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Titans’ Casey says he will still protest during anthem

Tennessee Titans defensive lineman Jurrell Casey says he plans to protest during the national anthem this season, even if it means getting a fine. Casey tells CNN that “I’m going to take a fine this year, why not? I’m going to protest during the flag. That’s what I’m going to say ...

British Open presents tough test with no clear answers

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland — The eve of the British Open felt like cramming for a final exam, a multiple choice one with no obvious answers. The wind that blows off the North Sea across the exposed links of Carnoustie has not been the primary concern during practice rounds. Players have a ...

Blockbuster deal: Leonard goes to Raptors, DeRozan goes to Spurs

The Kawhi Leonard saga in San Antonio is over. So is DeMar DeRozan’s time in Toronto. An NBA summer blockbuster got pulled off Wednesday, with the Spurs sending Leonard to the Raptors as part of a four-player deal that has DeRozan heading to San Antonio. The Spurs also got center Jakob ...

Toronto will need to work some magic now after taking risk

Raptors boss Masai Ujiri better have some magic plan. Because if he doesn’t, Lakers boss Magic Johnson certainly will. Before Kawhi Leonard and DeMar DeRozan — the headline pieces in a four-player trade between San Antonio and Toronto on Wednesday — play a single game for their new ...

Teams looking for hitters have options besides Manny

Manny Machado could be wearing a new uniform before he plays another game and other hitters will be on the move in the next couple weeks. Teams seeking to boost their offense will have several options to land a big bat, even if they miss out on Machado. The four-time All-Star is the most ...

High-priced, established pitchers could be moving

From aces to closers, pitchers will be on the move this month. Teams trying to make a push for the postseason are always looking to add new arms. There are some big names available on the trade market who can make a difference in the starting rotation or bullpen. Here are 10 pitchers — ...

Truex, Furniture Row seeking new sponsor

DENVER — Furniture Row Racing and defending NASCAR Cup Series champion Martin Truex Jr. are looking for a new sponsor. The team said Wednesday that 5-hour ENERGY will end its activity in NASCAR after this season, leaving the No. 78 Toyota seeking a primary backer for 2019. This season, ...

2-time finalist Azarenka misses entry for US Open

NEW YORK (AP) — Two-time U.S. Open runner-up Victoria Azarenka is ranked just below the cutoff for direct entry into the year’s last Grand Slam tournament. Azarenka, a former No. 1 and twice the champion at the Australian Open, is No. 108 this week, seven spots outside of an automatic ...

ACC’s Coastal teams hope experience leads to better D

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — After three years of watching his team struggle to get stops, Pittsburgh coach Pat Narduzzi sees the potential for improvement coming with the return of plenty of defensive starters. “I walk out there this June, I’m going, ‘Whoa, there’s a lot of guys there that ...

Prince Louis christened

Matt Holyoak/Camera Press/Duke and Duchess of Cambridge via AP The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge shows the official photograph to mark the christening of Prince Louis at Clarence House, following Prince Louis' baptism, in London. Seated, left to right: Prince George, Prince William, the Duke ...

Migrant boat capsizes leaving 19 dead, 25 missing north of Cyprus

By MENELAOS HADJICOSTIS and ARITZ PARRA Associated Press NICOSIA, Cyprus — Nineteen people drowned when a boat loaded with as many as 150 people who were thought to be migrants capsized off the northern coast of Cyprus, a Turkish Cypriot official said Wednesday. Tolga Atakan, the ...

Black teens terrified by Minneapolis Park Police with guns

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Three black teenagers say they feared for their lives when a Minneapolis Park Police officer pulled a gun on them while responding to a bogus 911 report that they were armed. The July 10 incident at Minnehaha Park drew widespread attention after a bystander recorded part ...

Robin Williams speaks for himself in new HBO documentary

By BROOKE LEFFERTS AP Entertainment Writer NEW YORK — When filmmaker Marina Zenovich sought to make a documentary about Robin Williams, she found that she could do it largely in the late comedian's own voice. "Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind," uses a wealth of archival ...

Veterans divided over Trump’s Russia comments

By AMANDA LEE MYERS and BEN FINLEY Associated Press NEW YORK - Iraq War veteran Chris Sheppard fumed as he watched President Trump's joint news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki. The former combat engineer with the U.S. Marine Corps sat glued to his ...

Florida mayor apologizes for fight over ‘Starry Night’ home

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida mayor apologized Wednesday to a couple fined thousands of dollars for having their home's exterior painted to emulate Vincent van Gogh's "The Starry Night." The dispute began when the couple painted an exterior wall as a way to calm their 25-year-old son, who ...

Court throws out welfare law over how bill was enacted

HARRISBURG (AP) — A Pennsylvania law that ended state cash welfare benefits in 2012 and made other changes to human services programs was thrown out Wednesday over methods used to push it through the Legislature by Republican majorities. The state Supreme Court unanimously struck down the ...

EU fines Google a record $5 billion over mobile practices

By RYAN NAKASHIMA and RAF CASERT Associated Press BRUSSELS — European regulators came down hard on another U.S. tech giant Wednesday, fining Google a record $5 billion Wednesday for forcing cellphone makers that use the company's Android operating system to install Google search and ...

Soy and almond ‘milk’ makers need to find alternative description

By CANDICE CHOI AP Food Industry Writer NEW YORK — Soy and almond drinks that bill themselves as "milk" may need to consider alternative language after a top regulator suggested the agency may start cracking down on use of the term. The Food and Drug Administration signaled plans to ...

Erie’s falling violent crime, signs of success

By ED PALATTELLA, MADELEINE O'NEILL and TIM HAHN Erie Times-News ERIE — For Unified Erie, the anti-crime initiative built on data, numbers have always been important. At this point, the numbers are looking extremely good. The number of homicides, shootings, robberies and other ...

Study links air pollution to drop in national park visitors

DENVER (AP) — Visitors appear to be steering clear of some U.S. national parks or cutting visits short because of pollution levels that are comparable to what's found in major cities, according to a study released Wednesday. Researchers at Iowa State and Cornell universities looked at more ...