Around MLS: Lennon enjoying his time stateside with RSL

In this April 15, 2017, file photo, Real Salt Lake forward Brooks Lennon celebrates with fans after their 2-1 win against the Colorado Rapids in an MLS soccer match in Commerce City, Colo. Lennon scored the game-winning late in the second half. Lennon is considered a rising star for both Major League Soccer and the U.S. national team. He was named to the All-Star Game’s Homegrown roster this week. The team will face Chivas de Guadalajara’s Under-20 team next Tuesday in Chicago as part of the All-Star festivities. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Real Salt Lake’s Brooks Lennon jokes that the reason he ended up with Liverpool is because of his last name.

Lyle in an Australian hospital after another cancer relapse


MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Jarrod Lyle is in a hospital getting treatment following a recurrence of the cancer he has twice overcome.

Djokovic will sit out rest of 2017 because of injured elbow

Tennis player Novak Djokovic gestures, during a press conference in Belgrade, Serbia, Wednesday, July 26, 2017. Djokovic will sit out the rest of this season because of an injured right elbow, meaning he will miss the U.S. Open and end his streak of participating in 51 consecutive Grand Slam tournaments. (Andrej Isakovic, Pool Photo via AP)

For more than a year, Novak Djokovic’s right elbow hurt when he hit serves or forehands. The pain kept getting worse, and now he’s going to give his arm a chance to heal by sitting out the rest of 2017.

Father of Australian tennis star accused of child abuse

In this Jan. 3, 2005, file photo, Nikolaos Philippoussis sits in the stands watching his son, Mark Philippoussis, play in the Hopman Cup tennis tournament in Perth, Australia. A San Diego County sheriff's official says the father of a retired Australian tennis star has been arrested on suspicion of molesting two children, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. The newspaper says Nikolaos Philippoussis, 68, a tennis coach, was taken into custody at his home on Tuesday, July 25, 2017. The Union-Tribune reports that officials said the two victims were under age 14 and were students of Philippoussis. Mark Philippoussis was once ranked eighth in the world. (AP Photo/Mark Ralston, File)

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The father of retired Australian tennis star Mark Philippoussis was being held on $2.5 million bail Wednesday in San Diego after being arrested on suspicion of molesting two children.

Team Penske brings Blaney back in 2018 from Wood Brothers

Race driver driver Ryan Blaney (21) drives through the first turn during practice for the NASCAR auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, in Indianapolis Saturday, July 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Ryan Blaney will drive a third entry for Team Penske in NASCAR’s top series next year.

Mexican government reuniting smuggling victims with families

A bottle of water, flowers, candles, and stuffed animals help form a makeshift memorial in the parking lot of a Walmart store near the site where authorities Sunday discovered a tractor-trailer packed with immigrants outside a Walmart in San Antonio, Monday, July 24, 2017. Several people died and others hospitalized after being crammed into a sweltering tractor-trailer in the midsummer Texas heat, according to authorities in what they described as an immigrant-smuggling attempt gone wrong. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Mexican government officials said Wednesday they were working to reunite families with some of the survivors of a failed human smuggling operation and had been assured by U.S. immigration officials that they would not question relatives about their legal status in the United States.

2 Nebraska officers face assault charges in man’s death

These undated photos provided by the Omaha Police Department show former Omaha Police officers Ryan McClarty, right, and Scotty Payne. The two Omaha police officers will be charged with assault in the death last month of Zachary Bearheels, a mentally ill man who was shocked with a stun gun a dozen times, Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine said Wednesday, July 26, 2017. The Omaha Police Department fired Payne and McClarty earlier this month on the recommendation of Police Chief Todd Schmaderer. (Omaha Police Department via AP)

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Two Omaha police officers will face assault charges in the death of a mentally ill man who was shocked with a stun gun a dozen times and repeatedly punched, even after he was on the ground, a Nebraska prosecutor said Wednesday.

Feds: Mayor, ex-mayor in 2 Pennsylvania cities sold favors

Allentown Mayor Edwin Pawlowski speaks with members of the media outside of his home in Allentown, Pa., Wednesday, July 26, 2017. Pawlowski and the former mayor of Reading have been indicted on federal corruption charges for engaging in a series of pay-to-play schemes where the politicians shook down businesses and individuals for campaign contributions in exchange for political favors, according to court papers released Wednesday. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The mayor of Allentown and the former mayor of Reading have been charged with corruption for a series of pay-to-play schemes officials likened to putting for-sale signs on their offices while promising political favors to deep-pocketed donors.

Monument fight in New Mexico marked by race, land ties

In this April 26, 2017, file photo, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke speaks at the Interior Department in Washington, before President Donald Trump signed an Antiquities Executive Order. Zinke says he is removing Colorado's Canyons of the Ancients from a list of national monuments being reviewed nationwide. Zinke said July 21 that when he and President Donald Trump launched the review of 27 national monuments designated by previous administrations, "we absolutely realized that not all monuments are the same and that not all monuments would require modifications." (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, file)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The battle over the Trump administration’s review of two national monuments in New Mexico is bringing up a historic clash that goes back generations and is tainted by race, heritage and the right to land.

New Mexico Supreme Court weighs action on defender workload


SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Justices of the New Mexico Supreme Court prodded prosecutors and public defenders Wednesday for possible ways to ease pressure on defense attorneys in the state who have complained of being overwhelmed by crushing caseloads of poor clients that they say hinders their ability to provide effective representation.

Ramah farmers continue to fight against numerous challenges

In this July 11, 2017, photo, Dean Lambson walks through his newly planted field as an irrigation pivot soaks the soil in Ramah, N.M. (Cable Hoover/Gallup Independent via AP)

RAMAH, N.M. (AP) — After church service Sunday in late February, Tucker Simons drove with his wife and their two baby daughters to Ramah Lake, and they were surprised to see water up to the boat ramps. “I got excited,” Simons, 33, a teacher at the Pine Hill Schools, said. “This is going to be a good year.”

New Mexico’s AG cracking down on Medicaid fraud, elder abuse


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas has unveiled new public service announcements designed to crack down on statewide Medicaid fraud and elder abuse.

Air Force, firm looking to hire 638 fighter jet mechanics


ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — Holloman Air Force Base and engineering firm AECOM are hosting a hiring event to fill 638 fighter jets maintenance jobs.

Wildfires threaten French Riviera, inadequate aircraft cited

A firefighting plane drops fire retardant over a forest in the outskirts of La Londe-les-Maures on the French Riviera, Wednesday, July 26, 2017. Authorities ordered the evacuation of 10,000 people as fires hopscotched around the Riviera for a third day Wednesday, tearing through the forest of La Londe-les-Maures. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)

BORMES-LES-MIMOSAS, France (AP) — Backed by planes dropping water and fire retardant, more than 1,000 firefighters battled wildfires Wednesday that billowed smoke into the sky over France’s southern Cote d’Azur coast and forced the evacuation of at least 12,000 people.

Venezuela leader’s foes levy new sanctions and fresh strike

A sign with a message that reads in Spanish: "No more dictatorship" is attached to a rope formig part of a barricade made by demonstrators during a 48-hour general strike beginning Wednesday in protest of government plans to rewrite the constitution in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, July 26, 2017. Streets were quiet Wednesday morning in much of the capital, Caracas, as many residents stayed home in observance of the strike. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Opponents of President Nicolas Maduro at home and abroad tried again Wednesday to pressure the socialist leader into halting his plans to rewrite Venezuela’s constitution though there was no public sign their efforts were working.

Matt Bomer plays haunted whiz kid in ‘The Last Tycoon’

This image released by Amazon shows Matt Bomer in "The Last Tycoon." (Adam Rose/Amazon via AP)

NEW YORK (AP) — When he landed the lead in Amazon Prime’s “The Last Tycoon,” Matt Bomer had never read the timeless F. Scott Fitzgerald novella on which the series is based. But by chance, he had just finished another celebrated novel set in 1930s Hollywood, Nathanael West’s “The Day of the Locust.”

Review: Bigelow explores a horrific history in ‘Detroit’

This image released by Annapurna Pictures shows a scene from "Detroit." (Francois Duhamel/Annapurna Pictures via AP)

There is no nice or pretty way to tell a story about the systemic oppression and mistreatment of black people in the United States. It’s fitting then that Kathryn Bigelow’s “Detroit,” an account of the murders of three unarmed black men that took place in the Algiers Motel in late July 1967, is neither — it is an all-out assault on your senses and soul.

Fed leaves rates alone but moves closer to selling off bonds

In this Thursday, July 13, 2017, file photo, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the Senate Banking Committee. On Wednesday, July 26, 2017, the Federal Reserve releases its latest monetary policy statement after a two-day meeting. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve is keeping its key interest rate unchanged at a time when inflation remains persistently low. But it signaled Wednesday that it’s edging closer to gradually shrinking its bond holdings, a step that would likely boost long-term borrowing rates including mortgages.

Ford’s 2Q profit better than expected despite CEO turmoil

In this Wednesday, April 19, 2017, file photo, a sports car is displayed at the Ford stand during the Auto Shanghai 2017 show at the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai, China. The Ford Motor Co. reports earnings, Wednesday, July 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Ford Motor Co. had a better-than-expected second quarter despite lower sales and upheaval in its executive ranks.

Facebook’s ads just keep creeping into new apps

This Feb. 19, 2014, file photo, shows WhatsApp and Facebook app icons on a smartphone in New York. Facebook has squeezed just about as many ads into its main platform as it can. Any more and users might start to complain. Now, ads are moving on to Messenger, and WhatsApp may not be too far behind. (AP Photo/Patrick Sison, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Scrolling through an ad-free Instagram is now a distant memory, much like the once ad-free Facebook itself. Soon, users of its Messenger app will begin to see advertisements, too — and WhatsApp may not be too far behind.


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