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  • Tour rebuts report Johnson suspended

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    AKRON, Ohio (AP) — The PGA Tour rebutted a published report Friday that Dustin Johnson has been suspended for failing a drug test. Johnson said in a vague statement issued by his management company that he would take a leave of absence effective immediately to seek professional help...

  • Illinois governor hopeful pledges $1M of fortune

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — The wealthy Republican running for Illinois governor is catching heat for pledging $1 million of his personal fortune to a credit union on Chicago's South Side for loans to small African-American businesses. Bruce Rauner, who's been courting black voters as he tries to...

  • California prisons alter treatment of mentally ill

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California prison officials on Friday pledged to take a gentler approach with mentally ill inmates after graphic images of prisoners being repeatedly doused with pepper spray in their cells were made public several months ago. The Department of Corrections...

  • US trainers back race-day horse medication ban

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Todd Pletcher and D. Wayne Lukas are among a group of high-profile horse trainers urging a gradual elimination of race-day medication in the United States. Their proposal announced Friday calls for a ban on race-day mediation for 2-year-olds beginning next year,...

  • Denver fair's bong, edible contests celebrate pot

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    DENVER (AP) — Marijuana joined roses and dahlias Friday in blue ribbon events at the nation's first county fair to allow pot competitions. This weekend's Denver County Fair includes a 21-and-over "Pot Pavilion" where winning entries for plants, bongs, edible treats and clothes made...

  • State parks offer free admission Monday

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    DENVER (AP) — Parks and Wildlife officials are celebrating the 138th anniversary of the Centennial State by offering free admission to state parks on Monday. Colorado joined the union as the 38th state on Aug. 1, 1876, and the first state park was established about 80 years later....

  • Former fire chief gets 8 years for stealing $647K

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) — A former volunteer fire chief in the foothills west of Denver who acknowledged embezzling more than $647,000 has been sentenced to eight years in prison. The Jefferson County District Attorney's Office says 42-year-old David Roy MacBean was sentenced Friday. He...

  • Sergio Garcia shoots 61 to take Firestone lead

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Sergio Garcia doesn't know anything about being in a zone. He had no trouble identifying the best round of his career. Garcia one-putted the final 11 holes and made birdies on his last seven holes Friday in the Bridgestone Invitational to tie the course record at...

  • Indiana ethics law faulted after official cleared

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Troy Woodruff knew his family's sale of nearly 3 acres of prime land near an Indiana highway project he oversaw as a top state transportation official would raise eyebrows. He did not disclose the sale even though the agency's ethics director recommended he do so....

  • Ebola forces Mormon missionaries from West Africa

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Church officials say 274 Mormon missionaries are being transferred out of Sierra Leone and Liberia due to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said Friday the missionaries are being reassigned to other countries. So...

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