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Houston Astros fire manager Bo Porter

HOUSTON (AP) -- The Houston Astros fired manager Bo Porter on Monday, saying the dismissal had less to do with the team's 59-79 record than the need for "new direction" and a "united message throughout the entire organization."...

McGinley prepares to announce Ryder Cup wild cards

When three of Europe's biggest names failed to automatically qualify for the Ryder Cup team, the equation appeared simple for captain Paul McGinley as he prepared to select his three wild cards....

AP Source: Falcao heading to Man United on loan

LONDON (AP) -- Radamel Falcao is set to join Manchester United on loan after the Premier League club agreed to a loan deal with Monaco, a person with knowledge of the deal said Monday....

No. 10 Baylor opens stadium with 45-0 win over SMU

WACO, Texas (AP) -- Bryce Petty took a bruising shot to his lower back on No. 10 Baylor's first offensive drive in its new riverfront stadium....

RG3 statue, boats on water at Baylor's new stadium

WACO, Texas (AP) -- RG3 in bronze and boats on the water at Baylor....

Down at half, US beats Turkey in basketball worlds

BILBAO, Spain (AP) -- They figured it would be simple, that they would just beat up on Turkey like they did Finland a night earlier....

Brewers acquire Broxton from Reds for 2 players

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The NL Central-leading Milwaukee Brewers have acquired right-handed reliever Jonathan Broxton from the Cincinnati Reds for two players to be named....

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Barnes, Heigl in tune in romance 'Jackie and Ryan'

VENICE, Italy (AP) -- "Jackie and Ryan" takes viewers into an America of tough times, train-hopping and old-time fiddle music....

David Muir takes over at ABC's 'World News'

NEW YORK (AP) -- Among the stories David Muir will introduce during his first week as ABC's "World News" anchor is one he reported about a generation of Syrian refugees missing out on an education....

Chinese director Jiang Wen launches latest movie

BEIJING (AP) -- Hoping for maximum publicity, Chinese director Jiang Wen launched his latest movie at an event Monday - more than three months before it is due to open in cinemas....

Placido Domingo closing act at London festival

LONDON (AP) -- Placido Domingo will be the closing act at this year's iTunes Festival in London....

Islamic State group becomes target of Arab satire

BAGHDAD (AP) -- The bumbling young militant first drops the rocket launcher on the toes of his boss before taking aim and firing toward a military checkpoint outside of an Iraqi town - not realizing he's fired it backward at his leader....

Donnie Wahlberg and Jenny McCarthy tie the knot

NEW YORK (AP) -- Donnie Wahlberg's "Favorite Girl" Jenny McCarthy is now his wife....

Celebrity chef charged with intoxicated driving

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) -- Celebrity chef Todd English, who has opened restaurants around the country and written multiple cookbooks, was arrested Sunday on a charge of driving while intoxicated, authorities said....

Israel's 'The Farewell Party' finds humor in death

VENICE, Italy (AP) -- With dozens of films jostling for attention at the Venice Film Festival, it takes originality to make an impact. Two Israeli filmmakers have done it by refusing to accept that death is no laughing matter....

For gamers, combating online abuse not easy

SEATTLE (AP) -- While most attendees of Penny Arcade Expo come to the boisterous convention to play games, bag swag and meet like-minded people, a few take the time to investigate online bullying and why it's so prevalent among the gaming community....

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge arrives in North Korea

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- It's pretty hard to find a novel way to do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge by now, but two-time Grammy-winning rapper Pras Michel, a founding member of the Fugees, has done it - getting his dousing in the center of North Korea's capital on Sunday....

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