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Cleanup follows heavy storms in Phoenix area

PHOENIX (AP) — Residents began cleaning up Wednesday from devastating flooding that slammed Arizona a day earlier, trapping people in vehicles and homes and destroying up to $2 million worth of inventory at a cactus nursery north of Phoenix.

Rex, Giants RB spice up 'Snoopy Bowl' rivalry

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Rex Ryan was up to the task of firing up a good, old preseason rivalry.

Giants win protest, rain-shortened game to resume

CHICAGO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants have won their protest filed with Major League Baseball, and will now get to resume a rain-shortened game the Chicago Cubs thought they had won.

Brazil's Silva launches bid, threatens Rousseff re-election

By Anthony Boadle BRASILIA (Reuters) - Environmentalist Marina Silva officially launched a bid for president on Wednesday, upending Brazil's October elections and threatening the ruling Workers' Party's 12-year hold on power. Silva, until now a vice-presidential candidate for the Brazilian Socialist Party, accepted its nomination to top the ticket after candidate Eduardo Campos, a former governor and rising political star, was killed in a plane crash last week. Viewed as an outsider with no links to traditional elites, Silva is a former environment minister whose ironclad environmental and religious beliefs prompt critics to call her inflexible but supporters to praise her as Brazil's most principled politician. Silva, a rubber tapper in her youth who was illiterate until adolescence, appeals mostly to young voters disgusted with Brazil's political establishment.

Photographer sues Bieber over Hawaii altercation

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A photographer sued Justin Bieber and one of his bodyguards Wednesday for assault and infliction of emotional distress over an altercation on Hawaiian beach late last year.

Ex-governor at corruption trial: Wife grew anxious

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Gov. Bob McDonnell testified Wednesday that his gubernatorial victory was just hours old when he got the first glimpse of growing anxiety in his wife. It eventually led to talk of her moving out of the governor's mansion and seeking counseling.

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ISIS also wrote journalist's family

Earlier this summer, U.S. special operations tried to rescue James Foley and other ISIS hostages inside Syria, a U.S. official says.

125M-year-old dino tracks found

A new collection of footprints left behind 125 million years ago by a number of different dinosaurs has been discovered.

Gaza cease-fire crumbles

The depressing cycle of strikes and counter strikes resumed as talks of a longer term truce failed between Israelis and Palestinians.

Ice bucket challenges go realllly wrong

Ouch! Bopped, socked, and SOAKING WET! CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on ice bucket challenges gone wrong.

Airstrikes in Iraq hit ISIS

Earlier this summer, U.S. special operations tried to rescue James Foley and other ISIS hostages inside Syria, a U.S. official says.

James Foley remembered

When war reporter James Foley wasn't writing for GlobalPost or recording video for AFP or appearing on the PBS "NewsHour," he occasionally shared stories on his own blog, aptly titled "A World of Troubles."

Opinion: What should U.S. do?

Frida Ghitis says the sickening execution of James Foley was a direct challenge to the American people, to the U.S. government, and to the international community.

No, pope didn't call for religious war

Despite some suggestions to the contrary, the Pope did not recently call for a crusade. But can he balance modern and ancient lessons?

What Obama did after ISIS speech

Obama went from the Edgartown School to Vineyard Golf Club with Alonzo Mourning, Glenn Hutchins and Cy Walker.

Menopause: What women don't ask

Menopause: the permanent end of fertility (and periods!) that commonly happens to women in their late 40s and 50s. For many women, just saying the word can increase anxiety levels.

ESPN Sports News

Giants win appeal, will finish game vs. Cubs

The Giants have prevailed in their protest of Tuesday night's tarp-snafu game, MLB announced.

Rose late scratch for Team USA's exhibition

Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose was a last-minute scratch Wednesday night from Team USA's exhibition game against the Dominican Republic at Madison Square Garden.

Sources: Durant offer by UA at least $265M

Kevin Durant's representation Roc Nation Sports informed Nike on Wednesday that he has a deal on the table with Under Armour worth between $265 million and $285 million over 10 years, sources told ESPN.com.

Stewart to sit out Sprint Cup race at Bristol

Tony Stewart will not race Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee, the third Sprint Cup race he's skipped since his car struck and killed Kevin Ward Jr. during a sprint car race.

Texans' Clowney exits practice after collision

Houston Texans rookie Jadeveon Clowney left practice against Denver Broncos following a collision in a 9-on-7 drill.

Schilling: Tobacco led to my mouth cancer

Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling revealed Wednesday for the first time the type of cancer he was battling -- squamous cell carcinoma, or mouth cancer -- and detailed the painful treatment and recovery process that caused him to lose 75 pounds.

PAT misses increased during NFL preseason

Reviews have been mixed around the league for the NFL's experiment with longer kicks on extra points.

Lions' Fairley admits weight led to demotion

Nick Fairley's weight is creeping up again for the Detroit Lions.
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