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Blue Jays activate RHP Sanchez off 10-day DL

TORONTO (AP) -- Blue Jays right-hander Aaron Sanchez has been activated off the 10-day disabled list and will start Sunday game's against the Tampa Bay Rays. Sanchez (0-1, 4.38 ERA) has not pitched since April 14 because of a blister on his middle finger. While on the DL, he underwent a procedure to remove part of his fingernail.

North Dakota may join states that allow otter trapping

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- North Dakota could become the latest state to allow the killing of North American river otters, an animal that was once nearly wiped out in parts of the U.S. by unregulated harvests. Experts say the otter population is thriving -- thanks in part to managed harvests -- but animal welfare groups worry the expansion of trapping in the U.S. and Canada in recent decades isn't sustainable.

The ins and outs of how some teams handled 2017 NFL draft

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- With 253 selections over three days, and a couple hundred thousand people on hand, the NFL draft seems as complex an operation as exists. Don't believe it, at least not for the teams. All the hard work had been done in the previous months. This weekend, the objective was very simple: improve. Filling holes while building a foundation is essential.

Report: Swiss man held in German was spying on tax officials

BERLIN (AP) -- Germany's Welt newspaper reports that a Swiss man arrested for espionage Friday in Frankfurt may have been spying on German tax officials. German prosecutors said the 54-year-old man, identified only as Daniel M. because of German privacy rules, was "suspected of working for the intelligence agency of a foreign power since the start of 2012," but declined to say which country was allegedly involved.

Macron's startup-style campaign upends French expectations

POITIERS, France (AP) -- Whether or not Emmanuel Macron wins the French presidency in next Sunday's runoff, he has already accomplished the unthinkable. That's thanks to an unorthodox, American-style grassroots campaign, which has harvested ideas from the left and the right, tossed them with a dose of startup culture and business school acumen and produced a political phenomenon.

Cedar Point, Knott's Berry Farm adds metal detectors

SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) -- Amusement park visitors to the "Roller Coaster Capital of the World" can expect slightly longer wait times to pass through new metal detectors. The parent firm of Cedar Point added another level of security to all of its parks. Cedar Point spokesman Tony Clark says the process for passing through metal detectors should go quickly. Cedar Point will open Saturday with a newly expanded water park called Cedar Point Shores.

May brushes off EU calls to settle Brexit divorce bill first

LONDON (AP) -- Britain's prime minister has brushed off calls for her country to settle its "divorce bill" from the European Union before beginning trade talks, saying she was confident she could secure a good Brexit deal. Theresa May was speaking a day after 27 EU leaders formally backed the bloc's Brexit negotiating guidelines.

Bottas beats Vettel for 1st F1 win in Russia

SOCHI, Russia (AP) -- Valtteri Bottas claimed his first Formula One win on Sunday after holding off a late charge from Sebastian Vettel in the Russian Grand Prix. Mercedes driver Bottas, who started third but slipstreamed into the lead off the start, finished 0.6 seconds ahead of Ferrari's Vettel. Kimi Raikkonen took third in the second Ferrari, 10.3 seconds further back.

The Latest: Authorities believe 5 killed in Texas tornadoes

CANTON, Texas (AP) -- The Latest on severe weather in Texas (all times local): 8:45 a.m. At least three tornadoes have slammed several small towns in East Texas east of Dallas, and authorities believe as many as five people are dead and dozens injured, though they're still assessing the situation. Canton Fire Department Capt.

Candidates invoke Trump's name, God in Alabama Senate race

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- Seated beneath the Ten Commandments plaque that first made him a conservative icon in the culture wars, U.S. Senate candidate and former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore invokes President Donald Trump's campaign slogan -- but with his own twist. "I support President Trump's agenda of making America great again.

Iranian filmmaker imprisoned over his work released early

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- An award-winning Iranian filmmaker imprisoned over his work has been released after serving about five months of his yearlong sentence, though he doesn't know whether he'll make movies again in the Islamic Republic. Keywan Karimi told The Associated Press on Sunday that he credited international pressure for his early release, as well as escaping the 223 lashes that were part of his sentence.

Buffalo Bills fire general manager Whaley 1 day after draft

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) -- The Buffalo Bills have fired general manager Doug Whaley one day after the end of the NFL draft, a move that further solidifies rookie head coach Sean McDermott's control over the team. Team owner Terry Pegula said Sunday he and his wife, Kim, reached the decision after a lengthy review of the team.

The Latest: Trump: We can't let NKorea build better missiles

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- The Latest on North Korea test-firing a missile (all times local): 10:30 p.m. President Donald Trump calls North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un "a pretty smart cookie" for being able to hold onto power after taking over the reclusive Asian nation at a young age. Trump tells CBS' "Face the Nation" television show on Sunday that "people are saying, 'Is he sane?' I have no idea.

Trump's UN envoy often off-message, seems in his good graces

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Nikki Haley didn't wait to take office as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations to break with the Trump administration's foreign policy stances. At her Senate confirmation hearing, Haley bluntly accused Russia of being complicit of war crimes in Syria -- going against the president-elect's talk of warmer relations with Moscow. Three months later, she remains boldly off-message.

Is this the future of college: Online classes, but no degree

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Connor Mitchell's university classes take place online, he doesn't have any exams and he studies in a different country every year. Is he looking into the future or taking a gamble? With college costs rising steadily and with more courses available online for free, some observers are beginning to question the need for a traditional college education that may include lectures on Greek philosophy but burden students with massive debt.