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Jill Biden surprises her South Carolina 'prayer partner'

Oct. 17, 2021 18:42 PM EDT

WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Jill Biden on Sunday returned to the South Carolina Baptist church where she says she began to repair her relationship with God following her son's death from brain cancer six years ago. The first lady quietly flew to West Columbia for a...

Rodgers throws 2 TDs, runs for 1 as Packers beat Bears 24-14

Oct. 17, 2021 18:39 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Aaron Rodgers didn't need to say it. He couldn't resist. Rodgers turned toward the crowd after running for a touchdown to help secure yet another win for Green Bay over Chicago. Then, he yelled, “I still own you! I still own you!” ...

Larson wins at Texas for 1st spot in NASCAR's championship 4

Oct. 17, 2021 18:36 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Kyle Larson claimed the first of four championship-contending spots in NASCAR's season finale with a dominating victory at Texas on Sunday to start the round of eight in the playoffs. Larson led 256 of 334 laps at the 1 1/2-mile track and got...

Fields' inconsistency hurts Bears in 24-14 loss to Packers

Oct. 17, 2021 18:27 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Justin Fields was terrific on Chicago's first possession. He showed off his arm and legs on another impressive drive for the Bears in the fourth quarter. Other than that, he looked like just another rookie quarterback. Fields showed...

Bill Clinton back home after hospitalization from infection

Oct. 17, 2021 18:26 PM EDT

ORANGE, Calif. (AP) — Bill Clinton arrived Sunday at his home in New York to continue recovering from an infection that left him in treatment for six days at a Southern California hospital, officials said. The former president left the University of California Irvine...

5 killed in single-vehicle crash in Raleigh

Oct. 17, 2021 18:26 PM EDT

Raleigh, N.C. (AP) — Five people were killed after a single-vehicle accident Sunday morning in Raleigh, North Carolina, police said. News outlets report it happened at about 6:15 a.m. on Capital Boulevard near Fairview Road. Laura Hourigan, a...

Herbert's run of success ends, as does Chargers' win streak

Oct. 17, 2021 18:21 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Frazzled and frustrated by a Baltimore Ravens defense that chased him all over the field, Justin Herbert could only shrug his shoulders after an uncharacteristic poor performance during a stinging defeat. Walking into the interview room wearing a...

Lions' Campbell sticking with struggling QB Goff for now

Oct. 17, 2021 18:20 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit Lions coach Dan Campbell isn't considering a change at quarterback. That doesn't mean he's happy. “I'm not putting all of this on Jared Goff, because this is a collective performance by our offense," Campbell said after the...

Alabama library system joins 1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Oct. 17, 2021 18:17 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama library system has joined a program aimed at getting parents to read often to their preschool children. WSFA-TV reports that the Montgomery City-County Public Library System scheduled a kickoff event Monday morning for the “1,000...

Alexis DeJoria wins at NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals

Oct. 17, 2021 18:17 PM EDT

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Alexis DeJoria powered to her first Funny Car victory in more than four years Sunday in the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway. DeJoria beat J.R. Todd with a 3.921-second run at 327.66 mph in a Toyota Camry for her sixth career...