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  • California site will let residents tattle on water wasters

    12 minutes ago

    (AP) SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is launching a website that lets residents tattle on water wasters, from neighbors with leaky sprinklers to waiters who serve water without asking. California has multiple restrictions on water use, including banning washing cars with ...

  • Golf Capsules

    13 minutes ago

    (AP) GAINESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Tiger Woods showed a rare flash of anger on a mostly stress-free day when his second shot on the eighth hole failed to clear a massive fairway bunker. The best he could do was to squeeze ...

  • Column: Baseball plays parity game as well as any sport

    23 minutes ago

    (AP) The Houston Astros are loading up for a pennant race. Ditto for the Toronto Blue Jays. Quit rubbing your eyes. That's not a misprint. If it seems like baseball has been turned upside down — with long-time doormats now on ...

  • WWE Hall of Famer Roddy Piper dies at 61

    25 minutes ago

    (AP) "Rowdy" Roddy Piper, who trash talked his way to the main event of the first WrestleMania and later found movie stardom, has died. He was 61. The WWE says Piper died Friday. It had no additional details. Piper, born Roderick ...

  • Huckabee earned nearly $4M from speeches, publishing in 2014

    32 minutes ago

    (AP) DENVER (AP) — Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee earned nearly $1 million in 2014 from speeches and nearly $3 million more from a publishing company that he runs. The Republican presidential contender and best-selling author filed paperwork with federal regulators ...

  • Kenny Wallace preps for final NASCAR race

    33 minutes ago

    (AP) NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — Kenny Wallace has made more starts in NASCAR's second-tier circuit than anyone. Yet he's arguably known more for his TV work than his driving. Wallace is set for one last weekend in the spotlight before retiring ...

  • Jason Industries reports 2Q loss

    39 minutes ago

    (AP) MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jason Industries Inc. on Friday reported a loss of $1.6 million in its second quarter. The Milwaukee-based company said it had a loss of 7 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, came to ...

  • Longtime NPR literary critic Alan Cheuse dies at 75

    41 minutes ago

    (AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — Alan Cheuse, a longtime literary critic whose reviews and commentary were featured on National Public Radio for more than 25 years, has died at age 75. NPR said on its website that Cheuse died Friday from ...

  • Judge blocks more video releases by anti-abortion group behind Planned Parenthood recordings

    43 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Judge blocks more video releases by anti-abortion group behind Planned Parenthood recordings.

  • IndyCar reacts to Walker's pending departure

    44 minutes ago

    (AP) LEXINGTON, Ohio (AP) — Will Power expects Derrick Walker's life to be a lot less stressful now that he's stepping down as IndyCar's president of competition. "I think Derrick probably stood back and had a look and thought, 'At my ...

  • Mexico state: Indians approve embattled wind power project

    45 minutes ago

    (AP) MEXICO CITY (AP) — The government of the southern Mexico state of Oaxaca says residents of a heavily Indian area have approved the installation of a huge wind power project in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec. The proposed construction of 132 ...

  • Fire shuts down roaster at Nevada gold mine; no one hurt

    57 minutes ago

    (AP) ELKO, Nev. (AP) — Federal safety officials are investigating the cause of a fire at a gold mine in northeast Nevada. Elko County Fire District division chief Linda Bingaman said no one was injured in the fire that broke out ...

  • Local favorite Tom Lehman leads 3M Championship

    1 hour, 7 minutes ago

    (AP) BLAINE, Minn. (AP) — Local favorite Tom Lehman shot an 8-under 64 on Friday to take a three-stroke lead in the Champions Tour's 3M Championship. Lehman had two birdies and an eagle in an early three-hole stretch, added a birdie ...

  • Judge approves place for Mel Reynolds to stay while on bond

    1 hour, 10 minutes ago

    (AP) CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge has approved a long-term residence for former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds to stay while free on bond on tax charges. The judge approved Reynolds' proposed accommodations during a Friday hearing in Chicago. The Illinois ...

  • Ex-coach rejoins Oklahoma City soccer team after acquittal

    1 hour, 17 minutes ago

    (AP) OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A former Oklahoma City soccer coach who was accused in the death of an off-duty police officer in England plans to rejoin the organization after he was cleared of all charges. The Oklahoma City Energy FC ...

  • Top-seeded Goffin advances to Swiss Open semifinals

    1 hour, 19 minutes ago

    (AP) GSTAAD, Switzerland (AP) — Top-seeded David Goffin of Belgium advanced to the Swiss Open semifinals Friday, beating sixth-seeded Joao Sousa of Portugal 6-7 (7), 6-4, 7-6 (1). Goffin will face fifth-seeded Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil on Saturday in the clay-court ...

  • FDA says hospitals should stop using Hospira pump

    1 hour, 20 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — The federal government says health care facilities should stop using Hospira's Symbiq medication infusion pump because of its vulnerability to hacking. The Food and Drug Administration said Friday it's the first time it has warned caregivers ...

  • Mexico activists denounce abuses targeting Cuban migrants

    1 hour, 27 minutes ago

    (AP) MEXICO CITY (AP) — Advocates for migrants in Mexico say they have filed 15 complaints accusing Mexican government officials of extorting Cubans passing through the country en route to the United States. Activists charge that migration officials hold Cuban migrants ...

  • Newborn girl found alive in dumpster in Kentucky; 1 charged

    1 hour, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — Authorities in western Kentucky say a newborn baby girl has been found alive in a dumpster and a teenager has been charged with attempted murder. The McCracken County sheriff's office said the baby is in stable ...

  • Column: Harbaugh is... 'The Most Interesting Man in Big Ten'

    1 hour, 30 minutes ago

    (AP) CHICAGO (AP) — Compared to the rest of Jim Harbaugh's year, this was tame stuff. In his first Big Ten media day appearance as Michigan's head coach, Harbaugh ditched the ball cap and khakis and put on a suit. He ...

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