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October 22, 2017 - 2:44 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Julian Edelman may be out of the New England Patriots lineup with a season-ending knee injury, but fans can still get their fill of the star receiver when his new book goes on sale. His memoir, "Relentless ," co-written by Boston sportswriter Tom Curran, is available starting Tuesday...
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Notre Dame team members sing with students after an NCAA college football game against Southern California, Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, in South Bend, Ind. Notre Dame won 49-14. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
October 22, 2017 - 2:43 pm
Notre Dame cracked the top 10 of The Associated Press college football poll for the first time this season, coming in at No. 9, and Michigan fell out of the rankings for the first time in two years. As week after a rash of upsets gave the poll a shake-up, the first eight teams in the Top 25...
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A banner reading "justice" opens a rally in Malta to honor an anti-corruption reporter Daphne Caruana Galizia, killed by a car bomb on Oct. 16, in the capital city of Malta, Valletta, Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Rene Rossignaud)
October 22, 2017 - 2:32 pm
VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Several thousand Maltese citizens rallied Sunday to honor an investigative journalist killed by a car bomb, but the prime minister and opposition leader who were chief targets of Daphne Caruana Galizia's reporting stayed away from the gathering. Participants at the rally in...
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October 22, 2017 - 2:28 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A collection of radio telescopes that spans thousands of miles and is remotely operated from central New Mexico has measured a span of 66,000 light-years (one light-year is equal to 6 trillion miles) from Earth across the Milky Way's center to a star-forming area near the...
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New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) warms up before an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers, Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)
October 22, 2017 - 2:25 pm
The Latest from week 7 of the NFL regular season (all times Eastern): 2:13 p.m. The Indianapolis Colts have lost safety Malik Hooker, their first-round draft pick, late in the first half with what appears to be an injured right knee. Hooker was injured on a 50-yard pass play from Blake Bortles to...
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October 22, 2017 - 2:24 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — The city of Jerusalem says it plans to move ahead with the construction of dozens of new settler homes in a predominantly Arab area of east Jerusalem. The municipality said in a statement Sunday it plans to grant approval this week to 176 housing units in the Nof Zion neighborhood...
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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, leader of the Liberal Democratic Party, answers a question from reporter during a TV interview on the ballot counting of the parliamentary lower house election at the party headquarters in Tokyo, Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017. Japanese media projected shortly after polls closed that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition would win a clear majority in national elections.(AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
October 22, 2017 - 2:20 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's ruling coalition appeared headed to an impressive win in national elections on Sunday, in what would represent an endorsement for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's nearly five-year leadership. A victory would boost Abe's chances of winning another three-year term next September as...
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Demonstrators take part at a protest against the National Court's decision to imprison civil society leaders, in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017. The Spanish government moved decisively Saturday to use a previously untapped constitutional power so it can take control of Catalonia and derail the independence movement led by separatist politicians in the prosperous industrial region.(AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
October 22, 2017 - 1:41 pm
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy left the nation breathless when he announced the steps he wants to take to crush the separatist movement in the prosperous Catalonia region. Rajoy called on Spain's Senate on Saturday to trigger a previously untapped section of the Spain...
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October 22, 2017 - 1:21 pm
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The Latest on Zimbabwe's president and the World Health Organization (all times local): 7:15 p.m. The decision by the World Health Organization's director-general Tedros Ghebreyesus to revoke his appointment of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as a "goodwill ambassador" has...
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October 22, 2017 - 1:09 pm
CAIRO (AP) — A Yemeni journalist has been denied a visa to the United States where she is set to receive a press award, said the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists. The CPJ said that prominent Yemeni journalist Afrah Nasser may not be able to attend the Nov. 15 ceremony to receive the...
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