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Google building fleet of package-delivering drones

This undated image provided by Google shows a Project Wing drone vehicle during delivery. Google’s secretive research laboratory is trying to build a fleet of drones designed to bypass earthbound traffic so packages can be delivered to people more quickly. The ambitious...
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Poll: Parents uncomfortable with youth football

FILE – In this Dec. 6, 2013 file photo, Eastside Catholic quarterback Harley Kirsch, right, winces moments before being hit by Bellevue’s Ryan Bowman, left, in the second half of the Class 3A high school football championship in Tacoma, Wash. Nearly half of parents...

Buy a ticket? Psh! NFL teams selling memberships

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The change made by the Kansas City Chiefs a few years ago was subtle — one word, really — yet it ushered a pronounced change in the way the franchise viewed its most important fans. Season-ticket holders became known as...
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Rise in flags makes NFL defenders wary of contact

In this Aug. 15, 2014, photo, New Orleans Saints wide receiver Brandin Cooks (10) runes a route against Tennessee Titans cornerback Coty Sensabaugh during an NFL preseason football game in New Orleans. There has been a jump in the number of penalties called for illegal contact,...
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Royals score 6 runs in 8th to beat Twins 6-1

Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Phil Hughes throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Phil Hughes throws during the first inning of...

Deal reached to sell supermarket chain to ex-CEO

TEWKSBURY, Mass. (AP) — A New England supermarket chain that has been in turmoil for weeks over a workers’ revolt and customer boycott has announced that the former CEO will buy a majority stake in the business. Market Basket said in a statement late Wednesday that...

Boxer Jermain Taylor accused of shooting cousin

MAUMELLE, Ark. (AP) — Former middleweight boxing champion Jermain Taylor has been arrested on suspicion of domestic battery and assault in a shooting that wounded Taylor’s cousin at the boxer’s suburban Little Rock home, authorities said. “Mr. Taylor was...
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Auburn, Oregon dealing with key injuries

FILE – In this July 20, 2014, file photo, Duke’s Kelby Brown answers a question during a news conference at the Atlantic Coast Conference Football kickoff in Greensboro, N.C. The Blue Devils will be defending their ACC Coastal Division title without two key players....