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FILE - In this April 14, 2016, file photo, University of Southern California's new athletic director Lynn Swann pauses during his appointment news conference at the USC campus in Los Angeles. Southern California athletic director Swann has resigned. USC President Carol L. Folt announced the decision in a letter Monday, Sept. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
September 09, 2019 - 2:21 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California athletic director Lynn Swann resigned Monday after three tumultuous years on the job at his alma mater. New USC President Carol Folt announced the decision in a letter expressing her "sincere appreciation" for the former Trojans receiver. "Lynn has been a...
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In this Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019 photo police officers investigate a booth after an explosion at a village festival in Freudenberg, Germany. Authorities say 14 people have been injured, five of them with life-threatening burns, during an explosion at a village festival in western Germany. Police told German news agency dpa that it appears likely that oil inside a big frying pan caused the explosion at the local 'Backesfest' (bakery festival) that was attended by about 100 people. (Berthold Stamm/dpa via AP)
September 09, 2019 - 2:52 am
BERLIN (AP) — Police say one woman has died from severe burns sustained during a frying pan explosion that also injured 14 at a village festival in western Germany. Another five people were in life-threatening condition — four from burns and one who suffered a heart attack during the explosion at...
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The latest fashion creation from Brandon Maxwell is modeled during New York Fashion Week, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
September 08, 2019 - 2:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Brandon Maxwell has had quite the year. The designer joined the cast of "Project Runway" as a judge, had some of the most famous women in Hollywood wear his designs and he accompanied his best friend, Lady Gaga, to the Met Gala, changing her four times on the red carpet during...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks during the official opening of the new Bauhaus Museum, built for the centenary of the founding of the Bauhaus, in Dessau, Germany Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)
September 08, 2019 - 6:29 am
BERLIN (AP) — The eastern German city of Dessau marked the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus school of design Sunday with the opening of a new museum featuring a collection of exhibits and objects that tie in with the movement's iconic buildings. Chancellor Angela Merkel told a crowd at the opening...
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Jackson Blatch starts repairs on the roof of his home in Marsh Harbor, Abaco Island, Bahamas, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019 after Hurricane Dorian hit. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
September 08, 2019 - 3:58 am
MARSH HARBOUR, Bahamas (AP) — The streets are filled with smashed cars, snapped power cables, shattered trees and deep silence. At the airport and dock, hundreds of people clamor for seats on airplanes and berths on ships arriving with aid and departing with people who lost their homes when deadly...
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Holding banners and balloons, participants march in what they said was a gathering designed to promote traditional family values in Sarajevo, Bosnia, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019. Several hundred people have marched in Bosnia's capital Sarajevo to express their disapproval of the Balkan country's first ever LGBT pride parade scheduled for Sunday. (AP Photo/Eldar Emric)
September 07, 2019 - 9:39 am
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Several hundred people have marched in Bosnia's capital to show disapproval of the Balkan country's first LGBT pride parade this weekend. Participants in Saturday's protest said they wanted to promote what conservatives call "traditional family values." A pride...
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FILE - In this April 15, 2019, file photo, cars wind their way down Lombard Street in San Francisco. Thousands of tourists could soon be forced to make reservations and pay to drive the famed crooked Lombard Street in San Francisco. California lawmakers approved a bill Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, granting San Francisco the power to establish a toll and reservation system for Lombard Street. The bill still needs Gov. Gavin Newsom's signature. The San Francisco County Transportation Authority has suggested $5 per car weekdays and $10 weekends and holidays. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
September 06, 2019 - 2:13 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Thousands of tourists could soon be forced to make reservations and pay to drive the famous crooked Lombard Street in San Francisco. California lawmakers approved a bill Thursday granting San Francisco the power to establish a toll and reservation system for Lombard Street. The...
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FILE - In this March 6, 2019, file photo, as traffic rolls along Speer Boulevard in the foreground, the skyline is shrouded as pollution fills the air in Denver. Colorado has taken the unusual step of inviting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to downgrade the air quality rating of the state’s biggest population center, and not everyone thinks that is a good idea. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
September 06, 2019 - 1:07 pm
DENVER (AP) — Colorado took the unusual step of inviting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to downgrade the air quality rating of the state's biggest population center, and not everyone thinks that was a good idea. The EPA held a hearing Friday on whether to lower the ozone status of Denver...
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FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2011 file photo a bison from Yellowstone National Park walks through the snow shortly before being shot and killed during a hunt by members of an American Indian tribe, near Gardiner, Mont. U.S. officials have rejected a petition to protect the park's roughly 4,500 bison, which are routinely hunted and sent to slaughter to guard against the spread of disease to cattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
September 05, 2019 - 5:04 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. wildlife officials rejected petitions Thursday to protect Yellowstone National Park's storied bison herds but pledged to consider more help for two other species — a tiny, endangered squirrel in Arizona and bees that pollinate rare desert flowers in Nevada. Wildlife...
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FILE - In this May 29, 2019 file photo, Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, D-San Diego speaks during the Assembly session in Sacramento, Calif. Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Gonzalez' bill, AB273, that now makes it illegal to trap animals in California for recreation or to sell their fur, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
September 04, 2019 - 4:45 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California on Wednesday became the first state to ban commercial fur trapping, ending the practice nearly 200 years after animals like beavers and otters introduced the American West to international trade. Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom said Wednesday he had signed a bill...
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