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September 1, 2014 - 3:04pm
6 min 18 sec ago

AMES, Iowa (AP) — One of the defining qualities of Iowa State coach Paul Rhoads is his ability to generate optimism in lieu of success.

It's going to be tough to keep selling hope after another awful start.

The Cyclones (0-1) didn't just drop their first game for the second year in a row. They fell at home, 34-14, to North Dakota State — an FCS program with 22 fewer scholarships, a new coach and a new quarterback.

Considering...

September 1, 2014 - 2:48pm
6 min 18 sec ago

NEW YORK (AP) — A former newsman who worked for The Associated Press for 39 years has died in New York. Bruce Hodgman was 76.

His wife, Marion Hodgman, says he died Friday at a hospital 18 months after he was diagnosed with cancer.

Hodgman began his AP career in 1962 in Hartford, Connecticut, as a capitol correspondent, sending reports by teletype. He transferred to AP headquarters in New York three years later, working as an editor and supervisor...

September 1, 2014 - 2:41pm
6 min 17 sec ago

DALLAS (AP) — Police say a speeding car slammed into a tree after losing control along a Dallas roadway, killing all six people inside.

Dallas police officer Monica Cordova says the crash occurred Sunday night in a residential area in southeast Dallas. The victims were two teenage boys, two men and two women ranging in age from 15 to 23.

Cordova says the 20-year-old driver lost control as the road curved when the back passenger-side tire of the...

September 1, 2014 - 2:10pm
6 min 17 sec ago

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas quarterback David Ash, who missed most of last season with concussion symptoms, will not play this week against BYU after getting headaches and feeling dizzy in the hours following the Longhorns' season-opening win over North Texas.

Ash took several hard hits to the head in the 38-7 win, but head coach Charlie Strong said Monday that Ash showed no symptoms during the game. Ash called staff to report his symptoms about 90 minutes after the game...

September 1, 2014 - 1:42pm
6 min 17 sec ago

ASHAROKEN, N.Y. (AP) — On a tiny spit of land off Long Island, the wealthy village of Asharoken faces a dilemma borne of Superstorm Sandy.

Either it accepts millions of dollars in federal aid to build a protective sand dune and for the first time in its nearly 90-year existence allows the public to use its beach or it rejects the aid and retains its privacy, potentially worsening an erosion problem that saw part of its main road washed out and power lines toppled during...

September 1, 2014 - 1:41pm
6 min 17 sec ago

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska defensive end Randy Gregory is doubtful for this week's game against McNeese State because of a knee injury, putting junior Jack Gangwish in line for his first start.

Gregory, who led the Big Ten in sacks last season, left the Florida Atlantic game after the Cornhuskers' first defensive series Saturday. Coach Bo Pelini said Monday that Gregory had a basketball injury from several years ago "flare up," and it caused a clicking sensation in...

September 1, 2014 - 1:27pm
6 min 17 sec ago

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Police say a 2-year-old girl who was left in a van for an extended period of time has died in Virginia.

Police spokesman Scott Leamon says in a news release that authorities received a report of an unresponsive child at 4:27 p.m. Sunday in Roanoke. Emergency responders pronounced the girl dead at the scene.

Leamon says a preliminary investigation indicates that a parent accidentally left the girl in a car seat in the van. The van...

September 1, 2014 - 12:54pm
16 min 16 sec ago

BOSTON (AP) — Boston College doesn't have a player who can replace Heisman Trophy finalist Andre Williams.

So the Eagles will rotate three players at running back. And quarterback Tyler Murphy can carry the ball, too.

Murphy was the leading rusher in BC's season-opening victory over UMass on Saturday. He carried the ball 13 times for 118 yards and a touchdown on a 1-yard naked bootleg. The Florida transfer also completed 17 of 24 passes for 173 yards...

September 1, 2014 - 12:50pm
6 min 17 sec ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has sent official notification to Congress of his order for last week's airstrikes and humanitarian aid drops to help Iraqis threatened by Islamic State militants.

The White House on Monday released a letter formally letting Congress' leaders know that Obama approved the mission that repelled Sunni fighters in the northern Shiite town of Amirli and dropped food, water and medical supplies for civilians.

Such...

September 1, 2014 - 12:43pm
6 min 17 sec ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jennifer Lawrence has contacted authorities to investigate who stole and posted nude images of the Oscar winner online, a publicist for the actress said.

Intimate images of the actress, who stars in "The Hunger Games" film franchise and won an Academy Award for her role in "Silver Linings Playbook," began appearing online on Sunday. Naked images purporting to be of other female stars were also posted, although the authenticity of many of the images...

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