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Top-ranked Djokovic, Serena Williams reach Cincy semifinals

MASON, Ohio (AP) — Novak Dkojovic and Serena Williams reached the semifinals in Cincinnati, moving the tournament’s top seeds a step closer to a title that’s been tough for them to win. Djokovic beat fifth-seeded Stan Wawrinka 6-4, 6-1 on Friday, knocking off the...
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Ronda Rousey will fight former boxer Holly Holm on Jan. 2

LOS ANGELES (AP) — UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey will take on former boxing champion Holly Holm in her next bout on Jan. 2. Rousey announced the matchup on ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Friday. The unbeaten 135-pound star’s attempt at a seventh...
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Washington’s Petersen says he informed Baylor coach about player

Washington coach Chris Petersen says he “thoroughly apprised” Baylor coach Art Briles about the circumstances of Sam Ukwuachu’s dismissal from Boise State, long before the player’s sexual assault conviction this week. A jury in Texas district court found...
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Autopsy: Suspect killed by St. Louis police was shot in back

ST. LOUIS (AP) — An autopsy showed that an 18-year-old who was shot and killed by an officer helping serve a search warrant in a violence-plagued neighborhood died from a single wound in the back, police said Friday. St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson cautioned that the location...
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Not guilty pleas entered for teens in Slender Man stabbing

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — A pair of 13-year-old girls accused of trying to kill their friend as a sacrifice to a horror fiction character called Slender Man sat silently in court Friday, prompting the judge to issue a not guilty plea on their behalf. Judge Michael Bohren also said...
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Washington tragedy highlights firefighters’ youth, passion

TWISP, Wash. (AP) — One was a college student for whom fighting fires was a summer job. Another had graduated and wanted to make firefighting his career. The third was already a professional firefighter who had gone back to school to earn his master’s degree. Tom...
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Thai police issue arrest warrant for ‘foreign’ bomb suspect

BANGKOK (AP) — Police in Thailand issued an arrest warrant on Wednesday for an “unidentified foreign man” shown in a security video leaving behind a backpack just minutes before a deadly bombing at a Bangkok shrine, but acknowledged they’re not sure he’s...
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Human rights group slams Egypt’s new anti-terrorism law

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s sweeping new counterterrorism law erodes basic rights and defines terrorism so broadly that it could encompass civil disobedience, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday. The New York-based group says in a report that the law, passed by President...
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Feds: Fogle sought sex with minors, had child pornography

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Longtime Subway pitchman Jared Fogle traveled to pay for sex acts with minors while he stayed in upscale hotels and received child pornography that he knew had been secretly produced by the former director of his charitable foundation, federal prosecutors...
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Trump reports for New York jury duty, takes campaign break

NEW YORK (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump took a break Monday from courting voters to go to court as a potential juror. Trump shook hands and fist-bumped bystanders as he reported for jury duty at a Manhattan court, arriving in a limousine. “The wall...