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NEW YORK (AP) NASCAR star Tony Stewart said he didn't see a driver walking on a dirt track in upstate New York last year before he struck and killed him, and noted the racer was impaired by marijuana and shouldn't have been outside his car, according to court papers filed Friday. Fri, 28 Aug 2015 20:11:32 -0400
Brazil recession: GDP plunges 1.9 percent in second quarter
News ImageRIO DE JANEIRO (AP) The bottom seems to have fallen out of Brazil's economy, with the government reporting Friday that the gross domestic product plunged 1.9 percent in the second quarter alone, once again throwing the nation into a technical recession.
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 20:10:11 -0400
'Django Unchained' actress gets community service
LOS ANGELES (AP) "Django Unchained" actress Daniele Watts has been ordered to perform community service after a judge refused to buy her apologies to Los Angeles police she'd accused of racial profiling. Fri, 28 Aug 2015 19:58:48 -0400
Tropical Storm Erika to lose steam, but death toll rising
News ImageSANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) Tropical Storm Erika began to lose steam Friday as it dumped rain over Haiti and the Dominican Republic, but it left behind a trail of destruction that included at least a dozen people killed on the small eastern Caribbean island of Dominica, authorities said.
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 19:57:45 -0400
The Latest: 50K walk gets under way without Yargunkin
News ImageBEIJING (AP) The Latest from the IAAF world championships (all times local):
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Illinois fires coach Tim Beckman 1 week before season opener
News ImageCHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) A week before the start of the football season, a difficult summer for the University of Illinois became chaotic as coach Tim Beckman was fired after an investigation found he tried to influence medical decisions and pressure players to play with injuries.
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 19:53:19 -0400
Brazil tumbles into recession
News ImageBrazil has slipped into recession, the government said Friday, deepening the gloom in the world's seventh largest economy already battered by falling commodity prices, political crisis and a corruption scandal. Brazil is now in its biggest contraction for six years and with the 2015 slump forecast to extend in milder form through 2016, economists believe the country is headed for the longest recession since 1931. Brazil's economy has been tailing off for four years, ever since the end of a boom fueled by commodity exports, principally to China.
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 19:47:04 -0400
Prosecutors: No retrial for white officer who shot black man
News ImageRALEIGH, N.C. (AP) North Carolina state prosecutors announced Friday that they won't retry a white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man, saying that talking with jurors after the mistrial helped convince them they cannot get a conviction.
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 19:38:26 -0400
Redskins say QB Griffin to miss Ravens game
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) The Washington Redskins say quarterback Robert Griffin III will miss Saturday's exhibition game at the Baltimore Ravens because of a concussion, reversing an earlier decision to let him play. Fri, 28 Aug 2015 19:35:01 -0400
LSU's Cameron treated for cancer, continuing job
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) LSU offensive coordinator Cam Cameron says he has been treated for prostate cancer, but has been given "a clean bill of health" and plans to maintain his regular coaching duties this season. Fri, 28 Aug 2015 19:32:43 -0400
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