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Player gets nearly $1M in Offerman bat attack case

|Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014

A minor league baseball player hit by former major leaguer Jose Offerman in a 2007 baseball bat attack won nearly $1 million in a lawsuit on Tuesday, an attorney said.

Texas regents pick McRaven as chancellor finalist

| |Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014

University of Texas System regents on Tuesday selected one of the top U.S. military special operations leaders as the lone finalist for the job of chancellor, overseeing the system's 15 campuses and $14 billion budget.

Man claims tampering in case over bombing videos

| |Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014

A Utah lawyer suing the FBI over his public records request for surveillance videos from the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing said Tuesday that one of his witnesses backed out after being visited by government officials last week.

Broken water main floods UCLA; 5 people rescued

| |Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014

A broken water main near the UCLA campus Tuesday sent a geyser of water some 30 feet into the air, trapping people in underground parking garages and covering some of the best-known parts of campus in water, including the school's famed basketball arena.

More tickets offered for LeBron's homecoming show

|Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014

LeBron James' Ohio hometown says more tickets are being offered for the homecoming event expected to be his first public appearance in the state since announcing his return to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Vending firm ex-official sentenced in Pepsi scheme

|Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014

A former official of a New Jersey-based vending company has been sentenced to prison time for his role in a scheme that defrauded the Pepsi Bottling Group of $2.9 million over a 10-year period.

California lifeguard injured by lightning improves

| |Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014

An off-duty lifeguard who was critically injured during a rare lightning strike at Los Angeles' Venice Beach is said to be improving steadily.

Pennsylvania sued by US over police fitness tests

| |Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014

The federal government sued Pennsylvania on Tuesday over physical fitness tests given to applicants for state trooper positions, seeking a stop to a practice that it said illegally discriminates against women.

Missionary groups call for evacuation from Liberia

|Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014

Two North Carolina-based missionary groups have ordered the evacuation of their non-essential personnel from Liberia after a doctor and a missionary contracted Ebola.

East Texas marijuana fields valued at $175 million

|Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014

Authorities in East Texas said Tuesday that they have cleared more than two dozen marijuana fields that were discovered over the weekend in the woods and which contained about 100,000 plants worth an estimated $175 million.

Senate amends highway bill, delaying final action

|Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014

The Senate has amended a House-passed highway bill. The move delays until later this week final congressional action for keeping federal highway funds flowing to states through the November election.

Officials: Indiana sheriff gave prostitute uniform

| |Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014

A southern Indiana sheriff accused of patronizing a prostitute gave the woman a deputy's badge and uniform so she could get hotel discounts, then later encouraged her to get rid of the evidence, authorities said Tuesday.

Detroit bankruptcy trial delayed until Aug. 21

|Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014

A trial to determine if Detroit gets out of bankruptcy has been delayed by a week to Aug. 21.

6 die when swept away by swollen river in Mexico

|Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014

Six people have died and four are missing in northern Mexico after their vehicles were swept away by a swollen river near the U.S. border.

McDonald's could be liable for labor practices

| |Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014

McDonald's is coming under intensifying pressure for labor practices at its U.S. restaurants.

Top Colorado court halts gay marriages in Boulder

| |Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014

Boulder County must stop issuing marriage licenses to gay couples while the Colorado Supreme Court considers an appeal from the state's attorney general, justices said in a ruling Tuesday.

The top 10 books on Apple's iBooks

|Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014

iBook charts for week ending July 28, 2014:

US accuses Russia of violating 1987 missile treaty

| |Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014

The Obama administration accusation that Russia violated a key nuclear weapons treaty leaves the future of the 26-year-old accord in question and further dampens President Barack Obama's hopes to burnish his legacy with deeper cuts to nuclear arsenals.

The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store

|Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014

iTunes' Official Music Charts for the week ending July 28, 2014:

Spotify's Top 10 most viral tracks

|Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014

The following list represents the most viral tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday, July 21 to Sunday, July 27 via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify.