday in the latest fallout from the death of longtime leader Mullah Mohammad Omar, which has triggered a succession dispute and revealed growing rifts within the two-decade-old Afghan insurgent group.

American doctor defends lion hunt, says he followed rules

An American doctor accused of killing a lion in an illegal hunt in Zimbabwe said Tuesday that he had complied with all rules and regulations, filled out all the necessary paperwork and obtained the correct permits.

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