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Gov. Gordon wins Wyoming GOP primary in bid for 2nd term

Aug. 16, 2022 23:02 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Gov. Mark Gordon has a clear path to reelection after winning the Republican primary in Wyoming on Tuesday, while more competitive Republican primary races shaped up for secretary of state and state superintendent of public instruction. Democrats, meanwhile,...

California appeals court rejects COVID-19 fines for church

Aug. 16, 2022 21:19 PM EDT

A California church that defied safety regulations during the COVID-19 pandemic by holding large religious services won't have to pay about $200,000 in fines, a state appeals court ruled. Calvary Chapel San Jose and its pastors were held in contempt of court and fined in 2020 and...

Little League World Series is back with 4 more teams

Aug. 16, 2022 19:32 PM EDT

The Little League World Series is back to its old self, and more. After no tournament in 2020 and no international clubs in 2021, both due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the youth baseball tournament has expanded to 20 teams from around the world that will play ball in South...

Hot dogs vs deli meat; rising costs shape choices at Walmart

Aug. 16, 2022 18:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — With inflation hovering near levels not seen in 40 years, higher-income Americans turned to Walmart to cut costs on groceries while its lower-income customers swapped out deli meats for less expensive hot dogs and canned tuna. That boosted sales for Walmart in the...

Georgia governor touts Bulldogs 4-peat for Atlanta in 2025

Aug. 16, 2022 18:32 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's governor has high hopes for his alma mater. With Atlanta set to become the first two-time host of college football's national championship game in 2025, Brian Kemp sees no reason the Georgia Bulldogs can't be going for their fourth straight title that year...

NFL looks like old self entering 3rd season in COVID-19 era

Aug. 16, 2022 17:55 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Derrick Henry has been seen jogging on the field with his daughter after practice. Green Bay Packers are once again borrowing kids' bicycles for rides to practice. Fans are rubbing elbows with their favorite players to get those coveted autographs. Yes, the...

NJ gambling revenue up 6.7% in July, but 5 casinos still lag

Aug. 16, 2022 16:49 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey’s casinos, horse tracks that offer sports betting and the online partners of both types of gambling outlets won $480.7 million in July, an increase of 6.7% from a year ago. But the resorts nine casinos continue to struggle to return to...

Brazil's presidential campaign kicks off amid violence fears

Aug. 16, 2022 16:20 PM EDT

JUIZ DE FORA, Brazil (AP) — Brazil's presidential election campaign officially began Tuesday with former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva leading all polls against incumbent Jair Bolsonaro amid growing concern of political violence and threats to democracy. Da Silva, whose...

Simon Fraser moves 4 football games from Canada to U.S.

Aug. 16, 2022 16:07 PM EDT

BURNABY, British Columbia (AP) — Simon Fraser will move four of its home football games across the border to Blaine, Washington for the upcoming season due to COVID-19 entry requirements to Canada, the school announced Tuesday. Simon Fraser plays at the Division II level and is...

Elvis death anniversary increases tourism at his birthplace

Aug. 16, 2022 16:03 PM EDT

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — The Elvis Presley Birthplace and Museum in Tupelo, Mississippi, has welcomed an increasing number of visitors as fans commemorate the 45th anniversary of Presley's death and a new movie reawakens international interest in the singer. Roy Turner was named...