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November 25, 2015 - 7:21am
1 day 20 hours ago

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation has announced $7 million in donations, including $500,000 to Hunter's Hope.

Hunter's Hope was created by former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly and his wife, Jill, in honor of their late son, Hunter. It's dedicated to funding research to treat and cure Krabbe leukodystrophy.

The foundation's website says the Western New York Amateur Football Alliance also will receive $500,000 to create a...

November 25, 2015 - 6:50am
1 day 20 hours ago

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a Virginia Beach man they say stalked a 10-year-old boy he unsuccessfully tried to adopt and gave him items with hidden GPS trackers.

The Virginian-Pilot ( ), citing court documents, reports 41-year-old William Thomas Duncan Jr. had given the boy three items with GPS trackers hidden inside.

Court documents say Duncan showed up at the boy's school and at a field trip at the...

November 25, 2015 - 6:45am
1 day 17 hours ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. commander in Afghanistan says some of those most closely involved in the mistaken air attack on a hospital in Kunduz have been suspended from their duties.

Gen. John Campbell isn't giving names or saying how many people have been temporarily removed from their jobs.

He said at a news conference Wednesday in the Afghanistan capital that those individuals will be subject to investigation under the military justice or...

November 25, 2015 - 6:03am
1 day 4 hours ago

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:


Moscow says it will deploy long-range air-defense missiles to its base in Syria to destroy targets that threaten its planes.


U.S. military officials say...

November 25, 2015 - 5:28am
1 day 20 hours ago

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — The founder of the National Association of Sports Officials is worried that recent violence against referees is hurting efforts to retain officials around the country.

Barry Mano founded NASO in 1980 and spent 23 years as a college basketball referee. A 2002 survey by his group discovered that 90 percent of high school officials believed they had a referee shortage — and Mano doubts those concerns have gone away in the face of growing animosity...

November 25, 2015 - 4:51am
1 day 20 hours ago

The latest on the mass movement of asylum seekers and others seeking refuge in Europe. All times local:

10:25 a.m.

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is attending a summit of southeast European leaders that focuses on tensions in the region over a surge of asylum seekers and migrants crossing the territory.

Biden's trip Wednesday comes amid a debate in the United States about whether to admit Syrian refugees following the Islamic...

November 25, 2015 - 4:01am
1 day 4 hours ago

MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Sandra continues to strengthen as a powerful Category 3 hurricane off Mexico's Pacific coast, but there is no current threat to land.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center says it's the strongest hurricane in the eastern Pacific for this late in the year.

The hurricane's maximum sustained winds increased Wednesday night to 120 mph (195 kph). The Center says Sandra could grow even stronger later Wednesday, but should begin to lose...

November 25, 2015 - 3:30am
1 day 1 hour ago

CHICAGO (AP) — The latest on the aftermath of the shooting of a black teenager by a white Chicago police officer (all times local):

9:45 p.m.

A crowd of chanting protesters is continuing demonstrations around downtown Chicago over the shooting death of a black teenager by a white police officer.

As one group wrapped up efforts for the night outside a police station, others marched on.

Some yelled, "Whose...

November 25, 2015 - 3:15am
1 day 21 hours ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio staked out a hard-line position on abortion in the first GOP debate, Hillary Rodham Clinton took notice.

The Democratic front-runner quickly blasted Rubio's assertion that he did not support abortion exceptions for victims of rape and incest as "offensive and troubling." At Clinton's Brooklyn campaign headquarters, aides saw echoes of the controversial candidate comments on abortion that hurt...

November 25, 2015 - 3:06am
1 day 21 hours ago

Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Nov. 16-22. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership.

1. NFL Football: Cincinnati at Arizona, NBC, 18.01 million.

2. "NCIS," CBS, 16.59 million.

3. "The Big Bang Theory," CBS, 15.19 million.

4. "Sunday Night NFL Pregame Show," NBC, 13.69 million.

5. "The Walking Dead," AMC, 13.22 million.

6. "NCIS: New...

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