IOC to choose 2020 host, new president and 1 sport

Rarely, if ever, has so much been on the line at a single Olympic meeting. When International Olympic Committee members gather next week in Buenos Aires, Argentina, they will be faced with three decisions that will shape the…

Measles cases put Texas megachurch under scrutiny

NEWARK, Texas (AP) — The teachings of televangelist Kenneth Copeland and his family focusing on the virtues of trusting God to keep healthy are under scrutiny after a c……

Aggies suspend 4 players for 2 games

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — No. 7 Texas A&M has announced the suspensions of four players for two games just minutes before the start of the season-opener against Rice. Cornerback De’Vante Harris, linebacker Steven Jenkins, defensive end Gavin…

Ohio family speaks out about botched transplant

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio family is speaking out about a botched kidney transplant in which a nurse threw out a man’s kidney just before it was to be given to his……

Tebow cut by Patriots, plans to keep playing

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — A person familiar with the situation says Tim Tebow has been cut by the New England Patriots. After being let go by his third team in 18 months — and with the regular season…

NM clinic to offer ‘Breaking Bad’ free rehab

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque mental health clinic is using hit show “Breaking Bad” about methamphetamine trafficking to help fight addiction. KRQE-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1dw86ZF) that Sage Neuroscience Center has partnered with HealthShire.com to give away two addiction-treatment…

Frears eager for pope to see his latest film

VENICE, Italy (AP) — Director Stephen Frears really wants Pope Francis to see his latest film, “Philomena,” the true story of a shamed Irish woman forced by nuns to give her son up for adoption in the 1950s.…

Sports medicine pioneer retires

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — The doctor is no longer in. When longtime Mississippi State University team physician and Longest Student Health Center director Robert C. &……

Mississippi sheriff indicted on 31 charges

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — In an Aug. 30 story about Jackson County Sheriff Mike Byrd being indicted in south Mississippi, The Associated Press erroneously identified Keith Davis as the police chief of Ocean Springs,…

4 kids dead after fire in NY home near Pa. border

ELMIRA, N.Y. (AP) — A house fire in a southern New York town near the Pennsylvania border has left four people dead. Police and fire officials say the blaze was reported at around 9:20 p.m. Friday at a…

Mexico president’s can-do image is put to the test

MEXICO CITY (AP) — President Enrique Pena Nieto came to power Dec. 1 with a swagger. His Institutional Revolutionary Party, for all its faults, knew how to govern. He promised a new Mexico, an economic powerhouse far from…
Kansas State Head Coach Bill Snyder studies the North Dakota State Buffalos prior to the opening kick off of Fan NCAA college football  game in Manhattan, Kan.,  Friday, Aug. 30, 2013.  North Dakota State upset Kansas State 24-21.  (AP Photo/The Topeka Capital Journal, Chris Neal)

K-State left stunned by FCS champion Bison

Kansas State coach Bill Snyder had just emerged from a somber postgame locker room when he stepped to the podium. The first words that he said, entirely unprompted, spoke volumes.…