Column: 42-1, a line that lives in Las Vegas betting lore

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Before 42-1, there was 27-1. That was the number that popped into oddsmaker Jimmy Vaccaro’s head in early February 1990, though at the time it didn’t seem to matter....

Browns meet with Hunt, OBJ, tell them to watch behavior

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns owner Jimmy Haslam said the team has again told running back Kareem Hunt that he'd better behave. Hunt, who was suspended last season by the NFL for two phy...

Police: Boy, 2, fatally shoots self; mother charged

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A 2-year-old accidentally fatally shot himself inside a motel room, police in Alabama said. The child's mother, Dynesha Harris, 29, and a man, Tony Fowler, 25, ...

Union basically goes silent on labor negotiations

MIAMI (AP) — While union leaders acknowledged they are in talks with the league about a new labor agreement, they weren't interested in providing much more information about those negotiations. ...

Drinkers want fizz, low carbs, and Super Bowl ads reflect it

DETROIT (AP) — When Americans crack open a cold one during Sunday's Super Bowl, it might not be a traditional domestic beer. Sales of classic beers like Bud Light have been dropping ...

Lawsuit: Kansas Highway Patrol targets out-of-state drivers

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Highway Patrol has a practice of unlawfully targeting motorists based on their out-of-state license plates or Colorado travel plans, due to that state's legalization of...

Pest, drugs, guns discovered at Michigan-Canada crossings

DETROIT (AP) — Federal agents in Michigan discovered an invasive beetle when a college student entered the U.S. from Canada last year, the first time that the voracious khapra beetle has been detected...

Sheriff: Man stirs the pot by lighting joint in court

LEBANON, Tenn. (AP) — The rapper Afroman famously sang about how getting high on marijuana prevented him from going to court. A Tennessee man decided to combine the two when he lit a marijuana cigaret...

New Zealand announces Sept. 19 as date for general election

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Tuesday that New Zealand's general election will be held on Sept. 19. Ardern, who leads a liberal government, will ...

Under court review: A little marijuana, a life sentence

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A military veteran who was sent to prison for life after selling less than 1 gram (0.04 ounce) of marijuana to an undercover investigator should be allowed to pursue an appeal of th...

Browns' Hunt tells police he'd fail drug test during stop

CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns running back Kareem Hunt told a police officer he would have failed a drug test if he had been checked during a stop when he was ticketed for speeding and marijuana was found i...

Ratings up, future bright: NFL rebounds off troubled seasons

The most compelling drama in the NFL this season unfolded on the field, not off it. And any thought that the league was in jeopardy of losing its spot as America's favorite sport ha...

Progressive mayor Ted Terry exits Georgia's US Senate race

A young, progressive mayor of an Atlanta-area city on Sunday dropped out of the Democratic race to challenge Republican Sen. David Perdue in a contest that could dictate the fate of the Senate in 2020...

Browns' Kareem Hunt cited for speeding, marijuana in car

CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns running back Kareem Hunt was cited for a traffic violation and police say they found marijuana in his car. He was pulled over Tuesday afternoon in Rocky River...

Need a legal pot shop in California? Grab your smartphone

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Want to find a legal marijuana shop in California? Grab your smartphone. In another step to curb the state's flourishing illegal pot market, California regulators ...