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  • Record amount of retardant used on California fire

    3 hours ago

    (AP) PLACERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A massive Northern California wildfire is burning so explosively because of the prolonged drought that firefighters are finding normal amounts of retardant aren't stopping the flames. And so they are dropping record-breaking amounts — more than ...

  • Alibaba stock soars in jubilant trading debut

    3 hours, 1 minute ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Alibaba debuted as a publicly traded company Friday and swiftly climbed nearly 40 percent in a mammoth IPO that offered eager investors seemingly unlimited growth potential and a way to tap into the burgeoning Chinese middle ...

  • AP Top Technology News At 12:48 a.m. EDT

    3 hours, 8 minutes ago

    (AP) With Alibaba's big debut, 10 things to know Alibaba stock soars in jubilant trading debut Yahoo rakes in another jackpot from Alibaba's IPO Alibaba mega IPO caps founder Jack Ma success tale Review: Larger iPhones eliminate reason to switch Twitter ...

  • AP Top Business News At 12:48 a.m. EDT

    3 hours, 8 minutes ago

    (AP) With Alibaba's big debut, 10 things to know Investors breathe sigh of relief at Scottish vote As Wall Street watches Alibaba, stocks drift Procter & Gamble cancels on-field NFL promotion Alibaba stock soars in jubilant trading debut Unemployment rates rise ...

  • A's Lester holds Phillies to 5 hits in 7 innings

    3 hours, 11 minutes ago

    (AP) OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Coco Crisp had two hits and drove in a run, supporting another strong outing from Jon Lester, and the Oakland Athletics defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 3-1 on Friday night to regain the top spot in the ...

  • AP Top International News At 12:38 a.m. EDT

    3 hours, 18 minutes ago

    (AP) Turkey: 49 hostages have been freed After vote to stay in UK, Scots must heal divide Brown credited with turning Scot independence tide France joins US against Islamic State over Iraq Fierce fighting in Yemeni capital kills 120 Buffer zone ...

  • Ancient Indian sport of kabaddi gains popularity

    3 hours, 18 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW DELHI (AP) — An ancient Indian sport that looks like a mixture of tag, dodgeball and wrestling has barreled back into the Indian national consciousness to become one of the country's most popular sports, trailing only cricket. Once a ...

  • Athletics 3, Phillies 1

    3 hours, 20 minutes ago

    (AP) Philadelphia Oakland ab r h bi ab r h bi Revere cf 4 0 1 0 Crisp cf 4 0 2 1 Ruiz c 3 0 0 0 Fuld rf 3 0 0 0 Utley 2b 4 0 1 0 ...

  • AP Top Political News At 12:32 a.m. EDT

    3 hours, 24 minutes ago

    (AP) AP Exclusive: CIA halts spying in Europe No boost yet for Dems from fight with extremists Fence-jumper makes it into the White House Biden: Young men need to stand against violence Some Kansas ballots to have no Democrat for Senate ...

  • Guilty verdict in peanut trial should send warning

    3 hours, 35 minutes ago

    (AP) ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — Food safety advocates say a guilty verdict in a rare federal food-poisoning trial should send a stern warning to others who may be tempted to place profits over people's welfare. More than five years after hundreds ...

  • Turkey: 49 hostages have been freed

    3 hours, 39 minutes ago

    (AP) ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu says 49 Turkish hostages held by Islamic militants have been freed. The Turks, including diplomatic staff, were seized from the consulate on June 11, when the Islamic State group overran Mosul ...

  • AP NewsAlert

    3 hours, 42 minutes ago

    (AP) ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's prime minister says 49 Turkish hostages held by Islamic militants have been freed.

  • Spokane's Cupich to be next Chicago archbishop

    3 hours, 43 minutes ago

    (AP) Bishop Blase Cupich, a moderate who has called for civility in the culture wars and has embraced Pope Francis' focus on fighting poverty, will be named the next archbishop of Chicago, The Associated Press has learned. Cupich will succeed Cardinal ...

  • San Diego's new bulldog Marine mascot graduates

    3 hours, 46 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN DIEGO (AP) — The newest Marine recruit in San Diego is 6 months old and has four legs. The corps says Pfc. Smedley Butler — an English bulldog — graduated Friday with Kilo Company in a ceremony at the ...

  • No NFL lead safe a cliche that works

    3 hours, 52 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press awards a Comeback Player of the Year in February. Maybe this season the AP should hand out comeback team honors, too. The leaders after two weeks: the Philadelphia Eagles. Include the Packers, Bears, ...

  • Plouffe lifts Twins past Indians in 10th

    3 hours, 53 minutes ago

    (AP) MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Trevor Plouffe singled in Danny Santana in the 10th inning to give the Minnesota Twins a 5-4, comeback victory over Cleveland on Friday night, further damaging the Indians' already slim playoff hopes. Santana led off the inning ...

  • With Alibaba's big debut, 10 things to know

    3 hours, 53 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — China's e-commerce giant Alibaba began trading its shares Friday on the New York Stock Exchange. Here are ten things to know about Alibaba, and why its initial public offering made history: THE BIGGEST: Alibaba raised $21.8 ...

  • 5 teams passed on 'young colt' Jeter before Yanks

    3 hours, 55 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — The 17-year-old kid from Kalamazoo drew all sorts of raves. He was a "young colt" with a "perfect SS body" and was a "top student" who planned to study medicine at the University of Michigan, too. ...

  • 5 ways to protect yourself from data breaches

    3 hours, 54 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Data breaches at retailers aren't going away but there are ways consumers can protect themselves from future heists of their payment card information. Home Depot said Thursday that malicious software lurking in its check-out terminals between ...

  • This Date In Baseball

    3 hours, 56 minutes ago

    (AP) Compiled by PAUL MONTELLA Sept. 21 1934 — Daffy Dean of the St. Louis Cardinals pitched a no-hitter against the Brooklyn Dodgers for 3-0 victory in the second game of an Ebbets Field doubleheader. Daffy's brother Dizzy, held Brooklyn hitless ...

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