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Protesters raise their hands after Phoenix police used tear gas outside the Phoenix Convention Center, Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, in Phoenix. Protests were held against President Donald Trump as he hosted a rally inside the convention center. (AP Photo/Matt York)
August 23, 2017 - 5:46 am
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WHO TRUMP IS BLAMING FOR CHARLOTTESVILLE RESPONSE During a rally in Phoenix, the president blames the media for the widespread condemnation of his reaction to the deadly protest organized by...
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August 22, 2017 - 5:14 pm
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — President Donald Trump has a Super Bowl ring — just like Vladimir Putin. The New England Patriots said Tuesday that owner Robert Kraft gave the diamond-encrusted ring to Trump. The sitting president usually receives gifts from teams during celebratory White House visits. A...
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Members of the Cleveland Browns kneel during the national anthem before an NFL preseason football game between the New York Giants and the Cleveland Browns, Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)
August 22, 2017 - 1:26 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — Kneeling and bowing their heads, the Cleveland Browns bonded over something bigger than football. More than a dozen players formed a circle on the team's sideline Monday night and prayed in silent protest during the national anthem. The group, which included veterans, rookies,...
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New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham (13) is tackled by Cleveland Browns strong safety Briean Boddy-Calhoun (20) in the first half of an NFL preseason football game, Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Richard)
August 21, 2017 - 9:40 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — The New York Giants' exhibition season has gotten serious. Star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. hurt his left leg during Monday night's game against Cleveland when he took a legal-but-questionable hit on the knee from Browns cornerback Briean Boddy-Calhoun. Beckham, one of the NFL'...
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FILE - In this March 17, 2013, file photo, Nathaniel Richmond, father of Ma'Lik Richmond, apologizes to the victim and her family after his son and co-defendant Trent Mays, were found delinquent on rape and other charges after their trial in juvenile court in Steubenville, Ohio. A prosecutor said Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, that Nathaniel Richmond was the man who shot and wounded Jefferson County Judge Joseph Bruzzese. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, Pool)
August 21, 2017 - 7:12 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A man who shot and wounded a judge outside a county courthouse before being gunned down by a probation officer was the father of a high school football player who was convicted of rape in 2013, authorities said Monday. Jefferson County Judge Joseph Bruzzese Jr. was shot Monday...
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Denver Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian (13) throws against the San Francisco 49ers during the first half of a preseason NFL football game Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017, in Santa Clara, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
August 21, 2017 - 7:07 pm
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Vance Joseph was admittedly enamored of the idea of a towering, chuck-it-or-tuck-it quarterback with first-round pedigree and a lightning bolt for a right arm leading the Denver Broncos in 2017. Even more captivating for the rookie head coach was the notion of his egghead...
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Officials consult near the crime scene at the Huntington Bank, next to the Courthouse in Steubenville, Ohio, Monday Aug. 21, 2017, after Jefferson County Judge Joseph Bruzzese Jr. was ambushed and shot while walking to work early Monday morning. (Darrell Sapp/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)
August 21, 2017 - 4:53 pm
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (AP) — The man who shot and wounded a judge outside a county courthouse before being gunned down by a probation officer was the father of a Steubenville High School football player who was convicted of rape in 2013, authorities said Monday. Jefferson County Judge Joseph Bruzzese...
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August 21, 2017 - 12:35 am
NEW YORK (AP) — NFL fans and gamers can play their way to the Super Bowl — if they're good enough at the newest edition of "Madden NFL 18." Electronic Arts and the NFL on Monday announced they're teaming up to create an online tournament involving all 32 teams. It makes the NFL the first pro sports...
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FILE- In this Aug. 8, 2017, file photo, newly acquired Buffalo Bills receiver Anquan Boldin makes a catch during passing drills at NFL football training camp in Pittsford, N.Y. Boldin abruptly announced his retirement just under two weeks after signing with the Buffalo Bills. General manager Brandon Beane made it official Sunday, Aug. 20, by saying the team respects Boldin's decision to retire. (Jaime Germano/Democrat & Chronicle via AP, File)
August 20, 2017 - 11:44 pm
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Receiver Anquan Boldin is abruptly giving up on football to pursue his humanitarian and charitable work just under two weeks after signing with the Buffalo Bills. Boldin released a statement on Sunday night shortly after informing the Bills of his decision. "Football has...
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Denver Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian (13) throws against the San Francisco 49ers during the first half of a preseason NFL football game Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017, in Santa Clara, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
August 20, 2017 - 2:53 pm
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Even though coach Vance Joseph isn't saying it, the steady and solid Trevor Siemian appears to have won the Denver Broncos' quarterback derby for the second straight summer. The seventh-rounder from Northwestern has outplayed former first-round pick Paxton Lynch of Memphis,...
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