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Harvick wins at New Hampshire to advance to 2nd round

Jimmie Johnson (48) keeps ahead of Kyle Larson (42) and Matt Kenseth (20) at the start of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Loudon, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — Kevin Harvick won Sunday at New Hampshire to earn a spot in the second round of the NASCAR Sprint Cup playoffs, pulling away off a restart a year after a late loss at the track.


At least 26 killed in Aleppo as UN meets over Syria

In this photo provided by the Syrian Civil Defense group known as the White Helmets, shows members of Civil Defense removing a dead body from under the rubble after airstrikes hit in Aleppo, Syria, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016. Syrian government forces captured a rebel-held area on the edge of Aleppo on Saturday, tightening their siege on opposition-held neighborhoods in the northern city as an ongoing wave of airstrikes destroyed more buildings. (Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP)BEIRUT (AP) — At least 26 civilians were killed in fresh government airstrikes on the contested city of Aleppo, Syrian activists said Sunday, as the United Nations Security Council convened an emergency meeting on the spiraling violence in Syria but failed to take any action because of deep divisions between Russia and the Western powers.


Protest goes peacefully outside Panthers game

Police officers stand outside Bank of America Stadium for an NFL football game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Carolina Panthers, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016. Extra security was posted outside the stadium in response to protests over the shooting death of a black man by a police officer on Sept. 20. (AP Photo/Skip Foreman)CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Chanting "No Justice! No Peace!" as they converged outside Bank of America Stadium, about 100 people peacefully demonstrated the fatal police shooting of a black man before the Carolina Panthers game Sunday.


AP Sources: LSU fires Miles, Cameron, promotes Orgeron

AP Sources: LSU fires Miles, Cameron, promotes OrgeronTwo people familiar with the decision say LSU has fired head football coach Les Miles and offensive coordinator Cam Cameron and promoted defensive line coach Ed Orgeron to interim head coach. The people ...


The Latest: Seahawks TE Jimmy Graham has big 1st half

Denver Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian (13) looks to hand off the ball to running back Devontae Booker (23) during the second half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Frank Victores)The Latest on the third week of the NFL season (all times Eastern):


Mall shooting suspect: 'Creepy,' multiple arrests, disputes

This late Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, image from video by KIRO7 photographer Jeff Ritter shows suspected Cascade Mall shooter Arcan Cetin at Skagit County Jail in Mount Vernon, Wash., after his arrest in Oak Harbor, Wash., earlier in the evening. Investigators on Sunday tried to piece together information on the 20-year-old suspect in the deadly Washington state mall shootings who was apprehended after a nearly 24-hour manhunt. (Jeff Ritter/KIRO7.com via AP)OAK HARBOR, Wash. (AP) — The 20-year-old man suspected of killing five people with a rifle at a Macy's makeup counter had had a string of run-ins with the law in recent years, including charges he assaulted his stepfather, and was described by a neighbor as so "creepy, rude and obnoxious" that she kept a Taser by her front door.


Aid delivered to four besieged towns in Syria: ICRCSeventy trucks of humanitarian aid were delivered on Sunday to four besieged towns in Syria for the first time in almost six months, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said. The aid organisation said convoys were delivered to Madaya and Zabdani near Damascus and to the villages of al Foua and Kefraya in Idlib province in the north west. Kefraya and al-Foua, in Idlib province in northwest Syria, have around 20,000 people, according to U.N. estimates, and have been surrounded by insurgents since April 2015.Vikings stop Newton, snap Panthers' home win streak 22-10

Minnesota Vikings' Sam Bradford (8) is congratulated by Jeremiah Sirles (78) after touchdown pass against the Carolina Panthers in the second half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings keep finding ways to overcome injuries —and keep finding ways to win football games.


Country singer Jean Shepard dies; was Grand Ole Opry stapleNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jean Shepard, "the grand lady of the Grand Ole Opry" who had a long recording career as an influential female in country music, died Sunday, according to an Opry spokeswoman. Shepard was 82.'Magnificent Seven' rides Denzel's star power to $35M debut

In this image released by Sony Pictures, Chris Pratt, right, and Denzel Washington appear in a scene from "The Magnificent Seven." Antoine Fuqua’s “The Magnificent Seven” remake rode the star power of Denzel Washington to an estimated $35 million debut, topping North American ticket sales over the weekend. (Sam Emerson/Sony Pictures via AP)NEW YORK (AP) — Movie stars don't open movies anymore? Tell that to Denzel Washington and Tom Hanks.


Young stars of social media fill Dolce&Gabbana front row

A model wears a creation for Dolce & Gabbana women's Spring-Summer 2017 collection, part of the Milan Fashion Week, unveiled in Milan, Italy, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)MILAN (AP) — Social media stars have brought a fresh buzz to Milan Fashion Week. As word of their whereabouts spreads, gaggles of fans gather outside the restaurant or show venue where they are gathered, hoping for the chance to get a selfie — the pixel version of the 15 minutes of fame.


Hart spoils Totti party, Lazio join scudetto chase

Torino's goalkeeper Joe Hart joined unfashionable Serie A side Torino in a bid to maintain his status as England's number one shot-stopperEngland goalkeeper Joe Hart upset the upcoming birthday celebrations of Francesco Totti in a 3-1 win for Torino over Roma as rivals Lazio brazenly joined the scudetto race Sunday. Ousted from Manchester City by Pep Guardiola last month, Hart joined unfashionable Serie A side Torino in a bid to maintain his status as England's number one shot-stopper. Having kept 'Granata' fans guessing during a few nervous displays in recent weeks, the on-loan City 'keeper was rock solid throughout at Torino's Stadio Olimpico where the only blot on his report card was Totti's 55th minute penalty for the visitors.


Atletico injuries overshadow Griezmann winner

Atletico Madrid's forward Antoine Griezmann (R) celebrates a goal on September 25, 2016Antoine Griezmann was Atletico Madrid's hero once more with the winner as last season's Champions League finalists moved third in La Liga with a 1-0 win over 10-man Deportivo la Coruna. Jose Maria Gimenez also had to be replaced in the first half with a groin injury and is set to miss Wednesday's huge Champions League clash with Bayern Munich. Atletico passed up a host of chances in the second half, but finally made the breakthrough 20 minutes from time when Griezmann tapped home his fifth goal of the season.


Bosnian Serbs vote overwhelmingly for holiday disputed by a top court

Supporters of the Alliance of Independent Social Democrats celebrate the results of a referendum over a disputed national holiday during an election rally in PaleBy Gordana Katana BANJA LUKA, Bosnia (Reuters) - Bosnian Serbs on Sunday voted overwhelmingly to keep their national holiday in a referendum held despite ethnically divided Bosnia's highest court ruling it illegal. Organizers in the autonomous Serb Republic part of Bosnia said that with 71 percent of the votes counted, 99.8 percent of voters had supported the Jan. 9 "Statehood Day" holiday, with turnout possibly as high as 60 percent. It coincides with a Serbian Orthodox Christian festival and also marks the Serb territory's 1992 secession from Bosnia, which triggered a bloody three-year war.


AP TOP 25: No. 8 Wisconsin moves up, LSU moves out of poll

AP TOP 25: No. 8 Wisconsin moves up, LSU moves out of pollWisconsin moved up to No. 8 in The Associated Press college football poll and LSU became the second preseason top-10 team to drop out of the rankings in the first month of the season. There were few changes ...


Europe beats Sweden 3-2 in OT, advances to World Cup finals

Team Europe's Tomas Tatar (21) scores a winning overtime goal against Team Sweden goaltender Henrik Lundqvist (30) in World Cup of Hockey semifinal action in Toronto, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)TORONTO (AP) — Tomas Tatar scored his second goal 3:43 into overtime, lifting Team Europe to a 3-2 win Sunday over Sweden in the World Cup of Hockey semifinals.


Bosnian Serbs vote in referendum banned by top court

Bosnian Serb Milorad Dodik, centre, President of the Bosnian Serb region of Republic of Srpska, Bosko Tomic, left, and Bosko Jugovic, right, greet supporters during celebrations after the result of the referendum in the Bosnian town of Pale, Bosnia, on Sunday Sept. 25, 2016. Sunday's vote asks residents of Republika Srpska whether to maintain a national holiday on Jan. 9, despite a ruling of Bosnia's constitutional court that the date discriminates against non-Serbs. (AP Photo/Amel Emric)BANJA LUKA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnian Serbs on Sunday voted in a referendum banned by the country's constitutional court, risking Western sanctions against their autonomous region and criminal charges against their leaders.


Miami Marlins ace Jose Fernandez dies in boating accident

Investigators look at a boat overturned on a jetty, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, off Miami Beach, Fla. Authorities said that Miami Marlins starting pitcher Jose Fernandez was one of three people killed in the boat crash early Sunday morning. Fernandez was 24. (AP Photo/Gaston De Cardenas)MIAMI (AP) — Jose Fernandez escaped from Cuba by boat on his fourth try as a teenager, and when his mother fell into the Yucatan Channel during the journey, he jumped in and pulled her out.


Protests remain peaceful outside Charlotte Panthers NFL game

This image made from video provided by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016 shows Keith Scott on the ground as police approach him in Charlotte, N.C., on Sept. 20, 2016. (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department via AP)CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Nightly protests have shaken the city of Charlotte since the shooting death of a black man by police last week, but Sunday's NFL game between the Carolina Panthers and the Minnesota Vikings managed to open without interruption.


Syrian poet Adonis says poetry 'can save Arab world'

Syrian poet and literary critic Ali Ahmed Saïd Esber aka "Adonis" who is a regular top contender for the Nobel literature prize was born to a farming family with no formal schooling in his early yearsNoted Syrian poet Adonis, whose name surfaces regularly as a top contender for the Nobel literature prize, says religious fanaticism is "destroying the heart of the Arab world", but sees salvation in poetry. "I'd never seen a car, electricity or a telephone till I was 13.


U.S. slams Russian 'barbarism' in Syria, Moscow says peace almost impossibleBy Michelle Nichols and Yara Bayoumy UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States on Sunday called Russia's action in Syria "barbarism," not counter-terrorism, while Moscow's U.N. envoy said ending the war "is almost an impossible task now" as Syrian government forces, backed by Moscow, bombed the city of Aleppo. The United Nations Security Council met on Sunday at the request of the United States, Britain and France to discuss the escalation of fighting in Aleppo following the announcement on Thursday of an offensive by the Syrian army to retake the city.Notre Dame fires defensive coordinator after 1-3 start

FILE - In an Aug. 29, 2014 file photo, Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly, right, talks with defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder during practice during media day for a NCAA football team in South Bend, Ind. It was announced Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, that Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly has fired defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder following a 1-3 start. The school tweeted a new release saying VanGorder is being replaced by defensive analyst Greg Hudson.(AP Photo/Joe Raymond, File)SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly fired defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder on Sunday, hours after an embarrassing 38-35 home loss to Duke dropped the Fighting Irish — who started the season ranked No. 10 — to 1-3.


Baseball world mourns boating death of Miami Marlins star Fernandez

NFL: Cleveland Browns at Miami DolphinsBy Zachary Fagenson MIAMI (Reuters) - Miami Marlins star Jose Fernandez, one of the most dominant pitchers in Major League Baseball and a hero to Miami's Cuban community, was killed in a boating crash early on Sunday in Florida, the U.S. Coast Guard said. Fernandez, who as a teenager survived harrowing conditions at sea as he fled Cuba to start a new life in the United States, was one of three men killed when a 32-foot boat collided with a rocky jetty off Miami Beach, the Coast Guard said.


The Latest: Pence calls for Charlotte shooting investigation

The Latest: Pence calls for Charlotte shooting investigationThe Latest on protests in Charlotte, North Carolina, over the fatal police shooting of a black man (all times local): 4 p.m. Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence says the American people deserve ...


4 wounded in shooting in Swedish city of MalmoSTOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish police say four people have been wounded in a shooting in Malmo, the country's third-largest city.The Latest: UN takes no action after arguments over Aleppo

The Latest: UN takes no action after arguments over AleppoThe Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local): 10:30 p.m. An emergency session of the U.N. Security Council on Syria has ended with no action taken as Russia clashed openly with representatives ...


Homemade bomb attack on Hungary police 'attempted execution'

Hungarian police officials investigate in Budapest after an explosion of unknown origin injured two passing police officers on September 25, 2016Hungarian police said Sunday that an explosion in downtown Budapest that seriously injured two of its officers was caused by a homemade, shrapnel-laden device intended to kill the pair. Detectives have launched a manhunt and opened an attempted murder inquiry following the incident late Saturday, Hungarian police chief Karoly Papp told a press conference. "Our police officers were the targets of the attack.


Marlins pitcher Fernandez dies in boating accident

Jose Fernandez of the Miami Marlins in action in a home game against the Washington Nationals on September 20, 2016Miami Marlins ace pitcher Jose Fernandez died early Sunday in a boating accident in Miami Beach, the Major League Baseball team announced. "The Miami Marlins organization is devastated by the tragic loss of Jose Fernandez," the club said in a statement. MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred also commented on the death of the 24-year-old, a rising star in the major leagues, who was once jailed in his native Cuba for trying to defect to realize his dream of playing professional baseball in America.


More abuse allegations against former USA Gymnastics doctorINDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A former USA Gymnastics team physician accused of sexually abusing at least two gymnasts faces 16 more abuse complaints at the university where he was a faculty member, according to a newspaper report on Sunday.Residents evacuate Cedar Rapids homes ahead of flooding

People view the flooding on the Cedar River in downtown Waterloo, Iowa, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016. (Brandon Pollock/The Courier via AP)CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Residents are leaving low-lying areas of Cedar Rapids, adhering to a request by authorities to clear out by 8 p.m. Sunday due to the risk of flooding from the rising Cedar River.


Pressure is on Clinton, Trump in first debate

As many as 90 million people are expected to tune in when Trump and Clinton face off at Hofstra University in New York just six weeks before the November 8 electionPressure mounted on Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump Sunday as they head into their first presidential debate with a new poll showing them in a dead heat. Mind games were on display as Trump threatened to invite Gennifer Flowers, a former lover of Bill Clinton, to watch Monday's high-stakes battle of wits from a front-row seat. Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway said it was meant to show the New York billionaire had ways "to get inside the head of Hillary Clinton" but she told CNN there were no plans to invite Flowers.


NFL quarterback Newton makes T-shirt protest after Charlotte shooting

Cam Newton of the Carolina Panthers wore a shirt during the pre-game warmup which read, "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere"Cam Newton wore a T-shirt with a famous quote by Martin Luther King Jr. during the pre-game warmup before the Carolina Panthers' National Football League game against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. There was a heavy police presence outside the Panthers' stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina after a fifth day of protests prompted by the fatal shooting of a black man, by a black police officer. "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere," the quote on the back of the Panthers star quarterback's shirt read.


Protesters march near NFL game after release of Charlotte shooting video

Marchers rally outside Bank of America stadium during an NFL game to protest the police shooting of Keith Scott in CharlotteA crowd of more than 100 chanted and marched outside an NFL game in Charlotte on Sunday, after the release of two videos showing the fatal shooting of a black man by police officers failed to quell nearly a week of protests in North Carolina's largest city. Angry protesters have filled the streets of Charlotte every day since the Tuesday killing of Keith Scott, 43, whom police said was armed when officers shot him. Sunday's gathering outside the stadium where the National Football League's Charlotte Panthers played and lost to the Minnesota Vikings was smaller than demonstrations earlier in the week.


Russia under fire at UN as air strikes pound Syria's Aleppo

A Syrian man walks past a bus set ablaze following a reported air strike in the rebel-held Salaheddin district of Aleppo on September 25, 2016Britain, France and the United States lashed out at Russia on Sunday over the worsening carnage in Syria as Syrian and Russian warplanes pounded Aleppo in one of the heaviest bombing raids of the five-year war. US Ambassador Samantha Power accused Russia of "barbarism" during a Security Council emergency meeting called to demand that Moscow rein in its ally, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, and halt the intense air strikes.


Gas prices up 4 cents to $2.25 a gallonCAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average price of gasoline in the U.S. has risen four cents over the past two weeks to $2.25 a gallon for regular grade.Motive sought in fatal shooting at Washington state mall after arrest

Burlington shooting suspect photo released by the Washington State Patrol(Reuters) - Investigators were working to determine what led a gunman to open fire and kill five people in a department store at a Washington state mall, police said on Sunday after arresting a 20-year-old suspect in the deadly rampage. Police took Turkish-born Arcan Cetin into custody on Saturday evening in Oak Harbor, about 30 miles (48 km) southwest of Burlington where the shooting occurred on Friday night. Cetin, who police said is a legal, permanent resident of the United States, is accused of opening fire in the cosmetics section of a Macy's department store at Cascade Mall, killing four women and a man.


Clinton, Trump buff foreign policy bona fides on debate eve

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu leaves in his vehicle after a meeting with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at Trump Tower, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump were meeting separately with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Sunday, giving the each candidate fresh bragging rights about their knowledge of foreign policy and readiness to lead the nation on the eve of their first presidential debate.


African elephants 'suffer worst decline in 25 years'

A report by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) put Africa's total elephant population at around 415,000, a decline of around 111,000 over the past decadeThe number of African elephants has dropped by around 111,000 in the past decade, a new report released Sunday at the Johannesburg conference on the wildlife trade said, blaming the plummeting figures on poaching. The revelation, the worst drop in 25 years, came amid disagreement on the second day of the global meet over the best way to improve the plight of Africa's elephants, targeted for their tusks. With Namibia and Zimbabwe, wanting to be allowed to sell ivory stockpiles accrued from natural deaths to fund community elephant conservation initiatives, Zimbabwe's Environment Minister Oppah Muchinguri rejected the "imperialistic policies" of opposing countries, branding them a "clear infringement on the sovereign rights of nations".


League reacts to death of one of game's brightest stars(The Sports Xchange) - Major League Baseball began mourning the loss of one of the game's brightest young stars, Miami Marlins All-Star Jose Fernandez. Fernandez, 24, was killed in a boating accident near Miami Beach early Sunday. The Marlins canceled their scheduled game against the Atlanta Braves.3 killed when 2 small planes collide, crash in New YorkNORTH COLLINS, N.Y. (AP) — Officials say three people have been killed following an air collision and crash of two small planes just south of Buffalo, New York.

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