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  • Australian cyclone leaves bull shark stranded on land

    8 minutes ago

    (AP) SYDNEY (AP) — A powerful cyclone that tore through Australia's tropical northeast has left the ground littered with battered trees, ripped-up roofs — and one very unlucky shark. Queensland state paramedic Lisa Smith says she was assessing the extent of ...

  • Lawyer: Michael Flynn in talks with Congress about immunity

    9 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn is in discussions with the House and Senate intelligence committees on receiving immunity from "unfair prosecution" in exchange for agreeing to be questioned as part of ongoing probes into possible contacts ...

  • Fowler shoots 64 for 1-shot lead at Houston Open

    10 minutes ago

    (AP) HUMBLE, Texas (AP) — Rickie Fowler shot an 8-under 64 for a one-shot lead over Sung Kang after the first round of the Houston Open on Thursday. Fowler had his best round in six appearances at the tournament, topping a ...

  • US marshals: 91-year-old federal judge with memory problems who was reported missing from his home has been found alive

    25 minutes ago

    (AP) SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — US marshals: 91-year-old federal judge with memory problems who was reported missing from his home has been found alive.

  • Raised South Korean ferry Sewol heading to port

    30 minutes ago

    (AP) SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea says a corroding 6,800-ton ferry raised from the bottom of the sea last week is heading to port, where it will be searched for the remains of nine missing passengers from a 2014 ...

  • Judge hears arguments over Seattle law on rideshare unions

    34 minutes ago

    (AP) SEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge in Seattle says he'll try to rule Friday on whether to halt the city's first-in-the-nation law giving Uber, Lyft and taxi drivers the ability to form a union — but it might take him ...

  • Timeline: The rise and fall of South Korea's Park Geun-hye

    34 minutes ago

    (AP) SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The arrest of South Korea's first female president marks a stunning fall for the scion of a powerful general who himself ruled the country during her teenage years and into her 20s. Park Geun-hye was ...

  • Penn State trustee low on sympathy for 'so-called victims'

    34 minutes ago

    (AP) HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Penn State trustee says he's "running out of sympathy" for "so-called victims" of former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky following the conviction of a former Penn State president over his handling of a 2001 complaint ...

  • UNC not alone in dealing with long-running NCAA probes

    36 minutes ago

    (AP) GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — It's been nearly two years since the NCAA first filed charges tied to North Carolina's long-running academic scandal yet the case has yet to reach the hearing that ultimately leads to a ruling and long-awaited resolution. ...

  • AP-Scorecard

    45 minutes ago

    (AP) Here are the latest scores from today's sports events: ——— INTERLEAGUE Final Boston 8 Washington 1 Final N-Y Yankees 14 Philadelphia 1 Chi Cubs at Houston 8:10 p.m. Cleveland at Arizona 9:40 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at L.A. Angels 10:07 p.m. ...

  • (Less) quiet, please? Federer doesn't mind some crowd noise

    45 minutes ago

    (AP) KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) — Roger Federer is not bothered by a little noise when he plays. And it seems like he would welcome more. After the No. 4 seed rallied to beat No. 10 Tomas Berdych in the quarterfinals ...

  • US women on ice after possible world championship boycott

    54 minutes ago

    (AP) PLYMOUTH, Mich. (AP) — Meghan Duggan and her U.S. hockey teammates were on the ice practicing, just where they wanted to be, two days after agreeing to a deal that avoided a boycott — and a little more than 24 ...

  • Fire causes interstate overpass to collapse in Atlanta

    59 minutes ago

    (AP) ATLANTA (AP) — A large fire has caused an overpass on Interstate 85 to collapse in Atlanta. WSB-TV ( reports the massive blaze is burning underneath I-85 northbound near Piedmont Road. It has shut down several roads in northeast Atlanta. ...

  • Emmert: NCAA will decide next week whether to return to NC

    59 minutes ago

    (AP) GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — NCAA President Mark Emmert says the association's board of governors will decide by next week whether the repeal of North Carolina's so-called "bathroom bill" is enough to bring March Madness and other championship sporting events back ...

  • Lawyer: Michael Flynn in talks with congressional panels about questioning, seeking to avoid 'unfair prosecution'

    1 hour, 17 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawyer: Michael Flynn in talks with congressional panels about questioning, seeking to avoid 'unfair prosecution'

  • Treinen gets Nats' closer job; Pelfrey cut

    1 hour, 18 minutes ago

    (AP) TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Blake Treinen will begin the season as Washington's closer, even though he has only one big league save. After the Nationals lost Mark Melancon to the San Francisco Giants in free agency, Treinen won the job ...

  • 2 bystanders killed in Puerto Rico armored car robbery

    1 hour, 19 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Two bystanders were killed during a shootout Thursday after gunmen robbed an armored car outside a bank in western Puerto Rico, police said. Police spokesman Jonathan Matias said two bank customers were killed when ...

  • Nevada's Democratic US senator opposing Gorsuch confirmation

    1 hour, 22 minutes ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto is planning to join at least 33 fellow Democrats in opposing Neil Gorsuch for the U.S. Supreme Court. Cortez Masto said Thursday she's concerned the conservative appellate judge would make ...

  • Icher leads in wind-shortened opening day at ANA Inspiration

    1 hour, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — France's Karine Icher shot a 5-under 67 to take an early lead before high winds shortened the opening day of the ANA Inspiration on Thursday. Half of the field in the LPGA Tour's first major ...

  • Arkansas lawmakers vote to keep hybrid Medicaid expansion

    1 hour, 40 minutes ago

    (AP) LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Lawmakers voted Thursday to keep Arkansas' hybrid Medicaid expansion for another year as the state's governor prepares to seek new limits on the first-in-the-nation program. The House approved by a 77-13 vote the state's Medicaid ...

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