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Joey Chestnut devours turkey to win eating contest

FILE - In this July 4, 2014, file photo, Joey Chestnut raises his fist in the air after winning Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating contest at Coney Island in New York. Ten contestants vied to see who could eat the most of a 20-pound turkey in a competition Saturday, Nov. 22 at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut. Chestnut won the contest, setting a record by devouring an entire bird. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)MASHANTUCKET, Conn. (AP) ? Competitive eater Joey Chestnut has won a turkey-eating contest in Connecticut, setting a record by devouring an entire bird.


Brady passes Patriots to 34-9 win over Lions

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady celebrates his second touchdown pass to Timothy Wright in the first half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) ? Tom Brady marched the New England Patriots up and down the field where they rarely lose, and they dominated the stingiest defense in the NFL.


Bears rally for 21-13 victory over Buccaneers

Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte is tackled by Tampa Bay Buccaneers defenders during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Chicago. The Bears won 21-13. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)CHICAGO (AP) ? Matt Forte and the Bears used a big rally to hand their former coach a loss in his return to Chicago.


Cundiff field goal leads Browns past Falcons 26-24

Cleveland Browns kicker Billy Cundiff (8) walks off the field after the Cleveland Browns beat the Atlanta Falcons 26-24 after the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)ATLANTA (AP) ? Josh Gordon picked right up where he left off for Cleveland.


Evacuation plans readied as Buffalo flooding looms

A dump truck waits to dump snow that is being hauled from surrounding neighborhoods on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Orchard Park, N.Y. Western New York continues to dig out from the heavy snow dropped this week by lake-effect snowstorms. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) ? First came the big storm, then the big dig. Now comes the big melt.


Huff, McCoy lead Eagles past Titans 43-24

Philadelphia Eagles' Nate Allen (29) recovers a fumble during the second half of an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)PHILADELPHIA (AP) ? Josh Huff got the Philadelphia Eagles started and LeSean McCoy kept them going.


Iran and powers set to extend nuclear talks if final push fails

U.S. Secretary of State Kerry, Iranian FM Zarif and EU envoy Ashton pose for photographers in ViennaBy Louis Charbonneau and Fredrik Dahl VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran and six world powers looked set to miss Monday's deadline for resolving a 12-year stand-off over Tehran's nuclear ambitions and are already looking at a possible extension of the negotiations. The talks in Vienna aim for a deal that could transform the Middle East, open the door to ending economic sanctions on Iran and start to bring a nation of 76 million people in from the cold after decades of hostility with the West. The cost of failure to reach a deal could be high. ...


Federer leads Swiss past France for Davis Cup

Switzerland's Roger Federer falls to the clay after defeating France's Richard Gasquet and winning the Davis Cup final between France and Switzerland at Stade Pierre Mauroy in Lille, northern France, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)LILLE, France (AP) ? Roger Federer has now claimed all the big prizes on offer in tennis and, for once, will be happy to share his latest trophy with others.


Dalton helps Bengals to 22-13 win over Texans

Cincinnati Bengals' A.J. Green (18) tries to avoid Houston Texans' A.J. Bouye (34) as he runs with the ball during the first quarter of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Houston. (AP Photo/Patric Schneider)HOUSTON (AP) ? Andy Dalton finally got a win in his hometown.


Health care M&A leads global deal surge

In this Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013 photo, Merck scientist Janet Lineberger conducts research to discover new HIV drugs in West Point, Pa. The health care industry has announced about $438 billion worth of mergers and acquisitions worldwide so far, about 14 percent of the $3.2 trillion total for all industries, according to data provider Dealogic. Merck & Co. agreed in June to pay nearly $4 billion for Idenix Pharmaceuticals Inc. to combine that company's hepatitis C medicines with its own. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)In a big year for deal making, the health care industry is a standout.


Former DC Mayor Marion Barry dies at 78

FILE - In this July 6, 2009 file photo, former District of Columbia Mayor Marion Barry attends a news conference in Washington. Barry, who staged comeback after a 1990 crack cocaine arrest, died early Sunday morning Nov. 23, 2014. He was 78. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)WASHINGTON (AP) ? A controversial and tireless advocate for the nation's capital who created jobs for generations of black families, Marion Barry was the ultimate District of Columbia politician, though his arrest for drug use in the midst of a crack cocaine epidemic often overshadows his accomplishments.


Crew blasts off for International Space Station

The Soyuz-FG rocket booster with Soyuz TMA-15M space ship carrying a new crew to the International Space Station, ISS, blasts off at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Monday, Nov. 24, 2014. The Russian rocket carries U.S. astronaut Terry Virts, Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov, and Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) ? A Russian capsule carrying three astronauts from Russia, the United States and Italy has blasted off for the International Space Station.


Assessing threats for contenders in rivalry week

Florida head coach Will Muschamp waves his arms after disputing a call by officials during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Eastern Kentucky in Gainesville, Fla., Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/John Raoux)Breaking down the ballots for the AP Top 25 and wrapping up college football's 13th weekend:


DA to dismiss ticket in wreck that killed family
MONROE, La. (AP) ? A prosecutor says he is dismissing the ticket issued to a Texas teenager who apparently fell asleep at the wheel and caused a wreck that killed five members of his family as they were headed to Disney World.

Indianapolis overcomes miscues to beat Jags 23-3

Indianapolis Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton (13) cradles the football after scoring on a 73-yard touchdown reception during the second half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014 in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)INDIANAPOLIS (AP) ? T.Y. Hilton delivered on the first promise to his first child, wrapping up his family's big day with a rockin' touchdown catch.


Lacy, Packers power past Vikings 24-21

Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy, right, runs from Minnesota Vikings strong safety Robert Blanton during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)MINNEAPOLIS (AP) ? Aaron Rodgers gave the Green Bay Packers his usual confident, accurate, productive game.


Admiral denies role in counterfeiting casino chips

This image provided by the U.S. Navy shows Navy Vice Adm. Tim Giardina in a Nov. 11, 2011, photo. Giardina, fired last year as No. 2 commander of U.S. nuclear forces may have made his own counterfeit $500 poker chips with paint and stickers to feed a gambling habit that eventually saw him banned from an entire network of casinos, according to a criminal investigative report obtained by The Associated Press. (AP Photo/U.S. Navy)WASHINGTON (AP) ? An admiral linked by Navy investigators to counterfeit casino chips denied Sunday that he played any role in making them.


Anxieties mount as Ferguson waits on grand jury
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) ? Despite preparations for a weekend decision in the Ferguson shooting case, the grand jurors apparently need more time to deliberate, and the uncertainty just seemed to feed the anxiety and speculation Sunday in a city already on edge.

Man who ambushed cops had anti-government beliefs

This photo shows a home where authorities said a gunman set his house on fire and fatally shot the first deputy who arrived Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014 in Tallahasse, Fla. Authorities say the gunman was killed by police. It was not immediately known whether anyone was in the house when it was set on fire. (AP Photo/Brendan Farrington)TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) ? A man who set his house on fire and ambushed responding police officers held "anti-government, anti-establishment" views and had previously threatened law enforcement, authorities said Sunday.


Iron Bowl warmups over for Auburn, Alabama

Alabama wide receiver Cam Sims (7) celebrates a touchdown during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game against Western Carolina, Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Alabama won 48-14. (AP Photo/Alabama Media Group, Vasha Hunt)TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) ? Maybe Alabama and Auburn had something else on their minds entering the Iron Bowl warmup acts, like each other.


Some 30 horses die in stable fire outside Chicago
CHICAGO (AP) ? More than 30 horses died in a stable fire in suburban Chicago over the weekend, with distraught owners of the animals arriving Sunday to lay flowers at the site, a fire department official said.

Marion Barry remembered for love of DC
Marion Barry, who served four terms as the mayor of the District of Columbia and served on the D.C. Council as the representative for the city's Ward 8 until his death Sunday at the age of 78, was remembered for his love for the city he served:

Portuguese ex-premier kept in jail amid fraud case

In this May 19, 2011 photo, Portugal's former Prime Minister Jose Socrates gestures as he answers a question during a business conference in Lisbon, Portugal. Portugal's Attorney-General's office says police have detained Socrates Friday, Nov. 21, 2014 as part of an investigation into corruption, money-laundering and tax fraud. (AP Photo/ Francisco Seco)LISBON, Portugal (AP) ? Former Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Socrates is spending a third straight night in jail as officials continue to investigate him for suspected corruption, money-laundering and tax fraud.


FSU, 'Bama, Oregon, Miss St unchanged in AP poll

Florida State kicker Roberto Aguayo celebrates after kicking the game-winning field goal with three seconds left in the second half of an NCAA college football game in Tallahassee, Fla., Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. Florida State won 20-17. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser)Florida State is No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll, followed by Alabama, Oregon and Mississippi State. The top four teams were unchanged for the first time since late September.


Obama: Americans want 'new car smell' in 2016

Hillary Rodham Clinton, former US Secretary of State, speaks during her keynote remarks at the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves summit, Friday Nov. 21, 2014 in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) ? President Barack Obama says voters want a "new car smell" in the 2016 White House race and that Hillary Rodham Clinton would be "a great president."


Tunisia polls give ex-regime figure the edge

Tunisian soldiers stand guard at a polling station in Marsa, outside Tunis, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. Tunisia took another step forward in its peaceful transition to democracy on Sunday by holding its first free presidential election, with voters hoping for more stability and a better economy. (AP Photo/Hassene Dridi)TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) ? A veteran politician from the previous regime that ran on a platform of restoring the prestige of the state took the lead in Tunisia's first free and fair presidential election Sunday, according to exit polls. But there will still likely be a runoff next month.


UConn rebounds from loss with 96-60 over Creighton
STORRS, Conn. (AP) ? Breanna Stewart scored 25 points and added 10 rebounds on Sunday, as top-ranked UConn bounced back from its first loss in 48 games with a 96-60 rout of Creighton.

Rhodes scholars for class of 2015 announced
WASHINGTON (AP) ? The Rhodes Trust says 32 U.S. men and women have been named Rhodes scholars and will enter Oxford University next October.

US tells Iran to consider nuclear talks extension

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry shakes hands with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, right, prior to a bilateral meeting of the closed-door nuclear talks with Iran in Vienna, Austria, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. The U.S. and five other nations trying to negotiate a nuclear deal with Iran are turning away from attempting to reach an agreement by deadline and have started internal discussions on extending the talks, diplomats said Sunday. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak, pool)VIENNA (AP) ? The U.S. told Iran Sunday that it's time to consider extending nuclear talks, in the first formal recognition by Washington that frenzied last-minute diplomacy may not be enough to seal a deal by a rapidly approaching deadline.


Bills have faced obstacles, but familiar with Jets

Buffalo Bills running back Fred Jackson (22) runs through drills with running backs coach Tyrone Wheatley during an NFL football practice at the Detroit Lions training facility in Allen Park, Mich., Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. The Bills will use the facility in preparation for Monday's game against the Jets, which was moved to Detroit because of the snowstorm in Buffalo. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)DETROIT (AP) ? Buffalo coach Doug Marrone outlined some of the obstacles his team was facing while trying to prepare for its next game, which was moved to Detroit because of all the snow in western New York.


Evacuations in Cape Verde after volcano erupts
LISBON, Portugal (AP) ? The government of the Cape Verde islands off West Africa says a volcano there has erupted for the first time in almost 20 years.

Anxious Ferguson waits for grand jury's decision

Barricades block the entrance to the St. Louis County Police Headquarters in ClaytonBy Daniel Wallis and Ellen Wulfhorst FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) - After a fourth straight night of low-level protests in Ferguson, Missouri, anxious residents still did not know on Sunday when a grand jury would return a decision on whether to charge a white policeman who shot an unarmed black teen to death this summer. It appeared that the St. Louis suburb, which has become a flashpoint for U.S. race relations since Officer Darren Wilson killed 18-year-old Michael Brown on Aug. 9, would have to wait until at least Monday and perhaps longer for an announcement. ...


Cardinals' Larry Fitzgerald out, ending streak
SEATTLE (AP) ? Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald was inactive for Sunday's game against the Seattle Seahawks, ending his streak of consecutive starts at 110.

Israeli Cabinet moves to define Israel as Jewish

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu listens during in his Cabinet meeting in his office in Jerusalem on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. At the start of the meeting, Netanyahu called for a bill that would revoke residency rights for Palestinians involved in attacks against Israelis. (AP Photo/Jim Hollander, Pool)JERUSALEM (AP) ? In a move likely to further inflame tensions with Israel's Arab citizens, the Israeli Cabinet on Sunday approved a bill to legally define the country as the nation-state of the Jewish people.


U.S., Iran discussed possible extension of nuclear talks: official
VIENNA (Reuters) - With a deadline for a nuclear deal between Iran and world powers fast approaching, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif discussed on Sunday a possible extension of the negotiations, a U.S. official said. "Our focus remains on taking steps forward toward an agreement, but it is only natural that just over 24 hours from the deadline we are discussing a range of options both internally and with our P5+1 partners (six powers)," a senior State Department official said on condition of anonymity. ...

Putin says he won't be Russia's president for life

FILE In this file photo taken Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, Russian President Vladimir Putin prepare to toast with ambassadors in the Alexander Hall after a ceremony of presentation of credentials by foreign ambassadors in the Grand Kremlin Palace in Moscow, Russia. Vladimir Putin says he will not remain Russia?s president for life, but will step down in line with the Russian constitution no later than 2024. Staying beyond that would be ?detrimental for the country and I don?t need this,? he said in an interview with the Tass news agency released Sunday.(AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, file)MOSCOW (AP) ? Vladimir Putin has said he won't remain Russia's president for life and will step down in line with the constitution no later than 2024, according to an interview with a Russian news agency released Sunday.


'Hunger Games' gobbles up box office top spot

(L-R) Actor Liam Hemsworth, director Francis Lawrence, actors Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson attend the premiere of "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1" on November 17, 2014, in Los Angeles, CaliforniaLos Angeles (AFP) - North American cinema-goers had plenty of appetite for the latest "Hunger Games" movie, with the sci-fi survival flick debuting in the weekend box office's top spot, industry estimates showed Sunday.


Security stepped up ahead of Ferguson grand jury decision

Police barricades around the Buzz Westfall Justice Center in Clayton, Missouri, on November 23, 2014Police stepped up security and erected barricades in St. Louis on Sunday, bracing for the worst with a grand jury to decide whether to indict a white officer for shooting dead an unarmed black teenager. Michael Brown, 18, a high-school graduate planning to go to technical college, was shot at least six times by Darren Wilson in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson on August 9, inflaming racial tensions and sparking weeks of protests, some violent. Metal interlocking fences and orange plastic barricades sealed off the Buzz Westfall Justice Center in Clayton, another suburb of the city of St. Louis and where the grand jury has been meeting, with a handful of uniformed officers on duty outside.


Twelve-year-old Cleveland boy dies after being shot by police
By Kim Palmer CLEVELAND (Reuters) - A 12-year-old boy who was shot by police after he waved and pointed a pellet gun at a Cleveland city recreation center died on Sunday from his injuries, officials said. The boy, who has not been identified, was shot in the abdomen by a city officer at a playground on the city's west side on Saturday, said Timothy Kucharski, an attorney for the boy's family. According to the recording of a 911 call, a witness at the Cudell Recreation Center park told the police dispatcher that he saw somebody with a pistol and he was pointing it at people. ...

Suicide bomber kills 45 at volleyball match in Afghanistan
By Samiullah Paiwand GARDEZ, Afghanistan (Reuters) - A suicide bomber detonated his explosive vest in a crowd of spectators at a volleyball match in Afghanistan on Sunday, killing 45 people, a provincial official said, as foreign troops withdraw from the country after more than a decade of fighting. Mukhles Afghan, spokesman for the governor of Paktika province, said at least 50 more were wounded in the attack in Yahya Khel district, where residents had gathered to watch a tournament final. He said most of the casualties were civilians. ...

 
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