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  • Buescher wins Xfinity race at Dover International Speedway

    1 minute ago

    (AP) DOVER, Del. (AP) — Chris Buescher stretched his fuel, connected with a teammate and held on to win the Xfinity Series at race at Dover International Speedway on Saturday. Buescher won for the second time in the last three races ...

  • Hastert indictment has Illinois hometown sifting memories

    13 minutes ago

    (AP) YORKVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Before Dennis Hastert was U.S. House speaker and second in line to the president, he was known around Yorkville, Illinois, as Denny the coach. Hastert was a beloved mentor to athletes on the high school wrestling ...

  • Virgin Islands governor gives up state-funded residence

    24 minutes ago

    (AP) CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) — The governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands says he has renounced his state-funded residence on the island of St. Thomas out of economic concerns. Ken Mapp made the announcement in a statement Saturday ...

  • Baltimore sees its 40th homicide in May, a record month

    44 minutes ago

    (AP) BALTIMORE (AP) — A man fatally shot in Baltimore is the city's 40th homicide victim this month, a record month for slayings. Police say they were called about 8:45 p.m. Friday for reported gunshots. When they arrived, officers found a ...

  • US rallies past Myanmar 2-1 in opener at Under-20 World Cup

    1 hour ago

    (AP) WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The United States won its first match at the Under-20 World Cup since 2009, rallying to beat Myanmar 2-1 Saturday on goals by Maki Tall and Emerson Hyndman. Making its debut in the tournament, Myanmar ...

  • Texas GOP moves to strip power from unit tied to Perry case

    1 hour, 10 minutes ago

    (AP) AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Legislature has voted to strip public corruption cases from a unit based in left-leaning Austin that was tied to former Gov. Rick Perry's indictment last year. The House and Senate each previously approved separate ...

  • 'Office' colleagues Kaling, Novak confirm book project

    1 hour, 24 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Mindy Kaling and BJ Novak say they are indeed writing a book together. The two were on a panel at BookCon on Saturday at the Javits Center in New York. The panel was organized around Novak ...

  • Assembly approves mandatory 8-year license plate renewal

    1 hour, 40 minutes ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada Assembly members have approved a measure requiring car owners obtain reissued license plates every eight year period. Assembly members voted 28-13 to approve AB484 on Saturday. It now goes to the Senate. The measure ...

  • Chris Gatling arrested in online credit card scam

    1 hour, 46 minutes ago

    (AP) SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — A former NBA All-Star has been arrested in Scottsdale on allegations he ran a massive online fraud scheme using credit cards of people from across the country. Scottsdale police spokesman Kevin Watts said Saturday that Chris ...

  • Northern Ireland leader blames heart attack on bad lifestyle

    1 hour, 59 minutes ago

    (AP) NEWCASTLE, Northern Ireland (AP) — Northern Ireland's leader says he suffered a heart attack this week because he lives on junk food, gets too little sleep and no exercise. In his first comments since being released from hospital, First Minister ...

  • Assembly OKs 'Safe-to-Tell' program for bullying reports

    2 hours, 1 minute ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada Assembly has passed a bill creating a "Safe-to-Tell" program that allows people to anonymously report dangerous or illegal activity happening at a school. Assembly members voted 35-6 on Saturday in favor of SB338, ...

  • Arkansas State's Livingston charged with punching officer

    2 hours, 3 minutes ago

    (AP) JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas State basketball player is charged with punching a police officer in the throat at a medical facility. Police say Anthony Livingston, 22, hit Jonesboro Officer Tyler Wilson on Thursday after Wilson threatened to shoot ...

  • Auburn gets first-ever WCWS win

    2 hours, 5 minutes ago

    (AP) OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Carlee Wallace and Haley Fagan each had two hits to help Auburn defeat Tennessee 4-2 Saturday for its first win in the Women's College World Series. The Tigers (55-10) will play UCLA on Saturday night in ...

  • Civil War-era soldier to be buried with full military honors

    2 hours, 7 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Civil War-era soldier who received the Medal of Honor will be buried with full military honors after his ashes were discovered in an unmarked, communal crypt. Sgt. Charles Schroeter will be buried at Miramar National ...

  • Nationals put Stephen Strasburg on DL with stiff neck

    2 hours, 10 minutes ago

    (AP) CINCINNATI (AP) — The Washington Nationals have put Stephen Strasburg on the 15-day disabled list, a day after he had to leave a start after 16 pitches because of a stiff neck. Strasburg had a rough May, failing to last ...

  • Tennis career Grand Slam winner Doris Hart dies at 89

    2 hours, 27 minutes ago

    (AP) MIAMI (AP) — Tennis great Doris Hart, who won each Grand Slam tournament at least once, and once won three Wimbledon titles in a single day, has died. She was 89. Hart died Friday at home in Coral Gables, Florida, ...

  • Bengals' Devon Still asks for prayers for sick daughter

    2 hours, 32 minutes ago

    (AP) CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Devon Still is asking for prayers for his daughter, Leah, who's had a setback in her fight against cancer. The 5-year-old girl went into a hospital on May 5 to start the process ...

  • Sandoval education initiatives headed for his signature

    2 hours, 49 minutes ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Several of Gov. Brian Sandoval's major education bills are now headed for his signature. The Nevada Senate gave final approval Saturday to SB391, which creates the Read by 3 initiative and will soon require schools ...

  • Leading trio intact with 2nd round complete at soggy Nelson

    2 hours, 53 minutes ago

    (AP) IRVING, Texas (AP) — Texan Jimmy Walker, Dallas-area resident Steven Bowditch and PGA Tour rookie Jon Curran are still the leaders after the completed second round at the AT&T Byron Nelson. Tony Finau and Joe Affrunti had a birdie apiece ...

  • Cars collide on I-15 when driver tries to avoid pedestrian

    3 hours, 1 minute ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A pedestrian trying to cross Interstate 15 caused a two-vehicle accident when a driver tried to avoid hitting the walking person. KSNV-TV (http://bit.ly/1LUdnHW ) that Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Loy Hixson says the accident happened around ...

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