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Audiencias contra Arpaio comenzarán en septiembre

August 1, 2015 12:59 PM EST | AP


PHOENIX, Arizona, EE.UU. (AP) — Las audiencias por desacato contra el jefe policial Joe Arpaio por violaciones que reconoció a una orden judicial en su caso de encasillamiento racial comenzarán en septiembre.

El juez federal Murray Snow solicitó el viernes que los abogados de Arpaio —que está a cargo de la policía del condado Maricopa— y aquellos que presentaron la demanda estén disponibles a fines de septiembre y hasta principios de noviembre.

Protesters inhale laughing gas outside UK Parliament

August 1, 2015 12:51 PM EST | AP


LONDON (AP) — Dozens of giggling demonstrators have inhaled laughing gas outside Britain's Parliament to protest government plans to ban it and other "legal highs."

The Conservative government has announced a crackdown on psychoactive substances, drafting a bill to outlaw the sale for non-medical purposes of mood-altering drugs, excluding alcohol, nicotine and caffeine.

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

August 1, 2015 12:50 PM EST | AP


WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:

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Clemson pitcher Schmidt eager to bounce back from lymphoma

August 1, 2015 12:38 PM EST | AP


COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Clate Schmidt felt tired last winter, more tired than a 21-year-old college athlete should be.

The Clemson pitcher wasn't overly concerned, until he discovered a lump on his neck while showering in January. After telling his family, Schmidt underwent several months of testing before the frightening diagnosis was revealed — Schmidt had nodular sclerosis, a form of Hodgkin's lymphoma the junior acknowledged knocked him off stride.

BC-AP Sports Preview Digest

August 1, 2015 12:37 PM EST | AP


Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Saturday. A full Sports Digest will be sent about 3 p.m. All times EDT:

— Shattered cellphones. Fireworks accidents. Failed drug tests. The NFL's endless aggravation raged through an offseason marked by more crime and punishment, rules violations by owners, and the never-ending "Deflategate" saga. SENT: 800 words, photos.

CDC's top modeler makes estimates and courts controversy

August 1, 2015 12:36 PM EST | AP


ATLANTA (AP) — Last fall, when Martin Meltzer calculated that 1.4 million people might contract Ebola in West Africa, the world paid attention.

This was, he said, a worst-case scenario. But Meltzer is the most famous disease modeler for the nation's pre-eminent public health agency, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. His estimate was promoted at high-level international meetings. It rallied nations to step up their efforts to fight the disease.

CDC's top modeler makes estimates and courts controversy

August 1, 2015 12:34 PM EST | AP


ATLANTA (AP) — Last fall, when Martin Meltzer calculated that 1.4 million people might contract Ebola in West Africa, the world paid attention.

This was, he said, a worst-case scenario. But Meltzer is the most famous disease modeler for the nation's pre-eminent public health agency, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. His estimate was promoted at high-level international meetings. It rallied nations to step up their efforts to fight the disease.

Hastert closes PAC, moves $10,000 to defense fund

August 1, 2015 12:32 PM EST | AP


CHICAGO (AP) — Federal election records indicate that former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert has closed his political action committee and moved $10,000 of the money to his legal defense fund.

The Chicago Tribune (http://trib.in/1KGs5WC ) reports that Federal Election Commission records show the indicted Illinois politician closed his Keep Our Mission PAC on June 30 and moved $10,000 to the J. Dennis Hastert Defense Trust.

Oposición venezolana convoca protesta contra el hambre

August 1, 2015 12:24 PM EST | AP


BOGOTÁ, Colombia (AP) — La coalición opositora de Venezuela convocó el sábado a una movilización para el próximo 8 de agosto a favor de la libertad y en contra del hambre y el hampa, males que han convertido al país en uno de los más violentos de la región.

La Mesa de Unidad Democrática (MUD) llamó a "protestar" simultáneamente en Caracas y otras ciudades capitales y dijo, mediante un comunicado, que durante la jornada exigirán al gobierno del presidente Nicolás Maduro adoptar medidas para "enfrentar con sentido común y no con balas la crisis creada por la corrupción en ineptitud oficial".

British swimmer Peaty in fight for world record ratification

August 1, 2015 12:17 PM EST | AP


KAZAN, Russia (AP) — Nearly a year later, British swimmer Adam Peaty's world record in the 50-meter breaststroke isn't ratified.

Records usually take weeks to be made official, but Peaty's mark of 26.62 seconds at the European Championships in Berlin last August hasn't been approved by FINA because he was not tested at the time for the blood-booster EPO.

Charity Hospital replacement opens Saturday in New Orleans

August 1, 2015 12:16 PM EST | AP


NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Ten years after the levees and floodwalls broke during Hurricane Katrina and flooded New Orleans, the Big Easy finally has a full-scale public hospital again — a new Charity hospital.

At 6 a.m. Saturday, the brand new 1.6-million-square-foot University Medical Center New Orleans, built with $1.1 billion of federal rebuilding money, opened its doors to ambulances and the general public.

Feds: Action taken to fix mistakenly awarded work permits

August 1, 2015 12:10 PM EST | AP


HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department says problems have been fixed that led to about 2,100 work permits being mistakenly awarded under President Barack Obama's executive immigration action after a federal judge in Texas had put the plan on hold.

Prosecutors detailed the corrective action in court documents filed Friday in federal court in Brownsville, Texas.

U2 elogia a los Clinton y a Springsteen en NY

August 1, 2015 12:08 PM EST | AP


NUEVA YORK (AP) — En sus últimas ocho presentaciones en el Madison Square Garden y la última de su gira por América del Norte, U2 ha acogido a algunos invitados famosos. El viernes en la noche, el vocalista Bono agradeció al expresidente Bill Clinton por contribuir a las negociaciones de paz de la década de 1990 en Irlanda, de donde es originario el grupo musical.

Bono después ensalzó al expresidente y a su esposa, Hillary Rodham Clinton, quien busca la candidatura presidencial demócrata, por los esfuerzos de ambos en la lucha contra el sida.

Suicide spike boosts oversight of California women's prison

August 1, 2015 12:06 PM EST | AP


SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A spike in suicides and attempted suicides has prompted corrections officials to step up oversight at a California women's prison as inspectors try to pinpoint the cause of the troubling increase.

Four women have killed themselves at California Institution for Women in San Bernardino County in the last 18 months, according to state records. The suicide rate at the facility is more than eight times the national rate for female inmates and more than five times the rate for the entire California prison system.

Indianapolis opens training camp with big expectations

August 1, 2015 12:06 PM EST | AP


ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts are ready to work.

After an offseason filled with chatter about rising expectations, Tom Brady's suspension, more defensive changes and a high-octane offense, players finally arrived at training camp Saturday.

NBA's current, former stars put on show in Africa exhibition

August 1, 2015 11:49 AM EST | AP


JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The NBA put on a show in its first exhibition game in Africa on Saturday — starting with a dunk straight from the tip-off by Luc Mbah a Moute.

That had the crowd roaring early at Ellis Park Arena in downtown Johannesburg and it got even louder when NBA legends Hakeem Olajuwon and Dikembe Mutombo stripped off their business suits to don their old team uniforms again and play for a little while in the second quarter.

Data: nearly 5 dozen give a third of all '16 campaign cash

August 1, 2015 11:49 AM EST | AP


WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly five dozen donations of a million dollars or more make up about a third of the money brought in so far for the 2016 presidential election. More than $380 million has come in.

That's according to an Associated Press analysis of fundraising reports filed with federal regulators.

Luxury Home Auctions Glance

August 1, 2015 11:35 AM EST | AP


Sales of luxury homes through auctions have steadily climbed since the economy started recovering, giving sellers an option outside of the traditional list-and-wait method.

A few things to know about selling or buying a luxury home via auction:

21 feared buried in mudslide in India's remote northeast

August 1, 2015 11:35 AM EST | AP


GAUHATI, India (AP) — Police say they're searching for 21 people feared buried in a mudslide triggered by torrential monsoon rains in India's remote mountainous northeast region.

A police officer says the mudslide occurred Saturday in Goupi, a village in Manipur state close to India's border with Myanmar. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk to reporters.

Suspected flight 370 wing flap arrives at French testing facility near Toulouse

August 1, 2015 11:31 AM EST | AP


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COI recibe informes sobre contaminación en Río

August 1, 2015 11:30 AM EST | AP


KUALA LUMPUR, Malasia (AP) — Un día después de elegir a Beijing como sede de los Juegos Olímpicos de Invierno de 2022, los miembros del COI fijaron su atención el sábado sobre asuntos que afectan a los dos próximos Juegos de verano: la contaminación del agua en Río de Janeiro y la situación de logotipo de Tokio.

El gobierno japonés descartó este mes los planes originales para el estadio principal para los Juegos de 2020 en Tokio, en medio de críticas por el costo de 252.000 millones de yenes (2.000 millones de dólares), casi el doble del cálculo inicial.

American Pharoah has final Haskell tuneup

August 1, 2015 11:28 AM EST | AP


OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — Triple Crown winner American Pharoah had another easy gallop Saturday morning at Monmouth Park, his final serious exercise before the $1.75 million Haskell Invitational.

The overwhelming 1-5 favorite for the race on Sunday was on the track shortly after 7:30 a.m. He slowly jogged from the barn area to the finish line, giving fans who lined the rail a good look at the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years.

The Latest: Mourners arrive for funeral of Bobbi Kristina

August 1, 2015 11:26 AM EST | AP


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Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed was seen entering a church in suburban Atlanta where media reports say a funeral for Bobbi Kristina Brown is being held. A cousin, Jerod Brown, was also seen entering the church.

Tig, Gasparyan reach 1st WTA final in Baku

August 1, 2015 11:25 AM EST | AP


BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — Patricia Maria Tig of Romania and Margarita Gasparyan of Russia both reached their first career WTA final Saturday after upsetting the two top-seeded players at the Baku Cup.

Tig ousted No. 1-seeded Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia 6-3, 6-2 to extend her surprising run at the tournament while Gasparyan beat No. 2 Karin Knapp of Italy 6-3, 5-7, 6-3.

Owners turning to auctions to sell their high-end properties

August 1, 2015 11:19 AM EST | AP


EDWARDS, Colo. (AP) — Bob and Karin Weber built their dream home 14 years ago, creating an 11,000-square-foot mountaintop oasis. Now that the couple is in their 70s, they're ready to downsize and possibly move to nearby Vail.

After trying the traditional list-and-wait method of selling the 35-acre Elk Ridge Ranch, the Webers are putting their estate up for auction, hoping for a streamlined process and a more lucrative result.