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Colin Kaepernick plans to sit through the national anthem for as long as he feels is appropriate until he sees major change in America, specifically when it comes to race relations

Josh Donaldson had his first career three-homer game, Troy Tulowitzki also went deep and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Minnesota Twins 9-6 on Sunday to complete a three-game sweep

Women around the country are taking off their tops on GoTopless Day, a day that promotes gender equality and women's rights to bare their breasts in public

Ryan Harlost led Endwell, New York, to the Little League World Series title, striking out eight and limiting South Korea to five hits in six innings in a 2-1 victory Sunday

The start of Burning Man this week means a mix of excitement and bitterness to the tiny town of Gerlach

Politicos spar over ethical questions surrounding her decision at State Department to talk with people outside the government who had contributed to her family's philanthropy foundation

Oregon police and two FBI agents could face a lawsuit from the widow of an Arizona rancher who took part in the Malheur Wildlife Refuge occupation and was killed in a confrontation with authorities

The commander of Colombia's biggest rebel movement says its fighters will permanently cease hostilities with the government beginning with the first minute of Monday, as a result of their peace accord for ending five decades of war

Kyle Larson raced to the first victory of his Sprint Cup career Sunday, taking the lead on a restart with nine laps remaining and holding off Chase Elliott in a duel between two of NASCAR's up-and-coming standouts

Italian authorities have vowed to investigate whether negligence or fraud in building codes added to the high death toll in the latest earthquake in Italy

William G. (Jerry) Buck, a columnist who chronicled the television industry for The Associated Press in New York and Los Angeles, died Friday at age 85

Police say two United Airlines pilots who have been arrested for suspected intoxication will appear in a Scottish court Monday

Donald Trump isn't making it easy for top supporters and advisers to defend him, from his running mate on down

The last four teams to play for the NFC championship have the same goal: Super Bowl or bust.

Major national parks are grappling with wildlife harassment, illegal camping, vandalism, theft of resources and other visitor misbehavior as the National Park Service marks its 100th anniversary

A police sergeant in northwestern New Mexico who unwittingly recorded himself on a lapel camera taking marijuana from his office and giving it to his girlfriend has been released from jail

Six scientists have completed a yearlong Mars simulation in Hawaii, where they lived in a dome in near isolation

London's Notting Hill Carnival has gotten off to a trouble-prone start with dozens of arrests and scores of injuries

Florida voters will go to the polls Tuesday and select the nominees for U.S. Senate, decide whether to amend the state constitution to give a property tax break to promote solar energy and have a say in who should represent them in the U.S. House

With the regular season about to kick off, it's anybody's guess who'll be the AFC's representative at the Super Bowl in Houston in February

Chicago police say two brothers have been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of the cousin of NBA star Dwyane Wade

President Barack Obama and the first family are hiking at Prince William Forest Park in Virginia.

The horror movie "Don't Breathe" has reason to let out a big sigh of relief

Veteran Israeli politician Binyamin Ben Eliezer, who held a series of top governmental posts, including defense minister and helped connect Israel and the Arab world has died

Rebels backed by Turkey make major gains in northern Syria, expelling Kurdish-led forces from towns and villages as part of a determined campaign by Ankara to push the militants east of the Euphrates River

Boston police are set to launch a body camera program after months of resistance from rank-and-file officers

Julian Schieber scored the second of two injury-time goals to give Hertha Berlin a dramatic 2-1 win over promoted Freiburg in their opening Bundesliga game of the season Sunday

Pirelli has unveiled a star-studded lineup for its 2017 calendar that looks like the ultimate Oscar red carpet

The beer ran out in some sections of the Olympic stadium, but most of the 61,247 spectators at Saturday's U.S. college football opener in Sydney between California and Hawaii appeared to be enjoying their American "gridiron" experience

Spaniard David de la Cruz took the lead of the Spanish Vuelta from Nairo Quintana after completing a successful breakaway to win the mountainous ninth stage on Sunday

Charles Osgood, who has said "good morning" to his audience every Sunday for 22 years, will say "goodbye" as host of "CBS News Sunday Morning" in September

A major highway linking London with key cross-Channel routes has reopened after safety officials removed rubble from a collapsed bridge and ensured the rest of it wouldn't fall down as well

Uzbekistan's government has issued an unusual statement announcing the hospitalization of President Islam Karimov, who has ruled the former Soviet republic in Central Asia for more than 25 years

Flavia Pennetta arrived back at Arthur Ashe Stadium and had one question: "Where is it?"

The last four teams to play for the NFC championship have the same goal: Super Bowl or bust.

Turkey's president has vowed to "destroy terrorists" after months of deadly attacks throughout the country and reiterated his claim that a child suicide bomber was responsible for last weekend's explosion that claimed at least 54 lives in the southeast

Germany's second-in-command has only one regret after flipping the bird at a group of neo-Nazis recently

Many would say attorney Andy Savage is on conflicting sides in cases that again put Charleston, South Carolina, at the center of national debates on race, guns and the judicial system

Even the most modest signs of recovery are lifting weary spirits in Denham Springs, a Baton Rouge suburb at the epicenter of the catastrophic flooding in south Louisiana

Free trade talks between the European Union and the United States have failed, Germany's economy minister declared Sunday, citing a lack of progress on any of the major sections of the long-running negotiations

Forecasters say a tropical depression has formed in the Atlantic west of Bermuda, bringing the possibility of heavy rain to the coast of North Carolina early this week

A challenge to longtime U.S. Sen. John McCain leads the lists of contests drawing attention in Tuesday's Arizona primary

Forecasters say a tropical depression has formed in the Atlantic west of Bermuda, bringing the possibility of heavy rain to the coast of North Carolina early this week

With more than 700,000 fans expected, the U.S. Open tennis tournament poses unique security challenges for officials charged with making the grounds safe

Gabon's most prominent opposition candidate said Sunday that early results show he will win this central African country's presidential election, though official results have not been announced

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari says the military wounded the leader of Boko Haram, his country's homegrown Islamic extremist group

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has slammed those countries in Europe who say they won't take in Muslim refugees, a position that several eastern European governments have taken in response to the influx of migrants from the Islamic world

Evidence of prosecutorial misconduct that could exonerate a man who has spent 21 years in prison for a double murder will be at center stage during a hearing in a North Carolina courtroom this week

Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson says he's optimistic about getting into the presidential debates

Russia has lifted its ban on charter flights to Turkey, opening the way to a resumption of the package tours that were a major source of revenue for Turkey

A state burial in Poland has been held for two World War II heroes who fought the Germans but were later killed by the communists for their pro-independence activity

A U.N. report says sub-Saharan Africa loses around $95 billion a year due to gender inequality, jeopardizing the continent's efforts for economic growth

A spokesman for firefighters says that rescue workers have found six bodies over the past two days from the rubble of Amatrice, the hardest hit of three towns struck by the recent earthquake in Italy

Ride-hailing service Uber says that it and competitor Careem have abruptly suspended services in the United Arab Emirates capital of Abu Dhabi due to "unforeseen circumstances," suggesting difficulties with local regulators

The smile is back on Daniel Ricciardo's face. After a tough start to the Formula One season, which saw him struggle for form, watch a teenager upstaging him and then berate his own team, the Australian driver has now secured three straight podium finishes

Iran's official news agency is saying the country's judiciary has confirmed the brief detention of a member of Iran's negotiation team with world powers on suspicion of "infiltration."

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is heading to Bangladesh and India amid increasing concerns about terrorism in both South Asian nations

With his injury-time goal, Marcus Rashford was the match-winner for Manchester United at Hull in the Premier League

Middlesbrough maintained its unbeaten start to life back in the English Premier League by drawing 0-0 with West Bromwich Albion in a match of few clear-cut opportunities at The Hawthorns on Sunday

The 2016 MTV Video Music Awards is returning to New York City on Sunday, where Kanye West will compete for the top prize with his controversial "Famous" video and performers include Britney Spears and Rihanna

Poland's foreign minister has lent his support to a Franco-German proposal for European Security Council

Montenegrin firefighters have been struggling to contain a fire that has engulfed pine forests around a southern Adriatic town and threatened an ancient olive grove under state protection

Iraq's Foreign Ministry has requested that the Saudi ambassador in Baghdad be replaced after he claimed that Iranian-backed Shiite militias are plotting to assassinate him

The conservative Popular Party in Spain has signed a deal with the smaller, business-friendly Ciudadanos that could help avoid a possible third round of elections and end the country's eight-month political deadlock

The national identity crisis exposed by France's burkini controversy is threatening to set the tone for the country's presidential campaign

West Ham has signed Italy forward Simone Zaza on loan from Juventus for a fee of 5 million euros ($5.6 million) as the club's 11th recruit of the transfer window

Police from Serbia and the Serb mini-state in Bosnia have held a joint anti-terrorism drill that could add to simmering tensions in the Balkans stemming from the 1990s war

The French tennis federation has provisionally suspended Kristina Mladenovic, Caroline Garcia and Benoit Paire for "damaging" its image at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics

British emergency services have found a missing swimmer following a search operation on the same treacherous beach where five men drowned four days ago

Officials say more than 40 people have been infected locally by the Zika virus in Singapore, but most have fully recovered

Prime Minister Theresa May is bringing her Cabinet together at her rural retreat to plot Britain's first steps on leaving the European Union

The top monitor of South Sudan's peace deal said he and diplomats support the disputed appointment of a new vice president in order to support the country's shaky peace agreement

The U.S. ambassador to Jordan says Washington will reach its target Monday of taking in 10,000 Syrian war refugees in a year-old resettlement program

Turkey's official gazette says female police officers will be able to wear headscarves as part of their uniform

Michael Mancini led Endwell, New York, to the Little League World Series championship game Saturday, striking out 11 in a 4-2 victory over Goodlettsville, Tennessee, in the U.S. final

European nations have tightened border controls, shut down the Balkan route used by hundreds of thousands of people, negotiated an agreement with Turkey to curb new arrivals and taken other measures to curb the influx of migrants

LEADING OFF: Ellis makes first start for Phillies, Jones might be OK for O's, Royals-Red Sox at night

Friends and colleagues who knew two nuns killed in their Mississippi home are gathering to remember them

Rookie Gary Sanchez kept up his remarkable run, homering for the third straight game as the New York Yankees routed the Baltimore Orioles 13-5 Saturday

Graham Rahal made a last-lap pass and just held on to beat James Hinchcliffe in the closest finish ever for an IndyCar race at Texas

Victor Martinez and J.D. Martinez were ejected, along with manager Brad Ausmus and hitting coach Wally Joyner in a series of balls-and-strikes disputes as Tigers' five-game winning streak ended Saturday night with a 3-2 loss to the Los Angeles Angels

Dustin Pedroia had four hits to extend his streak to 11 straight at-bats before bouncing into

Authorities in Bolivia have accused the president of a mining federation and two of his top officials for the murder of deputy interior minister Rodolfo Illanes

Thousands of people have welcomed medal-winning Olympic gymnasts Aly Raisman and Laurie Hernandez back to their hometowns

Authorities say a man fatally beat his parents with his hands and an object inside the family's New Jersey home

LEADING OFF: Ellis makes first start for Phillies, Jones might be OK for O's, Royals-Red Sox at night

The more than 430 fundraisers posted on the GoFundMe website after the mass shooting at an Orlando nightclub have exposed weaknesses inherent in these popular do-it-yourself charity campaigns

A man suspected in the slayings of two nuns found dead in their Mississippi home confessed to the killings, Holmes County Sheriff Willie March said Saturday

Donald Trump warned Saturday of a "war on the American farmer," telling a crowd in Iowa that rival Hillary Clinton "wants to shut down family farms" and implement anti-agriculture policies

Bryce Harper yelled at umpire Mike Winters and threw his helmet to the ground, leading to his ejection from the Washington Nationals' 9-4 loss to the Colorado Rockies

Ariya Jutanugarn missed a chance to take a big lead into the final round of the Canadian Pacific Women's Open, making two late bogeys Saturday at Priddis Greens

A spokeswoman says the man arrested in the killing of two nuns in Mississippi has a criminal record

Max Ritvo, a poet who chronicled his long battle with cancer in works that were both humorous and searing, has died

Rickie Fowler goes 45 holes without a bogey at Bethpage Black and has a 1-shot lead at The Barclays

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is refusing to stand for the national anthem before games because he believes the United States oppresses African Americans and other minorities

The third suspect in the horrific rape and killing of a 10-year-old Albuquerque girl whose body was dismembered made her first court appearance Saturday

The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia are announcing a final conference of its guerrillas to ratify a peace accord reached this week with the government and prepare to make the transition to an unarmed political movement

Youbin Choi struck out 14 and South Korea beat Panama 7-2 Saturday to reach the championship game of the Little League World Series

Syrian activists say government airplanes have attacked a besieged rebel-held neighborhood in the central city of Homs, including with incendiary bombs that killed two children and left another badly burned

Police say NBA star Dwyane Wade's cousin was an innocent bystander when she was fatally shot while pushing her baby in a stroller near a Chicago school where she intended to register her children