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Steelers rally to stun Jaguars in final seconds, 20-16

By The Associated Press JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Ben Roethlisberger was far from perfect until the fourth quarter, and that was all that mattered for the Pittsburgh Steelers. One week after Roethlisberger had a perfect quarterback rating, he overcame three interceptions and a 16-0 deficit by ...

Zverev beats Djokovic to win ATP Finals title

By SAM JOHNSTON The Associated Press LONDON — Despite beating Novak Djokovic in straight sets to win the ATP Finals at only 21, Alexander Zverev knows keeping pace with the Serb isn’t going to be easy. Zverev claimed the biggest title of his career with a 6-4, 6-3 upset on Sunday, ...

In year of Democratic hopes, GOP comes out on top in Fla.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — This was the year Florida’s Democrats spoke ambitiously of ending their 20-year journey in political exile in this battleground state. Instead, election results after a tense and bruising recount showed Republicans coming out on top for governor and even picking up a ...

Trump says ‘no reason’ for him to hear tape of death

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said there is no reason for him to listen to a recording of the “very violent, very vicious” killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, which has put him in a diplomatic bind: how to admonish Riyadh for the slaying yet maintain strong ties with a ...

People in the news

Bieber, Baldwin confirm marriage NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin are confirming their long rumored marriage. On Instagram, at least. The 24-year-old Canadian singer posted a picture on Instagram earlier this week of him holding hands with the 21-year-old model with the ...

Cisneros nabs House seat in Southern Calif.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Democrat Gil Cisneros captured a Republican-held U.S. House seat in Southern California on Saturday, capping a Democratic rout in which the party picked up six congressional seats in the state. In what had been the last undecided House contest in California, Cisneros beat ...

Turbulent stock market spooks some older workers and retirees

CHICAGO — The recent turbulence in the U.S. stock markets is spooking some older workers and retirees, a group that was hit particularly hard during the most recent financial crisis. There’s no indication, though, that the recent volatility has brought about large-scale overhauls in ...

Clown in Southeast Texas spreads cheer to patients in need at hospital

BEAUMONT, Texas — Every week, Larry Thompson dons a crisp, white doctor’s coat and sets off from his home in Port Neches to make rounds at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont. The Beaumont Enterprise reports he’s always got a smile on his face. It’s painted on, actually, a broad, colorful ...

Rain could hinder search for victims

By SUDHIN THANAWALA The Associated Press PARADISE, Calif. — The search for remains of victims of the devastating Northern California wildfire has taken on new urgency as rain in the forecast could complicate those efforts while also bringing relief to firefighters on the front lines. Up ...

Impeachment downplayed

By Jules Witcover Despite some Democratic calls for imminent impeachment against President Trump, many responsible party leaders are applying brakes to that notion, starting with would-be House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Trump has already warned that if the Democrats attempt to use their newly ...

Living the talk

By GEORGE F. WILL The world’s oldest political party has developed an aversion to discretion. The Democratic Party is manacled to an over-caffeinated base that believes that deft government can deliver parity of status to everyone while micromanaging the economy’s health care sector, ...

The Trailblazer

NEW YORK — In a history-making election, plenty of new and unexpected faces — many of them black and brown, many of them female — will now be taking their first steps into their congressional futures. For inspiration and example, the list of winners that includes Ayanna Pressley, Lucy ...

They’re the unicorns of the sea: Give the gift of a narwhal

NEW YORK — Technically speaking, narwhals are Monodon monoceros, or medium-size whales with long spiral tusks protruding from their heads. To fans, the crazy looking arctic creatures are more like unicorns of the sea. Narwhals may be wacky, but they’re nipping at the heels of llamas and ...

New guidelines: Move more, sit less, start younger

CHICAGO — Move more, sit less and get kids active as young as age 3, say new federal guidelines that stress that any amount and any type of exercise helps health. The advice is the first update since the government’s physical activity guidelines came out a decade ago. Since then, the list ...

The ‘worst toys’ for the holidays, according to safety group

BOSTON — A Black Panther “slash claw” and a plastic Power Rangers sword are among the items topping a consumer safety group’s annual list of worst toys for the holiday season. Massachusetts-based World Against Toys Causing Harm, or W.A.T.C.H., unveiled its 46th annual list of the 10 ...

Runner who lost feet completes marathon

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A former University of Alaska Anchorage runner who lost both of his feet to frostbite in 2011 ran his first marathon and became an American citizen last week. The Anchorage Daily News reports 35-year-old Marko Cheseto finished 613th overall out of nearly 53,000 ...

Got a crowd coming? Count on this turkey dish

Unless you have access to multiple ovens, only a very large turkey will do when you’ve got a crowd coming to dinner. But finding a container large enough to brine a gargantuan bird can be tricky, and turning the bird in the oven (our usual method for evenly cooked meat) can be tricky. We ...

Make this green bean casserole ahead of the party and just relax

Green bean casserole is a holiday staple, so we set out to develop a version that could be assembled in advance to make our holiday cooking easier. To ensure that the flavor of the casserole didn’t become dull in the freezer, we boosted flavor by using plenty of garlic, white wine and ...

A Thanksgiving Countdown: holiday planning made easier

Thanksgiving is just around the bend, and if you are hosting you might already be thinking about how you might plan things better this year, how to make it all a bit less stressful. While the truly prepared are already polishing their napkin rings, the rest of us are just starting to wonder, ...

Prep a body for the main event

Those looking to burn off that big meal this Thanksgiving are in luck with a 5K race set for Thursday. The fourth annual Thanks4Giving 5kRun/1.5K walk will be held at 9 a.m. on Thursday at Shuttleworth Park, 65 Crescent Ave. in Amsterdam. The race benefits Dr. Tom Catena’s mission work at ...