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Down 3-0 in NLCS, slumping Cardinals make lineup changes

WASHINGTON (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Shildt has benched Dexter Fowler and made several other changes to his slumping lineup for Game 4 of the NL Championship Series against the Washington Nationals. The Cardinals enter Tuesday night’s game having scored a grand total of two runs and managed just 11 hits while falling […]
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Rights groups call on Egypt authorities to free journalist

NEW YORK (AP) — The Committee to Protect Journalists and Amnesty International are calling for the Egyptian government to release a journalist who they say has been detained by security officials, and investigate allegations that she has been beaten and tortured in custody. The groups said Esraa Abdel Fattah, a writer and human rights activist […]
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Chicago officer convicted of murder resigns from department

CHICAGO (AP) — A white Chicago police officer convicted of killing black teenager Laquan McDonald has resigned from the department. Chicago Police Department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says Jason Van Dyke formally resigned last week. The department moved to fire Van Dyke for shooting the 17-year-old McDonald in 2014. The process that began in 2015 was […]
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Lakers’ Anthony Davis grateful thumb injury isn’t serious

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Anthony Davis hopes to return to the Los Angeles Lakers’ lineup for their next preseason game after confirming his thumb injury isn’t serious. Davis went through a full practice with the Lakers on Tuesday. The Lakers’ superstar newcomer jammed his thumb while playing in an exhibition game in China last […]
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WVU defense leans on youngsters with No. 5 Sooners looming

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia’s defense has turned to a group of freshmen to shore up a depleted unit during the most difficult part of the schedule. West Virginia used safety Tykee Smith and cornerbacks Nicktroy Fortune and Tae Mayo in a 38-14 loss to Iowa State on Saturday. The youngsters will be counted […]
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Schilling won’t run for Arizona congressional seat

PHOENIX (AP) — Former major league pitcher Curt Schilling says he’s decided not to run for Congress. Schilling told a Phoenix sports radio station Tuesday that he decided not to run because of “things that have been said and done” to his wife and children since he announced he was thinking about challenging Democratic Rep. […]
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Sondland prepared to deny he was warned about Ukraine work

WASHINGTON (AP) — Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union, is prepared to tell lawmakers this week that top White House national security officials never personally raised concerns with him about his dealings with Rudy Giuliani in Ukraine, a person familiar with his account told The Associated Press on Tuesday. That statement would […]
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No. 19 SMU undefeated with Buechele and others who came home

DALLAS (AP) — Shane Buechele is having the kind of season so many envisioned after the quarterback started all 12 games as a true freshman in the Big 12 Conference three years ago. While still in Texas, Buechele is closer to home with undefeated No. 19 SMU, where he is among 15 players who were […]
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Intel to pay $5M to settle pay discrimination allegations

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Labor Department says it has reached a $5 million settlement with chip maker Intel Corp. over allegations of pay discrimination against its female, African American and Hispanic employees. As part of the agreement, Intel will pay $3.5 million in back wages and interest. It is also allocating at least $1.5 […]
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Saints defensive back P.J. Williams suspended 2 games

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints defensive back P.J. Williams has been suspended two games for a violation of the NFL’s substance abuse policy. The league said in a statement Tuesday that Williams is suspended immediately and will be available to return to the Saints after the club’s Week 8 game against Arizona. The statement does […]
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Bust of Orville Wright found on North Carolina beach

KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. (AP) — The National Park Service says a bust of Orville Wright that was stolen from the Wright Brothers National Memorial on the North Carolina coast has been found. A news release from the park service Tuesday says a visitor to the beach at Kill Devil Hills called authorities in Dare […]
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Astros fan arrested, accused of slapping Yankees fan at ALCS

HOUSTON (AP) — An Astros fan is facing an assault charge after being accused by authorities of slapping a New York Yankees fan after the two got into an argument at Houston’s Minute Maid Park during the second game of the American League Championship Series. James Dinkins was arrested on the misdemeanor charge after police […]
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Patriots re-sign TE Ben Watson, release QB Cody Kessler

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Patriots have signed tight ends Ben Watson and Eric Tomlinson and released quarterback Cody Kessler. New England announced the moves on Tuesday. Watson rejoins the team less than a week after being released. Tomlinson joins the Patriots after stints with the Eagles, Texans, Jets and Giants. He played three games […]
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California Will Pay $12M For Roads Damaged In Oroville Dam Crisis

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s water resources agency has agreed to pay a Northern California county $12 million to repair roads after a crisis at the country’s tallest dam forced nearly 200,000 people to evacuate in 2017. The state Department of Water Resources and Butte County announced the settlement Tuesday, more than two years after spillways at the Oroville Dam crumbled and fell away during heavy rains. The repairs resulted in heavy truck traffic that damaged Butte County roads. Bu...
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Lazard ‘fulfills journey’ in standout effort against Lions

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Allen Lazard wasn’t even on the Packers’ initial 53-man roster. The 6-foot-5 receiver was cut before the season, signed to the practice squad, only to end up on the roster in short order. But on Monday night, Green Bay needed Lazard, and the undrafted second-year pro delivered with a career-high […]
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Yedlin, Bradley, Steffen, Long enter US lineup vs Canada

TORONTO (AP) — U.S. coach Gregg Berhalter made four changes for a CONCACAF Nations League match at Canada, inserting goalkeeper Zack Steffen, right back DeAndre Yedlin, central defender Aaron Long and midfielder Michael Bradley. Holdovers for Tuesday night’s game included central defender Tim Ream, left back Daniel Lovitz, midfielders Weston McKennie, Christian Pulisic and Cristian […]
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Oklahoma regent resigns over role representing drug maker

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A member of the board that oversees Oklahoma’s 25 state colleges and universities is stepping down after facing criticism over his role representing drugmaker Johnson & Johnson in its legal fight with the state over the opioid crisis. Attorney Andrew Lester announced his resignation on Tuesday from the nine-member Oklahoma State […]
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Serial stowaway held without bond for violating probation

CHICAGO (AP) — A 67-year-old woman with a history of sneaking onto flights is being held without bond for her latest attempt at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. In March, Cook County Circuit Judge Peggy Chiampas sentenced Marilyn Hartman to 18 months of probation for trespassing after she tried to board an airliner at O’Hare bound […]
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Plate umpire Jeff Nelson leaves ALCS Game 3 with concussion

NEW YORK (AP) — Plate umpire Jeff Nelson left Game 3 of the AL Championship Series with a concussion after taking a pair of foul tips off the mask, causing a 16-minute delay at Yankee Stadium. Nelson was struck by a foul off the bat of Houston’s Yuli Gurriel in the third inning on Tuesday […]
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Organizers of popular Iowa bike ride cut ties with newspaper

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Organizers of the popular summer bike ride across Iowa are cutting ties with its longtime sponsor, the Des Moines Register, amid backlash over the newspaper’s handling of a story. The four staff members who work full-time running the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa resigned on Tuesday. The group […]
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Synagogue attack defendant says offer of plea would end case

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Lawyers for the man accused of shooting to death 11 worshippers in a Pittsburgh synagogue last year said in a filing Tuesday that the case would be over if federal prosecutors had accepted his offer to plead guilty in return for life-without-parole. Lawyers for Tree of Life shooting defendant Robert Bowers made […]
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Gina Rodriguez apologizes for singing N-word lyric

NEW YORK (AP) — Gina Rodriguez has apologized for singing along on her Instagram story to a Fugees verse that includes the N-word. The “Jane the Virgin” actress deleted the short video she posted Tuesday and replaced it with her apology, but not before memes and other backlash ensued. Rodriguez said in her apology she’s […]
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Jimmy’s era: Butler arrives in Miami, and Heat hopes soar

MIAMI (AP) — Jimmy Butler wants this made clear: He is not in Miami to be the next Dwyane Wade. He wanted to be in Miami to honor his retired friend’s legacy — and pick up where Wade left off. Wade’s “one last dance” is over, his retirement has come after 16 seasons and now […]
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United Airlines posts $1 billion profit on summer travel

DALLAS (AP) — Cheaper jet fuel and slightly higher fares helped United Airlines boost third-quarter profit 23% to $1 billion. The results released Tuesday were better than Wall Street expected, and United raised its forecast of full-year profit. United indicated that demand for leisure and business travel is holding up well despite concern about the […]
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US officials say they’ll carry out Lithuanian’s extradition

CHICAGO (AP) — Authorities say they are proceeding with the extradition of a former Lithuanian judge and parliamentarian jailed in Chicago after the Supreme Court refused to hear her appeal. A Tuesday court filing by Chicago federal prosecutors says there are no longer any hurdles to extraditing Neringa Venckiene (vehn-KEE’-ehn-nay). The high court announced its […]
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Spain qualifies for Euro 2020 with stoppage-time goal

MADRID (AP) — With an equalizer in stoppage time, Spain earned the point it needed against Sweden to qualify for the 2020 European Championship on Tuesday, while Ireland missed its chance to seal a spot in next year’s tournament by losing to Switzerland. Already qualified Italy routed Liechtenstein 5-0 for a record-equaling ninth straight win. […]
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Young Denver Nuggets set sights much higher this season

DENVER (AP) — The Nuggets didn’t make major upgrades over the summer like so many of their Western Conference opponents, and they’re fine with that — they figure Denver will turn into a desired destination soon enough. The Nuggets return a young corps that won 54 games last season and came within four points of […]
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Missouri appeals court overturns $110 million talc verdict

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Missouri appeals court has overturned a $110 million verdict in a case alleging that Johnson & Johnson products containing talcum powder caused a Virginia woman’s ovarian cancer. The appeals court ruling Tuesday reversed a 2017 judgment on behalf of Lois Slemp. She is among many women whose lawsuits have claimed […]
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Turkish bank charged with evading US sanctions on Iran

NEW YORK (AP) — A major Turkish bank has been criminally charged in an indictment with participating in a multibillion-dollar scheme to evade U.S. sanctions against Iran. The charges against Halkbank, a state-owned bank, were announced Tuesday by federal authorities. In a release, U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman says senior bank officials designed and carried […]
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Sentencing delayed for LSU student convicted in hazing death

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A sentencing hearing has been postponed for a former Louisiana State University student convicted in the hazing death a Phi Delta Theta fraternity pledge. The Advocate reports 21-year-old Matthew Naquin was scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday for negligent homicide in the 2017 death of 18-year-old Max Gruver of Roswell, Georgia. […]
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