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FC Dallas forward Fafa Picault, bottom, slide tackles Portland Timbers defender Pablo Bonilla, top, during the first half of an MLS soccer match in Portland, Ore., Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)

Dallas advances 8-7 on penalties after 1-1 draw with Timbers

Nov. 23, 2020 2:37 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Jimmy Maurer saved Jorge Villafana's shootout attempt and FC Dallas advanced 8-7 on penalty kicks in the Major League Soccer playoffs after a 1-1 draw with the Portland Timbers on Sunday night. Dallas will face the winner of Tuesday night's match between the defending champion...

Today in History

Nov. 23, 2020 12:02 AM EST

Today in History Today is Monday, Nov. 23, the 328th day of 2020. There are 38 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 23, 1963, President Lyndon B. Johnson proclaimed Nov. 25 a day of national mourning following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. On this date: In...

South Carolina sewer consolidation plan sparks disagreements

Nov. 21, 2020 1:09 PM EST

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A proposal to consolidate some South Carolina sewer systems is creating sharp divisions over whether the plan is a political power grab or a savvy way to make needed improvements. Greenville County leaders are deciding whether to merge six sewer districts, with a public hearing set...

People wait in line to vote in municipal elections at a polling station at the Rocinha slum of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Nov.15, 2020. Voters across Latin America's biggest country are electing mayors and municipal council members. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

Brazil has surge of virus cases, downplayed by politicians

Nov. 20, 2020 2:28 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Cases of COVID-19 are rising again in the country with the world’s second-highest confirmed death toll, prompting Brazilian experts to express concern and politicians to downplay its severity in the midst of an election season. Data from Johns Hopkins University show new cases...

This combination photo of celebrities with birthdays from Nov. 22-28 shows, from left, Scarlett Johansson, Miley Cyrus, Stephen Merchant, Christina Applegate, DJ Khaled, Kathryn Bigelow and Garcelle Beauvais. (AP Photo)

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Nov. 22-28

Nov. 16, 2020 8:39 AM EST

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Nov. 22-28: Nov. 22: Actor Michael Callan is 85. Comedian-director Terry Gilliam (Monty Python) is 80. Actor Tom Conti is 79. Singer Jesse Colin Young (The Youngbloods) is 79. Guitarist-actor Little Steven (The E Street Band, “The Sopranos”) is 70. Bassist Tina...

Crawford tops Brook in 4th in welterweight title fight

Nov. 15, 2020 12:33 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Terence Crawford started slow and finished fast, stopping Kell Brook with a barrage of punches in the fourth round Saturday night to retain his welterweight title. Crawford remained unbeaten and kept his place on the mythical pound-for-pound best list with an impressive stoppage of the...

Editorial Roundup: US

Nov. 11, 2020 6:36 PM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Nov. 12 South China Morning Post on a recent prison sentence in a ‘doxxing’ case: The violence and chaos of last year’s social unrest prompted complaints about conduct and tactics from both sides. An egregious example was...

Zelarayán, Zardes score as Crew beats Atlanta United 2-1

Nov. 8, 2020 6:00 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Lucas Zelarayán and Gyasi Zardes scored to help the Columbus Crew beat Atlanta United 2-1 on Sunday on the final day of the regular season. The Crew secured a top-four seed in the Eastern Conference and will host a first-round playoff game. Atlanta was eliminated from playoff...

Spain: Former king is target of 3rd corruption investigation

Nov. 6, 2020 7:03 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Spanish Supreme Court prosecutors have opened a third corruption investigation involving former monarch Juan Carlos I of Spain, officials said Friday. Attorney General Dolores Delgado and top anti-corruption prosecutor Alejandro Luzón told reporters the probe is still at an...

Spain chooses post-Civil War film as Oscar candidate

Nov. 3, 2020 10:11 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — “The Endless Trench,” a film about a man who hid for decades after Spain’s 1936-39 Civil War, will represent the country in the competition to be nominated for this year’s Oscar for Best International Feature Film, Spain´s Academy of Cinematographic Arts and...