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  • Bubba Watson to remove Confederate flag from 'General Lee'

    2 minutes ago

    (AP) WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — Bubba Watson says he's painting over the Confederate flag on his car made popular in "The Dukes of Hazzard" television series. The two-time Masters champ said Friday he'll replace it with the U.S. flag ...

  • Government: Accounting exec earned leniency in Madoff case

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    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors say a 79-year-old former New York accounting firm executive who did work for some of Bernard Madoff's most important longtime clients has earned leniency by cooperating. Prosecutors said in a written submission late Thursday that ...

  • Solar-powered plane lands in Hawaii after flight from Japan

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    (AP) KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) — A plane powered by the sun's rays landed in Hawaii Friday after a record-breaking five-day journey across the Pacific Ocean from Japan. Pilot Andre Borschberg and his single-seat aircraft landed at Kalaeloa, a small airport outside ...

  • A-Rod, Yanks settle dispute; team to give $3.5M to charities

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    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Rodriguez and the Yankees have settled their dispute over a marketing payment the team declined to give him, agreeing the club will make $3.5 million in charitable contributions. At the time Rodriguez and the Yankees ...

  • Winning numbers drawn in 'All or Nothing Midday' game

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    (AP) PHOENIX (AP) — The winning numbers in Friday morning's drawing of the Arizona Lottery's "All or Nothing Midday" game were: 01-02-06-07-12-13-14-17-18-19 (one, two, six, seven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen, seventeen, eighteen, nineteen)

  • Woman injured after bomb explodes at Canadian law firm

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    (AP) WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — A woman has been sent to a hospital with serious injuries after a bomb exploded at a law firm in Winnipeg. Police said Friday that they were called to the Petersen King law office mid-morning. Constable ...

  • With changes looming, calls to reconnect with F1 fans

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    (AP) SILVERSTONE, England (AP) — Bumper-to-bumper traffic queues just to see the practice sessions on Friday at Silverstone, and a record 350,000 expected this weekend present a vision of Formula One being in robust health. Not all the teams share that ...

  • 'Inside Out' celebrates edge over 'Magic Mike,' 'Terminator'

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    (AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — Even with the flashy competition of Terminators and male strippers, the little feelings inside a young girl's head are more of a draw for moviegoers going into the holiday weekend. Disney and Pixar's "Inside Out" earned ...

  • Same-sex couple in Mississippi goes to court to seek divorce

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    (AP) JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood has asked the state Supreme Court to allow a lesbian couple to seek a divorce. Hood sided Thursday with a similar request filed by the attorney for Lauren Czekala-Chatham (chick AH' ...

  • UN leader offers assistance in Guyana-Venezuela dispute

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    (AP) BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is offering assistance to resolve an escalating border dispute between Guyana and Venezuela. Ban says his chief of staff will meet with Venezuela's foreign minister and might dispatch a mission to both ...

  • Oilers sign No. 1 pick McDavid to 3-year, entry-level deal

    49 minutes ago

    (AP) EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Connor McDavid played 66 junior games for the Erie Otters this season and seven more at the world junior championship. Even when the hockey stopped, there was more to do. McDavid went to Quebec City for ...

  • Frankie Beverly and Maze returns to Essence Festival

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    (AP) NEW ORLEANS (AP) — For 15 years, thousands of fans dressed all in white entered the Superdome on the final day of the Essence Festival anticipating the soulful sounds of Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, who also dressed in his signature ...

  • Russian MiG fighter crashes in southern Russia, pilot lives

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    (AP) MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian Defense Ministry says a Russian air force fighter jet has crashed in the south but its pilot ejected safely. The MiG-29 fighter jet went down Friday near the village of Kushchevskaya in the Krasnodar region, ...

  • HGTV relies on relationships for good TV

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    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — HGTV is working the buddy system. The home-and-garden network has upped the number of shows with co-hosts who are related or married to five, adding "America's Most Desperate Kitchens," hosted by cousins Anthony Carrino and John ...

  • California couple married 75 years dies in each other's arms

    1 hour, 12 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN DIEGO (AP) — Jeanette and Alexander Toczko were each 8 years old when they became smitten with one another. They married in 1940 and were rarely apart in the decades since. They told their children they wished to die ...

  • Colombian man dies of euthanasia with government backing

    1 hour, 15 minutes ago

    (AP) BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A 79-year old man suffering from incurable throat cancer has become the first Colombian to die of euthanasia with the full backing of the government. Ovidio Gonzalez died Friday in the western city of Pereira. He'd ...

  • Cuba confirms defection of 2 baseball players during US trip

    1 hour, 17 minutes ago

    (AP) HAVANA (AP) — Cuba is confirming that two baseball players have defected while in the United States for a series of friendly games against U.S. collegians. Official sports website Jit said Friday that third baseman Luis Yander La O and ...

  • New lighting system to illuminate Statue of Liberty

    1 hour, 24 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Lady Liberty is getting some new lights. The National Park Service on Thursday announced that a new lighting system, using light-emitting diodes or LEDs, is being activated next week on the grounds around the statue. The ...

  • Bahamas concerned about US ruling for resort developer

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    (AP) KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — The Bahamas attorney general expressed frustration Thursday with a decision by the developer of a $2.5 billion hotel-and-casino project in Nassau to file for bankruptcy protection in a U.S. court. Allyson Maynard-Gibson said having a U.S. ...

  • World's largest folk art market to open in Santa Fe

    1 hour, 25 minutes ago

    (AP) SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — It's more than the world's largest folk art market. It's about keeping traditions alive and helping artisans from developing countries use their skills to start their own businesses. Now in its 12th year, the International ...

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