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  • Steelers rally past stunned Texans 30-23

    20 Oct 2014 | 7:47 pm
    PITTSBURGH (AP) The deluge started with a desperation third-down heave, a trickle that turned into a downpour and led to another abrupt turn in the Pittsburgh Steelers' confounding season. Good one week and lousy the next, Pittsburgh managed to be both in a 30-23 victory over the mistake-prone Houston Texans on Monday night. Ben Roethlisberger passed for two touchdowns and wide receiver Antonio Brown added another on a gadget play during a decisive 73-second stretch late in the first half that moved the Steelers from down 10 to an 11-point lead. "You stand on the sidelines long enough, you…
  • Harvin not 'perfect,' happy for chance with Jets

    20 Oct 2014 | 2:49 pm
    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) Percy Harvin has been called lots of things during his NFL career. Talented but injury prone. Explosive on the field and combustible off. A playmaker but a troublemaker. The New York Jets' newest wide receiver doesn't deny he has had some issues. But he also wants to be judged from what he does starting now, not just his checkered past. "I'm definitely not a perfect person," Harvin said after his first practice with his new team Monday. "I have a lot of things that I wish I could have done a little differently. But I'm moving forward. I'm learning from those lessons.
  • Jets announce trade for receiver Percy Harvin

    18 Oct 2014 | 10:20 am
    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) The New York Jets announced Saturday they have acquired wide receiver Percy Harvin from the Seattle Seahawks for a conditional draft pick. Making official a trade that was reported Friday, the Jets get a star from last season's Super Bowl but a player who is injury prone. Harvin brings versatility and game-breaking skills to the Jets, who have lost their last six games to fall to 1-6. New York released receiver David Nelson to make room for Harvin. General manager John Idzik called Harvin a "dynamic player who has been productive on offense and special teams." Seahawks…
  • New advisers say NFL is serious about reform

    17 Oct 2014 | 10:05 am
    CHICAGO (AP) Beth E. Richie is a professor and a college administrator. She has written articles and books about feminism, battered women and the prison system, and provided training for police, judges and other groups. So when the NFL called to ask for help with its domestic conduct policy, Richie wanted to make sure it was more serious than window dressing. "The players and the teams are one thing that almost could be easily managed," said Richie, the director of the Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy at Illinois-Chicago. "I wanted to know are they interested in the fan base,…
  • AP source: Decision soon on Goodell Rice testimony

    16 Oct 2014 | 1:27 pm
    A neutral arbiter is expected to decide early next week whether NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell should testify during an appeal of Ray Rice's indefinite suspension, a person familiar with the case told The Associated Press on Thursday. Goodell said last week he'd leave the decision to former U.S. District Judge Barbara S. Jones. She was picked by the commissioner and the players' union to hear Rice's appeal earlier this month. The hearing is tentatively set for November. "I think Judge Jones is the one who ultimately is going to make the rules and determinations," Goodell said at the owners'…
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  • NHL bringing 2016 All-Star game to Nashville

    17 Oct 2014 | 11:17 am
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Timing had been the only question about Nashville hosting the NHL All-Star game, and the league finally has the answer. Music City will be hosting the league's showcase event in 2016 on Jan. 30-31 at Bridgestone Arena - home to the Nashville Predators. "It's not too far back to remember that Nashville was a terrific host for the 2003 NHL draft, and we know if that's any indication of what to expect it's going to be wonderful," NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said Friday. The Predators hosted the NHL's entry draft in 2003 and have been on a short list to host the All-Star…
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  • How to choose the right concealer

    Bryce Gruber
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:36 am
    Concealer can be every face’s best friend, but choosing the right shade and formula is the key to getting perfect coverage. The experts weigh in on how to nail the right concealer for your face:Define your skin’s texture first.
  • Marathoners Fight Thick Beijing Smog on Race Day

    19 Oct 2014 | 12:49 pm
    Despite heavy pollution blanketing Beijing on Sunday, an international marathon went ahead, with face masks used to battle the smog.
  • Ebola Travel Ban: Health Officials Call It a Big Mistake

    Amy Langfield and Ben Popken
    19 Oct 2014 | 6:54 am
    There are reasons the U.S. hasn't enacted a travel ban on Ebola-stricken countries: It could actually make things worse, health officials say.
  • Fall's 5 chicest coat styles for less

    Mary Peffer
    17 Oct 2014 | 9:14 am
    The standard fashion advice is to save your money all year for that inevitable investment piece: the fall coat. But what if gorgeous, on-trend outerwear didn’t have to cost a bundle? We found the season’s top new styles at surprisingly wallet-friendly prices.TrenchFrom shiny blowouts to pearl jewelry, polished style is back in a big way.
  • Worried Fliers Don Masks as Precaution Against Ebola

    Phil LeBeau
    16 Oct 2014 | 4:34 pm
    Many travelers say they're worried the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention doesn't fully understand the threat of the Ebola virus.
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  • 'American Idol's' Scott MacIntyre needs new kidney in 6 months to avoid dialysis

    Gael Fashingbauer Cooper
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:12 pm
    It's not the first challenge Scott MacIntyre has faced. The singer, 29, who placed eighth on the 2009 season of "American Idol," is almost completely blind, and was diagnosed with kidney failure as a teen. He had a kidney transplant at age 22 and now needs another."Unfortunately, transplanted kidneys don't last forever," he tells People magazine on Monday.
  • Monica Lewinsky talks about shame, bullying in passionate speech

    Jordan Melendrez
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:23 pm
    Monica Lewinsky is back in the public eye, and she's using the attention to bash bullying.Lewinsky got emotional on Monday at the Forbes Under 30 Summit in Philadelphia, where she delivered a passionate speech about the dangers of online harassment.
  • Kristen Bell talks about using sign language with young daughter

    Kurt Schlosser
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:17 pm
    When it comes to communicating with her 18-month-old daughter, Lincoln, actress Kristen Bell says sign language has been a help."[She can say] a lot of two-syllable words, but she signs mostly because she’s really good at it," Bell told People magazine at an event last week hosted by her company, This Bar Saves Lives.
  • Former 'American Idol' contestant Joanne Borgella dies at 32

    Mike Vulpo
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:31 pm
    Plus size model and former "American Idol" contestant Joanne Borgella passed away Saturday morning. She was 32.In an emotional Facebook post written by her family, fans learned that the talented star died after battling endometrial cancer. "To God be the glory! With heavy hearts, we are deeply saddened to announce the passing of our beloved Joanne," the family shared.
  • Hitting the right notes: Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder honors doctor onstage

    Gael Fashingbauer Cooper
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:03 pm
    At Sunday night's Pearl Jam concert at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota, fans came to see Eddie Vedder and his band. But Vedder felt that it was another person who deserved the spotlight.Vedder introduced the audience to Dr. Jakub Tolar, a University of Minnesota doctor who leads the university's research into rare genetic disorders, including epidermolysis bullosa.
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