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Army Corps Will Not Grant Easement for Dakota Access Pipeline Crossing

(MANDAN, N.D.) -- The Department of the Army will not approve an easement that would allow the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline to cross under Lake Oahe in North Dakota, the Army's Assistant Secretary for Civil Works announced Sunday in a statement . The Army claimed in a statement that Assistant Secretary Jo-Ellen Darcy based her decision on a need to explore "alternate routes for the Dakota Access Pipeline crossing.

Teen used app to share plan for grandfather's hatchet death

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina authorities say a teenager charged with killing his grandfather with a hatchet discussed the crime in advance with a still-unidentified person on a cellphone communications app. The Fayetteville Observer reported (http://bit.ly/2gVO9Bl ) that according to a detective's affidavit for a search warrant the teen discussed his forming plans before attacking 63-year-old Joseph Emmett Naulty in August.

Mark Wahlberg's foundation presents youth drug summit

LOWELL, Mass. (AP) -- Actor Mark Wahlberg's foundation is hosting a conference this week aimed at keeping teenagers off addictive drugs. More than 4,500 middle and high school-age students are expected at the Tsongas Arena in Lowell on Tuesday for the Massachusetts Youth Summit on Opioid Awareness. The Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation is presenting the event.

Wyoming police to dole out donated money for good deeds

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) -- A good deed could turn into a $50 tip from Jackson law enforcement officials who will dole out donated money ahead of the holidays. The Jackson Hole News and Guide reports (http://bit.ly/2h35w1O) that Teton County Sheriff Jim Whalen says anonymous donors have contributed enough for deputies, officers and troopers to give $50 to $100 gifts.

Berry's 2 picks carry Chiefs to 29-28 win over Falcons

ATLANTA (AP) -- Eric Berry returned an interception for a touchdown, and then brought back another pick for a 2-point conversion that gave the Kansas City Chiefs an improbable 29-28 victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday. The Falcons, rallying from a 27-16 deficit, went ahead 28-27 on Matt Ryan's 5-yard touchdown pass to Aldrick Robinson with 4:32 remaining. Atlanta decided to go for 2, looking to stretch the margin to a field goal.

Brady breaks QB wins record, Patriots beat Rams 26-10

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- Tom Brady became the NFL's career leader in victories by a quarterback, earning his 201st by throwing for 269 yards and a touchdown to lead the New England Patriots past the struggling Los Angeles Rams 26-10 on Sunday. Brady, who was 33 of 46, had tied Peyton Manning last week in a win over the New York Jets.

'Last Tango in Paris' rape scene revelation sparks outrage

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- "Last Tango in Paris" is making headlines again 44 years after the controversial film came out. A recently unearthed video interview with Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci from 2013 has renewed interest, and outrage, over what happened to actress Maria Schneider on set during the infamous butter rape scene.

Roby's Pick 6 helps Broncos beat Jaguars 20-10

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Bradley Roby returned an interception 51 yards for a touchdown, helping the Denver Broncos beat the mistake-prone Jacksonville Jaguars 20-10 on Sunday and gain ground in the AFC playoff picture. Roby picked off Blake Bortles' wobbler across the middle in the third quarter and went untouched the other way. Star linebacker Von Miller hit Bortles as he released the ball.

Former tenant: Oakland warehouse was unsafe makeshift space

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Shelley Mack, a one-time tenant of the converted warehouse dubbed the "Ghost Ship," found the rental in an ad on Facebook. She paid about $700 a month in rent, along with a security deposit of the same amount and a one-time contribution of about $700 to a fund meant to go toward improvements. She said none were ever made. It was often freezing cold in the building.

No conference title? No problem. It's happened before

Ohio State didn't win the Big Ten, but the Buckeyes will play for a much bigger prize. Their national title hopes are still very much intact. That's rare, but not unprecedented. Ranked second by the AP and third by the playoff committee, the Buckeyes will take on Clemson in a national semifinal . Ohio State is the first team in the playoff's three-year history to be included despite failing to win its conference.

What's Next for Cuba Following the Death of Fidel Castro

(HAVANA) -- With the death of Fidel Castro, the father of the Cuban revolution, many questions hang over the future of Cuba. President Raul Castro, Fidel's 85-year-old brother, has been leading the country since 2008 when Fidel stepped down. With the assistance of the Vatican and Canada, Raul Castro and President Obama announced negotiations toward thawing relations between the U.S. and Cuba in 2014.

Williams helps No. 3 North Carolina beats Radford 95-50

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- Sophomore Kenny Williams III had 14 of his career-high 19 points in the opening five minutes and No. 3 North Carolina routed Radford 95-50 on Sunday. The Tar Heels (8-1) were coming off a loss at No. 13 Indiana in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. They had no trouble in this one, though they lost point guard Joel Berry II to a sprained left ankle early in the second half.

Death toll hits 30 in inferno at art studio 'horror house'

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- The death toll from a fire that tore through a warehouse hosting a late-night dance party jumped to 30 on Sunday as firefighters painstakingly combed through rubble for others believed to still be missing. Only a fraction of the charred remains of the partly collapsed structure had been searched, and crews clearing debris were expected to find more bodies as they advanced, Alameda County Sheriff's Sgt. Ray Kelly said.

Basketball player at SC college hit by fleeing motorist

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- A member of a small, South Carolina college's basketball team is dead after being hit by a vehicle along a rural road. Richland County Coroner Gary Watts said 22-year-old Rashee Jamal Hodges of Smoaks died early Sunday. Hodges was standing on the side of a two-lane roadway near Hopkins when he was struck. He died from traumatic injuries.

Birdies and blunders, but a healthy week for Tiger Woods

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) -- Tiger Woods finished his first tournament in just over 15 months, and it showed Sunday in the Hero World Challenge. His fourth straight round brought out signs of fatigue and focus. One day after Woods made a brief run up the leaderboard, he made three double bogeys and closed with a 4-over 76, the highest score of the tournament. He led the field in birdies with 24.

Southern California meets Penn State in 103rd Rose Bowl

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) -- Southern California will face Big Ten champion Penn State in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 2. The 103rd edition of the Granddaddy of Them All matches two venerable football programs that have emerged from bad times since their last trip to this postseason showcase eight years ago. USC (9-3) will meet Penn State (11-2) in a rematch of the 2009 Rose Bowl, won 38-24 by the Trojans.

Trump expands list of candidates to head State Dep't

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President-elect Donald Trump is expanding his pool of candidates for secretary of state, leaving unclear whether former CIA Director David Petraeus' guilty plea for leaking classified information disqualifies him to serve as the nation's top diplomat. "There's not a finite list of candidates" for secretary of state, Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway told reporters on Sunday. "More than four.

AP EXPLAINS: How Trump plans to punish firms that leave US

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President-elect Donald Trump threatened in a series of early-morning tweets Sunday to punish American companies that move plants and jobs to other countries. The proposal -- along with Trump's negotiation to get appliance maker Carrier to keep 800 jobs from going to Mexico -- suggests the incoming president will put unprecedented pressure on U.S. companies to keep jobs in the United States.

Late errors prove costly for Man United, Liverpool

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) -- Individual errors proved costly for Liverpool and Manchester United on a day of late goals and incredible comebacks in English soccer on Sunday. Liverpool conceded three goals in the final 20 minutes to lose 4-3 at Bournemouth in the Premier League. The collapse was sealed when Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius fumbled a shot in the third minute of injury time, gifting Nathan Ake the chance to grab the winner.