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Tropical Storm Nestor forms, threatening US Gulf Coast

Oct. 19, 2019 9:06 AM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Tropical Storm Nestor bore down on the northern Gulf Coast with high winds, surging seas and heavy rains Saturday, threatening to hit an area of the Florida Panhandle devastated one year ago by Hurricane Michael. But unlike with Michael, a powerful October 2018 storm that left...

Indian population makes a mark in Pennsylvania

Oct. 19, 2019 3:05 AM EDT

SOUTH FAYETTE, Pa. (AP) — They love the vibrant movies and music that spring from their homeland, but they also follow the Pittsburgh Steelers with the same devotion as someone schooled in black-and-gold lore since birth. Asmita Srivastava and her husband, Ajay, have called South Fayette Township home for...

Hokit runs for 3 TDs, Fresno State beats UNLV 56-27

Oct. 19, 2019 1:49 AM EDT

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Josh Hokit had two of his three touchdown runs in the fourth quarter to help Fresno State pull away from UNLV for a 56-27 win on Friday night. The Bulldogs (3-3, 1-1 Mountain West Conference) took the lead for good on Hokit's first TD run that made it 14-10 in the second quarter....

Dominick Reyes stops Chris Weidman in Boston UFC bout

Oct. 19, 2019 1:28 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Dominick Reyes remained undefeated in 12 fights, stopping former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman by technical knockout in the first round Friday night at UFC Fight Night at the TD Garden. Reyes dropped Weidman (14-5) with a straight left hand in the non-title light heavyweight main...

Fields leads No. 4 Ohio State past Northwestern 52-3

Oct. 19, 2019 1:15 AM EDT

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Eyeing a playoff spot and a shot at the national championship, No. 4 Ohio State sure is locked in at the moment. Justin Fields threw for four touchdowns, J.K. Dobbins rushed for 121 yards and the Buckeyes pounded Northwestern 52-3 on Friday night. Ohio State (7-0, 4-0 Big Ten) did...

GOP member Rooney 'thinking' about impeachment

Oct. 19, 2019 1:03 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump gave an atta-boy to Republican Rep. Francis Rooney last year on the congressman's home turf in swing state Florida. "I love it when he defends me," the president said then. He might feel differently now. The second-term Republican said publicly Friday what others in...

Pitt beats Syracuse 27-20; defense racks up 9 sacks

Oct. 19, 2019 12:34 AM EDT

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — When the Pitt Panthers went into halftime against Syracuse with an 18-point lead, quarterback Kenny Pickett didn't like what he saw and let his teammates know it. "Too many smiles," Pickett said, recounting his impassioned halftime speech. "I play this game real seriously. The game...

Stadium evacuated after shots fired near Phoenix high school

Oct. 19, 2019 12:25 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Republic reports that fans and teams were evacuated for an hour from a football game at a high school in Phoenix after reports of shots being fired nearby. The newspaper says gunshots could be heard as the game was being played about 7:50 p.m. Friday at Betty Fairfax High School....

The coolest Saints fans keep the faith in Anchorage, Alaska

Oct. 19, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The borders of the Who Dat Nation extend far beyond the top row of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, far beyond Sulphur and Bastrop and Bogalusa, and far beyond the Lower 48 for that matter. In fact, there's a colony of Who Dats in Anchorage, Alaska — 4,344 miles from Poydras...

Guaranteed: Joe Namath voted NFL's greatest character

Oct. 18, 2019 11:44 PM EDT

White shoes. Fur coat. Pantyhose. Fu Manchu mustache. And an arm that would make Superman proud. Yep, Joe Namath is the NFL's greatest character. Guaranteed. The Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback who guaranteed his three-touchdown underdog New York Jets would beat the mighty Baltimore Colts in the third Super...