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  • People hold up EU flags while the last bell bongs at Elizabeth Tower in London, Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. At noon, Big Ben's famous bongs sounded for the last time before major conservation works are carried out. The Elizabeth Tower, home to the Great Clock and Big Ben, is currently undergoing a complex programme of renovation work that will safeguard it for future generations. While this vital work takes place, the Great Bell's world famous striking will be paused until 2021 to ensure the safety of those working in the Tower.(AP Photo/Leonore Schick)

    Britain says top EU court could still have role after Brexit

    LONDON (AP) — The European Union’s highest court could still carry weight in Britain after Brexit even though the country will leave its “direct jurisdiction,” the U.K. government said Wednesday. Prime Minister Theresa May’s government has repeatedly said Britain will no longer be bound by rulings of the Luxembourg-based European Court of Justice once it […]
  • FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2017, file photo, retired professional wrestler Bruno Sammartino examines U.S. rower Amanda Polk's Olympic gold medal at the 81st Dapper Dan Awards and sports auction, a fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania, in Pittsburgh. Sammartino met with pop singing sensation Bruno Mars on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, when Mars' 24K Magic World Tour stopped in Pittsburgh, after Sammartino heard Mars was nicknamed "Bruno" as a baby because Sammartino was Mars' father's favorite wrestler. (Haley Nelson/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP, File)

    Bruno Mars meets source of nickname: Bruno Sammartino

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Bruno Mars has met the man he’s nicknamed after: former pro wrestling champion Bruno Sammartino. The two met Tuesday night when the pop singing sensation’s 24K Magic World Tour stopped in Pittsburgh. Sammartino heard through friends that Mars, born Peter Gene Hernandez, was nicknamed “Bruno” by his father because he was a […]
  • This Aug. 16, 2017, photo, shows a Samsung Galaxy Note 8 on display, in New York. Samsung is trying to move past last year's explosive Galaxy Note 7 launch with a successor sporting a dual-lens camera, animated messages, expanded note-taking and lower battery capacity. The Galaxy Note 8 will go on sale Sept. 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    Up from the ashes: Samsung unveils successor to Note 7 phone

    NEW YORK (AP) — Samsung is trying to move past last year’s disastrous Galaxy Note 7 launch with a successor sporting a dual-lens camera, animated messages, expanded note-taking — and lower battery capacity. The South Korean tech giant is no longer trying to squeeze more battery power into each phone. Last year’s Note 7 had […]
  • Texas couple to get $3.4M on false claims of satanic abuse

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas couple will receive $3.4 million from the state for being wrongfully imprisoned for more than two decades on prosecutors’ claims that they sexually abused children as part of satanic rituals at the day care they operated. The Austin American-Statesman reports that Dan and Fran Keller learned Tuesday that they’ll […]
  • File-This Oct. 18, 2014, shows Marshall tight end Ryan Yurachek scoring a touchdown against Florida International during the first half of an NCAA college football game, in Miami. Good players can get lost on bad teams, but here are a few who will be worth seeking out in 2017. Just don't wait until bowl season because it will probably be too late. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)

    College football on Facebook: Site to stream 15 games in ’17

    Facebook has struck a deal for exclusive rights to live stream 15 college football games this season, beginning next week. The agreement with Stadium, a digital sports network, gives Facebook the rights to six Mountain West games and nine Conference USA games. The games will not be televised. The first game will match Marshall of […]
  • Church trustees debate plaque honoring Jefferson Davis

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Church trustees in Maine say they are considering removing a plaque from their Portland church honoring Jefferson Davis, the president of the Confederacy. Trustees say they aren’t sure why the plaque was originally installed, and they can’t figure out why Davis would have visited the Portland church since he wasn’t a […]
  • FILE - In this May 21, 2017 file photo, released by the Saudi Press Agency, from left to right, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sissi, Saudi King Salman, U.S. First Lady Melania Trump and President Donald Trump, visit a new Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Egypt's Foreign Ministry has cancelled a meeting with senior White House advisor Jared Kushner after the U.S. announced aid cuts and delays to Egypt earlier. Kushner arrived on Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017 on top of U.S. delegation that includes Jason Greenblatt, envoy for international negotiations, and Dina Powell, deputy national security adviser to discuss the possibility of resuming the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. (Saudi Press Agency via AP, File)

    The Latest: Egypt leaders meet US envoy despite aid cuts

    CAIRO (AP) — The Latest on White House envoy Jared Kushner’s trip to the Middle East, where he is exploring ways to revive the Israeli-Palestinian peace process (all times local): 5:15 p.m. Egypt’s president and foreign minister have met with White House envoy Jared Kushner hours after the Trump administration cut or delayed hundreds of […]
  • Police arrest a man during a protest at a Confederate monument at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C., Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

    The Latest: 3 face charges at UNC confederate statue protest

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The Latest on protests against Confederate monuments that have occurred in the aftermath of deadly violence at a Virginia rally by white nationalists (all times local): 11:05 a.m. Three people are facing charges related to a demonstration against a Confederate statue at the University of North Carolina. University police arrested two […]
  • Upset over drug use on property, owner torches trailer home

    CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say an Ohio property owner admitted setting his vacant trailer home on fire because he’s tired of renting it to people addicted to drugs. The Chillicothe Gazette reports Ross County sheriff’s deputies arrived at property owned by 41-year-old Robert Violette last week and found him trying to extinguish a fire […]
  • Drill sergeants suspended in Army sex assault investigation

    SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Commanders at an Army post in Georgia have suspended “multiple” drill sergeants as the military investigates allegations that trainees were victims of sexual assault and other sexual misconduct, an Army spokesman said Wednesday. Army investigators were notified immediately after a female trainee at Fort Benning accused a drill sergeant of sexual […]