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Hurricanes are reeling, and the honeymoon is over

Sep. 25, 2022 14:06 PM EDT

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Miami is on a two-game losing streak, plus has some major injury problems, a disgruntled fan base and quite possibly a quarterback controversy. The honeymoon for the Hurricanes is officially over. Miami’s 45-31 loss to Middle Tennessee...

Oklahoma honors defensive stars Selmon brothers with statue

Sep. 24, 2022 18:56 PM EDT

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — The University of Oklahoma dedicated a statue Saturday honoring the Selmon brothers — defensive linemen Lucious, Dewey and Lee Roy. The trio starred for Oklahoma from 1971 to 1975 and helped the Sooners compile a 54-3-1 record with national championships in...

CIA unveils model of al-Qaida leader al-Zawahri's hideout

Sep. 24, 2022 18:34 PM EDT

McLEAN, Virginia (AP) — The CIA has revealed a model of Ayman al-Zawahri’s safe house, used to brief President Joe Biden about the al-Qaida leader’s whereabouts before the agency killed him in a drone strike in Afghanistan. Shortly after al-Zawahri's death, White House...

Man wants to defend himself in fatal Wisconsin parade attack

Sep. 23, 2022 15:31 PM EDT

A man accused of killing six people and injuring dozens of others by driving an SUV through a Christmas parade in Wisconsin last year wants to represent himself in a trial that is scheduled to begin in a little more than a week. Darrell Brooks Jr.'s public defender, Jeremy Perri,...

Relieved Wild welcome Kaprizov back after summer in Russia

Sep. 22, 2022 19:08 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Last summer, a long contract negotiation between Kirill Kaprizov and the Minnesota Wild — plus the complication of international travel and COVID-19 protocols — put the star left wing's arrival for the start of training camp in question. That process...

Milestone balls leave fans with a choice: Return it or sell?

Sep. 22, 2022 18:02 PM EDT

If Aaron Judge passes Roger Maris, some lucky fan might become this generation's Sal Durante. As a 19-year-old in 1961, Durante caught Maris' record-breaking 61st home run. The story of what followed — Durante sold the ball for $5,000, and it was returned to Maris as part of the...

Japan to loosen travel restrictions imposed during pandemic

Sep. 22, 2022 14:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Japan’s strict border restrictions will be loosened next month, the prime minister announced Thursday, allowing tourists to easily enter for the first time since the start of the pandemic. In a news conference at the foot of Central Park in New York, Prime...

The Muscogee get their say in national park plan for Georgia

Sep. 21, 2022 06:43 AM EDT

MACON, Ga. (AP) — When Tracie Revis climbs the Great Temple Mound, rising nine stories above the Ocmulgee River in the center of present-day Georgia, she walks in the steps of her Muscogean ancestors who were forcibly removed to Oklahoma 200 years ago. “This is lush, gorgeous...

More than 100 archaeological sites featured on new website

Sep. 21, 2022 04:11 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A new website highlights how archaeological sites across Kentucky have contributed knowledge about the state's history, officials said. Discover Kentucky Archaeology was launched by the Kentucky Heritage Council/State Historic Preservation Office in...

58 bison relocated from Grand Canyon National Park North Rim

Sep. 20, 2022 12:48 PM EDT

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — Wildlife managers say 58 bison have been successfully relocated from the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. They said the bison were transferred to the Intertribal Buffalo Council, who transported the animals to the Iowa Tribe of...