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Matt Kenseth stretches his fuel and steals a win at Pocono

08/02/2015 06:18 PM EDT
LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Matt Kenseth stretched his fuel and zipped past the fading leaders in the final thrilling laps Sunday to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Pocono Raceway. 
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Some Americans refuse to give up on Confederate flag
08/02/2015 02:48 PM EDT - HANOVER, Pa. (AP) — Many Americans assumed the Confederate flag was retired for good after governors in South Carolina and Alabama removed it from their statehouses this summer and presidential candidates from both parties declared it too divisive for official display. Full Story

Canadian rivers: Solution to Northeast's high energy prices?
08/02/2015 11:37 AM EDT - CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Plenty of raw electricity sloshes around in Quebec's rivers and reservoirs, promising relief for U. Full Story

Zimbabwe alleges 2nd American illegally hunted lion
08/02/2015 04:43 PM EDT - HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Now there are two: Zimbabwe accused a Pennsylvania doctor on Sunday of illegally killing a lion in April, adding to the outcry over a Minnesota dentist the African government wants to extradite for killing a well-known lion named Cecil in early July. Full Story

Phillies hit 3 HRs in 12-2 win over Braves
08/01/2015 11:13 PM EDT - PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The way the Philadelphia Phillies are playing right now, they believe they're going to win every game. Full Story

Verizon workers to stay on job without new contract
08/02/2015 01:23 AM EDT - NEW YORK (AP) — Verizon and unions representing workers in nine states said employees will work without a contract as more negotiations are scheduled. Full Story

McCutchen homers, Pirates' bullpen holds a 5-4 win over Reds
07/31/2015 11:08 PM EDT - CINCINNATI (AP) — Andrew McCutchen hit another homer at Great American Ball Park, and Pittsburgh's rebuilt bullpen was shaky but delivered on Friday night, holding on for a 5-4 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. Full Story

Column: Baseball plays parity game as well as any sport
08/01/2015 12:22 AM EDT - The Houston Astros are loading up for a pennant race. Ditto for the Toronto Blue Jays. Quit rubbing your eyes. Full Story

Verizon strike possible as contract deadline looms
07/31/2015 06:22 PM EDT - WASHINGTON (AP) — Verizon workers in nine states could walk off the job as soon as early Sunday if union negotiators don't reach an agreement over benefits with the wireless carrier. Full Story

School closes after venomous spiders found for a 3rd time
07/31/2015 01:42 PM EDT - MERCERSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania school district has closed one of its elementary schools due to an infestation of venomous spiders. Full Story

Chicago's Lollapalooza resumes after storm evacuation

CHICAGO (AP) — Organizers of Lollapalooza say they are reopening the music festival after the threat of a storm prompted them to evacuate attendees. Full Story
J.J. Abrams broke his back filming 'Star Wars'

The 'Star Wars: Episode VII -- The Force Awakens' director reveals to Jon Stewart how the Millennium Falcon door that injured Harrison Ford on set also broke Abrams' back.