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  • Lambert picked as starting quarterback for No. 9 Georgia

    4 hours, 13 minutes ago

    (AP) ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Transfer Greyson Lambert has been picked as the starting quarterback for No. 9 Georgia. Coach Mark Richt made the announcement after Monday's practice. Lambert began his college career at Virginia before transferring to Georgia. The junior ...

  • Appeals court upholds Jesus statue on Montana mountain

    4 hours, 21 minutes ago

    (AP) HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A 6-foot tall statue of Jesus that has spent the last 60 years overlooking a northwestern Montana ski hill may stay there, a federal appeals court ruled Monday. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected ...

  • Argentine presidential candidate would try to ease divisions

    4 hours, 28 minutes ago

    (AP) BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's leading presidential candidate dismisses claims that he won't remain independent from outgoing President Cristina Fernandez and says he would seek to bridge divisions in this politically polarized South American country. Daniel Scioli is the ...

  • 244 arrested in Southern California immigration sting

    4 hours, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say immigration agents have arrested more than 240 people with criminal records during a four-day sting in Southern California. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Monday that more than half of the 244 people arrested ...

  • Some Verdi water contaminated with E. Coli; no use order

    4 hours, 30 minutes ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — Washoe County health officials are warning residents in a section of Verdi west of Reno to refrain from using water from the public system after it was found to be contaminated with E. Coli. County Health ...

  • Investigator: Nevada chancellor didn't break ethical rules

    4 hours, 38 minutes ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A consultant hired to investigate the head of Nevada's higher education system says the chancellor didn't violate any ethical standards in handling a report about the state's community college system. Labor attorney Stephen Hirschfield sent ...

  • Fisher names Golson starting QB for No. 10 Florida State

    4 hours, 39 minutes ago

    (AP) TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Everett Golson will be Florida State's starting quarterback when the No. 10 Seminoles host Texas State on Saturday. Coach Jimbo Fisher ended the suspense Monday when he made the announcement following practice. Fisher says Golson "has ...

  • US fines Triumph Motorcycles up to $2.9 million

    4 hours, 45 minutes ago

    (AP) DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government has fined Triumph Motorcycles up to $2.9 million for violating safety reporting requirements. Under an order issued to United Kingdom-based Triumph, the company must pay a $1.4 million cash penalty and spend at least ...

  • 6 high school football players sentenced in hazing case

    4 hours, 54 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Prosecutors say six of the seven football players accused of hazing and sexual assaulting four other teammates in a New Jersey high school locker room have been placed on probationary terms. Each of the Sayreville ...

  • Wal-Mart cutting back on hours for workers at some stores

    4 hours, 56 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart says it is asking some stores to schedule workers for fewer hours, although it says the directive is only being given to stores that are assigning more hours than they were expected to. The world's ...

  • Mom who drove 3 kids into ocean granted conditional release

    5 hours, 7 minutes ago

    (AP) ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A South Carolina mother who drove her three children into the Daytona Beach surf last year is being moved from a state psychiatric center to a South Florida medical center as part of a conditional release. ...

  • Column: Scott Dixon a fitting champ as IndyCar grieves

    5 hours, 16 minutes ago

    (AP) SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — With a dominating drive on a day worth double points, Scott Dixon once again proved he is one of the greatest IndyCar drivers in open-wheel history. Dixon overcame long odds to grab his fourth championship by ...

  • Trump video goes after Bush on immigration

    5 hours, 18 minutes ago

    (AP) DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Donald Trump is going after Republican presidential rival Jeb Bush with a new campaign video about immigration. In the video, Bush is shown saying in a 2014 interview that illegal immigration is "not a felony" ...

  • Business Highlights

    5 hours, 26 minutes ago

    (AP) ___ Investors are fleeing once-popular emerging markets NEW YORK (AP) — If you think investors in U.S. stocks have had it rough, consider the hapless folks who followed Wall Street's advice to buy emerging-market stocks. The MSCI Emerging Markets index ...

  • Officials hope fiber will replace coal in eastern Kentucky

    5 hours, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) HAZARD, Ky. (AP) — In the 1970s, as the oil crisis spurred an increase in mining, Victor Justice taught people in eastern Kentucky how to mine coal. Forty years later, his son is teaching them how to write code to ...

  • Missouri man robs 6 banks, uses bicycle to get away

    5 hours, 34 minutes ago

    (AP) JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A 43-year-old Missouri man managed to rob six banks and use his bicycle as a getaway vehicle. The office for the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Missouri said Monday that Shaun Christopher Becker ...

  • Lost California hiker survived 9 days with broken leg

    5 hours, 38 minutes ago

    (AP) FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say determination, strength and a two-day crawl to a stream for water helped a 62-year-old woman survive while she was lost in the Sierra Nevada for nine days with a broken leg. Fresno County sheriff's ...

  • Q&A about decision to change Mount McKinley to Mount Denali

    5 hours, 50 minutes ago

    (AP) ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — North America's tallest mountain will soon return to its previous name, Mount Denali, more than a century after the Alaskan peak was named to honor President William McKinley, who never set foot in Alaska. The White ...

  • Supremacist convicted of killing 3 at Kansas Jewish sites

    5 hours, 54 minutes ago

    (AP) OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — The man who admitted killing three people at two suburban Kansas City Jewish sites was convicted of murder and other charges Monday, shortly after he told jurors he hoped to "die a martyr" for the shootings. ...

  • TNA Impact wrestler 'Bram' charged with domestic battery

    5 hours, 57 minutes ago

    (AP) GULFPORT, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay-area police arrested a professional wrestler after authorities say said he pinned his girlfriend to the bed by her neck and held her in a room against her will. Thomas R. Latimer faces charges of ...

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