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Browns bid to NFL to host draft in 2019 or 2020 - 17 Aug 2017 at 10:45am -

BEREA, Ohio (AP) - The Cleveland Browns are hoping to host the NFL draft in 2019 or 2020.

The team has partnered with the Pro Football Hall of Fame and Greater Cleveland Sports Commission to potentially host the annual three-day event. The group delivered its application to league headquarters in ...

Haskel Lookstein, Ivanka's rabbi, 'deeply troubled' by Trump's remarks about ... - 17 Aug 2017 at 10:42am -

The rabbi who oversaw Ivanka Trump's conversion to Judaism has taken aim at the president's comments concerning Saturday's far-right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Rabbi Emeritus Haskel Lookstein sent a letter to members of the first daughter's former New York City congregation Wednesday evening criticizing President Trump for putting far-right extremists ...

Florida man pays mom's bills with $23,000 poker tourney win - 17 Aug 2017 at 10:36am -

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - A 30-year-old Florida man is using the $23,000 he won in a Mississippi poker tournament to help with his mother's medical bills.

John Langevin tells the Pensacola News Journal he didn't tell his mother, Josephine Langevin, where he was heading on Friday. She was just ending ...

Bonucci hoping for the Pirlo effect after moving to Milan - 17 Aug 2017 at 10:29am -

MILAN (AP) - Not many players make the switch from AC Milan directly to Juventus, or vice versa. But Leonardo Bonucci hopes to prove as effective as another that did: Andrea Pirlo.

After winning the Serie A title with Milan in 2011, Pirlo moved to Juventus on a free transfer ...

Boston Free Speech rally gets permit ,with restrictions - 17 Aug 2017 at 10:27am -

BOSTON (AP) - Boston has granted permission for what organizers call a Free Speech Rally on Saturday, but which some people fear is actually a white nationalist rally similar to the one that erupted in violence in Virginia last weekend.

The permit granted Wednesday for the event on Boston Common ...

Luther Strange backs up Donald Trump on Confederate monuments - 17 Aug 2017 at 10:25am -

Sen. Luther Strange on Thursday backed up President Trump's lamenting the removal of Confederate statues in some areas of the country.

"As a Republican from Alabama ... I agree with the president — you can't erase history," Mr. Strange said on Fox Business Network. "We learn from history — that's ...

US, Japan discuss North Korean threat - 17 Aug 2017 at 10:13am -

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. and Japanese defense chiefs and top diplomats are meeting in Washington to discuss North Korea amid mixed messages from the Trump administration on how to deal with the nuclear and missile threat.

Japan is a key U.S. ally and potential target of North Korean aggression.


Steve Cohen introducing articles of impeachment against Donald Trump - 17 Aug 2017 at 10:12am -

Rep. Steve Cohen of Tennessee announced Thursday he is introducing articles of impeachment against President Trump following the violence in Virginia.

Mr. Cohen, a Democrat, said Mr. Trump failed the "presidential test of moral leadership" in the wake of the bloody clashes between white nationalist groups and rival protesters in ...

Wisconsin senator wants feds to probe Mexican resort alcohol - 17 Aug 2017 at 10:10am -

MILWAUKEE (AP) - A U.S. senator from Wisconsin is urging the State Department to investigate reports of tainted or substandard alcohol at Mexican resorts.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel recently reported about travelers becoming sick after drinking alcohol at resorts south of the border, including a 20-year-old Wisconsin woman who died ...

Barcelona forward Suarez out 4 weeks with right knee injury - 17 Aug 2017 at 9:53am -

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - Barcelona says striker Luis Suarez will be sidelined for four weeks, with the announcement coming only days before the team is to start the Spanish league season.

Barcelona says Suarez injured his right knee during the second half of Barcelona's 2-0 loss at Real Madrid in ...

Iditarod founder's eldest son dies of surgery complications - 17 Aug 2017 at 9:47am -

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) - The eldest son of Alaska's Iditarod founder has died at age 74.

The Iditarod Trail Committee reports Joseph (Joee) Redington Jr. died on Monday in Fairbanks of gallbladder surgery complications.

Redington Jr.'s father is called the "Father of the Iditarod" for starting the official dog sled ...

Nobel winner shot for education advocacy to study at Oxford - 17 Aug 2017 at 9:40am -

LONDON (AP) - Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai, who was shot by a Taliban gunman at age 15 for speaking out for the right to an education, has been accepted to the University of Oxford.

The 20-year-old activist shared word of her acceptance to the school on Twitter and included the ...

Donald Trump on removal of Confederate monuments: 'Who's next, Washington, Je... - 17 Aug 2017 at 9:40am -

President Trump on Thursday said it's "sad to see" the United States' history and culture getting "ripped apart" as some localities look to remove Confederate monuments from public spaces following last weekend's violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

"Sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart ...

Judges hear appeal of Fairbanks militia leader's conviction - 17 Aug 2017 at 9:31am -

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) - An advocate for gun rights and the anti-government sovereign citizen ideology in Fairbanks was convicted in 2012 on nine felonies, including conspiracy to commit the murder of federal officials.

'The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports ( ) a panel of federal appeals court judges Wednesday discussed the ...

LA confirms cannabis czar to regulate legal pot industry - 17 Aug 2017 at 9:30am -

LOS ANGELES (AP) - With recreational marijuana use just months away from being legal in California, Los Angeles has appointed a so-called cannabis czar tasked with regulating the local pot industry.

The Daily News reports ( ) the City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to confirm Cat Packer as executive ...

Signing Mbappe could be more trouble than it's worth for PSG - 17 Aug 2017 at 9:29am -

PARIS (AP) - Although Kylian Mbappe is considered a rising star, he is again set to be left out of Monaco's team for Friday's trip to Metz.

He was dropped on club orders last weekend, and another omission will further fuel speculation that he is on the verge of joining ...

Cory Booker vows legislation to remove Confederate statues from U.S. Capitol - 17 Aug 2017 at 9:16am -

Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey plans to introduce legislation that calls for the removal of Confederate statues from the U.S. Capitol building.

Mr. Booker, who is thought to be considering a 2020 bid for the Democratic nomination for president, made the announcement Wednesday night on Twitter.

"I will be ...

China warns after Steve Bannon's 'economic war' remark: 'There is no winner i... - 17 Aug 2017 at 9:15am -

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — China has warned "there is no winner in a trade war" after an aide to President Donald Trump advocated a tougher stance toward Beijing in published comments.

A foreign ministry spokeswoman, Hua Chunying, said Thursday both sides have benefited from trade.

In comments to The American ...

Gore to give keynote at US clean energy summit in Las Vegas - 17 Aug 2017 at 9:10am -

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Former Vice President Al Gore has agreed to be the keynote speaker at a national clean energy summit in Las Vegas this fall.

Former Nevada Democratic Sen. Harry Reid and Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval are co-hosting the Oct. 13 event.

Reid launched the first summit 10 ...

Real Madrid starts title defense way ahead of Barcelona - 17 Aug 2017 at 8:40am -

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - It's been a long, long time since Real Madrid felt this good going into the Spanish league season.

Madrid displaced Barcelona as the top team in Spain last season by winning the title for the first time in five years. It also successfully defended its Champions ...

Will Hurd: GOP is 'broader than just one individual' - 17 Aug 2017 at 8:35am -

Rep. Will Hurd, Texas Republican, on Thursday said it's clear everyone should be against racism in 2017, but that the GOP is broader than President Trump, who has taken fire from both sides for his remarks in the wake of the recent violence in Charlottesville.

"The leader of the free ...

Embattled Kentucky councilman denied federal medical leave - 17 Aug 2017 at 8:12am -

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - An embattled Kentucky city councilman has been denied medical leave.

News outlets report Louisville Councilman Dan Johnson announced Aug. 10 he was taking a 90-day leave, hours after five colleagues moved to impeach him over sexual harassment claims. Johnson said he was experiencing severe neck pain ...

Forward Nikola Kalinic skips Fiorentina training - 17 Aug 2017 at 7:44am -

FIORENTINA, Italy (AP) - Fiorentina forward Nikola Kalinic has missed training as he attempts to push through a move to AC Milan.

Fiorentina says Kalinic did not have permission to skip Thursday's training session and had not given any reason.

It adds that Kalinic "will be sanctioned."

AC Milan is ...

Terry McAuliffe, Virginia governor: Confederate statues 'need to come down' - 17 Aug 2017 at 7:32am -

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is calling for Confederate monuments in Virginia to be taken down and potentially moved to museums in the wake of the violence in Charlottesville over the weekend resulting from a white nationalist rally.

"They need to come down. They're divisive symbols," Mr. McAuliffe, a Democrat, said ...

Wembley factor hanging over Tottenham's title hopes - 17 Aug 2017 at 7:12am -

The season hadn't even finished when diggers and cranes arrived at White Hart Lane in the middle of May, beginning the long job of demolishing a stadium that Tottenham had turned into a Premier League fortress.

It will be another year before the team returns to the site of its ...

Multiple agencies conducting exercises on Long Island waters - 17 Aug 2017 at 7:12am -

RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (AP) - Multiple local, state and federal agencies are conducting disaster response training on Long Island waters.

Cuomo administration officials say the exercises dubbed Operation Blue Trident begin Thursday on the island's East End bays. Officials say homeland security and law enforcement agents will focus on detecting and ...

Donald Trump cheers on Kelli Ward, primary challenger to 'toxic' Sen. Jeff Flake - 17 Aug 2017 at 7:12am -

President Trump on Thursday said it was "great" to see Republican Kelli Ward challenging Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona, who the president labeled "toxic" and a "non-factor" in the U.S. Senate.

"Great to see that Dr. Kelli Ward is running against Flake Jeff Flake, who is WEAK on borders, crime ...

Turner is latest to plan sports streaming service - 17 Aug 2017 at 7:00am -

NEW YORK (AP) - Turner Sports is the latest TV company to announce a sports streaming service as traditional television companies chase millennial audiences.

The service, expected next year in the U.S., has signed up European soccer with the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League. Higher-profile sports on Turner's ...

Council OKs hiring of attorney to push for mayor's ouster - 17 Aug 2017 at 6:51am -

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania city council has approved a resolution allowing the hiring of an attorney to investigate ways to force the ouster of the mayor, who has been indicted on federal corruption charges.

The Allentown City Council passed the measure, 4-3, on Wednesday. The resolution says the ...

Trump slams 'publicity seeking' Lindsey Graham for criticizing him over Charl... - 17 Aug 2017 at 6:46am -

President Trump on Thursday slammed Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina for saying Mr. Trump suggested a "moral equivalency" between neo-Nazis at last weekend's Charlottesville rally and people like Heather Heyer, who was killed after a car plowed into a crowd of counterprotesters.

"Publicity seeking Lindsey Graham falsely stated that ...

High school's football season on hold after player's death - 17 Aug 2017 at 6:21am -

FARMINGVILLE, N.Y. (AP) - It's still unclear if a Long Island high school's football team will play this season in the aftermath of a player's death during a training drill.

Sachem school district Superintendent Kenneth Graham told Newsday ( ) that district officials will assess the status of Sachem East's ...

Steve Bannon: No military solution in North Korea - 17 Aug 2017 at 6:15am -

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump's chief strategist Steve Bannon says there's no military solution to the threat posed by North Korea and its nuclear ambitions, despite the president's recent pledge to answer further aggression with "fire and fury."

In an interview with The American Prospect posted online Wednesday, ...

PATCO commuters face delays due to derailment - 17 Aug 2017 at 6:05am -

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - PATCO commuters are facing delays after a piece of work equipment derailed.

The Port Authority Transit Corporation says trains in and out of Philadelphia must single track around the area and an emergency schedule is in effect Thursday.

Trains are operating in both directions as locals. Crews ...

ICC orders Mali extremist to pay $3.2 million in reparations - 17 Aug 2017 at 5:47am -

BRUSSELS (AP) - The International Criminal court ruled Thursday that a Muslim radical found guilty of destroying World Heritage cultural sites in the Malian city of Timbuktu must pay 2.7 million euros ($3.2 million) in reparations.

The court in the Netherlands found that Ahmad Al Faqi Al Mahdi had intentionally ...

High school teams can compete in cyber security challenge - 17 Aug 2017 at 5:23am -

DETROIT (AP) - Michigan high school students are being invited to match wits with their peers in a contest measuring knowledge of information technology and cyber security.

The Governor's High School Cyber Challenge is intended to build interest in cyber security as a career.

It's run by Merit Network, a ...

Newcomer wins race to replace recalled city councilman - 17 Aug 2017 at 5:13am -

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Voters in Providence have overwhelmingly elected a political newcomer to take the seat of a city councilman who lost a recall election after he was indicted on embezzlement charges.

Democrat Nirva LaFortune took 94 percent of the vote in Wednesday's special election to fill the Ward ...

Arizona Supreme Court to rule on law penalizing cities - 17 Aug 2017 at 5:05am -

PHOENIX (AP) - The Arizona Supreme Court is set to issue its decision in a case pitting the Republican-controlled Legislature against cities and towns which adopt laws conflicting with those state lawmakers adopt.

The case involves Tucson's policy of destroying seized guns despite a state law requiring them to be ...

NMSU looks to win over fans with official 'Pistol Pete' ale - 17 Aug 2017 at 4:32am -

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A special recipe designed to appease even the most snobby of craft beer drinkers.

That's how top officials at New Mexico State University and the brew masters they have partnered with describe "Pistol Pete's 1888 Ale," the school's first officially licensed beer.

To be unveiled at ...

The Latest: Chile rejects US request to cut ties with Korea - 17 Aug 2017 at 4:28am -

BEIJING (AP) - The Latest on the North Korea crisis (all times local):

10:10 p.m.

Chile is rejecting a U.S request to break off all diplomatic and commercial ties with North Korea that was made by Vice President Mike Pence during a visit to the South American nation.

Chilean Foreign ...

Wednesday's Sports In Brief - 17 Aug 2017 at 3:59am -


CHICAGO (AP) - Derek Jeter won five World Series during a 20-year run with the New York Yankees. He piled up 3,465 hits and made the All-Star team 14 times while becoming one of baseball's biggest stars.

Will that success continue in the front office of the Miami Marlins? ...