US West's wildfires spark calls to thin tree-choked forests

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Wildfires that are blackening the American West in one of the nation’s worst fire seasons have ignited calls, including from Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, to thin forests that have become so choked with trees that they are at “powder keg...

Irma's life and demise: 2 weeks of destruction and fear

AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo WASHINGTON (AP) — Irma, which flattened some Caribbean islands and enveloped nearly all of Florida in its fury, no longer exists. The open Atlantic’s most powerful hurricane on record finally sputtered out as an ordinary rainstorm over Ohio...

A Tampa homecoming for Bears quarterback Mike Glennon

AP Photo/Michael Conroy LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — After a last-second loss to Atlanta in his Chicago Bears debut, quarterback Mike Glennon is more concerned with winning than making a point to friends. Glennon has a chance to do both Sunday against his former team when the...

The wait is on: Los Angeles wins 2028 Olympics

AP Photo/Richard Vogel LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Olympic cauldron blazing above the Coliseum gave it away: Los Angeles will host a third Olympics – in 2028. The news on Wednesday after a vote by the International Olympic Committee in Lima, Peru, was anticlimactic....

Texans LB Brian Cushing suspended 10 games by NFL

AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith Houston Texans linebacker Brian Cushing has been suspended for 10 games by the NFL for violating the league’s performance enhancers policy. It’s the second time Cushing has been suspended; he missed four games in 2010 under the same...
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The Latest: Judge bashes Shkreli's offer for Clinton's hair

AP Photo/Richard Drew NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on former pharmaceuticals company CEO Martin Shkreli (all times local): 6:30 p.m. A judge who revoked the bail of former pharmaceuticals company CEO Martin Shkreli (SHKREL’-ee) and had him taken to jail says his offer...

Best Buy says it will no longer sell Kaspersky software

NEW YORK (AP) — Best Buy says it will no longer sell software made by the Russian company Kaspersky Labs. Moscow-based Kaspersky makes anti-virus software for computers. On Wednesday, the U.S. government banned federal agencies from using it over concerns about the...

Ravens QB Flacco Feeling Good About Results In Delayed Debut

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — In his 2017 debut, Joe Flacco put up numbers unworthy of flowery superlatives. Under other circumstances, the quarterback’s statistics in Baltimore’s 20-0 victory over Cincinnati would be considered downright awful: Nine for 17 for 121 yards,...

Texans-Bengals Capsule

HOUSTON (0-1) at CINCINNATI (0-1) Thursday, 8:25 p.m. EDT, NFL Network OPENING LINE — Bengals by 3 RECORD VS. SPREAD — Houston 0-1, Cincinnati 0-1 SERIES RECORD — Texans lead 7-4 LAST MEETING — Texans beat Bengals 12-10, Dec. 24, 2016 LAST WEEK — Texans lost to Jaguars 29-7;...

Ohio Executes Man Convicted Of Back-to-back 1992 Killings

LUCASVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A man convicted of killing two people in back-to-back robberies in suburban Cleveland in 1992 was executed Wednesday as family members of his victims looked on. The prison system announced the time of death for Gary Otte as 10:54 a.m. following the...