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Adam Peaty breaks 50 breaststroke world record

Britain's Adam Peaty celebrates setting a new world record as he wins the gold medal in the men's 50m breaststroke final at the LEN Swimming European Championships in Berlin, Germany, Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Gero Breloer)

BERLIN (AP) — Adam Peaty of Britain has set a world record in the 50-meter breaststroke, finishing in 26.62 seconds in a semifinal heat at the European Swimming Championship on Friday.

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Hernandez fiancee seeks perjury-charge dismissal

Defense attorney, Janice Bassil, center, hands still photos taken from surveillance video to chief court officer Ralph Tavares to be entered as evidence as Shayanna Jenkins, right, fiancee of former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez, looks on during a hearing in Fall River Superior Court in Fall River, Mass., Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. Jenkins asked a judge Friday to throw out charges she lied to a grand jury investigating the killing of a man who was dating her sister. (AP Photo/The Boston Globe, George Rizer, Pool)

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A lawyer for the fiancee of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez asked a judge Friday to throw out perjury charges, saying Shayanna Jenkins did not willfully lie as she was bombarded with 1,630 questions over two days before a grand jury.

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Ebola outbreak revives interest in ‘The Hot Zone’

NEW YORK (AP) — The current Ebola outbreak has revived interest in a 1994 book about the deadly virus: Richard Preston’s “The Hot Zone.”

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Cleveland greets reopening of historic ballpark

In this Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 photo, Joe James, 83, walks past an entrance with the original wall at League Park in Cleveland. The city of Cleveland has invested $6.3 million in restoring the old site of League Park, a historic site where the Cleveland Indians clinched their 1920 World Series title, Babe Ruth hit his 500th home run and where Joe DiMaggio extended his hitting streak to 56 games. Not much of the old ballbark, where Cy Young threw the first pitch in 1891 remains, but the new park will host high school and youth games on its all-turf field and will pay homage to the greats who once played there. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

CLEVELAND (AP) — Even in Cleveland, League Park probably doesn’t mean much to a casual baseball fan. The former home of the Cleveland Indians sat neglected and largely forgotten for decades in a not-so-well-traveled east side neighborhood.

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Man accused of rape was Eastern Michigan player

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — An Oklahoma City police officer accused of committing a series of sexual assaults while on duty played football at Eastern Michigan.

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