Oregon St's Luke Heimlich asks to be excused from playing

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State's top pitcher, who as a teenager pleaded guilty to molesting a 6-year-old girl, released a statement Friday saying he has asked to be excused from playing.

  • Written by ANNE M. PETERSON , AP Sports Writer

Venezuela makes 1st World Cup final amid unrest at home

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Milagros de Astudillo woke up early in the morning, startled by the shouting and loud noises coming from her home in a working-class neighborhood in Venezuela's capital.

  • Written by By JORGE RUEDA and RICARDO ZUNIGA, Associated Press