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Red Sox finish off Astros in 5 games, head to World Series

MLB Postseason

HOUSTON — David Price put his postseason woes behind him, pitching the Boston Red Sox back into another World Series with a 4-1 victory over the defending champion Houston Astros on Thursday night.

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Hinostroza helps Coyotes beat Blackhawks 4-1

NHL

CHICAGO — The handful of former Chicago Blackhawks who play for the Arizona Coyotes were excited to see Corey Crawford back on the ice after an extended absence.

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StarKist admits fixing tuna prices, faces $100 million fine

SAN FRANCISCO — StarKist Co. agreed to plead guilty to a felony price fixing charge as part of a broad collusion investigation of the canned tuna industry, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Thursday.

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Fragile trees, shrubs need help getting through winter

Winterizing fragile trees and shrubs is a simple and prudent exercise in landscape management. Mulching and watering before the ground freezes up can save you a bundle of time and money.

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Little things matter when preparing vacation rental

If you’re thinking of listing your home as a vacation rental, have a listen to what travelers say makes a space inviting and welcoming, and what’s a turnoff.

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Police find stolen Krispy Kreme van, share doughnut with homeless

It was a lucky day for some Florida police officers who recovered a stolen van filled with Krispy Kreme doughnuts.

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Leaving no stone unturned for painted rocks

A little over a year ago, my twin sister and I celebrated our birthday with a hike, and it was so much fun we vowed to spend time outdoors together every month for the following year.

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Watch: Motorists stunned as metal balls roll down Seattle street

Authorities in Seattle temporarily closed a street after motorists were stunned by dozens of large metal balls that spilled out of a truck and cascaded down the street, damaging several cars.

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‘Call my lawyer,’ says sweater seized with stolen sneakers

A Virginia store has had 20 right-foot shoes stolen over the course of three break-ins this year.

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Pressure turns to Mexico as migrant caravan heads for border

GUATEMALA CITY — As some 3,000 Hondurans made their way through Guatemala, attention turned to Mexico, after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened Thursday to close the U.S.-Mexico border if authorities there fail to stop them — a nearly unthinkable move that would disrupt hundreds of thousands of legal freight, vehicle and pedestrian crossings each day.

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Man who fell into Arizona mine in good condition

AGUILA, Ariz. — A hospital spokeswoman says a man who fell into an old abandoned mine shaft in Arizona is in good condition awaiting surgery for two broken legs.

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Benintendi, Red Sox hold off Astros 8-6 for 3-1 ALCS lead

MLB Postseason

HOUSTON — Left fielder Andrew Benintendi made a diving catch with the bases loaded for the final out, and the Boston Red Sox held off the Houston Astros 8-6 on Wednesday night to take a 3-1 lead in the AL Championship Series.

Federal prosecutors open clergy abuse probe in Pennsylvania

Federal prosecutors have opened an investigation of child sexual abuse by Roman Catholic priests in Pennsylvania, using subpoenas to demand secret files and testimony from high-ranking leaders in what victims’ advocates say is the first such probe ever launched by the U.S. Justice Department.

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Suns sign G Jamal Crawford to 1-year contract

NBA

PHOENIX — The Phoenix Suns have officially announced the signing of veteran guard Jamal Crawford.

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Arizona tribe lifts evacuation notice 2 weeks after storm

SELLS, Ariz. — A Native American tribe in southern Arizona has finally lifted an evacuation notice two weeks after heavy rainfall threatened a 22-foot-high earthen dam and forced some people to leave their homes.

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Puppeteer who played Big Bird on 'Sesame Street' retiring

WOODSTOCK, Conn. — The puppeteer who has played Big Bird on "Sesame Street" is retiring after nearly 50 years on the show.

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Student gunman kills 19, wounds 50 at school in Crimea

MOSCOW — An 18-year student strode into his vocational school in Crimea, a hoodie covering his blond hair, then pulled out a shotgun and opened fire on Wednesday, killing 19 students and wounding more than 50 others before killing himself.

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Nobel Prize winner honored with dedicated campus bike rack

The University of Missouri is honoring its Nobel Prize-winning scientist with an unusual accolade: a dedicated bicycle rack slot.

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Doggy bag: Beagle intercepts roast pig at Atlanta airport

A passenger traveling from Ecuador was relieved of leftovers when an intrepid beagle found a roasted pig’s head in baggage at the world’s busiest airport.

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Nacho Cheese or Cool Ranch? Doritos lure rogue pig back home

Deputies in California have used Doritos to lure a pig “the size of a mini horse” back home.

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Trump criticizes rush to condemn Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump Tuesday criticized rapidly mounting global condemnation of Saudi Arabia over the mystery of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi, warning of a rush to judgment and echoing the Saudis' request for patience.

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California winds easing, wildfire risk narrowing

LOS ANGELES — California remained on guard Tuesday, but gusty winds that raised the threat of wildfires were decreasing in strength and becoming less widespread a day after knocking out power to thousands and forcing utilities to proactively cut electricity to prevent sparks.

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Sheriff: Missing Wisconsin teenager in danger, not a runaway

Police say a girl resembling a missing, endangered Wisconsin teen has been spotted at a gas station in Florida.

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Border agent abuse hard to pin down

Immigrants face hurdles to prove claims

Within hours of being booked at a Border Patrol station in far West Texas, two teenage sisters from Guatemala came forward to allege that an agent conducted an improper strip search.

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Tucson bicyclist killed; woman faces murder charge

A woman is facing felony charges for second-degree murder and endangerment in a hit-and-run crash that killed a bicyclist in Tucson last week.

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Global warming could produce costlier beer

A new study says global warming may leave people crying in their costlier beer. The study published in Monday's journal, Nature Plants, says bouts of extreme heat waves and drought will hurt production of barley, a key ingredient of beer.

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Father, son plead guilty to $27M health care scam

A father and son from California have pleaded guilty for their roles in a scheme that defrauded more than $27 million from Affordable Care Act programs in at least 12 states including Arizona.

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Q&A: What shoppers need to know about Sears' bankruptcy

Prescott location remaining open at this time

Sears, once the nation's largest retailer, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Monday, hurt by falling sales and its massive debt. The owner of Sears and Kmart stores says it will continue to operate through the bankruptcy.

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Woman arrested after man fatally run over by car in Phoenix

A woman is in custody after a car crash in Phoenix that killed a man in a gas station's parking lot.

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2 who died in crash of small plane into a Payson home ID'd

Authorities have identified a pilot and his female passenger who died in the crash of a small plane into a home in north-central Arizona.

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Authorities investigating deaths of 2 wild horses in Arizona, $2,000 reward offered

Authorities are investigating the deaths of two wild horses in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest in northern Arizona.

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Suspects use ATV to steal Arizona ATM

Authorities in northwestern Arizona are seeking three male suspects who used an all-terrain vehicle to steal an ATM from a business in Fort Mohave.

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Roundup: Patriots, Brady top Chiefs for wild 43-40 win

NFL

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Tom Brady needed everything he had to fend off Patrick Mahomes — including his legs.

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Price, Red Sox bounce back to tie ALCS 1-1

MLB Playoffs

BOSTON — David Price went home a winner in a postseason start for the first time in his career. That, he insisted, is all he ever cared about.

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Preview: Rookie Buehler looks to eat innings for Dodgers

MLB Postseason

LOS ANGELES — Dodgers manager Dave Roberts came into the postseason willing to let his starters go deeper into games.

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Marc Leishman rolls to victory at CIMB Classic in Malaysia

Golf

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Marc Leishman won the CIMB Classic by five strokes Sunday, closing with a 7-under 65 to match Justin Thomas’ 2015 tournament record of 26-under 262.

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Ex-Phoenix mayor robbed outside restaurant

PHOENIX — Police in Phoenix are searching for a man who robbed former city mayor Greg Stanton outside a restaurant.

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Pilot dies after small plane crashes into a home in Payson

PAYSON, Ariz. — Authorities say a pilot is dead after a small plane crashed into a home in Payson.

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Man accused of robbing Wichita bank he robbed 7 years ago

A man suspected of robbing a Wichita bank earlier this week spent time in federal prison after pleading guilty to robbing the same bank seven years ago.

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30-hour coffin stays rewarded with cash, Six Flags passes

Dying to win a little cash and a free pass to Six Flags New England? All you need to do is spend 30 hours in a coffin.

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Trump says climate change not a hoax, not sure of its source

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is backing off his claim that climate change is a hoax but says he doesn't know if it's manmade and suggests that the climate will "change back again."

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Saturday Roundup: No. 5 Notre Dame beats Pittsburgh 19-14

College Football

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Ian Book threw a 35-yard touchdown pass to Miles Boykin with 5:43 remaining and Notre Dame remained unbeaten.

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Tex Winter, innovative basketball coach, dead at 96

MANHATTAN, Kan. — Tex Winter, the innovative “Triangle Offense” pioneer who assisted Phil Jackson on NBA championship teams with the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers, has died. He was 96.

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President Trump to be in Arizona for Mesa rally Friday night

President Donald Trump is scheduled to be in Arizona next week for a rally in Mesa. The stop is part of three-state Western swing on his national midterm campaign tour through.

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Jim Taylor, fierce fullback for mighty Packers, dies at 83

NFL

Jim Taylor, the ferocious Hall of Fame fullback who embodied the Green Bay Packers' unstoppable ground game during the Vince Lombardi era and helped the team win four NFL titles and the first Super Bowl, died Saturday. He was 83.

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Battles over safe Ebola burials complicate work in Congo

BENI, Congo — A runaway hearse carrying an Ebola victim has become the latest example of sometimes violent community resistance complicating efforts to contain a Congo outbreak — and causing a worrying new rise in cases.

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Searches intensify after body is found in Michael’s wake

MEXICO BEACH, Fla. — Rescuers intensified efforts Saturday to find survivors who might be trapped amid the ruins of a small Florida Panhandle community nearly obliterated by Hurricane Michael, where one body has already been recovered, tempers are flaring, and power could be out for weeks.

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Watch: Defendant lunges for officer's gun in courtroom

In a scuffle caught on courtroom video in Oregon, a defendant identified as 27-year-old Scott Lemmon stands up and lunges for a gun worn by a police officer sitting at the counsel table nearby. Courthouse deputies tackled Lemmon to the floor.

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Florida school bus takes a swim

A Florida school bus plowed through a fence and into a backyard pool Friday morning after a collision, but no one on board was hurt. (Oct. 12)

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