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12-0 Cincy finds new coach to replace Kelly

A person familiar with the negotiations says Central Michigan football coach Butch Jones has agreed to a 5-year deal with Cincinnati.

Red Sox take aim at Adrian Gonzalez

The Red Sox are working hard to obtain Padres first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, according to major-league sources.

Britain gives checks the royal boot

LONDON – After more than three centuries, the humble check is set to become a historic relic after British banks voted to phase it out in favor of more modern payment methods.

Christian group launches new attack on Christmas commercialism

If it's December, then there must be frost in the air, gingerbread in the oven, and ...

Televangelist Oral Roberts dies

TULSA, Okla - Oral Roberts, the evangelist who rose from humble tent revivals to found a multimillion-dollar ministry and a university bearing his name, died Tuesday. He was 91.

Holmgren meets with Browns for a second day

Former Seattle and Green Bay coach Mike Holmgren is spending his second day meeting with the Cleveland Browns about running their football operations. A person familiar with the meetings told The Associated Press that Holmgren visited with the Brown

Big Ten plans statement on possible expansion

The Big Ten says it plans to make an announcement regarding the possibility of expanding the 11-team conference. Big Ten spokesman Scott Chipman said that a 3 p.m. announcement Tuesday regarding what he called "potential expansion" is planned.

50 million blinds recalled by government

WASHINGTON — The government and the window covering industry on Tuesday recalled more than 50 million Roman-style shades and roll-up blinds because of the risk children may be strangled by the cords.

Power Rankings: Bad break for Lakers

The Lakers lose their grip on No.