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Dancing priests become Internet sensation

ROME (AP) — A video of a pair of dueling, dancing American priests studying in Rome has gone viral, following in the footsteps of a now-famous Italian nun whose Alicia Keyes-esque voice won her a singing contest and a record contract. The Rev. David Rider, 29, of Hyde Park,...

Dufner returns from injury at Perth International

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Jason Dufner is set to return to tournament play on Thursday at the Perth International after missing nearly three months of golf in which he “totally detached” himself from the sport and didn’t watch any of the Ryder Cup on...
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Olympic leaders to finalize Bach’s reform package

LONDON (AP) — IOC leaders gather in the Swiss lakeside town of Montreux this week to put the finishing touches on a package of reforms, including changes to the bidding process and sports program and creation of an Olympic television channel. IOC President Thomas Bach...
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Steelers rally past stunned Texans 30-23

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The deluge started with a desperation third-down heave, a trickle that turned into a downpour and led to another abrupt turn in the Pittsburgh Steelers’ confounding season. Good one week and lousy the next, Pittsburgh managed to be both in a 30-23...

Jimmy Fallon’s picture book inspired by daughter

NEW YORK (AP) — Forgive Jimmy Fallon if his new book is a story of wishful thinking. The host of NBC’s “The Tonight Show” has a deal with Feiwel and Friends for the picture book “Your Baby’s First Word Will Be Dada.” Fallon says he was...
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U.S. agency warns car owners to get air bags fixed

DETROIT (AP) — A potential crisis over defective air bags widened Monday as the U.S. government issued an urgent plea to more than 4.7 million people to get their cars fixed. The inflator mechanisms in the air bags can rupture, causing metal fragments to fly out when the...

San Francisco radio stations ban hit song ‘Royals’

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The popular song “Royals” by New Zealand artist Lorde is getting caught up in the fervor over the upcoming World Series between the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals. Two San Francisco radio stations say they won’t play the...
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Kings’ Voynov suspended after domestic violence charges

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The NHL has indefinitely suspended Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov because of domestic violence charges. Police in the Los Angeles suburb of Redondo Beach released limited information early Monday, giving no details of what is alleged to have...
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Lacking a plan, Abbas opts for rhetoric

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The Palestinian president has been speaking in increasingly belligerent tones in recent weeks, accusing Israel of committing “genocide” in Gaza and calling on Palestinians to defend a contested Jerusalem holy site “by any...
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NBC’s Snyderman faces credibility issues

NEW YORK (AP) — The quarantine against possible Ebola exposure ends this week for Dr. Nancy Snyderman, but the troubles clearly aren’t over for NBC News’ chief medical editor. An admitted lapse in the quarantine, combined with a curiously imprecise explanation,...