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Sen. Flake faults GOP, Democrat partisanship for Trump rise

AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin PHOENIX (AP) — Republican Sen. Jeff Flake took his own party to task as well as Democrats, blaming both in a new book for the political gridlock that led to Donald Trump’s presidency and its current chaos. The debut of the Arizona...

With No Cupcakes Early, Ohio State Rushes To Get Ready

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said opening the season on the road against a Big Ten opponent brings another level of urgency to preseason practice. Usually there are lesser opponents scheduled for the first couple of games, which Meyer said gives the team a...

Few speak up on sex assaults, harassment at Aussie campuses

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A survey of Australian university students has found that half the respondents had been sexually harassed and almost one in 50 had been sexually assaulted, but few made formal complaints. The Australian Human Rights Commission survey released...

Supporters gather at Thai court before ex-PM defends self

BANGKOK (AP) — Supporters of former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra are gathering outside a court in Bangkok on Tuesday where she is to defend her management of a rice subsidy Thailand’s current military government says she grossly mishandled. Her bank accounts...

Dever’s 4 Hits Back Fister As Red Sox Beat Indians, 6-2

BOSTON (AP) — Doug Fister took a shutout into the eighth inning, rookie Rafael Devers went 4 for 4 and drove in a run and the Boston Red Sox beat the Cleveland Indians 6-2 on Monday night. Mookie Betts stopped his mini-slump by driving in three runs with two singles, and Eduardo...

Powerful Pacific typhoon could threaten Japan by weekend

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A powerful Pacific typhoon that intensified into the Northern Hemisphere’s strongest storm of the year but has since lost some of its punch could still threaten Japan by this weekend. Typhoon Noru on Tuesday was packing maximum sustained...

Grand Jury Declines Rape Charges Against Raiders’ Conley

CLEVELAND (AP) — A grand jury in Cleveland has decided not to charge Oakland Raiders rookie with any crimes after a rape investigation. Spokesman Ryan Miday of the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office said in a statement Monday that the grand jury declined all possible...

AP Explains: Threat of a bitcoin split avoided, for now

On the eve of a major change in bitcoin, a threat of a split in the digital currency has been avoided – for now. A move by users to force a change in the computer code by Monday has worked. A majority of “miners” – the core bitcoin users who verify bitcoin...

Reporter: Trump staffers might think twice about a tell-all

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Political reporter Robert Costa said White House staffers face no constraints if they want to write a tell-all about the Trump administration. But Costa, a Washington Post reporter and moderator of PBS’ “Washington Week,” said...

Scott Kelly binged 'Game of Thrones' during year in space

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Retired astronaut Scott Kelly spent one year in space on the International Space Station, but his thoughts were often with Westeros. Kelly says that while he was away, he saved “Game of Thrones” to watch and “it was so good, I...