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High oil prices help Saudi Aramco earn $88B in first half

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — (AP) — Saudi energy company Aramco said Sunday its profits jumped 90% in the second quarter compared to the same time last year, helping its half-year earnings reach nearly $88 billion. The increase is a boon for the kingdom and the crown prince's spending power as people around the world pay higher oil prices at the pump.
ENERGY INDUSTRY
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Josh Green wins Hawaii's Democratic primary for governor

HONOLULU — (AP) — Hawaii's Lt. Gov. Josh Green on Saturday won the Democratic primary to be the state's next governor after a hard-fought race against U.S. Rep. Kaiali’i Kahele and former Hawaii first lady Vicky Cayetano. Green has served as second-in-command for the past four years...
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Brief scuffles slow tallying in Kenya's close election

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Gunman wounds 8 in late-night Jerusalem shooting

JERUSALEM — (AP) — A gunman opened fire at a bus near Jerusalem’s Old City early Sunday, wounding eight Israelis in a suspected Palestinian attack that came a week after violence flared up between Israel and militants in Gaza, police and medics said. Two of the victims...
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Reports: 1 dead, 17 hurt in crash outside Pennsylvania bar

BERWICK, Pa. — (AP) — One person has died and another 17 people were injured after a vehicle struck a crowd gathered at a Pennsylvania bar on Saturday for an event to raise money for victims of a house fire that killed 10 earlier this month, authorities said.
BERWICK, PA

Teofimo Lopez stops Pedro Campa in 7th in return to ring

LAS VEGAS — (AP) — Teofimo Lopez made a triumphant return to the ring, stopping Pedro Campa in the seventh round Saturday night at Resorts World Events Center. Lopez made his debut as a 140-pound junior welterweight in his first fight since suffering the only loss of his career.
LAS VEGAS, NV

Blocking the plate call on review helps Nats top Padres 4-3

WASHINGTON — (AP) — San Diego Padres manager Bob Melvin was sure his catcher, Austin Nola, was not guilty of blocking the plate. So sure that the skipper immediately got ejected after Nola was called for that transgression on a replay review, allowing the Washington Nationals to score the go-ahead run.
SAN DIEGO, CA

Acuña, Olson power Braves to doubleheader sweep of Marlins

MIAMI — (AP) — Ronald Acuña homered on the first pitch of the game, Matt Olson hit his 24th homer and the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 6-2 to sweep their doubleheader Saturday. Rookie Vaughn Grissom also went deep for the surging Braves, who won their...
ATLANTA, GA

Comedian Teddy Ray dead at 32

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. — Teddy Ray, a rising comedian known most recently for his contributions to MTV comedy clip show “Messyness,” has died at the age of 32, Comedy Central confirmed via Twitter late Friday. “Teddy Ray was a hilarious and beloved performer. He’ll be deeply missed...
RANCHO MIRAGE, CA

Loud ‘boom’ heard across northern Utah likely a meteor, NWS says

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — A loud “boom” that some residents said was strong enough to shake their homes in its wake echoed across northern Utah early Saturday morning. While Salt Lake City-area residents speculated that everything from military activity to an earthquake could be responsible, the National Weather Service deduced that a meteor hurtling through the air was the culprit, KSTU reported.
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DeGrominant: deGrom dominates again as Mets edge Phils 1-0

NEW YORK — (AP) — Jacob deGrom struck out 10 in six dominant innings and Edwin Díaz earned his 200th career save, helping the New York Mets beat the Philadelphia Phillies 1-0 on Saturday night. Pete Alonso hit an early RBI single as the NL East leaders...
QUEENS, NY

Bills rally to beat Colts 27-24 in Matt Ryan's Indy debut

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — (AP) — Matt Ryan can finally put the Falcons behind him. Whether it was seeing his name on the back of a No. 2 Colts jersey hanging in his locker, or completing his first attempt — a 6-yarder to tight end Kylen Granson — the 37-year-old quarterback feels as if his transition to Indianapolis is complete.
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8 Israelis wounded in Jerusalem shooting

JERUSALEM — (AP) — A gunman opened fire at a bus near Jerusalem’s Old City early Sunday, wounding eight Israelis in a suspected Palestinian attack that came a week after violence flared up between Israel and militants in Gaza, police and medics said. Two of the victims...
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Agent: Rushdie off ventilator and talking, day after attack

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MAYVILLE, NY

Cameron Smith has claret jug and now eyes No. 1 in the world

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Blaney, Truex eyeing playoff spot on Sunday at Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. — (AP) — Ryan Blaney and Martin Truex Jr. are the favorites as they battle for position to make NASCAR's playoffs, but in a season when there have already been 15 race winners, they are far from the lone contenders. Blaney is second in points, just...
RICHMOND, VA