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The Latest: Cowboys' Maher ties team record with 62-yarder

Oct. 13, 2019 6:02 PM EDT

The Latest on the NFL's Week 6 (all times EDT): ___ 6 p.m. Dallas kicker Brett Maher has tied his own franchise record by kicking a 62-yard field goal — with plenty of room to spare — as the first half ended cutting the Cowboys' deficit against the New York Jets to 21-6. It was also the longest...

Orville Wright bust stolen from North Carolina monument

Oct. 13, 2019 3:25 PM EDT

KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. (AP) — The National Park Service says a copper bust of aviation pioneer Orville Wright has been stolen from the Wright Brothers National Memorial in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The Park Service and local law enforcement officials are investigating the case and are asking the...

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...

APNewsBreak: Records show Montana official's vehicle misuse

Oct. 12, 2019 6:26 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana Secretary of State Corey Stapleton put tens of thousands of miles on a state-owned pickup truck and used it extensively during weekends and holidays in addition to other travel that legislative auditors said violated state policy, an Associated Press review has found. A state...

Official: Spitting incident at museum not racially motivated

Oct. 12, 2019 3:01 PM EDT

SHELTON, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut school official says she doesn't believe race was a factor when a white student spat on a black visitor at the National Museum of African American History & Culture in Washington, D.C. School officials in Shelton say the Friday incident resulted in a group from...

Milwaukee Public Museum launches a live spiders exhibit

Oct. 11, 2019 5:55 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee's natural history museum is hoping its new live spiders exhibit can educate visitors instead of scaring them away. The Milwaukee Public Museum is hosting the Spiders Alive! exhibit from Oct. 5 through January 2020. The exhibit features 17 species of live arachnids from around...

Good Grief: Owners of Charlie Brown song sue Dollywood

Oct. 10, 2019 12:05 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The copyright owners of the "Charlie Brown Christmas" theme song have sued Dollywood in federal court for copyright infringement. News outlets report the complaint says the East Tennessee theme park named for country star Dolly Parton has used the song without permission in live...

Road tripping Thailand: Weekend getaways to beat the crowds

Oct. 9, 2019 10:32 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's southern beaches lure travelers with their turquoise water and dramatic limestone cliffs, but there's more to explore in the Southeast Asian country that's one of the world's most popular destinations. For a Thai road less traveled, try one of these getaways outside Bangkok, far...

Family on SC vacation pulls 44 pounds of cocaine from ocean

Oct. 9, 2019 12:48 PM EDT

FRIPP ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — A family visiting South Carolina fished a big package from the ocean, took it to their rental home and opened it up, finding about 44 pounds (20 kilograms) of cocaine. Beaufort County Sheriff's Maj. Bob Bromage told news outlets Monday that the family was walking along Fripp...

ACC 'carnival' in Coastal Division poised for wild finish

Oct. 9, 2019 11:38 AM EDT

Chaos is brewing in the ACC's Coastal Division once again. With the midpoint of the regular season approaching, the Atlantic Coast Conference race is shaping up with prohibitive favorite Clemson sitting atop the Atlantic Division and more unpredictability dominating the Coastal. Nothing can be taken for granted....