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  • Trump says his Buffalo Bills bid unlikely to win

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Donald Trump says he is unlikely to be the next owner of the Buffalo Bills because he's "not going to do something totally stupid" to make the team his. "I'll be bidding, but many other people will be bidding," the billionaire businessman said on Fox News ahead of a Tuesday...

  • AP Source: NFL stadium sites explored in Toronto

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A Buffalo Bills prospective ownership group that includes rocker Jon Bon Jovi has conducted a feasibility study into buying the NFL franchise and building a stadium in Toronto, a person close to the situation said. The study identified at least three potential stadium...

  • Star Wars Car, a Doomsday doll: Toys of Comic-Con

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — When it comes to designing coveted collectible toys for sale at Comic-Con, the annual celebration of pop culture lifting off Thursday in San Diego, the sky's the limit for the designers at Mattel. Fittingly, the building where Mattel's dreamers conceive of their...

  • Thirst for US craft beer grows overseas

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Helping to quench a growing thirst for American craft beer overseas, some of the United States' largest craft breweries are setting up shop in Europe, challenging the very beers that inspired them on their home turfs. It's the latest phenomenon in the flourishing craft beer...

  • UK court orders 'Glee' name change in legal row

    LONDON (AP) — Glum news for "Glee" — Britain's High Court ruled Friday that the musical TV show must change its name because it breaches the trademark of a chain of comedy clubs. A judge told Twentieth Century Fox that it had to re-name the series in Britain, though the order won't take effect...

  • Correction: Pets-Sweet Dog Suites story

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a story July 16 about pet suites being offered in some of its new homes, The Associated Press reported erroneously the number of home communities being built by Standard Pacific Homes. It is 190, not 27. The story also reported erroneously the starting price of the homes....

  • Scientists name Puerto Rico water mite after JLo

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Pop singer Jennifer Lopez may be thinking life is funny after a group of scientists named a water mite in her honor after discovering a new species near Puerto Rico. The music of the Bronx, New York-born entertainer who has Puerto Rican roots was a hit with the...

  • France battles against bad restaurant food

    PARIS (AP) — Restaurant-goers in France will start seeing a funny little symbol on their menus this week: a skillet with a house on top, indicating your menu choice is made in-house. It's part of a new law meant to battle against the surprising amount of factory-made, pre-packaged food in...

  • Investor submits signatures to split California

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Silicon Valley venture capitalist Tim Draper began submitting signatures Tuesday for a ballot initiative that would ask voters to split California into six separate states, a move he said would create governments that are more manageable and responsive to residents'...

  • Facebook tip leads to arrest in hit-and-run crash

    ISCHUA, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a tip called in by a Facebook follower led to the arrest of the motorist who was involved in a hit-and-run accident with an Amish horse-drawn buggy on a western New York road. State police say they posted information on the July 7 crash in Cattaraugus County...

  • Germany basks in 4th World Cup after 24-year wait

    BERLIN (AP) — It's been a long wait, and now Germany is basking in its fourth World Cup title. The Die Welt newspaper celebrated Monday with a three-word headline in the national colors of black, red and gold that read simply: "It is true," while Der Spiegel magazine's website listed Germany's...

  • Guess what this 'federal employee of the year' was doing with mail

    Pills, jewelry, copies of Playboy magazine and passports were stolen by Quan Howard, a Postal Service supervisory postal inspector once named federal employee of the year for the San Francisco Bay area, court records analyzed by the San Francisco Chronicle show.

  • The World Cup's big winner? Merchandise

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Wondering how to drive it like Dempsey, move it like Messi or rip it like Ronaldo? There's an app for that. As Argentina and Germany prepare for Sunday's World Cup final, companies that produce soccer-related merchandise are already winning. The once-every-four-years...

  • Tracy Morgan released from rehab month after crash

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Former "Saturday Night Live" star Tracy Morgan has been released from a rehabilitation facility as he heals from serious injuries he suffered in a car crash that left a fellow comedian dead, his spokesman said Saturday. Morgan will continue his recovery at home with an...

  • LeBron James returns to Cavs: 'I'm coming home'

    CLEVELAND (AP) — If LeBron James was going to win another NBA title, heal broken hearts and continue building his legacy, he knew there was only one place to go. To Ohio. Home. Four years after he left for Miami, a widely criticized departure that damaged his image and crushed a long-suffering...



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