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Venezuelans protest Maduro’s plan to rewrite constitution

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A few thousand protesters attempted to reach Venezuela’s Supreme Court Saturday before clashing with national guardsmen and largely dispersing by late afternoon — a disappointing turnout for opponents of President Nicolas Maduro eight days before he launches the rewriting of the country’s constitution. The opposition said millions participated in a symbolic vote last week against the ... Read More »

Chicago festival to mark Pokemon Go anniversary goes awry

CHICAGO (AP) — A major Pokemon Go festival in Chicago Saturday to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the virtual game went badly awry when technical glitches prevented many fans from logging on. The problems forced Niantic Inc., the developer of the wildly popular augmented reality game, to issue a statement saying everyone who registered for the event would get a ... Read More »

Robot finds likely melted fuel heap inside Fukushima reactor

TOKYO (AP) — Images captured by an underwater robot showed massive deposits believed to be melted nuclear fuel covering the floor of a damaged reactor at Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant. The robot found large amounts of solidified lava-like rocks and lumps in layers as thick as 1 meter (3 feet) on the bottom inside of a main structure called ... Read More »

The Latest: Peace ‘Quartet’ urges restraint in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on developments in Israel (all times local): 3 a.m. The nations that make up the international quartet of Mideast peacemakers say they are concerned about “escalating tensions and violent clashes” in and around the Old City of Jerusalem. Envoys from the Russian Federation, the United States, the European Union and the United Nations issued a ... Read More »

Scott Stallings shoots 60, takes 1-shot lead in Alabama

OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — Scott Stallings birdied the final hole for an 11-under 60 and a one-stroke lead Saturday in the PGA Tour’s Barbasol Championship. Stallings’ 12-foot putt on the par-4 18th caught the right edge and dropped in for the second 60 in two days in sweltering conditions at Grand National’s rain-softened Lake Course. “I just tried to stay ... Read More »

Spieth 1 round away from 3rd leg of Grand Slam

SOUTHPORT, England (AP) — Jordan Spieth is one round away from the third leg of the career Grand Slam, and one year removed from a reminder that it won’t be easy. On the horizon is a chance to join Jack Nicklaus as the only players to win three different majors at age 23. In the past was his last time ... Read More »

Strong aftershocks test nerves on Greek island after quake

KOS, Greece (AP) — Crews of experts began examining the damage to cultural monuments and infrastructure on the eastern Greek island of Kos on Saturday, a day after a powerful earthquake killed two tourists and injured nearly 500 others in the Aegean Sea region that stretches to Turkey’s sprawling coast. Residents and tourists were still jittery as a series of ... Read More »

Moore leads West past East 130-121 in WNBA All-Star Game

SEATTLE (AP) — Maya Moore provided the example, reigning league MVP Nneka Ogwumike gladly followed along, and Sue Bird received attention and recognition she deserved. Those veterans on the West roster knew exactly how to turn the first WNBA All-Star Game in Seattle into a showcase. “I thought it was a great game, a great pace. You don’t want anybody ... Read More »

Grace sets major championship record with 62 at British Open

SOUTHPORT, England (AP) — Branden Grace posted the lowest 18-hole score in 157 years and 422 major championships, and he didn’t even know it. He knocked in his short par putt on the final hole at Royal Birkdale for a 62 when his caddie, Zack Rasego, walked up to him and said, “You’re in the history books.” Grace didn’t know ... Read More »

Bush, Cuban: Trump dragging down GOP, billionaires

Mark Cuban

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump’s performance in the White House will make it harder for Republicans — and billionaires — in the coming elections, two of his most prominent critics said Saturday. Billionaire businessman Mark Cuban and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush lashed out at the Republican president during separate remarks at a summer festival in New York ... Read More »