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  • Former Titans kicker Bironas killed in car crash

    Yesterday

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Rob Bironas, who worked his way through odd jobs and the Arena Football League before becoming one of the NFL's most accurate kickers, died in a car crash. He was 36. The former Tennessee Titans player died Saturday night when he lost control on a curve in his...

  • Study: Apple's new iPhones score big in durability

    Yesterday

    NEW YORK (AP) — Apple's new and bigger iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are more durable than last year's model and a leading Android phone, a study says. Apple's iPhone 6, whose screen measures 4.7 inches, did the best across a variety of tests that measures how prone smartphones are to...

  • Pope in Albania urges Muslims to condemn extremism

    Yesterday

    TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Pope Francis called Sunday for Muslims and all religious leaders to condemn Islamic extremists who "pervert" religion to justify violence, as he visited Albania and held up the Balkan nation as a model for interfaith harmony for the rest of the world. "To kill...

  • Secret Service boosts security outside White House

    Updated: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Secret Service chief has stepped-up security outside the White House after a man with a knife who jumped the fence made it into the presidential residence before being apprehended, officials said Saturday. President Barack Obama insisted he still has confidence...

  • Oculus unveils new prototype VR headset

    Updated: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oculus has unveiled a new prototype of its virtual reality headset. However, the VR company still isn't ready to release a consumer edition. The hew headset intended for creators of VR experiences is nicknamed Crescent Bay and features a higher resolution and...

  • Alligator causes scare, then a laugh, in Minnesota

    Updated: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    ROCKVILLE, Minn. (AP) — A 2-foot-long alligator caused a scare — and then a laugh — in Stearns County this week. A man called the sheriff's office Thursday at noon to report an exotic animal. A deputy came out and found the alligator basking on the grass next to a creek and swampy...

  • Goodell: 'Same mistakes can never be repeated'

    Updated: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — More defiant than contrite, Roger Goodell announced no sweeping changes in his first public statements in more than a week of turmoil surrounding the NFL's handling of players accused of crimes. The commissioner was definitive about one thing: He has not considered...

  • Thousands turn in Ray Rice jerseys in Baltimore

    By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun
    Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    Thousands of Ravens fans lined up outside M&T Bank Stadium on Friday morning to exchange their replica Ray Rice jerseys and cut ties with the former star running back who was once one of the team's most popular players. "What [Rice] did wasn't right, and I don't want to wear a...

  • The view from Milwaukee: 'Brewers settle for Colorado Springs as AAA team's host'

    By Todd Rosiak, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
    Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    ST. LOUIS — The game of minor-league musical chairs finally came to an end Thursday, with the Milwaukee Brewers agreeing to a two-year player development contract with Class AAA Colorado Springs. It was the culmination of a crazy 24 hours that saw the Brewers' former Class AAA team...

  • Vets work to save leg of dog hit by stolen van

    Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Veterinarians on Thursday worked to save the leg of a fluffy white dog named Gordo who was run down by a stolen van during a wild police chase that was captured live by television helicopters. The 1- to 2-year-old Maltese mix suffered a deep cut to a rear leg and a...

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