Streeter Lecka/Getty Images For NASCAR(NEW YORK) — Brad Keselowski took home his third Sprint Cup victory of the year with a victory at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Sunday.

Keselowski won the Nationwide race on Saturday and was never tested all day long.

Kyle Busch won the pole headed into the race and took home second.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. finished in 10th, but clinched a spot in the Chase.

NASCAR will head back to New Hampshire in September during the race for the championship.

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iStockphoto/Thinkstock(KNOXVILLE, Tenn.) — A Tennessee woman is the first to be charged under a new state law that specifically makes it a crime to take drugs while pregnant, calling it “assault.”

Mallory Loyola, 26, was arrested this week after both she and her newborn infant tested positive for methamphetamine, according to ABC News affiliate WATE-TV in Knoxville, Tennessee. Loyola is the first person in the state to be prosecuted for the offense.

The law, which just went into effect earlier this month, allows a woman to be “prosecuted for assault for the illegal use of a narcotic drug while pregnant” if her infant is harmed or addicted to the drug.

Monroe County Sheriff Bill Bivens told WATE-TV that the 26-year-old admitted to smoking meth days before giving birth.

“Anytime someone is addicted and they can’t get off for their own child, their own flesh and blood, it’s sad,” he said.

Bivens said he hoped the arrest would deter other pregnant women from drug use.

“Hopefully it will send a signal to other women who are pregnant and have a drug problem to seek help. That’s what we want them to do,” he said.

The law has come under tremendous opposition from both state and national critics, who say that the law will hinder drug-addicted pregnant women from getting help and treatment.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee is actively seeking to challenge the law, which they describe as raising “serious constitutional concerns regarding equal treatment under the law.”

“This dangerous law unconstitutionally singles out new mothers struggling with addiction for criminal assault charges,” Thomas Castelli, legal director of the ACLU Tennessee, said in a statement. “By focusing on punishing women rather than promoting healthy pregnancies, the state is only deterring women struggling with alcohol or drug dependency from seeking the pre-natal care they need.”

Just before Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam signed the bill in April, Michael Botticelli, acting director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy at the time, said the federal government didn’t want to “criminalize” addiction.

“What’s important is that we create environments where we’re really diminishing the stigma and the barriers, particularly for pregnant women, who often have a lot of shame and guilt about their substance abuse disorders,” Botticelli said, according to the Nashville Tennessean. “We know that it’s usually a much more effective treatment and less costly to our taxpayers if we make sure that we’re treating folks.”

Haslam released a statement after signing the bill saying the intent of the law is to “give law enforcement and district attorneys a tool to address illicit drug use among pregnant women through treatment programs.”

Loyola was released on $2,000 bail and was charged with a misdemeanor according to WATE-TV. The law allows anyone charged to use entering a treatment program before birth and successfully completing it afterwards as a defense.

Calls to Loyola’s family were not immediately returned.

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iStockphoto/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) — Three people were killed and two injured on Saturday after a shooting in a Los Angeles suburb that was followed by a standoff between police and the suspect.

Police say that there is “some evidence to suggest” that the incident involved a landlord-tenant relationship. The suspect, a 35-year-old man, allegedly barricaded himself in a Pasadena, California home before being convinced to surrender by a police dispatcher.

Pasadena Police Lt. Ed Calatayud said that the suspect shot and killed a woman inside of her home before firing upon pedestrians in the immediate area. The two victims who were wounded suffered “non-life-threatening” injuries.

The Los Angeles Times reports that neighbors heard the first gunshots shortly before 4:30 p.m. on Saturday. An investigation into the suspects motive remains ongoing.

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iStockphoto/Thinkstock(DENVER) — A lightning strike left one dead and three others injured Saturday at Colorado’s Rocky Mountain National Park, just one day after another strike left a woman dead and seven other people injured, a park spokeswoman said.

The incident happened at about 3:30 p.m. Saturday in the Rainbow Curve area along the park’s heavily traveled Trail Ridge Road, according to Rocky Mountain National Park spokeswoman Kyle Patterson.

When park rangers arrived, they found four injured people. They were taken to Estes Park Medical Center by ambulance, but one man died of his injuries, Patterson said.

On Friday afternoon, a woman was killed by lightning in the same general area of the park.

An air ambulance was able to land between cycles of severe weather but the woman died on scene. She has been identified as Rebecca R. Teilhet, 42, from Yellow Springs, Ohio. She was hiking with her husband and a friend.

Seven other people suffered a variety of injuries and went to a hospital for treatment, Patterson said.

The lightning-strike death Friday was the first in Colorado this year, and after the second fatality there Saturday there have been a total of 11 nationwide in 2014, according to the National Weather Service.

Last week near Denver, a man was recording a lightning storm from what he thought was the safety of his garage when a bolt struck nearby.

On average, 51 people in the U.S. are killed by lightning annually, the National Weather Service says. The agency publishes tips for keeping safe during a lightning storm.

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Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Washington Nationals starting pitcher Jordan Zimmerman and Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher David Price will miss Tuesday night’s All-Star game at Target Field in Minnesota.

Zimmerman was removed from Friday night’s start against the Philadelphia Phillies after pitching just 3 1-3 innings because of a right biceps injury. He will be replaced on the National League roster by Miami Marlins starting pitcher Henderson Alvarez.

Price had his Saturday start pushed back to Sunday because of an illness, making him ineligible to play in the mid-summer classic. Seattle Mariners closer Fernando Rodney will take Price’s spot on the American League roster.

In 19 starts this season, Alvarez is 6-3 with a 2.63 ERA and three shutouts.

Rodney is 1-3 with a 1.98 ERA. He has converted 27 saves in 29 opportunities.

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Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Washington Nationals starting pitcher Jordan Zimmerman and Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher David Price will miss Tuesday night’s All-Star game at Target Field in Minnesota.

Zimmerman was removed from Friday night’s start against the Philadelphia Phillies after pitching just 3 1-3 innings because of a right biceps injury. He will be replaced on the National League roster by Miami Marlins starting pitcher Henderson Alvarez.

Price had his Saturday start pushed back to Sunday because of an illness, making him ineligible to play in the mid-summer classic. Seattle Mariners closer Fernando Rodney will take Price’s spot on the American League roster.

In 19 starts this season, Alvarez is 6-3 with a 2.63 ERA and three shutouts.

Rodney is 1-3 with a 1.98 ERA. He has converted 27 saves in 29 opportunities.

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Ingram Publishing/Thinkstock(OKLAHOMA CITY) — The Oklahoma City Thunder have agreed to terms with free-agent guard Anthony Morrow, according to ESPN. The deal is reportedly for three-years, worth $10 million.

In 76 games with the New Orleans Pelicans last season, the 28-year-old Morrow averaged 8.4 points and 1.8 rebounds per game.

The Thunder will be Morrow’s sixth team he has played for, following stints with the Golden State Warriors, New Jersey Nets, Atlanta Hawks, Dallas Mavericks and the Pelicans. In 373 career games, he has averaged 10.4 points, 2.5 rebounds and one assist per game.

The Thunder finished the 2013-14 regular season with a record of 59-23. In the post-season, they lost in six games to the San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference Finals.

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iStockphoto/Thinkstock(SEATTLE) — The Oakland Athletics placed infielder Alberto Callaspo on the 15-day disabled list with a Grade 2 right hamstring strain.

Callaspo pulled his hamstring in the second inning of Friday night’s 3-2 loss to the Seattle Mariners when he was running out a slow ground ball. He was immediately removed from the game for Nate Freiman.

In 83 games this season, Callaspo is batting .234 with three home runs and 31 RBIs.

To fill Callaspo’s spot on the roster, Oakland recalled infielder Andy Parrino from Triple-A Sacramento on Saturday. In two games this season, he is hitting .167 (1-6) with one RBI and one walk.

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Ingram Publishing/Thinkstock(OKLAHOMA CITY) — The Oklahoma City Thunder have agreed to terms with free-agent guard Anthony Morrow, according to ESPN. The deal is reportedly for three-years, worth $10 million.

In 76 games with the New Orleans Pelicans last season, the 28-year-old Morrow averaged 8.4 points and 1.8 rebounds per game.

The Thunder will be Morrow’s sixth team he has played for, following stints with the Golden State Warriors, New Jersey Nets, Atlanta Hawks, Dallas Mavericks and the Pelicans. In 373 career games, he has averaged 10.4 points, 2.5 rebounds and one assist per game.

The Thunder finished the 2013-14 regular season with a record of 59-23. In the post-season, they lost in six games to the San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference Finals.

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