CLEVELAND ? Cleveland Indians infielder Mike Aviles is touched by the show of support he's getting from teammates for his 4-year-old daughter, who was diagnosed with leukemia this month.
Several Indians players and coaches have shaved their heads to support Aviles and Adriana, who returned home after treatment at the Cleveland Clinic.
"It means a lot for me," Aviles said. "It shows I'm kind of liked, or my daughter is, anyway. In all honesty, it's kind of cool when you have your whole team on your side."
WASHINGTON ? Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul is blaming his own party for the rise of the Islamic State group.
The freshman senator from Kentucky, who supports a smaller U.S. footprint in the world, says the GOP's foreign policy hawks, in his words, "created these people."
The Islamic State group, commonly referred to as ISIS, has seized a strategically important swath of the Middle East and in recent days made gains in central Iraq. The group is notorious for mass executions.
WASHINGTON ? Drinking water for 117 million Americans will be protected under new rules shielding small streams, tributaries and wetlands from pollution and development, the Obama administration said Wednesday.
The White House said the rules would provide much-needed clarity for landowners, but some Republicans and farm groups said they go much too far. House Speaker John Boehner declared they would send "landowners, small businesses, farmers, and manufacturers on the road to a regulatory and economic hell."
ZURICH ? The Latest on FIFA developments:
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South American soccer officials have had a variety of reactions to the arrests of seven senior FIFA officials in Zurich.
The Brazilian soccer federation says it "fully supports any type of investigation" into corruption in soccer and "reaffirms its commitment to the truth and transparency." Former Brazilian soccer chief Jose Maria Marin of Brazil was among those arrested.
WIMBERLEY, Texas ? More rain fell on Houston on Wednesday, threatening to complicate the cleanup after a long holiday weekend of storms and floods that left at least 17 people dead and more than a dozen others missing in Texas and Oklahoma.
The forecast was for 2 to 3 more inches of rain in the Houston area, a day after flooding triggered by nearly a foot of rain in a matter of hours swamped neighborhoods and highways and stranded hundreds of motorists.
NEW YORK ? A longtime trader for Bernard Madoff's firm has been sentenced to 10 months of home confinement after he was credited for cooperating with prosecutors.
David Kugel apologized at his Manhattan sentencing on Wednesday for his involvement in a scheme that cost thousands of investors about $20 billion.
Kugel says he was shocked in December 2008 to learn that his boss had been running a Ponzi scheme. But he admitted he helped to create fake, backdated trades for Madoff's private investment business.