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Florida's Brady Singer named winner of Dick Howser Trophy

Jun. 15, 2018 2:10 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Florida pitcher Brady Singer has been honored with the Dick Howser Trophy as college baseball's player of the year. Singer, who received the award Friday, carries a 12-1 record and 2.30 ERA into the College World Series. The native of Eustis, Florida, was the No. 18 overall pick in the...

Jason Wu's first fragrance speaks to his childhood

Jun. 13, 2018 4:56 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Scents often bring on memories and Jason Wu packed a personal one into his first fragrance, that of jasmine. But finding just the right raw ingredients was a process. The designer told The Associated Press at the Fragrance Foundation Awards, where the packaging for his namesake eau de...

Wentz eager to return, but Foles allows Eagles to wait

Jun. 13, 2018 6:25 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Carson Wentz was having an MVP-caliber season before a torn ACL forced him to the sideline, where he watched Nick Foles lead the Philadelphia Eagles to their first Super Bowl victory. Wentz has a mission to return for Week 1 and is already ahead of schedule after being cleared for...

Roy Lichtenstein Foundation announces closure, donations

Jun. 6, 2018 9:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Roy Lichtenstein Foundation in New York City says it's closing its doors and giving away its remaining holdings — with a first gift of 400 works to the Whitney Museum of American Art. The gift to the Whitney was announced on Wednesday and represents about half of the foundation's...

Attorney general candidate's top campaign promise? Sue Trump

Jun. 5, 2018 6:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Fordham law professor Zephyr Teachout launched her Democratic campaign for New York attorney general outside Trump Tower on Tuesday with a promise to crack down on potential conflicts of interest in President Donald Trump's sprawling business empire. Teachout said she would use the vast...

Conservative icon David Koch leaving business, politics

Jun. 5, 2018 9:54 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Billionaire conservative icon David Koch is stepping down from the Koch brothers' network of business and political activities. The 78-year-old New York resident is suffering from deteriorating health, according to a letter that older brother Charles Koch sent to company officials Tuesday...

Jim Kelly to receive Jimmy V Award for battling cancer

Jun. 4, 2018 3:31 PM EDT

BATAVIA, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly will receive ESPN's Jimmy V Award for the toughness and perseverance he's displayed during his ongoing battle with oral cancer. ESPN officially announced the honor Monday, a few hours after Kelly first revealed the news while attending...

Tower at Flight 93 memorial to open by 9/11 anniversary

Jun. 3, 2018 11:17 PM EDT

The final phase of the Flight 93 National Memorial is underway and on track to open on the 17th anniversary of plane's crash into a Pennsylvania field during 9/11. United Airlines Flight 93 was en route from Newark, New Jersey, to San Francisco on Sept. 11, 2001, when hijackers seized control and redirected the...

The price of a private lunch with Warren Buffett: $3.3M

Jun. 1, 2018 11:43 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An anonymous bidder offered more than $3.3 million Friday for a private lunch with Warren Buffett, an amount just short of the record paid in 2016 and 2012 for the chance to pick the brain of the renowned investor and philanthropist. An online auction that raises money for the Glide...

US deports kin of couple who died in crash fleeing agents

Jun. 1, 2018 7:21 PM EDT

DELANO, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. has deported a Mexican man who was sought in California earlier this year when immigration agents mistakenly followed his two relatives who sped away in their car and crashed, killing both and leaving six orphaned children. United Farm Workers Foundation Executive Director...