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Giants rout Royals 7-1 in World Series opener

Giants rout Royals 7-1 in World Series opener

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants put a sudden stop to the Kansas City Royals’ perfect postseason roll.
Updated: 2 hours ago
With no fan onstage, Crist, Scott debate gets heated

With no fan onstage, Crist, Scott debate gets heated

Florida’s economy — and which candidate would help it more — drove the final debate held Tuesday between Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democrat Charlie Crist.
Updated: 3 hours ago

Former lawmaker won’t be prosecuted in lobbying case

ORLANDO — A former Florida lawmaker won’t face prosecution for violating the state’s open meetings laws after a judge ruled Tuesday that applying the law to a private citizen could violate a constitutional right to free speech....
Updated: 5 hours ago
U.S. expands Ebola checks; Rwanda to check Americans

U.S. expands Ebola checks; Rwanda to check Americans

WASHINGTON — Fending off demands to ban travel from Ebola-stricken West Africa, the Obama administration instead tightened the nation’s defenses against Ebola by requiring that all arrivals from the disease-ravaged zone pass through one...
Updated: 5 hours ago

Cowboys release Michael Sam from practice squad

IRVING, Texas — Michael Sam will have to wait for a third team to give the NFL’s first openly gay player a chance to appear in a regular-season game.
Updated: 5 hours ago

Target offers free shipping on all holiday items

NEW YORK – Target Corp. is offering for the first time free shipping on all items for its online holiday customers, including even $6 lipsticks, as the discounter throws itself in the ring to compete better with the likes of Amazon.
Updated: 5 hours ago
Former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee dies

Former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee dies

WASHINGTON – Ben Bradlee, the hard-charging editor who guided The Washington Post through its Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of the Watergate scandal and invigorated its newsroom for more than two decades, died Tuesday. He was 93.
Updated: 5 hours ago

Backpage.com ask high court to throw out sex trafficking lawsuit

SEATTLE – A lawyer for Backpage.com told the Washington Supreme Court today that a lawsuit filed by three young girls who were sold as prostitutes on the website should be thrown out because they didn’t write the ads, so they’re ...
Updated: 5 hours ago

Teen, 13, pulled over in stolen front-end loader

OCALA – Police say a 13-year-old runaway in north Florida stole a front-end loader and began driving down the interstate with the idea of going to Fort Lauderdale.
Updated: 7 hours ago

S.C. coach fired over watermelon, ape-like celebrations

CHARLESTON, S.C. — A high school football coach was fired because of postgame victory celebrations the district superintendent said involved players smashing watermelons and making ape-like sounds.
Updated: 8 hours ago