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NEW YORK | Peppers, Miller, Davis among 32 NFL Man of Year finalists

NEW YORK— Julius Peppers, Von Miller and Vernon Davis are among the 32 nominees announced Thursday for the NFL’s Walter Payton Man of the Year award. Unlike in the past, when three finalists were selected before a recipient was chosen, one player from every NFL team is a finalist. All will be recognized and participate … Continue reading NEW YORK | Peppers, Miller, Davis among 32 NFL Man of Year finalists

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. | Pats’ Brady sits out practice Friday, questionable vs. Jets

FOXBOROUGH, Mass.— New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady did not participate in the team’s last practice before Sunday’s game against the New York Jets and was listed as questionable to play. The 41-year-old three-time NFL MVP hurt his knee when he slipped after receiving a pass in last week’s game against Tennessee. He was listed … Continue reading FOXBOROUGH, Mass. | Pats’ Brady sits out practice Friday, questionable vs. Jets

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | Federal judge says Florida voters can fix ballot signature

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.— A federal judge early Thursday ordered that voters in Florida be given until this weekend to fix their ballots if they haven’t been counted due to mismatched signatures. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Mark Walker came just hours before a 3 p.m. deadline counties have to finish recounts that could determine the … Continue reading TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | Federal judge says Florida voters can fix ballot signature

PARIS | The Latest: US, NATO consulting on Russia nuclear pact

PARIS — The Latest on President Donald Trump in France (all times local): 2:20 p.m. French officials say the Trump administration has agreed to consult with NATO partners on its plan to pull out of a arms control treaty with Russia. Aides to French President Emmanuel Macron said the decision was made during a meeting … Continue reading PARIS | The Latest: US, NATO consulting on Russia nuclear pact

ANKARA, Turkey | The Latest: US urges UN to press Saudi Arabia on slaying

ANKARA, Turkey — The Latest on the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi (all times local): 4:15 p.m. Five months after quitting the U.N.’s top human rights body, the United States has resurfaced at a Human Rights Council venue — calling for a “thorough, conclusive and transparent” investigation into the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. … Continue reading ANKARA, Turkey | The Latest: US urges UN to press Saudi Arabia on slaying

NEW YORK | Diana Ross, John Legend set for Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade

NEW YORK  — Diana Ross, John Legend, Bad Bunny, Kane Brown and Ella Mai will be among the stars celebrating at Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. Macy’s said Thursday that Martina McBride, Pentatonix, Rita Ora, Sugarland and Anika Noni Rose also will participate in the 92nd annual parade on Nov. 22. The … Continue reading NEW YORK | Diana Ross, John Legend set for Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade

JERUSALEM | Following Netanyahu visit, Israeli minister to head to Oman

JERUSALEM  — The office of a senior Israeli Cabinet minister says he will travel to Oman next week, days after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited the Gulf state. Arye Shalicar, an adviser to Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz, said Sunday that Katz will participate in an international transportation conference. He says Katz, who’s also Israel’s minister … Continue reading JERUSALEM | Following Netanyahu visit, Israeli minister to head to Oman

WARSAW, Poland | Polish schools cancel LGBT tolerance day under govt pressure

WARSAW, Poland— Several schools in Poland have canceled activities promoting tolerance for gays and lesbians following government pressure and threats in some places. More than 200 schools had planned to take part in “Rainbow Friday,” an anti-discrimination event that a civic rights group, the Campaign Against Homophobia, had promoted in hopes of building greater acceptance … Continue reading WARSAW, Poland | Polish schools cancel LGBT tolerance day under govt pressure

WASHINGTON | Sandra Day O’Connor announces likely Alzheimer’s diagnosis

WASHINGTON— Sandra Day O’Connor, the first woman on the Supreme Court, says she has the beginning stages of dementia and “probably Alzheimer’s disease.” O’Connor made the announcement in a letter Tuesday. She said that her diagnosis was made “some time ago” and that as her condition has progressed she is “no longer able to participate … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Sandra Day O’Connor announces likely Alzheimer’s diagnosis

BERLIN | The Latest: Erdogan: Turkish journalist should be extradited

BERLIN— The Latest on the Turkish president’s visit to Germany (all times local): 1:45 p.m. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says prominent Turkish journalist Can Dundar, who is in exile in Germany, is a convicted spy and should be extradited to Turkey. Erdogan told reporters Friday: “At this moment this person is, according to Turkish … Continue reading BERLIN | The Latest: Erdogan: Turkish journalist should be extradited

DHAKA, Bangladesh | Journalists slam pending Bangladesh digital security law

DHAKA, Bangladesh — Journalists and human rights groups are demanding major amendments to a bill recently passed in Bangladesh’s Parliament, saying it will further choke constitutionally protected freedom of speech. A powerful body of editors of leading newspapers and TV stations has officially protested the bill, called the Digital Security Act, and plans to form … Continue reading DHAKA, Bangladesh | Journalists slam pending Bangladesh digital security law

MADRID | Real Madrid president against Liga plan to play game in US

MADRID  — Real Madrid president Florentino Perez says that his team will not participate in the Spanish league’s scheme to play regular-season matches in the United States. Perez says Sunday that “We are not going to the United States. we do not know who this interests, surely not the clubs or the fans. We are … Continue reading MADRID | Real Madrid president against Liga plan to play game in US

LONDON | Aston Martin valued at $6.7 billion in IPO pricing

LONDON— Aston Martin Lagonda, the maker of James Bond‘s favorite sports car, plans to raise as much as 1.27 billion pounds ($1.67 billion) when it sells shares to investors for the first time. The luxury carmaker says it will sell a 25 percent stake for between 17.50 pounds and 22.50 pounds a share, valuing the … Continue reading LONDON | Aston Martin valued at $6.7 billion in IPO pricing

CHICAGO | Chicago hotel workers strike in pursuit of better benefits

CHICAGO — Workers are picketing outside several downtown Chicago hotels as housekeepers, servers, cooks and others participate in a strike as part of an effort to get better benefits. The Friday walkout is planned for 25 hotels and comes after members of the hotel workers’ union, Unite Here Local 1, voted to authorize a strike … Continue reading CHICAGO | Chicago hotel workers strike in pursuit of better benefits

WASHINGTON | After criticism, Trump honors McCain’s service to country

WASHINGTON — Glowering in public and near-silent for two days, President Donald Trump relented under pressure by tersely recognizing Sen. John McCain’s “service to our country” and re-lowering the White House flag. While much of the nation remembered McCain’s record as a war hero, longtime senator and presidential nominee over the weekend, Trump had nursed … Continue reading WASHINGTON | After criticism, Trump honors McCain’s service to country

BEREA, Ohio | Browns’ Josh Gordon cleared by NFL for practices, games

BEREA, Ohio  — The NFL has cleared Josh Gordon’s route to the field. Gordon, whose career has been derailed by drug and alcohol addictions, “can return to all activities, including games,” league spokesman Brian McCarthy said Saturday. Gordon is not expected to participate in any drills for a few days, but could be practicing early … Continue reading BEREA, Ohio | Browns’ Josh Gordon cleared by NFL for practices, games

BEREA, Ohio | Browns’ Josh Gordon back on active roster, set to practice

BEREA, Ohio— Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon is another step closer to playing again. The former Pro Bowler was cleared to participate in team walk-throughs on the field Saturday after the Browns removed Gordon from the active/non-football injury list. Gordon had only been working on the side with trainers and watching practice since returning Aug. … Continue reading BEREA, Ohio | Browns’ Josh Gordon back on active roster, set to practice

WALLINGFORD, Conn | Program combats ageism by having students live with seniors

WALLINGFORD, Conn— Victoria Kozar, like many students, met one of her best friends while in college. The now 23-year-old, who attended Quinnipiac University in Connecticut, says she and Beth lived in the same building and spent hours talking about everything from boyfriends to baking. Her other friends are usually surprised when they find out that … Continue reading WALLINGFORD, Conn | Program combats ageism by having students live with seniors