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St. John's beats Molloy 71-43 behind Ponds, Ahmed

NEW YORK (AP) — Shamorie Ponds scored 14 points with six rebounds, Bashir Ahmed had five boards and 14 points and St. John's beat Division II Molloy 71-43 on Monday for its first 4-0 season start since 2014-15.<p>Marvin Clark II added 10 points and Justin Simon had seven points, 11 rebounds and nine …

College Basketball

Trump administration to send Haiti earthquake victims home in 2019

The Trump administration announced Monday it will end immigration protections for about 59,000 Haitians living in the United States in May 2019, concluding that conditions on the ground in the poverty-stricken Caribbean country have improved enough since a massive earthquake in 2010 for residents …


Colorado man killed while chasing dog on I-25

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — Authorities have identified the man who was struck and killed by a semi truck on Interstate 25 as 39-year-old Jason Schaefer of Las Vegas.<p>Schaefer died Sunday after chasing a dog on I-25 south of Harmony Road, according to Colorado State Patrol. He died of multiple blunt force …


Laughlin Air Force Base T-38 trainer jet crashes in Texas

SAN ANGELO, Texas — A military aircraft crashed near Lake Amistad on Monday afternoon, Laughlin Air Force Base confirmed.<p>The base released this statement just before 6 p.m. CT:<p>"An Air Force T-38 Talon assigned here at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, crashed at approximately 4 p.m. today …


No. 6 Wichita State rallies from 18 down to beat Cal 92-82

LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — Shaquille Morris scored 25 points, Landry Shamet added 23 and No. 6 Wichita State got the Maui Invitational off to a wild start by rallying from an 18-point deficit to beat California 92-82 on Monday.<p>Cal (2-2) used its pressure to harass the Shockers into mistakes and missed …

College Basketball

Tennessee judge rebuked for snipping jail time of inmates who got vasectomies, implants

NASHVILLE — A Tennessee judge who agreed to shave time off inmate's sentences if they agreed to receive vasectomies or other forms of birth control was publicly reprimanded by Tennessee judicial regulators.<p>In its Nov. 15 letter of reprimand, the Tennessee Board of Judicial Conduct suggested White …

Rights & Freedoms

Baig's best tech picks of 2017 will eat at your wallet

A social robot, versatile video game system, and, yep, the most expensive consumer smartphone on the planet.<p>These were among the standout products I’ve checked out these past 12 months. Though some of the entries on my chosen list made it on potential, and none are without flaws, each in its own …

Gear & Gadgets

Denzel Washington: 'Eyes are open' to harassment

Denzel Washington

Denzel Washington is 'Roman J. Israel, Esq.'

Denzel Washington

U.S. Justice dept. sues to block AT&T bid for Time Warner

U.S. Department of Justice

Mother to A-Rod's former girlfriend not impressed with his intelligence

The mother of Alex Rodriguez's former girlfriend told the <i>New York Daily News</i> that the former New York Yankees star was a nice guy, but not very smart.<p>Esther Wojcicki, the mother of Anne Wojcicki, who dated Rodriguez in 2016, said that because of his background, he wasn't much for good …

Met Gala

Titans focus on Colts after falling behind Jags in AFC South

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans no longer sit on top of the AFC South, and they are headed to a stadium where they have never won.<p>The Titans insist it's not a problem. Not as long as they stay focused on winning inside their division.<p>"We're 6-4, we're sitting in a perfect situation if …

AFC South

Calculating how many calories Thanksgiving dinner packs


One missing, nearly 40 hurt in cosmetics factory explosions, fire

NEW WINDSOR, N.Y. — Juan Pablo Marcos couldn’t see the fire when it started inside the Verla International cosmetics factory Monday.<p>But he heard the explosion. And he watched “all the people running and crying.” Some were still in tears hours later, as firefighters continued to fight the blaze and …

Orange County

Surging Hoosiers looking for final chapter on comeback trail

Tom Allen's words remain the same late in the season.<p>He is still talking about breakthrough wins, top 25-level defense and goals that Indiana can achieve. There's a bowl bid and a possible school record on the line this weekend at Purdue, and the timing of this year's Old Oaken Bucket game couldn't …

College Basketball

Germany falters on climate leadership

As Trump takes America offline, the world needs 'Climate Chancellor' Angela Merkel: Our view<p>After President Trump irresponsibly vowed in May to pull the United States out of the Paris climate agreement, German Chancellor Angela Merkel declared that other world powers would continue fighting the …


Everything you need to know about the Mexican cultural references in Pixar's 'Coco'

The filmmakers behind Pixar’s animated musical tale<i>Coco</i> (in theaters Wednesday) spent years traveling back and forth to Mexico for research purposes, all to make sure they were authentic in capturing the culture south of the border.<p>The biggest “head-scratcher” they’ve heard from Mexican people: …


Press secretary Sarah Sanders asked what reporters are thankful for — and Twitter replied

Trump spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders wants to know what you're thankful for.<p>Really.<p>On Monday, she requested that reporters answer before they asked their own questions. And reporters responded in kind.<p>"I'm thankful for life, I'm thankful for my children, I'm thankful for being in this job, I'm …

Dozens Hurt in NY Factory Blasts


Charlie Rose: 8 women say he groped them, paraded nude before them or made lewd calls

Charlie Rose, the longtime TV journalist who co-hosts <i>CBS This Morning</i>, contributes to <i>60 Minutes</i> and is best known for his PBS interview show, <i>Charlie Rose</i>, has just been added to the growing roster of deplorables: Men who have been accused of sexually harassing or assaulting the women they work with.<p>…

Charlie Rose

CBS uses crowd noise to drown out slur during NFL game in Mexico City

Viewers of the New England Patriots vs. Oakland Raiders game on CBS on Sunday didn't hear the gay slurs being chanted by people in the stands in Mexico City, because the network added crowd noise.<p>According to a report from OutSports, Mexico soccer fans chant gay slurs when opponents have free …

Mexico City

Why 'Justice League's subtle sexism made us miss the progressive 'Wonder Woman'

Remember watching <i>Wonder Woman</i>, and feeling so, well, wonderful?<p>It was empowering to see a woman deflect bullets and fall in love all while leading a superhero movie about humanity. The movie wasn't a bleak comic book film, but an action movie, coming-of-age story and period piece all in one. We …


As season slips away, Redskins coach Gruden upset by call

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Jay Gruden looked down at his podium Monday and haltingly began to discuss the blown, 15-point, late fourth-quarter lead and eventual overtime loss that dropped his Washington Redskins to 4-6 and almost definitively means the team is now playing for draft positioning rather than …

Jay Gruden

Sexual harassment troubles mount in statehouses around the country

NASHVILLE – When Kirsten Anderson submitted a memo detailing her concerns about sexual harassment at the Iowa Capitol, she expected comments about women in the office – their sex lives, breast sizes and the length of skirts worn by teenage pages – to stop.<p>Instead, Anderson was fired seven hours …


The best Black Friday appliance deals of 2017

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South Carolina can't hold execution because no one will sell state lethal injection drugs

South Carolina won’t be able to carry out its first execution in more than six years as scheduled next month because the state can't purchase the drug cocktail needed for lethal injection, officials said Monday.<p>The state’s Department of Corrections last week received an execution order from the …


Nesting season begins: Harriet, the famous Florida bald eagle, lays an egg

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. — Southwest Florida's most famous couple is expecting at least one offspring this year: Harriet the eagle laid an egg over the weekend.<p>Harriet and M15 nest here on land the Pritchett owns. They installed cameras in 2012 to give people all over the world an opportunity to see …


NYC Parade Balloon Inflation Gets Earlier Start


President Trump sticks it to Marshawn Lynch, but when will he stick to politics?

MEXICO CITY – There aren’t many built like Marshawn Lynch. The Oakland Raiders running back is a physical specimen, Beast Mode personified, and was once the most feared foot soldier in the National Football League.<p>Yet, for all that, still a soft and easy target for President Trump.<p>Trump went off on …

Marshawn Lynch

Colorado hits Uber with $8.9 million fine over shady drivers

SAN FRANCISCO — Uber was hit with an $8.9 million fine by Colorado's public utilities commission Monday, after regulators found that dozens of drivers were operating there despite often egregious criminal histories.<p>In a press release detailing the fine, Colorado officials said that 57 Uber drivers …