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  • Column: Football should be Xs and Os, not proselytizing

    5 hours, 31 minutes ago

    (AP) ATLANTA (AP) — A football season begins, and with it comes religion on the gridiron. Solemn prayers whispered before kickoff. Players from both teams kneeling together in the middle of the field when it's over. Nothing wrong with any of ...

  • Aretha Franklin blocks screening of documentary at festival

    5 hours, 36 minutes ago

    (AP) DENVER (AP) — A federal judge is preventing The Telluride Film Festival from screening a documentary about a 1972 Aretha Franklin concert without the singer's consent. U.S. District Judge John L. Kane issued his order in Denver about three hours ...

  • California Whole Foods guard investigated in beating

    5 hours, 47 minutes ago

    (AP) OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — California police are investigating allegations that a Whole Foods guard beat and choked a shopper until the person was unconscious. The Oakland Tribune (http://tinyurl.com/ooruszq) reported Friday that Whole Foods has suspended the Oakland guard while it ...

  • 2nd attack on university-rented property brings concern

    5 hours, 55 minutes ago

    (AP) FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — A second violent attack on property rented by the University of Arkansas has some students and faculty wondering if more needs to be done to help Fayetteville's population of homeless people. University police have arrested a ...

  • Appeals court rejects suit by teacher fired over blog

    6 hours, 3 minutes ago

    (AP) PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal appeals court says a former suburban Philadelphia teacher fired for writing derisively about students on her blog can't invoke free speech in suing to get her job back. The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ...

  • Cubs 14, Diamondbacks 5

    6 hours, 13 minutes ago

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  • Alcohol, speed cited in crash that killed pro golfer's dad

    6 hours, 16 minutes ago

    (AP) AMARILLO, Texas (AP) — Investigators say alcohol and speed were factors in a traffic accident in the Texas Panhandle that killed the 71-year-old father of PGA Tour player Ryan Palmer. Charles Franklin "Butch" Palmer of Amarillo died the night of ...

  • Rizzo slam helps power Cubs past D-Backs 14-5

    6 hours, 21 minutes ago

    (AP) CHICAGO (AP) — Anthony Rizzo hit a grand slam in Chicago's eight-run fifth inning, and rookie Addison Russell homered twice in a game for the first time in his career to power the Cubs and Jon Lester to a 14-5 ...

  • Gay rights advocates: jailed Kentucky clerk is no martyr

    6 hours, 23 minutes ago

    (AP) MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — As a defiant Kentucky clerk sat in jail Friday, choosing indefinite imprisonment over licensing gay marriages, her lawyers approached the microphones outside and compared her to Dr. Martin Luther King. Around the country, other supporters reached ...

  • Judge's NFL bashing skips judgment of Brady in 'Deflategate'

    6 hours, 27 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — The root question of the "Deflategate" scandal might be following New England quarterback Tom Brady for a while, regardless of a judge's ruling in his favor. U.S. District Judge Richard Berman freed Brady from his four-game ...

  • Business Highlights

    6 hours, 30 minutes ago

    (AP) ___ US jobless rate falls to 7-year low; Fed move still unclear WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. unemployment fell to a seven-year low of 5.1 percent last month, but hiring slowed — a mixed bag of news that offers few clues ...

  • Experts: Unlikely German sailor fell ill in Rio's water

    6 hours, 30 minutes ago

    (AP) RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Medical experts and scientists said Friday it's unlikely that a German sailor with a bacterial skin infection that's resistant to antibiotics contracted the illness in polluted Olympic waters. Sailor Erik Heil fell ill after competing ...

  • Eagles trade Barkley to Cardinals, clear spot for Tebow

    6 hours, 33 minutes ago

    (AP) PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Tim Tebow made Matt Barkley expendable. The Philadelphia Eagles traded Barkley to the Arizona Cardinals on Friday, clearing a roster spot for Tebow after he won a preseason competition for the No. 3 quarterback job. Arizona sent ...

  • Trial of Venezuelan opposition leader Lopez nears end

    6 hours, 43 minutes ago

    (AP) CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The more-than-yearlong trial of Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez was nearing an end Friday as the imprisoned politician prepared to give his final remarks in a closed courtroom. The hearing was delayed for hours as the ...

  • US deports Salvadoran man wanted in prosecutor's slaying

    6 hours, 44 minutes ago

    (AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — U.S. immigration authorities say they have deported a Salvadoran gang member wanted in his country in the slaying of a government prosecutor. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says 21-year-old Javier Arnoldo Ceron Gomez was flown from Mesa, ...

  • The next Rousey?: VanZant dreams, but knows work comes first

    6 hours, 49 minutes ago

    (AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paige VanZant admires the glitter of Ronda Rousey's championship belt and the glamour of her Hollywood career. In and out of the cage, the world's most prominent mixed martial artist is both a hero and a ...

  • Lawsuit: Montana dam transfer to tribes is security risk

    6 hours, 51 minutes ago

    (AP) HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A lawsuit seeking to block the transfer of a Montana dam to two Native American tribes makes the unusual assertion that the transfer could lead the Turkish government to seek raw nuclear materials on U.S. soil ...

  • Man arrested after gunshot-like sounds sent back to prison

    6 hours, 52 minutes ago

    (AP) PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — A man initially suspected of gunshots near a Mississippi military base is returning to prison. Jackson County Circuit Judge Robert Krebs on Friday revoked the probation of Alfred Baria Sr., 62, sentencing him to two years' ...

  • Energy company Emera plans to buy Teco Energy for $6.48B

    6 hours, 56 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Canadian energy and services company Emera says it will buy Teco Energy, an electric and gas utility that does business in Florida and New Mexico, for about $6.48 billion. Emera says it will pay $27.55 per ...

  • Scientists to measure ash stirred from 1912 Alaska eruption

    7 hours, 4 minutes ago

    (AP) ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Volcano Observatory is sending scientists to Kodiak Island to set up equipment that can monitor a century-old hazard: volcanic ash from the Novarupta-Katmai (noh-vah-RUP'-tah KAT'-meye) eruption in 1912. The eruption was the largest in ...

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