A Statement Saturday in September that featured six games matching ranked teams was the first chance to make some sense of the first few weeks of the college football season.
Two years after US troops left, AP photographer Rodrigo Abd returned to Afghanistan with an idea: to use an old-style Afghan “box camera” to document how life has changed under Taliban rule.
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Migrants in Mexico take dangerous train ride to reach U.S.

As the train roared in the distance, some 5,000 mostly Venezuelan migrants hoping to make it to the U.S. sprung into action on the outskirts of the central Mexican city of Irapuato. (Sep. 23)

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Paleoartist brings back faces from the ancient past

John Gurche helps people understand what ancient humans looked like by creating lifelike models based on archaeological finds. The work requires a mix of artistic skill and scientific knowledge. (Sept. 24) (AP Video: Michael Hill)

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Seven-year NASA mission may find clues to origins of Earth life when asteroid samples return to Utah

Planet Earth is about to receive the biggest sample yet from an asteroid. A NASA spacecraft will fly on Sunday and drop off pebbles and dust collected from the asteroid Bennu. The capsule holding the sample will parachute into the Utah desert. (Sept. 22)

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Ice pops cool Brazil’s zoo animals

Animals at a zoo in Rio de Janeiro have been getting cold treats to cool them down during a rare winter heat wave on Friday. (September 22) (AP/Mario Lobao)

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Gender-affirming care bans impact families even in states where it remains legal

Parents are facing challenges to continue treatments following gender-affirming care bans in many states. And even where it remains legal, some medical providers are wary of harsh liability provisions in laws and so they have abruptly halted care. (Sept. 22)

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A Venezuelan man and his pet squirrel made it to the US border. Now he’s preparing to say goodbye

A 23-year-old Venezuela man is preparing to say goodbye to a pet squirrel he says he brought from his home country on a journey to Mexico. If he’s granted asylum in the US, he’ll likely leave Niko, the pet squirrel, in Mexico. (Sept. 23) (AP Video by Valerie Gonzalez)

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Netanyahu tells UN that Israel is ‘at the cusp’ of an historic agreement with Saudi Arabia

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel is “on the cusp” of a historic breakthrough leading to a peace agreement with Saudi Arabia. (Sept. 22)

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A.I. in music is hot topic at BMAC Gala

Jermaine Dupri and Flava Flav discuss A.I in the music industry at the 2023 BMAC Gala in Beverly Hills. (Sept 22)

A prominent Pakistani television journalist who went missing more than four months ago after being arrested by police has returned home after being freed by his unidentified captors.
Las Vegas Raiders coach Josh McDaniels insists the confidence he has in his offense is intact. He just didn’t show it Sunday on a crucial fourth down with 2:25 left in the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Hundreds of school systems around the country have adopted four-day weeks in recent years, mostly in rural and western parts of the U.S.
Raiders quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo was evaluated for a concussion after Las Vegas’ 23-18 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday night.
Jury selection is set to begin as members of an extended family face trial on kidnapping and terrorism charges linked to a law enforcement raid on their squalid New Mexico encampment in 2018.
Shares in Asia are mostly lower, with only Tokyo advancing, after Wall Street wheezed to more losses with its worst week in six months.
Kenny Pickett passed for 235 yards and two touchdowns in an encouraging performance for Pittsburgh’s offense, and the Steelers held off the Las Vegas Raiders for a 23-18 victory.
Rookie Duncan McGuire scored the equalizer in the 66th minute to help Orlando City gain a 1-1 draw with Inter Miami, extending the club’s unbeaten streak to 10.
North Korea has called South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol “a guy with a trash-like brain” and “a diplomatic idiot” as it blasted him for using a U.N. speech to issue a warning over the North’s deepening military ties with Russia.
Frank Reich has coached long enough to know his rebuilding and injury-depleted Carolina Panthers had a narrow margin for error while playing at Seattle.
Chris Taylor’s line-drive single to center field in the 10th inning lifted the Los Angeles Dodgers past the San Francisco Giants 3-2.
CASARES, Spain (AP) — Carlota Ciganda starred on Spanish soil on Sunday with two of the best shots of her life, finishing with two birdies for a clutch win over Nelly Korda that assured Europe of retaining the Solheim Cup with the first tie in history.
The Bears were already having a bad week before they got to Kansas City. Then it became a whole lot worse.
The Dallas Cowboys arrived in the desert perfect after two dominating games to open the season. But they had a rough week of preparation, losing All-Pro cornerback Trayvon Diggs to an ACL injury he suffered in practice.
Nick Castellanos hit his 29th homer and Cristopher Sánchez struck out 10 to lead the Philadelphia Phillies over the New York Mets 5-2 for a four-game sweep.
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At zMax Dragway

Concord, N.C.

Final Finish Order:


1. Doug Kalitta; 2. Mike Salinas; 3. Leah Pruett; 4. Austin Prock; 5. Brittany Force; 6. Shawn Langdon; 7.
Thongchai Jaidee won his second PGA Tour Champions title, beating Justin Leonard on the fourth playoff hole in the Pure Insurance Championship.
NEW YORK (AP) — DeWanna Bonner scored 20 points, Rebecca Allen added 18 and the Connecticut Sun played stellar defense to beat the New York Liberty 78-63 on Sunday in the first game of their best-of-five WNBA semifinals playoff series.
Kenneth Walker III rushed for 97 yards and two second-half touchdowns, Jason Myers kicked five field goals, and the Seattle Seahawks pulled away in the second half for a 37-27 win over the Carolina Panthers.
Justin Herbert and Keenan Allen knew just how to attack coordinator Brian Flores’ Minnesota Vikings defense.
The Tennessee Titans haven’t been this bad on offense since they were the Houston Oilers. Derrick Henry was held to 20 yards rushing, quarterback Ryan Tannehill got sacked five times and harassed many more and the Titans were held to just 94 yards in a 27-3 loss to the Cleveland Browns.
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Yankees missed the playoffs for the first time since 2016, getting mathematically eliminated with a rainy 7-1 loss Sunday to the Arizona Diamondbacks as Zac Gallen got his 17th win.
William Byron took the lead for the first time after the final restart with six laps left to win in Texas.
Joshua Dobbs threw for a touchdown, James Conner and Rondale Moore ran for scores and the Arizona Cardinals stunned the mistake-prone Dallas Cowboys 28-16.
Authorities have rescued a 17-year-old boy in Southern California after he was kidnapped and held hostage for four days by captors who threatened to harm him if his family did not pay a $500,000 ransom.
New York Jets cornerback Sauce Gardner accused Patriots quarterback Mac Jones of taking things a little too far by hitting him in his “private parts” during New England’s 15-10 victory.
Lithuanian teenager Dominika Banevič and American Victor Montalvo have qualified for next year’s Paris Olympics after winning the World Breaking Championship on Sunday.
A’ja Wilson scored 34 points, including 14 in the third quarter as the Las Vegas Aces beat the Dallas Wings 97-83 in the opening game of the WNBA semifinal playoff series.