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Mormon church warning: Beware of those fancy coffee drinks

By BRADY McCOMBS The Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has issued a warning to members that coffee is prohibited no matter how fancy the name, that vaping is banned despite the alluring flavors and that marijuana is outlawed unless ...

Hundreds defy restrictions, join protests in Kashmir

By ASHOK SHARMA and EDITH M. LEDERER The Associated Press NEW DELHI — Hundreds of people protested an unprecedented security crackdown and clashed with police Friday in Indian-controlled Kashmir, as India’s government said it was constantly reviewing the situation in the disputed ...

Greenland to President Trump: Thanks, but we are not for sale

By SETH BORENSTEIN and ZEKE MILLER The Associated Press TASIILAQ, Greenland — Greenlanders are giving Donald Trump the cold shoulder. Although amused, they’re definitely not warming up to the U.S. president’s talk of buying the semiautonomous Danish territory. “We see it as ...

Medical examiner rules Epstein death a suicide by hanging

By MICHAEL BALSAMO, LARRY NEUMEISTER and MICHAEL R. SISAK The Associated Press NEW YORK — Jeffrey Epstein’s prison death has been ruled a suicide by hanging, the medical examiner’s office said Friday. Epstein, 66, was found dead in his cell at the Metropolitan Correctional ...

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Networks fined for using alert system NEW YORK (AP) — Jimmy Kimmel has learned an expensive lesson: don’t mess with the government’s emergency alert system. Kimmel’s network, ABC, was one of four media organizations fined by the Federal Communications Commission this week for ...

Hamlin wins 1st pole of season for Toyota

By JENNA FRYER The Associated Press BRISTOL, Tenn. — Denny Hamlin has won the pole for tonight’s race at Bristol Motor Speedway, a critical short-track showdown for drivers trying to qualify for the playoffs. The Daytona 500 winner turned a lap at 129.230 mph in his Toyota for Joe ...

Alibaba exec to buy Nets, arena for $3.4 billion

By BRIAN MAHONEY The Associated Press NEW YORK — In a record sale for a U.S. sports franchise, the co-founder of Alibaba agreed to buy the remaining 51 percent of the Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center for about $3.4 billion, two people with knowledge of the details said Friday. Joe Tsai ...

Yankees rebound with 3-2 win over Indians

The Associated Press NEW YORK — Masahiro Tanaka pitched effectively into the seventh inning, Aaron Judge broke out of his slump with two hits and two runs, and the New York Yankees rebounded from their worst home loss of the season with a 3-2 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Friday ...

Manning, Jones lead Giants over Bears, 32-13

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Eli Manning and heir apparent Daniel Jones threw first-half touchdown passes against Chicago backups and the New York Giants had an easy Friday night in posting a 32-13 preseason victory over the Bears. Free agent rookie Jon Hilliman scored on a 10-yard run, ...

Matsuyama blisters Medinah with 63 for BMW Championship lead

By DOUG FERGUSON The Associated Press MEDINAH, Ill. — Hideki Matsuyama has never missed the Tour Championship since his first full year on the PGA Tour. He played Friday like he doesn’t want the streak to end. Outside the top 30 in the FedEx Cup for the first time at the BMW ...

Tyler Reddick drives from last to first to win Bristol

By JENNA FRYER The Associated Press BRISTOL, Tenn. — Tyler Reddick drove from last to first and won the Xfinity Series race Friday night at Bristol Motor Speedway after leader Justin Allgaier hit the wall late. Reddick, the Xfinity Series points leader and defending series champion, had ...

Weak global growth likely to mean U.S. slowdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — How fragile is the global economy? The U.S.-China trade war is weakening businesses in both countries, Germany’s economy shrank in the second quarter, and Britain appears headed for a disruptive exit from the European Union this fall. Those trends have hammered American ...

Thomas, Kokrak share lead at Medinah

By DOUG FERGUSON The Associated Press MEDINAH, Ill. — On the range, Justin Thomas had no idea where the ball was going. Some five hours later, he had a share of the course record at Medinah. Ultimately, all that mattered Thursday in the BMW Championship was taking a good step toward an ...

Earnhardt to take weekend off after plane crash near Bristol

ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. will take the weekend off from broadcasting to be with his wife and daughter after the three were in a plane crash landing Thursday near Bristol Motor Speedway. The 44-year-old television analyst and retired driver was taken to a hospital for ...

NFL Roundup: Ryan, Darnold both sharp as Jets beat Falcons

ATLANTA (AP) — Matt Ryan and Sam Darnold both appear ready for the regular season. Ryan looked sharp in his preseason debut for the Atlanta Falcons, completing nine straight passes, and Darnold led New York on another scoring drive in the Jets’ 22-10 victory Thursday night. After ...

Stanton, Yankees targeting September return to team

NEW YORK (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton wants to return from his knee injury in time to fine-tune that powerful swing for October. Sidelined nearly all season, the New York Yankees slugger is hitting indoors and throwing as he rehabs from a sprained right knee that’s been slow to heal since he ...

Police departments confront ‘epidemic’ in officer suicides

By MICHAEL R. SISAK and JIM MUSTIAN The Associated Press NEW YORK — A rash of suicides by police officers has shaken the New York Police Department, leading the commissioner to declare a mental health emergency and highlighting the problem of untreated depression among law enforcement ...

Moffitt wins Truck playoff opener

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Brett Moffitt pulled away on a restart with three laps to go and won the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series’ playoff opener Thursday night at Bristol Motor Speedway to earn a spot in the Round of 6. Moffitt finished 0.743 seconds ahead of 17-year-old Chandler Smith ...

Arlo Guthrie sings as Woodstock fans flock to original concert site

By MICHAEL HILL The Associated Press BETHEL — Tie-dyed pilgrims and white-haired Woodstock festival veterans converged at the generation-defining site to celebrate its 50th anniversary, while Arlo Guthrie came back to sing — what else? — “The Times They Are ...

Israel grants Tlaib West Bank visit on family grounds

By ISAAC SCHARF The Associated Press JERUSALEM — Israel’s interior minister said today he has received and granted a request by Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib to enter the Israeli-occupied West Bank on humanitarian grounds. The decision marked the latest sharp reversal over what had ...