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Los Angeles County sheriff corruption case ends in mistrial

AP Photo/Brian Melley LOS ANGELES (AP) — The corruption case against former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca ended in a mistrial Thursday after jurors deadlocked 11-1 to acquit him on charges of trying to derail a federal investigation into inmate beatings by deputies....

AP Exclusive: Solo talks about future, fight for equal pay

AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer Hope Solo says she hopes that someday she can return to the U.S. women’s national team, but in the meantime she vows to keep fighting for equal pay for the players. The goalkeeper was handed a six-month suspension and her contract with U.S....

Australia police: Christmas Day bomb plot foiled, 5 detained

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Police in Australia have detained five men suspected of planning a series of Christmas Day bomb attacks in the heart of the country’s second-largest city, officials said Friday. The suspects had been inspired by the Islamic State group and...

Browns CB Joe Haden Reveals Groin Injuries, Need Surgeries

CLEVELAND (AP) — Joe Haden hasn’t been playing like Joe Haden this season, raising suspicions about the Browns’ two-time Pro Bowl cornerback. Once outstanding, he’s been ordinary. On Thursday, Haden explained why he’s not been himself. Asked about his...

The Latest: Hundreds Celebrate Oldest Gorilla’s Birthday

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on the world’s oldest gorilla turning 60 (all times local): 4 p.m. Hundreds of people have visited the Columbus Zoo to celebrate the 60th birthday of the world’s oldest gorilla. Crowds sang “Happy Birthday” to Colo Thursday...

Modern bumper might have mitigated September train crash

AP Photo/Julio Cortez HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — When a New Jersey Transit commuter train plowed off the end of a track in September, killing a woman standing in the Hoboken station and injuring more than 100 others, the last thing in its way was a concrete-and-steel bumper that...

Beloved Golden State Warriors fan 'Sweetie' dies at 107

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A 107-year-old Northern California woman who gained fame very late in life as an avid and gregarious fan of the Golden State Warriors died Thursday. Helen Brooks was better known as “Sweetie” and became a media darling last year after The...

1 Dead, 16 Hurt In Bus-SUV Crash In Northeastern Indiana

CHURUBUSCO, Ind. (AP) — Police say one man has died and 16 other people have been injured after a motor coach collided head-on with an SUV in northeastern Indiana. The Whitley County Sheriff’s Department says the SUV was traveling on U.S. 33 about 15 miles northwest of Fort...

Beloved 107-year-old Golden State Warriors fan dies

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A 107-year-old Northern California woman who gained fame very late in life as an avid and gregarious fan of the Golden State Warriors died Thursday. Helen Brooks was better known as “Sweetie” and became a media darling last year after The...

Column: Big-time college sports keeps falling on its face

AP Photo/Chuck Burton Grayson Allen sure picked a lousy week to take college sports on a bad trip down memory lane. The Duke junior has NBA-caliber talent but the lingering instincts of a playground bully. His nasty habit of taking down opponents even as they’re going by...