• Boise State gives Rice 100th D-I win with 68-51 victory

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    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Rob Heyer scored a career-high 15 points and Boise State defeated San Jose State 68-51 on Wednesday night for Leon Rice's 100th career Division-I coaching victory. Rice is 100-61 over five years at Boise State (23-7, 13-4 Mountain West). The 23 season wins are...

  • Failures by 3 governments preceded homeless man's death

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    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mistakes and miscommunication by three governments on three continents over nearly 20 years led to a homeless man known as "Africa" being on Los Angeles' Skid Row, where he was shot by police after authorities say he became combative and appeared to reach for an...

  • Facebook posts about job land US contractor in Emirates jail

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    A hallmark of American life — griping about work — has landed a Florida man in a Middle Eastern jail. Ryan Pate, a helicopter mechanic from Belleair Bluffs, Florida, took to Facebook after a dispute over sick leave with the company he was working for in the United Arab Emirates. He...

  • Fresno State holds off Air Force 68-66

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    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Marvelle Harris made just one of two free throws with five seconds left but it was enough to secure a 68-66 victory for Fresno State over Air Force on Wednesday night, foiling an upset bid. Fresno State (15-15, 10-7 Mountain West), secured sixth place and a...

  • 'Shadow of Mordor,' 'Monument Valley' win big at game awards

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    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — "Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor" is king of the Game Developers Choice Awards. Monolith Productions' gritty action-adventure game set between J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings" was honored as the game of the year at Wednesday's 15th annual...

  • Davis has huge game in return, Pelicans beat Pistons 88-85

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    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Anthony Davis was feeling great, fired up about being back on the court and not at all subtle about showing it. He struck a momentary pose with a huge smile after he'd finished a fast break with a soaring, one-handed dunk. He celebrated with a crouching fist pump...

  • Colorado State alone in 3rd, tops Nevada 78-62

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    RENO, Nev. (AP) — J.J. Avila scored 27 points and Colorado State took over sole possession of third place in the Mountain West Conference with a 78-62 win over Nevada Wednesday night. The Rams (25-5, 12-5) were helped by Wyoming's 76-53 win over Utah State, knocking the Aggies out of...

  • US clears officer in Ferguson case, criticizes police force

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    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department on Wednesday cleared a white former Ferguson, Missouri, police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old, but also issued a scathing report calling for sweeping changes in city law enforcement practices it called...

  • China stocks lead Asia lower after annual growth target cut

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    HONG KONG (AP) — A tumble in Chinese stocks dragged most other Asian benchmarks lower Thursday after China cut its economic growth target. KEEPING SCORE: Hong Kong's Hang Seng fell 1.1 percent to 24,189.66 and the Shanghai Composite Index in mainland China lost 1.5 percent to...

  • Wyoming cruises to 76-53 win over Utah State

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    LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Larry Nance Jr. scored 21 points on 9-for-16 shooting and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead Wyoming to a 76-53 win over Utah State on Wednesday night. Josh Adams contributed 17 points, including three 3-pointers, and dished out eight assists for Wyoming (22-8, 11-6...

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