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Trump Picks Cancer Specialist From Texas Hospital To Run FDA

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday picked a cancer specialist and hospital executive to lead the Food and Drug Administration. If confirmed, Dr. Stephen Hahn of the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston would inherit a raft of high-profile public health issues, including ...

Calif. Utility Re-Energized Power Line Before Fire

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California Edison said Friday that it re-energized a 16,000-volt power line minutes before a nearby hilltop exploded into a blaze that is threatening thousands of homes. SCE and other utilities had cut off power this week to hundreds of thousands of Californians ...

Police: Truck Victims Are From Vietnam

LONDON (AP) — All 39 people found dead in a refrigerated container truck in England last week were Vietnamese nationals, British police said, as three more people were arrested in Ireland and Vietnam in the sprawling international investigation into what appears to be a people-smuggling ...

Nationals Earn ‘I Told You So’ Title

WASHINGTON (AP) — In some ways, this World Series championship serves as an “I told you so” for the Washington Nationals and their general manager, Mike Rizzo. For the choices to hire, then stick by, manager Dave Martinez, especially in the face of a 19-31 record, the worst 50-game start ...

Warriors Lose Curry To Injury, Look For Answers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — D’Angelo Russell has done this before, forced to take on a far bigger role just last season because of injuries in Brooklyn. And now the new Golden State guard must do it again with the absence of both Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson in a suddenly short-handed ...

OBJ Has Mayfield’s Back

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Odell Beckham Jr. believes the Browns’ offense will come around. Until then, he’s defending Baker Mayfield. On the heels of Cleveland’s quarterback storming away from an interview session and expressing his frustration at losing with a Twitter posting, Beckham said ...

‘Frustrated’ Mayfield Storms Out Of Interview

BEREA, Ohio — Baker Mayfield’s frustration finally boiled over. The losing is beating him. Annoyed with a reporter’s line of questioning about a drive at the end of the first half in last week’s loss at New England, the Browns fiery quarterback abruptly ended his weekly interview ...

McDermott Criticizes ‘Irresponsible’ Moves Of Past

ORCHARD PARK — Bills coach Sean McDermott took a swipe at Buffalo’s former front office in defending the team’s decision to stand pat at the trade deadline despite having several needs to address. “If there’s not a responsible move for us to make, we’re not going to make it,” ...

How Much Are College Athletes’ Worth?

How much are a college athlete’s name, image and likeness worth? And who would want to pay for them? The questions are front and center now that the NCAA, pressured by individual states that have started acting on their own, has taken a major step toward allowing athletes to make money off ...

Nationals Win World Series

HOUSTON — Almost out of contention in May, champs in October. Howie Kendrick, Anthony Rendon and the Washington Nationals completed their amazing comeback journey — fittingly with one final, late rally on the road. In Game 7 of the World Series, no less. Kendrick and Rendon homered in ...

Pentagon Releases New Details On Raid

WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest Nation’s Report Card is painting a dismal picture of math and reading achievement among American fourth and eighth graders despite a few bright spots. Students in the nation’s capital, which faced multiple scandals in its public school system last year, made ...

Dismal Picture

WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest Nation’s Report Card is painting a dismal picture of math and reading achievement among American fourth and eighth graders despite a few bright spots. Students in the nation’s capital, which faced multiple scandals in its public school system last year, made ...

1st Big Vote Set On Probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — House investigators are asking former national security adviser John Bolton to testify in their impeachment inquiry, deepening their reach into the White House as the probe accelerates toward a potential vote to remove the president. Democratic lawmakers want to hear next ...

Democrats Set Stage For OK Of Impeachment Ground Rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats set the stage Wednesday for certain House approval of the ground rules lawmakers will use when they consider impeaching President Donald Trump as the chamber braced for its first showdown over the inquiry. There was no doubt that the Democratic-controlled body ...

Nationals Force Game 7

HOUSTON — Stephen Strasburg took a gem into the ninth inning and Juan Soto ran all the way to first base with his bat following a go-ahead home run, the same way Houston slugger Alex Bregman did earlier. Washington has matched the Astros pitch for pitch, hit for hit, win for win — even ...

Ovechkin Caps Big Night With OT Goal

TORONTO (AP) — Alex Ovechkin scored his second goal of the game during an overtime power play to complete a four-point night, and the Washington Capitals beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-3 on Tuesday night. John Carlson also scored twice for Washington. Nicklas Backstrom added three assists, ...

Stocks Open Busy Week; Record High Anticipated

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks moved broadly higher in midday trading Monday, putting the S&P 500 on track for a record high at the beginning of a busy week of corporate earnings and economic reports. Wall Street will get reports from 156 companies in the benchmark index this week. The company ...

After Leader’s Death, IS Victims Don’t See Closure

PARIS (AP) — For Georges Salines, whose 28-year-old daughter Lola was killed when Islamic extremists went on a bloody rampage in Paris in 2015, the death of the man who inspired the attack brought a welcome “sense of satisfaction.” But like other survivors and families of victims of the ...

Minimizing Damage

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington, D.C., has dangled hotel discounts tied to the Chinese Lunar New Year. Arizona has promoted its outdoor attractions to draw visitors during another popular Chinese holiday. San Francisco has expanded its social media presence on Chinese apps to market ...

Pentagon Increasing Efforts To Protect Syria’s Oil Fields

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pivoting from the dramatic killing of the Islamic State’s leader, the Pentagon is increasing U.S. efforts to protect Syria’s oil fields from the extremist group as well as from Syria itself and the country’s Russian allies. It’s a new high-stakes mission even as ...