Mississippi's Luke earns his dream job, but in a tough spot

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — One of new Mississippi coach Matt Luke’s vivid childhood memories is seeing his dad’s Ole Miss helmet – No. 35 – hanging in the family’s den. Then there were the years his family drove five hours each way between Gulfport,...
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In Google vs. the EU, a $2.7B fine could just be the start

AP Photo/Mark Lennihan SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google’s parent company Alphabet can easily afford the $2.7 billion write-down it’s taking to cover a big antitrust fine in Europe. But it might find it harder to shrug off the rest of the European regulatory assault...

New roller coaster coming for Harry Potter theme park

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is getting a little more thrilling at Universal Orlando Resort. The theme park resort announced Monday that it would be building a new roller coaster that will showcase favorite characters from J.K. Rowling’s...

Big Ten Announces New TV Deals With FOX, ESPN And CBS

CHICAGO (AP) — The Big Ten Network will triple its prime-time national TV exposure during football season and add more basketball games in the time slot, thanks to new deals with broadcast partners FOX, ABC/ESPN and CBS. Commissioner Jim Delany made the announcements at the...

Chinese National Charged With Leading Ivory Smuggling Ring

BOSTON (AP) — A Chinese national has been arraigned in federal court in Boston on charges he led a conspiracy to illegally smuggle $700,000 worth of goods made from banned rhinoceros horn, elephant ivory and coral. Guan Zong Chen was arrested last year while traveling from China...

Judge Oks deal to spare life of dog that got disputed pardon

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A judge on Monday signed off on a deal to spare the life of a dog that got a disputed pardon from Maine’s governor. Under the deal, the Alaskan husky named Dakota will be sent to a veterinary hospital for training, the Kennebec Journal reported...

Burr-Hamilton? Angry lawmaker singles out 'female senators'

AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin WASHINGTON (AP) — Passions are running high on Capitol Hill – but pistols at 10 paces over health care? GOP Rep. Blake Farenthold of Texas is angry with some fellow Republicans in the Senate who are balking at parts of legislation to overturn...

The Who’s Roger Daltrey Visits Teenage Cancer Patients

CLEVELAND (AP) — Hall of Fame rocker Roger Daltrey is raising awareness for teenage cancer by visiting patients and their families. The Who’s front man is touring Rainbow Babies Hospital on Monday and meeting with youngsters fighting the disease. Daltrey is a longtime...
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Google parent books $2.7B fine as European fight looms

AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google parent Alphabet is taking a $2.7 billion write-down to cover a large fine EU antitrust enforcers assessed in June . While the search giant can shrug off the cost, uncertainty lingers over its ability to operate freely...

'Game of Thrones' actor who played Hodor DJs in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The actor who played a gentle giant named Hodor in the HBO show “Game of Thrones” has made his Las Vegas pool party debut. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports (http://bit.ly/2v0Ymq3 ) Irish actor Kristian Nairn performed as the DJ on Sunday at...