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  • Wisconsin, LSU playing QB games before opener

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    (AP) MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin hasn't officially named a starting quarterback. LSU has declared it will use two. It might be that Wisconsin and LSU are both really that undecided about the starting quarterback job. Or both teams might really ...

  • Police: Man kills wife at hospital; 2nd body found

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    (AP) STRATFORD, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a New Jersey man fatally shot his hospitalized wife, tried to kill himself, and a body was found later at the couple's home. Authorities are investigating what ties the hospital homicide may have with ...

  • Boy hurt in California quake: 'I should be dead'

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    (AP) DAVIS, Calif. (AP) — Thirteen-year-old Nicholas Dillon's screams could be heard throughout his pitch black house when the earth shook and the falling bricks hit him. His mother, who later called it the worst night of her life, couldn't get ...

  • CBS releases outtakes from interview it held back

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    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — The release of U.S. journalist Peter Theo Curtis by Syrian captors has prompted "60 Minutes" to issue portions of an interview with a fellow hostage that the show had edited last year to remove references to ...

  • William Greaves, TV host and filmmaker, dead at 87

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    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — William Greaves, the Emmy-award winning producer and co-host of the groundbreaking television show "Black Journal" and a prolific filmmaker whose subjects ranged from Muhammad Ali to the Harlem Renaissance to the black middle class, has died. ...

  • US: Russian directing new offensive in Ukraine

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    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration believes Russia is leading a new military counteroffensive in Ukraine. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki says Russia has sent additional columns of tanks and armored vehicles into its neighbor's territory. She says the incursions ...

  • AP Top News at 2:38 p.m. EDT

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    (AP) Israeli leader declares victory in Gaza war JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister declared victory Wednesday in the recent war against Hamas in the Gaza Strip, saying the military campaign had dealt a heavy blow and a cease-fire deal gave ...

  • Sources: US considering new relief mission in Iraq

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    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is considering launching a humanitarian relief operation for Shiite Turkmen in northern Iraq who have been under siege for weeks by Islamic State militants, U.S. defense officials said Wednesday. And as the administration weighed ...

  • Regents back $26M for UNLV medical school

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    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Nevada Board of Regents wants the state spend $26 million to jump-start a UNLV medical school that proponents say would help alleviate the region's shortage of medical specialists. The board voted Tuesday to add the ...

  • Philadelphia honors Little League team with parade

    19 minutes ago

    (AP) PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A youth baseball team whose appearance in the Little League World Series drew it a wide following is getting a champion's treatment in a parade underway in downtown Philadelphia. Hundreds of office workers and city residents have ...

  • 'Cops' crew member wounded in Nebraska shootout

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    (AP) OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A suspect was killed and a crew member with the "Cops" television show was wounded when a shootout erupted after officers interrupted a fast-food restaurant robbery in Nebraska, police said Wednesday. The Wendy's in midtown Omaha ...

  • Obama, Clinton to highlight DNC fundraiser

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    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton will be the top draws for a Democratic National Committee fundraising event in September. Clinton will be the featured lunch speaker at the Sept. 19 Women's Leadership Forum. Obama will be ...

  • Winning numbers drawn in 'All or Nothing Midday' game

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    (AP) PHOENIX (AP) — The winning numbers in Wednesday morning's drawing of the Arizona Lottery's "All or Nothing Midday" game were: 01-02-04-05-08-13-14-16-17-19 (one, two, four, five, eight, thirteen, fourteen, sixteen, seventeen, nineteen)

  • Donors give nearly $700K after police shooting

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    (AP) ST. LOUIS (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of dollars have poured into online fundraising sites on behalf of the family of a black 18-year-old and the white police officer who fatally shot him. As of Wednesday, nearly $700,000 had been ...

  • Ex-lawmaker pleads guilty in GOP caucuses case

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    (AP) DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A former Iowa lawmaker has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from his switch of support from one Republican presidential candidate to another before the 2012 caucus. The U.S. Department of Justice said Wednesday that former ...

  • Chris Soules is ABC's new 'Bachelor'

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    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — ABC has chosen its next "Bachelor." Chris Soules, who came in third last season on "The Bachelorette," will look for love among 25 women vying for his heart. His selection was announced Wednesday on "Good Morning ...

  • California beach town sees flooding from hurricane

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    (AP) SEAL BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Thundering surf spawned by a Pacific hurricane pounded the Southern California coast Wednesday, causing minor flooding in a low-lying beach town, knocking pilings from under the Malibu Pier and drawing daredevil surfers and body-boarders into ...

  • EU beefs up border agency to deal with migrants

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    (AP) ROME (AP) — The European Commission has agreed to Italian demands to replace Rome's politically unpopular emergency operation for rescuing would-be refugees crossing the Mediterranean with an EU-wide project. The European commissioner for home affairs, Cecilia Malmstrom, announced plans Wednesday ...

  • Foul play not suspected in Truckee man death

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    (AP) TRUCKEE, Calif. (AP) — The skeletal remains discovered near Donner Lake in July have been identified as a 60-year-old Truckee man who'd been missing since March. Colin's family had reported him missing on March 28 when he last was seen ...

  • USC administrators examine differing Shaw stories

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    (AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California administrators are examining the conflicting stories surrounding the injuries of cornerback Josh Shaw, whose heroic tale of rescue has been disputed. USC coach Steve Sarkisian still wants to know the truth about Shaw's two ...

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