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Nets say LeVert could return from foot injury this season

Nov. 13, 2018 8:56 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Caris LeVert's injury wasn't as bad as it looked. The Brooklyn Nets said Tuesday their leading scorer suffered only a dislocation of his right foot and no fractures, and he could return this season. That's far better than what was feared when LeVert's leg appeared to bend in a gruesome...

3 students charged in online threat to North Carolina school

Nov. 13, 2018 6:49 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities have charged three students after a post on social media suggested there was a gun on a high school campus. It was one of three instances in which weapons were reported at schools in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said in a news release...

The Latest: "Thank God!" says massacre Facebook page leader

Nov. 13, 2018 6:06 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on arrests in the 2016 killing of eight family members in Ohio (all times local): 6 p.m. A woman who has helped lead a social media group focused on the 2016 shootings of eight family members in rural Ohio says she's both shocked and relieved at news of arrests. Verlina...

Juul halts store sales of some flavored e-cigarettes

Nov. 13, 2018 4:59 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The nation's leading e-cigarette maker is halting store sales of some flavors to deter use by kids. The move by Juul Labs Inc. comes ahead of an expected U.S. government crackdown on underage sales of flavored e-cigarettes. Juul said it stopped filling store orders Tuesday for mango, fruit,...

Florida's effort to find non-citizen voters had slim results

Nov. 13, 2018 4:41 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Contrary to what's claimed in a tweet by Donald Trump Jr., an effort by Florida to find non-citizens on its voter rolls did not result in the discovery of tens of thousands of illegal voters. In the last few days, some Republicans and conservatives have latched onto a six-year-old...

With J.K. Rowling's help, Jude Law builds a new Dumbledore

Nov. 13, 2018 2:57 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Jude Law met with J.K. Rowling about portraying the younger version of Albus Dumbledore, the two discussed how to rebuild the fan-favorite character from the "Harry Potter" films. Law spent an afternoon jotting down notes from Rowling who talked to him about Dumbledore's life before...

MLB investigation racism claims against Mariners

Nov. 13, 2018 2:42 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Major League Baseball is investigating claims made against the Seattle Mariners by the team's recently fired training and conditioning director, who said team management had disparaged Latino players. The Mariners denied the allegations in a statement on Monday following the social media...

The Latest: Photographer: Controversial photo ill-timed shot

Nov. 13, 2018 9:50 AM EST

BARABOO, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on the photo of Wisconsin high school boys giving what appears to be a Nazi salute (all times local): 8:50 a.m. A parent who took a photo that shows about 60 Wisconsin high school boys giving what appears to be a Nazi salute says he simply asked the youths to wave goodbye to...

UK police make arrest in hunt for 'Friends' lookalike thief

Nov. 13, 2018 9:44 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — British police say they have arrested a suspect in their hunt for a shoplifter who bears a striking resemblance to Ross Geller, the character played by David Schwimmer on the TV show "Friends." Facebook users noticed the similarity when police posted surveillance-camera footage last month of...

Bahrain arrests man for tweets critical of upcoming election

Nov. 13, 2018 9:21 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Bahrain's state-run news agency says prosecutors have detained and charged a man for tweets critical of the country's upcoming parliamentary elections. A government agency tasked with monitoring the internet informed prosecutors that the man, who was not publicly...