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Government to expand children’s shelter

By NOMAAN MERCHANT The Associated Press HOUSTON — The U.S. government will expand its tent shelter for immigrant minors crossing the southwest border to 3,800 beds and keep it open through the end of this year, an agency spokesman said Tuesday. The facility at Tornillo, Texas, which ...

$1.5M settlement for Muslim workers fired in prayer dispute

By JAMES ANDERSON The Associated Press DENVER — A big U.S. meatpacker has agreed to pay $1.5 million to 138 Somali-American Muslim workers who were fired from their jobs at a Colorado plant after they were refused prayer breaks, a federal anti-discrimination agency said Friday. Cargill ...

Family arrivals surge at U.S.-Mexico border

By ELLIOT SPAGAT The Associated Press SAN DIEGO — U.S. border authorities arrested dramatically more immigrant families at the Mexico border in August compared to previous months in a spike that a Trump administration official said Wednesday was the result of “legal loopholes” ...

Police: Man dies after shark attack off Cape Cod

By SUSAN HAIGH The Associated Press WELLFLEET, Mass. — A man was bitten by a shark Saturday in the water off a Cape Cod beach and died later at a hospital, becoming the state’s first shark attack fatality in more than 80 years. The 26-year-old man from Revere succumbed to his ...

Father of slain girl says daughter was always smiling

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The father of a 10-year-old girl whose body was found east of a remote Inupiat Eskimo town on Alaska’s northwestern coast says his daughter always had a smile and loved to use her allowance to buy things for her friends. Walter “Scotty” Barr tells the ...

Syracuse rolls past Florida State, 30-7

SYRACUSE — Syracuse took another big step toward putting the woeful recent past in the rearview mirror. Quarterback Tommy DeVito, subbing for injured starter Eric Dungey, scored on a 3-yard run and hit tight end Ravian Pierce with a 3-yard score in a span of just over 3 minutes in the third ...

Brady vs. Jaguars is one-sided confrontation

By BARRY WILNER The Associated Press If there’s ever going to be a changing of the guard in the AFC, then today’s visit to Jacksonville by the Patriots would seem a perfect time. Except when you look at the numbers that say Tom Brady doesn’t lose to the ...

Healthy again, Jets’ Enunwa emerges as go-to guy for Darnold

By DENNIS WASZAK Jr. The Associated Press FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Quincy Enunwa catches passes, takes big hits and dishes out some vicious shots of his own. The New York Jets wide receiver has become a fan favorite for his physical style and reliable hands — and those impressive ...

Dolphins, Jets look to start season 2-0

By DENNIS WASZAK Jr. The Associated Press EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Welcome to the Dolphins-Jets rivalry, Sam Darnold. New York’s rookie quarterback will be under center and in the spotlight for the latest matchup of AFC East enemies today at MetLife Stadium, with a 2-0 start to the ...

Elliott, Barkley square off as Cowboys, Giants seek first win

By SCHUYLER DIXON The Associated Press ARLINGTON, Texas — Ezekiel Elliott and Saquon Barkley are friends from their days as foes at Ohio State and Penn State. Now that they’re set to share the field for the first time as pros, the running back of the Dallas Cowboys remembers his only ...

Quarterback not lone Bills’ concern in preparing to host Chargers

By JOHN WAWROW The Associated Press ORCHARD PARK — The Buffalo Bills can change quarterbacks all they want following their second-most lopsided loss in franchise history. Running back LeSean McCoy knows the abrupt switch from inexperienced and interception-prone Nathan Peterman to raw ...

Jaguars try to solve Patriots

By MARK LONG The Associated Press JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Tashaun Gipson remembers his first game against Tom Brady five years ago as vividly as his last one eight months ago. They had similar endings. Brady threw two touchdown passes in the final 61 seconds to stun Gipson and the ...

4 dead as Hurricane Florence drenches Carolinas

WILMINGTON, N.C. — Blowing ashore with howling 90 mph winds, Hurricane Florence splintered buildings, trapped hundreds of people and swamped entire communities along the Carolina coast Friday in what could be just the opening act in a watery, two-part, slow-motion disaster. At least four ...

Manafort pleads guilty, will cooperate with special counsel

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort agreed Friday to cooperate with the special counsel’s Trump-Russia investigation as he pleaded guilty to federal crimes and avoided a second trial that could have exposed him to more time in prison. The deal ...

Deserving another glance

The assault on civil rights that was mandated by the civil rights division of Barack Obama’s Education Department might soon abate. Current Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is moving to halt the life-shattering procedures that began in 2011, when the department sent to colleges and ...

An entire living room set

Hollywood continues to be rocked by Ronan Farrow articles in The New Yorker that unfurl charges against powerful men and accuse them of sexual harassment and assault. The latest piece includes a second passel of accusations against CBS Corporation CEO Les Moonves, who seemed to have survived a ...

Google’s foul play mess up

For generations, parents taught children “You can’t believe everything you read.” Now they ought to teach their offspring they can’t trust everything they search on the internet because Google — run by anti-conservative, anti-Trump elites — is manipulating search results to ...

Death sentence for ex-doctor who killed 4 people in Nebraska

OMAHA, Neb. — A former doctor was sentenced to death on Friday for the revenge killings of four people connected to a Nebraska medical school, including the 11-year-old son of a physician who helped fire the man from a residency program nearly two decades ago. Anthony Garcia, 45, of Indiana ...

Police face ire over portrayal of man shot by an officer

DALLAS — Attorneys for the family of a black man who was killed in his own apartment by a white police officer accused Dallas police of trying to “assassinate his character” and expressed fury that authorities sought a search warrant that resulted in the discovery of marijuana in the ...