• Northwest Fire: 2 adults, 3 dogs escape RV fire

    Two people and their pets in a home where the RV was parked were not hurt.
  • WADA team in Moscow next week to get key doping lab data

    MONTREAL (AP) — A World Anti-Doping Agency team will be in Moscow next week to retrieve laboratory data which could prove potentially hundreds of doping cases.
    WADA says a five-person group needs three days to extract “the missing piece of the puzzle.” The raw data could help explain the scale of Russia’s state-backed doping program until 2015 and attempts to cover it up.
    Access this year to the Moscow lab long sealed by state authorities was required by WADA when reinsta
  • Scandal-plagued CBS grants $20M to 18 women’s rights groups

    NEW YORK (AP) — CBS is pledging $20 million in support of 18 organizations dedicated to eliminating sexual harassment in the workplace as the network tries to recover from a scandal that led to the ouster of its top executive, Les Moonves.
    CBS said Friday that the money will go toward helping the organizations expand their work and “ties into the company’s ongoing commitment to strengthening its own workplace culture.”
    The money is coming out of Moonves’ severance p
  • Minnesota extends Fleck contract by 1 year through ’23

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota has extended football coach P.J. Fleck’s contract again by one year, through the 2023 season.
    The university announced the agreement on Friday, after it was approved by the Board of Regents.
    The Gophers went 6-6 this year for an invitation to the Quick Lane Bowl in Detroit against Georgia Tech, after finishing 5-7 in 2017, Fleck’s first season. He received a one-year extension then as well. Fleck’s salary this season was $3.55 million, and he
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  • UN: Venezuela exodus likely to swell to 5.3 million in 2019

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The number of Venezuelans fleeing their country’s economic and humanitarian crisis is expected to reach 5.3 million by the end of 2019 in what has become the largest exodus in modern Latin American history, the United Nations said Friday.
    The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees said that humanitarian organizations will need $738 million to provide migrants with critical services like food and emergency shelter as added stress is put on receiving nations.
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  • UN envoy: UN monitors needed to observe Yemen cease-fire

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. envoy for Yemen called Friday for the urgent deployment of U.N. monitors to observe the implementation of a cease-fire in the strategic port city of Hodeida and the withdrawal of rival forces — a potential breakthrough in Yemen’s four-year civil war.
    Martin Griffiths told the Security Council that a speedy presence in the field is “an essential part of the confidence” needed to accompany implementation of Thursday’s agreement bet
  • Giants’ Beckham to miss 2nd straight game with quad injury

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New York Giants star receiver Odell Beckham Jr. will miss his second straight game with a quad injury.
    Coach Pat Shurmur said Friday the NFL’s highest-paid receiver won’t play Sunday against the Tennessee Titans at MetLife Stadium.
    Beckham missed last week’s game against Washington. He didn’t practice the past two days after being limited on Wednesday.
    The Giants (5-8) didn’t need Beckham in a 40-16 win over the Redskins. Eli Manni
  • 10 die of suspected food poisoning at Indian temple ceremony

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Police say at least 10 people in southern India have died of suspected food poisoning after a ceremony to celebrate the construction of a new Hindu temple.
    A police official says another 32 people were hospitalized Friday after they ate at the ceremony in Chamarajnagar district of Karnataka state.
    The official who uses one name, Mahadev, said samples were collected for chemical analysis of food that was served at the ceremony.
    Mahadev says the devotees ate the food after t
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  • Truck veers off road in Nepal, killing at least 16 people

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A truck veered off a mountain road in Nepal on Friday, killing at least 16 people and injuring many others.
    Villagers were returning from a funeral and traveling in an open truck when it went off the roadway, police said.
    The truck rolled about 500 meters (1,640 feet) on the mountain slope near Dupcheswor village, which is about 120 kilometers (75 miles) northwest of the capital, Kathmandu.
    Rescuers were working to help the injured and have recovered 16 bodies. The
  • Jets place RB Isaiah Crowell on IR with toe injury

    NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets have placed running back Isaiah Crowell on season-ending injured reserve with a toe injury.
    Crowell didn’t practice all week and had already been ruled out for the Jets’ game against Houston on Saturday. He was hurt against Tennessee two weeks ago and re-injured his foot against Buffalo last Sunday.
    Crowell has a team-leading 685 yards rushing and six touchdowns. He has never missed a game during his five-year NFL career.
    New York signed runnin
  • Italy’s premier: An Italian journalist wounded in the Strasbourg Christmas market attack has died

    ROME (AP) — Italy’s premier: An Italian journalist wounded in the Strasbourg Christmas market attack has died.
    The post Italy’s premier: An Italian journalist wounded in the Strasbourg Christmas market attack has died appeared first on KVOA.com.
  • Police: Truck carrying Nepal villagers from funeral veers off mountain road, killing at least 16 and injuring others

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Police: Truck carrying Nepal villagers from funeral veers off mountain road, killing at least 16 and injuring others.
    The post Police: Truck carrying Nepal villagers from funeral veers off mountain road, killing at least 16 and injuring others appeared first on KVOA.com.
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  • Landowners lose appeal over Dakota Access pipeline easements

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota landowners who unsuccessfully sued the developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline over land easements have lost their appeal.
    The 21 landowners sued for more than $4 million in 2017, saying a company formed by Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners and a hired land acquisition consultant used deception to acquire unfair private land easements.
    A federal judge last year ruled that they didn’t prove their case, in part because the fraud-based claims re
  • Army officer charged with murder of Afghan bomber suspect

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A former U.S. Army commando is being charged with murder in a long-simmering case alleging he tracked down and killed a suspected bomb-maker in Afghanistan.
    The Army says that Maj. Mathew Golsteyn is charged with killing the Afghan during his 2010 deployment to Afghanistan. Golsteyn was an Army Green Beret and he believed the Afghan was responsible for an explosion that killed two Marines.
    Army investigators looked into the incident after Golsteyn told the CIA in 2011 tha
  • US couple accused of enticing Chinese into sex trafficking

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A New Hampshire husband and wife are accused of luring at least 27 Chinese women into the sex trade in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.
    Court documents indicate 37-year-old Sou Chao Li and his wife, 37-year-old Derong Maio, used a messaging system popular in China to entice women to travel to the U.S. with tourist visas.
    A federal indictment charging them with sex trafficking was unsealed upon their arrest on Thursday. They’re due back in court on Tuesday.
    The
  • The Latest: Canada gets access to ex-diplomat in China

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on talks between the U.S. and Canada (all times local):
    11:47 a.m.
    Canada’s ambassador to China has received consular access to detained ex-diplomat Michael Kovrig four days after he was arrested in China.
    Canada’s Global Affairs Department says Ambassador John McCallum met with Kovrig in Beijing on Friday.
    The department says they are continuing to press for access to another Canadian, entrepreneur Michael Spavor, who was also detained in China on
  • US Paralympics Swimming National Championships begin Friday

    TUCSON – The U.S. Paralympics Swimming National Championships are taking place Friday through Sunday.
    Competitions will be held at 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. the Oro Valley Aquatic Center, located at 23 W. Calle Concordia, Oro Valley, Ariz.
    This is a free and open to the public event.
    The post US Paralympics Swimming National Championships begin Friday appeared first on KVOA.com.
  • Lipsky leads by a stroke after 2 rounds at Leopard Creek

    MALELANE, South Africa (AP) — David Lipsky will take a one-shot lead into the weekend at the Alfred Dunhill Championship after a bogey-free 6-under 66 at Leopard Creek Country Club on Friday.
    Lipsky went to 8-under 136 overall and is chased by four Scottish players: Scott Jamieson (66) and Marc Warren (67) are a shot behind on 7 under and Doug McGuigan (66) and David Drysdale (69) are one more behind them.
    The home challenge in South Africa slipped away on day two. Dylan Frittelli, Darren
  • Tennessee sheriff disputes injuries caused by beating of man

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee sheriff’s office is disputing the extent of the injuries suffered by a black man beaten by a white officer while handcuffed.
    An attorney for 25-year-old Charles Toney says hospital records prove he suffered a collapsed lung and fractured ribs, nose and fingers during his arrest on an outstanding warrant on Dec. 3.
    The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release Thursday that medical staff who checked Toney after his arrest found
  • Georgia Southern, Eastern Michigan meet in Camellia Bowl

    Camellia Bowl: Georgia Southern (9-3) vs. Eastern Michigan (7-5), Dec. 15, 5:30 p.m. Eastern (ESPN)
    Line: Georgia Southern by 2.
    Series Record: First meeting.
    WHAT’S AT STAKE
    Georgia Southern is seeking its first 10-win season at the FBS level, though the program managed it 14 times as an FCS power. Eastern Michigan is trying to pick up the second bowl win in program history.
    KEY MATCHUP
    Georgia Southern’s running game vs. Eastern Michigan’s defense. Led by RB Wesley Fields (95
  • Red Sox-Yankees to open with night game in London

    NEW YORK (AP) — The World Series champion Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees will open Major League Baseball’s first series in Britain with a night game and conclude the next day in the afternoon.
    MLB said Friday that the June 29 game at London’s Olympic Stadium will start at 6:10 p.m. local time (1:10 p.m. EDT) and be broadcast in the United States by Fox as part of its Saturday “Game of the Week” coverage.
    The following day’s game is set for 3:10 p.m. (
  • Tulane, Louisiana-Lafayette eye strong finish in Cure Bowl

    Cure Bowl: Tulane (6-6) vs. Louisiana-Lafayette (7-6), Dec. 15, 1:30 p.m. Eastern (CBSSN)
    Line: Tulane by 3 ½.
    Series Record: Tulane leads 22-6.
    WHAT’S AT STAKE
    Tulane won four of five down the stretch to become bowl eligible and is looking for its first postseason win since 2002. Louisiana-Lafayette is completing its first year under coach Billy Napier. A win would give the Sun Belt Conference runnersup their first winning season since going 7-4 in 2014.
    KEY MATCHUP
    Green Wave RBs
  • Loelling, Tretiakov get easy World Cup skeleton wins

    WINTERBERG, Germany (AP) — Jacqueline Loelling of Germany won a World Cup women’s skeleton race on her home track Friday, adding to her run of dominance at Winterberg.
    In four World Cups there, Loelling has two golds and two silvers. Germany’s Tina Hermann got the silver, a massive 0.67 seconds back of Loelling’s winning time of 1:55.16 for two runs. Austria’s Janine Flock was third, 0.03 behind Hermann.
    The top American was Kendall Wesenberg, who placed 15th.
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  • Nigeria suspends UNICEF work, alleges ‘clandestine’ activity

    LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria’s military says it has suspended the activities of UNICEF in the extremist-threatened northeast, accusing the U.N. agency of “training selected persons for clandestine activities.”
    The statement Friday said UNICEF’s activities are on hold until further notice because it has “abdicated its primary duty of catering for the wellbeing of children and the vulnerable.”
    Military spokesman Onyema Nwachukwu alleged that UNICEF carrie
  • The Latest: UNC statue meeting goes into closed session

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on a meeting by a North Carolina statewide university board to consider the fate of a toppled Confederate statue (all times local):
    12:15 p.m.
    The board that oversees North Carolina’s statewide university system has gone into closed session as it considers what to do with a statue toppled by protesters.
    The University of North Carolina Board of Governors made it through most of its public agenda of unrelated items before closing to the public at th
  • Homeless vet in alleged GoFundMe scam released on bail

    MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) — A homeless veteran from Philadelphia who allegedly schemed with a New Jersey couple to scam GoFundMe donors out of more than $400,000 will be released from jail pending trial.
    Prosecutors and defense attorneys agreed at a court hearing Friday that Johnny Bobbitt will be released from county jail and live in his apartment in Philadelphia. Bobbitt will be subject to electronic monitoring.
    NJ.com reports Bobbitt also will be required to attend Narcotics Anonymous meet
  • Belarus’ leader slams Russian talk of taking over his nation

    MINSK, Belarus (AP) — The leader of Belarus has accused some politicians in Russia of floating the prospect of incorporating his nation, and warned that he wouldn’t let it happen.
    Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko also criticized the Kremlin’s plan to raise crude oil prices for Belarus, describing it as part of efforts to persuade his country to join Russia.
    Lukashenko has ruled the 10-million nation with an iron hand for nearly a quarter century, cracking down on disse
  • Colorado police search property of missing woman’s fiance

    DENVER (AP) — Colorado police say they are searching the property of a missing woman’s fiance.
    The search of Patrick Frazee’s Florissant property began Friday morning, about three weeks after 29-year-old Kelsey Berreth was last seen.
    Police have not released any information about the purpose of Friday’s search.
    Frazee has not been named as a suspect in Berreth’s disappearance.
    The Woodland Park Police Department is leading the investigation with help from state and
  • Coast Guard searches for man overboard near Florida Keys

    The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a man who went overboard a cruise ship near the Florida Keys.
    The Coast Guard says in a statement that the 26-year-old man was reported overboard Friday morning from the Carnival Victory cruise ship.
    The ship was about 35 miles away from Islamorada in the Florida Keys.
    The Coast Guard says a helicopter, vessel and surveillance aircraft are being used in the search.
    Carnival says in a statement that the ship participated in search efforts before being relieve
  • High-flying Utah State, North Texas meet in New Mexico Bowl

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Bowl: North Texas (9-3) vs. Utah State (10-2), Dec. 15, 2 p.m. EST (ESPN)
    Line: Utah State by 7 1/2
    Series Record: Utah State leads 4-3
    WHAT’S AT STAKE
    Utah State is making its seventh postseason appearance in eight years but hasn’t won a bowl game since its 21-6 victory over UTEP in the 2014 New Mexico Bowl. The Aggies’ 10-1 start this season was the best in school history. However, Utah State enters the New Mexico Bowl with an interim

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