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  • Ex-Chicago Bulls player Brunson acquitted of sexual abuse

    7 minutes ago

    (AP) VERNON HILLS, Ill. (AP) — Former Chicago Bulls player Rick Brunson has been acquitted of charges he sexually abused a massage therapist at a Vernon Hills fitness center. Lake County judge James Booras made the ruling Friday, saying prosecutors couldn't ...

  • Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley enters Democratic race for president

    12 minutes ago

    (AP) BALTIMORE (AP) — Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley enters Democratic race for president.

  • Gay-rights activists clash with foes in Moscow, 15 detained

    17 minutes ago

    (AP) MOSCOW (AP) — Police in the Russian capital have detained 15 people after a clash broke out between gay-rights advocates and opponents. A small group of activists tried to hold an unauthorized demonstration in support of gay rights outside the ...

  • Toddler drowns in Ohio pond on same day her brother is born

    17 minutes ago

    (AP) COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio family is mourning for a toddler who drowned in a pond on the same day her mother gave birth to her brother. Authorities in Marion County, which is north of Columbus, say 18-month-old Jaylynn ...

  • Ala judge: Death row inmate got 'raw deal' in murder trial

    49 minutes ago

    (AP) BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama inmate who has spent almost 30 years on death row for a murder he denies committing has an unusual supporter in his bid for freedom: A state judge who represented the man's co-defendant while ...

  • Nelson delayed 3 hours by rainy weather for 2nd straight day

    1 hour, 14 minutes ago

    (AP) IRVING, Texas (AP) — The AT&T Byron Nelson will have at least a three-hour delay for the second straight day because of rainy weather. Another batch of storms Saturday morning pushed back the continuation of the second round until 11 ...

  • Impasse over China's island-building shows no sign of easing

    1 hour, 21 minutes ago

    (AP) SINGAPORE (AP) — China vigorously defended its South China Sea land reclamation projects in the face of persistent criticism from U.S. leaders at an international security summit Saturday as the standoff in the Asia-Pacific region shows few signs of abating. ...

  • Spain: Scuffles during protest against leftist Podemos party

    1 hour, 23 minutes ago

    (AP) MADRID (AP) — Scuffles have broken out during a small demonstration against the radical leftist Podemos (We Can) party in Madrid six days after local elections boosted its power base in several of Spain's regions. Around 200 protesters gathered in ...

  • Maine man to explore final resting places of poets in South

    1 hour, 28 minutes ago

    (AP) FREEPORT, Maine (AP) — The Maine man who's traveled the country to document the final resting places of the nation's poets is embarking on a tour of the Deep South that'll include visits to graves of African-American poets. Walter Skold ...

  • Study sees benefit from more extensive breast cancer surgery

    1 hour, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) CHICAGO (AP) — A new study could change care for many women who have breast cancer surgery. Doctors found that routinely shaving a little extra tissue around a tumor greatly lowers the risk that some cancer will be left behind. ...

  • French conservatives get new name _ and it seems familiar

    1 hour, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) PARIS (AP) — Meet France's new conservatives, same as the old conservatives — but with a different name. The UMP — an acronym for "union for a popular movement" — on Saturday officially changed its name to "the Republicans" after ...

  • Policies on transgender admissions at women's colleges

    1 hour, 42 minutes ago

    (AP) Barnard College's Board of Trustees is expected to vote next week on a formal policy governing admission of transgender students. The vote at the Manhattan campus follows those at a number of women's colleges across the country over the past ...

  • Barnard works toward a new policy on transgender admissions

    1 hour, 43 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — On a recent bright spring morning, students admitted to the Barnard College Class of 2019 gathered on campus. As blue-and-white balloons fluttered in the breeze, the prospective freshmen attended panels and lunched on the lawn, chatting ...

  • Saturday's Sports Scoreboard

    1 hour, 59 minutes ago

    (AP) All Times Eastern Interleague Kansas City vs Chicago Cubs, 7:15 p.m. American League Toronto vs Minnesota, 2:10 p.m. Tampa Bay vs Baltimore, 4:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox vs Houston, 4:10 p.m. Boston vs Texas, 7:15 p.m. Detroit vs L.A. Angels, ...

  • Report: Ex-Georgian leader named governor of Ukraine region

    1 hour, 59 minutes ago

    (AP) MOSCOW (AP) — Local news reports say former Georgian president Mikhail Saakashvili has been appointed governor of Ukraine's troubled Odessa region. President Petro Poroshenko made the announcement on Saturday, according to the reports. The region includes Odessa city, which has ...

  • A look at the expiring surveillance provisions

    2 hours, 4 minutes ago

    (AP) A look at the post-Sept. 11 surveillance provisions that, barring a last-minute deal in Congress, are set to expire when Sunday turns into Monday: Section 215 of the Patriot Act This has been used to authorize the National Security Agency's ...

  • Disagreement over impact if US surveillance laws do expire

    2 hours, 8 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Barring a last-minute deal in Congress, three post-Sept. 11 surveillance laws used against spies and terrorists are set to expire when Sunday turns into Monday. Will that make Americans less secure? Depends on who's asked. The answer ...

  • French farmer who killed alleged truffle thief gets 8 years

    2 hours, 49 minutes ago

    (AP) PARIS (AP) — A court in southeast France has sentenced a farmer to eight years in prison for the shooting death of a suspected truffle thief. Laurent Rambaud was convicted Friday in the Valence court over the Dec. 20, 2010 ...

  • Murray extends clay streak to reach French Open 4th round

    3 hours, 11 minutes ago

    (AP) PARIS (AP) — Two-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray extended his impressive winning streak on clay, reaching the French Open fourth round after beating big-hitting Nick Kyrgios 6-4, 6-2, 6-3 on Saturday. The third-seeded Briton, who lost in the semifinals ...

  • Powerful quake strikes off Japan; no tsunami warning

    3 hours, 12 minutes ago

    (AP) TOKYO (AP) — A powerful but extremely deep earthquake has struck off Japan's Ogasawara islands, but officials say there is no danger of a tsunami. Japan's Meteorological Agency says the offshore earthquake struck Saturday at 8:24 p.m. at a depth ...

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