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  • GOP Rep. Kline says he won’t seek re-election in Minnesota

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Republican Rep. John Kline, a seven-term lawmaker and chairman of the House Education panel, announced Thursday he won’t seek re-election next year in a Minnesota district that has grown more…

  • The Latest: Pats owner Kraft says focus can shift to field

    NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on a federal judge’s decision to overturn the NFL’s four-game suspension of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in the “Deflategate” scandal (all times Eastern): 1:15 p.m. Patriots owner…

  • 3 California correctional deputies arrested in inmate death

    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Three California correctional deputies were arrested on suspicion of murder in the death of an inmate at a county jail, sheriff’s officials said Thursday. Santa Clara County Sheriff’s spokesman Sgt.…

  • Rutgers’ Kyle Flood will coach opener despite investigation

    PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Kyle Flood will coach Rutgers in its season opener against Norfolk State on Saturday despite an ongoing academic investigation. Flood announced Thursday after practice there hasn’t been a resolution in the…

  • The Latest: Prosecutor to seek death in church shooting

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The latest on a prosecutor’s decision to seek the death penalty against Dylann Roof (all times local): 1:15 p.m. A South Carolina prosecutor says she will seek the death penalty for…

  • Attorney general: Woman who died in jail was being monitored

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A 24-year-old South Dakota woman who suffered a fatal methamphetamine overdose while in custody was asked repeatedly by jail staff whether she had taken any illegal drugs and was moved…

  • US: Military, diplomatic families can leave Turkey base area

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of military and diplomatic family members near Incirlik air base in southern Turkey are being told they can leave the country, U.S. officials said Thursday, citing increased worries about security threats…

  • Trio charged with running $54M green-energy Ponzi scheme

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Prosecutors have charged three people with running a $54 million Ponzi scheme they say was built on promises of a green energy technology that would turn trash into fuel that they never…

  • 9/11 recovery workers: Congress must renew health programs

    NEW YORK (AP) — Dozens of 9/11 recovery workers are demanding that Congress renew programs offering money and heath care to people exposed to toxic dust after the terror attacks. The former ground zero workers…

  • German soccer clubs, fans rush to support migrants

    BERLIN (AP) — A training camp for migrant children. A $1.1 million donation. German lessons. Those are a few of the things German soccer club Bayern Munich is doing to help some of the thousands…

  • Washington Supreme Court rules against Backpage.com

    SEATTLE (AP) — The Washington Supreme Court has ruled in favor of three young girls who sued Backpage.com after they were sold as prostitutes on the site. Thursday’s ruling says the Communications Decency Act does…

  • The Latest: Austria to confront Hungary on migrant treatment

    The latest Thursday on the European migrant crisis (all times GMT): ___ 1640 GMT Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann’s office says he will summon Hungary’s ambassador to Vienna on Friday amid bilateral tensions over the way…

  • Judge sides with Brady, NFL promises ‘Deflategate’ appeal

    NEW YORK (AP) — A judge let the air out of “Deflategate” Thursday, erasing New England quarterback Tom Brady’s four-game suspension for a controversy the NFL claimed threatened football’s integrity. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said…

  • Summer makeover has 1st-place Mets primed for playoff run

    NEW YORK (AP) — Thanks to a dramatic summer makeover, the New York Mets are pushing hard toward their first playoff appearance in nine years — with their oft-injured captain David Wright aboard for the…

  • Vuelta a Espana Results

    Thursday At Castellon, Spain 12th Stage 107.50 miles from Escaldes-Engordany, Andorra to Lleida 1. Danny Van Poppel, Netherlands, Trek, 4 hours, 2 minutes, 11 seconds. 2. Daryl Impey, South Africa, Orica GreenEdge, same time. 3.…