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Fleetwood comes from 6 shots back to win playoff in Sun City

Nov. 17, 2019 12:16 PM EST

SUN CITY, South Africa (AP) — Tommy Fleetwood made three eagles and came from six shots behind to win the Nedbank Golf Challenge in a playoff on Sunday. Fleetwood beat Marcus Kinhult on the first extra hole at Sun City for a fifth European Tour victory and his first at the Nedbank. The Englishman made par...

Southern California man pleads guilty to $14M movie scam

Oct. 18, 2019 6:54 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Southern California man who scammed $14 million from investors by falsely telling them their money would be used to produce a feature film has pleaded guilty to fraud. Adam Joiner of Manhattan Beach entered the plea in federal court Friday. He could be looking at up to 20 years in...

Correction: Sexual Assault-Suspension story

Oct. 23, 2019 5:40 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — In a story Oct. 21 about a student who was suspended over a bathroom note, The Associated Press erroneously reported the percentage of female students who report being forced into sexual contact in Maine. The figure was 16%, not 14%, according to the Maine Integrated Youth Health...

Volinsky running for governor, 2nd Democrat in race

Oct. 23, 2019 3:39 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Executive Councilor Andru Volinsky announced his campaign for governor Wednesday, becoming the second Democrat to enter the race to challenge Republican Gov. Chris Sununu next year. In his announcement, Volinsky said New Hampshire is a beautiful place to live and work,...

Sharks end 2-game skid with 4-2 win over Canadiens

Oct. 24, 2019 11:29 PM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — The Montreal Canadiens are desperate to fix their penalty kill. Evander Kane scored two power-play goals and the San Jose Sharks snapped a two-game losing streak with a 4-2 win over the Canadiens on Thursday night. Kevin Labanc and Melker Karlsson also scored for the Sharks, playing the...

Hawaii man convicted of manslaughter for machete attack

Oct. 25, 2019 9:50 AM EDT

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — A Hawaii man was convicted of manslaughter for a fatal machete attack at a Maui shopping center against a man he said was a demon. Kumulipo Sylva, 24, was not convicted of the original charge of second-degree murder for the March 2018 death of 35-year-old Eduardo Alejandro Cerezo,...

Nigeria lifts ban on 2 prominent humanitarian groups

Oct. 31, 2019 9:42 AM EDT

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's government has lifted a ban on the operations of two prominent international aid groups after accusing them of providing food and medicines to Boko Haram extremists, which the groups denied. The United Nations humanitarian office replied Wednesday that humanitarian groups...

5 charged with murder in California drug lab explosion

Oct. 31, 2019 7:31 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Five men have been charged with murder following a deadly explosion at an illegal drug lab in a Los Angeles in September that killed a man who worked with them, authorities announced Thursday. For at least two months the defendants and the victim operated a lab in Chatsworth, in the San...

Kelly Clarkson announces Vegas residency starting in April

Nov. 1, 2019 1:40 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Singer Kelly Clarkson is the latest entertainer to announce a residency in Las Vegas. Clarkson announced Friday that she'll be headlining a show at the Zappos Theater at the Planet Hollywood casino-resort starting in April. Clarkson says in a statement that she's excited and has always...

Getzlaf's goal, Gibson's 39 saves put Ducks past Canucks 2-1

Nov. 2, 2019 1:42 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Troy Terry circled his net with the puck and looked up at the two Vancouver Canucks between him and Ryan Getzlaf way down at the far blue line. "My instinct was to pass to him, but I thought, 'Is that the smartest thing?'" the rookie said. "So I just ripped it to him, and he's Ryan...

NC Wildlife Resources Commission buys 6,300 more acres

Nov. 5, 2019 11:43 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission has purchased an additional 6,310 acres (2,553 hectares) adjacent to its North River Game Land. A news release from Ducks Unlimited on Monday says the purchase, the first of two along the North River, was helped by donations from...

AP source: Niagara hires Paulus as permanent men's coach

Nov. 6, 2019 10:02 PM EST

Greg Paulus can remove the interim tag after reaching a multiyear agreement to become Niagara University's basketball coach on a permanent basis, a person with direct knowledge of the decision confirmed to The Associated Press on Wednesday. The person spoke to the AP on the condition of anonymity because the...

Probe: Contact between Trump adviser and gerrymandering guru

Nov. 12, 2019 6:11 PM EST

House Democrats investigating the origins of a proposed citizenship question for the 2020 Census said Tuesday they've found previously undisclosed communications between a Trump administration adviser and a redistricting guru who favored excluding noncitizens from population counts to help Republicans. Trump...

Hamilton scores in OT, ‘Canes hold off Sabres’ late rally

Nov. 14, 2019 11:40 PM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes have put their losing streak behind them. The Buffalo Sabres can’t find a way out of theirs. Dougie Hamilton scored in overtime to lead the Hurricanes to a 5-4 win over the Sabres on Thursday night, capping a frenetic, back-and-forth game that featured...

The Latest: Young Mexicans urge leaders to act on climate

Sep. 20, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the global climate protests being held in cities around the world (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Hundreds of mainly young demonstrators are marching through downtown Mexico City, chanting "political change, not climate change!" That was an apparent reference to President...

Boy, 5, dies when school bus hits SUV along Illinois highway

Sep. 28, 2019 4:31 PM EDT

SULLIVAN, Ill. (AP) — A collision between a school bus and a sport-utility vehicle has killed a 5-year-old central Illinois boy who was a passenger on the bus. Moultrie County Coroner Lynn Reed tells the News-Gazette Tyson Mendoza of Gays was pronounced dead at the scene of Friday afternoon's crash along a...

Trial set for Alabama trucker charged in teens' slayings

Oct. 4, 2019 12:32 PM EDT

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — A judge has scheduled a February trial date for an Alabama trucker and part-time preacher charged with murder in the shooting deaths of two teenage girls two decades ago. The Dothan Eagle reports that a Dale County judge has set Feb. 3 as the opening day of Coley McCraney's trial on...

Officers who stopped Christchurch shooting suspect get award

Oct. 15, 2019 11:52 PM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The two New Zealand police officers who managed to arrest a man accused of killing 51 people at two mosques were given a bravery award on Wednesday. During the attack seven months ago, the officers rammed the suspect's car off the road in the city of Christchurch and dragged...

Facebook reaches licensing deal with News Corp for headlines

Oct. 18, 2019 6:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — News Corp. says it has reached a licensing deal with Facebook that lets the social network feature headlines from The Wall Street Journal, the New York Post and other publications on its upcoming news section. The companies did not give financial details of the deal. Facebook has reportedly...

Highway patrol officials says two people dead in small plane that crashed while approaching North Carolina airport

Oct. 21, 2019 12:49 PM EDT
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Highway patrol official: 2 people dead in small plane that crashed while approaching North Carolina airport.

Election security hearing breaks along stark partisan lines

Oct. 22, 2019 6:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A congressional hearing on election security broke along stark political lines Tuesday, highlighting the difficulties in getting lawmakers to address the threat outlined by federal officials who have warned that Russia and other adversaries are looking to interfere in the 2020 election...

Putin courts Africa, offers to mediate Nile dam dispute

Oct. 24, 2019 12:20 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin sought to expand Moscow's clout in Africa by touting military aid and economic projects Thursday at the first-ever Russia-Africa summit. He even offered to help mediate a growing water dispute between two of the continent's largest powers, Egypt and Ethiopia....

Bucks beat Rockets 117-111 in Westbrook's Houston debut

Oct. 24, 2019 11:34 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — When Giannis Antetokounmpo fouled out with more than five minutes left after putting up a triple-double against the Houston Rockets, the rest of the Milwaukee Bucks didn't panic. "These guys in this locker room, we're fighters, we're competitors," Wesley Matthews said. "If Giannis fouls out...

Ukraine's leader vows more weapons pullbacks in the works

Oct. 31, 2019 7:57 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian troops will begin a weapons pullback in a second location in war-torn eastern Ukraine next week if a cease-fire there persists, the country's leader said Thursday. President Volodymyr Zelenskiy spoke in Kyiv, the capital, at the end of talks with NATO Secretary-General Jens...

Patriots-Ravens Preview Capsule

Oct. 31, 2019 1:41 PM EDT

NEW ENGLAND (8-0) at BALTIMORE (5-2) Sunday, 8:20 p.m. ET, NBC OPENING LINE — Patriots by 3½ RECORD VS. SPREAD — New England 6-2, Baltimore 2-4-1 SERIES RECORD — New England leads 10-3 LAST MEETING — Patriots beat Ravens 30-23, Dec. 12, 1016 LAST WEEK — Patriots beat Browns...

Iowa authorities ID woman killed in oxygen tank explosion

Oct. 31, 2019 4:55 PM EDT

MORAVIA, Iowa (AP) — Law enforcement officials in southern Iowa have identified a woman who died following an explosion in a home involving an oxygen tank. The Appanoose County Sheriff's Office said in a news release Thursday that 58-year-old Diane Golos died in the incident. Officials say the cause and...

Montana man pleads not guilty in pedestrian death

Nov. 1, 2019 1:51 PM EDT

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man has pleaded not guilty to charges that he struck and killed a pedestrian while driving drunk. The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports 35-year-old Michael Leo Moreno of Manhattan entered his plea Thursday to vehicular homicide while under the influence in the Oct. 5 death of...

Crews make progress on large Southern California wildfire

Nov. 2, 2019 11:05 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities lifted evacuation orders for a farm community Saturday as firefighters make progress on a large wildfire in Southern California that continues to threaten about 2,500 homes and buildings. Ventura County officials allowed an unknown number of residents in Somis to return home...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's wildfire tweets not grounded in facts

Nov. 5, 2019 5:12 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is scorching the facts about California's wildfires. The president in recent tweets blamed California and Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom for the fires because of state forest management practices and said California's fires were too expensive and worse than in other...

Jury selection begins, man charged with killing disabled vet

Nov. 12, 2019 11:42 AM EST

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — Jury selection is underway in Great Falls in the case against Brandon Lee Craft, who is charged with killing a disabled veteran in February 2016 and burying his body on property outside of the city. Craft is charged with deliberate homicide in the February 2016 death of Adam...

Astros sign stealing charges latest to tarnish reputation

Nov. 13, 2019 8:26 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Not too long ago, the Houston Astros were the feel-good story of baseball. Led by their diminutive Venezuelan dynamo and featuring smart play on the field and in the front office, they emerged from a morass of awful seasons that got them mocked as the ‘Lastros and ascended to the top...

Husband of malnourished girl’s legal guardian charged

Nov. 16, 2019 11:07 AM EST

GEORGETOWN, Ohio (AP) — Authorities have charged the husband of a malnourished 11-year-old girl’s legal guardian. WXIX-TV reports 61-year-old Charles Breeze is in custody at a Cincinnati hospital. Breeze was indicted Thursday in Brown County on endangering children, felonious assault and kidnapping...

Sara Gilbert: 'The Conners' works because it's relatable

Sep. 24, 2019 3:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — TV revivals are usually met with fanfare, but some — like "Murphy Brown" — failed to click with the audience. An exception is the sitcom "The Conners," a spinoff of "Roseanne." Ratings for the first season of the series exceeded ABC's expectations. The second season launches...

Austria's Kurz faces tricky choices to form next government

Sep. 30, 2019 9:13 AM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — A day after winning Austria's early election, former Chancellor Sebastian Kurz refused Monday to rule out any options for forming a new government, including courting the far-right Freedom Party that suffered heavy losses following corruption allegations. Kurz's conservative People's Party...

Man sentenced to 25 years in slaying after fender-bender

Oct. 12, 2019 11:17 AM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison in a slaying that prosecutors said followed a fender-bender accident in New Jersey last year. Twenty-eight-year-old Jerome Bearfield of Newark pleaded guilty earlier to aggravated manslaughter and a weapons charge in the death of...

Ex-Cal State Northridge student sentenced for rape

Oct. 18, 2019 6:27 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former California State University, Northridge, soccer player has been sentenced to eight years in prison for raping a woman on campus. Twenty-year-old Davis Moreno-Jaime of Loma Linda was sentenced Friday and ordered to register as a sex offender for life. Authorities say he knew the...

American Airlines jet lands in Dublin after fumes in cabin

Oct. 21, 2019 2:55 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two crew members and a passenger on an American Airlines plane were treated in a hospital in Dublin on Monday after fumes from spilled cleaning fluid forced an emergency landing. One of the pilots told an air traffic controller that two flight attendants passed out briefly and other...

Police say speeding motorcyclist killed in crash

Oct. 23, 2019 7:21 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Police say a speeding motorcyclist died after crashing off U.S. Highway 75 in Omaha. Police say the motorcycle struck a concrete barrier around 10:45 p.m. Tuesday in south Omaha. The impact sent the bike and the man off the elevated roadway to the ground below the highway. The driver was...

UK media: The 39 people found dead in a truck at an English port were from China

Oct. 24, 2019 6:02 AM EDT
LONDON (AP) — UK media: The 39 people found dead in a truck at an English port were from China.

AP Source: Cavs, Osman agree on 4-year contract extension

Oct. 24, 2019 11:47 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cedi Osman has developed from a raw rookie into a dependable starter for the Cavaliers. He'll get to grow more with Cleveland. Osman and the Cavs have agreed to terms on a four-year, $30.8 million contract extension, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The...

Sri Lanka candidate pledges laws against religious extremism

Oct. 31, 2019 7:21 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's governing party presidential candidate on Thursday pledged to refocus the country's security policy and introduce tough laws to tackle religious extremism and terrorism. In his election platform, Sajith Premadasa identified religious extremism, illegal drugs and...

WeWork's ex-CEO faces pregnancy discrimination complaint

Oct. 31, 2019 6:56 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A former top aide to WeWork co-founder Adam Neumann is accusing him and other executives of discriminating against her for becoming pregnant. Medina Bardhi says in a federal complaint filed Thursday that she was demoted, derided for going on leave, and ultimately fired for raising concerns....

LSU and Alabama defenses gearing up to slow down offenses

Oct. 31, 2019 4:59 PM EDT

Alabama and LSU still play defense, too. Overshadowed by prolific offenses and star quarterbacks, both defenses still have NFL talent, playmakers and rising stars. Something will have to give when the top-ranked Tigers visit No. 2 Alabama next Nov. 9 following open dates for both squads. The teams each have...

Castro says he raised $800,000 to stay in presidential race

Nov. 1, 2019 1:54 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Former Housing Secretary Julián Castro has announced raising the $800,000 he said he needed to avoid dropping out of the presidential race. Castro sent out a fundraising email Oct. 21 imploring supporters for a spike in donations by the end of the month. He tweeted Friday that...

Frank Lloyd Wright warehouse closer to restoration

Nov. 2, 2019 1:11 AM EDT

RICHLAND CENTER, Wis. (AP) — There are no restrooms, running water or heating and air conditioning systems. There is a functioning freight elevator, but it's powered by hand, thanks to a series of ropes and pulleys. Electricity is limited, which is why Derek Kalish was forced to use the flashlight app on...

Snowy roads factor in fatal crash in Milwaukee suburb

Nov. 6, 2019 7:27 PM EST

TOWN OF SAUKVILLE, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say snowy roads played a factor in a fatal crash during morning drive time in suburban Milwaukee. According to the Ozaukee County Sheriff's Office, a disabled semi-truck and trailer were parked on the shoulder of Interstate 43 in the Town of Saukville when the...

Top Wake receiver Sage Surratt out for season with injury

Nov. 12, 2019 3:00 PM EST

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Wake Forest receiver Sage Surratt will miss the rest of the season with an unspecified injury that will require surgery. Coach Dave Clawson disclosed the severity of Surratt's injury Tuesday but did not provide any further details. The redshirt sophomore appeared to injure his...

Probe offers no clear answers for Virginia mass shooting

Nov. 13, 2019 10:04 PM EST

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A months-long independent probe into the Virginia Beach mass shooting has concluded, but it offers no clear answers as to why a city engineer killed 12 people in his workplace, according to findings released Wednesday. The investigation, conducted by Chicago-based security...

Telescope protest inspires more Native Hawaiian activism

Nov. 16, 2019 1:15 PM EST

KAHUKU, Hawaii (AP) — Flapping Hawaiian flags adorn a large canopy on the easement of a highway that winds along Oahu’s famed North Shore. Under the tent, protesters come and go. Some of them keep guard overnight, and some stop by to wave at cars honking in support or to drop off supplies in a...

Boy improving after Michigan buggy crash kills 3 siblings

Sep. 19, 2019 5:51 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, Mich. (AP) — The condition of a Michigan boy who survived a horse-drawn buggy crash that killed his three siblings improved Thursday, a day after the tragedy that shocked the local Amish community. Henry Detweiler told the Lansing State Journal that the children — ages 6, 8, 10 and 13...

WVa woman charged with setting fire that killed son

Sep. 25, 2019 5:05 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia woman has been charged with setting a 2016 fire that killed her 10-year-old son. The state fire marshal's office says in a news release that 34-year-old Maria Young was arrested Tuesday and charged with first-degree arson. The statement says the August 2016 fire at...

Hawaii study identifies coastal roads vulnerable to erosion

Oct. 2, 2019 12:11 AM EDT

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — A study of the 20 Hawaii coastal highways most susceptible to erosion and structural degradation has found 10 of the roads are in Maui County. The Maui News reported Tuesday that researchers at the University of Hawaii at Manoa determined Maui and Molokai each had five of the roads...

Woman says her car was stolen twice in same day in St. Louis

Oct. 12, 2019 11:53 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis woman says she was carjacked, found her missing vehicle and then was carjacked again by the same men as she waited for a locksmith. Ariane Moore, 28, told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that her 2011 Chevy Cruze was first stolen by two armed men Oct. 6 as she and three friends...

New Jersey 8-year-old is growing up fast on racetrack

Oct. 18, 2019 6:54 PM EDT

ATCO, N.J. (AP) — Don't let the bright pink bow in her hair or cheeky kid smile fool you, Gabbie Bucco is living life in the fast lane. The 8-year-old from Upper Deerfield Township has a need for speed — and it's not on a bicycle or skateboard. Those simply aren't fast enough. Race car? That's more...

Edwards seeks Louisiana runoff support from Abraham voters

Oct. 21, 2019 4:46 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards is targeting his new advertising for northeast and central Louisiana, trying to attract support from voters still bristling over intraparty Republican fighting that lambasted their local congressman. The Deep South's only Democratic governor released a new TV...

Sri Lanka spy chief blamed for failures before Easter attack

Oct. 23, 2019 12:09 PM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A Sri Lankan parliamentary committee that investigated last April's Easter suicide bombings has concluded that the country's spy chief was primarily responsible for the intelligence failure that led to the deaths of 269 people in the attacks. In a report released Wednesday, the...

Redskins QB Keenum leaves game vs. Vikings with concussion

Oct. 25, 2019 1:26 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When Case Keenum walked into U.S. Bank Stadium with the rest of the Washington Redskins, he took his first look around the building where his career moment in the NFL took place for the Minnesota Vikings two seasons ago. This visit wasn't much to remember. Keenum suffered a concussion in...

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

Oct. 25, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean that were published in the past week. From Port-au-Prince to Santiago, furious demonstrators marched to demand fundamental change, the latest spasms in a recent wave of often-violent...

Germany's president wraps up US charm offensive in Boston

Oct. 31, 2019 11:21 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Germany's president on Thursday called for shifting focus away from "tweets and tirades" and toward upholding democracy and strengthening the relationship between his country and the United States. Frank-Walter Steinmeier gave a brief speech at the Goethe Institute in Boston before attending...

F1: Verstappen calls Hamilton jabs disrespectful

Oct. 31, 2019 5:42 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Max Verstappen is happy to take all the space Lewis Hamilton will give him — in his head. Verstappen fired back Thursday at the Mercedes driver's verbal jabs after the Mexican Grand Prix. He said Hamilton's suggestion to give the Red Bull driver as much space as possible to...

Nebraska man sentenced for role in Iowa conspiracy case

Nov. 1, 2019 1:36 PM EDT

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Nebraska man has been sentenced for his involvement in a conspiracy targeting a potential drug trafficking witness in Iowa. Federal court records say 24-year-old Andrew Nissen was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Sioux City to 15 years and eight months. He'd pleaded...

Kings knock off Jazz 102-101 to end 5-game winless streak

Nov. 2, 2019 1:55 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — De'Aaron Fox got back to attacking the rim. Buddy Hield and Bogdan Bogdanovic found their rhythm from the perimeter. And Luke Walton finally got his first victory with Sacramento. With one all-inclusive performance, the Kings ended their worst start in nearly 30 years and shook...

Schools offer certification for employability skills

Nov. 5, 2019 4:22 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Officials say programs at Murray State University and Bluegrass Community and Technical College offer a certification ensuring graduates have essential employability skills that employers say are often lacking. A statement from the Council on Postsecondary Education says the Essential...

Els adds 2 more Presidents Cup rookies with captain's picks

Nov. 6, 2019 9:41 PM EST

Ernie Els filled out his International team already loaded with newcomers by choosing two more Presidents Cup rookies with his captain's picks Wednesday night. Els took a pair of 21-year-old rookies, Joaquin Niemann of Chile and Sungjae Im of South Korea, with two of his picks. That will give the International...

Company's bid to use groundwater for nuclear plant denied

Nov. 12, 2019 3:56 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona water regulators have rejected an application by an electric company to use groundwater to cool the nuclear power plant west of Phoenix because the water is being used by nearby residents, officials said. The state Department of Water Resources denied the request from Arizona Public...

Kucherov, Stamkos key Tampa Bay’s 9-3 rout over Rangers

Nov. 14, 2019 11:18 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning scored early and often in their first home game after an overseas trip. Nikita Kucherov had a goal and three assists, Steven Stamkos scored his 399th career goal and added two assists, and the Lightning routed the New York Rangers 9-3 on Thursday night. "These are...

Cruz hits 2 of 4 homers by Twins in 8-5 win over Royals

Sep. 20, 2019 12:59 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — With the Minnesota Twins facing an early deficit, Nelson Cruz fixed that with one big swing. The 39-year-old designated hitter has sure had his hand in a lot of this team's remarkable success. Cruz hit two of Minnesota's four home runs and matched his season high with five RBIs, igniting...

Lehigh halts 3-game losing skid, tops Merrimack 10-3

Sep. 28, 2019 4:29 PM EDT

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — Addison Shoup's 36-yard touchdown scramble to open the fourth quarter staked Lehigh to a 10-3 win over Merrimack on Saturday, breaking a 3-game losing streak. The Mountain Hawks (1-3) survived four turnovers, all interceptions, gained just 75 yards on the ground and were outgained...

2011 murder of eastern Missouri woman to get new look

Oct. 4, 2019 1:42 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The 2011 murder of an eastern Missouri woman is getting new scrutiny. Lincoln County Sheriff's Department Lt. Andy Binder on Friday confirmed an investigation by the Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis in the death of Betsy Faria. It is the latest development in a string of events that...

Auditor: Missouri needs to save more for a recession

Oct. 15, 2019 4:35 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri isn't saving enough money to avoid having to cut spending or raise taxes if there is a recession, state Auditor Nicole Galloway said Tuesday. Galloway recommended that state lawmakers increase the amount in Missouri's Budget Reserve Fund to the maximum allowed under the...

Ecuador president proposes new finance reforms after turmoil

Oct. 18, 2019 5:48 PM EDT

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuadorian President Lenín Moreno is proposing new economic reforms to help stabilize the nation's finances following recent political upheaval. The president announced Friday that his new plan will call on those, "who have more to pay more." If approved, he said high-earning...

Trump blasts critics who pushed him to cancel G-7 at Doral

Oct. 21, 2019 6:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump lashed out Monday at critics who prompted him to move next year's Group of Seven summit from his golf club in Florida, saying "Democrats went crazy" with criticisms that he would have violated the "phony emoluments clause" of the Constitution. "I was willing to do...

For toymaker Hasbro, trade wars are no fun

Oct. 22, 2019 8:53 PM EDT

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — Shares of Hasbro plunged Tuesday after the company revealed that the trade war is wreaking havoc on its supply chain and creating confusion among customers for its toys. The company said price hikes may be on the way for consumers as it offsets rising costs. Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner...

PM Conte defends Italy's intelligence contacts with US

Oct. 23, 2019 2:39 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte said Wednesday U.S. Attorney General William Barr was seeking information about the activities of FBI agents assigned to Italy in his meetings with Italian intelligence officials this summer. Conte insisted on the complete legitimacy of both the meetings and his...

Blues score three power play goals, beat Kings 5-2

Oct. 25, 2019 12:13 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Robert Thomas missed the first part of the season to an upper body injury. He's starting to find his game now. Alex Pietrangelo and Thomas scored goals in a two-minute span of the second period and the St. Louis Blues came back to beat the Los Angeles Kings 5-2 on Thursday night. "Anytime...

Middleton scores 21, leads Bucks past Cavaliers 129-112

Oct. 28, 2019 11:58 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks were in a serious mood Monday night after a loss to Miami in their home opener over the weekend. Khris Middleton scored 21 points and the Bucks used a strong finish to hold off the Cleveland Cavaliers 129-112. Middleton scored 10 points in a late 28-12 run and seven...

2nd sister of NBA player killed in Baltimore

Oct. 31, 2019 1:35 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The second sister of NBA player Reggie Bullock was shot and killed in Baltimore, five years after his first sister was stabbed to death in the city. News sources report Baltimore police say a civilian brought 22-year-old Keiosha Moore to Sinai Hospital just before 8 p.m. Monday with...

Democrats pass package of ground rules for impeachment probe

Nov. 1, 2019 12:27 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For only the fourth time in U.S. history, the House of Representatives has started a presidential impeachment inquiry. House committees are trying to determine if President Donald Trump violated his oath of office by asking a foreign country to investigate a political opponent. A quick...

No. 9 Utah faces major test traveling to Washington

Nov. 1, 2019 1:47 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — For a change, the burden and expectations are heaped on No. 9 Utah. In the past, it's been Washington trying to stay relevant in a Pac-12 race or on the national scene when facing the Utes. Or in the case of last year's Pac-12 championship game, it was the Huskies earning a Rose Bowl berth...

Looking for answers to rural Wisconsin OB-GYN shortage

Nov. 2, 2019 1:08 AM EDT

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) — Dr. Alexa Lowry, an obstetrician-gynecologist who grew up in Barron County, returned to her native western Wisconsin for three weeks this fall. The move isn't permanent — although Lowry would like to practice medicine in a smaller community one day. The rural Cumberland...

New low-cost apartment building becomes a reality

Nov. 5, 2019 5:11 PM EST

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — A jazzy tune performed by the Butterfly Swing Band wearing hard hats trailed off as a large crowd filled the not-yet-painted community room of the Snow Block to hear about how many collaborations led to Tuesday's celebration of the new apartment building at 29 Flat St. The Windham...

Ivanauskas scores 24 to lead Colgate past NJIT 80-75

Nov. 6, 2019 9:40 PM EST

HAMILTON, N.Y. (AP) — Rapolas Ivanauskas scored 24 points as Colgate edged past NJIT 80-75 on Wednesday night in a season opener. Will Rayman had 18 points and 12 rebounds for Colgate. Nelly Cummings added 16 points. Jordan Burns had 10 points and six assists. Colgate blew a 19-point second half lead but...

Colorado officers who shot black teenager won’t be charged

Nov. 13, 2019 10:30 PM EST

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A grand jury found that two Colorado police officers were justified in killing a black teenager who was shot multiple times in the back during a foot chase, the district attorney said Wednesday. As a result, no criminal charges will be filed against the officers involved in...

Redskins cooperating with investigation regarding Nicholson

Nov. 14, 2019 10:28 PM EST

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The Washington Redskins say they are aware of an investigation involving safety Montae Nicholson and are cooperating with authorities. The Loudoun County Sheriff’s office is investigating the death of a 21-year-old woman who was dropped off at a hospital by two men. TMZ reported...

Trump confidant Roger Stone loses bid to get evidence tossed

Sep. 24, 2019 5:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A judge has denied Trump confidant Roger Stone's efforts to suppress evidence in the case against him, according to a court opinion made public Tuesday. Stone is one of a half dozen aides and advisers to President Donald Trump who were charged as part of special counsel Robert Mueller's...

Turner, Jacksonville run over NAIA-Ave Maria, 42-28

Sep. 28, 2019 4:44 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Calvin Turner Jr. ran for 145 yards and two touchdowns and running back B.J. Riley fired a 69-yard touchdown bomb to Mitchell Bailey as Jacksonville cruised past Ave Maria, an in-state, private NAIA school, 42-28 in a nonconference game Saturday afternoon. Riley's touchdown pass...

Trial in Mollie Tibbets killing now pushed to February

Oct. 12, 2019 11:05 AM EDT

MONTEZUMA, Iowa (AP) — The trial for a former farmhand charged with first-degree murder in the abduction and killing of 20-year-old University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts has again been delayed. The Daily Iowan reports that 25-year-old Cristhian Bahena Rivera will now face trial beginning Feb. 4 in...

Sheriff: Skull likely belongs to woman missing since 2018

Oct. 18, 2019 6:24 PM EDT

BREMEN, Ga. (AP) — Officials say they suspect human remains found in western Georgia belong to a missing 31-year-old woman. Jessica Earl, last seen in Tallapoosa, has been missing since June 2018. Haralson County Sheriff Eddie Mixon tells local news outlets a property owner found a tattered backpack a few...

Police identify man killed in 3-car crash in Berkshires

Oct. 21, 2019 12:57 PM EDT

CHESHIRE, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts State Police have released the name of the man killed in a three-vehicle crash in the Berkshires. Authorities say 61-year-old Anthony Emard, of North Adams, was pronounced dead at the scene on Route 8 in Cheshire at 7 a.m. Sunday. The other drivers, 29-year-old Trever...

NC highway trooper seriously injured in traffic stop crash

Oct. 23, 2019 11:00 AM EDT

KITTRELL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Highway Patrol says a trooper is in serious condition after being hit by a driver who's now charged with driving while intoxicated. The Highway Patrol said in a news release that the trooper had pulled a driver over in Vance County Tuesday night. He was standing by his...

Police: DC middle schooler flashed knife, gun in argument

Oct. 24, 2019 8:02 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Authorities in the nation's capital say a 12-year-old flashed a knife and 9mm handgun during an argument with another student over a pencil. Citing a D.C. police report, WTOP-FM reports the 12-year-old KIPP KEY Academy student threatened to stab the other student Tuesday. Police say the...

Cook, Vikings wear down Redskins 19-9 for 4th straight win

Oct. 25, 2019 1:30 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Near the end of this methodical victory for the Minnesota Vikings, the crowd directed a loud cheer toward a player on the visiting team. When Adrian Peterson appeared on the giant video screens during the 2-minute warning with an announcement of his latest climb up the NFL's all-time...

Libyan coast guard intercepts 200 Europe-bound migrants

Oct. 31, 2019 5:42 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Libya's coast guard says it intercepted 200 Europe-bound migrants, including seven women and three children, off the country's Mediterranean coast. The Libyan navy has issued a statement on Thursday saying that it rescued two wooden boats carrying mainly African and Arab migrants the previous...

BB Hall of Fame gets nice array of World Series artifacts

Oct. 31, 2019 6:16 PM EDT

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Artifacts from the World Series are headed to the Baseball Hall of Fame, including the ball hit by Washington's Howie Kendrick off the right-field foul pole for the go-ahead home run in Game 7. Following the Nationals' 6-2 win over the Houston Astros on Wednesday night, the...

Michigan State's Kithier to play Kentucky with broken nose

Oct. 31, 2019 4:58 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State forward Thomas Kithier has a broken nose that is not expected to keep him out of the season-opening game. Kithier was injured by an inadvertent elbow at practice. He has been cleared to practice and play in games. The top-ranked Spartans face No. 2 Kentucky on...

India, US to enhance cooperation in combating terrorism

Nov. 1, 2019 2:42 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India and the U.S. agreed Friday to enhanced cooperation in tackling money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism. A statement issued after a meeting of the Economic and Financial Partnership group said the cooperation was not limited to information exchanges involving global...

Pet project brings puppies into juvenile detention center

Nov. 2, 2019 1:11 AM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Humane Society workers hauled four cages with seven Husky puppies into the juvenile jail in Rapid City on a recent Wednesday where they found detained boys eager to give the animals baths and receive puppy kisses. A 19-year-old said he didn't pay much attention to the family dogs...

Pistons again without Griffin, Rose and Jackson

Nov. 6, 2019 6:50 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Pistons were again without Blake Griffin, Derrick Rose and Reggie Jackson on Wednesday night against the New York Knicks. Griffin hasn't played this season because of hamstring and knee issues. Jackson, who has had back problems, has only appeared in two games. Rose got off to a...

Man charged with sexual assault on college campus

Nov. 12, 2019 2:38 PM EST

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. (AP) — A man arrested in connection with a reported sexual assault on a Massachusetts college campus has pleaded not guilty. The Berkshire Eagle reports that 21-year-old Khyrin McCarthy was arrested in Boston last Thursday in connection with an assault at Massachusetts College of Liberal...

Bucks’ Thanasis Antetokounmpo assigned to G League

Nov. 13, 2019 8:07 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks have assigned Thanasis Antetokounmpo, the older brother of reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo, to the G League. The Bucks announced Wednesday that Atnteokounmpo and Dragan Bender have been assigned to the Wisconsin Herd. Antetokounmpo, who signed a two-year, minimum...

College students turn to ‘adulting’ classes for life skills

Nov. 16, 2019 11:31 AM EST

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Many students entering college haven’t mastered basic life skills such as changing a tire or balancing a checkbook, so some universities are responding with noncredit workshops sometimes called “Adulting 101.” Kansas State University in Manhattan offers a series...

Panthers rediscovering pass rush after offseason of change

Sep. 25, 2019 5:04 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers are finally figuring out how to get pressure on opposing quarterbacks. Now coach Ron Rivera hopes his defense can do it on a consistent basis beginning Sunday when the Panthers visit Deshaun Watson and the Houston Texans (2-1). After finishing 27th in the NFL in sacks...

Discovery of possible artifact halts Hawaii park development

Oct. 2, 2019 10:46 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii park development project has been delayed following the discovery of a possible artifact on the grounds, officials said. Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell halted the project at Waimanalo Bay Beach Park on Tuesday while officials wait for further information from the Oahu Island Burial...

Superintendent apologizes after student denied breakfast

Oct. 12, 2019 11:27 AM EDT

HURON, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota superintendent is apologizing to parents after learning a staff member denied a student breakfast for misbehaving. The Argus Leader reports Huron Superintendent Terry Nebelsick says the individual at Huron Middle School violated district policy by denying a child breakfast...

Kern County deputy arrested for sex assault

Oct. 18, 2019 6:44 PM EDT

ROSAMOND, Calif. (AP) — A Kern County sheriff's deputy has been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a woman in his patrol car. Authorities say a 21-year-old woman reported that Michael Clark attacked her after offering her a ride home in his patrol car in August. The woman, who didn't know Clark,...

Report: Detroit prenatal program had help at city hall

Oct. 21, 2019 5:30 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A nonprofit program to prevent infant mortality enjoyed special treatment at Detroit city hall, and the mayor's chief of staff abused her authority by twice ordering employees to delete emails, a watchdog reported Monday. Detroit Inspector General Ellen Ha recommended discipline for Chief of...

Police seek juveniles in downtown Baltimore armed robberies

Oct. 23, 2019 8:07 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Police say three juveniles armed with a handgun carried out a string of robberies in downtown Baltimore. WMAR-TV reports three robberies Sunday night in the span of about 25 minutes. Baltimore Detective Donny Moses says the three suspects appeared to be between 12 and 15 years old. Police...

Gressel, Josef Martinez push Atlanta United past Union, 2-0

Oct. 25, 2019 12:11 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Julian Gressel scored early, Josef Martinez added a late goal and defending champion Atlanta United played keep away in between to beat the Philadelphia Union 2-0 on Thursday night to advance to the MLS Eastern Conference final. United will host Toronto FC on Wednesday night. Toronto beat...

Ump apologizes for tweet referencing gun and Trump critics

Oct. 24, 2019 11:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Big league umpire Rob Drake has apologized for sending a politicized tweet this week that referenced an assault weapon and criticism of President Donald Trump. Drake unlocked his Twitter account on Thursday and posted several messages to say he was sorry. A day earlier, before Washington...

Dog helps police ID pedestrian hit by vehicle

Oct. 31, 2019 5:50 AM EDT

FAIR LAWN, N.J. (AP) — Police in New Jersey say a dog helped officers find the home of a pedestrian who was struck by a vehicle. Fair Lawn police say the man was crossing Berdan Avenue at Sunnyside Drive when he was hit Wednesday night. The man, who didn't have any ID, was taken to a hospital for treatment...

The pressure is now on Facebook to ban political ads, too

Oct. 31, 2019 5:06 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter's ban on political advertising is ratcheting up pressure on Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg to follow suit. But so far, that doesn't appear likely to happen. Facebook's policy is to accept paid political ads from candidates without fact-checking them or censoring them, even if...

No. 22 K-State, Kansas meet off wins in Sunflower Showdown

Nov. 1, 2019 1:32 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The scenes that took place last Saturday in two football stadiums separated by a 100-mile stretch of Interstate 70 were quite similar: The clock ticking to zero, the players streaming off the sideline, the fans pouring from the stands to celebrate with them. No. 22 Kansas State (5-2,...

James, Doncic match triple-doubles, Lakers beat Mavs in OT

Nov. 2, 2019 2:00 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — LeBron James faced the crowd and sidestepped his way up the floor after a punctuating 3-pointer in overtime made possible by Danny Green's buzzer-beating 3 in regulation. The Lakers star took an extra peek toward the national TV crew at center court, perhaps to gauge the entertainment value...

Hellebuyck's 51 saves lead Jets past Sharks 3-2

Nov. 2, 2019 2:06 AM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The slumping San Jose Sharks outplayed the Winnipeg Jets everywhere but in goal. Connor Hellebuyck made 51 saves to hold off a furious San Jose attack and Nikolaj Ehlers scored the tiebreaking goal with 1:24 left to send the Jets to a 3-2 victory over the Sharks on Friday night....

The Latest: Texas man executed in 2002 strangulation

Nov. 6, 2019 7:43 PM EST

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the execution of Justen Hall in the 2002 slaying of Melanie Billhartz (all times local): 6:42 p.m. A white supremacist gang member has been executed for strangling a West Texas woman over fears she would alert police about his drug operation. Justen Hall received a...

Jail inmates sue over North Carolina county's bail system

Nov. 12, 2019 4:24 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A group of North Carolina jail inmates filed a lawsuit Tuesday challenging a county's cash bail requirements, saying the system unfairly jails the poor while letting people with money go home. The American Civil Liberties Union filed the lawsuit in federal court on behalf of three...

Hong Kong protesters issue demands, begin leaving university

Nov. 15, 2019 7:28 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Many of the protesters who had barricaded themselves in a Hong Kong university this week began to leave Friday after temporarily clearing a road they had blocked and demanding that the government commit to going ahead with local elections on Nov. 24. It wasn’t immediately clear why...

Minshew, defense shine as Jaguars thump Titans 20-7

Sep. 20, 2019 12:23 AM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Minshew Mania is gaining momentum. Gardner Minshew threw two touchdown passes and should have had a third, Calais Campbell spearheaded another defensive gem and the Jacksonville Jaguars handled the Tennessee Titans 20-7 in sloppy conditions Thursday night. Jacksonville (1-2) ended...

Abortion rights group challenges proposed Oklahoma law

Sep. 25, 2019 5:09 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An abortion rights group is challenging a new law in Oklahoma that would allow doctors who perform medication abortions to face felony charges for not informing women about the possibility of reversing the process. The lawsuit was filed Wednesday in Oklahoma County District Court on...

Maine community colleges show enrollment increase

Oct. 2, 2019 12:16 AM EDT

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — More students are enrolling in Maine's community colleges this fall. Preliminary figures indicate from September indicate there's a 6.3 percent increase in enrolled students compared to the same time last year. All seven campuses have seen increases including Eastern Maine...

Expectations still high for Celtics after Irving's departure

Oct. 15, 2019 3:06 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Expectations are nothing new for the Boston Celtics. Not living up to them despite having such a stacked roster the past two seasons was a little tougher to digest. The Celtics took a chance trading for All-Star Kyrie Irving with no guarantee he would re-sign when he became a free agent. The...

Boeing shares extend slide after Wall Street downgrades

Oct. 21, 2019 4:58 PM EDT

Boeing's stock extended its slide following revelations about internal concern over a flight system tied to two deadly crashes of its 737 Max jetliner. Credit Suisse and UBS downgraded their ratings on Boeing's stock on Monday. Analysts cited Friday's disclosures that a senior Boeing pilot struggled while testing...

Man pleads guilty to second-degree murder in teacher's death

Oct. 22, 2019 12:22 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A Utah man has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the shooting death of an elementary school teacher in Virginia. The Virginian-Pilot reports that Ed Shaw entered his plea Tuesday in Norfolk. He faced trial on a first-degree-murder charge that could have sent him to prison for...

The Latest: Giuliani associates plead not guilty

Oct. 23, 2019 11:47 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the arraignment for two business associates of Rudy Giuliani (all times local): 11:45 a.m. Two business associates of Rudy Giuliani have pleaded not guilty in their campaign finance case. Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman were arraigned Wednesday on charges they conspired to make...

SC sheriff found guilty of 1 count of misconduct for using public resources to have sex with personal assistant

Oct. 24, 2019 10:39 PM EDT
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — SC sheriff found guilty of 1 count of misconduct for using public resources to have sex with personal assistant.

Lowry scores 26 as Raptors beat Magic 104-95

Oct. 28, 2019 11:48 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The Orlando Magic are the only NBA team still looking for their first 100-point game of the season. Another score in the 90s wasn't enough to stop the Toronto Raptors. Kyle Lowry got 10 of his 26 points in the fourth quarter, Pascal Siakam added 24 and the Raptors withstood a late rally to...

No. 4 Clemson faces FCS's Wofford seeking 24th straight win

Oct. 31, 2019 1:34 PM EDT

Wofford (5-2) at No. 4 Clemson (8-0), Saturday at 4 p.m. EDT (ACC Network). Line: No line. Series record: Clemson leads 12-3. WHAT'S AT STAKE? Possibly the biggest upset of the college football season. The fourth-ranked Tigers, who have won their first eight games by an average of 31 points a game, are expected...

Bolsonaro's son criticized after call for Brazil crackdown

Oct. 31, 2019 9:13 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A son of Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro faced criticism Thursday after suggesting the government adopt dictatorship-era tactics if they are deemed necessary to control any street protests. Lawmaker Eduardo Bolsonaro said protests and riots of the kind that have occurred in several...

Regents leader appoints UW president search committee

Nov. 1, 2019 1:46 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The head of the University of Wisconsin System's Board of Regents has named a search committee to find candidates to replace retiring system President Ray Cross. Regent President Andrew Petersen said Friday that board Vice President Michael Grebe will chair the committee. Other members...

Prison academy helps ND inmates prepare for life outside

Nov. 2, 2019 1:08 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Rondale Grant doesn't keep track of his age and has lost his desire to mark days off the calendar. He's spent 10 years in the North Dakota State Penitentiary, and the passing of another day only reminds him that his 2032 release date is a long ways off. "I live here," he said. "The...

Losing Bachie the latest blow for Michigan State

Nov. 5, 2019 5:04 PM EST

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — It's been over a month since Michigan State won a football game, and the news off the field hasn't been any better. Now the Spartans are dealing with the loss of standout linebacker Joe Bachie, who was declared ineligible by the Big Ten after testing positive for a banned...

1 killed, 2 wounded in shooting at San Diego restaurant

Nov. 6, 2019 11:52 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Police searched for a gunman who shot three employees — killing one — at a fast food restaurant in San Diego on Wednesday. The shooting happened around 5:30 p.m. at a Church's Chicken in the Otay Mesa area, officials said. The suspected gunman had been in the restaurant...

Michigan coach Juwan Howard signs 1st recruit: Zeb Jackson

Nov. 13, 2019 7:42 PM EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan coach Juwan Howard has added his first recruit to the program. Howard says shooting guard Zeb Jackson signed Wednesday to play for the Wolverines next season. The 6-foot-3 Jackson is ranked No. 62 among recruits in the nation by 247 Sports. Highly touted forward Isaiah Todd...

No. 2 Baylor women top Houston Baptist 112-42 without Cox

Nov. 14, 2019 11:20 PM EST

WACO, Texas (AP) — No. 2 Baylor will be able to get by just fine for now while letting preseason AP All-America post Lauren Cox rest and recover from a foot issue. Te’a Cooper had 23 points and 10 assists, Queen Egbo scored a career-high 21 points starting in place of Cox and the Lady Bears beat...

Police say 8-year-old boy accidentally shot little sister

Sep. 24, 2019 8:55 AM EDT

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say an 8-year-old boy accidentally shot his little sister in North Platte. Officers and medics were sent to a home around 11 a.m. Monday. The 4-year-old girl was taken to a North Platte hospital for treatment and then released. More details about the accident and the...

Hughes' 3 FGs helps New Hampshire boot Duquesne 23-6

Sep. 28, 2019 4:40 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — Jason Hughes kicked three field goals and Evan Gray put the finishing touches on New Hampshire's 23-6 victory over Duquesne with a 72-yard fourth-quarter touchdown run on Saturday. The Wildcats came within 58 seconds of notching their first shutout of the season, but Daniel Parr...

Correction: Alaska-Boyfriend Burned to Death story

Oct. 11, 2019 8:00 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — In a story Oct. 4 about sentencing for a woman who burned her boyfriend to death, The Associated Press erroneously reported the name of her public defender. She was represented by Craig Howard. A corrected version of the story is below: Relatives of Alaska man burned to death seek...

Charges dropped against pair in Alabama church fire

Oct. 17, 2019 4:54 PM EDT

RIVERSIDE, Ala. (AP) — Alabama court records show charges have been dropped against two people accused of setting a church on fire to collect insurance money. AL.com reports arson, insurance fraud and criminal conspiracy charges were dropped Wednesday against 46-year-old Angela Mitchell and 45-year-old...

Clothing co. gets attention with billboard of hog-tied Trump

Oct. 18, 2019 9:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A clothing company has put up a billboard in New York City's Times Square that depicts President Donald Trump being hog-tied by a woman clad in its athletic wear. The 30-foot-high billboard featuring a model binding a Trump look-alike with red, white and blue rope while stomping on his...

Planners eye ways to reduce Vegas 'urban heat island' effect

Oct. 21, 2019 2:29 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Officials and planners in Las Vegas say they are working to reduce rising temperatures in a city where paved areas create a warmer environment than plant-covered or rural desert areas. Several business, city and academic representatives at a roundtable last week considered an August report...

Body of missing Alabama girl found; 2 being charged

Oct. 23, 2019 2:29 AM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Investigators searching through garbage found the body of a 3-year-old girl who was missing more than a week, and authorities are charging two people with murder, police said Tuesday. Birmingham Police Chief Patrick Smith told a news conference that the remains of Kamille McKinney...

Red Cross warns of humanitarian crisis in Bosnian camp

Oct. 24, 2019 8:57 AM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — The International Red Cross has warned of an imminent "humanitarian catastrophe" at an overcrowded makeshift migrant camp on Bosnia's border with Croatia and asked for urgent relocation of its occupants to a safer area. In a statement Thursday, it said the Vucjak camp,...

Hayes helps Flyers beat Blackhawks 4-1

Oct. 25, 2019 12:16 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Kevin Hayes and the Philadelphia Flyers were so good they didn't even need those two goals that were waived off. Hayes scored after he lost a goal because of an offsides challenge, and the Flyers beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-1 on Thursday night. Claude Giroux, James van Riemsdyk and Oskar...

Turkey says its forces capture 18 Syrian soldiers in Syria

Oct. 31, 2019 7:20 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish military forces captured 18 Syrian government soldiers in northeastern Syria, Turkey's defense minister said Thursday, in one of the most dramatic examples of an increasingly muddled battleground following the withdrawal of U.S. forces from the area. Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi...

OBJ has Mayfield's back, believes Browns close to breakout

Oct. 31, 2019 4:50 PM EDT

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Odell Beckham Jr. believes the Browns' offense will come around. Until then, he's defending Baker Mayfield. On the heels of Cleveland's quarterback storming away from an interview session and expressing his frustration at losing with a Twitter posting, Beckham said he understands what...

Acting chancellor named to interim post at East Carolina

Oct. 31, 2019 4:58 PM EDT

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Ron Mitchelson, the acting chancellor at East Carolina University in the wake of resignation of interim chancellor Dan Gerlach, has been appointed to the interim position. Bill Roper, interim president of the University of North Carolina system, announced the appointment on...

Michigan takes applications for adult-use marijuana licenses

Nov. 1, 2019 1:53 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan is now accepting applications from businesses wanting to get into the marijuana industry in the wake of voters' legalization of the drug for adult recreational use. The Marijuana Regulatory Agency began receiving license applications Friday. Businesses that already have...

Lack of formal shelters for homeless in rural Minnesota

Nov. 2, 2019 1:11 AM EDT

MARSHALL, Minn. (AP) — Cortney Zukauska doesn't let herself get too comfortable. Ask her what she seeks five years in the future and her answer is simple. "Surviving," she said. "And raising my babies the best I can." Pictures of her six children line the walls of the house she's renting here. Being a...

6, including children, escape from central Iowa house fire

Nov. 5, 2019 5:15 PM EST

RUNNELLS, Iowa (AP) — Iowa officials say six people, including children, have escaped a house fire in Runnells. Polk County Sheriff's Deputy Heath Osberg told KCCI the fire broke out Tuesday morning. Several agencies responded, and Osberg says one person was taken to a hospital. Others were treated for...

Free speech rights a concern in Wisconsin water resolution

Nov. 12, 2019 2:10 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A southwestern Wisconsin county council on Tuesday dropped a proposal to prosecute journalists over their reporting on a water quality study but could still decide to discipline any county officials who talk about the research without government approval. The Lafayette County Land...

Top Alaska marijuana regulator fired from job

Nov. 13, 2019 11:50 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The board that regulates Alaska’s legal marijuana industry voted Wednesday to fire the director it shares with state alcohol regulators, a move director Erika McConnell maintained lacked justification. The Marijuana Control Board voted 3-2 to fire McConnell, following last...

Capitol Watch: Commissions make law behind closed doors

Nov. 16, 2019 10:50 AM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New Yorkers can expect more fireworks as political appointees finish writing laws for a $100 million system to let political candidates run with public funds. Critics argue the nine-member Public Campaign Financing Commission is the latest example of lawmakers and the governor failing...

The Latest: Judge sends school shooting case to trial

Sep. 25, 2019 4:43 PM EDT

CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (AP) — The Latest on a court hearing in a Colorado shooting (all times local): 2:40 p.m. A Colorado judge says prosecutors have enough evidence to hold a trial for a teenager charged in a school shooting that killed one of his classmates in a Denver suburb. Judge Theresa Slade on...

Venezuelan border town swells with internal migrants

Oct. 2, 2019 12:08 AM EDT

SAN ANTONIO, Venezuela (AP) — Midday is approaching and the bus terminal in this border town is in a frenzy. Merchants heading for the center of Venezuela hop on buses and load them with sacks of rice, boxes of medicine, cartons of toothpaste and even car tires that they bought in neighboring Colombia. On...

FBI says no charge for woman who boards plane without ticket

Oct. 12, 2019 11:32 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — FBI officials say they will not file criminal charges against a woman who boarded a flight at a Florida airport without a ticket and was removed. Delta Airlines has said Sylvia Rictor boarded one of its planes at a Florida airport without a ticket last weekend and was removed, delaying...

GOP member Rooney 'thinking' about impeachment

Oct. 19, 2019 1:03 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump gave an atta-boy to Republican Rep. Francis Rooney last year on the congressman's home turf in swing state Florida. "I love it when he defends me," the president said then. He might feel differently now. The second-term Republican said publicly Friday what others in...

Suspect arrested in death of ex-Texas Tech star Andre Emmett

Oct. 21, 2019 3:33 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Dallas police say one man has been arrested and a second suspect was being sought in last month's slaying of former NBA and Texas Tech standout Andre Emmett. WFAA-TV reports 32-year-old Keith Johnson was being held Monday on a capital murder charge with bond set at $500,000. Online Dallas...

Boeing costs for 737 Max jump, profit falls short in 3Q

Oct. 23, 2019 1:41 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Boeing signaled Wednesday that it is close to completing its fix to the 737 Max and still expects it to be approved to fly before the end of the year. The troubled plane has been a drag on the company each day it remains grounded after two fatal crashes. Boeing reported that third-quarter...

Carol Burnett among panelists for discussion about memoirs

Oct. 25, 2019 12:07 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — For at least one night, Carol Burnett was a writer among writers. The beloved entertainer was among three panelists Thursday for "An Evening of Memoir," presented at the MacDowell artist colony's intimate event space in Manhattan. With some 50 people in attendance, many MacDowell officials...

AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

Oct. 24, 2019 11:37 PM EDT

Indian policemen stand guard to mark Police Commemoration Day in Hyderabad. In other images from the Asia-Pacific region this week, sumo wrestlers perform an exercise at the Musashigawa Sumo Stable in Beppu, western Japan. An oarsman stands on a boat during a rehearsal for the Royal Barge ceremony on the Chao...

Ukraine's plan to sell farmland raises fears of foreigners

Oct. 31, 2019 5:57 AM EDT

NEBELYTSIA, Ukraine (AP) — Most of Ukraine's rich farmland is carved up into small plots owned by about 7 million people, like Tetiana Petrovych, the postmistress in this village west of the capital. They own the land but can't sell it. Ukraine, which is one of the top grain exporters in the world and...

Nats fans celebrate win _ without climbing the light poles

Oct. 31, 2019 4:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A city often characterized as a little uptight and starchy let some raw emotion, and many kegs of beer, flow freely after the Washington Nationals won the World Series. It would be too much to say that the Nats' underdog run to the title erased the divisions of this fractured town. After...

Report: New Mexico lacks tools to track government spending

Nov. 1, 2019 4:24 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico likely isn't getting the best bang for its buck since it lacks the personnel and technology needed to adequately track nearly $2 billion in government spending. Legislative analysts have found that some state agencies are unnecessarily buying high-end vehicles, laptops,...

Utah officials seeking information on illegal killing of elk

Nov. 2, 2019 12:26 AM EDT

ESCALANTE, Utah (AP) — Authorities are seeking information on the illegal killing of a bull elk along State Route 12 west of Escalante in southern Utah in late October. The state Division of Wildlife Resources says the elk likely was shot between Oct. 19 and Oct. 22 and that officials suspect the shooter...

Airbnb bans 'party houses' after California shooting kills 5

Nov. 2, 2019 11:57 PM EDT

ORINDA, Calif. (AP) — Airbnb's CEO said the company was taking actions against unauthorized parties in the wake of a deadly shooting at a Halloween party held at an Airbnb rental home in California. In a series of tweets, Brian Chesky said Saturday the San Francisco-based company is expanding manual...

Texas executes white supremacist gang member for strangling woman over fears she'd alert police about his drug operation

Nov. 6, 2019 7:41 PM EST
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Texas executes white supremacist gang member for strangling woman over fears she'd alert police about his drug operation.

Woman sentenced for embezzling $547,000 from foundation

Nov. 12, 2019 3:18 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A 52-year-old Kansas City woman has been sentenced to two years and three months in federal prison without parole for embezzlement. Kathleen Frederico was an accountant at Saint Luke's Foundation when she embezzled the money. During her sentencing Tuesday, Frederico was ordered to...

Huddled in locker room after shooting, team relied on texts

Nov. 14, 2019 10:02 PM EST

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — When gunfire rang out Thursday morning at his high school, basketball player Noah Sanchez was working on his outside shot in the gym before class, listening to pop music playing in his headphones. He didn’t hear the shots in the nearby quad, but word traveled fast,...

Groups threaten to sue over nuclear weapons work at US labs

Sep. 19, 2019 11:24 PM EDT

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — Nuclear watchdog groups say they will sue if the U.S. government doesn't conduct a nationwide programmatic environmental review of its plans to expand production of key components for the nation's nuclear arsenal. Federal officials have set a deadline of 2030 for ramped-up...

Pelosi, Trump and impeachment: How the speaker got to 'yes'

Sep. 25, 2019 8:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mr. President, she told him, "Undo it." With those two words, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi offered Donald Trump one last chance to avoid becoming only the fourth president in office to face impeachment proceedings . By then, it was too late. The night before, she already had started...

Former GOP congressman Pete Sessions eyeing 2020 comeback

Oct. 2, 2019 6:45 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Former Rep. Pete Sessions of Texas is expected to run again in 2020 but not in his old Dallas district, which Democrats flipped last year. Prominent Republican megadonor Roy Bailey and two GOP operatives with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press that Sessions will run...

Only Democrat running for Kansas 2nd seat drops out of race

Oct. 15, 2019 3:05 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The only Democratic candidate running for an eastern Kansas congressional seat has dropped out of the race. Abbie Hodgson announced Tuesday that she was ending her campaign in the 2nd District. WIBW-TV reports that Hodgson said she didn't have a "viable path" for winning the seat now...

Top-ranked Koepka withdraws from CJ Cup with knee injury

Oct. 18, 2019 8:25 PM EDT

JEJU ISLAND, South Korea (AP) — Top-ranked Brooks Koepka withdrew from the PGA Tour's CJ Cup before the third round Saturday after aggravating a left knee injury a day earlier when he slipped on wet concrete. Playing his second event since stem cell treatment on the knee Aug. 25, Koepka shot a 3-over 75 on...

The Latest: Officials identify 2 killed in plane crash

Oct. 21, 2019 2:14 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on a small plane crash in North Carolina (all times local): 2:10 p.m. Officials at a North Carolina airport have identified the two people killed in the crash of a small plane. Raleigh-Durham International Airport said in a news release that Dr. Harvey Partridge, a...

Rutgers looking for its first winning season since 2005-06

Oct. 23, 2019 10:36 AM EDT

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — This might be the season Steve Pikiell ends the long drought in basketball at Rutgers. How long, you wonder? The Scarlet Knights have not had a winning season since 2005-06, when they posted a 19-14 record and were selected to play in the NIT. They have had five winning seasons...

Texas GOP leaders enter parents' battle over child's gender

Oct. 25, 2019 12:30 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Top Republican leaders in Texas this week weighed in on two parents' battle over their 7-year-old child's gender identity after the case was shared widely on social media and conservative news sites. Former spouses Anne Georgulas and Jeffrey Younger, who live in the Dallas area, have been...

UK police: Man and woman arrested on suspicion of manslaughter and people trafficking in truck deaths case

Oct. 25, 2019 7:47 AM EDT
LONDON (AP) — UK police: Man and woman arrested on suspicion of manslaughter and people trafficking in truck deaths case.

Arkansas panel approves pay raises for appellate judges

Oct. 31, 2019 1:30 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas appellate judges are getting a pay raise. The state increased pay for the 12 appeals court judges by $2,500 plus a 2.5% bump that adjusts to cost of living. The judges are currently paid $169,671 annually, except for the chief judge, who is paid $172,298. The Arkansas...

Tyler Perry's new studio to host 2019 Miss Universe pageant

Oct. 31, 2019 6:10 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Tyler Perry's new Atlanta studio will be home to the 2019 Miss Universe competition, a major showcase for the sprawling complex built on a former Confederate army base. The televised competition in which women from more than 90 countries compete for the crown of Miss Universe will air live...

Illinois enjoying momentum as Rutgers comes to town

Nov. 1, 2019 1:45 PM EDT

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois coach Lovie Smith is calm, even chill these days. And why not? It has been nearly a decade since the Illini were a 20-point favorite against a Big Ten foe, but a one-point comeback win over then-No. 6 Wisconsin and a 24-6 thrashing of Purdue on the road last week have led to...

Crews battle last stubborn Southern California wildfire

Nov. 2, 2019 1:03 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Crews fought a pitched battle against the last remaining large wildfire in Southern California as the stubborn flames threatened nearly 2,000 homes and other buildings. The fire that erupted on a hilltop northeast of Los Angeles headed for what would be its third day Saturday and...

1,000 pounds of trout coming to West Virginia's Elk River

Nov. 5, 2019 4:32 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Fishermen in West Virginia's Elk River are about to get a lot busier. The Kanawha County Commission on Monday said they will stock a stretch of the river near Clendenin with 1,000 pounds of rainbow trout later this month. A news release from the commission says it plans to add the...

Heron scores 25 to carry St. John's past Mercer 109-79

Nov. 6, 2019 9:37 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Mustapha Heron had 25 points as St. John's romped past Mercer 109-79 on Wednesday night for Mike Anderson's first victory at the helm. Heron shot 4 for 6 on 3-pointers for his 21st career 20-plus game. Anderson was named the 21st head coach in program history in April. LJ Figueroa had 18...

University apologizes to author after ex-student’s criticism

Nov. 13, 2019 7:29 PM EST

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota university has apologized to a young adult author whose work was criticized by a former student. Northern State University tweeted an apology to author Sarah Dessen on Tuesday. That was the same day the Aberdeen American News published an article looking at the 10 years...

Collier scores 28, leads No. 22 Texas women past UTSA 84-53

Nov. 14, 2019 10:22 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Charli Collier had career highs with 28 points and 12 rebounds to lead No. 22 Texas to an 84-53 victory over UTSA on Thursday night. The Longhorns (1-1) are 10-0 against UTSA (2-1) and have won all nine home openers with coach Karen Aston. Collier was 11 of 17 from the floor. Joyner...

North Carolina university bars fraternity for 3 more years

Sep. 20, 2019 2:53 PM EDT

BOONE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina university has barred a fraternity from campus until 2023, extending a suspension levied in 2017. The Winston-Salem Journal reports that Appalachian State University has removed its official recognition of Tau Kappa Epsilon. The fraternity applied for reinstatement in...

Macy's to close landmark downtown Seattle store

Sep. 28, 2019 4:34 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Macy's officials have confirmed that its landmark store in downtown Seattle will close at the end of February. The Seattle Times reports the announcement came one day after employees were told of the decision by the retailer, which took over the block-long building at 300 Pine Street from...

Auburn, Florida showcase 'big-boy ball' in top-10 matchup

Oct. 4, 2019 12:35 PM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida defensive tackle Kyree Campbell has been counting down to this game for weeks, maybe even months. He didn't need to hear about rankings or ramifications. He had no use for pep talks or other motivational ploys. He didn't want to talk about managing emotions or peaking too...

No. 1 pick to No. 1 in picks, Browns QB Mayfield struggling

Oct. 17, 2019 4:47 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Baker Mayfield has gone from No. 1 pick to No. 1 in picks. A record-setting rookie quarterback who pulled the Browns back from their darkest despair while re-energizing a fan base last season, Mayfield has been error-prone, inaccurate and inconsistent for a team that has underwhelmed and...

California governor pardons 3 immigrants facing deportation

Oct. 18, 2019 6:46 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's governor announced Friday that he is pardoning three more immigrants facing the possibility they will be deported, continuing a string of such actions that challenge the Trump administration's crackdown on immigrants who committed crimes. Gov. Gavin Newsom also...

Man kills woman, self, days after police began hunt for him

Oct. 21, 2019 12:55 PM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Police in Ohio say a man with a history of domestic violence killed a woman and then fatally shot himself while their two children slept inside a house. Authorities in the Toledo suburb of Maumee say no one else was injured in the shooting early Monday of 29-year-old Melissa Shoop while...

Wild G Dubnyk leaves game after collision

Oct. 23, 2019 12:10 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk left Tuesday night's 3-0 win against Edmonton after being injured early in the second period. Dubnyk was upended after Minnesota's Ryan Donato fell to the ice while battling the Oilers' Brandon Manning. Dubnyk tried to leap over both sliding...

EU awards human rights prize to Uighur activist Ilham Tohti

Oct. 25, 2019 1:36 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union awarded its top human rights prize to economist Ilham Tohti for his work defending China's Uighur minority and urged Beijing to release him from jail. A moderate though outspoken Uighur critic of Beijing's policies in the northwestern region of Xinjiang, Tohti was...

Worker crushed to death in construction elevator

Oct. 24, 2019 10:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say a 24-year-old construction worker was killed in an elevator mishap in Manhattan. It happened Thursday afternoon at a building on Broadway between 29th and 30th streets. Police say the worker was inside a construction elevator that was approaching the 33rd floor when he was...

W.Va. man killed, father charged in gunfight with deputies

Oct. 31, 2019 3:08 PM EDT

A West Virginia man used his father as cover in a tight-quarters gunfight with police that ended with two deputies shot, charges against the dad and the son killed, authorities said Thursday. Cabell County Sheriff Chuck Zerkle said the shootout happened Wednesday as a team of officers were attempting to serve a...

Leaked UN report shows failed investigation on sexual abuse

Oct. 31, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The United Nations botched its investigation into accusations of sexual abuse in Central African Republic, letting down victims, according to a draft report. The report, written in 2017 but not yet made public, was leaked to The New Humanitarian and seen by The Associated Press. A...

Judge declines to delay South Dakota execution

Oct. 31, 2019 6:15 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A judge on Thursday denied a South Dakota inmate's request to delay his execution over concerns about the drug that the state plans to use, rejecting the man's contention that it doesn't act quickly enough. Charles Rhines, scheduled to die by lethal injection next week in the 1992...

Suit filed after California trash truck sparked fatal fire

Nov. 1, 2019 1:53 PM EDT

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A lawsuit has been filed against a waste hauler whose truck driver dumped burning refuse by a Southern California road, sparking a fire that killed two people and destroyed scores of homes. Lawyers for homeowners say a civil suit was filed in Riverside on Tuesday alleging CR&R...

Former Milwaukee drug pusher shifting focus to mental health

Nov. 2, 2019 1:11 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Ken Ginlack was at the height of his addiction to crack cocaine, and he desperately needed money. On a cold late night in 2007, Ginlack slipped a metal pipe into his pocket, pulled up his hoodie and walked toward a BP gas station on North Sherman Boulevard and West Burleigh Street with one...

Auburn eagle Nova could be in heart failure

Nov. 5, 2019 5:15 PM EST

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn University says its famed golden eagle Nova, also known as War Eagle VII, could be in the early stages of heart failure. The university made the announcement Tuesday in a news release. The 20-year-old male eagle for more than a decade soared above the crowd at university football...

Republican gubernatorial debate in Helena postponed

Nov. 12, 2019 1:44 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Lewis and Clark County Republican Central Committee has decided to postpone a gubernatorial candidate debate it had planned to sponsor in Helena later this month until all three candidates can attend. The committee announced Monday it would hold a debate at Carroll College on Nov....

Column: Kaepernick’s tryout sounds more like a setup

Nov. 13, 2019 7:50 PM EST

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Colin Kaepernick’s NFL tryout sounds more like a setup. A PR stunt to former teammate Eric Reid, one that comes with all sorts of take-it-or leave-it conditions. Reid hopes it’s a legitimate conduit back into the league, but his gut feeling that “it’s...

Maine native sidelined for NASCAR finale

Nov. 16, 2019 10:45 AM EST

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Fort Kent, Maine, native Austin Theriault will be at Sunday’s NASCAR Monster Energy Series finale but he won’t be on the track. The Bangor Daily News reports that Theriault has not been cleared by doctors for the race at Homestead-Miami Speedway after suffering what he...

The Latest: Freshman Rep. Hayes backs impeachment probe

Sep. 24, 2019 5:11 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Latest on Connecticut federal lawmakers seeking impeachment probe (all times local): 5 p.m. Freshman U.S. Rep. Jahana Hayes is now the latest member of Connecticut's congressional delegation to call for an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump. In a statement Tuesday, the...

Utah shooting survivor named homecoming queen by classmates

Oct. 2, 2019 12:07 AM EDT

LOGAN, Utah (AP) — A Utah high school student who survived a gunshot wound to the head has been named homecoming queen by her classmates. The Herald Journal reported Monday that Deserae Turner was named the queen of the homecoming court for Green Canyon High School in North Logan. Turner was found in a...

Davis hurt, Nets finish sweep of Lakers in China, 91-77

Oct. 12, 2019 10:50 PM EDT

Anthony Davis and the Los Angeles Lakers did not get out of China unscathed. Davis will have tests Sunday to determine the full severity of a right thumb injury, which the Lakers have initially diagnosed as a sprain. He got hurt in the first quarter of the Lakers' 91-77 loss to the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday at...

Family friend saves woman through kidney-exchange program

Oct. 18, 2019 6:41 PM EDT

CLIFTON, N.J. (AP) — A lifesaving gesture by a Clifton man's best friend saved the life of the special-needs niece he raised from childhood and helped three more gravely ill people through a live organ-exchange program. Joseph Porretta donated his kidney on Oct. 2, coming to the rescue of Tiffany Sheppard,...

Chairs removed from Mott's Flint campus after bedbugs found

Oct. 21, 2019 1:02 PM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Mott Community College officials say bedbug-infested chairs have been removed from a student lounge on the Flint campus. The college says the chairs were removed for treatment to kill the insects after they were found Thursday on the chairs in the Mott Memorial Building's student...

Report: Smartphone malware targeting Pakistani officials

Oct. 23, 2019 10:38 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A security firm says fake smartphone apps laden with malware are targeting Pakistan's military and government. A report Wednesday by Canadian company BlackBerry identifies new espionage campaigns attempting to steal sensitive data from mobile devices. BlackBerry says it doesn't know who is...

'Whatever it takes:' Key moments from Draghi's tenure at ECB

Oct. 24, 2019 6:11 AM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Here's a look at key moments and decisions from Mario Draghi's eight years at the head of the European Central Bank, the monetary authority for the 19 European Union countries that use the euro as their currency. ___ Nov. 1, 2011: Draghi takes over as European Central Bank...

Buechele, Jones lead No. 16 SMU past Houston, 34-31

Oct. 25, 2019 12:45 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — SMU coach Sonny Dykes conceded that the Mustangs did not play well and still managed to escape with a win. Shane Buechele threw for 203 yards and two touchdowns, Xavier Jones ran for 133 yards and two touchdowns and No. 16 SMU held off Houston 34-31 Thursday night. "It was a struggle for...

Memphis Zoo's oldest Giraffe, Marilyn, dies at 26

Oct. 31, 2019 5:48 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis Zoo officials have announced that its oldest giraffe has died at 26. The zoo said in a Facebook post Wednesday that it was grateful to have cared for Marilyn the giraffe for almost two decades and called her a "favorite" among feeders. The Commercial Appeal reports Marilyn...

White Sox trade catcher Welington Castillo to Rangers

Oct. 31, 2019 6:07 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox have traded catcher Welington Castillo to the Texas Rangers, who might not exercise an $8 million option for next season and allow him to become a free agent. Texas also got an international signing bonus pool slot worth $250,000 in the deal while sending minor league...

Judges nixes suit against Port Authority by former No. 2 cop

Oct. 31, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A federal judge in New Jersey tossed a whistleblower suit Thursday that accused the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey of retaliating against a former high-ranking police official. Jerry Speziale sued in 2014 claiming he was retaliated against after reporting internal violations....

Reno-area hotels offer discounts to displaced Californians

Nov. 2, 2019 12:24 AM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Some Reno hotels are offering discounted room rates to people displaced by the California wildfires. The Reno Gazette Journal reports that the discounted rates go as low as $25 a night and will be offered until Nov. 30. CEO Phil DeLone of the Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority...

Mills scores 31 to lead Spurs past Curry-less Warriors

Nov. 2, 2019 2:38 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Draymond Green and the Golden State Warriors are finding out what it's like to be a team saddled with injuries. Patty Mills came off the bench to score 31 points and the San Antonio Spurs beat Golden State 127-110 on Friday night, hours after the Warriors learned they will be without...

Indiana county settles mistreatment suit by ex-jail inmate

Nov. 6, 2019 7:40 PM EST

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana county has settled for $2,000 a lawsuit filed by former jail inmate who alleged he was improperly treated. Larenzo Brockington claimed in a filing in U.S. District Court that he was denied access to the St. Joseph County Jail's day room, commissary and laundry...

Correction: SAG Awards-Robert De Niro story

Nov. 13, 2019 3:40 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a story Nov. 12 about Robert De Niro being named the recipient of the life achievement honor at the 2020 Screen Actors Guild Awards, the Associated Press reported erroneously the full name of the union. It is the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists....

Woman pulled from Yakima mobile home fire dies

Nov. 13, 2019 7:57 PM EST

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a woman who was pulled unconscious and not breathing from a fire in a Yakima mobile home has died. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports the woman died Tuesday in a local hospital, according to Yakima fire officials. Her name and age have not been released. Firefighters...

Nebraska gives Scott Frost 2-year extension through 2026

Nov. 16, 2019 11:45 AM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska coach Scott Frost has received a two-year contract extension through 2026. The university announced the extension Saturday before the Cornhuskers’ game against No. 14 Wisconsin. Frost is 8-13 in his second season since leaving Central Florida, which he led to a 13-0...

New Mexico wants more students to apply for federal aid

Sep. 20, 2019 3:42 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico education officials want to encourage more high school students to apply for federal financial aid to help pay for college. The initiative was announced Thursday, a day after Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham proposed a scholarship program to bridge the gap between federal aid...

Los Angeles joins court fight on where homeless can sleep

Sep. 25, 2019 5:29 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles has joined an effort to get the U.S. Supreme Court to review a decision that restricts efforts to bar homeless people from sleeping on sidewalks in Western states. City Attorney Mike Feuer on Wednesday announced his office has filed a brief asking the nation's highest court...

Public meeting set to share Alaska gold mine plan updates

Oct. 2, 2019 12:14 AM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — U.S. Forest Service officials will conduct a public meeting to unveil changes to an operations plan for an Alaska gold mine. The Juneau Empire reported Tuesday that Tongass National Forest is scheduled to host the Oct. 8 meeting to provide information on an amended operations plan for...

Judge asks whether prison health care deal should be tossed

Oct. 14, 2019 3:22 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A federal judge who has criticized Arizona's persistent noncompliance with a settlement requiring improvements to health care for prisoners has ordered lawyers for the state and inmates to decide whether they want to throw out the 5-year-old deal and instead bring the case to trial. Holding...

2 Omaha police officers collapse after checking cruiser

Oct. 18, 2019 6:58 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha police are investigating what caused two officers in the city's Northwest Precinct to collapse within minutes of each other. Television station KETV reports the incident happened Thursday when the first officer became lightheaded and collapsed while doing a pre-shift inspection of...

Milwaukee girl, 4, accidentally shoots father and herself

Oct. 21, 2019 1:25 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee police say a 4-year-old girl found her father's handgun then accidentally shot him and herself, but both are expected to survive. Police said Monday that they arrested the 33-year-old father because he lied about the circumstances of the shooting Sunday morning. Prosecutors are...

High expectations for No. 5 Louisville in Year 2 under Mack

Oct. 23, 2019 10:35 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville coach Chris Mack said he isn't buying the hype. He's making sure the No. 5 Cardinals don't, either. He wants his players to know it is up to them to do something buzzworthy. In many ways Louisville did that in Mack's first season, going from a scandal-marred program to...

24 arrested in Shinnecock Reservation drug ring bust

Oct. 24, 2019 10:20 PM EDT

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. (AP) — Federal, state and county authorities say 24 people have been arrested in connection with a drug ring that operating in and around the Shinnecock Reservation on Long Island. Prosecutors announced the arrests on Thursday, saying the ring sold more than $1 million worth of heroin cut...

Ex-treasurer of Bismarck charity accused of theft

Oct. 25, 2019 7:46 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The former treasurer of a Bismarck charity focused on helping children is accused of embezzling thousands of dollars from the organization. Fifty-one-year-old Kathryn Artlip was charged Thursday with stealing $10,000 from Bisman Stiletto over three years. The felony theft charge...

China denies reports of professor spying in Belgium

Oct. 31, 2019 9:32 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China said Thursday that reports that a professor leading a Beijing-backed language and culture institute in Belgium was involved in spying are untrue. Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said some Western media have published "false reports of distortions about the Confucius...

Man indicted for manslaughter in crash that killed his wife

Oct. 31, 2019 4:51 PM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A Maine man whose wife died during a fatal crash has been indicted on charges including manslaughter and unlawful drug possession. Bangor Daily News reports 31-year-old Joshua Bell, of Medway, was indicted by a Penobscot County grand jury on Wednesday. Maine State Police say Bell was...

Cypriot driver in trouble over foot-stunt footage

Nov. 1, 2019 1:43 PM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cypriot police have charged a man who allegedly drove his heavy vehicle on a main highway with only his feet on the wheel and live-streamed footage of the stunt. Police said Friday they managed to identify the 43-year-old suspect from the video, which was shown on social media. He...

German minister appeals for European unity amid challenges

Nov. 2, 2019 7:56 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's foreign minister appealed Saturday for European countries to unite in the face of global challenges such as climate change and migration, arguing that unilateral national action is not enough. In an op-ed published in 26 EU countries as Germany heads into a week of commemorations...

3 endangered Florida panthers found dead

Nov. 5, 2019 4:30 AM EST

LABELLE, Fla. (AP) — Three endangered Florida panthers have been found dead over the past week, bringing the total number of deaths this year to 23. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says the remains of a 3-year-old male panther were collected Thursday in Hendry County. Officials say he...

NBA: Leonard not healthy so Clippers allowed to rest him

Nov. 7, 2019 1:33 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kawhi Leonard isn't healthy three weeks into the season, according to the NBA, which says that as a result the Los Angeles Clippers can rest their new superstar. He was on the bench against the visiting Milwaukee Bucks for a national TV game Wednesday night, the first half of a...

AP Exclusive: FBI eyes how Pennsylvania approved pipeline

Nov. 12, 2019 3:31 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The FBI has begun a corruption investigation into how Gov. Tom Wolf's administration came to issue permits for construction on a multibillion-dollar pipeline project to carry highly volatile natural gas liquids across Pennsylvania, The Associated Press has learned. FBI agents have...

Daniels scores 27, No. 23 Arkansas women beat Oral Roberts

Nov. 14, 2019 10:19 PM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Makayla Daniels scored a career-high 27 points on 8-of-11 shooting Thursday night, and the No. 23 Arkansas women beat Oral Roberts 96-64. Daniels was 6 of 7 from 3-point range and the Razorbacks (3-0) were 17 of 32. The Golden Eagles (3-1) made just 2 of 20 from the arc. Alexis...

Dive boat, Ghost Ship fires a lesson in proving negligence

Sep. 20, 2019 2:14 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — One was a ship in name only, an artist commune set up in an Oakland warehouse. The other was a bona fide boat afloat on the ocean off Santa Barbara. Both became fiery death traps for a combined 70 souls, two of the worst disasters in modern California history. Each has brought a search...

15-year-old student charged with bringing gun to school

Sep. 28, 2019 4:31 PM EDT

COLLINGSWOOD, N.J. (AP) — A 15-year-old southern New Jersey student has been charged with bringing a gun to school. The incident occurred Friday in Collingswood. The Camden County prosecutor's office says the student, a resident of Woodlynne, brought the handgun to Collingswood High School. No one was...

Missing mother's husband seeks dismissal of charges

Oct. 4, 2019 5:19 PM EDT

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — The estranged husband of a missing Connecticut mother of five has appeared in court to seek the dismissal of charges against him in his wife's disappearance. The judge at Friday's hearing said he would review arguments by prosecutors and the defendant, Fotis Dulos, and revisit the...

Coyotes beat Jets 4-2, get first win in Winnipeg

Oct. 16, 2019 12:15 AM EDT

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Nick Schmaltz knew the Arizona Coyotes' power play was going to finally click. Schmaltz and linemate Christian Dvorak each scored with the man advantage just over two minutes apart and the Coyotes beat the Jets 4-2 for a rare victory in Winnipeg. The Coyotes had lost 10 straight...

Man convicted of killing senator's nephew gets life sentence

Oct. 18, 2019 6:20 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A man convicted of first-degree murder in the death of a nephew of Montana Sen. Jon Tester has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Spokane County Superior Court Judge Maryann Moreno sentenced 25-year-old John A. Radavich on Friday for the slaying of...

4.6 magnitude earthquake hist off southern Oregon coast

Oct. 21, 2019 12:53 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A 4.6 magnitude earthquake shook off the southern Oregon coast. KOIN reports the Monday morning earthquake was over 6 miles deep and 122 miles west of Bandon. This is the second quake to hit the Oregon coast in under a week and the fifth to hit this month. The most recent happened on...

Man charged in deadly brawl over religion will remain jailed

Oct. 22, 2019 12:28 PM EDT

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A man accused of stomping a friend to death during an argument about their religious beliefs has agreed to remain jailed until his murder trial. Corey Malloy consented to his detention during a court hearing Wednesday where Camden County prosecutors were planning to argue that the...

Opening new chapter, Spain exhumes Gen. Franco's remains

Oct. 24, 2019 3:04 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Turning a momentous page in its history, Spain on Thursday exhumed the remains of dictator Gen. Francisco Franco from his grandiose mausoleum outside Madrid and reburied them in a small family crypt north of the capital. The day-long operation featured Franco's coffin being flown by...

Predators' Rinne flawless in blanking Wild 4-0

Oct. 24, 2019 11:42 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The way Pekka Rinne was playing, the Predators' slow start was irrelevant. Rinne made 26 saves, Colton Sissons had a goal and an assist and Nashville beat the Minnesota Wild 4-0 on Thursday night. Miikka Salomaki, Calle Jarnkrok and Craig Smith also scored for the Predators, who...

Lebanese go back to blocking roads, demand sweeping change

Oct. 31, 2019 3:47 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese protesters went back to blocking roads and thousands packed into public squares on Thursday, insisting their revolution was far from over despite the resignation of the prime minister earlier this week. Banks, schools and many businesses have been shuttered since mass protests...

Ethics commission to investigate Providence councilman

Oct. 31, 2019 1:42 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Providence Ethics Commission has voted to open an investigation into a city councilman. WPRI reports the commission voted Wednesday to investigate a complaint that a top public works official made against Councilman Michael Correia. In August, Department of Public Works Deputy...

Illinois has shot to earn bowl bid for 1st time under Smith

Oct. 31, 2019 4:55 PM EDT

Lovie Smith inherited outdated football facilities, among the worst in college football, when he was hired at Illinois in 2016 and he knew it. The former Chicago Bears and Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach took on the challenge anyway. Smith committed to a long-term plan to recruit the best players he could land and put...

Trump fires up religious critics with job for televangelist

Nov. 1, 2019 3:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The ascension of Paula White as an official member of Donald Trump's White House highlights how closely the president is relying on his inner circle of evangelical Christian supporters as he fights an impeachment probe during his reelection bid — while giving liberal evangelicals a...

Minnesota seeking a simpler way to finance energy efficiency

Nov. 2, 2019 1:10 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis renters and homeowners could soon have a new option to pay for energy efficiency projects without having to worry about recouping all of the benefits before their next move. CenterPoint Energy says it is open to trying out an "inclusive financing" program that would let...

Chiefs, team president Mark Donovan sign long-term extension

Nov. 5, 2019 5:17 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs and team President Mark Donovan announced a long-term contract extension Tuesday. Terms were not disclosed. Donovan joined the Chiefs as chief operating officer in 2009 and was promoted to team president in 2011. "I'd like to congratulate Mark and his family...

Trump claims credit for economy, jobs in New York speech

Nov. 12, 2019 2:54 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Despite a slowing economy, President Donald Trump declared Tuesday that the United States was enjoying a "boom the likes of which we have never seen before!" Trump told the Economic Club of New York that "we have delivered on our promises — and exceeded our expectations by a very...

Deep ball still an issue for Bills strong-armed Josh Allen

Nov. 13, 2019 7:48 PM EST

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — For a strong-armed quarterback, Josh Allen isn't surprised by concerns being raised about his inability to hit a deep pass this season. Turns out, the Buffalo Bills’ second-year starter happens to be wondering the same thing. "That's the question, isn't it?" Allen said,...

Man gets 75 years in prison for fatal shooting

Nov. 16, 2019 10:43 AM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A Delaware man has been sentenced to 75 years in prison for fatally shooting a 31-year-old man at an apartment complex. The Delaware News Journal reports that 32-year-old Reginald Waters professed his innocence before a judge sentenced him on Friday for the February 2016 killing of...

Ohio woman charged in 5-year-old grandson's death

Sep. 24, 2019 4:09 PM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman whose 5-year-old grandson died in her care is facing murder charges. Forty-five-year-old Yisenya Flores was arraigned Monday after she was charged in killing and abusing her grandson Anjuan M. Hare III. Her bond was set at $500,000. Hare died at Toledo Hospital last week...

Moroccan journalist sentenced to jail in abortion case

Sep. 30, 2019 3:22 PM EDT

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — A Moroccan journalist accused of undergoing an illegal abortion after becoming pregnant while being single was sentenced to one year in prison Monday in a case that gained attention among journalists and rights groups. Hajar Raissouni, 28, has been jailed since Aug. 31. She denied...

Another day, another record for Simone Biles

Oct. 12, 2019 3:03 PM EDT

STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Another day, another record for Simone Biles. In a week where she's written even more history than she usually does, the U.S. gymnastics star won her 23rd world championship medal on Saturday in vault. That matches the all-time record by any gymnast, male or female — and...

Pressure off Bowyer for next season but not NASCAR playoffs

Oct. 18, 2019 6:38 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Clint Bowyer rolled into Kansas Speedway on Friday with the comfort of knowing he'll be with Stewart-Haas Racing next season and the uncertainty of whether he'll be in the playoffs next week. The Kansan reached a contract extension with SHR to remain in the No. 14 Ford regardless...

ACLU-MN lawsuit seeks to restore voting rights for felons

Oct. 21, 2019 1:00 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union has sued the state of Minnesota to restore the voting rights of convicted felons who are on supervised release or probation. The group's Minnesota chapter says the lawsuit filed Monday in Ramsey County District Court would affect more than 52,000...

UN creates joint observation posts in Yemen's key port city

Oct. 23, 2019 8:03 AM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The U.N. says four joint observation posts manned by both forces loyal to Yemen's internationally recognized government and the country's Houthi rebels have been established in a key port city. The head of the U.N. mission to the city of Hodeida, retired Gen. Abhijit Guha, announced...

The 'Man in Blue'? Sheriff donates Johnny Cash deputy photo

Oct. 24, 2019 1:00 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A sheriff has presented the Johnny Cash Museum proof that the late musician who famously cultivated an image as an outlaw was in fact granted law enforcement authority decades ago. This week, Nashville Sheriff Daron Hall gave the museum a blown-up image of Cash's September 1979...

Gurianov scores both goals, Stars hold off Ducks 2-1

Oct. 25, 2019 1:04 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Denis Gurianov ended an 11-month goal drought with two against Anaheim. His first-period goals held up and the Dallas Stars beat the Ducks 2-1 on Thursday night. Gurianov hadn't scored in 26 games since his first NHL goal on Nov. 18, 2018. His first goal came 2:42 into the game on the Stars'...

Hong Kong protesters, police in Halloween standoff

Oct. 31, 2019 11:06 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Police and protesters engaged in a standoff in Hong Kong's nightlife district on Thursday after pro-democracy demonstrators urged people to celebrate Halloween by wearing masks in defiance of a government ban on face coverings. Riot police pushed people back slowly from the Lan Kwai Fong...

Man charged for fatal drive-by shooting after casino fight

Oct. 31, 2019 4:43 PM EDT

PRESTON, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut state police say a man accused of killing another man in a drive-by shooting after an argument at a casino has been charged with murder and weapons violations. The Day reports that 25-year-old Francis Giannelli, of Glastonbury, turned himself in to Montville police...

This year's algae bloom on Lake Erie ranks as fifth largest

Oct. 31, 2019 5:01 PM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Researchers say the harmful algae bloom on Lake Erie this past summer was the fifth largest since they began ranking them going back to 2002. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says the bloom covered about 700 square miles by the end of August. Algae blooms have been a...

Tony-nominated actress Ann Crumb dies from cancer at 69

Nov. 1, 2019 2:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Ann Crumb, a Tony Award-nominated actress who originated the role of Rose Vibert in Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Aspects of Love," has died. She was 69. Crumb died Thursday from ovarian cancer at her parents' home in Media, Pennsylvania, according to her vocal coach, Bill Schuman. Crumb was the...

Conversations lead to acceptance of Somali refugees

Nov. 2, 2019 1:11 AM EDT

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — Linda Thielen has lived in St. Cloud her whole life. She's always been a people person, quick to strike up conversation, open her door to company and bake treats for neighbors. But she remembers feeling a mix of emotions — fear, confusion, anger — when she and other...

Republican wins, joins spouse as California lawmaker

Nov. 6, 2019 8:04 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California Republican is set to join her husband in the state Legislature, with her Democratic opponent in Tuesday's special election conceding but promising a rematch next year. Megan Dahle had 58% of Tuesday's special election vote to 42% for Democrat Elizabeth...

Former grain trader gets 8 years in prison for $11M scam

Nov. 12, 2019 4:58 PM EST

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A former North Dakota grain trader who admitted to bilking farmers, elevators and commodity brokers out of millions of dollars was sentenced Tuesday to eight years in federal prison. U.S. District Judge Daniel Hovland, who imposed the prison sentence, also ordered Hunter Hanson to pay...

No. 7 Minnesota making major strides in Ciarrocca’s offense

Nov. 13, 2019 7:56 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — With no game on the schedule the week before Minnesota played Penn State, most of the Gophers coaches hit the road for recruiting. Kirk Ciarrocca hung back and crafted the game plan to beat a Nittany Lions defense that entered with the second-fewest points allowed in the FBS....

The Latest: Man wounded in shooting at game faces charges

Nov. 16, 2019 2:00 PM EST

PLEASANTVILLE, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at a high school football game in New Jersey (all times local): 2 p.m. A man wounded during a shooting at a high school football game in New Jersey is now facing charges himself. Pleasantville police say the 27-year-old man is facing weapons charges. They...

No. 19 Washington State seeks 4-0 start when they face UCLA

Sep. 19, 2019 3:16 PM EDT

UCLA (0-3) at No. 19 Washington State (3-0), Saturday at 10:30 p.m. EDT (ESPN). Line: Washington State by 18 1/2. Series record: UCLA leads 40-20-1. WHAT'S AT STAKE Washington State is seeking a third consecutive win over UCLA, and a second 4-0 start to a season since 2017. It's the Pac-12 opener for both teams,...

Justice Department faces setbacks in illegal influence fight

Sep. 25, 2019 6:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The outcome of three recent investigations shows the difficulty of prosecuting allegations of illegal foreign influence, a Justice Department official said Wednesday. But Assistant Attorney General John Demers, the department's top national security official, said the government would not...

Alaska proposes lifting limits on helicopter skiing permits

Oct. 2, 2019 10:20 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska has proposed removing a limit on permits for commercial skiing reached by helicopter or snowcat to eliminate a perceived monopoly on ski services to part of the Chugach Mountains, officials said. The state Department of Natural Resources proposal would open an area near...

School penalized for students' taunts at volleyball match

Oct. 12, 2019 1:22 PM EDT

BURRILLVILLE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island high school has been put on probation for one year in connection with alleged racial taunts by fans at a school volleyball team match. The governing body for high school sports in the state handed down the punishment to Burrillville High School on Friday. Students...

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Soccer fans tear down 'Berlin Wall' at Hertha-Leipzig game

Nov. 9, 2019 4:03 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German soccer fans tore down an artificial 'Berlin Wall' erected across the middle of the field at Hertha Berlin's Olympiastadion before the Bundesliga game against Leipzig on Saturday. Leipzig won 4-2 to put a dampener on Hertha's celebration of the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin...

What to watch in Europe's top soccer leagues this weekend

Sep. 19, 2019 10:48 AM EDT

What to watch in the leading soccer leagues in Europe this weekend: ENGLAND Chelsea has conceded on average more than two goals a game under new manager Frank Lampard this season, and the team's fragile defense will be tested this weekend by the most devastating front three in the Premier League. Liverpool...