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Mississippi State picked to win SEC women's basketball title

Oct. 16, 2018 3:27 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Mississippi State is the favorite to repeat as Southeastern Conference women's basketball champions this season. The Bulldogs made it to the national championship game last season. Mississippi State 6-foot-7 center Teaira McCowan is the lopsided favorite to win SEC player of the...

Canada routs Cuba 12-0 in Women's World Cup qualifying

Oct. 8, 2018 10:43 PM EDT

EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — Adriana Leon and Jordyn Huitema each had four goals in Canada's dominating 12-0 victory over Cuba on Monday night in the group stage of the CONCACAF Women's World Cup qualifying tournament. Canada, ranked No. 5 in the world, needed a big result against No. 88 Cuba after Jamaica's...

Fanfare, red velvet cake for Princess Eugenie's wedding

Oct. 7, 2018 6:58 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — There will be military fanfare and red velvet cake when Princess Eugenie weds this week — Britain's second royal wedding of the year. The 28-year-old granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II is due to marry liquor company executive Jack Brooksbank on Friday in St. George's Chapel at Windsor...

Watchdog urges Egypt to reverse seizure of newspaper

Sep. 25, 2018 12:09 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A press freedoms group has called on Egyptian authorities to reverse their decision to take over a daily newspaper a day after security forces stormed its headquarters. Reporters Without Borders says Tuesday the decision to take over al-Mesryoon was taken by a government commission charged...

After saving damaged dog, woman opens spay-neuter clinic

Sep. 16, 2018 10:52 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The sign above the cage caught the aspiring music star's eye. "Adoption special, $25 — Ask about me, I have an interesting story." Inside was a sad-looking 60-pound dog with a big patch of red fur missing from her back. And part of her eyelid had been surgically removed...

1 family's dilemma to evacuate or not comes down to money

Sep. 13, 2018 3:59 PM EDT

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Mercedes O'Neill lives just two blocks from the Atlantic Ocean in a zone so imperiled by Hurricane Florence that it has been marked for mandatory evacuation. But for now, she plans to ride out the hurricane in her home with her boyfriend, her 6-year-old daughter and two...

Longchamp marks 70 years with its first runway show

Sep. 10, 2018 1:16 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Sophie Delafontaine had tastemakers Anita Pallenberg and Veruschka on her mind when she was figuring out how to celebrate the 70th year of her family's business, Longchamp. Working alongside her brother, CEO Jean Cassegrain, she decided to go big with vibrant '70s glamour, a California...

Police investigate killing of pet cow that scratched SUV

Sep. 7, 2018 5:38 PM EDT

EMBDEN, Maine (AP) — Police in Maine are investigating the killing of a pet cow that was shot to death after it wandered from its owner's land and scratched a vehicle. Police on Friday were still determining if there will be charges. The shooting took place Wednesday in Embden, a small town about 45...

Caroline Marks at home riding world's waves at just 16

Sep. 7, 2018 2:16 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Caroline Marks showed her older brothers, all right, who was the best surfer in the family. Goaded by her siblings at a young age while growing up in Florida, Marks took to the waves with such gusto that at 16, she's the youngest competitor ever, male or female, on the World Surf League's...

Pro surfing league on board for equal prize money in 2019

Sep. 6, 2018 2:38 PM EDT

The World Surf League will award the same prize money for men and women starting in 2019. CEO Sophie Goldschmidt says the equal pay for surfers will apply for the league's various tours — world championship, junior world championship, longboard and big wave. Eleven-time world champion Kelly Slater says in...