AP All-America Watch: Va Tech LB Edmunds and Heisman winner
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AP All-America Watch: Va Tech LB Edmunds and Heisman winner

The Associated Press has been honoring college football’s best with an All-America team since 1925. This season, the AP released its first preseason All-America team and its first midseason team. The full three-team All-America selections are unveiled in December. The 10th installment of the weekly All-America watch features a linebacker from Virginia Tech, Louisville’s forgotten … Continue reading

Michigan Rep. Conyers acknowledges sex harassment settlement
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Michigan Rep. Conyers acknowledges sex harassment settlement

DETROIT (AP) — Longtime Michigan Rep. John Conyers acknowledged Tuesday that his office settled a harassment complaint involving a former staffer but said he “vehemently” denies the allegations against him. His office “resolved the allegations” … “for an amount that equated to a reasonable severance payment,” the 88-year-old Detroit Democrat said in a statement. House … Continue reading

The Latest: US slaps new sanctions on NKorean, Chinese firms
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The Latest: US slaps new sanctions on NKorean, Chinese firms

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. declaration of North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism (all times local): 2 p.m. The United States has issued new sanctions on four Chinese trading companies and a Chinese national said to have conducted hundreds of millions of dollars in business with North Korea. The Treasury … Continue reading

The Latest: ‘I can’t stop crying,’ Zimbabwe activist says
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The Latest: ‘I can’t stop crying,’ Zimbabwe activist says

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The Latest on Zimbabwe’s political turmoil (all times local): 10:45 p.m. The Zimbabwe pastor who last year led the country’s largest anti-government protests in a decade says “I can’t stop crying” after the resignation of Robert Mugabe as president. Evan Mawarire tweeted as residents of the capital, Harare, poured into the … Continue reading

Trump pardons Thanksgiving turkeys Drumstick and Wishbone
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Trump pardons Thanksgiving turkeys Drumstick and Wishbone

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump wielded his pardon power Tuesday to spare a pair of turkeys from the Thanksgiving roaster, joking that he would also let last year’s turkey pardons stand despite his penchant for overturning Obama-era orders. In a brief and humorous White House ceremony, Trump extended the annual presidential tradition of pardoning … Continue reading

Lebanon’s Hariri in Egypt amid resignation crisis at home
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Lebanon’s Hariri in Egypt amid resignation crisis at home

CAIRO (AP) — Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri held talks Tuesday on the political crisis triggered by his resignation with the Egyptian president who, together with France’s leader, is reportedly trying to mediate a solution that would involve rolling back Hariri’s resignation. Hariri, who flew to Cairo from Paris earlier in the day, resigned in … Continue reading

The Latest: PBS cuts ties with Rose after misconduct claims
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The Latest: PBS cuts ties with Rose after misconduct claims

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on sexual misconduct allegations against Charlie Rose (all times local): 1:35 p.m. PBS has ended its partnership with Charlie Rose, host of its long-running interview show, after several women accused him of sexual misconduct. The 75-year-old Rose has interviewed newsmakers in the media, entertainment, business and politics weeknights on … Continue reading

On surprise Russia trip, Assad and Putin talk post-war Syria
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On surprise Russia trip, Assad and Putin talk post-war Syria

MOSCOW (AP) — On a surprise trip to Russia, Syria’s Bashar Assad discussed potential new peace initiatives for post-war Syria with Russian President Vladimir Putin who declared that Russia’s two-year military campaign in Syria is wrapping up, the Kremlin said Tuesday. Moscow released footage of Assad warmly embracing Putin, who hosted him in the Black … Continue reading

CBS News and PBS cut ties to Rose following sex allegations
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CBS News and PBS cut ties to Rose following sex allegations

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS News and PBS both cut ties to Charlie Rose on Tuesday, less than 24 hours after several women who worked with him on his PBS interview show alleged a pattern of sexual misconduct, including groping and walking naked in front of them. Both organizations stressed the importance of providing a … Continue reading

Politics on display as Letterman receives Mark Twain Prize
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Politics on display as Letterman receives Mark Twain Prize

WASHINGTON (AP) — David Letterman was never known as a particularly political comedian, preferring a detached irony-drenched tone that favored the surreal and silly over topical humor. But there was an unmistakable political tint to much of Sunday night’s ceremony to present Letterman with the Mark Twain award for American humor. Several of the comedians … Continue reading

The Latest: Group in France offers Catalan president shelter
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The Latest: Group in France offers Catalan president shelter

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Latest on Catalonia’s effort to break away from Spain and the Spanish government’s response (all times local): 2:20 p.m. A small pro-autonomy group based across the border in France is offering shelter to Catalan president Carles Puigdemont. Robert Casanovas, the president of the Committee for the Self-Determination of North Catalonia, … Continue reading