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Martin Truex Jr. caps career season with 1st NASCAR title

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. capped the most successful season of his journeyman career as NASCAR's champion.

Tennis great Pancho Segura dies at 96; coached Jimmy Connors

CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — Pancho Segura, who rose from poverty to win six U.S. Pro singles and doubles championships and was one of the world's top amateur players in the 1940s and professionals in the 1950s, has died. He was…

The Latest: Bills' Peterman throws 5 first-half picks

The Latest on the 11th Sunday of the NFL regular season (all times Eastern):

TransCanada sends more crews to Keystone pipeline leak

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AMHERST, S.D. (AP) — TransCanada Corp. says the company has sent additional crews and equipment to the site of a 210,000-gallon oil spill in South Dakota from its Keystone pipeline.

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Martin Truex Jr. wins NASCAR Monster Energy Series season title, holding off Kyle Busch in finale

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HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. wins NASCAR Monster Energy Series season title, holding off Kyle Busch in finale.

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Longtime country singer, songwriter Mel Tillis dies

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Mel Tillis, the affable longtime country music star who wrote hits for Kenny Rogers, Ricky Skaggs and many others, and overcame a stutter to sing on dozens of his own singles, has died.

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Turkeys thriving, causing ruckus in San Francisco suburbs

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MARTINEZ, Calif. (AP) — Turkeys are traditional for Thanksgiving. But some folks in the San Francisco Bay Area are praying the wild ones will go away.

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Many Christian conservatives are backing Alabama's Roy Moore

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's Christian conservatives see Roy Moore as their champion. He has battled federal judges and castigated liberals, big government, gun control, Muslims, homosexuality and anything else that doesn't fit the…

NFL extends deal to play in Mexico from 2019-21

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MEXICO CITY (AP) — The NFL has extended its commitment to Mexico by announcing Sunday that the league will play a game here each year from 2019-21.

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Rams-Vikings highlights early slate of Week 11 games

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The highlight of Week 11 in the NFL includes a trip by the Rams to face the Vikings and a showdown between the Raiders and Patriots in Mexico City.

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Veteran artifacts and letters on display at Flight 93

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The Daughters of the American Revolution Forbes Road Chapter displayed artifacts from Somerset County veterans and United Flight 93 veterans at the Flight 93 National Memorial on Saturday.

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Authorities seek suspect in fatal shooting of police officer

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NEW KENSINGTON, Pa. (AP) — Authorities are seeking a suspect in the fatal shooting of a rookie police officer.

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APNewsBreak: Neurologist faces sex allegations in 3 states

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A prominent neurologist, already charged with groping patients at a Philadelphia clinic, is facing a growing number of accusations that he preyed on especially vulnerable pain patients at medical facilities in three states, using his…

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Testing required at private schools in Nevada choice program

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Standardized tests are a given in public school, and they're mandatory for Nevada private schools participating in the state's budding school-choice program.

Looking toward election after Menendez's 'Resurrection Day'

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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez's political fate in next year's crucial midterms after the mistrial in his federal bribery case may hinge on whether prosecutors retry him and whether attacks from Republicans based on the…

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11 political cartoons on Roy Moore and Russia

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Last week, four women spoke out against Roy Moore, the Republican candidate for the Senate seat from the state of Alabama.

Here's something mull for Thanksgiving — life in U.S. is far better than in the past

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Imagine you are a newcomer to the United States, with no knowledge of the culture. How, over the next week, would you learn to describe Thanksgiving through your observations?

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Ohio candidate doesn't regret sexual conquest Facebook post

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CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio Supreme Court justice and Democratic gubernatorial candidate said on Facebook that people should "lighten up" after deleting a previous post outlining his sexual history with women that drew widespread criticism…

CYS hosts Adoption Day to help children in search of homes

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Somerset County Children & Youth Services held an Adoption Day event Saturday at Terrace Lanes Bowling Center in Somerset. Families familiar with adoption and other groups attended the event to teach people about adoption and to try to…

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Anti-gay supporters rally for Moore, worrying LGBT community

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A smiling Roy Moore stood shoulder to shoulder with his fiercest religious allies.

Moore critic: Alabama Senate race a battle for nation's soul

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A leading figure among religious liberals says the candidacy of Republican Roy Moore for U.S. Senate is a struggle for the "soul of the nation."

'Faithful' Detroit priest beatified by Catholic church

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DETROIT (AP) — A priest who wasn't allowed to preach instead turned his ears and heart to the needy. Now, decades after his death, Solanus Casey is on a path to sainthood, celebrated as an incredibly humble man who brought…

AC/DC founding member Malcolm Young dead at 64

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NEW YORK (AP) — Malcolm Young, the rhythm guitarist and guiding force behind the bawdy hard rock band AC/DC who helped create such head-banging anthems as "Highway to Hell," ''Hells Bells" and "Back in Black," has died. He was 64.

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The Latest: Detroit priest beatified by Catholic church

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DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on the beatification of the Rev. Solanus Casey, a late Detroit priest who could be made a saint by the Roman Catholic Church if a second miracle is attributed to him: (all times local):

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Authorities continue search for suspect who killed cop

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NEW KENSINGTON, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania residents who came to the aid of a rookie police officer who was fatally shot and killed during a traffic stop say he was "gasping for air" and not responsive when they arrived at…

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Schools adept at shoring up security at any hint of danger

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It's a familiar scenario: A school official, hearing about a potential danger that's too close for comfort, locks down the building. A nearby bank may have been robbed. Officers might be serving a warrant in the neighborhood. There are…

Why few women of color in wave of accusers? 'Stakes higher'

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In the weeks since dozens of women have accused movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of rape or sexual harassment, unleashing an avalanche of similar charges against other prominent men across American life, women and men of…

The Latest: Church leaders who oppose Roy Moore hold rally

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore of Alabama (all times local):

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Man burned by exploding chainsaw dies from his injuries

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WARRINGTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a Pennsylvania man who was seriously burned when his chainsaw exploded has died from his injuries.

Dale Jr. reflects on Hurricane Irma's impact on Florida Keys

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HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. got a firsthand look at Hurricane Irma's destruction when he made the drive from Key West to Homestead this week.

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Honda recalls 900,000 Odyssey minivans; 2nd row seat may tip

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NEW YORK (AP) — Honda is recalling about 900,000 of its Odyssey minivans because the second-row seats may tip forward if not properly latched.

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Rick's Pics: The city editor's top 5 photos of the week

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It was a football night in Windber Nov. 10 and photo correspondent Joe Isenman was at the town’s football stadium to document the playoff game between Berlin and Chestnut Ridge.

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Franken tells woman in letter he's 'ashamed' of himself

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Al Franken has written a letter to the woman who accused him of forcibly kissing and groping her, saying he is ashamed of his actions and apologizes.