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  • John Force leads Funny Car qualifying

    4 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — John Force topped Funny Car qualifying Friday in the NHRA Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The 65-yeaer-old Force powered his Ford Mustang to a 4.039-second pass at 318.54 mph. The 16-time ...

  • Maple Leafs-Blue Jackets Sums

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    (AP) Toronto 1 1 2—4 Columbus 0 0 1—1 First Period_1, Toronto, Kessel 6 (Winnik, Kadri), 15:28. Penalties_Savard, Clm (hooking), 1:13; Phaneuf, Tor (tripping), 5:59; Polak, Tor (hooking), 17:32. Second Period_2, Toronto, Clarkson 3 (Phaneuf, Holland), 12:13 (pp). Penalties_Johnson, Clm (interference), ...

  • Randolph leads Grizzlies over Pacers 97-89

    9 minutes ago

    (AP) INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Zach Randolph scored 11 of his 22 points in the third quarter and added 13 rebounds to lead the Memphis Grizzlies to a 97-89 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Friday night. Marc Gasol had 20 points ...

  • China experimental moon orbiter returns

    25 minutes ago

    (AP) BEIJING (AP) — China has successfully recovered an experimental spacecraft that flew around the moon and back in a test run for the country's first unmanned return trip to the lunar surface. The eight-day trip that ended early Saturday marked ...

  • Grizzlies-Pacers, Box

    26 minutes ago

    (AP) MEMPHIS (97) T.Allen 1-4 3-4 5, Randolph 7-14 8-10 22, Gasol 9-16 2-3 20, Conley 6-19 2-3 17, Lee 4-5 3-3 12, Koufos 1-4 1-2 3, Udrih 4-6 0-0 9, Pondexter 0-3 0-0 0, Leuer 0-0 0-0 0, Carter 1-3 ...

  • Police make arrest in slayings of 4 in Kentucky

    30 minutes ago

    (AP) LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Authorities have charged a man with killing his parents, his sister and an acquaintance nearly a week after the four were found shot to death in southwestern Kentucky. Kentucky State Police Sgt. Dean Patterson said Friday ...

  • 88-year-old Missouri man charged with killing wife

    30 minutes ago

    (AP) COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — An 88-year-old central Missouri man has been charged with fatally stabbing his 86-year-old wife. The Columbia Daily Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1nY5Gd2 ) Donald Marvin Rowland was charged Friday with first-degree murder and armed criminal action. The Boone ...

  • Malloy: UBS to stay in Connecticut through 2021

    37 minutes ago

    (AP) STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says financial services giant UBS has committed to remaining in Connecticut through 2021. The Democrat announced Friday that UBS and the state have amended their partnership agreement. It provided UBS with a ...

  • Wolves give Rubio 4-year, $56M deal

    1 hour, 8 minutes ago

    (AP) MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Ricky Rubio is getting a four-year, $56 million contract extension from the Minnesota Timberwolves. Agent Jarinn Akana of Relativity Sports tells The Associated Press the two sides are putting the finishing touches on the deal. The Timberwolves ...

  • Superheroes, hazmat suits in NY Halloween parade

    1 hour, 10 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Bloody zombies, superheroes and marchers in hazardous-materials garb evoking the Ebola virus are making their freewheeling way in New York City's Greenwich Village Halloween Parade. Dr. Jane Testa sported a "hammer out Ebola" costume featuring a ...

  • Golf Capsules

    1 hour, 20 minutes ago

    (AP) SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Jay Haas birdied four of the last six holes Friday for an 8-under 62 and a four-stroke lead in the Champions Tour's season-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship. The 60-year-old Haas, the oldest player in field limited ...

  • AP Top News at 8:31 p.m. EDT

    1 hour, 25 minutes ago

    (AP) Spacecraft for tourists explodes on test flight MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) — A winged spaceship designed to take tourists on excursions beyond Earth's atmosphere exploded during a test flight Friday over the Mojave Desert, killing a pilot in the second fiery ...

  • Kentucky earns No. 1 nod in AP preseason poll

    1 hour, 27 minutes ago

    (AP) The story seems to be the same every season at Kentucky: Lose star players to the NBA, replace them with another group of one-and-doners, compete for a national championship. The Wildcats changed the script this season: This year, the fabulous ...

  • Nissan recalls Infiniti SUVs to fix air bags

    1 hour, 31 minutes ago

    (AP) DETROIT (AP) — Nissan says it's recalling more than 1,800 Infiniti SUVs in the U.S. for an air bag problem that could send shrapnel into the passenger compartment. The recall covers some QX56 SUVs from 2013 and the QX80s from ...

  • Ecuador top court endorses re-election for Correa

    1 hour, 31 minutes ago

    (AP) QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuador's top court has endorsed and sent to the National Assembly a constitutional reform package that would allow indefinite re-election for President Rafael Correa. Correa's ruling Alianza Pais party holds 100 of the assembly's 137 seats, ...

  • APNewsBreak: Mexico judge orders release of Marine

    1 hour, 34 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Mexican judge has ordered the immediate release of a jailed U.S. Marine veteran who spent eight months behind bars for crossing the border with loaded guns. Family spokesman Jonathan Franks told The Associated Press on ...

  • A look at people killed during space missions

    1 hour, 36 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo accident proved what astronauts and their families know too well: Space can be deadly. The pilot who died Friday would be the 20th person killed in flight in either a space mission or a ...

  • Brewers exercise Gallardo's option, decline Weeks

    1 hour, 38 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — A.J. Burnett and the Philadelphia Phillies both declined their $15 million mutual option Friday, leaving the pitcher to decide whether to exercise his $12.75 million player option. The 37-year-old Burnett went 8-18 with a 4.59 ERA ...

  • Stewart hits 200 mph, Kenseth takes Texas pole

    1 hour, 38 minutes ago

    (AP) FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Tony Stewart had NASCAR's first 200-mph qualifying lap on an intermediate track, and Matt Kenseth took the pole for the Sprint Cup race Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway. Stewart turned a lap at 200.111 mph ...

  • APNewsBreak: Judge orders release of jailed Marine

    1 hour, 40 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Mexican judge has ordered the immediate release of a jailed U.S. Marine veteran who spent eight months behind bars for crossing the border with loaded guns. Family spokesman Jonathan Franks told The Associated Press on ...

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