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Derailed train was carrying low-level radioactive soils

DEPOSIT, N.Y. (AP) — Officials say a freight train that derailed along a stretch of the Delaware River separating New York and Pennsylvania included railcars carrying low-level radioactive soils but none of those cars wound up in the water. The 63-car New York Susquehanna and Western ...

Okung raises fist; Marshall, Thomas not out for anthem

DENVER (AP) — Linebacker Brandon Marshall and wide receiver Demaryius Thomas weren’t with their teammates on the sideline for the national anthem prior to the Denver Broncos’ game against the Minnesota Vikings on Saturday night. Marshall and Thomas emerged from the tunnel behind the ...

Harvick wins at Michigan for NASCAR-high 7th win

BROOKLYN, Mich. — Kevin Harvick capped off his father-son weekend by dominating a race and putting 6-year-old son Keelan in the passenger seat to hold the flapping, checkered flag out of the window. “That was definitely way up there on the bucket list,” Harvick said. Harvick broke a ...

Koepka holds off Woods to win PGA Championship

ST. LOUIS — Brooks Koepka is impossible to overlook now, winning the PGA Championship on Sunday with machine-like precision to go along with his back-to-back U.S. Open titles. And it still felt like he was the second billing to Tiger Woods. With roars for Woods unheard anywhere this side ...

NASA spacecraft hurtles toward the sun

By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Embarking on a mission that scientists have been dreaming of since the Sputnik era, a NASA spacecraft hurtled Sunday toward the sun on a quest to unlock some of its mysteries by getting closer than any object sent before. If ...

Prosecutors release video of harrowing roadside shootout

EASTON, Pa. (AP) — Newly public dash camera video shows a harrowing shootout between a man pulled over for speeding and two Pennsylvania state police troopers. The Morning Call of Allentown on Thursday posted the recording of the November roadside battle that left an officer badly hurt with ...

Orca back to feeding

FRIDAY HARBOR, Wash. (AP) — Researchers say an endangered killer whale that drew international attention as she carried her dead calf on her head for more than two weeks is finally back to feeding and frolicking with her pod. The Center for Whale Research in Washington state says it watched ...

Woodland sets PGA record, but leads by only a stroke at Championship

ST. LOUIS — Gary Woodland followed up a great start with a round good enough to get him in the record book Friday at the PGA Championship. Woodland had no choice but to play well to stay ahead of Kevin Kisner and everyone else. On a day of record scoring, Woodland had a 4-under 66 and set ...

NFL players protest during anthem, drawing ire from President Trump

NFL players demonstrated during the national anthem at several preseason games Thursday night, protests that again drew a rebuke from President Donald Trump. Writing on Twitter from his New Jersey golf resort, Trump said Friday players “make a fortune doing what they love,” and those who ...

Pat Shurmur hasn’t provided quick fix for Giants offense

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The additions of new coach Pat Shurmur and No. 2 overall draft pick Saquon Barkley didn’t provide a quick fix for the New York Giants’ offense. The 20-10 loss to the Cleveland Brown in the preseason opener Thursday night at MetLife Stadium was somewhat ...

NCAA football injury debate pits player privacy vs. gambling concerns

NEW YORK — Indiana safety Jonathan Crawford is very clear about what he thinks of colleges releasing information on player injuries. “No,” he said. “Especially if I have no say in it, I wouldn’t want my personal business out there.” The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision that ...

FANTASY PLAYS: QB as deep as ever in standard leagues

No debate that the most important position in the NFL is quarterback. But in fantasy, there may be as much depth at the position as there ever has been. Sure, we’d all like Green Bay superstar Aaron Rodgers to start for our teams, but that privilege may not be worth a third- or fourth-round ...

LeBron returns to Cleveland with Lakers on November 21

NEW YORK (AP) — LeBron James will make his one and only visit to Cleveland on Nov. 21 when the Los Angeles Lakers play the Cavaliers in the four-time MVP’s home state. The NBA released its complete regular season schedule Friday, two days after announcing the league’s national TV ...

Roger Stone associate held in contempt in Russia probe

By JEFF HORWITZ and DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated Press WASHINGTON — An associate of former Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone was held in contempt of court Friday in a fresh attempt to challenge Robert Mueller's appointment as the special counsel investigating Trump campaign contacts ...

Hearings for Supreme Court nominee to start Sept. 4

WASHINGTON (AP) — Confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh will begin the day after Labor Day, Republicans announced Friday over Democratic objections that they are rushing the process without properly delving into his background. Senate Majority Leader Mitch ...

Sighting of rare hawk draws eager birders to Maine

BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) — Bird lovers are driving from hundreds of miles away for a rare chance to see a species of non-native hawk in southern Maine. Maine Audubon naturalist Doug Hitchcox says the great black hawk might be the most unusual bird identified in the state in decades. It was ...

Kobach steps away from duties in contested Kansas vote count

By JOHN HANNA AP Political Writer TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach stepped aside from his duties as the state's top elections official Friday until his hotly contested primary challenge to Gov. Jeff Colyer is resolved, but rejected Colyer's accusations that the advice ...

California scrambles to keep flames from reaching homes

By RINGO H.W. CHIU and AMANDA LEE MYERS Associated Press LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. — More than 1,000 firefighters battled Friday to keep a growing Southern California forest fire feeding on dry brush and trees from reaching foothill neighborhoods a day after flames roared to new ferocity ...

Pope praises bishops for reflecting on failures

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Pope Francis has praised Chilean bishops for reflecting on their failure to listen to victims of clerical sex abuse. The pontiff said in a letter to the Chilean church's Episcopal Conference that he is "impressed by the reflection, discernment and decisions" taken by ...

Philadelphia’s Frank Rizzo statue to stay put for now

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The planned relocation of a statue of the late Philadelphia Mayor Frank Rizzo, a polarizing figure in the city's history, has been put on hold for at least two more years. Mayor Jim Kenney said it would cost the city $200,000 to take down the 10-foot statue and store it ...