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Southern holds off Texas Southern behind 3 TDs from McDaniel

Oct. 19, 2019 6:50 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Glendon McDaniel threw three touchdown passes, two of them in a decisive third quarter, and Southern defeated Texas Southern in the State Fair Showdown on Saturday. After the score was tied at 7 at halftime, McDaniel connected with Jamar Washington for 35 yards and Hunter Register for 31...

Police: Gang member confesses in mass shooting at festival

Oct. 17, 2019 6:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A 20-year-old gang member has confessed to being one of two shooters in a gunfight that turned a lively summer community festival in Brooklyn into a blood-drenched nightmare, police said Thursday. One person died and 11 were wounded when Kyle Williams and a second, yet-unidentified gunman...

The Latest: Police: Man confesses to Brooklyn mass shooting

Oct. 17, 2019 3:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of a suspect in a mass shooting in New York City that left 1 person dead and 11 others wounded (all times local): 3:25 p.m. New York City police say a 20-year-old gang member has confessed to his involvement in a gun battle between rival groups that left one person...

Community grieves for girl who fell from festival ride, died

Oct. 15, 2019 12:20 PM EDT

DEERFIELD TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey community left flowers and balloons and flew flags at half-staff in memory of a 10-year-old girl who died after plunging from a ride at a festival over the weekend. Hailey McMullen, of Deerfield Township, was ejected from a Wisdom Super Sizzler "Extreme" ride...

10-year-old dies after being ejected from festival ride

Oct. 13, 2019 1:27 PM EDT

BRIDGETON, N.J. (AP) — A 10-year-old girl died after plunging from an amusement park ride at a harvest festival in southern New Jersey over the weekend, authorities said. Troopers were called to the Deerfield Township Harvest Festival in Cumberland County after the girl was "ejected" from a Wisdom Super...

5 rappers removed from NYC festival at request of police

Oct. 12, 2019 4:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Organizers of a hip-hop festival taking place in New York this weekend said Saturday they have dropped five rappers from the lineup at the request of police. The New York Times reported that the performers were removed from the Rolling Loud festival after a New York Police Department...

Fair meeting: No. 6 Oklahoma and No. 11 Texas for Golden Hat

Oct. 10, 2019 3:17 PM EDT

No. 6 Oklahoma (5-0, 2-0 Big 12) vs. No. 11 Texas (4-1, 2-0), in Dallas, Saturday at 12 p.m. EDT (FOX). Line: Oklahoma by 10 1/2. Series record: Texas leads 62-47-5. WHAT'S AT STAKE? Along with bragging rights and the Golden Hat trophy, the winner of the Red River rivalry game takes a significant step toward a...

A New Mexico icon, Spanish conquistador faces attacks

Oct. 10, 2019 2:00 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Spanish conquistador is an image found throughout New Mexico, the most Hispanic state in the United States. Depictions of men such as 17th century explorers Don Juan de Oñate and Don Diego de Vargas have long adorned murals and been honored at commemorations as symbols of...

Red River rivalry Big 12 highlight on October's 2nd Saturday

Oct. 10, 2019 3:01 AM EDT

Some things to watch on the second Saturday in October in the Big 12: GAME OF THE WEEK No. 6 Oklahoma (5-0, 2-0 Big 12) vs. No. 11 Texas (4-1, 2-0). The second Saturday in October at the State Fair of Texas means the Red River rivalry game, and that now can be the first of two meetings in the same season. The...

Japan reopens exhibit shut over 'comfort woman' statue

Oct. 8, 2019 6:42 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese exhibit dedicated to censored art reopened Tuesday after being forced to close because of threats over a statue symbolizing World War II Korean "comfort women" sexually abused by Japanese soldiers. The exhibit, part of the Aichi Triennale 2019 art festival, features a "comfort...