NFL: Brady intercepted twice, Dolphins beat Patriots

By STEVEN WINE AP Sports Writer MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — Tom Brady was intercepted twice by Xavien Howard and held without a third-down conversion Monday night, and the Miami Dolphins snapped the New England Patriots’ eight-game winning streak with a surprising 27-20 victory. The...

NFL: Browns’ Jackson thinks job not in jeopardy — for now

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND — Once Hue Jackson stopped laughing, he got serious. A day after dropping to 0-13 for the second straight season and 1-28 in his two years coaching the Browns, Jackson said he doesn’t believe a report that new Cleveland general manager...

Baseball: Marlins send Stanton to Yankees

By RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Writer LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Giancarlo Stanton eased his 6-foot-6 frame into a pinstriped No. 27 jersey, ready to join 6-foot-7 Aaron Judge as the Towers of Power on the resurgent New York Yankees. “They’re winners,” Stanton said after his trade from...

Russia: Athletes want to compete at Pyeongchang

By JAMES ELLINGWORTH AP Sports Writer MOSCOW — Russian athletes are overwhelmingly in favor of competing at the upcoming Pyeongchang Games despite a ban on the national team, the country’s Olympic committee said Monday. Sofia Velikaya said the Russian Olympic Committee...

Israeli, French leaders tangle over Jerusalem decision by U.S.

By JOSEF FEDERMAN and TIA GOLDENBERG Associated Press JERUSALEM — The French and Israeli leaders sparred verbally Sunday over the U.S. decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, while new violence rippled across the region following the move by U.S. President Donald...

U.S. Nobel laureate worries politics could undermine science

By DAVID KEYTON and JIM HEINTZ Associated Press STOCKHOLM — An American researcher who shared this year’s Nobel Prize for medicine bluntly criticized political developments at home in his address at the awards’ gala banquet Sunday night. Michael Rosbash, who was honored for his...

Alabama politicians weigh in on pivotal race

By KIM CHANDLER Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. — In his sternest rebuke yet, Alabama Sen. Richard Shelby said repeatedly Sunday his state can “do better” than electing fellow Republican Roy Moore to the U.S. Senate, making clear that a write-in candidate was far preferable to...

Health insurance price hikes create hard choices for shoppers

By TOM MURPHY AP Health Writer Margaret Leatherwood has eight choices for health insurance next year but no good options. The cheapest individual coverage available in her market would eat up nearly a quarter of the income her husband brings home from the oilfields. The Bryson,...

New evacuations as huge California fire flares up

By CHRISTOPHER WEBER Associated Press LOS ANGELES — A flare-up on the western edge of Southern California’s largest and most destructive wildfire sent residents fleeing Sunday, as wind-fanned flames churned through canyons and down hillsides toward coastal towns. Crews with help...