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Russian separatists release 10, including 2 US veterans

Sep. 21, 2022 17:37 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Two U.S. military veterans who disappeared three months ago while fighting Russia with Ukrainian forces were among 10 prisoners, including five British nationals, released by Russian-backed separatists as part of a prisoner exchange mediated by Saudi Arabia, officials said...

Alcaraz stops Tiafoe's US Open run for 1st Grand Slam final

Sep. 10, 2022 02:07 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Carlos Alcaraz and Frances Tiafoe engaged in a high-level, high-energy spectacle of a back-and-forth semifinal at the U.S. Open — no point over when it seemed to be, no ball out of reach, no angle too audacious. One sequence was so stuffed with “What?! How?!”...

Serena Williams loses to Tomljanovic in US Open farewell

Sep. 03, 2022 00:15 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Leave it to Serena Williams to not want to go quietly, to not want this match, this trip to the U.S. Open, this transcendent career of hers, to really, truly end. Right down to what were, barring a change of heart, the final minutes of her quarter-century of...

New Mexico teams rally for hospitalized football player

Sep. 02, 2022 16:27 PM EDT

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — For 22 seconds, none of the 104 players thought about football. The high school students’ thoughts and prayers were elsewhere — with Abraham Romero in the intensive care unit at El Paso Children’s Hospital as a solemn stillness crept over the hundreds...

House panel calls for cryptocurrency fraud oversight

Aug. 30, 2022 17:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House oversight subcommittee asked regulators and industry leaders on Tuesday to explain what they are doing to stop cryptocurrency fraud and other scams perpetrated on consumers. Illinois Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi, head of the Economic and Consumer Policy...

Hee-haw: Burro racing gains popularity in Colorado

Aug. 27, 2022 10:24 AM EDT

LEADVILLE, Colo. (AP) — At the sound of gunfire, the burros take off in a sprint, so fast that the trail runners gripping their lead ropes are at risk of getting dragged down the pavement of historic Harrison Avenue. Within the first block, with a crowd of several hundred lining...

Rapid rainfall floods buildings and highways in Deep South

Aug. 25, 2022 18:38 PM EDT

PEARL, Miss. (AP) — Large fans hummed noisily Thursday to try to dry out the carpet at The Exchange Church, a day after storms rapidly dumped several inches of rain and pushed water into the one-story brick building in central Mississippi. Bryant May is lead pastor of the Southern...

Kemp scores winning run on defensive misplay, A's beat M's

Aug. 20, 2022 23:36 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — It took a little bit of good fortune for the Oakland Athletics to finally beat the Mariners again at home. Tony Kemp scored the winning run after pitcher Diego Castillo mishandled a high chopper by Sheldon Neuse with none out in the 10th inning, and the A's...

University of Tennessee has new agriculture leader

Aug. 20, 2022 12:01 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — There’s one thing the new leader of the University of Tennessee’s Institute of Agriculture wants Tennesseans to understand: Farming impacts everyone. “Four out of four people eat,” Carrie Castille said in an interview with Knox News. “And the...

High-level talks in Ukraine yield little reported progress

Aug. 18, 2022 18:54 PM EDT

LVIV, Ukraine (AP) — Turkey's leader and the U.N. chief met in Ukraine with President Volodymr Zelenskyy on Thursday in a high-powered bid to ratchet down a war raging for nearly six months. But little immediate progress was reported. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he...