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KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Persistence paid off for a retired Tennessee banker who won the weekend's Hemingway Look-Alike Contest on his eighth try.

 Joe Maxey, 68, of Cedar Hill, triumphed during the three-round contest that concluded Saturday night at Key...Read more

SALEM, Oregon (AP) — A new law in Oregon allows students to take "mental health days" just as they would sick days.

The teens behind the bill say it's meant to respond to a mental health crisis in schools. Gov. Kate Brown signed the measure into law...Read more

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (AP) — A female suicide bomber struck outside a hospital in Pakistan on Sunday as the wounded were being brought in from an earlier shooting against police, in a complex assault claimed by the Pakistani Taliban that killed a total of nine people...Read more

PARIS (AP) — Swedish teen climate change activist Greta Thunberg has received the first Freedom Prize awarded by France's Normandy region, which last month commemorated the 75th D-Day anniversary.

Thunberg, 16, received the award in Caen on Sunday,...Read more

OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — Not again.

That was the reaction of owner Gary West when the inquiry sign flashed after Maximum Security crossed the finish line first in the $1 million Haskell Invitational Saturday evening at hot and steamy Monmouth Park....Read more

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on protests in Hong Kong (all times local):

10:50 p.m.

Hong Kong police have thrown tear gas canisters at protesters after they refused to disperse.

Hundreds of thousands of people...Read more

NEW YORK (AP) — ESPN is making sure that its employees know there is not change in the network's policy to avoid talking about politics unless it intersects with sports after radio talk show host Dan Le Batard criticized President Donald Trump and his recent racist comments...Read more

LONDON (AP) — In an audio recording released Sunday, a British naval officer insists that a British-flagged oil tanker must be allowed to sail through the Strait of Hormuz as Iranian paramilitary forces demand that the vessel change course before commandeering it....Read more

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Li Na has broken new ground at the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

The 37-year-old former Chinese star on Saturday became the first Asian-born player to be inducted.

She was enshrined along with Mary Pierce...Read more

NEW YORK (AP) — As Bernie Sanders campaigns for the White House, he speaks occasionally about his Brooklyn childhood in a family beset by money worries.

But the Vermont senator largely avoids mention of the specific circumstances that framed his...Read more

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