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U.S. soldier killed ‘in action’ in Afghanistan

July 13 (UPI) -- A U.S. soldier was killed "in action" Saturday in Afghanistan, the NATO-led security alliance said.The NATO-led Resolute Support said it would not release the name of the soldier or give further details until 24 hours after giving ...

Mets pitching legend Dwight Gooden arrested on drug charges

July 13 (UPI) -- New York Mets pitching legend Dwight Gooden was arrested in New Jersey last month for cocaine possession and driving under the influence, according to court documents.Gooden, 54, was pulled over in Holmdel, N.J., just before 1 a.m. ...

Watch: Curtis Granderson makes history in Marlins’ 8-4 victory over Mets

July 13 (UPI) -- Miami Marlins outfielder Curtis Granderson joined an exclusive -- and older -- club with his home run against the New York Mets.Granderson's eighth home run of the year, a two-run shot off Jason Vargas on Friday night, tied him for ...

Bear Watches Sunrise From Hotel Veranda In New Hampshire’s White Mountains

Other common name: Grizzly bear. Sometimes classified as sub-species Ursus arctos horribilis. Katmai National Park, Alaska, USA. Native: Northwest America, Alaska, Canada and Russia, isolated populations in Europe. Habitat: mixed woodland and open ...

Kansas man charged in wounding of Giants rookie Corey Ballentine, killing friend

July 13 (UPI) -- An 18-year-old Kansas man has been charged in an April 28 shooting that wounded New York Giants rookie cornerback Corey Ballentine and killed his college teammate, Dwane Simmons.The office of Shawnee County, Kan., District Attorney ...

9th Circuit rules in favor of aid to non-sanctuary cities

July 13 (UPI) -- The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in favor of the Department of Justice giving preference in awarding policing grants to non-sanctuary cities.The suit stems from the City of Los Angeles, a sanctuary city, which sued ...

Free agent center Tyson Chandler to sign with Houston Rockets

July 13 (UPI) -- Free agent center Tyson Chandler has agreed to sign a one-year deal with the Houston Rockets.ESPN and The Houston Chronicle reported Chandler, who turns 37 in October, will return for a 19th NBA season. The veteran center averaged ...

Watch: Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes throws ball out of Arrowhead Stadium

July 13 (UPI) -- Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes was caught on camera throwing a football over the top row of seats at Arrowhead Stadium.Kansas City news station KCTV's helicopter captured Mahomes, the reigning NFL MVP, throwing a ...

Saturday’s Best Deals: Dyson Ball Animal 2, Tile Pro, ASICS, and More

Best Deals of the DayThe best deals from around the web, updated daily.    A refurb Dyson Ball Animal 2, discounted Tile Pro 4-pack, and on-sale ASICS sneakers lead off Saturday‚Äôs best deals from around the web. Bookmark Kinja Deals ...

Watch: Simona Halep beats Serena Williams at Wimbledon for 2nd career Grand Slam win

July 13 (UPI) -- Simona Halep defeated Serena Williams on Saturday to win her second Grand Slam and first Wimbledon title.Halep, 27, beat Williams 6-2, 6-2 in straight sets in London. The Romanian needed only 26 minutes to take the first set and, ...

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