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  • Chiefs give Santos shot to fulfill father's dreams

    1 hour, 14 minutes ago

    (AP) KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — David Burnett had just landed in Atlanta on a business trip when his phone buzzed with a voice mail. On the recording, breaking with emotion, was the voice of Cairo Santos. "He said he needed ...

  • 'Guardians' tops box office for the summer, year

    1 hour, 16 minutes ago

    (AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Guardians of the Galaxy" closed out the summer movie season with a first-place finish. Marvel's Disney-distributed space adventure — the top-grossing film of the year so far in North America — added another $22.9 million to ...

  • Candidates in Alaska governor's race join forces

    1 hour, 41 minutes ago

    (AP) ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The independent and Democratic candidates for Alaska governor say they are merging their campaigns to give them a better shot at unseating Republican incumbent Gov. Sean Parnell. Independent Bill Walker said Tuesday that he has dropped ...

  • Penn State student gains rep as squirrel whisperer

    1 hour, 23 minutes ago

    (AP) STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — A Penn State student is gaining an Internet reputation as a "squirrel whisperer" for befriending, feeding and dressing up a furry little friend she has named "Sneezy." Junior Mary Krupa tells WJAC-TV (http://bit.ly/1B9IvPf ) that ...

  • AP Top Entertainment News At 6:23 p.m. EDT

    1 hour, 27 minutes ago

    (AP) Celebrities' nude shots removed from some websites In light of celebrity hacks, how to protect data Family: Joan Rivers on life support Bieber charged with assault over photo incident Larry David play heads to Broadway this February Sotomayor to receive ...

  • AP Top Technology News At 6:23 p.m. EDT

    1 hour, 27 minutes ago

    (AP) In light of celebrity hacks, how to protect data Celebrities' nude shots removed from some websites Home Depot probes possible credit card data breach Netflix unveils new way to share recommendations Alibaba IPO comes with unusual structure Court halts ridesharing ...

  • Houston's Carter quietly contending for HR title

    1 hour, 32 minutes ago

    (AP) HOUSTON (AP) — When strangers approach Chris Carter, he's ready for the question. His reply is usually something like: "No, I don't play for the Houston Texans." Carter is a 6-foot-4, 250-pound designated hitter for the Astros. He is tied ...

  • Switzerland, Singapore, US top economic rankings

    1 hour, 47 minutes ago

    (AP) GENEVA (AP) — The United States' competitiveness among global economies has risen to the No. 3 spot behind Switzerland and Singapore in rankings published annually by the World Economic Forum. In its latest survey, released early Wednesday, the Forum said ...

  • AP Top Business News At 6 p.m. EDT

    1 hour, 50 minutes ago

    (AP) It's no longer safe to recline your airplane seat Some fear auto industry returning to bad habits In light of celebrity hacks, how to protect data Celebrities' nude shots removed from some websites Revel casino follows Showboat, closes its doors ...

  • Lawyer says family of girl with Uzi is devastated

    1 hour, 51 minutes ago

    (AP) PHOENIX (AP) — An attorney for the parents of a 9-year-old girl who accidentally killed an Arizona shooting range instructor with an Uzi said Tuesday the family is devastated by the tragedy that occurred on a brief excursion during a ...

  • Preschools latest to take on green movement

    1 hour, 52 minutes ago

    (AP) OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A new Oklahoma City preschool is staying away from plastic toys, serving only vegan and gluten-free food, and focusing on teaching children early about living a healthy lifestyle. The idea behind The Green House appears to ...

  • Sotomayor to receive Hepburn Medal from Bryn Mawr

    1 hour, 56 minutes ago

    (AP) BRYN MAWR, Pa. (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor will be honored by Bryn Mawr College for her trailblazing legal career. The women's liberal arts school near Philadelphia announced Tuesday that Sotomayor will receive the 2015 Katharine Hepburn Medal, ...

  • NFL star, boxer Charlie Powell dies in California

    1 hour, 59 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN DIEGO (AP) — Charlie Powell, the San Diego sports all-star who was one of the first black NFL players and who later became a boxer and fought Cassius Clay, has died. He was 82. His brother Jerry tells U-T ...

  • Brazil: new project to clean Olympic waters

    2 hours ago

    (AP) RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro state officials have signed off on a new sewerage project aimed at stemming the flow of untreated sewage into the city's Gloria Marina, where the 2016 Olympic sailing events are to be ...

  • Business Highlights

    2 hours, 6 minutes ago

    (AP) ___ It's no longer safe to recline your airplane seat NEW YORK (AP) — Squeezed into tighter and tighter spaces, airline passengers appear to be rebelling, taking their frustrations out on other fliers. Three U.S. flights made unscheduled landings in ...

  • Questions for FSU and Alabama after opening week

    2 hours, 10 minutes ago

    (AP) Breaking down the ballots for the first regular-season AP Top 25 and wrapping up college football's opening weekend. ___ REMAIN CALM! ALL IS WELL! Overrated or over reactions? Maybe it's a bit of the former, but probably far more of ...

  • Figures on government spending and debt

    2 hours, 11 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Figures on government spending and debt (last six digits are eliminated). The government's fiscal year runs Oct. 1 through Sept. 30. Total public debt subject to limit Aug 29 17,706,419 Statutory debt limit suspended Total public debt ...

  • US court hears debate in NSA phone records case

    2 hours, 16 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — A lawyer defending the government's bulk collection of millions of Americans' telephone records found himself facing tough questions Tuesday from appeals judges wanting to know whether the program will inevitably lead to, as one judge put ...

  • Recorded arrest of St. Paul man under review

    2 hours, 17 minutes ago

    (AP) ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Cellphone video of a black Minnesota man's arrest in a St. Paul skyway by officers who appear to be white is attracting attention eight months after it was recorded. Chris Lollie says he was doing ...

  • US rejects Norwegian Air bid for US-Europe flights

    2 hours, 18 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration has rejected a request by a low-cost air carrier to begin flying immediately between the U.S. and Europe in a case that has significant labor and trade policy implications. The Transportation Department turned down ...

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