• Wednesday, July 29, 2015

    Taliban leader Mullah Omar’s death is announced 2 years after his life in the shadows ended

  • FILE This undated photo provided by the Santa Cruz Police Department shows   Madyson "Maddy" Middleton, from Santa Cruz, Calif.  Prosecutors charged Adrian Jerry Gonzalez, 15, with murder, kidnapping and sexual assault Wednesday, July 29, 2015 in the death of the 8-year-old girl in an artists complex in a California beach town. Police say Gonzalez lured Middleton from a courtyard where she had been riding her scooter over the weekend into his family's apartment where he attacked and killed her. (Courtesy of Santa Cruz Police Department via AP)

    Prosecutors charge teen with murder in death of 8-year-old

    SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors charged a 15-year-old boy with murder, kidnapping and rape Wednesday in the death of an 8-year-old girl in an artists complex in a California beach town.

  • Cincinnati Reds' Jay Bruce watches his home run hit off of St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher John Lackey during the second inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, July 29, 2015, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Billy Hurst)

    Bruce homers to back DeSclafani as Reds blank Cardinals

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jay Bruce homered in the second to back Anthony DeSclafani’s seven innings of three-hit ball, and the Cincinnati Reds shut out the St. Louis Cardinals for the second straight night, 1-0 on Wednesday.

  • San Diego Padres Yonder Alonso, right, runs over first base after hitting a third-inning solo home run off New York Mets starting pitcher Bartolo Colon, center, in a baseball game in New York, Wednesday, July 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

    Upton, Solarte lead Padres over Mets

    NEW YORK (AP) — Sure, Justin Upton and Matt Kemp did their part — again. Padres manager Pat Murphy was excited to get contributions from the rest of the lineup, too.

    Updated: 10:49 pm

  • McBride scores 25 as Stars roll past Atlanta Dream 102-85

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Kayla McBride scored 25 points and Danielle Robinson had 10 points and 12 assists to lead the San Antonio Stars to a 102-85 win over the Atlanta Dream on Wednesday night.

  • Minnesota Lynx forward Maya Moore (23) shoots against Los Angeles Sparks forward Nneka Ogwumike (30) during the first half of a WNBA basketball game, Wednesday, July 29, 2015, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)

    Moore, Lynx spoil Candace Parker’s season debut

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Maya Moore scored 27 points and Lindsay Whalen had 24 to help the Minnesota Lynx hold off the Los Angeles Sparks 82-76 on Wednesday night, spoiling the season debut of two-time MVP Candace Parker.

    Updated: 9:41 pm

  • Wanted man is killed after trying to flee Las Cruces motel

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A man wanted in a domestic violence investigation has been fatally shot by authorities in Las Cruces after trying to escape from a motel room window.

  • In this April 20, 2015 frame from dashcam video provided by the Chattanooga Police Department, Mohamad Youssef Abdulazeez is detained following roadside sobriety checks in Chattanooga, Tenn. On July 16, Abdulazeez opened fire on a recruiting office and then headed across town and blasted his way through a Navy-Marine reserve center. (Chattanooga Police Department via AP)

    Police release video of traffic stop of Chattanooga shooter

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Police have released dashcam video of an April traffic stop that led to driving-under-the-influence charges against the Chattanooga man who later went on a shooting rampage that left five servicemen dead.

  • Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Chris Tillman throws to the Atlanta Braves in the first inning of an interleague baseball game, Wednesday, July 29, 2015, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

    Tillman allows 4 hits as Orioles beat Braves 2-0 for sweep

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Chris Tillman and the Orioles are experiencing a resurgence that just might lead to a return trip to the playoffs for Baltimore and its ace.

    Updated: 8:55 pm

  • Johnson, January lead Indiana Fever past New York 84-72

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Shenise Johnson scored 19 points to lead a balanced offense and the Indiana Fever ended the New York Liberty’s five-game winning streak with a 84-72 victory Wednesday night.