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Strong California quake shakes famed wine country

Nina Quidit cleans up the Dollar Plus and Party Supplies Store in American Canyon Calif. after an earthquake on Sunday Aug. 24, 2014. Quidit and her husband were woken up in the early morning hours by the store’s alarm company and immediately drove in to begin clean up. The...
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Phelps shows his comeback is on track at Pan Pacs

Michael Phelps of the U.S. right, shakes hands with team mate Nathan Adrian bottom right after they won the men’s 4 x 100m medley final at the Pan Pacific swimming championships in Gold Coast, Australia, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft) Michael Phelps of the...
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Hamilton powers Angels past A’s

Los Angeles Angels’ Josh Hamilton (32) is congratulated by Albert Pujols (5) after Hamilton hit a 2-run home run in the third inning against the Oakland Athletics of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar) Los Angeles Angels’...
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Farmers’ Almanac predicts another nasty winter

The 2015 edition of the Farmers’ Almanac is seen in Lewiston, Maine, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. The 198-year-old publication correctly predicted the past nasty winter while federal forecasters blew it. Memories of the notorious “polar vortex” won’t soon be...
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Chance for players other than Big 4 at US Open

Milos Raonic celebrates after defeating fellow Canadian Vasek Pospisil in the men’s singles final match at the Citi Open tennis tournament, Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, in Washington. Raonic won 6-1, 6-4. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) Milos Raonic celebrates after defeating fellow Canadian...

Sam Mikulak rallies for US gymnastics title

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sam Mikulak successfully defended his U.S. men’s gymnastics title Sunday, rallying past Jake Dalton in the final rotation to cap a dramatic comeback. The three-time NCAA champion began the day in fourth place but surged past Dalton and former...
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Panthers QB Newton has hairline rib fracture

New England Patriots defensive end Rob Ninkovich, right, sacks Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) in the first half of an NFL preseason football game Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa) New England Patriots defensive end Rob Ninkovich,...
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California winemakers cleaning up after quake

Winemaker Tom Montgomery stands in wine and reacts to seeing damage following an earthquake at the B.R. Cohn Winery barrel storage facility Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in Napa, Calif. Winemakers in California’s storied Napa Valley woke up to thousands of broken bottles, barrels...
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Cristobal’s pelting rains lash southeast Bahamas

This NOAA satellite image taken Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014 at 10:45 AM EDT shows Tropical Storm Cristobal moving northward across the Bahamas, as a dense area of clouds with heavy rain and gusty winds. A band 0f clouds present across Bermuda to the Southeast US is associated with a...
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Hwang, Choi beat Chicago as South Korea wins LLWS

South Korea’s Jae Yeong Hwang (18) drives in a run with a double off Chicago’s Brandon Green in the first inning of the Little League World Series championship baseball game in South Williamsport, Pa., Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) South...