Trump nomination to lead State picks up support in SenateWASHINGTON (AP) ? Rex Tillerson, the former Exxon Mobil executive with close business ties to Russia, saw his prospects of becoming secretary of state brighten Sunday after gaining the support of two influential Republican senators who had wavered on the nomination.
Gambia's ex-leader made off with millions, luxury cars
BANJUL, Gambia (AP) ? Exiled Gambian ruler Yahya Jammeh stole millions of dollars in his final weeks in power, plundering the country's state coffers and shipping luxury vehicles by cargo plane, a special adviser for the new president said Sunday.
Oregon assistant football coach to be fired after DUI arrestEUGENE, Ore. (AP) ? The University of Oregon says the football co-offensive coordinator will be fired after his arrest on suspicion of driving under the influence, marking the latest problem for the team.
Current, former major leaguers die in Dominican crashes
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) ? Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura and former major leaguer Andy Marte died in separate traffic accidents early Sunday in their native Dominican Republic.
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Deadly storms kill 15, trigger tornado threat across U.S. South
(Reuters) - A dangerous weekend weather system has killed at least 15 people in the U.S. South, with Georgia officials on Sunday reporting that 11 had died in severe weather still threatening the region. Georgia Governor Nathan Deal declared an emergency for seven counties in the south-central part of the state, warning that dangerous conditions persisted and could reach north to the Atlanta area. The system had also injured 23 people in southern Georgia, the Georgia Emergency Management Agency said.
More tornadoes ahead as death toll reach 15 in southeast US
ADEL, Georgia (AP) ? Deadly weather in the Southeast killed 15 people and injured dozens more, authorities said Sunday, as residents along the Georgia-Florida line braced for more intense, fast-moving storms ? including unusually strong "long track" twisters.
Royals' Ventura killed in car crash in Dominican Republic
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) ? Yordano Ventura quit school as a teenager so he could begin working a construction job to help his family make ends meet, laboring day after day in the hot sun of the Dominican Republic.
Neon piece of rock 'n' roll history going up for auction
A bright neon piece of rock 'n' roll history is going up for auction ? a marquee from the legendary Los Angeles club, Whisky a Go Go. The 13-foot sign, with letters alight in bright pink, adorned the West ...
OPEC, allies says production cuts ahead of schedule
VIENNA (AP) ? OPEC and key non-OPEC oil producers are near their target of taking 1.8 million barrels of crude a day off global markets less than two months after agreeing to do so in efforts to push up the price of crude, Russia's energy minister said Sunday.