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Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker Ryan Shazier (50) is carted off the field after an apparent injury in the first half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Frank Victores)
December 06, 2017 - 8:13 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ryan Shazier's locker sat untouched in a corner of the Pittsburgh Steelers locker room Wednesday save for one little piece: his yellow No. 50 practice jersey, which found its way into the hands and over the shoulders of good friend and fellow inside linebacker Vince Williams...
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Wildfire survivors, Marolyn Romero-Sim, left, with Hugo Romero-Rodriguez, middle, and their 9-year-old daughter, Milagros, sit inside the evacuation center at the Ventura County Fairgrounds in Ventura, Calif. Their RV burned up with all their possessions in Ventura, Calif. Wind-driven fires have raced through California communities for the second time in two months, leaving hundreds of homes feared lost and uprooted tens of thousands of people. The most damaging fire is in Ventura County northwest of Los Angeles, where more than 100 square miles (259 sq. kilometers) and numerous homes have burned. (AP Photo/Amanda Lee Myers)
December 06, 2017 - 8:11 pm
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday: 1. WHICH NEW PATH TRUMP IS FOLLOWING IN MIDEAST Defying dire, worldwide warnings, the president breaks with decades of U.S. and international policy by recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's...
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Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker Ryan Shazier (50) is carted off the field after an apparent injury in the first half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Frank Victores)
December 06, 2017 - 7:30 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ryan Shazier's locker sat untouched in a corner of the Pittsburgh Steelers locker room Wednesday save for one little piece: his yellow No. 50 practice jersey, which found its way into the hands and over the shoulders of good friend and fellow inside linebacker Vince Williams...
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December 06, 2017 - 5:49 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Roger Goodell has signed a five-year contract extension to remain commissioner of the NFL through 2024. A memo from the NFL's compensation committee to team owners and obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press confirms that Goodell and committee chairman Arthur Blank, owner of the...
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FILE - In this Dec. 17, 1980, file photo, Ron Meyer, head football coach at Southern Methodist University, shouts instructions to his team as they practice for their confrontation with Brigham Young University in the Holiday Bowl in San Diego. From SMU’s “Pony Express” to the NFL’s infamous “Snowplow Game,” former college and professional football coach Ron Meyer was in the middle of some of the game’s most controversial and colorful teams and moments in the 1980s. Meyer died Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, in Austin, Texas, at age 76. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi, File)
December 06, 2017 - 5:34 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Ron Meyer, the football coach behind SMU's powerhouse "Pony Express" teams and whose call for a snowplow to clear a spot so the New England Patriots could kick the game-winning field goal against Miami in one of the NFL's most memorable moments, has died at the age of 76. Meyer...
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December 06, 2017 - 3:55 pm
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills defensive end Jerry Hughes and safety Micah Hyde tell The Associated Press they don't expect to be fined by the NFL for their actions in the aftermath of Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski's blindside hit on Buffalo cornerback Tre'Davious White last weekend...
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FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2017, file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (19) smiles on he sideline during an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans, in Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh Steelers rookie wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster and Cincinnati Bengals cornerback George Iloka have been suspended one game each by the NFL for violating league safety rules. Smith-Schuster was flagged for unnecessary roughness and taunting after a blindside hit on Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict in the fourth quarter of Pittsburgh's 23-20 victory Monday night, Dec. 5. Iloka was penalized for unnecessary roughness for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
December 06, 2017 - 2:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL will look into adding targeting as a specific category for video review. Troy Vincent, the league's football operations chief, says it is on the agenda to discuss with the competition committee and the players' union after the season. In responding to questions about helmet-...
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Buffalo Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor, center, is slow to get up after a play against the New England Patriots during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)
December 06, 2017 - 10:26 am
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills starting quarterback Tyrod Taylor won't practice Wednesday because of a bruised left knee, though coach Sean McDermott isn't ready to rule him out from playing against Indianapolis this weekend. McDermott is taking a day-at-a-time approach, saying there's no...
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FILE - In this March 3, 2017 file photo, Del. Dan Morhaim talks to reporters in Annapolis, Md. after the Maryland House of Delegates voted 138-0 to reprimand him for acting "contrary to the principles" of Maryland's ethical standards by not disclosing his work as a paid consultant for a marijuana company while he was working on marijuana policy. State lawmakers around the country have introduced and supported policies that help their own businesses, their employers and sometimes their personal finances, according to an analysis of financial disclosure forms and legislative votes by the Center for Public Integrity and The Associated Press. The news organizations’ examination of lawmakers’ outside income found numerous examples in which their votes also happened to promote their private interests. (AP Photo/Brian Witte, File)
December 06, 2017 - 3:21 am
A recent change in Iowa's tax code spared Mark Chelgren's machine shop, welding company and wheelchair-parts plant from paying sales tax when buying certain supplies such as saws and cutting fluid. The change passed by the state Legislature last year wasn't just good for Chelgren's businesses. It...
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FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2016, file photo, San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Eli Harold, left, quarterback Colin Kaepernick, center, and safety Eric Reid kneel during the national anthem before the team's NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Santa Clara, Calif. Kaepernick accepted Sports Illustrated's Muhammad Ali Legacy Award from Beyonce on Tuesday night, Dec. 5, 2017, and promised that "with or without the NFL's platform, I will continue to work for the people." Beyonce thanked Kaepernick for his "personal sacrifice," and 2016 Ali Award winner Kareem Abdul-Jabbar called Kaepernick a "worthy recipient" during a video tribute.(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
December 05, 2017 - 10:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Beyonce presented Colin Kaepernick with Sports Illustrated's Muhammad Ali Legacy Award on Tuesday night, and Kaepernick promised that "with or without the NFL's platform, I will continue to work for the people." Beyonce was brought out as a surprise presenter by comedian Trevor Noah...
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