Box office top 20: ‘Equalizer’ debuts with $34.1M

NEW YORK (AP) — Denzel Washington scored his third-best opening weekend and potentially spawned his first franchise with a $34.1 million debut for “The Equalizer.” The Columbia Pictures release, in which Washington stars as a retired commando lured into a...
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Netanyahu: Hamas, Islamic State group share creed

Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel, holds up a picture of an alleged Hamas rocket launcher surrounded by children while speaking during the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters, Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) Benjamin...

AP source: A.J. Hinch to manage Astros

HOUSTON (AP) — A person familiar with the hiring tells The Associated Press that A.J. Hinch is the new manager of the Houston Astros. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the team had not yet announced the decision. A news conference was scheduled...

Wal-Mart: Morgan wasn’t wearing seatbelt in crash

FILE – In this April 9, 2014 file photo, actor Tracy Morgan attends the FX Networks Upfront premiere screening of “Fargo” at the SVA Theater in New York. Wal-Mart says actor-comedian Morgan and other people in a vehicle struck from behind by a company truck on a...
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Pro-democracy protests expand in Hong Kong

Protesters gather at a main road in the financial central district after riot police use tear gas against them after thousands of people blocked the road in Hong Kong, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. Hong Kong police used tear gas on Sunday and warned of further measures as they tried to...

California adopts ‘yes means yes’ sex-assault rule

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown announced Sunday that he has signed a bill that makes California the first in the nation to define when “yes means yes” and adopt requirements for colleges to follow when investigating sexual assault reports. State...
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Derek Jeter has RBI single in last at-bat

New York Yankees designated hitter Derek Jeter, center, acknowledges cheers from the crow as he leaves the game after an RBI hit inthe third inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, at Fenway Park in Boston. This was the last at-bat in...

Leah Remini, Jennifer Lopez hit in minor car crash

MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say an SUV carrying actress Leah Remini and singer Jennifer Lopez and her two kids, was rear-ended by a suspected drunken driver who then fled the scene. Los Angeles county Sheriff’s Sgt. Philip Brooks says Remini was driving...
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Buccaneers rally late to stun Steelers 27-24

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Vincent Jackson (83) makes a catch in front of Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback William Gay (22) for a touchdown with seven seconds left in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game on Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014 in Pittsburgh. The score lifted the...
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Gaza war deals blow to Israel’s tourism industry

FILE – In this Monday, Sept. 9, 2013 file photo, the Dome of the Rock Mosque in the Al Aqsa Mosque compound, known by the Jews as the Temple Mount, is seen in Jerusalem’s Old City. 2014 was supposed to be a record-breaking year for tourist visits to Israel. But all...