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  • Ervin's leadoff home run in 11th lifts Reds over Giants 2-1

    CINCINNATI (AP) - Phillip Ervin led off the 11th inning with a home run over the center field fence, lifting the Cincinnati Reds over the San Francisco Giants 2-1 on Friday night. Ervin's third homer of the season and first career walkoff drive came on a 1-1 pitch from Ray ...

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  • Dodgers closer Jansen hopes to return to bullpen next week

    SEATTLE (AP) - Los Angeles Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen hopes doctors will clear him to return to pitching sometime next week. Jansen threw about 20 pitches during a bullpen session Friday, continuing his light workload after being placed on the disabled list last week with an irregular heartbeat. Jansen said ...

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  • DC judge: For now, no need to accept new DACA applications

    WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal judge in Washington who ruled against the Trump administration's plans to end a federal program that shields some young immigrants from deportation won't require the administration to process new applications while it appeals his ruling. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program allows immigrants brought ...

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  • Red Sox activate 2B Ian Kinsler from DL, starts vs Tampa Bay

    BOSTON (AP) - The Boston Red Sox have activated second baseman Ian Kinsler from the disabled list and put him in the starting lineup. The AL East leaders made the move Friday. He was batting sixth and playing second at Fenway Park against Tampa Bay. The Red Sox also put ...

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  • Man charged with threatening to kidnap, kill US Rep's kids

    FORT PIERCE, Fla. (AP) - A federal grand jury has indicted a man on charges that he threated to kill the children of U.S. Rep. Brian Mast because he was upset about President Donald Trump's immigration policies. Laurence Key was charged with communication of a threat to kidnap or injure ...

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  • Investigators to give Ohio St report on Meyer next week

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio State says factfinders investigating coach Urban Meyer's handling of domestic abuse allegations against a former assistant will deliver a report to university leaders sometime next week. The school announced Friday that the investigation will wrap up on Sunday as planned, and a report will be ...

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  • Lawyers: Discharged Army specialist granted US citizenship

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - A South Korean-born U.S. Army specialist who sued after the military moved to discharge her has been granted citizenship, her attorneys said Friday. Yea Ji Sea, 29, had filed a lawsuit last month demanding a response to her citizenship application. She came to the country as ...

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  • Fathers back in Texas immigration lockup after 'disturbance'

    KARNES CITY, Texas (AP) - An advocacy group says 16 men temporarily transferred out of a Texas family immigration detention center have been returned following what federal authorities called a "disturbance." During a conference call Friday, the group Raices Texas said 16 of its clients were handcuffed Wednesday at a ...

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  • The Latest: Miss America Org. upset with Cara Mund's claims

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - The Latest on reigning Miss America Cara Mund saying she's been bullied by pageant leadership (all times local): 5:20 p.m. The Miss America Organization says it is disappointing that reigning Miss America Cara Mund went public with her criticism of the organization's leadership. Mund sent ...

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  • Feds accuse Facebook of discrimination over ad-targeting policy

    The Trump administration announced a fair housing discrimination complaint against social media giant Facebook on Friday, saying the way the company targets ads can be used to screen out people based on race, sex or other protected categories. The complaint goes to the heart of Facebook's business model, which depends ...

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  • In northeast Nigerian camp, one in 200 young children 'died over two weeks'

    More than one of every 200 children aged under five at a camp in northeast Nigeria died in just two weeks in early August, according to Reuters calculations based on data from aid agency Medicins Sans Frontieres (MSF) on Friday.

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  • In northeast Nigerian camp, one in 200 young children 'died over two weeks'

    More than one of every 200 children aged under five at a camp in northeast Nigeria died in just two weeks in early August, according to Reuters calculations based on data from aid agency Medicins Sans Frontieres (MSF) on Friday.

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  • US regulators target Facebook on discriminatory housing ads

    NEW YORK (AP) - Federal regulators have served Facebook with a complaint alleging the company's advertising tools allow landlords and real estate brokers to engage in housing discrimination. Justice Department lawyers disclosed the complaint by the Department of Housing and Urban Development on Friday in a court filing made in ...

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  • Plant owner agrees to plead guilty after immigration raid

    BEAN STATION, Tenn. (AP) - The owner of a Tennessee meatpacking plant where a federal immigration raid took more than 90 people into custody has agreed to plead guilty to employing unauthorized immigrants. News outlets report James Brantley also agreed to plead guilty to tax evasion and wire fraud this ...

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  • Sessions: Judges costing taxpayers with immigration rulings

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is criticizing federal judges who've thwarted some of President Donald Trump's immigration policies. Sessions spoke during a judicial conference Friday in Des Moines, Iowa. He told the crowd that the judges' "erroneous rulings" have been costly to taxpayers. He also ...

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  • Federal probe targets Ohio State over sex abuse allegations

    Federal authorities have opened a civil rights investigation into how Ohio State University officials responded to allegations of sexual abuse by a now-deceased doctor who worked for its athletic department, the school said.

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  • Moroccan feminist activist arrested amid abortion campaign

    RABAT, Morocco (AP) - A prominent Moroccan feminist activist has been arrested for alleged public drinking and disturbance of order, in what her association called an attempt to quash its campaigning for abortion access and LGBT rights. An online campaign was launched soon after Ibtissam Lachgar's arrest Friday in Rabat, ...

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  • Illegal immigrant children skip deportation hearings, disappear each day

    On any given day, nearly 20 illegal immigrant children skip their deportation hearings and disappear into the shadows, the Trump administration said Thursday, putting contours on the difficulty the government faces in trying to stop the flow and protect the children.

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  • No people, no problem for reclusive forest dwellers in Belarus

    Tamara and Yuri Baikov knew it was time to move away from their village when one of their ducks wandered into a neighbor's plot of land, only to return with a wire deliberately threaded through its beak.

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  • The Latest: Germany seeks refugee who may have been with IS

    BERLIN (AP) - The Latest on migration issues in Europe (all times local): 3:40 p.m. German authorities say they're looking into a Yazidi woman's claim that she ran into a man who bought her as a slave in an Islamic State-ruled area of Iraq after arriving in Germany. The woman, ...

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  • Germany reaches deal on sending back migrants to Greece

    Germany has reached an agreement with Greece to send back migrants to the Mediterranean country if they have already applied for asylum there, a German Interior Ministry spokeswoman said on Friday.

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  • Merkel lowers expectations before talks with Putin

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday she did not expect her Saturday meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin to produce any particular results.

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  • Merkel lowers expectations before talks with Putin

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday she did not expect her Saturday meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin to produce any particular results.

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  • Germany looks at easing immigration laws to fill skilled labor gaps

    The German cabinet will soon decide on a proposal to make it easier for skilled workers from outside the European Union to move to Germany to take a job, a paper seen by Reuters shows, as Germany seeks to alleviate chronic labor shortages.

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