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  • Maryland counting on QB Hills, 4-3 defense against Richmond

    COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — How will Maryland’s Perry Hills performs at quarterback is the most pertinent question for Terrapins in their season opener against Richmond. Hills won the job over Daxx Garman and Caleb…

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NYPD: Teacher arrested for allegedly flying drone at US Open

A New York City teacher was arrested early Friday for allegedly crashing a drone into an empty section of seats at the U.S. Open, police said.

Refugees in Hungary start moving west on foot

Hundreds of refugees frustrated at being stuck at two train stations in Hungary set off on foot for Austria Friday.

Column: Deflategate debacle proves Roger Goodell has to go

Deflategate was the scandal that was supposed to tarnish Tom Brady’s legacy. Instead, it’s Roger Goodell who has suffered the most, and it may cost him his job.

New trend takes restaurants from boring to extraordinary

Chefs are teaming up with pottery artists to create unique tableware that serve as the perfect backdrop for their menus.

Justice Dept. curtails secret cellphone surviellance

In a bid to fend off growing criticism, the Department of Justice has announced new guidelines to restrict the use of cell-site simulators that secretly track mobile phones.

2 men claiming to have found Nazi gold train go on Polish TV

Two men appeared Friday on Polish TV saying they found a Nazi train said to be laden with gold

VA’s top health official’s five ways to transform access to care

Only eight weeks into the job, David Shulkin is rethinking health care goals within the Veterans Affairs Department.

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