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Longest-serving wrongfully convicted woman sues Nevada

Aug. 16, 2019 7:19 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The longest-serving wrongfully convicted woman in U.S. history has sued Nevada and could receive up to $3.5 million under a state law signed this year. Cathy Woods, 68, filed a lawsuit Tuesday after spending 35 years behind bars for the 1976 murder of a Reno college student, The Las Vegas...

Nevada will seek new court order to remove plutonium

Aug. 16, 2019 3:01 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada isn't giving up its push to get the Trump administration to remove weapons-grade plutonium that was secretly shipped to a site near Las Vegas last year, learning from an appeals court defeat and planning a challenge that gets to the heart of the fight. State Attorney General Aaron...

A's hold off Houston 7-6 in a home run derby with 10 homers

Aug. 16, 2019 1:22 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Bob Melvin walked in after the game and had a little fun, "Coors Field tonight, huh?" Oakland's manager joked. It sure felt like it the way balls were flying out. Matt Chapman hit two home runs for the second straight day, connecting for the tiebreaking shot in the eighth inning to...

Lakers' Cousins tears ACL in left knee, awaiting surgery

Aug. 15, 2019 8:20 PM EDT

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — DeMarcus Cousins is facing rehab from another major injury, and the Los Angeles Lakers have endured their first big problem of a season with championship expectations. Cousins was diagnosed Thursday with a torn ACL in his left knee, an injury that could sideline the six-time...

Grasshoppers came to Vegas but didn't stay in Vegas

Aug. 15, 2019 5:02 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A migration of mild-mannered grasshoppers has left Nevada, but the swarm could return in a few years, a report said. National Weather Service meteorologists say the arrival of the grasshoppers in July was attributed to an uncharacteristically wet winter and spring that is likely to repeat...

Chapman homers twice, Bailey strong as A's hold off Giants

Aug. 14, 2019 8:13 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Matt Chapman's first home run set up what looked like a lopsided win. His second provided the Athletics with some breathing room that they unexpectedly needed. Chapman's drive in the ninth inning followed a late collapse by Oakland's bullpen, and the A's held on to beat the San...

Ronaldo lawyers want lawsuit to go to private arbitration

Aug. 14, 2019 5:23 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo's lawyers want to push a Nevada woman's lawsuit accusing the soccer star of raping her in 2009 out of a U.S. court and into closed-door arbitration. Court documents filed in Las Vegas asked a U.S. judge to declare that a 2010 confidentiality agreement and $375,000...

Seems like old times: Boise State, Fresno State top MW teams

Aug. 14, 2019 5:13 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Now this was a sweet idea: Candy hearts with Jordan Love's name and number stamped on them to hype the Heisman Trophy campaign of the Utah State quarterback. After posting big numbers a season ago, Love was voted the Mountain West's top offensive player in a preseason poll. There's no...

Bumgarner pitches Giants past Athletics in Bay Bridge Series

Aug. 14, 2019 1:22 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — As he often does, Madison Bumgarner helped the Giants win with his big left arm and his bat. MadBum just put down a perfect bunt this time instead of swinging for the fences. "Whenever it's a situation like that, no doubt, yeah," he said. Bumgarner struck out nine over seven innings...

Hamby, Cambage combine for 41 points, 26 boards in win

Aug. 14, 2019 12:17 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Dearica Hamby had 23 points and 16 rebounds, Liz Cambage added 18 points, 10 rebounds and six assists and the Las Vegas Aces held off the Atlanta Dream 94-90 on Tuesday night. Kelsey Plum sank a pull-up jumper from the free-throw line with 15.8 seconds left to give Las Vegas a 92-88 lead....