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October 13, 2015 - 12:01am
9 hours 3 min ago

NEW YORK (AP) — It's most definitely Emilia Clarke's year.

The 28-year-old Londoner, who plays menacing, white-haired Daenerys Targaryen, aka Khaleesi, aka Mother of Dragons on "Game of Thrones," is Esquire's Sexiest Woman Alive.

The magazine made the announcement early Tuesday, but GQ got there first, anointing Clarke Woman of the Year in September.

In addition to her high-profile role on the massively popular HBO series, Clarke...

October 12, 2015 - 11:49pm
9 hours 13 min ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter accounts for websites Deadspin and SB Nation were suspended by the social media platform Monday night after the NFL filed notices related to their use of copyrighted video highlights.

The NFL told The Associated Press that it requested Twitter "disable links to more than a dozen pirated NFL game videos and highlights that violate the NFL's copyright," adding that it did not request that any Twitter accounts be disabled.


October 12, 2015 - 11:13pm
9 hours 33 min ago

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City Fire Department official says two firefighters were killed and two were injured when a burning building collapsed.

Fire Department Battalion Chief James Garrett tells the Kansas City Star ( ) crews were dispatched to a building on the northeast side of town around 7:30 p.m. Monday. He says firefighters found the building that includes apartments heavily damaged, and they evacuated people from inside....

October 12, 2015 - 10:31pm
10 hours 3 min ago

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A tribal official says a wildfire in South Dakota on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation has been partially contained.

Johnelle Leingang is the tribal chairman's executive secretary and a member of the tribe's emergency response team. She tells the Bismarck Tribune ( ) the fire that started near Wakpala, South Dakota, was "fairly well" contained by Monday afternoon.

She estimates that about 4.5 square miles...

October 12, 2015 - 10:31pm
11 hours 43 min ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Carey Mulligan gave birth a couple of weeks ago, but just recently revealed her baby's gender.

It's Mumford and daughter for Mulligan and her husband. She's married to Mumford & Sons frontman Marcus Mumford.

While on the red carpet Monday for her new film, "Suffragette," she says she had a little girl.

The baby's name is Evelyn, Mulligan says smiling.

The new mom says she has been too busy...

October 12, 2015 - 10:25pm
4 hours 53 min ago

BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi authorities say a man resisting eviction died after he barricaded himself in his apartment and fired shots at police.

Warren Strain, spokesman for the Mississippi Department of Public Safety, says the standoff in Brookhaven began after 6 p.m. Monday and ended just before midnight. He said it began because the man was resisting eviction.

Authorities have not said if the man was shot by police or killed himself. He...

October 12, 2015 - 9:09pm
12 hours 33 min ago

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


The deadly blasts at a peace rally create political fissures across the country as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan tries again for a ruling majority in parliament.


Martin O'Malley, Jim Webb and...

October 12, 2015 - 8:28pm
12 hours 33 min ago

COLUMBIA, Md. (AP) — Howard County Police have identified the officer who shot and killed a man who threatened him with a knife.

The department said in a news release Monday that Officer First Class Luke Buchanan shot 19-year-old Gary Carmona Boitano of Hyattsville.

Boitano was shot Friday after officers were called to a home in Columbia, about 22 miles southwest of Baltimore. A caller reported that a man with a knife was inside the home and...

October 12, 2015 - 8:23pm
13 hours 43 min ago

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — The University of California, Berkeley is defending its handling of sexual harassment complaints against a prominent astronomer amid accusations that the professor was inadequately disciplined for inappropriate behavior with students.

The university has not shared details of the six-month investigation of Professor Geoffrey Marcy that concluded in June when he was found to have violated campus sex harassment policies.

But it...

October 12, 2015 - 8:17pm
13 hours 53 min ago

MERRIT ISLAND, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a man was electrocuted while working on a boat dock at the site of the HGTV Dream Home giveaway in central Florida.

Brevard County Fire Rescue reports that paramedics responded to the Merritt Island home, about 55 miles southeast of Orlando, Monday afternoon and pulled the unresponsive man out of Indian River Lagoon. The man was rushed to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The sheriff's office was...

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