A Statement Saturday in September that featured six games matching ranked teams was the first chance to make some sense of the first few weeks of the college football season.
Two years after US troops left, AP photographer Rodrigo Abd returned to Afghanistan with an idea: to use an old-style Afghan “box camera” to document how life has changed under Taliban rule.
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Paleoartist brings back faces from the ancient past

John Gurche helps people understand what ancient humans looked like by creating lifelike models based on archaeological finds. The work requires a mix of artistic skill and scientific knowledge. (Sept. 24) (AP Video: Michael Hill)

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Seven-year NASA mission may find clues to origins of Earth life when asteroid samples return to Utah

Planet Earth is about to receive the biggest sample yet from an asteroid. A NASA spacecraft will fly on Sunday and drop off pebbles and dust collected from the asteroid Bennu. The capsule holding the sample will parachute into the Utah desert. (Sept. 22)

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Ice pops cool Brazil’s zoo animals

Animals at a zoo in Rio de Janeiro have been getting cold treats to cool them down during a rare winter heat wave on Friday. (September 22) (AP/Mario Lobao)

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Gender-affirming care bans impact families even in states where it remains legal

Parents are facing challenges to continue treatments following gender-affirming care bans in many states. And even where it remains legal, some medical providers are wary of harsh liability provisions in laws and so they have abruptly halted care. (Sept. 22)

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A Venezuelan man and his pet squirrel made it to the US border. Now he’s preparing to say goodbye

A 23-year-old Venezuela man is preparing to say goodbye to a pet squirrel he says he brought from his home country on a journey to Mexico. If he’s granted asylum in the US, he’ll likely leave Niko, the pet squirrel, in Mexico. (Sept. 23) (AP Video by Valerie Gonzalez)

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Netanyahu tells UN that Israel is ‘at the cusp’ of an historic agreement with Saudi Arabia

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel is “on the cusp” of a historic breakthrough leading to a peace agreement with Saudi Arabia. (Sept. 22)

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A.I. in music is hot topic at BMAC Gala

Jermaine Dupri and Flava Flav discuss A.I in the music industry at the 2023 BMAC Gala in Beverly Hills. (Sept 22)

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Bob Ross’ first TV painting listed for $9.85 million

‘A Walk in the Woods’ was the subject of the inaugural episode of Bob Ross’s iconic show, “The Joy of Painting.” 40 years later, a Minnesota art gallery has listed the painting for sale in a bid get the artist’s work in front of the public. (Sept. 20) (AP video: Mark Vancleave)

A 35-year-old businessman without prior political experience has been elected to lead Greece’s main opposition bloc, the left-wing Syriza party.
The Atlanta Falcons were confident they would be able to move the ball on the Detroit Lions. After a 20-6 loss, they still felt the same way.
Ryan Jeffers homered, tripled and drove in three runs to back a strong outing by Joe Ryan as the Minnesota Twins pulled away late for a 9-3 win over the Los Angeles Angels.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Dolphins scored the most points in a game by an NFL team since 1966, overwhelming the Denver Broncos 70-20 on Sunday behind rookie De’Von Achane’s 203 yards rushing and Tua Tagovailoa’s four touchdown passes, including a no-look shovel-pass.
Marcus Semien homered twice, Corey Seager had a go-ahead, two-run shot and the Texas Rangers held on to beat the Seattle Mariners 9-8 to finish a three-game sweep in a crucial AL West series.
Atletico Madrid has ended Real Madrid’s perfect start with a 3-1 win in their first Spanish league derby of the season.
Wales has become the first to qualify for the Rugby World Cup quarterfinals while virtually shutting the door on Australia’s hopes and putting the Wallabies in danger of their worst-ever showing.
Team World has claimed its second straight Laver Cup title. Americans Ben Shelton and Frances Tiafoe beat Hubert Hurkacz and Andrey Rublev 7-6 (7), 7-6 (7) on Sunday at Rogers Arena.
The New York Yankees missed the playoffs for the first time since 2016, getting mathematically eliminated with a 7-1 loss Sunday to the Arizona Diamondbacks as Zac Gallen pitched six innings and got his 17th win.
Washington Commanders quarterback Sam Howell put up some historic numbers with four interceptions and nine sacks.
Mike Clevinger pitched six solid innings, Elvis Andrus had a two-run double and the Chicago White Sox beat the Boston Red Sox 3-2 in a rain-shortened game on Sunday, ending a string of 12 straight series losses.
Wales has become the first Rugby World Cup team to qualify for the quarterfinals while virtually shutting the door on Australia’s hopes.
Patrick Wisdom put Chicago ahead with a two-run homer in the sixth inning, Seiya Suzuki had two hits and scored twice, and the Cubs helped their playoff chances by beating the Colorado Rockies 4-3.
Spain is a strong contender to be the next international host of a regular-season NFL game and it could happen as soon as 2024.
Nelson Velázquez hit two home runs and Salvador Perez and Matt Duffy also homered as the Kansas City Royals built a big lead early and held on for a 6-5 win over the slumping Houston Astros Sunday.
Missouri officials struck back at one of the clinics that unsuccessfully challenged new state restrictions on gender affirming care by filing a new lawsuit accusing the clinic of failing to provide proper care for transgender minors even before the new law took effect last month.
Justin Herbert passed for 405 yards and three touchdowns for Los Angeles and the Chargers kept Kirk Cousins and the Minnesota Vikings out of the end zone twice in the last 3 minutes to preserve a 28-24 victory.
TJ Friedl hit a two-run homer and drove in the tiebreaking run in the seventh inning as the Cincinnati Reds bounced back from an historic collapse the night before to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-2.
Jon Berti had his second career multihomer game, and the Miami Marlins beat Milwaukee 6-1, the second straight day they prevented the Brewers from clinching the NL Central.
The Baltimore Orioles stretched their lead over Tampa Bay in the AL East to 2 1/2-games with Sunday’s 5-1 win over the Cleveland Guardians.
Mac Jones threw a touchdown pass, Matt Judon had a late safety and the New England Patriots extended their winning streak over the New York Jets to 15 games with an ugly 15-10 victory.
George Springer hit an inside-the-park, three-run homer. made a diving catch and threw out a runner, helping the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Tampa Bay Rays 9-5 to take two of three in a series of potential playoff opponents.
Fullback Andrew Beck fumbled a kickoff and then broke five tackles during an 85-yard return for a touchdown — one of several special teams gaffes by Jacksonville — and the Houston Texans stunned the Jaguars 37-17 Sunday to give coach DeMeco Ryans his first victory.
Jared Goff threw a tiebreaking 45-yard touchdown pass to Sam LaPorta early in the second quarter, sending the Detroit Lions to a 20-6 victory over the Atlanta Falcons.
Myles Garrett sacked quarterback Ryan Tannehill 3 1/2 times and fronted a Cleveland defense that limited Tennessee to 94 yards as the Browns rolled to a 27-3 win over the Titans.
Jackson Rutledge earned his first major league victory while combining with three relievers on a six-hitter, and the Washington Nationals defeated the Atlanta Braves 3-2 in the first game of a doubleheader.
The Buffalo Bills showed again they deserve to be among the NFL’s elite by routing the Washington Commanders 37-3.
A judge has dismissed a murder charge against a Georgia man who spent more than 20 years in prison, ending a decadeslong legal fight to exonerate him.
Sir Ben Ainslie and Emirates Great Britain earned their second straight SailGP regatta win in Taranto, Italy, and the United States finished third a day after flight controller Hans Henken was knocked unconscious when the squad’s 50-foot catamaran crashed hard off its foils in strong wind.
Andrés Perea scored in the 2nd minute, teenager Julián Fernández netted his first career goal and NYCFC eliminated Toronto FC from playoff contention with a 3-0 victory.