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FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2012, file photo Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, speaks at the Little Rock Baptist Church in Detroit. Former GOP presidential candidate Paul posted a picture of himself in a hospital Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, but said he was OK after video circulated online of him struggling to speak during an interview. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

Former congressman Ron Paul hospitalized, says he's OK

Sep. 25, 2020 3:56 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Former GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul posted a picture of himself in a hospital Friday but said he was OK after video circulated online of him struggling to speak during an interview. The 85-year-old former Texas congressman, who ran for president three times, posted a picture on...

This photo provided by NASA. Expedition 64 crew member NASA astronaut Kate Rubins, is seen during Soyuz qualification exams Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020 at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center (GCTC) in Star City, Russia. Rubins told The Associated Press on Friday, Sept. 25 that she plans to cast her next vote from space – more than 200 miles above Earth. Rubins and two Russian cosmonauts are preparing for a mid-October launch to the International Space Station, where she’ll spend the next six months.  (Andrey Shelepin/GCTC/NASA via AP)

NASA astronaut plans to cast her ballot from space station

Sep. 25, 2020 3:33 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — NASA astronaut Kate Rubins told The Associated Press on Friday that she plans to cast her next vote from space – more than 200 miles above Earth. Rubins is just outside Moscow in Star City, Russia, preparing with two cosmonauts for a mid-October launch and a six-month stay at the...

Pair charged for plot to attack White House, Trump Tower

Sep. 25, 2020 3:02 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Federal authorities have arrested two men on terror charges for allegedly plotting to bomb or shoot up sites including the White House and Trump Tower in New York City in attacks inspired by the Islamic State group. Jaylyn Christopher Molina, of Texas, and Kristopher Sean Matthews, of...

FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2020 file photo, Justin Haley celebrates in Victory Lane after winning a NASCAR Xfinity auto race at Daytona International Speedway  in Daytona Beach, Fla.  The Xfinity Series prides itself as the “Names Are Made Here” division of NASCAR and it fits this year's playoff class well.    (AP Photo/Terry Renna, File)

Xfinity Series playoffs begin with drivers seeking Cup rides

Sep. 25, 2020 1:07 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Ross Chastain opened this week preparing for the start of the Xfinity Series playoffs and celebrating his promotion to the Cup Series. He is one of the lucky title contenders – he knows where he will be driving next season. The Xfinity Series prides itself as the “Names Are...

Las Vegas Raiders running back Jalen Richard, left, celebrates after wide receiver Zay Jones (12) scored a touchdown against the New Orleans Saints during the first half of an NFL football game, Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)

Sunday will be a historic day for women on NFL sidelines

Sep. 25, 2020 12:42 PM EDT

Sunday will be a historic day for women on NFL sidelines in Cleveland. For the first time in NFL history, there will be two female coaches on the sideline and a female official on the field when the Browns host the Washington Football team. Jennifer King is in her first season on Washington’s staff, while...

The sign for Tyler Technologies is seen outside the company's offices, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, in Plano, Texas. The major U.S. provider of software services to state and local governments, including the online publishing of election results, has told customers that an unknown intruder broke into its phone and IT systems. Plano, Texas-based Tyler Technologies told customers in an email that it discovered the breach and contacted law enforcement and enlisted outside cybersecurity help. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Hacked software provider acknowledges ransomware attack

Sep. 25, 2020 12:06 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A major U.S. provider of software services to state and local governments acknowledged Friday it was hit by a ransomware attack two days after telling clients an unknown intruder had compromised its phone and information technology systems. Tyler Technologies said in a statement that it...

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) jogs off the field during the second quarter of an NFL football game against the New York Giants Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Still ticking: "Big Ben" to set franchise mark vs. Texans

Sep. 25, 2020 11:46 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Randy Fichtner watched the big kid with the strong arm and the sense of invincibility that is the province of the very young and immediately grew worried. So Fichter, then the Pittsburgh Steelers' quarterbacks coach, suggested to Ben Roethlisberger that he might want to think about...

FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2019 file photo, Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (99) stands on the field next to his brother San Diego Chargers fullback Derek Watt (34) after the Texans defeated the Los Angeles Chargers 27 to 20 in an NFL game in Carson, Calif.  The three Watt brothers will share the field for the first time ever on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020,  when J.J. Watt and the Texans visit T.J., Derek and the Pittsburgh Steelers. (AP Photo/John Cordes, File)

Brotherly love; Watts embracing unique family reunion

Sep. 25, 2020 11:45 AM EDT

Growing up in Wisconsin, the sibling rivalry between the Watt brothers had no boundaries. Out front playing roller hockey. In the backyard playing football. Mini-baseball in the basement. Even the kitchen table at grandma's was not immune. As kids, J.J., T.J. and Derek would spend hours at their...

File-Miami quarterback D'Eriq King (1) leaps for a second-quarter touchdown against UAB during an NCAA college football game in Miami Gardens, Fla., Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020. King will lead Miami against Florida State Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. (Al Diaz/Miami Herald via AP, File)

Week 4 Preview: FSU-Miami has King in spotlight; SEC begins

Sep. 25, 2020 2:41 AM EDT

The stakes have not recently been what they used to be for the Florida State-Miami rivalry, but the Seminoles and Hurricanes usually put on a good show. Before Miami won easily last year, the ‘Canes and ’Noles played five straight games decided by five points or fewer. A pandemic-altered college...

Dallas Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy watches play against the Atlanta Falcons in the first half of an NFL football game in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)

Gambler? McCarthy sees 'aggressive' 1st impression in Dallas

Sep. 25, 2020 2:22 AM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Mike McCarthy watched as a kid when the customers in the bar his dad owned would lose money on the two poker machines. So ask him to characterize the fake punts and risky fourth-down try in his first two games as coach of the Dallas Cowboys, and there's one word McCarthy won't use....