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  • Group says it gave hundreds of veterans free pot

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    DENVER (AP) — Hundreds of military veterans received free marijuana during a special giveaway in Denver designed to show that pot can help ease their pain. Members of Operation Grow4Vets said the Saturday event aimed to offer veterans an alternative to prescription drugs to help with anxiety, pain and other problems. The organization also says it gave out 400 bags of marijuana-infused products at the Denver Cannabis Giveaway. "We're really here to help them with their medical conditions," including post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury, the group's founder, Roger Martin, himself a veteran, told KDVR-TV ( ). "There's a wide variety of ailments. Anything that involves pain.

  • Dodgers beat Cubs 8-5

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — Matt Kemp homered and had four RBIs, Yasiel Puig scored a career-high four times and the NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers used six pitchers to beat the Chicago Cubs 8-5 on Sunday. Kemp had four hits for the Dodgers, who clinched a playoff berth on Friday and entered with a 3 1-2 game lead over the Giants in the NL West. Los Angeles pushed starter Dan Haren back a day so he could face San Francisco on Monday. The Dodgers instead used the bullpen. Jamey Wright made his first start since Sept. 1, 2013, with the Rays, allowing a run and three hits in two innings. Chris Perez (1-3) struck out two in 1 1-3 innings for his first victory since Aug. 14, 2013. And Kenley Jansen earned his 43rd save in 48 chanc

  • Kluber strikes out 14; Indians beat Twins 7-2

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Corey Kluber continues to dominate hitters when the Cleveland Indians need him most. Kluber struck out a career-high 14 hitters for the second straight start and the Indians didn't lose any ground in the playoff chase Sunday with a 7-2 win over the Minnesota Twins. Michael Bourn and Michael Brantley each had three hits for the Indians, who have won five of six. Cleveland is 3 1-2 games behind the second Wild Card spot, and is home to the Royals for three-plus games beginning Monday. In addition to Monday's regularly scheduled game, the teams must complete the Aug. 31 game in Kansas City that was suspended in the middle of the 10th inning due to rain with Cleveland up 4-2. "We know what's at st

  • Senate resolution opposes Canadian nuke waste plan

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Carl Levin has introduced a resolution urging the Obama administration to oppose a Canadian proposal to bury radioactive waste less than a mile from Lake Huron. A federal panel in Canada is taking testimony on the plan to store low- and intermediate-level waste from nuclear power plants in rock chambers more than 2,000 feet below the surface. Ontario Power Generation proposes storing low- and intermediate-level waste from nuclear power plants in rock chambers at a site in Kincardine, Ontario, about 140 miles north-northeast of Detroit. The utility has said that the lake would be protected.

  • Syria refugee flood to Turkey hits 100,000

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    KUCUK KENDIRCILER, Turkey (AP) — The 19-year-old Kurdish militant, who has been fighting the Islamic State group in Syria, brought his family across the border into Turkey to safety Sunday. But in the tranquility of a Turkish tea garden just miles from the frontier, Dalil Boras vowed to head back after nightfall to continue the fight. Pulling a wad of Syrian bills from his pocket, the young fighter — who has already lost a 17-year-old brother to the Islamic militants' brutal advance — said that if the Turkish border guards tried to stop him, money would persuade them.

  • Former Titans kicker Bironas killed in car crash

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Rob Bironas, who worked his way through odd jobs and the Arena Football League before becoming one of the NFL's most accurate kickers, died in a car crash. He was 36. The former Tennessee Titans player died Saturday night when he lost control on a curve in his 2009 GMC Yukon Denali and crashed after 11 p.m. less than a mile from home, Metro Nashville Police said. In a statement on the department website, police said his SUV was speeding when it went off the road and hit a line of trees before coming to a stop upside down in a culvert. Bironas was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. Police said there was no evidence of alcohol or drugs at the scene.

  • NYPD: 1 officer killed, 8 hurt in van crash

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — A 25-year-old rookie police officer was killed early Sunday and eight other officers were injured when their van crashed into a concrete barrier in the Bronx, police said. Officer Michael Williams was ejected from the right rear passenger seat window when the van struck the barrier, police said. He was pronounced dead at a hospital. The other officers were taken to hospitals with non-life threatening injuries. Speaking to reporters after visiting the injured officers, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Williams' dream was to be a New York Police Department officer. "I know we're all in a lot of pain today to lose a good young man who was just starting out," de Blasio said.

  • Study: Apple's new iPhones score big in durability

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Apple's new and bigger iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are more durable than last year's model and a leading Android phone, a study says. Apple's iPhone 6, whose screen measures 4.7 inches, did the best across a variety of tests that measures how prone smartphones are to break due to everyday accidents, according to SquareTrade, a company that provides extended protection plans. The iPhone Plus 6, whose screen measures 5.5 inches, wasn't far behind but lost points because it could slip out of a person's hand since some users may have a hard time gripping its large but slim form, SquareTrade says. The iPhone 5s, which measures 4 inches and came out last year, fared better than Samsung's Galaxy S5, which meas

  • Time line: 'Black mass' in Oklahoma City

    By Carla Hinton, Religion Editor | Published: Sun, Sep 21, 2014

    Time line: ‘Black mass’ in Oklahoma City

  • Pinal County residents back home after flooding

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) — Residents in Pinal County are back in their homes after they had to evacuate early Sunday morning because of the rising San Pedro River, authorities said. Pinal County Sheriff's Office communications supervisor Angelique Graham said the water has since receded and no residences were being threatened. But the flooding has left officials somewhat puzzled. "It's a fluke. It's not really in an area that normally floods," Graham said. Sheriff's officials initially planned to evacuate 15 homes located a few miles north of the town of Mammoth, in an area where 1-2 feet of water flowed over the river's banks. Only three homes were evacuated because one resident was disabled and the other homes had

  • Corrections Department declines to build new well system at prison to provide drinkable water to nearby residents

    By Graham Lee Brewer, Staff Writer | Updated: 12 hr ago

    A long sought-after agreement between the state Corrections Department and a local water district to build a new well system is at a standstill once again. Citing concerns over its legal authority to sell water, the department declined to build the system, which would have provided clean water to dozens of nearby residents.

  • Lampard equalizer denies former club Chelsea

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Frank Lampard made Chelsea pay for releasing him this summer after 13 years, scoring a trademark equalizer against his former club for Manchester City in a 1-1 draw between the two biggest contenders for the Premier League title on Sunday. Chelsea's four-match winning run to open the season was ended by its all-time record scorer, with Lampard arriving late in the box — as he did so often at Stamford Bridge — to sidefoot home in the 85th minute. Applauded on and off the pitch by Chelsea's traveling support, Lampard — keeping his head down — held his arm out in an attempt to hold off the advances of his joyous teammates and didn't celebrate his first goal for City.

  • Southwest flight makes emergency landing at LAX

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Southwest Airlines flight from Sacramento, California, had to make an emergency landing in Los Angeles Saturday after its wing flaps malfunctioned. Flight 1704 was safely diverted to Los Angeles International Airport on Saturday after "an indication of a performance issue" with its wing flaps as it approached Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, according to an airline spokesman. Flaps are part of the flight control system and impacts plane lift and speed. The spokesman said the system has built-in redundancies for safe operation in such a situation. It went to nearby LAX because the airport has a longer runway and a maintenance base where the plane can be serviced.

  • BC-AP Sports Digest

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    The supervisor is Fred Lief, followed by John Nicholson at 5 p.m. and Vin Cherwoo at 1 a.m. The New York sports desk can be reached at 800 845-8450, ext. 1630. Sports Photos, ext. 1918; graphics, ext. 7636; agate, ext. 1635. AP stories, and the photos that accompany them, also can be obtained from Reruns are available from the Service Desk (800 838-4616) or your local AP bureau. All times EDT. TOP STORY FBN--BRONCOS-SEAHAWKS SEATTLE — In a Super Bowl rematch, the Seahawks play the Broncos — only the sixth time Super Bowl teams from one season have met in the next. Denver (2-0) is looking to give a far better account of itself than it did in Seattle's 43-8 rout in February. Seattle (1-1) is

  • Manziel fools Ravens with trick play

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Johnny Manziel showed he can act on the field as well. Cleveland's hyped rookie quarterback fooled Baltimore's defense with a trick play in the second quarter on Sunday, but had his big gain after catching a pass called back by a penalty. After replacing starter Brian Hoyer and handing off on a running play, Manziel appeared to be leaving the field when he ran toward the sideline. He stopped a little short of the sideline, and with his back to the action, pretended to have an animated conversation with offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan when the ball was snapped. Shanahan, who was keeping an eye on what was going on behind Manziel, told him, "'Go," and No. 2 took off.

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    Helen Ford Wallace | Updated: 14 hr ago

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  • East Carolina, Mississippi St move into AP Top 25

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    East Carolina is ranked in The Associated Press college football poll for the first time since 2008 and Mississippi State moved into the Top 25 for the first time in two seasons after breaking a long losing streak against LSU. The top seven teams are the same as last week, starting with No. 1 Florida State, which escaped 23-17 in overtime against Clemson on Saturday night. The Pirates are No. 23 after a record-setting 70-41 victory against North Carolina. ECU has beaten Atlantic Coast Conference teams the past two weeks after winning at Virginia Tech. The Pirates were last ranked Sept. 21, 2008. That team finished 9-5 and won Conference USA. East Carolina (3-1) is in its first season in the American Athletic Conference.

  • Some California wells run dry amid drought

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    EAST PORTERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds of domestic wells in California's drought-parched Central Valley farming region have run dry, leaving many residents to rely on donated bottles of drinking water to get by. Girl Scouts have set up collection points while local charities are searching for money to install tanks next to homes. Officials truck in water for families in greatest need and put a large tank in front of the local firehouse for residents to fill up with water for bathing and flushing toilets. About 290 families in East Porterville — a poor, largely Hispanic town of about 7,000 residents nestled against the Sierra Nevada foothills — have said their shallow wells are depleted.

  • Hamilton wins in Singapore, takes F1 title lead

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    SINGAPORE (AP) — For Nico Rosberg, early retirement from the Singapore Grand Prix was painful. Seeing his Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton win the race and snatch back the championship lead was agonizing. Hamilton won his seventh race of the season Sunday to move to 241 points, ahead of Rosberg on 238 with five races left. The advantage is thin but the Briton carries all the momentum after back-to-back victories and Rosberg's hopes of his first F1 title are diminishing. Hamilton started from pole position and led comfortably for much of the race but was forced into a late pit-stop, briefly giving up the race lead to Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel, before he passed the German seven laps from the finish to win by 13.5 seconds at

  • What's it like: To contract sepsis

    By Jaclyn Cosgrove, Staff Writer | Updated: 17 hr ago

    A person with an infection might develop a serious medical condition called sepsis, where the body overreacts to fighting that infection. There is no “cure” for sepsis or septic shock, and death rates often are high.