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Trump lawyer seeks to send emoluments case to appeals court

(Fri, 14 Dec 2018 18:45:19 +0000)

WASHINGTON (AP) — A lawyer for President Donald Trump is challenging a Maryland federal judge’s decision to allow a case accusing the president of profiting off his office to proceed in district court. The lawyer wants a federal appeals court to take up the case instead. Trump’s personal lawyer, William Consovoy, filed a petition on […]

Jets place RB Isaiah Crowell on IR with toe injury

(Fri, 14 Dec 2018 18:00:13 +0000)

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets have placed running back Isaiah Crowell on season-ending injured reserve with a toe injury. Crowell didn’t practice all week and had already been ruled out for the Jets’ game against Houston on Saturday. He was hurt against Tennessee two weeks ago and re-injured his foot against Buffalo […]

UN envoy: UN monitors needed to observe Yemen cease-fire

(Fri, 14 Dec 2018 17:58:19 +0000)

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. envoy for Yemen called Friday for the urgent deployment of U.N. monitors to observe the implementation of a cease-fire in the strategic port city of Hodeida and the withdrawal of rival forces — a potential breakthrough in Yemen’s four-year civil war. Martin Griffiths told the Security Council that a […]

2018 Breakthrough: Hannah Gadsby may change stand-up game

(Fri, 14 Dec 2018 17:56:05 +0000)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hannah Gadsby says she knows it’s meant as a compliment to be chosen as one of the year’s Breakthrough Entertainers by The Associated Press. But, as with many things, the Australian stand-up comic and actress sees the honor from a variety of perspectives. “Like, what happens after ‘breakthrough’?” Gadsby asked. “Like, […]

The Latest: UNC statue meeting goes into closed session

(Fri, 14 Dec 2018 17:54:25 +0000)

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on a meeting by a North Carolina statewide university board to consider the fate of a toppled Confederate statue (all times local): 12:15 p.m. The board that oversees North Carolina’s statewide university system has gone into closed session as it considers what to do with a statue toppled […]

Belarus' leader slams Russian talk of taking over his nation

(Fri, 14 Dec 2018 17:53:04 +0000)

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — The leader of Belarus has accused some politicians in Russia of floating the prospect of incorporating his nation, and warned that he wouldn’t let it happen. Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko also criticized the Kremlin’s plan to raise crude oil prices for Belarus, describing it as part of efforts to persuade his […]

From Trump to #MeToo, publishing made headlines in 2018

(Fri, 14 Dec 2018 17:50:53 +0000)

NEW YORK (AP) — The publishing world made headlines in 2018, and not always by design. A wave of best-sellers offered damaging accounts of Donald Trump’s White House, a million-selling memoir by Michelle Obama had readers longing for the previous administration and a political thriller by former President Bill Clinton had some taking a closer […]

High-flying Utah State, North Texas meet in New Mexico Bowl

(Fri, 14 Dec 2018 17:49:56 +0000)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Bowl: North Texas (9-3) vs. Utah State (10-2), Dec. 15, 2 p.m. EST (ESPN) Line: Utah State by 7 1/2 Series Record: Utah State leads 4-3 WHAT’S AT STAKE Utah State is making its seventh postseason appearance in eight years but hasn’t won a bowl game since its 21-6 […]

Rebuilding Memphis, No. 3 Tennessee renew basketball rivalry

(Fri, 14 Dec 2018 17:49:06 +0000)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — This is the stage Penny Hardaway wants at Memphis. Excitement, anticipation and a sell-out crowd for the biggest game the Tigers have played in years. That’s the setting for Saturday’s showdown with No. 3 Tennessee after a nearly six-year break in the series. “I can feel that the fans want this […]

Canelo cannot afford slip in Garden bout against Fielding

(Fri, 14 Dec 2018 17:47:34 +0000)

NEW YORK (AP) — In an odd way, there is more pressure on Canelo Alvarez when he fights Saturday night against unheralded Rocky Fielding than there was in his two matchups with Gennady Golovkin. A loss to the WBA super middleweight champion not only could taint his decision over Golovkin this year, it could significantly […]

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