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FILE - In this June 29, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Tyler Skaggs throws to the Oakland Athletics during a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif. Skaggs died from a toxic mix of the powerful painkillers fentanyl and oxycodone along with alcohol in an accidental overdose, a medical examiner in Texas ruled in a report released Friday, Aug. 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
August 31, 2019 - 3:39 am
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The family of Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs says it was startled to learn that a club employee "may" be part of the investigation into the 27-year-old's death from an accidental drug overdose. A Texas coroner said in a report made public Friday that Skaggs died...
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FILE - In this April 4, 2019, file photo, then-Golden State Warriors' DeMarcus Cousins is shown during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers, in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Lakers and the NBA say they're investigating a claim that center DeMarcus Cousins threatened violence against a former girlfriend. The Lakers issued a statement saying they "take this claim seriously." The team and the NBA both say they're gathering information and looking into the allegations. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
August 30, 2019 - 10:52 am
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Alabama police have issued an arrest warrant for Los Angeles Lakers center DeMarcus Cousins on a misdemeanor domestic violence charge for harassing communications. . The Mobile municipal court website indicates a warrant was issued for harassing communications, but does not list...
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FILE - In this Nov. 24, 1963 file photo, Lee Harvey Oswald reacts as Dallas night club owner Jack Ruby, foreground, shoots at him from point blank range in a corridor of Dallas police headquarters At left is Detective Jim Leavelle. The longtime Dallas lawman who was captured in one of history's most iconic photographs as he escorted President John F. Kennedy's assassin moments before he was fatally shot, has died on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019. He was 99. (Bob Jackson/Dallas Times-Herald via AP)
August 30, 2019 - 10:37 am
DALLAS (AP) — Jim Leavelle, the longtime Dallas lawman who was captured in one of history's most iconic photographs as he escorted President John F. Kennedy's assassin as he was fatally shot, has died. He was 99. Leavelle, distinctive in his light-colored suit and white Stetson, is seen in the...
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Designate premier Giuseppe Conte delivers his speech after a meeting with President Sergio Mattarella at Rome's Quirinale presidential palace, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019. Italy's president has given the recently resigned premier, Giuseppe Conte, a fresh mandate to see if he can cobble together a new government backed by the populist 5-Star Movement and center-left Democrats. (Alessandro Di Met/ANSA via AP)
August 29, 2019 - 4:19 pm
ROME (AP) — Days after stepping down, Italy's ex-premier accepted the role of premier-designate on Thursday in a bid to cobble together a new coalition of long-time political foes aimed at blocking a power grab by Matteo Salvini, the right-wing leader whose anti-migrant crackdowns and euroskeptic...
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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy speaks to newly elected Ukrainian parliament deputies during parliament session in Kyiv, Ukraine, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019. Parliament in Ukraine has opened for its first session since an election last month. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
August 29, 2019 - 11:51 am
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's president on Thursday urged lawmakers to help liberalize the economy and pursue integration into Europe as the newly-elected parliament swiftly approved his appointees for top government jobs. Speaking in parliament, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, a comedian elected president...
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August 29, 2019 - 8:10 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain's Princess Charlotte will soon be starting school, and she'll have her older brother to help her get used to a new place. Kensington Palace said Thursday that the 4-year-old princess will attend her first day of school on Sept. 5. Charlotte and 6-year-old Prince George will be...
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Reilly Opelka, of the United States, returns a shot to Dominik Koepfer, of Germany, during the second round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
August 28, 2019 - 11:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): ___ 12:25 a.m. Reilly Opelka's winning streak in New York is over — and on his birthday, no less. The American was beaten 6-4, 6-4, 7-6 (2) by qualifier Dominik Koepfer in the last match completed at the U.S. Open on a...
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Cleveland Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco makes his first game appearance since being diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia in June, during a rehab assignment with the Akron RubberDucks in the sixth inning of a baseball game at Canal Park, Monday, Aug. 19, 2019, in Akron, Ohio. (Jeff Lange/Beacon Journal/Ohio.com via AP)
August 28, 2019 - 9:37 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland manager Terry Francona says the Indians plan on activating right-handed pitcher Carlos Carrasco from the 60-day injured list Sunday, Francona told the MLB Network Radio about the planned move Wednesday. The 32-year-old Carrasco has been out of major league action since...
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The League party leader Matteo Salvini talks to journalists after meeting with Italian President Sergio Mattarella at Rome's Quirinale presidential palace, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019. Mattarella continued receiving political leaders to explore if a solid majority with staying power exists in Parliament for a new government that could win the required confidence vote. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
August 28, 2019 - 5:52 pm
ROME (AP) — Two Italian political parties agreed Wednesday to try to form a new coalition government, putting aside past rivalry to forestall an election that could put right-wing nationalist Matteo Salvini in power as premier. Luigi di Maio, the leader of the populist 5-Star Movement, said he had...
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Artist Kaya Mar protests with a picture at the gate of Downing Street in London, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019. Prime Minister Johnson has written to fellow lawmakers explaining his decision to ask Queen Elizabeth II to suspend Parliament as part of the government plans before the Brexit split from Europe. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
August 28, 2019 - 9:30 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 3:10 p.m. U.S. President Donald Trump says it will be hard for the leader of Britain's main opposition party to seek a no-confidence vote on Prime Minister Boris Johnson over Brexit. Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn and other opponents of...
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