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Australian prime minister did not tell Trump of refugee deal

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian prime minister on Monday confirmed that he did not tell President-elect Donald Trump that the United States had agreed to resettle an unspecified number of refugees languishing at Australia’s expense in Pacific island camps. In announcing the deal on Sunday, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull would not say whether he … Continue reading Australian prime minister did not tell Trump of refugee deal

Rocker Leon Russell dies in Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Leon Russell, who performed, sang and produced some of rock ‘n’ roll’s top records, has died. He was 74. An email from Leon Russell Records to The Associated Press says Russell died Sunday in Nashville. The email cites Russell’s wife as the source of the information. Russell had heart bypass surgery … Continue reading Rocker Leon Russell dies in Nashville

Cardinals, Matheny agree to 3-year contract extension

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny, whose team missed the playoffs in 2016 for the first time in his five-year tenure, has agreed to a three-year contract extension. The Cardinals announced the new contract Thursday, a day after the rival Chicago Cubs won the World Series. Terms were not disclosed. Matheny … Continue reading Cardinals, Matheny agree to 3-year contract extension

The Latest: New Zealand downgrades tsunami warnings

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The Latest on a strong earthquake that struck New Zealand (all times local): 7:25 a.m. Authorities in New Zealand have downgraded tsunami warnings around the country following a powerful earthquake. The magnitude-7.8 quake struck the South Island early Monday, just after midnight. The Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management … Continue reading The Latest: New Zealand downgrades tsunami warnings

Pence’s transition job could signal key role in White House

NEW YORK (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump’s decision to empower his running mate Mike Pence to steer the presidential transition gives the soon-to-be vice president a powerful hand in shaping the incoming government and could foreshadow that he will play an outsized role in the White House. Pence’s ascension is in line with a recent … Continue reading Pence’s transition job could signal key role in White House

AP TOP 25 TAKEAWAYS: After 3 unbeatens go down, what now?

The announcement was made in Husky Stadium and the sellout crowd at the Washington-USC game roared. Pittsburgh 43, Clemson 42. It is safe to say that never before has an ACC score made a Seattle crowd so excited. Then Washington went out and lost, too. And Michigan followed up with a loss at Iowa and … Continue reading AP TOP 25 TAKEAWAYS: After 3 unbeatens go down, what now?

Bikers help Springsteen, stranded on the side of the road

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — Coming across Bruce Springsteen on a broken down motorcycle on the side of the road could probably be a lyric from one of his songs, but it really happened for a group of guys from New Jersey. A group from the Freehold American Legion was riding after a Veterans Day event … Continue reading Bikers help Springsteen, stranded on the side of the road

McGregor is UFC’s first 2-division champ, seeks equity stake

NEW YORK (AP) — Conor McGregor raised his arms in triumph before he stepped inside the cage, the cocky Irishman playing to a crowd going wild for UFC’s greatest champion. McGregor ran a circle around the mat, a victory lap of sorts before he even threw a punch. McGregor packed fans to the Madison Square … Continue reading McGregor is UFC’s first 2-division champ, seeks equity stake