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  • Kenny Football? Texas A&M QB has his own nickname

    Updated: Tue, Sep 2, 2014

    COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Just call him Kenny Trill. Many, including Johnny Manziel himself, started calling new Texas A&M quarterback Kenny Hill by the nickname Kenny Football after his record-setting, 511-yard passing game in an upset of South Carolina last week. But the...

  • Following his own rules, Monfils into US Open QFs

    Updated: Tue, Sep 2, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Gael Monfils follows his own rules. The guy does things on a tennis court no one else has — or can. Just search his name on YouTube and watch any of many video clips showcasing his speed and agility; start with the parallel-to-the-ground, a-few-feet-in-the-air dive at...

  • Tom Watson fills out his Ryder Cup team

    Updated: Tue, Sep 2, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Keegan Bradley hasn't stopped thinking about playing in another Ryder Cup. U.S. captain Tom Watson gave him that chance Tuesday night. Watson filled out his U.S. team that will try to win back the cup by selecting Bradley, Hunter Mahan and Webb Simpson. Among those he...

  • Northern Mexico state approves same-sex marriage

    Published: Tue, Sep 2, 2014

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — The northern state of Coahuila has become the second place in Mexico after the capital to recognize same-sex marriage. State lawmaker Samuel Acevedo said Tuesday he presented the bill that was voted into law because he wants gay couples to have the same rights of...

  • Candidates in Alaska governor's race join forces

    Updated: Tue, Sep 2, 2014

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The independent and Democratic candidates for Alaska governor say they are merging their campaigns to give them a better shot at unseating Republican incumbent Gov. Sean Parnell. Independent Bill Walker said Tuesday that he has dropped his membership in the...

  • Fish to be Libertarian US Senate candidate

    Updated: Tue, Sep 2, 2014

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Libertarians have a new U.S. Senate candidate. The Division of Elections director says Mark Fish will be the Alaska Libertarian party candidate after Thom Walker withdrew. Tuesday was the deadline for political parties to swap-out candidates. Fish...

  • Missouri teacher initiative survives challenge

    Updated: Tue, Sep 2, 2014

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri judge rejected a legal challenge Tuesday to a November ballot proposal that seeks to tie teachers' jobs and salaries to the performance of their students. An attorney for public education groups challenging the measure said he intends to quickly...

  • Grossman's mother star of latest super PAC TV ad

    Updated: Tue, Sep 2, 2014

    BOSTON (AP) — A super political action committee supporting Democratic candidate for governor Steve Grossman is using a new television ad to tout the endorsement of a key backer — his 92-year-old mother. In the 30-second ad, Shirley Grossman calls her son the best Democrat in the...

  • Fallin turns to fellow GOP candidates for support

    Published: Tue, Sep 2, 2014

    EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin tethered her campaign to those of two popular Republicans on Tuesday, hoping to benefit from the star power of an incumbent U.S. senator and a congressman who swept through a six-man primary for another Senate seat without a runoff. At a...

  • Abbott supports prosecutors' unit vetoed by Perry

    Updated: Tue, Sep 2, 2014

    RICHARDSON, Texas (AP) — Attorney General Greg Abbott on Tuesday said he supports keeping the state-funded unit of prosecutors investigating public corruption that Gov. Rick Perry vetoed, a move that later led to a felony indictment. Speaking after a campaign event, the Republican...

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