Towson from the FCS upsets Connecticut 33-18

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Towson wants to make sure it doesn’t get overlooked this year. The Tigers, who were left out of the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs despite winning their final four games last season, posted perhaps…

APNewsBreak: US says Iran can’t access oil money

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government has concluded that nearly half of Iran’s monthly earnings from crude oil exports are accumulating in accounts outside the country because of sanctions that restrict Tehran’s access to the money. The estimates,…

Correction: Church Bombing Dad-Prison story

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A former Alabama politician whose daughter died in a racist church bombing in 1963 was released from a prison medical facility Thursday after a judge sided with an Obama administration call to free him.…

Hagel: US discusses ‘facts’ on Syria with allies

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Friday the Obama administration was consulting with allies to “further develop the facts” about last week’s alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria, and options for a response. Speaking…

Today in History

Today is Friday, Aug. 30, the 242nd day of 2013. There are 123 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 30, 1983, Guion S. Bluford Jr. became the first black American astronaut to travel…

China oil majors barred from expanding refineries

BEIJING (AP) — Environmental regulators have taken the unusual step of blocking China’s two biggest oil producers from expanding their refining capacity after they failed to meet targets for reducing pollution. The penalties for PetroChina and Sinopec are…

Clowney, 6th-ranked Gamecocks win 27-10

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Mike Davis ran 75 yards for a touchdown, Connor Shaw and Dylan Thompson each threw long scoring passes and All-American Jadeveon Clowney helped No. 6 South Carolina’s defense hold North Carolina to its lowest…

Redskins wrap up unbeaten preseason, 30-12

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Washington Redskins put together their first unbeaten preseason in 28 years without Robert Griffin III even taking a snap. Griffin then tweeted Thursday night that he will be under center when the regular…

Longtime MLB umpire Frank Pulli dies at 78

PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) — Longtime major league umpire Frank Pulli, who used instant replay to make a call nearly a decade before video reviews were allowed, has died. He was 78. “He was ahead of his time,”…

Report: China to investigate former security czar

BEIJING (AP) — An influential Hong Kong newspaper reported Friday that China’s top leadership has agreed to start a corruption investigation into Zhou Yongkang, a former security czar and one of the country’s most powerful politicians of the…

Chevron exec says Argentine venture worth the risk

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A Chevron Corp. executive says the oil giant is facing risks in its joint venture with Argentina’s state-controlled oil company YPF, but considers that worth it for the chance to exploit a huge…

Ex-NFL players part of brain study in Detroit

DETROIT (AP) — Months before the NFL and former players agreed to settle their concussion-related lawsuits, a Detroit-based neurologist began what he calls a “……

NBC’s Brian Williams ready to return after surgery

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC News anchor Brian Williams is returning from the disabled list. The network said Thursday he’ll be back to work at “Nightly News” next Tuesday, after Labor Day. He’s been out since undergoing knee…

West Nile virus claims a life in Sedgwick County

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas health officials say a resident of the Wichita area has died from West Nile virus, the mosquito-borne disease that affected 57 people aroun……