Tigers' Sanchez loses no-hit bid with one out in 8th
Top-ranking Mormon leader Boyd K. Packer dies at 90
Minnesota burn survivor leaves hospital after 264 days
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) ? A Minnesota man who survived being badly burned in a lawnmower explosion was discharged Friday after 264 days in the hospital, but not before his caregivers gathered to say farewell to one of their favorite patients.
Dempsey, Chandler score as US beats Guatemala 4-0
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) ? Clint Dempsey converted a penalty kick in his return from a suspension for a confrontation with a referee, Timmy Chandler scored his first international goal and the United States routed Guatemala 4-0 Friday night in an exhibition ahead of the CONCACAF Gold Cup.
2 points from loss, Serena wins at Wimbledon; Venus next
400-foot Ferris wheel stops: All 66 riders safely taken off
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) ? Firefighters safely evacuated all 66 riders stranded aboard The Orlando Eye after the 400-foot Ferris wheel that towers above central Florida abruptly halted Friday afternoon, authorities said.
FIFA deflects criticism about absence of Blatter from final
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) ? FIFA and the Canadian Soccer Association deflected criticism on Friday about FIFA President Sepp Blatter and secretary general Jerome Valcke not attending the Women's World Cup final, saying the winning captain won't care who hands over the championship trophy.
Pact with devil? California farmers use oil firms' water
Driving into the parched region around Bakersfield, in the western US state's fertile Central Valley, it is evident how closely the agriculture and oil industries are related. Lines of orchards stand near fields of oil wells stretched out as far as the eye can see. Eighty percent of the state's oil production and 45 percent of the farming industry is concentrated in a single county, Kern County, said Madeline Stano of the Center on Race, Poverty and the Environment.
Eager eaters weigh-in ahead of NYC July 4 hot dog contest
A-Rod, Yanks settle dispute, he gets ball from 3,000th hit
NEW YORK (AP) ? Alex Rodriguez and the Yankees settled their dispute over a marketing payment with a deal announced Friday that gives $3.5 million to charitable groups, saves the team $5.5 million and gets A-Rod the home run ball from his 3,000th hit.