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  • Pakistani Nobel laureate honored in Philadelphia

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Pakistani teenager awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her efforts to promote girls' education brought her passion for learning to Philadelphia, where she received the Liberty Medal on Tuesday. In accepting the honor, Malala Yousafzai implored world leaders to spend money on supporting learning, not wars, and to solve their...

  • Fashion icon mourned in Dominican homeland

    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Designer Oscar de la Renta was mourned Tuesday in the Dominican Republic as a native son who brought glamour and prestige to a largely poor country better known for baseball and beaches than elegant evening wear. The death of the style icon Monday at his home in Connecticut came as Dominican designers,...

  • Central Michigan star back sentenced in theft case

    MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — One of college football's top running backs won't serve jail time in a Michigan theft case. Central Michigan's Thomas Rawls was sentenced Tuesday in Isabella County Trial Court to a year's probation and 104 hours of community service. The 21-year-old Flint man pleaded guilty last month to a misdemeanor charge of...

  • Teresa Giudice asks to serve term in halfway house

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Teresa Giudice (JOO'-dys) is petitioning to serve most of her federal prison sentence in a halfway house. A lawyer for Giudice filed a letter with a judge in Newark this week, asking for a recommendation that she serve 12 months in a halfway house. Giudice was sentenced to 15 months in...

  • Reaction to death of Oscar de la Renta

    Reaction to the death late Monday of iconic designer Oscar de la Renta: "America has lost a brilliant, enduring talent and a true gentleman. Oscar was a fashion legend but he was also my friend for nearly fifty years. I admired him greatly as a kind, gracious individual with a generous spirit who brought beauty and elegance to everything he...

  • 'S.H.I.E.L.D' fans push for Coulson/May romance

    NEW YORK (AP) — There's Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, aka Brangelina, and Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, aka Kimye. But are you ready for Philinda? Clark Gregg says that's the moniker "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." fans have come up with as they push for an on-screen romance between his character, S.H.I.E.L.D. chief Phil Coulson, and...

  • Hernandez on track for May trial in double killing

    BOSTON (AP) — Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez remains on track for a May trial on two murder charges. His lawyers and prosecutors agreed Tuesday to another pre-trial hearing on Nov. 25 during a brief court appearance in Suffolk Superior Court. The lawyers largely talked privately with Judge Jeffrey Locke at the bench, out...

  • 'Blade Runner' Pistorius gets 5 years in prison

    PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, completing a transformation from an acclaimed sprinter at the 2012 Olympics to a convicted criminal led away in a police van with barred windows. Wearing a dark suit, the double-amputee athlete was subdued when...

  • BC-AP Sports Digest

    The supervisor is Rachel Cohen, followed by Jay Cohen at 5 p.m. and Ira Podell at 1 a.m. The New York sports desk can be reached at 800 845-8450, ext. 1630. Sports Photos, ext. 1918; graphics, ext. 7636; agate, ext. 1635. AP stories and accompanying photos also can be obtained from http://www.apexchange.com For reruns, call the Service Desk...

  • Fighters suing Mayweather over Vegas cable TV bout

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two fledgling professional fighters in Las Vegas are suing Floyd Mayweather Jr. and producers of a cable TV show, alleging they never consented to be part of a promotional training bout depicted as a "dog house" fight that was supposed to last until someone quit. Hashim Rahman Jr., 23, and younger brother Sharif Rahman, 18,...

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