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Review: Elizabeth Banks takes a shot at 'Charlie's Angels'

Nov. 12, 2019 8:15 PM EST

If you're watching a big studio film featuring a female ensemble, there is a 50% chance that there is going to be some monologue about how men underestimating women is both a truism and an advantage. It's becoming as inevitable as environmentalist supervillains. On its face it's a harmless observation and a...

First death reported in nationwide protests wracking Lebanon

Nov. 12, 2019 6:17 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — A local official for a Lebanese political party was shot dead by soldiers trying to open a road closed by protesters in southern Beirut late Tuesday, the army reported, marking the first death in 27 days of nationwide protests. An army statement said the man was shot in the Khaldeh...

Stocks mixed as uncertainty reigns in US-China trade talks

Nov. 11, 2019 11:40 PM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mixed in Asia on Tuesday as investors awaited cues on trade talks between China and the U.S. The next hints on progress in the negotiations between Beijing and Washington could come later in the day, when Trump is scheduled to give a speech on trade and economic policy at the...

Georgia Tech rolls past Elon on rough shooting night

Nov. 11, 2019 11:35 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Tech was mostly ice cold early, but Michael Devoe was hot all night on the way to tying his career high with 22 points to lead the Yellow Jackets to a 64-41 win over Elon on a night where both teams had a tough time finding the basket. The Yellow Jackets (2-0) were particularly...

Lebanon's Central Bank tries to calm nerves amid crisis

Nov. 11, 2019 8:21 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — The governor of Lebanon's Central Bank sought to calm nerves on Monday amid a worsening economic and financial crisis, pledging to work on safeguarding the stability of the national currency and protecting bank deposits. Riad Salameh told reporters at a packed press conference that the bank...

AP Top 25 Reality Check: Where should Alabama be ranked now?

Nov. 11, 2019 3:06 AM EST

Over the next four weeks there will be much debate about whether Alabama is one of the four best teams in college football. AP Top 25 voters weighed Sunday, a day after the Crimson Tide lost a 46-41 thriller to LSU, and the consensus was yes. Alabama was No. 4 in The Associated Press college football poll...

Diakite has 19 points and 13 rebounds for No. 11 Virginia

Nov. 10, 2019 10:55 PM EST

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Mamadi Diakite got lots of cheers before his first home game of the season as videos played with highlights of Virginia's run to its first national championship a year ago. He gave the crowd plenty more to cheer with 19 points and 13 rebounds in the No. 11 Cavaliers' 65-34...

Mompremier's double-double leads No. 18 Miami women

Nov. 10, 2019 5:24 PM EST

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Beatrice Mompremier had a double-double, Kelsey Marshall scored 18 points and No. 18 Miami opened its season with an 83-68 victory over Jackson State on Sunday. Mompremier, who averaged a double-double last season with 16.7 points and 12.2 rebounds per game, had 16 points and 11...

Kenmore Air, Lake Union neighbors clash over crowded waters

Nov. 10, 2019 10:06 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — A Lake Union community group is raising the alarm over what it says are plans for a permanent, 3,000-foot-long seaplane-landing zone down the center of Lake Union that would be off-limits to boaters and other users. But Kenmore Air, which operates regular flights from the lake to Vancouver,...

Texas State wins back-and-forth battle with S. Alabama 30-28

Nov. 9, 2019 9:26 PM EST

SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — Joshua Rowland kicked a 31-yard field goal late in the fourth quarter lifting Texas State to a 30-28 victory over South Alabama Saturday in a game that saw the lead swapped eight times. South Alabama had a chance for the win, lining up for a 28-yard field goal that missed wide left...