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  • WR Bryant avoided Cowboys for 2 days, fearing news on knee

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    (AP) FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Dez Bryant missed medical appointments and team meetings over two days away from the Dallas Cowboys this week as the star receiver tried to avoid bad news about his injured right knee. Coach Jason Garrett said ...

  • Damages awarded to man who suffered in jail with broken neck

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    (AP) KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal jury has ruled that Tennessee's Knox County owes a former inmate $2,000 for each of the 70 days the man spent behind bars with an undiagnosed, untreated broken neck that caused him so much ...

  • UN rights council seeks greater monitoring of Yemen abuses

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    (AP) GENEVA (AP) — The Human Rights Council has called for greater U.N. monitoring of rights abuses in war-torn Yemen, but overlooked calls for an independent probe of abuses amid airstrikes by a Saudi-led, Western-backed coalition blamed for the deaths of ...

  • Palestinian dies in Islamic Jihad tunnel in Gaza 'accident'

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    (AP) GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Gaza Health Ministry says a Palestinian was killed in an accident while working in a "military tunnel" used by Islamic Jihad, a Palestinian militant group. It said Ahmed Mayyat was killed and three ...

  • APNewsBreak: California to ban some pesticides near schools

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    (AP) FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — California regulators say they're taking steps to protect schoolchildren in rural communities from pesticides that blow in from nearby farms. Brian Leahy, head of the state Department of Pesticide Regulation, tells The Associated Press that he ...

  • Janet Jackson debuts apparent baby bump in London

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    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Months after saying she was planning a family, Janet Jackson has been spotted sporting an apparent baby bump. The 50-year-old singer announced in April that she was postponing her tour because she planning a family with ...

  • ICC to look into Gabon situation at government's request

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    (AP) LIBREVILLE, Gabon (AP) — The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court says she will conduct a preliminary investigation into the situation in Gabon, as requested by the government. Thursday's announcement comes shortly after a disputed election gave incumbent President Ali ...

  • Tomas Berdych through to quarterfinals at Shenzhen Open

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    (AP) SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Defending champion Tomas Berdych advanced to the quarterfinals of the Shenzhen Open by beating Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan 7-6 (7), 7-6 (4) Thursday. The top-seeded Czech is trying to reach his first final of the season. ...

  • Police: Guard shoots man accused of trespassing at mine

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    (AP) OAK HILL, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia State Police say a security guard at a mine has fatally shot a man in a confrontation over trespassing. A police statement says troopers responded to a call of shots fired Wednesday morning ...

  • The Latest: Mickelson apologizes for Sutton captain comments

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    (AP) CHASKA, Minn. (AP) — The Latest on the Ryder Cup (all times local): 11:50 a.m. Phil Mickelson is apologizing for using Hal Sutton as an example of how a Ryder Cup captain can put players in a position to fail. ...

  • Kansas official strikes deal as contempt hearing looms

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    (AP) WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach (KOH'-bahk) has struck a deal with the American Civil Liberties Union that he hopes will help him avoid a contempt finding. The deal would allow people who registered at motor ...

  • Ammon Bundy's lawyers seek to stop trial amid appeals

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    (AP) PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Ammon Bundy's federal conspiracy trial resumed despite a motion from his lawyers seeking a postponement until a court rules on their appeals. Among other things, attorneys Marcus Mumford and J. Morgan Philpot have taken issue with ...

  • Kerry: US on verge of ending Syria talks with Russia

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    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry says the U.S. is on the verge of ending Syria talks with Russia. Kerry says such discussions are "irrational" at a time when Russian and Syrian warplanes are bombing Aleppo. He says ...

  • Changes could come to East Coast monkfish business

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    (AP) PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Interstate fishing regulators are working on a new plan to manage the monkfish fishery on the East Coast. Monkfish are bottom-dwelling fish that are fished commercially and are a popular menu item in seafood restaurants. The ...

  • A look at some of Israel's prime ministers

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    (AP) JERUSALEM (AP) — Shimon Peres, who died Wednesday, was both a former president and prime minister, the only person in Israel to hold both jobs. Of Israel's 12 prime ministers, three are still living: current Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu; his ...

  • UN in Afghanistan says 15 civilians killed in US air strike

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    (AP) KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The United Nations in Afghanistan says at least 15 civilians were killed and another 13 injured in an air strike in eastern Nangarhar province early Wednesday. In a statement Thursday, UNAMA calls for an independent investigation. ...

  • 31-pound hotel cat loved by guests despite its weight battle

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    (AP) WATERVILLE VALLEY, N.H. (AP) — A 31-pound cat who greets visitors at a New Hampshire resort is winning over guests and internet viewers alike as he deals with a metabolism issue. Logan is an easygoing 7-year-old tabby. Susan and Tor ...

  • Russia accuses US of threatening support for nuclear attack

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    (AP) MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian Foreign Ministry is accusing the Pentagon of making a veiled threat to back its allies in an attack on Russia with nuclear weapons. U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Monday accused Russia of "nuclear saber-rattling" ...

  • Judge orders former real estate mogul to pay creditors $286M

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    (AP) BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A U.S. judge has ordered a former luxury real estate mogul to pay $286 million to the creditors of a Montana club for the ultrarich that he is accused fleecing for personal gain before driving it ...

  • The Latest: Woman says sex assault turned life 'upside down'

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    (AP) NEVADA, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of a former Iowa State University student who sexually assaulted another student (all times local): 11:25 a.m. A Texas woman who was sexually assaulted after a party at Iowa State University ...

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