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  • Untapable wins Breeders' Cup Distaff

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Rosie Napravnik was riding with a secret, and she couldn't keep it any longer once Untapable won the $2 million Breeders' Cup Distaff. Napravnik stunned a crowd of 37,205 at Santa Anita and a national television audience by announcing she will retire Sunday. The...

  • Orange fever reigns over drizzly Giants' parade

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco became the Valley of the Giants for the third time in five years Friday as hundreds of thousands of people lined the streets for a confetti and rain-soaked parade honoring the World Series champions. In steady drizzle mixed with clouds of orange,...

  • Cubs hire Maddon as manager, fire Renteria

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — Right after Joe Maddon opted out of his contract with Tampa Bay, the Chicago Cubs were mentioned as a possible landing spot for one of baseball's best managers. Flush with prospects and ready to make a splash in free agency, the Cubs already had a manager in Rick...

  • Wolves give Ricky Rubio 4-year, $56M deal,

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Ricky Rubio is getting a four-year, $56 million contract extension from the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Timberwolves and Rubio's agents, Dan Fegan and Jarinn Akana of Relativity Sports, have been negotiating for more than two months and had until midnight to reach a...

  • Stewart hits 200 mph, Kenseth takes Texas pole

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Tony Stewart turned NASCAR's first 200-mph qualifying lap on an intermediate track Friday. He just did it too soon to win the pole for the Sprint Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway. The top spot went to Matt Kenseth, who had a final-round lap of 199.299 while...

  • Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" —Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus; Democratic National Committee Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla. ___ NBC's "Meet the Press" — Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. ___ CBS' "Face the...

  • Hawaii constitution could be amended for preschool

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    WAIANAE, Hawaii (AP) — Hawaii is the only state with a constitution that bars public money from going to private preschool programs, but voters on Nov. 4 will get a chance to change that distinction. Until a handful of preschool classrooms opened up at some public schools this year,...

  • Dayton, Johnson show fire in final governor debate

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican challenger Jeff Johnson have ended their series of debates much like they began: With the incumbent hailing big-picture successes and his rival saying too many things went awry over the past four years. Friday's...

  • Colombians jailed in Venezuela for $15 grocery run

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A $15 grocery run has cost two single mothers from Colombia 48 days in jail, along with the threat of a 14-year prison sentence, as a result of a crackdown on smuggling in Venezuela that is ratcheting up tensions and highlighting growing economic distortions...

  • Canada restricts visas amid Ebola scare

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    TORONTO (AP) — Canada has joined Australia in suspending entry visas for people from Ebola-stricken countries in West Africa in an attempt to keep the deadly disease away. Canada's Conservative government said Friday it is suspending visa applications for residents and nationals of...

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