Dog trapped in 30-foot hole lured to safety with beef jerky

MORGANTON, N.C. (AP) — A group of mountain bikers on a North Carolina trail spotted a dog trapped 30 feet (9 meters) down in a sinkhole — and it took a salty snack and some straps to lift him to safety. The group was riding the Sinkhole Trail at Pisgah National Forest, about 50 miles […]

Original 9, Hewitt, Raymond among nominees for tennis Hall

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Billie Jean King and the other members of the Original 9 who laid the groundwork for the women’s professional tennis tour are the first group nominated together for the International Tennis Hall of Fame. They join Jonas Bjorkman, Sergi Brugera, Juan Carlos Ferrero, Lleyton Hewitt, Lisa Raymond and the late Dennis […]

Ginsburg’s body will lie in repose at Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (AP) — The body of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will lie in repose at the Supreme Court this week, with arrangements to allow for public viewing despite the coronavirus pandemic, the court said Monday. Ginsburg’s casket will be on public view Wednesday and Thursday under the portico at the top of the court’s iconic […]

2020 Watch: Is this suddenly a new election?

NEW YORK (AP) — Presidential politics move fast. What we’re watching heading into a new week on the 2020 campaign: Days to general election: 43 Days to first debate: 8 ___ THE NARRATIVE The October surprise of 2020 came early. The death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg injects another generational fight to an election year that […]

The Latest: Seahawks’ Diggs ejected for helmet-to-helmet hit

The Latest on Week 2 in the NFL (all times EDT): ___ 8:55 p.m. Seattle safety Quandre Diggs was ejected late in the first quarter Sunday night for a helmet-to-helmet hit on New England’s N’Keal Harry. On fourth-and-3 from the Seattle 30, New England quarterback Cam Newton connected with Harry on a slant route. The […]

Red Sox finally snap skid vs Yankees, who clinch spot anyway

BOSTON (AP) — Despite dismal results against the New York Yankees this season, at least the Boston Red Sox didn’t have to watch their longtime rivals enjoy clinching a playoff berth at Fenway Park. They made sure of that by finally beating the Yankees this year. Hours later, however, the Yankees punched their ticket to […]

Vive le Tour! With young winner, thrilling race defies virus

PARIS (AP) — In a first, the Tour de France winner wore a face mask on the podium Sunday, bright yellow to match the color of the iconic jersey so snug on his young shoulders. But at least there was a winner. Three weeks ago, when 21-year-old Tadej Pogacar set off with 175 other competitors […]

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