Westbrook, Biles win athlete of year honors at The ESPYS

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Russell Westbrook won best male athlete at The ESPYS, while Olympic gymnast Simone Biles earned best female athlete honors Wednesday night. The 25th annual show honoring the past year’s top athletes and sports moments was hosted by Peyton Manning,...

Afghan girls will be allowed into US for robotics contest

AP Photo/Ahmad Seir WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials will allow a group of Afghan girls into the country to participate in an international robotics competition after President Donald Trump intervened, White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed Wednesday,...

AP Source: Cavaliers Agree To Terms With Cedi Osman

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Cavaliers have agreed to terms with Turkish forward Cedi Osman, a person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press. The Cavaliers drafted Osman in the second round in 2015 and their deal was confirmed by a person who spoke on the...

Lawsuit: Washington Cyberstalking Law Violates Free Speech

SEATTLE (AP) — A retired Air Force major is asking a federal court to declare Washington state’s cyberstalking law unconstitutional, saying he’s been threatened with prosecution — and up to a year in jail — for repeatedly making online posts that criticize a community...

Kenya: 6 police officers killed by herders in land invasions

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Six police officers have been killed by herders in volatile Laikipia County, where at least 40 people have died this year due to clashes over land, a Kenya police report said Wednesday. The herders from the Pokot Community opened fire at the Laikipia...
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Building where Sanders' wife was college president is sold

AP Photo/John Minchillo BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont building that housed a now-defunct college where U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders’ wife was president has been sold at auction. The Burlington Free Press reports People’s United Bank took ownership of the former...

Shia LaBeouf apologizes for racist tirade during arrest

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Shia LaBeouf has apologized for a racist tirade against officers who arrested him for public drunkenness last weekend in Georgia. The actor wrote in a statement posted on Twitter Wednesday that he has been publicly struggling with addiction for what he...

GOP Lawmakers Question Air Force About Ties To Defense Firm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Republican lawmakers are questioning the Air Force about alleged improprieties in the way it acquires multimillion-dollar aircraft. Reps. Ted Budd and Walter Jones say in a letter sent Wednesday to Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson that there may be a...

Police Release Arrest Video Of Buffalo Bills Player In Ohio

SHARONVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Police have released cruiser and body cam video of Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Adolphus Washington’s arrest in Ohio on a weapons charge. The Cincinnati native is accused of improperly carrying a concealed weapon outside a water park in...

Coal Ash Neighbors: Don’t Raise Rates As Pollution Lingers

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The nation’s largest electric company wants regulators to force consumers in North Carolina to pay nearly $200 million a year to clean up the toxic byproducts of burning coal. The request by Duke Energy Corp. doesn’t sit well with neighbors of the...