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  • Jane Smiley on longlist for National Book Awards

    1 hour, 43 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Novels by Marilynne Robinson, Jane Smiley and Richard Powers were among the 10 nominees on the fiction longlist for the National Book Awards. The selections ranged from novels by such established authors as Robinson and Smiley ...

  • Cardinals RB arrested on assault charges

    1 hour, 44 minutes ago

    (AP) PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer has been arrested on aggravated assault charges in connection with two altercations at his home in late July involving a 27-year-old woman and an 18-month-old child. Phoenix police announced the arrest ...

  • Phoenix police: Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer arrested on aggravated assault charges

    1 hour, 47 minutes ago

    (AP) PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix police: Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer arrested on aggravated assault charges.

  • Australian police detain 15 people in the country's largest counterterrorism operation

    1 hour, 54 minutes ago

    (AP) SYDNEY (AP) — Australian police detain 15 people in the country's largest counterterrorism operation.

  • Bahamas imposes new immigration restrictions

    2 hours, 5 minutes ago

    (AP) NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — The Bahamas' government announced a measure Wednesday aimed at making it harder for migrants to work in the island chain and said it was considering additional restrictions as part of a plan that appeared mostly aimed ...

  • Texas executes woman for starvation of boy, 9

    2 hours, 5 minutes ago

    (AP) HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas woman convicted of the starvation and torture death of her girlfriend's 9-year-old son a decade ago has been executed. Thirty-eight-year-old Lisa Coleman is the ninth convicted killer and second woman to receive a lethal ...

  • Emanuel wants no more signs as large as Trump's

    2 hours, 8 minutes ago

    (AP) CHICAGO (AP) — Months after the installation by Donald Trump of 20-foot-tall letters spelling out his last name on the side of one of the city's tallest skyscrapers, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is proposing an ordinance that would make sure ...

  • Giants snap tie in 9th, beat Arizona to narrow gap

    2 hours, 10 minutes ago

    (AP) PHOENIX (AP) — Pinch-hitter Matt Duffy delivered a tiebreaking single in the ninth inning and the San Francisco Giants narrowed their gap in the NL West, beating the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-2 Thursday. The Giants pulled within two games of the ...

  • 10 Things to See in Sports: AP's top sports photos

    2 hours, 16 minutes ago

    (AP) Here's a look at some of the defining moments, exciting scenes, triumphs and defeats from the world of sports. Images from this week include an unintentionally acrobatic chase for a foul ball during a baseball game in Kansas City, Missouri; ...

  • Scientists monitoring Hawaii lava undertake risks

    2 hours, 18 minutes ago

    (AP) HONOLULU (AP) — New photos from the U.S. Geological Survey's Hawaiian Volcano Observatory give a glimpse into the hazardous work scientists undertake to monitor lava that's threatening to cross a major highway. Photos taken this week include a shot of ...

  • Trial lawyer gives $50M to Drexel law school

    2 hours, 19 minutes ago

    (AP) PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Drexel University's law school is being named for a prominent trial lawyer who donated $50 million, the largest gift in the Philadelphia school's history. University officials announced Wednesday the institution will be known as the Thomas R. ...

  • Giants 4, Diamondbacks 2

    2 hours, 20 minutes ago

    (AP) San Francisco Arizona ab r h bi ab r h bi GBlanc lf 3 0 0 1 Inciart lf 5 0 2 0 Arias 2b 3 0 0 0 Owings 2b 4 0 1 0 Panik ph-2b 2 0 0 ...

  • Column: Time for Goodell to really say something

    2 hours, 38 minutes ago

    (AP) Floyd Mayweather Jr., who has spent some time in jail for abusing women himself, was speaking some truth when he briefly rose to Ray Rice's defense last week while trying to sell some pay-per-views for his latest fight. "I think ...

  • Rain from tropical storm begins falling on Arizona

    2 hours, 49 minutes ago

    (AP) TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — People lined up in bumper-to-bumper traffic and scooped sand into trash and canvas tote bags Wednesday as rain from a weakened Pacific storm began to fall on Arizona. It's the second blast of hurricane-related weather to ...

  • Review: 'Maze Runner' doesn't find its own path

    2 hours, 49 minutes ago

    (AP) If you see one film about walled-in males this fall, it should be the savage and powerful British prison drama "Starred Up," a superlatively acted father-son story played out behind bars and starring up-and-coming Jack O'Connell. Not many are likely ...

  • Sheriff: Burned armpit hair led to Idaho car crash

    2 hours, 49 minutes ago

    (AP) BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A car full of teenagers crashed in Idaho after authorities say one of the passengers lit the driver's armpit hair on fire with a lighter. The Idaho Statesman reports ( all five young people in the ...

  • Obama praises House vote on arming Syrian rebels

    2 hours, 53 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says a House vote granting authority for the U.S. military to train and arm moderate Syrian rebels is an important step toward confronting the Islamic State group. The Republican-controlled House voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to ...

  • Production of Lincoln Logs toy returning to US

    2 hours, 54 minutes ago

    (AP) BURNHAM, Maine (AP) — Lincoln Logs, the popular toy created nearly a century ago by the son of famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright, is coming home to the U.S.A. Maine Gov. Paul LePage announced Wednesday the toy logs, created by ...

  • Man charged in vandalism at congressman's office

    2 hours, 54 minutes ago

    (AP) KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City man has been charged with throwing two Molotov cocktails at a U.S. congressman's office on the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The U.S. attorney's office says 28-year-old Eric King was ...

  • Group levels abuse allegations against NM dairy

    2 hours, 57 minutes ago

    (AP) ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Livestock Board has launched an investigation into a southern New Mexico dairy after an activist working with an animal welfare group recorded secret video showing workers whipping cows with chains and wire cables, ...

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