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Tribe rests regulars, loses to Tigers

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona is already thinking about the postseason. The Indians rested several of their regulars a day after clinching the AL Central and lost to the Detroit Tigers 6-4 Sunday as Jim Adduci homered and drove in a career-high four ...

Keselowski victorious in playoff opener, gets 500th for Penske

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Brad Keselowski raced to his third consecutive NASCAR Cup victory Sunday, persevering through a wreck-filled Sunday afternoon and roaring away from the field in overtime to claim the playoff opener. Keselowski secured team owner Roger Penske’s 500th victory across all ...

Carlson misses two OT field goals, Vikings tie Packers

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Daniel Carlson missed two field goals in overtime, including one from 35 yards as time expired, and the Vikings had to settle for a 29-29 tie after rallying from a late 13-point deficit. The rookie pushed his final kick wide right, just like his attempt from 49 ...

Stand up to bullies

Dear Annie: I go to school and often see some of my classmates who are considered “popular” teasing my classmates and friends. The victims always look very uncomfortable, and whenever the teasers are told to stop, they give the excuse, “I’m just joking. Calm down.” In my opinion, ...

Russian meddling abroad: Does Putin pull all the strings?

MOSCOW — As alleged Russian plots, conspiracies and crimes unfold against the West, prosecutors and pundits routinely blame Vladimir Putin or a circle of Kremlin insiders said to be acting on direct orders from the president. Putin may indeed have involvement in some shadowy schemes, but is ...

Deluged by Hurricane Matthew, rural town waits for Florence

LUMBERTON, N.C. — She takes a break from hauling rugs and family heirlooms into the attic to look out the front door and watch it rain and rain and rain some more. Nichole Worley studies the boarded-up house across the street and the creek just behind it that made it that way. It jumped its ...

How to measure a disaster like Florence

MIAMI (AP) — How do you measure a disaster like Florence? In sum, the storm is turning out to be every bit as devastating as forecasters expected, and it’s far from done, with trillions of gallons of rain still in the forecast, hundreds of people needing rescue, hundreds of thousands of ...

Have you herd? Moose, bighorn sheep pass along migration tips

NEW YORK — Looking for the best place to eat? Ask a local. Now scientists say that same insider knowledge shapes the springtime migrations of moose and bighorn sheep. Animals learn from experienced members of the herd about where to find the best food, building sort of a cultural know-how ...

Food deliveries are remaking school lunch

Rachel Harrington wants her children to have nutritious packed lunches to enjoy at school but she gets frustrated trying to create them. “Making lunches for my kids is one of my least favorite activities. I’d like to do it the night before, but that never happens,” said the mother of ...

Humans still heft groceries on-demand, for now

SAN JOSE, Calif. — A self-driving car that delivers your groceries seems like a great idea: a robot vehicle that uses artificial intelligence to replicate the service of yesteryear’s milkman and grocery store delivery kid. There are companies now working on the technology to make it a ...

The Wingarts

Don and Sara Wingart celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, at American Legion, New Riegel. The couple was wed Sept. 13, 1958, at St Patrick Church, Bascom. Sara is the the daughter of the late Walter and Lillian Kelbley and is a broker with Slate Real Estate ...

Network shaped by Moonves faces challenges without him

NEW YORK — For the past two decades, CBS may just as well have been called the Moonves Broadcasting System. Now it’s time to move on. Moonves, who was ousted last weekend as head of CBS Corp. amid a continuing investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct, began working as the ...

In ‘A Simple Favor,’ a vlogging mom with secrets

What evil lurks behind the mommy vlogger with an “oopsie jar”? Paul Feig’s “A Simple Favor” is a suburban noir about two mothers with grade-school kids that veers into “Gone Girl” territory before turning more sinister still, and heading for the darker realm of “Diabolique.” ...

Florence drenches Carolinas

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Blowing ashore with howling 90 mph winds, Florence splintered buildings, trapped hundreds of people and swamped entire communities along the Carolina coast Friday in what could be just the opening act in a watery, two-part, slow-motion disaster. At least four people ...

Survey shows some progress against opioid crisis

Figures from a U.S. government survey released Friday show some progress in the fight against the ongoing opioid addiction crisis with fewer people in 2017 using heroin for the first time compared to the previous year. The number of new users of heroin decreased from 170,000 in 2016 to 81,000 ...

Warming makes storms wetter, more intense

WASHINGTON — A warmer world makes for nastier hurricanes. They are wetter, possess more energy and intensify faster. Their storm surges are more destructive because climate change has already made the seas rise. And lately, the storms seem to be stalling more often and thus dumping more ...

Regulators watching toxic waste sites

Environmental regulators are monitoring more than three dozen toxic waste sites in the path of Hurricane Florence, as well as scores of low-lying water- and sewage-treatment plants at risk of flooding. The Environmental Protection Agency has identified 40 Superfund sites in threatened parts ...

Manafort pleads guilty, will cooperate with special counsel

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort agreed Friday to cooperate with the special counsel’s Russia investigation as he pleaded guilty to federal charges and avoided a second trial that could have exposed him to even greater punishment. The deal gives special ...

Yemenis in isolated district eat leaves to survive famine

CAIRO — Many families with starving children in an isolated pocket of northern Yemen have no food except the boiled leaves of local wild vine, a sign of how some are falling through the cracks of international relief efforts trying to prevent widespread death from famine around the ...

Emmy hosts Che, Jost ready for fun, politics

LOS ANGELES — Michael Che and Colin Jost, typically stuck behind a desk as “Saturday Night Live” news anchors, are moving to a grander setting Monday as Emmy Awards hosts. The comedians got in the mood at Thursday’s rollout of the traditional arrivals carpet — yellow-hued this time ...