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Raiders score on final play to beat Chiefs 31-30

Derek Carr, Amari Cooper

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Wins have been so hard to come by for the Oakland Raiders that it took three tries at the final play for them finally to pull this one out and possibly save their season. Derek Carr threw a 2-yard touchdown pass to Michael Crabtree on the final play after the game was extended by two straight ... Read More »

Make China Great Again! Xi leads China into muscular new era

BEIJING (AP) — In this summer’s “Wolf Warrior II,” Chinese action star Wu Jing portrays a tough super-patriot who rescues both fellow countrymen and oppressed Africans with help from the People’s Liberation Army. Audiences loved what became China’s biggest-grossing movie ever. Some reportedly sang the national anthem as the movie closed on an image of a Chinese passport and the ... Read More »

AP source: Tigers in talks to hire Gardenhire as manager

Ron Gardenhire

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers were in talks Thursday to hire Ron Gardenhire as manager, according to a person with knowledge of the discussions. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because no announcement had been made. Gardenhire was the bench coach this season for the Arizona Diamondbacks. He managed the Minnesota Twins from 2002-14. The Tigers are replacing ... Read More »

Brexit, migrants and taxing Google _ big stakes at EU summit

BRUSSELS (AP) — Brexit is Europe’s big worry but isn’t the only global problem that the leaders of 28 EU nations are trying to resolve at their latest summit. Here’s a look at what the leaders are grappling with at meetings that resume Friday: BREXIT BURNOUT British Prime Minister Theresa May came to Brussels on Thursday trying to reinvigorate divorce ... Read More »

Closing arguments set in deadly meningitis outbreak trial

Glenn Chin

BOSTON (AP) — Attorneys are preparing to make their closing arguments in the case of a Massachusetts pharmacist charged with second-degree murder in a deadly meningitis outbreak. Closing arguments in Glenn Chin’s trial are expected Friday in Boston’s federal courthouse. Chin faces second-degree murder, mail fraud and other charges under federal racketeering law. The 2012 outbreak that killed 76 people ... Read More »

Ahoy! ‘Old Ironsides,’ world’s oldest warship, sailing again

BOSTON (AP) — The newly refurbished USS Constitution is taking its first spin under sail in three years. Friday’s joyride from Charlestown Navy Yard in Boston to Fort Independence on Castle Island will celebrate the U.S. Navy’s 242nd birthday and the 220th anniversary of the iconic vessel’s maiden voyage. The world’s oldest commissioned warship will fire a 21-gun salute in ... Read More »

Thunder top Knicks 105-84 in OKC debuts for George, Anthony

Russell Westbrook

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Much has changed about the Thunder. One thing hasn’t — Russell Westbrook still gets triple-doubles. The reigning MVP had 21 points, 16 assists and 10 rebounds, and Oklahoma City beat the New York Knicks 105-84 on Thursday night in their first regular-season game with All-Star additions Paul George and Carmelo Anthony. Anthony liked watching Westbrook’s dynamic ... Read More »

Before execution, Alabama inmate defiant with words, actions

Torrey Twane McNabb

ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — A convicted cop killer who sued Alabama over its lethal injection method was put to death Thursday night, but not before he cursed at the state and said: “I hate you.” As the procedure began, Torrey Twane McNabb, 40, raised both of his middle fingers in a show of defiance. McNabb’s attorneys had unsuccessfully sought to ... Read More »

AP Top International News at 4:57 a.m. EDT

Study finds pollution is deadlier than war, disaster, hunger The Latest: Russia says US travel warning proves its point Drone video shows devastation in Raqqa, Syria Make China Great Again! Xi leads China into muscular new era Pro-independence Catalans make cash withdrawals in protest The Latest: Ireland PM praises May, wants more Brexit detail US drone strike targets al-Shabab after ... Read More »

AP Top U.S. News at 4:57 a.m. EDT

Evoking slain son, Kelly defends Trump on condolence calls California fires cause $1B in damage, burn 7,000 buildings Witness: Suspect gathered co-workers, then started shooting Trump’s border wall models take shape in San Diego Alabama inmate defiant before his execution for killing cop New Battle of the Alamo is brewing over Texas shrine revamp Judge won’t throw out ruling explaining ... Read More »