Author Archives: Associated Press

  • Serena Williams Rolls to US Open Quarters

    NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams reached her first Grand Slam quarterfinal of the year with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Kaia Kenepi in the U.S. Open on Monday, keeping her hopes alive for a third straight Flushing Meadows crown. The top-seeded Williams, who lost in the fourth round of the Australian ...

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  • Ferguson’s Flashpoint Sparks National Outrage

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — They were killed in Wisconsin, New York and California. Some were shot on the street. One was killed in a Wal-Mart. Another died after being placed in a chokehold. All died at the hands of police and all have been united by one thing: the killing of Michael Brown. Details may ...

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  • Serena Williams Runs US Open Winning Streak to 17 !!!

    NEW YORK (AP) — Bidding for a third consecutive U.S. Open title, Serena Williams moved into the fourth round by beating 52nd-ranked Varvara Lepchenko 6-3, 6-3 Saturday. The No. 1-ranked and No. 1-seeded Williams has faced American opponents in all three of her matches this week while extending ...

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  • Ferguson Slowly Starting to Make Comeback

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The unmistakable signs of healing are beginning to dot Ferguson, even the small area of this St. Louis-area suburb that was the center of attention for three weeks. But those in the community know they’ve got a long way to go. Some merchants say business hasn’t ...

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  • UN: Ebola Disease Caseload Could Reach 20,000

    GENEVA (AP) — The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is accelerating and could grow six times larger to infect as many as 20,000 people, the World Health Organization said Thursday. The U.N. health agency unveiled a new road map for containing the virus, and scientists are fast-tracking efforts to ...

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  • Comedian Tracy Morgan Still Struggling after Crash

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — An attorney for Tracy Morgan says the former “Saturday Night Live” actor is having a tough time recovering from a June accident on the New Jersey Turnpike that left a fellow comedian dead. Attorney Benedict Morelli tells The Star-Ledger newspaper ...

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  • Rams Cut Michael Sam, 1st Openly Gay Player Drafted

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Rams cut Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team. Coach Jeff Fisher repeated over and over that it was purely a football decision. “I will tell you this: I was pulling for Mike,” Fisher said at news conference on Saturday. ...

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  • Rosa Parks’ Archive Bought by Warren Buffett’s Son

    DETROIT (AP) — Hundreds of items that belonged to civil rights icon Rosa Parks and have been sitting unseen for years in a New York warehouse were sold to a foundation run by the son of billionaire investment guru Warren Buffett, the younger Buffett said Thursday. Howard G. Buffett told The ...

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  • Mourners Urge Black Americans to Take Action

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The mourners filled an enormous church to remember Michael Brown — recalling him as a “gentle giant,” aspiring rapper and recent high school graduate on his way to a technical college. But the funeral that unfolded Monday was about much more than the Black ...

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