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Joey Chestnut devours turkey to win eating contest
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
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 (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
ATLANTA (AP) ? Josh Gordon picked right up where he left off for Cleveland.
Evacuation plans readied as Buffalo flooding looms
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 (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
By 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
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
HOUSTON (AP) ? Andy Dalton finally got a win in his hometown.
Health care M&A leads global deal surge
In a big year for deal making, the health care industry is a standout.
Former DC Mayor Marion Barry dies at 78
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
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
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 (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
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) ? Aaron Rodgers gave the Green Bay Packers his usual confident, accurate, productive game.
Admiral denies role in counterfeiting casino chips
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
By 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
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
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
Los 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 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. ...