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  • Coach fired over watermelon, ape-like celebrations

    Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    CHARLESTON, S.C. — A high school football coach was fired because of postgame victory celebrations the district superintendent said involved players smashing watermelons and making ape-like sounds. Superintendent Nancy McGinley said Tuesday she was contacted last week by a board...

  • Cowboys release Michael Sam from practice squad

    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    IRVING, Texas (AP) — Michael Sam will have to wait for a third team to give the NFL's first openly gay player a chance to appear in a regular-season game. The Dallas Cowboys released Sam from the practice squad Tuesday, dropping the rush end as they prepare for several potential...

  • US expands Ebola checks; Rwanda to check Americans

    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Fending off demands to ban travel from Ebola-stricken West Africa, the Obama administration instead tightened the nation's defenses against Ebola by requiring that all arrivals from the disease-ravaged zone pass through one of five U.S. airports. The move responds to...

  • 'Girlfriend' crack makes Obama voting all laughs

    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats say stay away from red states. Vladimir Putin says mitts off Ukraine. But "don't touch my girlfriend?" Not the usual admonition heard by President Barack Obama. Let's be clear: It was a joke. It unfolded while Obama cast an early ballot Monday in Chicago....

  • Ohio teen collapses at haunted house, dies

    Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — A 16-year-old girl collapsed at a haunted house attraction in southwest Ohio and died of a heart abnormality. Christian Faith Benge had only one working lung due to a birth defect, and her heart apparently became enlarged as a result, said her mother. The...

  • US: One American released from North Korea

    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — American detainee Jeffrey Fowle has been released from North Korea, nearly six months after he was taken into custody on charges of leaving a Bible in a nightclub, the State Department said Tuesday. Two other Americans who have been tried and convicted of crimes in...

  • New Mexico man's typo costs him thousands on bill

    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man says he made an error while paying his electric bill that led him to overpay by thousands of dollars. The Public Service Company of New Mexico says it could take weeks to get him his money back. KOB-TV reports (http://goo.gl/jN3aqs ) that Rio...

  • ESPN's Skip Bayless says rape allegations helped Kobe Bryant sell sneakers

    NY Daily News
    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    It’s not exactly a marketing plan Nike suits would draw up. And the plan, constructed on ESPN’s “First Take” by Skip Bayless, is one he likely wants to now tear up. Bayless reasoned Kobe Bryant’s rape case in Colorado eventually raised public awareness for the Lakers star, making...

  • Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dies at 82

    Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    NEW YORK — Oscar de la Renta, the worldly gentleman designer who shaped the wardrobe of socialites and Hollywood stars for more than four decades, has died. He was 82. De la Renta died at home Monday evening in Connecticut surrounded by family and friends and "more than a few dogs,"...

  • Hawaii rides out storm, but remote islands at risk

    Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    HONOLULU (AP) — Sunny skies returned to the Aloha State, the day after a hurricane left Hawaii without inflicting much harm beyond heavy rain. Hurricane Ana was downgraded to a tropical storm late Sunday afternoon as it moved west of the chain. While the main Hawaiian islands rode...

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