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Anti-doping agency imposes 4-year ban on Russia

By Graham Dunbar The Associated Press LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Russia was slapped Monday with a four-year ban from international sports events, including next summer's Tokyo Olympics, over a longstanding doping scandal, although its athletes will still be able to compete if they can ...

Saudi gunman tweeted against US before naval base shooting

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — The Saudi gunman who killed three people at the Pensacola naval base had apparently gone on Twitter shortly before the shooting to blast U.S. support of Israel and accuse America of being anti-Muslim, a U.S. official said Sunday as the FBI confirmed it is operating on ...

FBI says it presumes Florida naval base shooting was an act of terrorism

By Brendan Farrington and Mike Balsamo The Associated Press PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — The Saudi gunman who killed three people at the Pensacola naval base had apparently gone on Twitter shortly before the shooting to blast U.S. support of Israel and accuse America of being anti-Muslim, a ...

Browns stay in playoff hunt, can’t avoid OBJ drama

By Tom Withers The Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns can't even win without some kind of theatrics,. And, once again, Odell Beckham is in the middle of the latest drama. Nick Chubb ran for 106 yards — 99 after halftime — and Baker Mayfield and Kareem Hunt had rushing ...

Survivors return to Pearl Harbor to recall 1941 attack

By Audrey McAvoy The Associated Press PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — A dozen frail survivors of the attack on Pearl Harbor returned Saturday to honor those who perished when Japanese planes pierced a quiet sunny morning 78 years ago and rained bombs on battleships lined up below. About 30 ...

Bankruptcy judge considers $1.3M bonus for Purdue Pharma CEO

By Geoff Mulvihill The Associated Press The judge overseeing the bankruptcy case of OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma will consider Wednesday whether the company's CEO should get a bonus equal to half his $2.6 million salary. Attorneys general representing about half the states say the ...

Mexican president prays with family of dead US dual citizens

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador prayed for the safety of the country with the relatives of nine U.S. dual citizens slaughtered in northern Mexico last month and assured them "at least four" suspects have been detained, a family member said. Julian LeBaron ...

Rescuers comb buildings; Albanian quake kills 18

THUMANE, Albania (AP) — Rescue crews with excavators searched for survivors trapped in toppled apartment buildings and hotels Tuesday after a powerful pre-dawn earthquake in Albania killed at least 18 people and injured more than 600. The magnitude-6.4 quake was felt across the southern ...

Ex-White House lawyer McGahn ordered to comply with subpoena

By Mark Sherman The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge has ordered former White House counsel Donald McGahn to appear before Congress in a setback to President Donald Trump's effort to keep his top aides from testifying. The outcome could lead to renewed efforts by House ...

Stop! Washing your Thanksgiving turkey could spread germs

By Candice Choi AP Food & Health Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Go ahead and rinse your cranberries, potatoes and green beans. But food experts say don't — repeat don't — wash the turkey before popping it in the oven on Thanksgiving Day. They say that could spread the germs lurking on ...

Justices reject call for new trial in ‘Serial’ podcast case

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a Maryland man's bid for a new trial based on information uncovered by the hit podcast "Serial." The justices did not comment in leaving in place a 4-3 ruling by Maryland's highest court that denied a new trial to Adnan Syed, who was ...

Grocery-carrying robots are coming. Do we need them?

By Matt O’Brien AP Technology Writer BOSTON (AP) — The first cargo-carrying robot marketed directly to consumers is on sale this holiday season. But how many people are ready to ditch their second car to buy a two-wheeled rover that can follow them around like a dog? Corporate giants ...

Judge: McGahn must comply with House subpoena

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Monday ordered former White House counsel Donald McGahn to appear before Congress in a setback to President Donald Trump’s effort to keep his top aides from testifying. The outcome could lead to renewed efforts by House Democrats to compel testimony ...

Committee begins work on key impeachment report

WASHINGTON (AP) — The witnesses have spoken, the politics are largely settled. Now impeachment investigators will make the case for public opinion. On Monday, hundreds of pages from Democratic Chairman Adam Schiff’s intelligence committee were being compiled into an exhaustive report that ...

‘Frozen 2’ heats up box office with $127M opening weekend

By Jake Coyle AP Film Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Six years after "Frozen" kicked up a pop-culture blizzard, the sequel to Elsa, Anna and Olaf's adventures snowed-in the box office with an estimated $127 million debut domestically and $350.2 million worldwide, according to studio estimates ...

Will Netanyahu’s party stick with him? Senior leaders quiet

By Aron Heller The Associated Press JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu looked to project business as usual Sunday as he returned to work following his indictment on corruption charges, but a wall of silence from his usually loyal Cabinet ministers could mean tough times ...

Devlin ‘Duck’ Hodges leads Steelers over Bengals

CINCINNATI (AP) — Devlin "Duck" Hodges took over for struggling Mason Rudolph and threw a 79-yard touchdown pass Sunday, sparking the depleted Pittsburgh Steelers to a 16-10 victory that kept the Cincinnati Bengals the only winless team in the NFL. Hodges connected with James Washington on ...

Michael Bloomberg launches Democratic presidential bid

By Steve Peoples AP National Political Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Billionaire and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, one of the world's richest men, has formally launched a Democratic bid for president. Ending weeks of speculation, the 77-year-old former Republican announced his ...

Pentagon chief fires Navy secretary over SEAL controversy

By Robert Burns AP National Security Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Sunday fired the Navy's top official for allegedly proposing a deal with the White House behind Esper's back to resolve the matter of a Navy SEAL whose case that has been championed by President ...

Small farmers say new hemp rules may create cost barriers for them

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio (AP) — The proposed licensing fees and planting minimums for hemp production in Ohio could create cost barriers that exclude smaller growers, farmers and industry groups said. Rules proposed by the Ohio Department of Agriculture for the newly legalized crop would require ...