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Richards, Pujols lead Angels to 4-1 victory over Diamondbacks

<b>KEY MOMENT:</b> Albert Pujols followed Mike Trout's two-out walk in the sixth inning by driving a 2-and-1 pitch from Jeremy Hellickson over the wall in center field for his 19th home run this season, his 11th in 18 games and the 539th of his career. That turned a 1-0 deficit into a 2-1 lead for the …

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Discover Financial closes mortgage unit, lays off hundreds in Irvine

Rewards card specialist Discover Financial Services, which got into the mortgage business via an acquisition in 2012, is shutting down its struggling home-lending business and laying off 460 employees, many of them in Irvine.<p>The Riverwoods, Ill., company announced Tuesday that it would focus …

Azerbaijan criticized over rights as European Games begin

BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — Just over a mile from the gleaming white facade of Baku's new Olympic Stadium, an oil refinery tower lights up the sky. Its …

Greedy killer whale eats 27 porpoises and seals

In 1861, a dissection of a dead killer whale revealed the presence of 27 large mammals in its stomach. It was so surprising that Jules Verne wrote the beast into Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea.<p><b>Name:</b> The greedy orca<b><br>Species:</b> <i>Orcinus orca</i><b><br>Dates:</b> ?-1861<b><br>Claim to fame:</b> Jules Verne mentioned it in …