Mumford & Sons perform at Forest Hills reopening

NEW YORK (AP) — Mumford & Sons were in the tennis spirit at the reopening of the Forest Hills Tennis Stadium in Queens. The Grammy-winning British rockers performed a sold-out concert Wednesday for 16,000 fans at the stadium’s…
Kansas City Royals' Salvador Perez, right, is congratulated by Justin Maxwell after hitting a two-run home run off Minnesota Twins pitcher Andrew Albers in a baseball game, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013 in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Perez powers Royals past Twins with 2 HRs

Salvador Perez set a Royals record by a catcher as he finished with 11 total bases, including a pair of home runs, to help Kansas City defeat the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday night.…

Pa. attorneys: Gays, like children, can’t marry

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Marriage licenses given to same-sex couples in the state are invalid because the couples were barred from marrying, just like 12-year-olds, Republican Gov. Tom Corbett’s attorneys said Wednesday. Corbett’s administration has filed a lawsuit…

Panama: UN finds N. Korea ship violated sanctions

PANAMA CITY (AP) — A preliminary report by a team of United Nations experts has determined that a North Korean cargo ship seized in Panama for carrying weapons violated U.N. sanctions, the Panamanian government said Wednesday. A Security…

Dominican Republic allows non-Catholic weddings

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — An evangelical couple in the Dominican Republic has become the first pair to marry under a new law recognizing religious weddings not held in a Roman Catholic church. The newly effective law…

Panama: Skeletal remains are missing Calif. woman

PANAMA CITY (AP) — Panamanian officials have identified the skeletal remains of a California woman who disappeared in 2011 in Panama after arriving in the country with her boyfriend, authorities said Wednesday. DNA testing confirmed that the remains…

Man says he killed wife to end her cancer pain

LONDON, Ky. (AP) — A southeastern Kentucky man charged with killing his wife says he fatally shot her because she asked him to end her suffering from breast cancer. Ernest Chris Chumbley told WKYT-TV he fired the shots…

Venus Williams loses 3rd-set tiebreaker at US Open

NEW YORK (AP) — Venus Williams dug herself out of deficits over and over again, until she simply ran out of solutions, exiting the U.S. Open before the third round for the third year in a row. At…

Fur real: Colonel Meow’s 9-inch hair sets record

LOS ANGELES (AP) — This is fur real. Colonel Meow has 9-inch hair. That’s good enough to put the Himalayan-Persian mix into the 2014 edition of the Guinness World Records book, due out Sept. 12. Owners Anne Marie…

Marijuana-wrapped arrow shot at Wash. jail

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — A man is accused of trying to get marijuana into a Washington state jail by attaching it to an arrow he shot onto the roof. A Whatcom County sheriff’s employee saw the man step…

Doctor: Jackson sought propofol long before death

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Jackson requested the anesthetic propofol to help him sleep at least a decade before he died from an overdose of the drug, a doctor testified Wednesday. Dr. Christine Quinn said Jackson summoned her…