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McCutchen has 19th multihomer game in 5-3 win over Dodgers

Aug. 18, 2022 18:02 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Andrew McCutchen homered twice, Hunter Renfroe also went deep and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-3 on Thursday to split the four-game series. McCutchen had three RBIs for his 19th career multi-homer game and first since June 1, 2021, when he...

Ohio man killed in accident at West Virginia coal mine

Aug. 18, 2022 12:44 PM EDT

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — A coal miner died in an accident at a northern West Virginia underground mine, officials said. William A. Richards, 38, of Cadiz, Ohio, was killed in the accident Wednesday at the Tunnel Ridge Mine in Triadelphia, the West Virginia Office of Miners' Health,...

Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

Aug. 18, 2022 12:18 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on June 24 overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling was expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...

Oklahoma lawmaker sues for coronavirus relief fund records

Aug. 17, 2022 14:47 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma lawmaker has filed an Open Records Act lawsuit seeking records about expenditures from Governor’s Emergency Education Relief, or GEER, funds. Republican Rep. Logan Phillips filed the lawsuit Tuesday against the Office of Management and Enterprise...

New coach Venables handles early test at No. 9 Oklahoma

Aug. 17, 2022 14:24 PM EDT

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Brent Venables got his first welcome-to-the-hot-seat moment well before his first game as Oklahoma’s new coach. He attacked that controversy the same way he took on ball-carriers as a gritty, undersized linebacker at Kansas State -- head on. ...

PICK SIX: Key transfers to watch, and not just at QB

Aug. 17, 2022 02:41 AM EDT

Southern California quarterback Caleb Williams isn’t a typical transfer. Rather than adapting to a new coach and an entirely new system, Williams followed Lincoln Riley from Oklahoma to USC. So he’s playing for the same coach, albeit at a different school. Williams...

Oklahoma governor grants 60-day reprieve to Richard Glossip

Aug. 16, 2022 16:31 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt granted death row inmate Richard Glossip a 60-day stay of execution on Tuesday while a state appeals court considers his claim of innocence. Stitt signed an executive order delaying Glossip’s execution for the 1997 killing of...

Oklahoma prison guard charged with striking shackled inmate

Aug. 16, 2022 15:57 PM EDT

MCALESTER, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma prison guard has been charged with striking a shackled inmate at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester. Lt. William Graham, 35, was charged Monday with aggravated assault and battery and providing false evidence, both felonies, and a...

Correction: FBC-G5-Shrinking Schedules story

Aug. 16, 2022 14:44 PM EDT
In a story published August 14, 2022, about Group of Five teams playing Power Five teams, The Associated Press erroneously reported that the Big Ten could go from eight to nine conference games per season. The league currently plays nine conference games.

AP Top 25 Reality Check: Pouring caution on that optimism

Aug. 16, 2022 03:03 AM EDT

Low expectations rarely disappoint. That's not to say your favorite team will fail to live up to the promise that comes with landing a spot in The Associated Press preseason Top 25 college football poll presented by Regions Bank that was released Monday. But numbers...