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Demonstrators sit in front of a police water cannon on the Champs-Elysees avenue, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018 in Paris. Paris police say 85 people have been detained in Paris on the fifth straight weekend of protests by the "yellow vests" movement, where thousands of people converged in the French capital. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)
The Latest: French police clear Champs-Elysees of protestersFrench police have pushed protesters off the Champs-Elysees in Paris with tear gas and water cannon, and re-opened the French capital's famed avenue to traffic
The Associated Press21 minutes ago
FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2016, file photo, helicopters fight the Soberanes Fire west of Cachagua, Calif. When a fire burned across Big Sur two years ago and threatened hundreds of homes scattered on the scenic hills, firefighters responded with overwhelming force, attacking flames from the air and ground. The so-called Soberanes Fire burned its way into the record books as the most expensive wildland firefight in U.S. history in what a new report calls "an extreme example of excessive, unaccountable, budget-busting suppression spending that is causing a fiscal crisis in the U.S. Forest Service." (Vern Fisher/The Monterey County Herald via AP, File)
Report rips expensive decisions in California wildfire fightA new report criticizes decisions made to stop a 2016 fire in California's Big Sur area that became the costliest wildfire fight in U.S. history
The Associated Press23 minutes ago
File- This Oct. 28, 2018, shows Boston Red Sox owner John Henry, partially hidden at left, and chairman Tom Werner holding the championship trophy beside manager Alex Cora, right, after Game 5 of baseball's World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Los Angeles. The World Series champion Red Sox owe $11.95 million in luxury tax for having baseball's top payroll, according to final calculations by the commissioner's office obtained by The Associated Press. The only other team that owes is the Washington Nationals, who must pay $2.39 million.  (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
APNewsBreak: Champion Red Sox owe nearly $12M in luxury taxAPNewsBreak: Champion Red Sox owe nearly $12 million in luxury tax for having baseball's top payroll
The Associated Press27 minutes ago
FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2018, file photo, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz (11) and quarterback Nick Foles (9) throw before an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts, in Philadelphia.   Carson Wentz's back injury will likely give Nick Foles another opportunity. Eagles coach Doug Pederson said Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, that Wentz does not require surgery for a stress fracture in his back and the injury could take up to three months to heal. The quarterback is listed as "questionable" for Sunday night's game against the Rams in Los Angeles and is scheduled to travel with the team. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
Eagles' Wentz out for Sunday with stress fracture in backCarson Wentz's back injury will sideline him for Sunday's game at the Los Angeles Rams.With the Eagles' No. 1 quarterback out, Nick Foles gets another opportunity to rescue the team he led to a Super Bowl victory last season
The Associated Press27 minutes ago
FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Indians' Yonder Alonso hits a two-run single against the Chicago White Sox during the third inning of a baseball game in Chicago. A person familiar with the deal says the White Sox have acquired first baseman Yonder Alonso in a trade with the Indians. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
Indians send 1B Alonso to White Sox for outfielder Alex CallIndians' offseason makeover keeps going with trade of 1st baseman Yonder Alonso to White Sox
The Associated Press32 minutes ago
Tottenham Hotspur's Christian Eriksen celebrates after scoring his side opening goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Burnley at Wembley stadium in London, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Man City back on top of EPL after win; Eriksen saves SpursGabriel Jesus scored twice as Manchester City went back to the top of the EPL with a 3-1 home win over Everton
The Associated Press43 minutes ago
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, second right, crosses himself with the new head of Ukrainian Orthodox church Metropolitan Epiphanius, right, during a closed-door synod of three Ukrainian Orthodox churches to approve the charter for a unified church and to elect leadership in the St. Sophia Cathedral in Kiev, Ukraine, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. Ukrainian Orthodox leaders say they have approved the creation of a unified church independent of the Moscow Patriarchate and elected a leader to head the new church. The leader of the new autocephalous Ukrainian Orthodox Church will be Metropolitan Epiphanius, a 39-year-old bishop from the Kiev Patriarchate. (Mikhail Palinchak, Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Pool Photo via AP)
Ukraine Orthodox leaders approve break with Russian churchUkrainian Orthodox leaders on Saturday approved the creation of a unified church independent of the Moscow Patriarchate and elected a leader to head the new church, officials said
The Associated Press46 minutes ago
FILE - In this April 19, 2018 file photo, State District Court Judge Ralph Strother leaves his courtroom at the McLennan County Courthouse in Waco, Texas. Judge Strother who accepted a plea deal allowing a former Baylor University student accused of rape to avoid jail time holds three degrees from Baylor. The District Attorney overseeing the case holds two Baylor degrees. The prosecutor who proposed the plea agreement graduated from Baylor law school. (Rod Aydelotte/Waco Tribune-Herald via AP File)
Baylor ties pervade rape case that sparked uproarLocal leaders say plea deal allowing former Baylor student to serve no jail times highlights outsized influence alumni play in shaping local criminal justice system
The Associated Press46 minutes ago
Russian Orthodox Church activists stand in front of Ukraine hotel in a picket to protest the church meeting in Kiev, in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. Thousands of people have gathered outside a Kiev cathedral to witness the birth of a new Ukrainian Orthodox Church as tensions between Ukraine and Russia continue to drive the two farther apart. (AP Photo/Dmitry Serebryakov)
The Latest: Ukraine Orthodox OKs break with Russian churchUkrainian Orthodox leaders say they have approved the creation of a unified church independent of the Moscow Patriarchate and elected a leader to head the new church
The Associated Press1 hour ago
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