• Growth _ but not expansion _ in US Internet gambling market

    Updated: 3 min ago

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Internet gambling is slowly growing — but not expanding — after 2 1/2 years of online betting in the United States. Online gambling revenue is increasing in at least two of the three states that currently offer it — New Jersey and Delaware; Nevada doesn't report Internet revenue separately. But a hoped-for wave of expansion to other states has not happened as many states sit on the sidelines and assess the costs and benefits of the nascent industry. It faces threats from politicians pushing a nationwide ban on Internet betting, as well as continuing hesitance from some credit cards to fund online gambling transactions.

  • E. coli tied to Costco more dangerous than Chipotle outbreak

    Updated: 7 min ago

    SEATTLE (AP) — The strain of E. coli linked to Costco chicken salad that sickened 19 people in seven states is more likely to be life-threatening than a recent outbreak that closed some Chipotle restaurants in the Northwest. Health officials urged people who bought chicken salad at any U.S. Costco store on or before Friday to throw it away, even if no one has gotten sick. The strain of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli can be life-threatening, but no deaths have been reported. Five people have been hospitalized and two have developed a type of kidney failure, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.

  • Cheap gas fueling expanded Thanksgiving travel day

    Updated: 8 min ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Low gas prices were driving more people to hit the road to reach their Thanksgiving celebrations, and airports were bustling Wednesday as travelers flying to meet family and friends braved long lines and fears about terrorism. Nearly 47 million Americans are expected to take a car, plane, bus or train at least 50 miles from home over the long holiday weekend, according to the motoring organization AAA. That's the most travelers since 2007 — an increase of more than 300,000 people over last year. Among the reasons given for the spike: an improving economy and the cheapest gasoline for this time of year since 2008.

  • Miami Hurricanes hoops sell out season tickets for 1st time

    Updated: 9 min ago

    CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Hurricanes have a season-ticket sellout in men's basketball for the first time. Single-game tickets remain available, but the school has sold all 5,600 season tickets for games at their 7,972-capacity arena. The Hurricanes (5-0) cracked the Top 25 this week and are ranked No. 15. Says coach Jim Larranaga: "It's the greatest feeling for every coach and player to now be in a position that every one of our games is a sellout." Season-ticket sales have more than doubled since Larranaga's first season in 2011-12, when Miami sold 2,251 season tickets. The previous high was 3,674 in 2013-14. The Hurricanes' next game is at home Friday against Northeastern.

  • Div. III team forfeits game in protest of coach's firing

    Updated: 10 min ago

    WAYNE, N.J. (AP) — A Division III basketball team forfeited a conference game to protest the firing of its coach, dressing and warming up before collectively walking off the court as the game was about to begin. William Paterson forefeited Monday night against Ramapo College in support of longtime coach Jose Rebimbas, who was in his 21st season. Remimbas declined comment on Wednesday, but said on Facebook on Sunday that he was fired because of a misunderstanding over facility rental fees for a camp he runs. Athletic director Sabrina Grant and athletic spokeswoman Heather Brocious did not immediately return calls seeking comment from The Associated Press. The school is closed because of the Thanksgiving holiday.

  • Ex Cowboys RB Joseph Randle arrested at Kansas casino

    Updated: 16 min ago

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Former Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle was jailed early Wednesday after an altercation at a Kansas casino. Randle was asked to leave the Kansas Star Casino in Mulvane late Tuesday after causing some unspecified concerns on the casino floor, said Fred Waller, an enforcement agent with the Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission. Randle left, but then returned. Randle started arguing with security officers, and a scuffle ensued, Waller said. Several agents had to restrain him and he was taken to the county jail. "He was belligerent and causing some problems on the casino floor," Waller said, citing the incident report. "The whys, I don't know." The Kansas Star Casino declined comment, sa

  • Family activity of the week: Cooking Thanksgiving meal together

    Herb Scribner, Deseret News | Updated: Mon, Nov 23, 2015

    You don't have to bear the entire burden of Thanksgiving dinner on your shoulders. Get the kids to help.

  • NY declares victory in Alzheimer's drug antitrust lawsuit

    Updated: 22 min ago

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's attorney general is dropping a lawsuit against a drug manufacturer after blocking what he said was an attempt to switch Alzheimer's patients to a newer patented drug. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (SHNEYE'-dur-muhn) had sued Allergan PLC to prevent the company from withdrawing Namenda, a popular Alzheimer's treatment, a few months before lower-cost generic drugs became available. Schniederman's office argued the move was timed to force patients onto a new patented drug Namenda XR instead of the generics. A federal judge agreed, requiring Allergan to continue distributing the older drug until generics were available.

  • Kansas State UConn Basketball

    Updated: 28 min ago

    Connecticut head coach Geno Auriemma during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Monday, Nov. 23, 2015, in Hartford, Conn.

  • The Latest: Bus drivers' danger premium condemned in Belgium

    Updated: 31 min ago

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The latest on the attacks in Paris and security alert in Brussels. All times local: 5:55 p.m. Regional authorities in Belgium have condemned a 50-euro ($53) a day "danger premium" for bus drivers who head for Brussels as the capital is under a maximum threat alert likely through the weekend. Regional transport minister Ben Weyts called it "a wrong signal" for a nation trying hard to regain a sense of normalcy after the threat alert was imposed early Saturday. Some drivers have been scared to go the capital over the past days, as raids have happened on an almost daily basis, and the prime minister said that the threat of an attack was "serious and imminent." "We put our kids on the bus to sc

  • Woman ordered to pay $600 for throwing rock at drone

    Updated: 33 min ago

    HARWICK, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania woman has been ordered to pay $600 for hurling driveway gravel at her next-door neighbor's drone. Mark Shock says he was finishing up a flight in Harwick on Aug. 30 when Martina Wlodarski hurled a stone and hit the remote-controlled aircraft. A video shows the drone going haywire after being hit. Shock says two blades flew off and nearly hit him in the face. Wlodarski says she was frightened by the 3.5-pound aircraft and acted in self-defense. Criminal mischief charges were dropped on Monday as the neighbors agreed that Wlodarski would pay Shock restitution.

  • Overnight fighting in contested Yemen province kills 47

    Updated: 38 min ago

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni security officials say overnight clashes between Shiite Houthi rebels and pro-government militias have killed 47 people, nearly all of them fighters. They say rebels stormed the town of Dabab late Tuesday. The town lies on a crucial supply route for pro-government forces in the western Taiz province. Securing Taiz would allow pro-government forces to march north to the rebel-held capital, Sanaa. The officials say two civilians were among the 47 killed in the fighting. Yemen's fighting pits the Houthis and army units loyal to a former president against the internationally recognized government, which is backed by a Saudi-led coalition.

  • Pope urges Kenyans to work for peace

    Updated: 38 min ago

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Brushing aside security concerns, Pope Francis arrived in Kenya on Wednesday on his first-ever trip to Africa and urged Kenyans to work for peace and forgiveness amid a wave of extremist violence on the continent that threatens to disrupt his trip. Francis was received upon arrival at Nairobi's airport by President Uhuru Kenyatta and a throng of traditional dancers and singers at the start of a six-day pilgrimage that will also take him to Uganda and the Central African Republic, a country wracked by fighting between Christians and Muslims. Asked en route if he was concerned about the violence, Francis responded with his typical wry humor: "I'm more worried about the mosquitoes.

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  • Some in military suspended for deadly Afghan hospital attack

    Updated: 41 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — American soldiers and airmen who killed and wounded dozens of civilians in a strike on an Afghanistan hospital violated U.S. rules of engagement and have been suspended as they await disciplinary action, military officials said Wednesday. Briefing reporters on the results of two investigations, Gen. John Campbell, the U.S. commander in Afghanistan, described an egregious series of human and technical failures that led a U.S. warplane to destroy a medical charity's hospital in northern Afghanistan last month. Campbell and other officials would not say how many people had been removed from their jobs nor whether anyone higher in the chain of command would be subject to discipline.

  • APTOPIX Tunisia Explosion

    Updated: 42 min ago

    A man places a bouquet of flowers on a police van, near the bus that exploded Tuesday in Tunis, Wednesday Nov.25, 2015. Tunisia's Interior Ministry says 10 kilograms (22 pounds) of military explosives were used in an attack on a bus carrying presidential guards that left at least 13 people dead.

  • Africa Pope Kenya

    Updated: 43 min ago

    Pope Francis speaks at Nairobi's State House, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015. Francis was received upon arrival Wednesday at Nairobi's airport by President Uhuru Kenyatta on the first leg of a six-day pilgrimage that will also take him to Uganda and the Central African Republic, a country torn by fighting between Christians and Muslims.

  • 6 months after tornado, some Delmont residents not giving up

    Updated: 43 min ago

    DELMONT, S.D. (AP) — Not everyone is giving up on Delmont. Six months after a tornado destroyed more than 40 homes in Delmont, some residents have stayed and are rebuilding. Construction projects can be seen around the town from Main Street to a farm two miles south of town, owned by Steven and Carolyn Peters. "(I'm) piecing things back together, trying to get back to some degree of what was before the storm," Steven Peters told The Daily Republic (http://bit.ly/1XeZiiu ). The family's home and farm equipment were almost completely destroyed during the May 10 twister. Now, Peters has three new grain bins, a shop, a garage and is planning on constructing a new home across the road to the south.

  • Court tosses defamation suits by founder of rock band Boston

    Updated: 44 min ago

    BOSTON (AP) — The highest court in Massachusetts has thrown out defamation lawsuits filed by the founder of the rock group Boston against the ex-wife of the band's late lead singer and the Boston Herald. Tom Scholz sued after the Herald published articles in which leader singer Brad Delp's ex-wife, Micki, made remarks that Scholz claimed could be construed as blaming him for Delp's 2007 suicide. A judge threw out the lawsuit against Micki Delp in 2011, but the state Appeals Court reinstated it. A different judge threw out Scholz's separate lawsuit against the Herald. On Wednesday, the Supreme Judicial Court found that Micki Delp's statements were opinions, so they couldn't form the basis of a defamation claim.

  • Tunisia Explosion

    Updated: 45 min ago

    A man places a bouquet of flowers on a police van, near the bus that exploded Tuesday in Tunis, Wednesday Nov.25, 2015. Tunisia's Interior Ministry says 10 kilograms (22 pounds) of military explosives were used in an attack on a bus carrying presidential guards that left at least 13 people dead.