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  • Kristen Gillman, Sam Burns win Junior PGA

    2 hours, 23 minutes ago

    (AP) BRYAN, Texas (AP) — Kristen Gillman completed a record-breaking victory Friday in the Junior PGA Championship, and Sam Burns won the boys' division at Miramont. Gillman, the 16-year-old Austin, Texas, player who has committed to Alabama, had a 5-under 66 ...

  • Met Opera workers say they hope to avert lockout

    2 hours, 28 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Unionized workers at the Metropolitan Opera said Friday they want to work with management to avoid shutting down one of the world's most prestigious cultural institutions. A day after a lockout deadline was postponed, Tino Gagliardi, ...

  • California prisons change mental health treatment

    2 hours, 31 minutes ago

    (AP) SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California prison officials are pledging to take a more gentle approach with mentally ill inmates after graphic images of prisoners being repeatedly doused with pepper spray in their cells were made public several months ago. The ...

  • Keith Urban: 'Horrified' by alleged rape at show

    2 hours, 32 minutes ago

    (AP) MANSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Keith Urban says he's 'horrified' by reports of a possible sexual assault at his concert last weekend south of Boston. Eighteen-year-old Sean Murphy of Boston has pleaded not guilty to a rape charge filed after concertgoers ...

  • Records show Arizona inmate was injected 15 times

    2 hours, 44 minutes ago

    (AP) TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona executioners injected Joseph Rudolph Wood with a lethal combination of drugs 15 times during the nearly two hours it took for him to die, according to documents released Friday. Records released to Wood's attorneys show ...

  • Ebola forces Mormon missionaries from West Africa

    2 hours, 50 minutes ago

    (AP) SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Church officials say 274 Mormon missionaries are being transferred out of Sierra Leone and Liberia due to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said Friday the missionaries ...

  • AP Top Technology News At 7:39 p.m. EDT

    2 hours, 51 minutes ago

    (AP) Concerts on Yahoo make best of industry struggles Microsoft sues Samsung in royalty dispute Iliad of France makes surprise bid for T-Mobile US CIA director reverses himself on Senate spying Twitter: Govt. requests for user data increased NY judge: US ...

  • AP Top Headlines At 7:35 p.m. EDT

    2 hours, 54 minutes ago

    (AP) Israel pushes deeper into Gaza after soldier is captured by militants and cease-fire collapses Obama says in aftermath of 9/11, US 'tortured some folks' and crossed the line 2 Americans detained in North Korea say they will be tried soon, ...

  • AP Top News At 7:35 p.m. EDT

    2 hours, 54 minutes ago

    (AP) Israel pushes deeper in Gaza after soldier seized Obama says after 9-11, US 'tortured some folks' 2 Americans detained in North Korea seek US help Why isn't there a treatment or vaccine for Ebola? AP-GfK poll: Public ready to close ...

  • 70 kidnapped migrants rescued in northern Mexico

    3 hours, 2 minutes ago

    (AP) MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities in northern Mexico say security forces have rescued 70 migrants who had been kidnapped and were being held at a house inside a gated community in the coastal city of Madero. Tamaulipas state officials say ...

  • Friday's Sports Scoreboard

    3 hours, 18 minutes ago

    (AP) All Times Eastern Interleague Colorado 0, Detroit 0 -1 American League Seattle 0, Baltimore 0 -1 Texas 0, Cleveland 0 -1 L.A. Angels 0, Tampa Bay 0 -1 N.Y. Yankees 0, Boston 0 -1 Minnesota vs Chicago White Sox, 8:10 ...

  • Columbia River dilemma: Kill birds to save fish?

    3 hours, 23 minutes ago

    (AP) ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) — Dredging decades ago to aid Columbia River shippers also helped seabirds known as double-crested cormorants by creating a flat, sandy island ideal for nesting and feeding on young salmon and steelhead headed for the Pacific Ocean. ...

  • 2 Americans detained in North Korea seek US help

    3 hours, 25 minutes ago

    (AP) PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Two American tourists charged with "anti-state" crimes in North Korea said Friday they expect to be tried soon and pleaded for help from the U.S. government to secure their release from what they say could ...

  • Tour refutes report Johnson suspended

    3 hours, 32 minutes ago

    (AP) AKRON, Ohio (AP) — The PGA Tour is refuting a report that Dustin Johnson has been suspended. Johnson said in a statement Thursday he was taking a leave of absence to seek professional help for "personal challenges" that brought an ...

  • Goodell defends NFL's 2-game suspension of Rice

    3 hours, 37 minutes ago

    (AP) CANTON, Ohio (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell defended himself Friday against criticism that he was too lenient in suspending Ray Rice two games for his "horrible mistake." "We just can't make up the discipline," Goodell said. "It has to ...

  • San Francisco transit vehicles involved in crashes

    3 hours, 38 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twenty people were taken to hospitals Friday, one with serious injuries, after two separate crashes involving San Francisco transit vehicles just minutes apart, fire officials said. Crews were called to the city's Japantown neighborhood at 1:29 ...

  • California killer given additional death sentences

    3 hours, 49 minutes ago

    (AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chester D. Turner is no stranger to murder or the punishment that comes with it. He squeezed the life out of more than a dozen women during a decade of terror, and two juries decided he ...

  • Indiana ethics law faulted after official cleared

    3 hours, 56 minutes ago

    (AP) INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Troy Woodruff knew his family's sale of nearly 3 acres of prime land near an Indiana highway project he oversaw as a top state transportation official would raise eyebrows. He did not disclose the sale even though ...

  • Marco Dawson leads 3M Championship

    4 hours, 3 minutes ago

    (AP) BLAINE, Minn. (AP) — Monday qualifier Marco Dawson shot a 9-under 63 on Friday to take the lead in the Champions Tour's 3M Championship, leaving Bernhard Langer a stroke back five days after the German star's record-breaking victory in the ...

  • Utility to pay Tennessee coal ash victims $27.8M

    4 hours, 7 minutes ago

    (AP) NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The nation's largest public utility has agreed to pay $27.8 million to settle claims from Tennessee property owners who suffered damages from a huge, 2008 spill of toxin-laden coal ash sludge that drew national attention to ...

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