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September 24, 2016

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Top 25 takeaways: Tennessee rises; Miles is on the clock
Photo: Tennessee quarterback Joshua Dobbs throws to a rec Wisconsin made an emphatic statement, Tennessee and Mississippi snapped long losing streaks to Southeastern Conference rivals and Notre Dame's got some serious problems. Observations, thoughts and takeaways from …
10:22 p.m.
Russell has 4 TD passes, No. 16 Baylor beats Oklahoma State
Seth Russell threw four touchdown passes, including an 89-yarder to Chris Platt for the go-ahead score in the third quarter, and No. 16 Baylor held on to beat Oklahoma State 35-24 on Saturday night in ...
10:19 p.m.
Funeral held for man shot by Tulsa officer
Hundreds of mourners packed a church for a funeral honoring an unarmed black man who was fatally shot by a white Tulsa, Okla., police …
10:16 p.m.
Priests' murders rattle Mexican city
In this eastern Mexican oil town already weary of rising gangland violence and extortion, the abduction and murder of two priests this week sank many residents only deeper …
10:13 p.m.
Puerto Rico power utility restores service
Electricity was restored to most of Puerto Rico by Saturday following a rare, island-wide blackout caused by a power plant fire, the territory's power utility said Saturday. Less than 20,000 clients remained without power in ...
10:11 p.m.
Mexico sees surge of nearly 5,000 migrants
Mexican immigration authorities said Saturday they have been hit by a surge of almost 5,000 Haitian, African and Asian migrants entering by the southern border in just …
9:49 p.m.
2 officers injured in Budapest explosion
Hungarian police say that two officers on foot patrol have been injured in an explosion at a ground-floor shop in downtown Budapest and been …
9:47 p.m.
Model F-16 wows North Koreans at air show
Photo: Pyrotechnics explode as a military parachutist des Now here's something you don't see every day: an F-16 fighter jet buzzing through the skies of North Korea and …
9:45 p.m.
Thousands march against gay marriage in Mexico
Photo: Demonstrators walk with a giant Mexican national f Tens of thousands of people marched through Mexico City on Saturday in opposition to President Enrique Pena Nieto's push to legalize same-sex …
9:41 p.m.
Instant Analysis: UNLV's Sanchez after loss: 'I'm embarrassed'
Photo: UNLV coach Tony Sanchez during pregame before the It’s arguably the first time in the two-year Tony Sanchez coaching tenure in which the Rebels suffered one of those head-scratching defeats. They lost to Idaho? Really? The hope was the Rebels would be done ...
9:38 p.m.
No. 6 Houston routs Texas State 64-3 to remain unbeaten
D'Eriq King caught a touchdown pass, threw for a TD and returned a kickoff for another score and No. 6 Houston cruised to a 64-3 victory over Texas State on Saturday night to …
8:52 p.m.
No. 7 Stanford rallies past UCLA 22-13
Photo: Stanford wide receiver Michael Rector is tackled b J.J. Arcega-Whiteside caught an 8-yard touchdown pass from Ryan Burns with 24 seconds to play, and No. 7 Stanford rallied on its final drive for its ninth consecutive victory over UCLA, 22-13 on …
8:48 p.m.
Multistate E. coli outbreak sickens 7
The Centers for Disease Control says a multistate outbreak of E.coli has sickened seven people, sending five to …
8:20 p.m.
Armstrong Jr. leads No. 20 Nebraska over Northwestern 24-13
Tommy Armstrong Jr. threw for 246 yards and ran for a career-high 132 to lead No. 20 Nebraska to a 24 -13 victory over Northwestern on Saturday night in the Big Ten opener for …
8:07 p.m.
‘What journalism should be’: GMG excels in Nevada Press Association contest
Photo: Dr. LaTricia Coffey responds to a question as a pa Greenspun Media Group collected 90 awards and honors in the Nevada Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest, the most of any organization in ...
7:41 p.m.
8 shot, wounded in Baltimore attack
Photo: Police investigate the scene of a multiple shootin Three gunmen shot and wounded eight people including a 3-year-old girl on an east Baltimore street Saturday night, police said, adding the suspects fled and the victims were all …
Updated 9:29 p.m.
Abandoned complex near Maryland Parkway burns; no one hurt
More than 30 firefighters responded Saturday to a blaze at an abandoned complex near Maryland Parkway and Desert Inn Road, according to …
7:20 p.m.
Carlson's 6 field goals lift Auburn past No. 18 LSU 18-13
Daniel Carlson kicked six field goals and Auburn beat No. 18 LSU 18-13 on Saturday night after officials ruled Danny Etling's apparent last-gasp scoring pass came after …
Updated 7:32 p.m.
Vin Scully reflects on 67 years of baseball memories
Photo: Vin Scully, a Hall of Fame broadcaster who is in t The three-ring binder chock full of tidbits Vin Scully wants to talk about on the air will soon be flipped shut for the last time. After Saturday night, the Hall of Fame broadcaster is down ...
6:45 p.m.
Iowa braces for flooding with rain on way
Photo: Tom Moffit surveys the flood waters filling his ho Volunteers filled sandbags and homeowners began moving things out of their basements on Saturday, and one small town evacuated about 100 homes in preparation for flooding along the …
5:35 p.m.
No. 4 Michigan gets 6 rushing TDs in 49-10 rout of Penn State
De'Veon Smith led an overwhelming ground game with 107 yards rushing and a touchdown and Karan Higdon ran for two scores and No. 4 Michigan routed Penn State 49-10 on Saturday in both …
4:57 p.m.
Dobbs rallies No. 14 Vols to 38-28 win over No. 19 Gators
Joshua Dobbs accounted for five second-half touchdowns Saturday and No. 14 Tennessee erased a 21-point deficit to beat No. 19 Florida 38-28 and end their 11-game losing streak in the …
4:54 p.m.
Ted Cruz: Decision to back Trump 'agonizing'
Photo: Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, addresses the delegates du Ted Cruz appears uncomfortable defending the man he says he'll vote for in November, Donald Trump. Addressing a policy forum organized by The Texas Tribune, the Texas senator said Saturday it was "agonizing" making the ...
4:13 p.m.
Tahoe council candidate among injured in fatal RV crash
A South Lake Tahoe City Council candidate is among four people injured in a Douglas County crash that has left a …
3:28 p.m.
No. 23 Rebels find rhythm, beat No. 12 Georgia 45-14
Mississippi quarterback Chad Kelly faked the handoff and then took off running toward the end zone. A few seconds and 41 yards later, the quarterback had cruised through the middle of the Georgia defense and ...
3:23 p.m.
No. 13 Florida State rebounds, routs South Florida
Dalvin Cook rushed for a career-high 267 yards and two touchdowns Saturday as No. 13 Florida State rebounded from the most lopsided loss in school history with a 55-35 rout of previously unbeaten …
3:21 p.m.
College players join protests, raise fists for anthems
Photo: Michigan football players raise their fists in pro Football players for Michigan and Michigan State along with a group of students at North Carolina raised their fists during the national anthem Saturday. The gestures at the games come following a week …
3:18 p.m.
Alaska council to vote on cat-leash law
Cats will need leashes just like dogs if a proposal before the Kenai council wins …
3:13 p.m.
School backs student protest of racist graffiti
Photo: Hundreds of Eastern Michigan University students a Eastern Michigan University strongly supports the right of students to peacefully demonstrate about issues that are important to them, the school's president said Saturday, a day after students took to the field after a football ...
3:09 p.m.
Man charged in pie assault on mayor released
Photo: Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson speaks June 23, 201 A man who was charged with assault and battery after Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson was hit in the face with a pie has been released from jail after bail …
3:03 p.m.
After assault trial, alleged victim faces suit
Photo: Yee Xiong, 24, sits for a photo at her attorney's As Yee Xiong prepared to leave the sentencing hearing for a man she said sexually assaulted her at an off-campus apartment when they were students, she felt ready to finally put the case behind her ...
3:00 p.m.
3 bodies found in sea off Florida Keys
Three bodies have been found in the sea about 23 miles southeast of the Florida …
2:50 p.m.
Dueling protests over Confederate monuments
Photo: Former Ku Klux Klan leader and current U.S. Senate Dueling protests over the future of Confederate monuments in New Orleans have taken to the city's Jackson …
2:42 p.m.
Blough throws for 300 yards, 2 TDs; Purdue tops Nevada 24-14
For Purdue sophomores David Blough and Markell Jones, Saturday's 24-14 come-from-behind victory against Nevada was all about …
2:28 p.m.
Man arrested in woman's stabbing death in Henderson identified
Man arrested in woman's stabbing death in Henderson identified A man arrested after officers found a 30-year-old woman stabbed to death at a Henderson home Saturday morning has been identified. Three children, ages 7, 3 and 3 months old, were found …
Updated 8:13 p.m.
Uganda: Police stop gay pride parade deemed illegal
More than 100 LGBT people turned up for the event Saturday at a beach on Lake Victoria. Most were later ordered into minibuses and escorted by police to Kampala, apparently for questioning, the reason one ...
6:43 a.m.
Dodgers honor Vin Scully for his 67 years of storytelling
Photo: Hall of Fame Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin S The first 50,000 fans in attendance before the Dodgers' 5-2 win over Colorado received a typed letter signed by Scully containing recollections from his 67-year career that began in Brooklyn with the Dodgers and continued ...
6:30 a.m.
Syrian troops advance near Aleppo, water cut off across city
Photo: A destroyed ambulance is seen outside the Syrian C The new government push came as the U.N. said that nearly 2 million people in Aleppo, Syria's largest city and onetime commercial center, are without running water in the wake of an escalation in fighting ...
6:21 a.m.
The latest: Doubts follow release of police shooting video
Photo: Protesters take to the streets of uptown Charlotte An attorney for the family of a man shot by Charlotte police says newly released footage from authorities doesn't show a gun in the man's hand. Justin Bamberg told reporters …
Updated 6:38 p.m.
Pakistan fighter jet crashes during training flight
A statement Saturday says the aircraft crashed near Jamrud in the Khyber tribal region. It says there were no reports of casualties on the ground, but the pilot …
6:10 a.m.
Pope receives relatives of Nice attack victims at Vatican
Nice's former mayor, Christian Estrosi, gave the pope a basket of 86 flowers to symbolize the 86 victims of the July 14 attack by an extremist who barreled the truck he was driving through a ...
6:07 a.m.
Trump campaign plans $140 million ad buy
Photo: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump spe The total, if executed, would include $100 million in television airtime and $40 million in digital ads, according to senior communications adviser Jason Miller. The plan represents a new approach for the billionaire businessman, who ...
6:02 a.m.
Lawmakers vow to override Obama's veto of Sept. 11 bill
President Barack Obama rejected the bill Friday, warning of a host of unintended and severe consequences if it were enacted. The legislation, according to Obama, could leave American troops and diplomats overseas vulnerable to lawsuits ...
5:57 a.m.
New Smithsonian museum chronicling black history opens
A shining bronze beacon on the National Mall, only steps away from a monument dedicated to a slaveholder president, the new Smithsonian will chronicle the complex relationship between the United States and a people it ...
5:52 a.m.
Jeremy Corbyn re-elected leader of divided UK Labour Party
Photo: Jeremy Corbyn celebrates his victory following the Corbyn, a long-time back-bench lawmaker, was elected last year to lead Labour, which governed between 1997 and 2010 but has lost two successive general elections to the Conservatives. He has strong support among local party ...
5:37 a.m.
Treatment of Syrian refugees echoes Jews’ ordeals
When representatives from the United States and other countries gathered in Evian, France, in 1938 to discuss the Jewish refugee crisis caused by the Nazis, they exuded sympathy for Jews — and excuses about …
2:00 a.m.
Tulsa officer late to career, had de-escalation training
Tulsa officer late to career, had de-escalation training The Tulsa police officer accused of manslaughter in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man took a roundabout path toward her dream job of joining law enforcement, with stops as ...
2:00 a.m.
College Republicans, once 'the best party on campus,’ endure taunts over Trump
Photo: Members of the College Republicans at the George W To grab the attention of freshmen at the student club fair this month, the College Republicans of George Washington University unfurled a red banner and set out beer cozies and lime green beer-pong cups sent ...
2:00 a.m.
College football by the odds: Vegas picks and preview of Week 4
College football by the odds: Vegas picks and preview of Week 4 Louisville is the hottest topic in college football after scorching Florida State 63-20 last week. Nowhere illustrates the effect of handing the Seminoles their worst conference loss of all-time better than local sports books, where ...
2:00 a.m.
Consumers rightly frustrated with chip credit cards
All across America, consumers are in an uproar over chip-enabled credit cards. Folks don’t like the change, which came about abruptly with no real explanation and has led to uncertainty at the checkout counter. Americans ...
2:00 a.m.
Inviting wrath of judge may be part of calculated approach by Ammon Bundy's lawyer
Photo: A protester flies an upside-down American flag out It would be nearly impossible for jurors not to notice U.S. District Judge Anna J. Brown's growing exasperation with Ammon Bundy's lawyer Marcus Mumford. Since the …
2:00 a.m.
Trump can drop ‘birther’ claims; the damage is done
News flash: Donald Trump now believes that President Barack Obama was born in the country of which he is …
2:00 a.m.
Vegas Play of the Day: Florida at Tennessee
Photo: Tennessee quarterback Joshua Dobbs (11) leaps for More Tennessee players would probably prefer winning an SEC Championship over beating the Gators. But I’m not convinced it’s a vast majority. ...
2:00 a.m.
Blog: Rebels fall to Idaho 33-30 in overtime
Photo: Idaho running back Aaron Duckworth (23) celebrates Idaho’s Matt Linehan hit Callen Hightower streaking across the middle and Hightower snuck into the end zone for the game-winning score, handing UNLV a 33-30 overtime loss tonight at Sam Boyd Stadium.
Updated 9:29 p.m.
Why were two F-117 Nighthawks flying over Nevada?
Photo: A F-117 A Nighthawk of the U.S. Army flies over th The Air Force retired the Nighthawk because advances in radar could thwart the F-117s now-dated stealth capabilities. It seemed that the venerable F-117 was destined for ...
2:00 a.m.
Iraq: Triple suicide attack north Baghdad kills 11 troops
A triple suicide bombing against a security check point north of Baghdad on Saturday killed at least 11 members of the security forces ...
1:32 a.m.
Iowa State president damaged school plane
Iowa State University President Steven Leath caused "substantial damage" to a university airplane he was piloting when it made a hard landing at an Illinois airport last year — a costly incident kept quiet for ...
1:30 a.m.
Kevin Garnett says 'farewell' after 21 seasons in the NBA
Photo: In this May 6, 2008, file photo, Boston Celtics' K No fire burned hotter, no mouth was fouler, no opponent was in for a longer night than Kevin Garnett's ...
1:30 a.m.
Clinton aide is Trump stand-in in mock debates
Photo: Democratic nominee for President Hillary Clinton s Philippe Reines, a longtime aide to Hillary Clinton and one of the most astute observers of her personal and political vulnerabilities, is playing Donald Trump in ...
1:30 a.m.
Elaborate sculpture by street artist on display in Detroit
A 20-foot tall, 400-pound installation by a New York street artist is being displayed in the Great Hall of the Detroit Institute of Arts ...
1:30 a.m.
MH370 wreckage hunter won't give up until mystery solved
Photo: This Sept. 16, 2016 photo provided by Blaine Gibso The fedora, the bomber jacket and the consuming quest invite comparisons to Indiana Jones. Blaine Gibson, though, hasn't matched the film hero's triumph in finding the legendary chest containing ...
1:30 a.m.
Mariners suspend Clevenger without pay for rest of season
Photo: A June 29, 2016, file photo, Seattle Mariners catc Reserve catcher Steve Clevenger was suspended for the rest of the season without pay Friday by the Seattle Mariners in the wake of his tweets regarding a recent police shooting in ...
1:30 a.m.
Imam in bombing suspect's hometown speaks against violence
Photo: A police officer stands guard at a section of Time An imam spoke against violence and in support of law enforcement during the first Friday prayer service since a local man was charged in ...
1:30 a.m.
Westbrook on police shootings: 'Something has to change'
Photo: Team USA basketball member Russell Westbrook takes Russell Westbrook is a multi-millionaire basketball player, far removed from the rough community he came from in the Los Angeles area ...
1:30 a.m.
Teacher who stepped on U.S. flag faces 10 days unpaid leave
A North Carolina school superintendent is recommending a 10-day suspension without pay for a high school teacher who stepped on ...
1:30 a.m.
Kicker finds redemption as Canyon Springs tops Basic in overtime
Photo: Canyon Springs coaches and players erupt from the Canyon Springs’ senior kicker Cesar Rodriguez lined up for a 30-yard field goal with his team trailing by three late in the fourth quarter. He had already missed an extra point earlier in the game, ...
1:00 a.m.

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