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California League

July 6, 2015 01:39 AM EST | AP


x-clinched first half

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Owner of 'Tetris' rights takes Hawaii home, ranch off grid

July 6, 2015 01:37 AM EST | AP


HONOLULU (AP) — High above the bustling city of Honolulu, in a quiet, exclusive hillside neighborhood where some of the island's wealthiest residents live, there is an extravagant home that's not quite like the others.

The 6,000-square-foot house has a view overlooking Diamond Head, Waikiki and the Pacific Ocean, and two Tesla cars in the driveway. It's not the two electric cars that set the property apart from its swanky neighbors.

Las Vegas completing last straw to draw Lake Mead water

July 6, 2015 01:36 AM EST | AP


LAS VEGAS (AP) — It took $817 million, two starts, more than six years and one worker's life to drill a so-called "Third Straw" to make sure glittery casinos and sprawling suburbs of Las Vegas can keep getting drinking water from near the bottom of drought-stricken Lake Mead.

The pipeline, however, won't drain the largest Colorado River reservoir any faster. It's designed to ensure that Las Vegas can still get water if the lake surface drops below two existing supply intakes.

More than 1 million expected at pope's Mass in South America

July 6, 2015 01:35 AM EST | AP


QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Pope Francis travels to the Ecuadorean port of Guayaquil on Monday for a Mass expected to draw more than a million people, as Latin America's first pontiff tours his home continent with a message of compassion for the weak and respect for an ailing planet.

Francis is taking it relatively easy on his first full day in Ecuador, making the quick flight to Guayaquil for the Mass at the Shrine of the Divine Mercy and then a lunch with a group of fellow Jesuits.

Interview: Suspect in SF pier attack admits he shot woman

July 6, 2015 01:33 AM EST | AP


SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A man arrested in the seemingly random fatal shooting of a woman at a San Francisco pier admitted in a jailhouse interview on Sunday that he shot her, but said it was an accident.

Francisco Sanchez, 45, told KGO-TV in a mix of Spanish and English that he found a gun wrapped inside a shirt while he was sitting on a bench at the pier and smoking a cigarette.

Interview: Suspect in SF pier attack admits he shot woman

July 6, 2015 01:27 AM EST | AP


SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A man arrested in the seemingly random shooting of a woman at a San Francisco pier has admitted in a jailhouse interview that he shot her, but says it was an accident.

Francisco Sanchez told KGO-TV on Sunday that he was responsible for 32-year-old Kathryn Steinle's death, but insisted that the shooting was accidental.

Jewsbury scores in stoppage time as Timbers beat Earthquakes

July 6, 2015 01:26 AM EST | AP


SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Jack Jewsbury scored in second-half stoppage time to give the Portland Timbers a 1-0 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes on Sunday night.

San Jose was unable to clear a free kick in its area, which gave Jewsbury the chance run in and make a jumping shot, floating the ball over Earthquakes goalkeeper David Bingham and into the net for his second goal of the season.

S. Korean violinist wants border concert with North Korea

July 6, 2015 01:24 AM EST | AP


SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Violinist Won Hyung Joon wants to bring North and South Korean musicians together next month to perform on each side of the world's most heavily armed border. Standing in the way is the rivals' long, frustrating inability to move past their painful shared history.

Won says North Korean diplomats in Berlin have tentatively signed off on a plan for a renowned German conductor to lead a 70-member South Korean orchestra through Beethoven's Ninth Symphony and the Korean folk tune "Arirang" while accompanied by a choir of 70 North Koreans just across the border on Aug. 15, the 70th anniversary of the 1945 liberation of a single Korea from Japan's 35-year colonial rule.

Un extranjero da positivo en virus del MERS en Filipinas

July 6, 2015 01:19 AM EST | AP


MANILA, Filipinas (AP) — Un ciudadano extranjero de 36 años que llegó a Filipinas procedente de Oriente Medio está en cuarentena tras dar positivo en el virus del MERS, según las autoridades sanitarias del país asiático.

Se harán controles a varias personas que entraron en estrecho contacto con la persona infectada, indicó el lunes la secretaria de Salud, Janette Garin. Una de estas personas, una mujer filipina, muestra síntomas leves, está aislada y se espera el resultado de sus pruebas.

Earthquakes-Timbers, Sums

July 6, 2015 01:47 AM EST | AP


First half_None.

Second half_1, Portland, Jewsbury 2 (Fernandez), 90th+ minute.

Major League Soccer

July 6, 2015 01:47 AM EST | AP


NOTE: Three points for victory, one point for tie.

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Owner of 'Tetris' rights takes Hawaii home, ranch off grid

July 6, 2015 01:17 AM EST | AP


HONOLULU (AP) — High above the bustling city of Honolulu, there is an extravagant home that's not quite like the others.

The 6,000-square-foot house has a view overlooking the Pacific Ocean, and two Tesla cars in the driveway. It's not the two electric cars that set the property apart from its swanky neighbors.

Las Vegas completing last straw to draw Lake Mead water

July 6, 2015 01:15 AM EST | AP


LAS VEGAS (AP) — It took $817 million, two starts, more than six years and one worker's life to drill a so-called "Third Straw" for Las Vegas to keep getting water from a shrinking Lake Mead.

The pipeline is 600 feet underground, where a 3-mile tunnel runs horizontally to an intake at the very bottom of the lake. It'll be flooded this summer so residents and tourists can continue to draw water even if two other intakes go dry.

Heritage title for Japan industry sites draws mixed reaction

July 6, 2015 01:13 AM EST | AP


TOKYO (AP) — Japanese officials have expressed elation over the approval by the U.N. cultural body of world heritage status for 23 historic sites reflecting the country's transformation into an industrial power at the end of the 19th century.

But the reaction over the UNESCO World Heritage Committee's decision drew mixed reactions Monday from neighboring China and South Korea, whose citizens were forced to work at some of the sites before and during World War II.

Foreigner in Philippines tests positive for MERS virus

July 6, 2015 12:54 AM EST | AP


MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Health officials say a 36-year-old foreigner who arrived in the Philippines from the Middle East is under quarantine after testing positive for the MERS virus.

Health Secretary Janette Garin said Monday that several people the foreigner had come in close contact with have been traced. She said one of them, a Filipino woman exhibiting mild symptoms, had been isolated and her test results were being awaited.

AP source: Kings, Casspi agree to 2-year, $6 million deal

July 6, 2015 12:41 AM EST | AP


A person with knowledge of the details says the Sacramento Kings and swingman Omri Casspi have reached an agreement on a $6 million, two-year deal.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Sunday night because contracts can't be completed until the moratorium on NBA free agency ends Thursday. ESPN first reported the contract discussions.

Lewis, Rangers pummeled again as Angels finish sweep, 12-6

July 6, 2015 12:40 AM EST | AP


ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Colby Lewis doesn't plan to dwell on a bad start that capped a miserable weekend for the Texas rotation.

Lewis allowed 12 hits and 10 earned runs in four innings — including Albert Pujols' AL-leading 25th home run — and the Los Angeles Angels finished a dominant three-game sweep of the Rangers with a 12-6 victory Sunday night.

Japan emotional after World Cup loss

July 6, 2015 12:29 AM EST | AP


VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Japan clearly was not ready for Carli Lloyd.

Lloyd scored a hat trick in the opening 16 minutes on Sunday to help give the United States a 5-2 victory over Japan for its record third Women's World Cup title.

Kyle Busch brushes wall in 1st Daytona race since crash

July 6, 2015 12:27 AM EST | AP


DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Kyle Busch brushed the wall early in his first race at Daytona International Speedway since breaking his right leg and left foot in a crash at the track in February.

Trying to pass Jamie McMurray on lap 17 of the 160-lap race, Busch wiggled and tagged the wall. He lost two laps while his crew worked to repair splitter and body damage on his No. 18 Toyota.

Arizona League

July 6, 2015 12:24 AM EST | AP


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Padres 9, Rangers 2

Selección de fotos de la AP en América Latina

July 6, 2015 12:23 AM EST | AP


Esta semana fue atareada para América Latina, que vio terminar el principal torneo de fútbol de la región, recibió a la antorcha olímpica para los juegos del año que viene y ultimó los preparativos para la llegada el domingo del primer papa sudamericano.

La selección chilena ganó el sábado por primera vez la Copa América tras imponerse a Argentina en los penales, poniendo fin a un mes de torneo organizado por los ganadores.

More than 1 million expected at pope's Mass in South America

July 6, 2015 12:15 AM EST | AP


QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Pope Francis travels to the Ecuadorean port of Guayaquil on Monday for a Mass expected to draw more than 1 million people, as Latin America's first pontiff tours his home continent bringing a message of compassion for the weak and respect for an ailing planet.

Francis is taking it relatively easy on his first full day in Ecuador, making the quick flight to Guayaquil for the Mass at the Shrine of the Divine Mercy and then a lunch with a group of fellow Jesuits.

No more 'roar' as famed trading pits come to an end

July 6, 2015 12:17 AM EST | AP


NEW YORK (AP) — Pete Meegan had every intention of going back to college, but then he got a summer job in the Chicago trading pits and fell in love with the "roar" of the floor, the excitement of "4,000 people yelling, 'Buy! Buy! Buy!'" and decided no more classroom for him.

That roar will soon go silent. On Monday, most futures pits in Chicago and New York, where frenzied buying and selling once helped set prices on cattle and corn, palladium and gold, and dozens of other commodities, are expected to close for good. Traders yelled and shoved and flashed hand signals, just as they did in the movie "Trading Places." But now the computer — faster, cheaper and not nearly as noisy — has taken over.

Pope plans one-on-one visit with self-proclaimed 'Mr Nobody'

July 6, 2015 12:05 AM EST | AP


GUAYAQUIL, Ecuador (AP) — A Spaniard by birth, the Rev. Francisco Cortes walks slowly with a cane with a built-in flashlight and admits to a lifelong weakness for cigars.

It's been 30 years since he last saw the pope, who was then simply the Rev. Jorge Mario Bergoglio and was in charge of the Jesuit order in Argentina.

Honda chief: Product development needs more time for quality

July 6, 2015 12:05 AM EST | AP


TOKYO (AP) — Honda's new CEO Takahiro Hachigo is promising to take more time in product development, and to bring his company together as a team to avoid the quality lapses that have led to shrinking profits at the Japanese automaker.

Hachigo, an engineer who has worked in the U.S. as well as China, talked to reporters Monday after his appointment was approved by shareholders and the company board.