South Carolina on cusp of having tougher abortion law

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina is on the cusp of passing a bill prohibiting nearly all abortions past 19 weeks of pregnancy, making it the latest of 15 states to pass restrictive bans whose constitutionality has yet to be ruled on by the U.S. Supreme Court. A...

The Latest: ICE says it “erroneously issued” detainer order

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on the man suspected of killing four men in Kansas City, Kansas, and a fifth man in central Missouri. (all times local): 3:56 p.m. The federal agency that handles immigration says it made a mistake when it sent a September order to detain...

Air Force vet guilty of trying to join Islamic State group

NEW YORK (AP) — A U.S. Air Force veteran was convicted Wednesday of terrorism charges for attempting to join the Islamic State group and die a martyr, the first verdict from more than 70 cases the government has brought against Americans accused of trying to support the...

Rangers slugger Fielder sent home for sleep study

AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Rangers slugger Prince Fielder returned to Texas on Wednesday to take part in a sleep study after having trouble getting rest during spring training. The study is supposed to last 48 hours. Fielder is expected back in camp by...

Broncos hurting, Panthers healing in early free agency

AP Photo/David Zalubowski While the Super Bowl winner lost its second quarterback in less than a week, the loser of the big game held on to two key performers. With Peyton Manning retired, his supposed successor Brock Osweiler heading to Houston, defensive end Malik Jackson going...

Bucs re-sign All-Pro running back Doug Martin

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — All-Pro running back Doug Martin is staying in Tampa, re-signing for five seasons. The top player at his position on the market, Martin will get more than $35 million, with $15 million guaranteed. Martin, 27, has had two outstanding seasons with the...
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After Trump endorsement, NASCAR leader faces the fallout

AP Photo/Andrew Harnik CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — When Brian France endorsed Donald Trump for president, the chairman and chief executive of NASCAR thought of it as nothing more than a “routine endorsement.” He’s been dealing with the fallout ever since....

Brazilian percussionist Nana Vasconcelos dies at age 71

SAO PAULO (AP) — Acclaimed Brazilian percussionist Nana Vasconcelos has died at age 71. The eight-time Grammy Award-winner worked over the decades with well-known musicians such as Milton Nascimento. Vasconcelos died of lung cancer on Wednesday in the northeastern city of...

Cast of Broadway hit ‘Hamilton’ to perform at White House

NEW YORK (AP) — The cast of the mega-hit Broadway show “Hamilton” will make a quick trip to the White House on Monday to perform songs from the show for the first family and answer questions from school children. Lin-Manuel Miranda, the show’s writer and...

Amazon Leases 20 Jets To Build Out Logistics Network

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is taking to the skies. The e-commerce powerhouse has finalized an agreement to lease 20 Boeing jets from Air Transport Services Group Inc. as it builds out its U.S. delivery capabilities. Amazon has been investing heavily in its shipping infrastructure,...