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It's tapped: Beer flows as Oktoberfest opens in Munich

Sep. 22, 2018 8:48 AM EDT

MUNICH (AP) — The first keg has been tapped and the beer is flowing as the 185th Oktoberfest gets underway in Munich. Mayor Dieter Reiter inserted the tap in the first keg on Saturday with two blows of a hammer and the cry of "O'zapft is" — "it's tapped." As tradition demands, he handed the first...

Cubs SS Russell placed on leave before loss to White Sox

Sep. 22, 2018 1:04 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs announced Friday that shortstop Addison Russell had been placed on administrative leave after he was accused of domestic violence by his ex-wife. Then Jose Quintana struggled against his former team. The Cubs dropped their second straight game when Quintana was tagged for a...

Alaska man tied to girl's death pleads not guilty

Sep. 22, 2018 12:39 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska man linked to a 10-year-old girl's death through her cellphone pleaded not guilty Friday to lying to federal authorities investigating the case. After entering his plea in U.S. District Court in Anchorage through an assistant public defender, Peter Wilson was scheduled...

Pardoned Australian filmmaker to be deported from Cambodia

Sep. 21, 2018 11:09 PM EDT

PHNOM PEHN, Cambodia (AP) — An Australian filmmaker was awaiting deportation from Cambodia on Saturday after receiving a royal pardon for his conviction on spying charges for flying a drone over a political rally. A spokesman for immigration police said that James Ricketson will be deported on Saturday...

Vin Scully makes rare public appearance at Dodgers game

Sep. 21, 2018 10:29 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Vin Scully has made a rare public appearance at Dodger Stadium to help honor fellow Hall of Famer Jaime Jarrin. The Spanish-language broadcaster was inducted into the team's Ring of Honor, with his name joining Scully and such Dodgers greats as Sandy Koufax, Jackie Robinson and Roy...

The Latest: Death toll rises to 43 in aftermath of Florence

Sep. 21, 2018 9:21 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of Hurricane Florence (all times local): 8:15 p.m. Authorities say the death toll has now risen to 43 dead in the aftermath of former Hurricane Florence. A statement released by North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper's office said Friday evening that there are now 32 confirmed dead in that...

Burt Reynolds mourned at small private memorial in Florida

Sep. 21, 2018 8:34 PM EDT

NORTH PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — About 80 of Burt Reynolds' friends and relatives shared memories of the late actor at a private memorial service. Reynolds' ex-wife Loni Anderson and their son Quinton Anderson Reynolds were among the speakers at the Thursday service at Quattlebaum Funeral Home in North Palm...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Sep. 21, 2018 7:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" — To be announced. ___ NBC's "Meet the Press" — To be announced. ___ CBS' "Face the Nation" — Reps. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., and Anna Eshoo, D-Calif. ___ CNN's "State of the Union" — U.N. Ambassador Nikki...

Jane Fonda, her life and men star in a revealing documentary

Sep. 21, 2018 7:29 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — As beguiling and powerful as Jane Fonda is onscreen, she has yet to play a role that's a match for her whiplash-inducing life of artistry, celebrity and polarizing activism. Then there's the personal drama, including serial marriages to three very different husbands with their own claims...

Latest: AK official: State charges expected in girl's death

Sep. 21, 2018 6:43 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on Alaska man linked to death of 10-year-old girl (all times local): 2:40 p.m. An Alaska prosecutor says state charges are expected to be filed Monday in a case involving a 10-year-old girl's death. Forty-one-year-old Peter Wilson already is charged in federal court. He...