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Correction: Caster Semenya-Award story

Oct. 22, 2018 12:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Oct. 22 about South African runner Caster Semenya, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Semenya's appeal case at the Court of Arbitration for Sport was pushed back to February. The date of hearing has not changed and a verdict is expected on or before March 26. A...

Mega Millions players would spend $1.6B on bills, charity

Oct. 22, 2018 10:32 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — With the Mega Millions lottery jackpot at a record $1.6 billion, people are snapping up tickets across the U.S. The Powerball jackpot also has climbed. It's up to an estimated $620 million for Wednesday's drawing. That would make it the fifth-largest jackpot in U.S. history. But much of the...

'Shark Tank' backs late 9/11 cleaner's idea, pitched by kids

Oct. 22, 2018 9:35 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The sharks on "Shark Tank" are supporting an invention created by a New York City firefighter who died of cancer after helping clean up the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks. Kevin Young's children on Sunday pitched his Cup Board Pro, a chopping block that features a detachable bowl for...

NYPD suspends use of body camera model after one explodes

Oct. 22, 2018 7:03 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City Police Department has suspended use of a model of body camera after one exploded. The NYPD says an officer noticed smoke coming from the Vievu LE-5 body camera on Saturday night. The officer removed it and the device exploded. No one was injured. The NYPD says that the...

Borrego: Hiring female coaches shows NBA trending right way

Oct. 22, 2018 3:06 AM EDT

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver wants more women throughout the league. He's getting his wish. In recent days, two significant moves were made, with Kristi Toliver being added to Washington's staff of assistant coaches, and Chasity Melvin getting hired as an assistant coach with Charlotte's G League affiliate in...

Cousins, Vikings look to improve, even after blowout of Jets

Oct. 22, 2018 2:27 AM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Kirk Cousins was happy with the victory, of course — a road win against a team Minnesota had never beaten away from home. But the star quarterback knows the Vikings' offense can be even better. Cousins threw two touchdown passes, Latavius Murray ran for two scores, and...

Defensive resurgence helps Colts blow out Bills 37-5

Oct. 22, 2018 2:27 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts defense got battered for three weeks. A spate of injuries decimated their starting lineup just as they faced a daunting stretch of games. On Sunday, the Colts fought back. Indy forced five turnovers, had two sacks and allowed no touchdowns as it snapped a...

Warren took DNA test to help rebuild "trust in government"

Oct. 22, 2018 12:50 AM EDT

Democratic U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren said Sunday that she changed her mind recently and took a DNA test proving her heritage because Americans' trust in government is "at an all-time low" and she wanted to help rebuild it by being transparent. The incumbent Massachusetts senator spoke at her second debate...

Resilient Sabres rally past Ducks, end trip with 4-2 win

Oct. 21, 2018 11:45 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres' West Coast trip was in danger of slipping off the rails before they got right back on track with a Southern California sweep. Rasmus Ristolainen scored a tiebreaking power-play goal early in the third period, and the Sabres rallied from a two-goal deficit for a...

Charles Wang, former New York Islanders owner, dies at 74

Oct. 21, 2018 11:18 PM EDT

OYSTER BAY, N.Y. (AP) — Charles Wang, a technology company founder and former owner of the New York Islanders hockey team, died Sunday. He was 74. Wang died of lung cancer in Oyster Bay, New York, his attorney, John McEntee, said in an emailed statement. Wang "was an entrepreneur, visionary, author, and...